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!