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I consider the situation of Lt Colonel Edward Douglas quite fluid. My purpose is to reveal my latest thinking. I must hark back to Edward Douglas, Jr., who, at the age of eighteen received his inheritance of his father. We presume he returned to England with his sister, Elizabeth Willett, because his bond to protect her was so strong. Not only did Elizabeth's husband, John Willett, die in the prime of life but he left his plantation in tatters and with a heavy indebtedness. After a short…Continue
Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on January 1, 2018 at 16:53 — No Comments
Tabitha's father was Arthur Wise. Colonel George Douglas had two sons- Arthur and James. Tabitha's father was Arthur Wise. This explains how George named one son Arthur. George's second son was named James. This given name had to relate to the Douglas family. George left a will 9 Nov 1757 in Accomack County. Wife, two sons Arthur and James as well as daughters Anne, Margaret, Tabitha, Elizabeth, and Agnes are mentioned.
Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on January 1, 2018 at 16:16 — No Comments
Colonel George Douglas of Accomack County, Virginia, was born about 1695 in Scotland. I suggest his father was named James Douglas and his grandfather, George Douglas. His relationship to Lt Colonel Edward Douglas of Northampton County was at most a distant one. George Douglas was described by his descendant Colonel Cropper Jennings Wise "as a Scotsman of gentle birth of exceptional character and attainments". He was a lawyer of high regard, a member of the King's Counsel and a member of…Continue
Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on January 1, 2018 at 16:08 — No Comments