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Descendants of William Douglas of Jedburgh

I am not entirely happy with this as the dates do not stack up for me, but it may help.


Descendants of William Douglas

William Douglas [1674] was born in 1672 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland and died in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland. 

William married Hattie Fox [172734] [MRIN: 800]. on 25 Oct 1697 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Hattie was buried in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland. They had one daughter: Edna.

Edna Douglas [172735] was born in 1699. 

William next married Isobel Lyall [172736] [MRIN: 72524]. on 11 Dec 1700 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Isobel was born in 1677 and died in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland. They had two children: John andJames Stuart.

John Douglas [172738] was born in 1713. 

John married Anne Hennan [172739] [MRIN: 72525]. in 1754 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Anne was born before 1754. They had two children: Christine and William.

Marriage Notes: Two children before they married?? 

Christine Douglas [172740] was born on 28 Sep 1751. 

William Douglas [172741] was born in 1752. 

James Stuart Douglas [172737] was born in 1731. 

Research Notes: Was he really born in his mother's 60th year?

James married Margaret Scott [172742] [MRIN: 72526]. in 1759 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Margaret was born about 1731. They had four children: James, Margaret, John and Isobel.

James Douglas [172745] was born in 1760 and died in 1760. 

Margaret Douglas [172746] was born in 1772. 

John Douglas [172743] was born in 1784 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland, died in 1857 in Meaford, Ontario, Canada aged 73, and was buried in Storey, cemetary, Meaford, Ontario Canada. 

John Douglas (b. 1784, d. 1857)
John Douglas (son of James Stuart Douglas and Margaret Scott) was born 1784 in Jedburg,Scotland, and died 1857 in Meaford, Ontario, Can.He married Jennet Douglas on 1815 in Jedburg, Scotland.
More About John Douglas:
Burial: Unknown, Storey, cemetary, Meaford, Ont. Can..
More About John Douglas and Jennet Douglas:
Marriage: 1815, Jedburg, Scotland.
Children of John Douglas and Jennet Douglas are:
+William Douglas, b. April 23, 1823, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, d. October 11, 1873, Lanark, Ontario, Canada.
+Jennet Douglas, b. 1818, Jedburg,Scotland, d. date unknown.
Phyllis Douglas, b. 1820, Born at sea, d. 1820, died at sea.
+James Douglas, b. 1825, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, d. 1873, Meaford, Ontario, Can.
+John Douglas, b. September 10, 1827, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, d. 1919, Meaford, Ontario, Can.
Mary Douglas, b. 1830, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, d. date unknown.
Elizabeth Douglas, b. 1833, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, d. date unknown.
Jennie Douglas, b. 1837, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, d. date unknown.
Agnes Douglas, d. date unknown.
Robert Douglas, d. date unknown.

John married Jennet Douglas [172744] [MRIN: 72527]. in 1815 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Isobel Douglas [172747] was born in 1785. 

Isobel married James Scott [172748] [MRIN: 72528]. in 1803. James was born before 1830.

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Comment by William Douglas on September 22, 2016 at 17:42

Some more links to follow up:







Possible senario - tracing back: John Douglas - James Stuart Douglas - William Douglas - William Douglas - Thomas Douglas - Andro Douglas

All courtesy of my friend, Sally Douglas.

Comment by Lorne Douglas on September 22, 2016 at 2:05

Thanks for the information William, I have something similar but you have filled in gaps and dates for me.

John Douglas [172743] b. 1784 d. 1857 and Jennet Douglas [172744] are my 3 x Gr Grandparents and I have much information and  documentation about their Canadian descendants. The interesting thing is that they were married in Jedburgh in 1815 but I have documentation they were married again in Perth, Ontario in 1822 after the birth of the first 2 children in Jedburgh and at sea. Would they get married again if they did not bring documentation with them?

I also wonder about John being born to Margaret Scott [172742] in her 53rd year. There seems to be a large gap between pairs of children. Is there a 2nd family or another generation missing?

I had also wondered about James Stuart Douglas [172737] birth date and his mother Isobel Lyall [172736] birthing age

I wish I could find more about Jennet Douglas [172744] ancestry.

Thanks again for you help

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