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December 2016 Blog Posts (2)

John Willett

Rather than edit an existing blog I feel what I have to say needs highlighting as I have considerable new information on John Willett, husband of Elizabeth Douglas, second child of Lt. Col. Edward Douglas and Isabella Dale. The eldest daughter of Edward Douglas and Isabella Dale was Sarah Littleton who died in 1658 at the age of twelve. Sarah was born in 1646, Elizabeth was born about 1646. We may presume that John Willett was born about 1644. John Willett died in 1680 and his widow,…


Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on December 11, 2016 at 18:11 — No Comments

Clan Douglas Society of Australia

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the Clan Douglas Society of Australia is now formally open.

Attendees to the first general meeting are pictured left to right Mrs Anne Bruest, Mrs Janine Warren and Andrew Douglas.

There were a number of apologies from those unable to attend and the meeting was very kindly attended…


Added by William Douglas on December 2, 2016 at 11:30 — 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.

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

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