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I have been looking into John Black Douglas and his life and will be heading back to Rookwood cemetery in a few weeks with some of the Douglas descendants from his son Buchanan Douglas my Great Grandfather.
I am having trouble with Hugh Douglas' parents. I have Donald Douglas and Isobel McPherson and the Baptism document from Barony Church says Hugh is the 2nd child I cannot find the 1st Child and I have an Isobel McPherson and a Daniel Douglas having subsequent children in Barony Church, confusing...
I just can't find the absolute proof that this is his line.
Your Hugh was a naughty boy! One of my 'rogues and vagabonds'.
Hugh Douglas alias Sholto McPherson, age 37, could read and write, protestant, married with 2 male and 1 female children, native of Lanark, a house servant, weaver and groom, convicted for receiving stolen goods at Inverness Court of Justiciary on 5 Sep 1833, sentence 7 years, no former convictions, 5 feet 4 inches tall, ruddy complexion, grey hair and grey eyes, lost canine tooth left side upper jaw, slight scar right cheek, scar back of both wrists.
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?