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Seaforth House, Simonstown.
“Captain Thomas Talbot Harrington, of the East India Company, was born in Wiltshire in 1780, and moved to the Cape in 1814 and built a house which he named after his wife's (Jemima Douglas 1784-1820) uncle, the Earl of Seaforth. The house was subsequently dismantled after his departure for Calcutta in 1819.”

Jemima was the daughter of Boleyn Douglas, who had married her mother Agnes Ann McKenzie in Edinburgh in 1773. Agnes was the daughter of Lord Fortrose and Lady Mary Stewart.

Boleyn had served in the 37th Regiment in America and then in the 23rd and 40th before being in charge of a Company of Invalids on Jersey, and then in Portsmouth.

But whose son was he?

Was he himself an 'invalid'? Where did he get his wounds?

Does anyone have him in their tree (perhaps a J. Bounline Douglas)?

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Comment by William Douglas on December 3, 2021 at 19:14

MyHeritage give possible parents as 

Boleyn was born to Robert and Mary .

Boleyn had 3 brothers: James Douglas and 2 other siblings

Has anyone got a subscription to check, please?

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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