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I have always had a problem with my ancestor line. Notably John Douglas 1687-1767. everywhere I looked I was being told that he was the son of a William Douglas and Grishild(Grisel) McKeand. This William was either the 4th Earl of March or 4th of Mouswald. This John was born in Penninghame in 1699 and seems to be the John on the William timeline for the U.S ancestors. It always seemed incongruous to me that his grandson John 1715-1768 should purportedly die a pauper in Yorkshire (not sure on that yet). Having completed further research I have found John's parents and his paternal grandfather.
John Douglas 1715-1768 m.Alice Fisher 1712-1806 in Thornhill, Leeds Yorkshire.
Parents were John Douglass 1687-1767 in Ayr, Jonet Murdoch b. 1684. From parish records of his birth it also lists a John Douglass and Robert Murdoch as grandparents (as far as I can tell). So I think that is where I am now with my 8th, 9th and 10th Great-Grandfather