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I just joined your group and am not sure if this is of any interest. My Douglas line to the Mayflower is (as another researcher put it, by occasional marriages!) I believe the Mother is just as important as the Father.

George C. Douglass b1870, Louisville, New York &  Anna Louise Janes

Samuel Douglass b abt. 1822, New York & Harriet Bancroft

Samuel Douglass b1783, New London, Ct. & Sally Crane

William Douglass b1753, New London Ct. & Lucretia Caulkins

William Douglas b1731, New London, Ct. & Mary Lucas

William Douglas b1708, New London, Ct. & Sarah Denison

George Denison b1671 D, New London, Ct. & Mary Wetherell

Daniel Wetherell b 1630 Kent, England & Grace Brewster

Jonathan Brewster b1593 Scrooby, Nottingham, England & Lucretia Oldham

William Brewster (Mayflower Anc.) b1565, Scrooby, Eng. & Mary Wentworth

I am a Mayflower Society member through Anna Louis Janes, wife of George Charles Douglass.

Anna Louise Janes anc, Jonathan Janes married Irene Bradford, Great-Granddaughter of William Bradford, Mayflower imm. and Governor of Plimouth.

I am looking forward to finding more about my Douglas ancestor in Scotland.



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Was your mother Eleanor Bancroft Douglass?  Her husband was someone named Richardson?

I like to fill in the blanks in my database.


Hi Ed;

I think I probably "spoke" with you many years ago. Yes, my Mom was Eleanor married to Thurman Richardson. I don't know if I can help but let me know what blanks you are looking for and I'll try to help.


Hi Bev,

Now I have you hooked into my database.  Enough details for now.  Yes, we have had communication from time to time.  Very useful.  Thanks.  Ed

Beverley sent me this some time ago:

From the Book THE MAYFLOWER AND THE PILGRIMS NEW WORLD by Nathaniel Philbrick.

The Mayflower returned to England April 5, 1621, made excellent time on return home, Jones & the Mayflower on second voyage went to France with a cargo of salt. The next two years the Mayflower lay idle and became a "rotting hulk". Her subsequent fate is unknown but she was probably broken up for scrap.


Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'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.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?

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