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Angela Louise Morton McGurk
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  • Northumberland
  • United Kingdom
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Morton - a Douglas sept

Though shrouded by the mists of time, the chronicles of Scotland reveal the early records of the Norman surname Morton which ranks as one of the oldest. The history of the name is interwoven within the colourful plaid of Scottish history and is an intrinsic part of the heritage of Scotland.See More
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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Morton Sept - Dumfriesshire, Lanarkshire and Ayrshire 1700 onwards to Northumberland in the 1850s.
Sandilands Sept, Ayrshire/Lanarkshire
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
John Morton, about 1700, Ayrshire
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Morton, Sandilands, Sandylands, Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Northumberland, Dumfriesshire

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Accept It; You're Loyal To Douglas

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 12:58 0 Comments

As stated previously, my maiden name was Morton and my great-grandfather (George Morton), and all the Mortons before him, were Scottish. Morton, being a sept or allied family of Douglas, has always given me a sense of belonging to Douglas. As I've been researching my family history, though, I've found ancestors from Auchterlonys to Youngs and a lot of things in between. There are at least 43 (possible) clans within the family history I've traced so far. It's a lot to digest. However, what…


English or Scottish? By Birth or Blood?

Posted on July 22, 2018 at 12:06 0 Comments

Mary F Stafford/Horn and Robert Morton, my grandparents. Robert was the son of George Morton and was the first Morton born in England in my line. George Morton was born in Dumfries-shire but his father had been born in Loudoun Ayrshire, as had many generations before. My research indicated he was descended from John Morton (1748) from Loudoun and Mary Sandylands (1751) there are several earlier John Mortons as well, but the Sandylands line is difficult to follow.

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