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Comment by Iona Douglas on November 28, 2021 at 2:26

The same Douglas -Willan in my family tree

Comment by William Douglas on November 27, 2021 at 11:29

Maria Coventry, Countess of Coventry (née Gunning; 1733 – 30 September 1760) was a famous Irish beauty and London society hostess during the reign of King George II. She died at a young age from lead and mercury poisoning, killed by the toxins used in her beauty regimen.
She is an ancestor of the Douglas-Willan family.

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