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In June of 1669 Elizabeth Douglas was not yet married. See will John Martyn, Merchant-16 June 1669-29 Dec 1669-this turned out to be an administration and John Willett qualified as administrator-Orders 10 1664-1674- Of London and bound for England on the ship Providence of London, ready to sail-in regard of the love and affection I bear for Miss Elizabeth Douglas daughter-in-law to Rev Thomas Teackle and with regard of Mary Douglas now at sea all my land in Virginia now in the hands of Rev Thomas Teackle-" This is the only mention of a Mary Douglas. Could this have been a sister of Lt Edward Douglas and who came over to assist the family in a time of need?

John Willett and Elizabeth Douglas had two children-William born in 1671 and Martha born in 1673. To be cont.

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