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I decided to search for Edward Douglas and give his family name a second S. On occasion Edward did use the double S but not on his will. I was suspicious of the Norfolk family as no shred of evidence had been presented.and

I found in Scotland evidence of father and son . At least I think I did.

Edward Douglas, {born 1590)  and Janet Phelane mar August 22, 1613. Dumfermline, Fife, Scotland Parish Register (1561-1700) Andrew Elder mar Janet Pane 11 Nov 1632, hand Isabel. Witnesses Edward Douglas, Thomas Douglas. Same source. We need to see the registry.

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Comment by James David Douglas on December 7, 2015 at 8:16

I found a number of christening records for children of an Edward Douglas, of  Dumfermline, Fife, Scotland.  This Edward Douglas would be older than Lt Col Edward Douglas but perhaps could be connected (Father ?) so I am going to post the ones I find for reference in case they prove to be useful.  There evidently were a number of Edward Douglases in that area so I am pulling any birth ref to Edward Douglas that I can find in that area of Scotland between 1550 - 1650 especially if they make reference to a Phelane as the mother.

"Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYGD-S91 : accessed 7 December 2015), Edward Douglas in entry for Helen Douglas, 22 Aug 1602; citing DUNFERMLINE,FIFE,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 844,775.

"Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYGX-4LH : accessed 7 December 2015), Edward Douglas in entry for Edward Douglas, 22 Aug 1613; citing DUNFERMLINE,FIFE,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 844,775.

"Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYGX-4L8 : accessed 7 December 2015), Edward Douglas in entry for Edward Douglas, 02 Mar 1624; citing DUNFERMLINE,FIFE,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 844,775.

Comment by James David Douglas on December 7, 2015 at 7:08

Very interesting possibility.   Could have been a first marriage then.  Looking at the witness date of 1632 does that pose any conflicts with the dates of his children's births in Northampton ?  When do we think Edward arrived in Northampton ?

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

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'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.

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