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I am looking for further information on my Douglass (as spelled by the father, James) or Douglas (as spelled by the children). I found James and Jane (Mill) living around Makerston, Roxburgshire, Scotland in the mid-1700s. I have no dates on James and the dates for this Jane would make her too young to be the two older children's mother so perhaps she was a second wife or it is a different Jane Mill.

They had 6 children Margaret (b. 1784 Lilliesleaf, Roxburgh, Scotland and died in 1866 in Caledonia, Queens co, Nova Scotia. She married George Middlemas in Scotland and they immigrated around 1817. The family is well documented); James (b. 1786 in Makerston, Roxburgshire, Scotland. I have his birth information listing parents but know nothing more about him); John (b. 1794 Eckford, Scotland and immigrated to Caledonia, Queens co, Nova Scotia. John is my 4g grandfather and I have lots of info on him); Agnes - I know nothing about her other than she is listed in the family bible and info regarding the family is in the Nova Scotia archives; Robert (a twin b. 1799 possibly in Edinburgh but baptized in Ancrum, Roxburhshire, Scotland. I understand he came to Canada but I am unable to confirm that he settled in Nova Scotia. There is a Robert listed as living not far from John and Margaret in Port George, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia but I need something that ties him to his siblings or to his parents), and Barbara (twin to Robert b.1799. I know nothing about her later life. It is possible that she married John Rose in Edinburgh but I was unable to confirm it is the correct Barbara). 

If you have any info regarding either James and Jane (parents) or siblings James, Agnes, Barbara or Robert, I would appreciate it. 

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'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

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