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September 2015 Blog Posts (3)

Lt.. Col Edward Douglas

Sept 28, 2015

Lt. Col Edward Douglas was born in 1580. He deposed in Northampton County Court in the close of 1640 that he was 60 years of age. (Orders, Wills, Deeds, etc., 1 #1 1632-1640, page 218). Col Douglas died 2 Nov 1657. (Will, Northampton Co,Deeds, Wills, etc.,VII, #7,1655-161657 f 761. He wrote his will 15 October 1657. Colonel Douglas stated he was now in the home of his friend and cousin, Edmond Bowman of Accomack County.(Edmond Bowman had a daughter, Sarah who married Col…


Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on September 28, 2015 at 21:59 — 1 Comment

Was Janet Douglas a witch?

In 1677, one Janet Douglas, an apparently mute (the legends use the word "dumb") young serving girl arrived at the Pollok estate of Sir George Maxwell of Auldhouse (see painting), who had suddenly become seriously ill. She "miraculously" regained the power of speech, pointed the finger at five people, as well as a 14-year-old girl, accusing them of witchcraft, and therefore of being responsible for the Laird's sickness.




Added by William Douglas on September 9, 2015 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Douglas - the village

I have just come across an excellent collection of photographs of the village of Douglas, including this one. Is it the castle chapel?

Added by William Douglas on September 3, 2015 at 21:52 — 1 Comment

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Making conections

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.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?

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