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"William - not sure if this message ever reached you. Is there any more background on the Douglases of Ulstoune"
Oct 9
James Izatt commented on James Izatt's blog post Cockpen Douglas and potential links to Edinburgh
"William I was having a brief look at some SRO documents and came across this one GD40/31/570 which I think also appears in the Douglas archives. Dated 1679 Contract for tack by Robert Earl of Lothian to John Douglas portioner in Newbattle as Tutor…"
Jun 7
James Izatt commented on James Izatt's blog post Cockpen Douglas and potential links to Edinburgh
"William I was having a brief look at some SRO documents and came across this one GD40/31/570 which I think also appears in the Douglas archives. Dated 1679 Contract for tack by Robert Earl of Lothian to John Douglas portioner in Newbattle as Tutor…"
Jun 7
Russell Lynn Drysdale left a comment for James Izatt
"James , the more wide ranging searches started once I hit the brick wall on my own lines , tried to put a ribbon on other puzzles I had....Pringle  happened to pop up in one . must be nice to be so close to your sources .  cheers…"
May 12
James Izatt commented on James Izatt's blog post Cockpen Douglas and potential links to Edinburgh
"William Thanks for that. And yes quite a lot of fraught debate based on DNA evidence. It seems that they have settled the Stichill claim but where that leaves the people who have been cut out!  Anyway I hope that the information re Richard D…"
May 6
William Douglas commented on James Izatt's blog post Cockpen Douglas and potential links to Edinburgh
"Very useful research, James.  Thank you. It is worth noting that there are rival claims as to Pringle genealogy. Whichever I use, there was always someone putting forward an opposing view, not always in a friendly fashion!"
May 6
Russell Lynn Drysdale left a comment for James Izatt
"Well done James."
May 4
James Izatt commented on James Izatt's blog post Cockpen Douglas and potential links to Edinburgh
"Note Sir George Lockhart Advocate  Mr Walter Pringle Advocate  Could be son of Alexander D  Married Pringle in previous Generation Mr John Eliot Ynr Advocate  Henry Wallace ? Advocate  Robert…"
Apr 24
James Izatt commented on James Izatt's blog post Cockpen Douglas and potential links to Edinburgh
"William One additional thing concerning another Douglas/Murray Marriage, and in fact a Douglas/Douglas marriage because a Richard Douglas Advocate in Edinburgh appears to be married twice and had issue This may help to inform some of the issues…"
Apr 24
James Izatt commented on James Izatt's blog post Cockpen Douglas and potential links to Edinburgh
"William   In the course of chasing up some minor issues – of which more below, I came across a reference to a Pittendreich after noting that there could be some confusion between two -places of that name in Moray and Midlothian. I seem…"
Apr 22
James Izatt commented on James Izatt's blog post Cockpen Douglas and potential links to Edinburgh
"William  Thanks for the reply. Not quite sure what to make of the Thomas reference but it appears at the same time as a John Douglas which might be 'my' John Douglas. There could even be something in the Ker archive. After all you…"
Apr 17
William Douglas commented on James Izatt's blog post Cockpen Douglas and potential links to Edinburgh
"I think that I may have had an email enquiry about Thomas Douglas Chamberlain to the Earl of Lothian  some years ago, but cannot turn it up now. So, lets call it new information!"
Apr 17
James Izatt commented on James Izatt's blog post Cockpen Douglas and potential links to Edinburgh
"William. I have not managed to find out much more about Magdalen Murray wife of Alexander apart from her burial record in Edinburgh 1708. My skills are not up to editing it but you can see as relict of Alexander D Writer It is a bit difficult to…"
Apr 16
James Izatt commented on James Izatt's blog post Cockpen Douglas and potential links to Edinburgh
"William I have manged to do a bit more work on this using the Gask Charters as a spine to give it some sort of timeline. You should be able to see the relationship between the Patrick/Magdalen Murray marriage and Thomas Murray of Glendoick _ I…"
Apr 8
James Izatt commented on James Izatt's blog post Cockpen Douglas and potential links to Edinburgh
"William Thank you for that. A bit later but as you say there could be a link and I will do a bit more research I may not have mentioned it before but Janet Douglas daughter of John in Cockpen had a daughter called Magdalen. It was quite far…"
Apr 7
William Douglas commented on James Izatt's blog post Cockpen Douglas and potential links to Edinburgh
"I don't think that these are 'your' Magdalen Murray, but I assume a connection somewhere. Source: Scots Brigade in the Netherlands 1645 June 5Contract between Magdalen Murray, relict of Mr Patrick Murray,commendator of Incheffray,…"
Apr 7

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Cockpen Douglas and potential links to Edinburgh

Posted on April 1, 2021 at 19:44 18 Comments

William

My apologies at having to sign in again but I was having difficulty with the old e mail address.

You will probably recall some time ago, a debate about the Douglas footprint in Cockpen and adjacent parishes,

My personal interest in this is in Newbattle but having returned to the subject recently I think that I may have some information  which may be of more general interest. From that comes some issues with the research I was doing…

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At 0:10 on May 12, 2021, Russell Lynn Drysdale said…

James , the more wide ranging searches started once I hit the brick wall on my own lines , tried to put a ribbon on other puzzles I had....Pringle  happened to pop up in one . must be nice to be so close to your sources . 

cheers ! 

Russell

At 18:27 on May 4, 2021, Russell Lynn Drysdale said…

Well done James.

 
 
 

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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.

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