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October 2017 Blog Posts (4)

Lt Col Edward Douglas

As my revisions are extensive I have decided to make use of a new blog post rather than edit an existing post.

Sir Thomas Dale was born in Surry County, England. We know this because when he was knighted June 19th 1606 by King James 1 at Richmond he was giving Sir Thomas' place of birth. At an early age he and his family moved to Middlesex Co. It is possible that his brother, Richard, and his sister, Isabella, were born in Middlesex County.

We do not know the exact date of…


Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 28, 2017 at 19:09 — 2 Comments

Edward Douglas of Accomack County, Virginia.

The given name of 'Edward' is rarely seen in 17th and 18th century Scotland. However, when I look at early America the given name 'Edward' is fairly common. I wonder if Edward Douglas of Accomack County is responsible for this. George Douglas, the emigrant, had a son named 'Edward'.

Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 28, 2017 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

William Willett grandson of Lt. Col Edward Douglas

On 28 May 1698 in Packet 1, Early Papers 1655-1722/23 is an obligation bond," whereby William Willett, Gent., and Hillary Stringer, Gent., bind themselves for 4000 lbs. pf good tobacco to Elizabeth MacAlob for her estate. She was one of the daughters of Conongh (Conough) MacAlob, dec.'d. wp 29 Jan. 1691/2 xvii-placed by the Court to William Willett until she reaches the age of 16 at which time the bond expires." William Willett was a blood relative of Elizabeth MacAlob. The MacAlob family…


Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 28, 2017 at 18:47 — No Comments

Who was Sarah Frances Douglas

William Crockford married Sarah Frances Douglas on 20th May 1812 by licence in the parish of St George, Hanover Square, London. He is registered as a bachelor and she as a spinster.

However, she was his second wife and he was previously married to Mary Lockwood, and by her had William (1799-); George (1802-69), Edward (1804-75); Mary Ann (1806-74) & Priscilla Eliza (1809-53).

Sarah Frances Douglas (1790-1865), 'a lady of refined manners and amiable…


Added by William Douglas on October 18, 2017 at 19:24 — No Comments

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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.

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