"I wish I knew more. Just searching on the internet it states 'From the 12th to the 19th centuries the parish of Cockpen comprised the same area as the Barony of Dalhousie (a corruption of Dalwolsie).' And it also gives Dalhousie as…"
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daughter Anne Reid was born 13 March 1775 in Cockpen. OPR for Cockpen, Ref 676/11775. Ann lawful Daughter to John Reid and Jean Douglas his spouse was born atDalhousie the 13th
Is Dalhousie in Cockpen Parish? I…"
"You have a Jean Douglass 1748. I have Jean Douglass unknown birth date or place , but she would be about that age. She married John Reid, also no documents found yet, and their daughter Anne Reid was born 13 March 1775 in…"
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BIRTH 03 FEB 1816 • Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland
DEATH 25 AUG 1847 • Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
Willem V Lord Douglas van Drumlanrig 1469–1513 BIRTH ABT 1469 • Tantallon Castle, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland DEATH 9 SEPTEMBER 1513 • Battle of Flodden Field, Branxton, Northumberland, England 14th great-grandfather
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You have a Jean Douglass 1748. I have Jean Douglass unknown birth date or place , but she would be about that age. She married John Reid, also no documents found yet, and their daughter Anne Reid was born 13 March 1775 in Cockpen. OPR for Cockpen, Ref 676/1 1775. Ann lawful Daughter to John Reid and Jean Douglas his spouse was born at Dalhousie the 13th and baptised the 19the of March 1775 in presence of the Congregation. This gives her parents as John Reid and Jean Douglas. There is no record of John and Jean’s marriage. They also had sons named John (junior) and James.
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'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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