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Samuel Douglas, former plantation owner in Jamaica, died Charleston, SC, 1799, refers in his will to one of his Executors as, "Colonel John Douglas of one of the Bahamas Islands", and I wonder if anyone may have information on the Colonel. Samuel, the founder of the 'Douglas Free School' in Newton Stewart, Scotland, mentions in his will his first cousin, Sir William Douglas of Castle Douglas and his siblings, together with other relations. However, one of Sir William's siblings, John, is the only one not mentioned and I'm wondering if there may be a connection? Unfortunately, I have no information on John, other than he would have been born in the parish of Penninghame, Wigtownshire, Scotland, to John Douglas and Mary Heron, with his date of birth in the years1749 to 1759.
A long shot but any information would be appreciated.
Amongst the Names of Loyalist Settlers and Grants of Land Which They Received from the Bahamian Government:
1778 - 1783 DOUGLAS, John, 50 1/2 acres, Nassau, N. P.,
which does not take us very much further forward.
Connect also Matthew Price's comment of March 2011
Maybe not but it is a start. Thanks.
have you done the search in archives and history, genealogy , , I was searching James Douglas / son John Douglas and I came across this Colonel John ; so he's there in case you hadn't looked
Thanks, Jackie. I had a look at Col. John but he is too early at 1636-1778, providing I'm looking at the same man!
I think I came across 2 of them! just scroll until you see the dates
the one I've printed out because I have a James then a son John b 1708 I am printing off possibilities!
so did you see the John St Leger (of Baads) Douglas/ (F3931) one ?
it has Col John St Leger (of Baads) Douglas 1682-1783
I'm sure I saw another one too
Many thanks, Jackie, for taking the time to respond. All very interesting material for me to pursue. Much obliged.