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Wigton/Glasserton
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Hugh Douglas married to Helen Gray

Posted on July 4, 2013 at 22:24 3 Comments

My Gt-Gt-Grandfather was Hugh Douglas.  He was born in Glasserton, Wigton in 1814.  The family story goes that he was a piper at Culzean Castle.  This is probably correct as the person who told me (now deceased) gave me his name and the person he married but was unaware where he fitted into the picture as far as ancesters go.

 

I managed to trace the marriage entry from Register House, Edinburgh  Hugh Douglas and his wife, Helen Gray were married at Tarbolton, Ayrshire by the…

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At 12:11 on July 24, 2014, William Douglas said…

Bob has pointed out his own error: Charleston is in North Carolina, not South Carolina.

At 10:30 on February 10, 2014, Bob Henry said…

Helena,

I have it that William and Sarah (Kennedy) did indeed have at least two sons who went to America, where both died at Camden, South Carolina.  The first was James Kennedy Douglas, born c1780, died c1860, naturalised 14 May, 1804, at Charleston, S.C.  The other was William, born 18.09.1777, died 28.02.1810. Then there was their daughter, Margaret, born c1797, died 07.08.1821, at Camden. She married Charles Bullard, probably at Camden.

Their parents were William and Jean (McKie), and grandparents William and Sarah (McHarg).

Interesting you mentioning the possibility of Gilbert's parents being William and Mary (Wilson), and the possibility of a previous marriage to Isobel Kennedy.

I have a chart showing my understanding of this family which I shall be glad to forward to you via your own email address, if you care to forward that to me.

Regards meantime,

Bob.

  

 
 
 

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