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28 July 1680 Administrator Elizabeth Willett, widow of the deceased Apprs. Thomas Hunt, Provost Nelson, William Gelding,Sr., Samuel Bennett, Secs. Hancock Lee, Daniel Neech/ I have already mentioned the inventory sale. Mary Willett relinquished administration of the estate and fled the 184. Principal creditor Captain Nathaniel Walker. I presume that Edward Douglas, Jr. joined her in the escape. It is remarkable that the two children, William and Martha Willett were left behind in the care of their father-in-law, Thomas Teackle and Isabell. Isabell lived another two to three years. With an insurmountable debt and a pall hanging over the family we can understand their decision to leave. It is suggested that Elizabeth married Robert Leightenhouse, schoolmaster in Yorktown, Virginia, Elizabeth died in 1719. What happened to Edward Douglas, Jr., remains to be determined. 

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Comment by James David Douglas on July 4, 2017 at 1:10

i will be very  excited to find out more about Edward Douglas Jr

Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?

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