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Sept 14, 2015 Source for information regarding the Dale Plantation 'Dales Gift' is Ralph Whitelaw "Virginia's Eastern Shore" page 95. Dale,s Gift has been traced from Sir Thomas Dale who died in 1619, down to Capt William Willett, who upon his death, bequeathed it to his numerous children and grandchildren, in effect, destroying Dale's Gift as an entity, with its own history.
This is Edward's second marriage. There was probably an earlier marriage in the Norfolk area of England. I have yet to see evidence of this. Edward Douglas' father was born in Scotland. The given name 'Edward' is rarely seen in Scotland. As mentioned earlier, Edward passed away in the home of his cousin, Edmund Bowman. Edward may have had a brother named 'Thomas' This is all that I have on Edward;s antecedents. I have not looked at Visitations or church records. We may surmise that Edward's marriage to Isabella Dale took place in Middlesex Co, England c 1639. Edward carries the distinction of being the earliest Douglas ti arrive in the English colonies. He was appointed a comissioner in 1642 and served many terms. He served a term as High Sheriff and two terms as a Burgess at Jamestown.(As James pointed out Edward Douglas was born 1690)
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