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Douglases in Cockpen - 18th century and before

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Mallouhi Oct 13, 2019. 28 Replies

Here's some of what I have on the Cockpen Duglass/Douglas people. At William's suggestion I'm putting this in a 'discussion' as there may be pieces that people want to follow up - I've seen several…Continue

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Chris Mallouhi replied to Jenny Blain's discussion Douglases in Cockpen - 18th century and before
"I am looking for any mention of two Douglas Xgrandmothers in this area. Sorry I do not have any other information except their names appearing on their childrens' birth certificates. OPR for Cockpen, Ref 676/1  Ann lawful Daughter to John…"
Oct 13, 2019

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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Douglas in Cockpen, Lasswade, Newbattle areas of Midlothian.
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
William Duglass, Cockpen, born in the 17th century; father may be David Duglass, servant to Lord George Ramsay at Dalhousie.
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At 19:50 on August 25, 2012, Ethel Douglas said…

Hi Jenny

I should have added that I come from the George born 1711 who married  Christian Watson born 1717 in Borthwick., Ethel

At 19:45 on August 25, 2012, Ethel Douglas said…

Hi Jenny.

I'm related to Julie Bryce who you have recently made conatct with. Julie told me to look at your page here.

The Wm Douglas born 1699 and Janet Witherspoon born 1670 in my tree had Children George 1711, John 1695, James 1697, Janet 1699, Anna 1701,Katherine 1703, David 1704, William1706, Alexander 1708 and Peter 1713.

I wanted to ask if you'd heard of the" book of Flaval " My dad has ancient hand written family records from the book of Flaval which has given us quite a lot of information about our Douglas relatives. They were mainly from the Temple,Cockpen and Roslin areas., Ethel 

At 12:35 on August 24, 2012, julie bryce said…

I have already found a message from you on another Scottish website regarding James 1697.  I am descended from his brother George.  William Douglas and Janet Wetherspoon were my 7th Great Grandparents.  Julie

At 10:12 on August 24, 2012, William Douglas said…

Yes, I think posting on your wall would be good - but if we thought we were going to have a good discussion on this, it might be an idea to start a discussion?

At 9:45 on August 24, 2012, julie bryce said…

Hullo Jenny - I will really enjoy hearing from you.  I've done quite a lot of work on the Dalhousie Douglases so will be very interested in what you have found.  Julie

At 21:19 on August 23, 2012, William Douglas said…

Welcome to the douglas Archives Community, Jenny.

I did some work a while ago on Douglases from Cockpen.  We did not break through the 'brick wall', but made some progress.

There is a list of names here>>>

'Duglass' also features in Cockpen.

Yours aye,



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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