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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Major James Douglas of the East India Company Bombay
1782-1809.
Spouse Atcha Babee.
Died Edenside Kelso Roxburgh 1819.
Born about 1764.
Children.
Rachel Douglas (B) 10th april 1797 Bombay India.
Catharine Douglas (B) 22nd feb. 1799 Bombay India.
Mary Douglas (B) 29th october 1801 Bombay India.
James Douglas (B) 1804 Bombay India
Rachel Douglas born Bombay 1797 married James White surgeon in Edinburgh
in 1821 at St Cuthbert's.Came to Australia in 1852.
Died 23rd may 1865 at 3 Hope Terrace Glebe Road Sydney.
Rachel's son William White born 1829 Edinburgh was the colonial architect
of Maitland New South Wales.He died 6th may 1879 Church St. Maitland.
James Douglas born Bombay 1804 surgeon came to Australia in 1829.
Died 27th april 1897 at 80 Glebe Road Sydney.

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Major James Douglas.

Posted on October 24, 2010 at 19:30 5 Comments

Can anyone help with the connection of James Douglas born 25th September 1768 at Springwood Park

to Admiral Sir James Douglas(1704-1787) of Springwood Park.

Sir James Douglas was married three times and his first wife was a Dutch lady called Uranie Marteilhe.

My James Douglas was a Major in the East India Company and also married to a Dutch lady

Atcha Babee.  His four children were born in Bombay.

He died at Edenside Kelso in 1819 I think, because his will…

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At 5:18 on May 19, 2010, Francene Thompson said…
Hi Stephen, do you have a Margaret Douglas in your line. had a child in NSW 1848, married a Daunton, I have trouble finding any of my ancestors in NSW ,BDMs. Have been searching for yrs getting nowhere. All The Best Francene Thompson, i live Qld.
 
 
 

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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