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Major James Douglas.

Can anyone help with the connection of James Douglas born 25th September 1768 at Springwood Park

to Admiral Sir James Douglas(1704-1787) of Springwood Park.

Sir James Douglas was married three times and his first wife was a Dutch lady called Uranie Marteilhe.

My James Douglas was a Major in the East India Company and also married to a Dutch lady

Atcha Babee.  His four children were born in Bombay.

He died at Edenside Kelso in 1819 I think, because his will…


Added by stephen light on October 24, 2010 at 19:30 — 5 Comments

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