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At 1:18 on September 7, 2009, Francene Thompson said…
Me again, yesterday i found that Douglas Park was named after HG. Also the Douglas name comes down the family line as second names, such as John Douglas de Daunton. HG is certainly a bit of a character. Thanks again, F
At 1:12 on September 7, 2009, Francene Thompson said…
Hi William, I think we have our lines crossed, Margaret Douglas was married to Dr Henry de Daunton. She was who i am seeking the imformation on, & yes she could be a grandaughter of HG maybe, when i put Dr Henry Grattan Douglass into computer his history comes up. By giving you what i know of Henry de Daunton junior thought you may have been able to track their marriage. Thank you for your time Regards Francene
At 0:38 on September 6, 2009, Francene Thompson said…
Hi William,I will give you what i know. Henry junior, was born 1848 Menangle Douglas Park NSW au,(cannot find a birth cert for him) have a exerpt frm marriage cert,father medical Doctor, on his grave in Pentland Qld Au, son of Dr de Daunton grandson of Dr Douglas, Henry Jr married a Margaret Marsden b 1858 Portadown Armagh Ireland, married 21st dec 1883 Charters Towers Qld Au, RC Church,witnesses Thadeus & Charlotte McKinley think she could have been his sister as name comes down to children of jr, also think i was told he also had a sister Marguarite, which was my grandmas name also. In Pioneers Index Qld name as D`Daunton (miner). Henri/y his father Dr de Daunton a french Dr, the story goes gave up doctoring as he could not handle the amputations, but still practiced on the gold fields,( also was a witness in a murder case )also told he went back to Scotland. Could he have done his doctorate in England or Scotland ? another bit of interest a Dr Henry Grattan Douglas had a son & two daughters but cannot find their names, In Colonial Secretary Index NSW Au 1788-1825, think Douglas Park was named after him. From here i am stumped just cannot find anything on Henri & Margaret Douglas. Tank You for your time & quick reply. Regards Francene
At 13:05 on August 21, 2009, Daryl John Douglass said…
Hi William,
The background is actually one of your own I picked oput. It is Area 51 (the secret UFO base in the Navada? desert). With my lack of ANY success in tracing my William (George) Douglas, and not getting ANY matches with 37 yDNA markers, I figured he must be in there somewhere

Cheers
Daryl
At 1:57 on August 20, 2009, Alex Morton said…
Hi William thank you for yor most interesting website which you have sent me. At the moment my friend Alan Mitchell from Somerset and I are digging into a family connection and we have around 3,000 entries which we have collated
At 20:26 on August 4, 2009, Marian Douglas-Ungaro said…
Hi William. Thank you. I have a couple of key suggestions for a structure to this area of research, but first, did you know Robert Burns nearly ended up in the Americas as an overseer on one of the (many) slave plantations? He was about to head for the colonies when some of his writing finally began to make money/gain recognition. Billy Kay told us this in 2004 when my husband and I visited with him in Dundee. Actually, FREDERICK DOUGLASS was NOT a Douglas. His real surname was BAILEY. He chose the new name from a book or something. So it really doesn't connect him with Douglas history as such. Just to clarify, as my family is Douglas through family history, and connected to white Douglases who were slaveholders. As a slavery descendant myself, I strongly suggest we use the terms "Scottish-surnamed Afrodescendants of the Americas" This includes the USA, but does not restrict the focus to only the USA. We're talking about EVERY part of the Americas (and a couple parts of Africa) where the Scots & British imposed enslavement and trafficking in Africans. Thanks very much. - Marian
At 0:14 on July 1, 2009, Jody Parker said…
Hello William:

Thank you for correcting the record on my Alexander. Don't want to perpetuate misinformation! BTW, DNA testing of a Douglass cousin has confirmed his descent from the Earls of Morton line. So that's exciting news, just not much in the way of answers. Thanks again,

Jody Parker
At 16:37 on June 30, 2009, Mary Nelle Douglas said…
Greetings William,
I have worked on this line for many years, and have not been able to find the origin of James. There are several other researchers working on this line, so am surprised that noone has ever shared their information. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the creation of such a wonderful website. You have done a fantastic job. Mary Nelle
At 2:22 on June 26, 2009, Christopher J. Valin said…
Hi William,

Thanks for starting this site, as well as the original Douglas Archives. I was going to post my photos of Sir Howard and Sir Charles that I attached to their Wikipedia articles, but then I saw you already had.

Take care,
-Chris
At 13:32 on June 23, 2009, Jody Parker said…
Hi William:

Yes, that's my Alexander. However, we now know that he was NOT the son of Robert Mackenzie-Douglas of Glenbervie, as reported by genealogist Elizabeth Leach Rixford back in the 1930's. (You and I have communicated about this on other message boards.) Alexander's parents were Robert Douglass and Jane Hunter who emigrated to the U.S. abt. 1818 (from Ireland?) and then went north to Quebec. We are stuck on Robert, haven't been able to determine his lineage. Any ideas are greatly appreciated! Thanks,

Jody Parker

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Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

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'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.

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