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November 2015 Blog Posts (15)

Stringer Family

(James David Douglas-Of course you may make use of whatever I write on the Douglas family. (I am counting on you to find the connection in England. Not only did Mary Douglas return to England but Elizabeth Douglas, widow of John Willett, as well, returned to England.)

I shall continue with the Stringer connection.

Mary Stringer, Stephen Stringer, and Col John Stringer, were siblings. Lt Col William Andrews' first wife was Susannah -- Susannah and William Andrews had several…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on November 30, 2015 at 23:30 — No Comments

Lt Col Edward Douglas-Willett Family

Capt William Willett (2Elizabeth Willett, 1 Edward Douglas) was born 1670 in Northampton Co, Virginia and died 1739 in Northampton Co, Virginia. (Will of William Willett, Gent., written 18 Oct 1739, proved 11 Mar 1739, Wills and Inv. XXVI-R, 1773-1740, page 334, Northampton Co, Virginia) "to daughter, Elizabeth Goffigon, my 450 acre plantation where I now live, to grandson, Thomas Willett, the 400 acres whereon Francis Stokely now lives, to granddaughter, Mary Willett, to my three grandsons,…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on November 30, 2015 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Lt Col Edward Douglas

I just tried the Discussion category and lost it when I logged off. I am respondind to James David Douglas query. The given name of Edward convinces me Edward was born in England probably the Norfolk area. William Douglas and I are in agreement on the birth Country for Edward. For the will of John Martyne, Merchant See Abstracts of the Wills and Administrations of Northampton Co, Virginia, 1632-1802 by John Marshall pages 82 and 83. will written 16 June 1669, proved 29 Dec 1669. Mary Douglas…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on November 26, 2015 at 22:10 — 2 Comments

Pringles - a Douglas sept?

From time to time, I receive complaints that I should not be including the Pringles as a sept of the Douglases.

Whilst I like to leave the decision to others, I include the item as a reference.

Today, it is revealed that the problems facing the Pringles are deeper.

The village of Stichill lies in the historic territory of the Pringles, a notorious Riding family of Border Reivers. The Pringles of Stichill are a cadet branch of the Pringles of Smailholm. Robert Pringle of…

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Added by William Douglas on November 26, 2015 at 18:07 — 3 Comments

Lt Col Edward Douglas

Children of Lt Col Edward Douglas and Isabella Dale

1) Edward Douglas, Jr.

2) Sarah Douglas

3) Elizabeth Douglas

1)Edward Douglas, Jr.(1Edward Douglas) was born in 1643 in Northampton Co, Virginia, and died prior to 1664 in Northampton Co, Virginia. Edward Douglas, Jr. never married. In 1661 he secured a patent for 3700 acres, representing the acreage his father held at the time of his death. (See Ralph Whitelaw, page 98, "Virginia's Eastern Shore".) Edward was…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on November 23, 2015 at 3:00 — 1 Comment

Lt Col Edward Douglas- Dale's Gift

In March 1641/2 Samuel Chandler, attorney for the executors of Dame Elizabeth Dale, did this day petition the board irginia Council) for divers land granted by the old Treasurer and Company to Sir Thomas Dale, Knight, long since deceased. We may conclude that Shrimpton, through Chandler, had received a favorable response on this seaside patent of 1050 acres. Beginning with the year 1645 with the patent granted to William Shrimpton and concluding with one final patent to Col Edward Douglas…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on November 18, 2015 at 20:30 — No Comments

Lt Col Edward Douglas

William It is good to hear from you. Thank you for helping me out. It is remarkable how you have brought together so many Douglas kith and kin from all parts of the world. I have just a smidgen of Douglas blood in my veins but I am proud of that smidgen. Oth er matters- Some of what I write may belong under other headings. For some reason I must stick to blogs. I lose what I print if I stray from this category. Take care Henry  James Douglas There is mention of Edward Douglas in Fife Co,…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on November 17, 2015 at 23:24 — 1 Comment

Lt Col Edward Douglastion of

Nov 16, 2015

With the passing of Sir Thomas Dale in 1619 and the passing of his widow, Dame Elizabeth (Throgmorton) Dale in 1641, there came a succession of overseers. One in particular, Charles Harmar, petitioned the Virginia Council in 1627 for 100 acres of choice land in what was considered a part of the Dale Plantation. Charles Harmar, aware of the destruction of records in 1625 had reason to believe that his petition might be heard and he be given a favorable response.(The Dale…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on November 16, 2015 at 17:02 — No Comments

Home wanted for historical document

Robert Douglas (1727–1809) was a Scottish-born soldier who replaced Ludwig Ernst von Brunswick-Lüneburg-Bevern as governor of the garrison city of 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands in 1784. He was major-general from 1778 and commander of the city from 1780 to 1794.

He was the son of George Douglas of Friarshaw.

A contemporary document has come to light that might be suitable for a family member to acquire.

Contact me for details.…

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Added by William Douglas on November 16, 2015 at 13:09 — No Comments

Edward Douglas

November 15, 2015 Thanks to James Douglas in pointing out the year of birth for Edward Douglas as 1590. I must be weak in arithmetic. I just spent three hours on a blog and wrote too much. It all disappeared on me. I shall do it over this evening when I am in a better mood. Thanks for bearing with me.

Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on November 15, 2015 at 19:19 — 1 Comment

Lt Col Edward Douglas

Sept 14, 2015 Source for information regarding the Dale Plantation 'Dales Gift' is Ralph Whitelaw "Virginia's Eastern Shore" page  95. Dale,s Gift has been traced from Sir Thomas Dale who died in 1619, down to Capt William Willett, who upon his death, bequeathed it to his numerous children and grandchildren, in effect, destroying Dale's Gift as an entity, with its own history.

This is Edward's second marriage. There was probably an earlier marriage in the Norfolk area of England. I…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on November 14, 2015 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

Lt Col Edward Douglas

November 13, 20i5.

I appreciate the comments of James Douglas. This blog shall be devoted to just Lt Col Edward Douglas and his wife, Isabella Dale, widow of Thomas Gayner of Middlesex Co, England. She was born about 1587 and married Edward Douglas about 1639 in Virginia. Her eldest brother was Sir Thomas Dale, Knight and Marshall of Virginia. Sir Thomas Dale died in 1619.It is noted that Sir Thomas was granted a patent of about 10,000 acres in 1611 by the Virginia Company, This…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on November 13, 2015 at 19:33 — 1 Comment

Letter to Thomas Jefferson from Nathaniel Douglas

To Thomas Jefferson from Nathaniel Douglas, 18 September 1806

Bath Westmoorland Jamaa.

18 September 1806

Sir

I wrote you sometime ago. I am astonishd a person of your prudence respected years of experience and good Education should have pas’d over a consideration that so nearly concerns yourself as well as the multitudes that are and will arise in america in ages of futurity, in so Silent timid & uninterested a manner. you nor none that have seen my writings can say I…

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Added by William Douglas on November 8, 2015 at 21:19 — 2 Comments

Ira Alexander Douglas was the son of Jesse Douglas and Sarah Ann ____ . Jesse and Sarah Ann lived in SC, McMinn Co, TN until he sold out in 1837 and moved to Spring Place, Murray Co, GA (was there in…

Ira Alexander Douglas was the son of Jesse Douglas and Sarah Ann ____ . Jesse and Sarah Ann lived in SC, McMinn Co, TN until he sold out in 1837 and moved to Spring Place, Murray Co, GA (was there in…

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Added by Leslie Douglas on November 2, 2015 at 8:25 — 1 Comment

Edward Douglas

Dec 1. 2015 Please forgive my delay in responding to your comments, My computer froze on me, I was attacked by malware and I was forced to purchase a new computer., It has taken several hours to delete 400 e-mails. This new touch system is making this difficult. I shall return in several days, Thank you for your kind comments, Regards. Henry 

Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on November 1, 2015 at 19:14 — 1 Comment

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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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