A collection of historical and genalogical records
William It is good to hear from you. Thank you for helping me out. It is remarkable how you have brought together so many Douglas kith and kin from all parts of the world. I have just a smidgen of Douglas blood in my veins but I am proud of that smidgen. Oth er matters- Some of what I write may belong under other headings. For some reason I must stick to blogs. I lose what I print if I stray from this category. Take care Henry James Douglas There is mention of Edward Douglas in Fife Co, Dunferline Parish Register 1561-1700. Edward and Thomas were there to witness a marriage. Would you mind providing me the details of the deed 26 April 1657 William Willett and William Baker? Thank you of White Church
Back to Edward Douglas- In my latest correspondence I was bringing up the encroachments on 'Dales Gift'.
I ended with Charles Harmar being granted 100 acres. In Aug 1641 Richard Hamby of Westminster in Middlesex and William Shrimpton of White Church in Southampton (Executors of Dame Dale's estate) gave a power of attorney to Samuel Chandler of London, Merchant, "who is now bound for Virginia" to receive from William Burdett or any others the assets of Dame Dale;s estate. The previous year, 1640, William Burdett was granted a patent for 1050 acres "four years before Col Edward Douglas was granted his patent for the same land along these aboard side". Samuel Chandler, Merchant, and attorney in fact, arrived in the nick of time to discourage Burdett from seating himself on the patent (I must stop here. The blog will not hold more.}
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