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Landed families of Britain and Ireland - Dr. William Douglas

Nick Kingsley writes a fascinating blog about the Landed families of Britain and Ireland.

A recent article has looked at Brandfold, in Goudhurst, Kent, built for the Edgeworth family.

Descent: Miss Edgeworth (date unknown); Charles Sneyd Edgeworth (1786-1864) let to Thomas Cramer Roberts (fl. 1842) and later Mrs Cramer Roberts (fl. 1851-67); sold c.1870? to Joseph Ridgeway (1821-79); to Hon. John Stewart Gathorne-Hardy (1839-1911), later 2nd Earl of Cranbrook; sold c.1890 to Robert Henry Alexander (1838-1901); to widow, Catherine Yates Alexander (1838-1914); sold to Alfred Stern (1850-1917), a lunatic in the charge of Dr. William Douglas; empty 1917-18; sold before 1922 to Lt-Col. Cole Bryan Bartley OBE; demolished c.1930.

I would like to know who this Dr. William Douglas was.

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Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on November 20, 2013 at 0:23

 Medico-Psychological Association of Great Britain and Ireland

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1890. Douglas, William, M.D.R.U.I., M.K.C.S.Eug., F.R.G.S., Brandfold,

Goudhurst, Kent .

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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