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Prompted by my friend Tony Stapleton on the Genwise network, I have been working at developing the history and ancestry of the Douglas of Brigton branch of the family.

I have not yet determined how the estate came into the family, and am a bit bogged down with what happened after the Douglas Vs Douglas court case of 1871.

The Defendant in this case was a Colonel Douglas, but I am unable to idenify whose son he was. I think his grandfather was William Douglas of Brigton, who married Elizabeth Graham. Col Douglas claimed the right to Brigton, but did he get the estate (and title 'of brigton'? I need someone who understands the law better than I to have a look.

Some of the material I have gathered together is now online in both the History section and the Genealogy section - but this is very much work in progress, so updates will happen as and when I come across more details.

If anyone who knows more - please share it!

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