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Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr.'s Blog – February 2017 Archive (6)

John Willett

28 July 1680 Administrator Elizabeth Willett, widow of the deceased Apprs. Thomas Hunt, Provost Nelson, William Gelding,Sr., Samuel Bennett, Secs. Hancock Lee, Daniel Neech/ I have already mentioned the inventory sale. Mary Willett relinquished administration of the estate and fled the 184. Principal creditor Captain Nathaniel Walker. I presume that Edward Douglas, Jr. joined her in the escape. It is remarkable that the two children, William and Martha Willett were left behind…


Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 13, 2017 at 1:08 — 1 Comment

Elizabeth Willett-continued

In June of 1669 Elizabeth Douglas was not yet married. See will John Martyn, Merchant-16 June 1669-29 Dec 1669-this turned out to be an administration and John Willett qualified as administrator-Orders 10 1664-1674- Of London and bound for England on the ship Providence of London, ready to sail-in regard of the love and affection I bear for Miss Elizabeth Douglas daughter-in-law to Rev Thomas Teackle and with regard of Mary Douglas now at sea all my land in Virginia now in the hands of Rev…


Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 12, 2017 at 18:39 — No Comments

Family of Douglas

I shall continue with the children of Lt Edward Douglas and Isabell Gaynor.

Sarah Douglas was born in 1646 and married Edward Littleton at the age of twelve in the year 1658 in Northampton County. This date is provided by the 'famous brief' of Colonel Edmund Scarburgh in the Gething case.28 Jan 1662. Scarburgh states " Consider what I have said and take the consequences with you, and wherein I appeal to physicians, knowing men and motherly women whether this early match with a child…


Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 12, 2017 at 18:22 — No Comments

Edward Douglas, Jr.

Edward Douglas, Jr. was born about 1643, When he was eighteen he received a patent for the full 3700 acres that had been granted to his father. This was in the year1661.This tells me that if Edward Douglas, Jr., were to die he would leave either a will or there would be an administration of his estate. It is evident that Edward remained with his sisters as well as his father-in-law until 1680 when we have evidence that Elizabeth widow of John Willett, left Northampton Co and took a ship back…


Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 12, 2017 at 0:01 — No Comments

Lt Col Edward Douglas

Isabella Gaynor, wife of Lt Col Edward Douglas, was born about 1605 in England and married Col Douglas about 1643 or 1644 in England. It is possible that both had previous marriages. Isabella married again after the demise of Lt Colonel Edward Douglas she married Rev. Thomas Teackle in Northampton County. This marriage occurred about 1659. There were no children by this marriage. Isabella Teackle died about 1675 in Northampton County. Rev Thomas Teackle, then married Margaret Nelson…


Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 11, 2017 at 18:05 — 1 Comment

Douglas of Norfolk England

I have some leads on the Douglas family of Norfolk. Much of it has not been substantiated but I feel we are on the right track. I shall present this and then return to our Lt Col Edward Douglas.

Edward Douglas born 1658, Norwich, Norfolk, England, died 1644, married in 1590. His wife was born in 1570. Then, I have Elizabeth Douglas, born about 1623. Last I have Henry Pendleton, son of George and Elizabeth, was born 12 August 1580, at Mancroft, Norwich Norfolk and died 15 July 1635 at…


Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 10, 2017 at 18:07 — No Comments

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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