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I just tried the Discussion category and lost it when I logged off. I am respondind to James David Douglas query. The given name of Edward convinces me Edward was born in England probably the Norfolk area. William Douglas and I are in agreement on the birth Country for Edward. For the will of John Martyne, Merchant See Abstracts of the Wills and Administrations of Northampton Co, Virginia, 1632-1802 by John Marshall pages 82 and 83. will written 16 June 1669, proved 29 Dec 1669. Mary Douglas were on the ship ;Providence; bound for London. Orders X,  #10, 1664-1674, f74

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Comment by James David Douglas on November 28, 2015 at 20:56

A little more information about Elizabeth Douglas, dau of Edward, who married John Willett.  From, "The descendants of Col John Stringer" found online at Descendants of Col John Stringer  The marriage of Elizabeth Douglas and John Willett produced one son, William Willett, born about 1670 in Northampton County, VA.  William married about 1695,  Mary Anne STRINGER.  That union produced 7 known children:  Martha, Elizabeth, William, Hillary, John, Ann, Leah, and Thomas Willett.   Their father, William Willett died in Northampton County, Oct 13, 1739.

It is possible that the Willett line produced descendants of Col Edward Douglas that are living today.  

Comment by James David Douglas on November 26, 2015 at 23:09

I would agree with a birthplace of England for Edward on a number of counts, his given name being one of them.  Thanks for the reference on the will of John Martyn.  I have Martyn/Martin connections as well and his connection to Edward Douglas is of interest to me.  Sometimes It's the little bits of seemingly disjointed information when taken together as a whole that provides a breakthrough answer.  I appreciate you sharing your knowledge on Edward Douglas'.

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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