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I am interested to know if anyone has any information about Alexander Douglas who was born in Scotland and crossed the border and settled in Reath, Yorkshire in 1603 and later married Lenox Langdale.

I understand that he was descended from the Morton line, which would go some way to explaining why I have the christian name Morton and that for generations it has been passed down to the male heirs.

Ken Douglas

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Comment by William Douglas on December 13, 2010 at 13:45

According to Stirnet and Burkes, Lenox married Cuthbert Harrison of Alaster Selby.  it is suggested that either Mary or Anne married Alexander Douglas.


Lenox Langdale's father was an interesting character - see his entry in the British Civil Wars website.

Comment by William Douglas on December 13, 2010 at 11:11


I have just updated my entry for Alexander Douglas.  It does not help with identifying his ancestors, but adds a bit of historical context.

He was an ancestor of John Douglas of Gyrn, whose biography I added recently. (Whose house is currently on the market).



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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