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William Douglas left a comment for Ben Berwick
"And digging deeper I find this, which is not directly linked (I think) to your family, but has other interesting Douglas connection in Yetholmhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/340576175228/user/100003955829010  W"
May 22
William Douglas left a comment for Ben Berwick
"Further to the generalities below, It may be that your Rachel was actually Martha at birth.  But I need to dig deeper. In the meantime, I have stumbled across this Facebook…"
May 22
Ben Berwick left a comment for William Douglas
"Thanks for the comment William! This is all fairly new to me, so anything that offers up another fascinating glimpse into my family tree is good to me! Thank you for the link to investigate too - I think it's what drew me to your site…"
May 22
William Douglas left a comment for Ben Berwick
"Welcome to our group, Ben. As you probably know, the Faas and Blythes were travelling families, based in Yetholm. The implication is that their families were often born elsewhere, when they went off in search of work, or to attend fairs where they…"
May 22
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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
I'm looking into the Faas and Blyths, who I believe overlap with the Douglas line.
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
There is a Rachel Douglas in my family tree, she was married to David Blythe, and died in 1850, in Yetholm.
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Faa, Blythe, Blyth
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http://www.meerkatmusings.co.uk

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At 19:38 on May 22, 2022, William Douglas said…

And digging deeper I find this, which is not directly linked (I think) to your family, but has other interesting Douglas connection in Yetholm
https://www.facebook.com/groups/340576175228/user/100003955829010 

W

At 11:01 on May 22, 2022, William Douglas said…

Further to the generalities below, It may be that your Rachel was actually Martha at birth.  But I need to dig deeper.

In the meantime, I have stumbled across this Facebook group;  https://www.facebook.com/groups/340576175228 
look for a post by Ainsley Douglas on 17th May.

W

At 10:36 on May 22, 2022, William Douglas said…

Welcome to our group, Ben.

As you probably know, the Faas and Blythes were travelling families, based in Yetholm.

The implication is that their families were often born elsewhere, when they went off in search of work, or to attend fairs where they carried out trade in livestock, etc.

There are indeed close links with the Douglases. See: http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/articles/gypsies.html

For some years, I had close links with travelling showman families when they provided fairground attractions at charity events I organised.  A wonderful, generous group of people.  But no Douglases.

Yours aye,

William

 
 
 

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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