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I have received an email discussing the Cavers lineage in connect to Violet, daughter of Thomas Douglas of Cavers.
But the question is how does this Thomas fit into the lineage, and who were his successors?
However, please see the following:
The extract below is from the Annals is confusing:
William Oliver and Mary
Chisholm left an only daughter, Mary, and a son, John
Oliver, younger of Dinlabyre, who married Violet Douglas,
eldest daughter of Thomas Douglas, and brother of Archi-
bald, laird of Cavers. The marriage contract was signed at
Linthaughlee on the 17th December, 1734, the witnesses
being Archibald Douglas of Cavers and his son William,
Robert Pringle of Clifton, John Chisholm, &c.
Archibald was 13th of Cavers at the time of Violet's marriage (1734). However, he was not the son of Thomas, but the younger son of Sir William (see above). However, he did have a brother, Thomas, who died in 1677
And then we have this, also from the Annals:
Thomas, the fifth son of Sir William Douglas, Knight of Cavers, who
was bom posthumous in May. 1677, married Jean Pringle of the Haining,
and was father of Andrew Douglas. Andrew married Miss Mercer, and
had two sons — George, who succeeded to Cavers, and Archibald to Adder-
stone and Midshiels.
STIRNET has this version:
http://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/dd/douglas05.php showing Thomas, b1677, son of Thomas, d1677, as the 18th Laird.
But read this from Haygenealogy:
The sheriffdom now passed to a cousin: Thomas Douglas (1677- ), 18th of Cavers, married Jean Pringle -- check this too --
seems like it was his father Thomas was too young to have a child born circa 1677. And that this Thomas, if born 1677 upon
his father's death, would be too old to take over in 1786 on his cousin's death -- hmmmm, at age 109????? Think at least one
generation skipped here.
Which is why I think it was George who was 18th of Cavers.
This book ( http://books.google.co.uk/books?pg=PA183&dq=douglas%20of%20cavers&id=fx4NAAAAYAAJ&output=text ) also has George as the 18th Laird, but has a different lineage.
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