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At 15:17 on November 13, 2021, laura seymore said…

Thank you, William. I have an Alexander McIntire d 1786, Margaret Kerr D 1753 and Archibald Douglas b 1688 d 1762. They are buried at "The Pines" Church Cemetary in Straban Township, Adams County, PA with my know relative John McIntire b 1804 d 1867. I believe they are related as this transcript was given to me in multiple forms from deceased family members. I've been stuck finding any parents for John for years.

At 22:01 on October 29, 2021, Jeanee Tollefson said…

Hello William, Received your message today about the Douglas shepherds. I would be interested in knowing more about them. I have a several ancestors from the borders who moved during the Lowland Clearances timeframe and my James Douglas seems to fit. Can you recommend any reading or links to learn more?

I recently read The Lowland Clearances by Aithchison and Cassell which was a good read but nothing in depth about the occupation of shepherding specifically. 



At 9:15 on October 2, 2021, Timothy Bernard Douglass said…

Hello William, Hope all is well with you. I haven't log on to the site for quite a while. shame on me!   I'm going to take your advice about making some Entries of family members that I think should be mentioned in the biographical section . especially the ones I know the historical facts about. Thanks for the suggestion, & thank you for all you do for the site and the Members!


Timothy B Douglass

At 15:14 on September 16, 2021, Tarek Shraibati said…

Thanks for the add and the comment. Your observation is spot on. I was always by my mother that they emigrated from Thurso. 

At 14:36 on August 28, 2021, Vickie Collins said…

Yes they are my ggg grandparents. Thank you for messaging me back. Vickie 

At 17:19 on August 25, 2021, trevor john campbell low said…

thank you I am happy that others are connecting with my website. It was not what I started out to do but it is interesting to let the connections take over. Access to original documents makes everything much more real.  Trevor 

At 18:03 on August 4, 2021, Steven Ray Douglas said…

Thanks for the information. I'll take a close look at it later this week to see what information I can use.

At 18:06 on July 30, 2021, Steven Ray Douglas said…

Hi William, 

Thanks so much for contacting me. 

William Douglas is my direct ancestor (6 generations). Here is what I know about him:


Born in 1796 in Morebatte, Roxburghshire, Scotland


Married Jan 27, 1822 to Margaret Robson (born 1799, death 12/41858)


Immigration in 1829. Ship Sarah.  Settled in Dehli, New York




Marget born 1824? (Christening 3/4/1824 Gateshaw, Morebattle, Scotland)

Jane born 1830 death 1910

James 3/25/1833 – 3/27/1906*

Elizabeth Ann born 1835

Isabella born 1837

William H born 1841


Residence in 1855: Meredith, Delaware, New York

Residence in 1865: Delhi, Delaware, New York


Death 2/14/1870 in Delhi, Delaware, New York


He's listed on the Douglas Archives website on the "Early Douglas Settlers in America" page. Third from the bottom.


I would love to find out more information about him and his parents, grandparents, etc. so I can learn more about my ancestors before they came to the United States.


*His son, James, is my direct ancestor (5 generations.) He married Rachel J Doolittle on 2/2/1856.

At 12:00 on June 14, 2021, Andrew Douglas said…

Thanks William I'll fill in what I know starting with George b1790.

George B 1790 Sparington Yorkshire D 1854 Sculcoates (Hull) M Mary Batty 1815.

John B 1750 Bubwith Yorkshire M Hannah Hare 1787

John B 1725 York M Mary Pearte 1746

Richard B 1696 D 1777 M Ellin Thakeray 1723

Henery B 1670 M Mary Wilkinson 

Thomas B 1640 D 1698

Thomas B 1610 M Dorithe Silversides 1639

John B 1580

William B 1550

 Most of the information from John B 1750 has come from Ancestry so I"m unable to confirm its accuracy.

Hope this is of some help.

Regards Andy


At 9:23 on June 14, 2021, Andrew Douglas said…

Good Morning William

Thank you for adding me to your group.

My branch of the Douglas family from Hull are descendants of my 3rd GGF George Douglas b1790 going further back to my 9th GGF Thomas b1610 married to Dorithe Silversides June 1639,his father was John b1580 and his father William 1550 they are all recorded as being baptised in York and that is all I know about them,we may have family connections from Leeds but I'm having difficulty finding any more information,I think It's fair to assume that we did originate from Scotland and I would really like to make that connection,any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Andy

At 20:49 on June 8, 2021, Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. said…

Thanks for your help William. It is good to hear from you again Regards

At 4:31 on June 2, 2021, Brian Edwin Hayes said…


Thank you for adding me to your group.

According to my sourced research and DNA matches, William Hogg b. 08 Oct 1769 Yetholm, Roxburgh is a 4th GGF of mine. According to my Ancestry research tree, his mother, Isobel Stephenson/Stevenson b. 1704 is the daughter of Elizabeth Douglas b. 1704, who is in turn the daughter of James Douglas b. 1682 Kelso, Roxburgh is possibly my 7th GGF. As this connection is unproven, other than Ancestry trees, I would like to be able to access more roust genealogy. David Elliott of Hawick recommended that I review your site as a way to access higher quality, sourced research.


Brian Hayes

Comox, British Columbia, Canada

At 5:24 on May 10, 2021, Christopher lloyd Douglas said…


Good Afternoon William,

The above word page is regarding Alexander Douglas 1585 to 1661. Will this work or do I need to do it long hand?


At 13:50 on February 5, 2021, Karen Douglas said…

hello, when I try to look at the link it goes to a weblink that says it is not secure. Any idea why that is? thanks

At 23:09 on January 28, 2021, Jan Douglas Elder said…

Thank you for the warm welcome, William.

Yes, I am finding Archibald to be a mystery which prompted me to do further research rather than rely on others for "facts." I have done a DNA test as well as my 97 year old aunt. She is my father's older sister. I often call to see what else she might remember. She has done much research over the years. When their father left them during the depression they became alienated from the family somehow. Her knowledge is limited and there is no one left to share. I will now begin researching  my great aunts and uncles and their descendants and try to work up from there. I believe many headed to the Midwest.

Our part of the Douglas's are from the Nashville, Tennessee area. My father Alfred Ewing (Jr) was the only son of Alfred Ewing Douglas (Sr) He also had two daughters, my aunts. We are many decedents coast to coast with several DNA tests...much to still unravel. I have my work cut out for me so any help is welcome and appreciated. I also need to learn to navigate your awesome website so patience please!


At 17:49 on December 22, 2020, John Band said…

The Spella House home of Percy and Mary (Band) Douglas is the one you have found in Lower Boddington.

Do you realise this might disappear in the HS2 construction?

sorry to have taken so long to reply - I haven't been to the "Douglas " site for years!

Best wishes, John.22.12.2020.

At 13:27 on December 13, 2020, Tommy Douglas said…

Yes, which is unfortunate because I cannot go back any further.

At 20:26 on December 12, 2020, Timothy Bernard Douglass said…

  Hello William,

Thank you for the welcome,greatly appreciated! I reached out to Brad Bosley. I look forward to being a part of this group. are you a board member or administrator?

At 1:51 on November 7, 2020, Robyn Ann (Douglas) Travis said…

Hey there y'all! I am new to this site and in my research for more info on my family. I am not sure which way to go, so I will start at what I know as the beginning of our little spot in the world. I know some about my Mom's family, and not a lot really about my bio-dad. Douglas was my Mom's maiden name. She was a divorced, single mom when I came a long. I was given her name. So, MY earliest knowledge is of Goldie Vonetta Chitwood (my grandmother aka Mamaw) and Raymond Robert Douglas (Papaw). They "courted" as teens in Anthras, TN. Not sure of exact year but I "guesstimate" that it was around 1920 or so. They married young and began a family. My Mamaw stayed home with her kids and worked the land around their small one room house. Papaw was a hard working coal miner, active in the community and was a deacon at a small church in Anthras. They ultimately had 9 living kids. I am not 100% sure of their order, but I will try to list what info I know below:

Larry Kyle Douglas ( I think he was eldest. He served in the military as a young man. He has several wives over the years. Once he left the military I believe he moved to Lancaster, Ohio to be with his wife? Not sure of profession)

Phyllis Douglas-I think she was second born. She also ultimately married young to Billy Joe Letner, also from TN. They too moved to Ohio. They both were "Evangelical Missionaries". As far as we know they did not leave the country much. They have a daughter named Cindi Ogg who is still living. 

Doris Douglas, unsure of birthday, unsure of middle name/initial. Also married young to ....last name Hemenway (not sure of spell). Has a daughter, Kimberly and a son that passed away young, named Barry Hemenway. 

So sorry to end at an odd spot. My battery is dying on me and on my laptop! Hopefully be back tomorrow! Goodnight from TN!

At 21:58 on October 1, 2020, Jennifer Drechen Spence said…

Thank you but I am looking for where he was born and birthdate as well as his parents.  He just appears in Virginia about 1700.  It’s like he jumped there from an unknown place.  Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.  

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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