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1. ROBERT1DOUGLAS was born 1588.
Child of ROBERT DOUGLAS is:
2. i. WILLIAM2DOUGLAS, b. 1610; d. 1682, New London, CT.

2. WILLIAM2 DOUGLAS (ROBERT1)was born 1610, and died 1682 in New London, CT. He married ANN MATTLE 1636, daughter of THOMAS MATTLE. She was born 1610 in Ringstead, England, and died 1685 in New London, CT.

Notes for WILLIAM DOUGLAS:

DEACON WILLIAM DOUGLAS, the immigrant ancestor, was b. 9th August, 1610,doubtless in Scotland ; m. probably about 1636, Ann MATTLE, dau. of Thomas MATTLE of Ringstead, England. In 1640, with his wife Ann and two children, Ann and Robert, William DOUGLAS went to New England. Tradition says that they landed at Cape Ann. They settled first in Gloucester, but removed within [p.1 88] the year to Boston, where he is first mentioned in the Boston records on 31st June, 1640 , when he was made a Freeman. Here moved shortly to Ipswich where he was entitled to a share of the public land, 28th February, 1641. There he remained for about four years,returning to Boston in 1645. He was a cooper by trade and on 1st May,1646, there is record of his purchasing from Walter MERRY and Thomas ANCHOR, a dwelling house, shop and land. Later he went to New London, Connecticut, and obtained considerable property through purchase and grants from the town. One of his farms was inherited by his son William and has remained in the hands of descendants for over two centuries. In 1662-1663 he was appointed one of the Appraisers of Property for the town of New London. The land for a new church was purchased from him and the graveyard still remains on that place. He and Mr. WILLERBY were appointed to deliver provisions to Commissary TRACY at Norwich during King Philip's War. His education for the times was liberal. He held many important offices in the town at different times. He was Deputy to the General Court in 1672 and once or twice later. In May, 1670, his wife, then sixty years old made a journey to Boston to establish her claim as heir to her father's property. She d. in New London in 1685 and William DOUGLAS himself d. there on 26th July, 1682

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Children of WILLIAM DOUGLAS and ANN MATTLE are:

i. ANN3 DOUGLAS, b. 1637; d. 16 Sep 1691, Roxbury, MA; m. NATHANIEL GEARY

ii. ROBERT DOUGLAS, b. 1639; d. 15 Jan 1715/1716, m. MARY HEMPSTEAD.

iii. ELIZABETH DOUGLAS, b. August 26, 1641, Ipswich, MA; d. 23 Sep 1705, New London, CT; m JOHN CHANDLER, DEACON.

iv. SARAH DOUGLAS, b. April 06, 1643; d. 4 Aug 1689; m JOHN KEENEY.

3. v. WILLIAM DOUGLAS, DEACON, b. April 01, 1645, Boston, MA; d. March 09, 1723/24, New London, CT; m. ABIAH HOUGH.

3. WILLIAM3 DOUGLAS (WILLIAM2, ROBERT1)was born April 01, 1645 in Boston, CT, and died March 09, 1723/24 in New London, CT. He married ABIAH HOUGH December 18, 1667, daughter of WILLIAM HOUGH and SARAH CALKIN. She was born September 15, 1648, and died February 21, 1714/15.

Notes for WILLIAM DOUGLAS:

WILLIAM DOUGLAS, of New London, Connecticut, b. in Boston, 1st April, 1645; d. there 9th March , 1725. William DOUGLAS, Jr. received lands at Volunton, 29th March, 1706, which he afterwards sold to his son William3d; m. (firstly) at New London, Connecticut, 18th December, 1667, Abiah HOUGH, dau. of William and Sarah (CAULKINS) HOUGH of New London, and gd. dau. of Edward HOUGH of Westchester, Cheshire, England. She was b. 15th September, 1648, d. 21st February, 1715 . William DOUGLAS m. (secondly) July, 1715, the widow Mary BUSHNELL, who survived him. His children were all born in New London

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Children of WILLIAM DOUGLAS and ABIAH HOUGH are:

i. ELIZABETH4 DOUGLAS, b. February 25, 1667/68; d. After 1711; m DANIEL DART.

ii. SARAH DOUGLAS, b. April 02, 1671, New London, CT; d. After 1702; m. JARED SPENCER.

iii. WILLIAM DOUGLAS, b. February 19, 1673/74, New London, CT; d. August 10, 1719, Plainfield, CT; m. SARAH PROCTOR; d. Aft. 1729.

Notes for WILLIAM DOUGLAS :

WILLIAM DOUGLAS, of Plainfield, Connecticut; b. in New London, Connecticut, 19th February, 1673; d. 10th August, 1719, at Plainfield; here moved in 1699 to Quinnebaug, afterwards Plainfield, Connecticut, where he had land on the east side of the river; he also owned the lands of his father at Voluntown; m. Sarah PROCTOR, who d. after 1729.

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iv. ABIAH DOUGLAS, b. August 18, 1675, New London, CT.

v. REBECCA DOUGLAS, b. June 14, 1678; d. After Mar 1723/1724.

vi. ANN DOUGLAS, b. May 24, 1680; m. THOMAS SPENCER.

4. vii. RICHARD DOUGLAS, b. July 19, 1682, New London, CT; d. February 26, 1733/34; m. MARGARET ABELL.

v.SAMUEL DOUGLAS, b. 1684, New London, CT; d. 26 Jul 1715; m. SARAH OLCOTT.

4. RICHARD4 DOUGLAS (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1)was born July 19, 1682 in New London, CT, and died February 26, 1733/34. He married MARGARET ABELL December 07, 1704, daughter of CALEB ABELL and MARGARET POST. She was born 1689 in Norwich, CT, and died April 18, 1752 in New London, CT.

Notes for RICHARD DOUGLAS:

RICHARD DOUGLAS, of New London, Connecticut; b. 19th July, 1682; d. 26th February, 1734; Sea Captain and Surveyor of Highways; m. Margaret ABELL of New London.

The Abell Family in America: Author: Horace A. Abell; Bibliographic Information: Abell, Horace A. The Abell Family in America. The Tuttle Publishing Company. Vermont. 1940. and by A Collection of Family Records with Biographical Sketches bearing name Douglas ; Author: Charles Henry James Douglas-

'CAPT. RICHARD3 DOUGLAS (William2, William1), born in New London, Conn.,July 19, 1682. He married, Dec. 7, 1704, Margaret Abell, of New London. In "1713, Capt. Richard Douglas bought of Samuel Spooner of Norwich, a house-lot on Bank street, which his father, Stephen Spooner, bought of John Packer, for S 80." "June 14, 1716, Richard Douglas raised his house,which was on the east side of the town street, next to David Gardiner's."(*)

Richard was a sea-captain and accumulated a very comfortable competence by his industry. He was occasionally chosen surveyor of highways by the town. Hempstead says he "fell dead as he was steering a scow up to Mr. Richards's wharf," Feb. 26, 1734-5. The inventory of his estate was 2,868[British pounds], but it was not divided till 1751.'

Notes for MARGARET ABELL:

Margaret Abell, born about 1685 in Norwich, Conn.; died April 18, 1752; married Capt. Richard Douglas, December 7, 1704, born July 19, 1682 in New London, Conn., died February 26, 1734-5 , son of Dea. William and Abiah (Hough) Douglas. Abiah was daughter of William Hough of New London, a granddaughter of Edward Hough of Westchester, Cheshire, England.

No cemetery stone shown for Margaret and may have been buried in the second oldest cemetery.

Margaret (Abell) Douglas, widow of New London, and Hannah Abell of Norwich, convey their rights in 40 acres of land April 10, 1735, to their honorable grandfather John Post of Norwich deceased; later Joshua Abell buys the rights to the same land from Caleb Abell and Zachariah and Joanna Loomis.

Children of RICHARD DOUGLAS and MARGARET ABELL are:

i. JONATHON5DOUGLAS, b. October 30, 1705; d. Nov 1732; m. LUCY CHRISTOPHER .

5. ii. WILLIAM DOUGLAS, b. January 01, 1707/08, New London, CT; d. November 12, 1787; m. SARAH DENISON.

iii. ABIAH DOUGLAS, b. December 11, 1710, New London, CT; m. JOSEPH SOUTHMAYD; b. Middletown.

Notes for ABIAH DOUGLAS :

Abell Family genealogy references Abiah:

"iii. ABIAH4, 1710; m. July 14, 1730, Joseph Southmayd, Middletown,whither she prob. rem [removed]. "

iv. CALEB DOUGLAS, b. November 07, 1714, New London, CT; m. MARY MOORE .

v. MARGARET DOUGLAS, b. September 01, 1717, New London, CT; m. NATHANIEL COIT .

vi. RICHARD DOUGLAS, b. May 01, 1720, New London, CT.

Notes for RICHARD DOUGLAS :

Per Abell Family Gen.: "34. vi RICHARD4, b. 1720; unm.; ret. to England"

vii. SAMUEL DOUGLAS, b. May 10, 1722, New London, CT; m. MARY DENISON .

viii. ELIZABETH DOUGLAS, b. May 27, 1726, New London, CT; d. young.

5. WILLIAM5 DOUGLAS (RICHARD4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1) was born January 01, 1707/08 in New London, CT, and died November 12, 1787. He married SARAH DENISON March 04, 1730/31 in New London, New London, CT, daughter of GEORGE DENISON and MARY HARRIS. She was born 1710, and died May 12, 1797.

Notes for WILLIAM DOUGLAS:

WILLIAM DOUGLAS, III, New London, Connecticut; b. 1st January, 1708; d.27th November, 1787; was Constable and Deacon of Old Presbyterian Church and a man of importance in the town; m. 4th March, 1730, Sarah DENISON, dau. of George DENISON, d. 12th May, 1796.

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Children of WILLIAM DOUGLAS and SARAH DENISON are:

6. WILLIAM6 DOUGLAS (WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1)was born February 07, 1730/31 in New London, CT, and died October 01, 1805 in New London, CT. He married MARY LUCAS May 31, 1752 in New London, New London, CT, daughter of IVORY LUCAS and MARY. She was born 1727, and died January 31, 1810.

Children of WILLIAM DOUGLAS and MARY LUCAS are:

8. i. WILLIAM7 DOUGLAS, b. September 29, 1753, New London, CT.

ii. MARGARET DOUGLAS, b. February 19, 1755, New London, CT.

iii. MARY DOUGLAS, b. December 25, 1757, New London, CT.

iv. CALEB DOUGLAS, b. April 16, 1760, New London, CT.

9. v. IVORY DOUGLAS, b. 1761, New London, CT; d. August 01, 1825, Chelsea, VT; m. PHEBE SMITH.

vi. SAMUEL DOUGLAS, b. Abt. 1763, New London, CT.

vii. JONATHON DOUGLAS, b. August 31, 1765, New London, CT.

viii. SARAH DOUGLAS, b. 1767, New London, CT.

ix. DANIEL DOUGLAS, b. 1770, New London, CT.

x. JOSIAH DOUGLAS, b. 1772, New London, CT.

xi. RICHARD DOUGLAS, b. 1774, New London, CT.

7. RICHARD6 DOUGLAS (WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1) was born 1750 in New London, CT, and died March 01, 1816. He married (1) ABIGAIL STARR Abt. 1799. He married (2) LUCY WAY September 02, 1807.

Notes for RICHARD DOUGLAS:

CAPTAIN RICHARD DOUGLAS, of New London, Connecticut; b. 1750, d. 1st March 1816; derived his title from service in the Revolutionary War (see Year Book of New York Society, Sons of the Revolution); m. (firstly) Abigail STARR, d.s.p. 1799; m. (secondly) 2d September, 1804, Lucy (W AY) PALMER, b. 6th March, 1774, dau. of John WAY and widow of Samuel PALMER.

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Children of RICHARD DOUGLAS and LUCY WAY are:

i. EARL7DOUGLAS, b. May 27, 1805; d. November 05, 1865, New York, NY; m. JULIA HEMPSTEAD, August 20, 1827; b. April 28, 1809, Hartford, CT; d. January 22, 1869.

ii. ALFRED DOUGLAS, b. January 15, 1807.

iii. ERSKINE DOUGLAS, b. August 26, 1812.

8. WILLIAM7 DOUGLAS (WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1) was born September 29, 1753 in New London, CT. He married LUCRETIA CAULKINS December 28, 1775 in New London, New London, CT, daughter of DAVID CALKINS and HANNAH LEACH. She was born 1756 in New London, CT, and died 1837.

Children of WILLIAM DOUGLAS and LUCRETIA CAULKINS are:

i. LUCRETIA8 DOUGLAS, b. January 07, 1777; d. January 29, 1868.

Notes for LUCRETIA DOUGLAS :

Lucretia was not listed in the birth attest of Richmond, VT vital records, while the rest of the children were listed.

ii. RICHARD DOUGLAS, b. November 01, 1778; d. September 15, 1845; m RHODA CLASSON.

iii. WILLIAM DOUGLAS, b. December 13, 1781, New London, CT; d. January 13, 1817; m. ELIZABETH JEWEL .

10. iv. SAMUEL DOUGLAS, b. July 29, 1783, New London, New London, CT; d. Abt. 1870; m. SARAH CRANE.

v. DAVID DOUGLAS, b. February 19, 1786; m. ELIZABETH COXE .

vi. JOSEPH DOUGLAS, b. December 05, 1788; m. ALMA HALL.

vii. SARAH DOUGLAS, b. December 12, 1791; m. SAWYER JEWELL .

viii. JOHN DOUGLAS, b. April 13, 1794; m. MARY FERGUSON .

ix. PHEBE DOUGLAS, b. July 09, 1796; m. MICAH THOMPSON; b. June 07, 1797, Richmond, Chittenden, VT.

x. GEORGE DOUGLAS, b. January 11, 1802; m. OLIVE THOMPSON; b. February 22, 1799, Richmond, Chittenden, VT.

9.IVORY7 DOUGLAS (WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1)was born 1761 in New London, CT, and died August 01, 1825 in Chelsea, VT. He married PHEBE SMITH. She was born 1767, and died February 10, 1853 in Chelsea, VT.

Notes for IVORY DOUGLAS:

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Moved to Vermont with his brother in 1789. Drowned at the age of 64 years in New London, CT.

Children of IVORY DOUGLAS and PHEBE SMITH are:

i. ELIZABETH8DOUGLAS, b. October 31, 1783, New London, CT.

ii. DENISON DOUGLAS, b. February 10, 1785, New London, CT.

iii. PHEBE DOUGLAS, b. February 28, 1787, New London, CT.

11. iv. DANIEL DOUGLAS, b. May 23, 1788, Chelsea, VT; d. October 18, 1882, Williston, VT.

v. SARAH DOUGLAS, b. February 12, 1790, Chelsea, VT.

vi. CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS, b. October 29, 1791, Chelsea, VT.

vii. MARY DOUGLAS, b. May 22, 1793, Chelsea, VT.

viii. IVORY DOUGLAS, b. May 11, 1796, Chelsea, VT.

ix. LUCAS DOUGLAS, b. May 11, 1796, Chelsea, VT.

x. THERESA DOUGLAS, b. July 12, 1798, Chelsea, VT.

xi. HENRY DOUGLAS, b. July 03, 1800, Chelsea, VT.

xii. HENRY DOUGLAS, b. January 18, 1802, Chelsea, VT.

xiii. SHELDON DOUGLAS, b. 1803, Chelsea, VT.

xiv. ROYAL DOUGLAS, b. May 03, 1805, Chelsea, VT.

10. SAMUEL8 DOUGLAS (WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1) was born July 29, 1783 in New London, New London, CT, and died Abt. 1870. He married SARAH CRANE March 14, 1811 in Richmond, Chittenden, VT.

Notes for SAMUEL DOUGLAS:

Family records show dies in 1870 aged 86 (DOB approx. 1784); but still alive July 1870 when Louisville, St. Lawrence Co., New York census was taken.

Family handwritten biography "...The 6th generation Wm. Douglas went to Richmond, VT., in 1798 and his son Samuel Douglas [this person] settled in the early part of the century on the St . Lawrence river in New York at what then came to be known as Douglas Landing, but afterward known as Louisville Landing..."

Was "of Louisville, St. Lawrence Co., NY" at the time of marriage in 1811. This is borne out by the Richmond, VT marriage record.

Children of SAMUEL DOUGLAS and SARAH CRANE are:

12. i. NANCY9 DOUGLAS .

13. ii. GEORGE DOUGLAS .

iii. PETER DOUGLAS, m. EMILY THOMPSON .

14. iv. CAROLYN DOUGLAS .

15. v. JAMES DOUGLAS .

16. vi. SAMUEL DOUGLAS, b. Abt. 1822, ,,New York; d. March 04, 1897.

17. vii. ALEXIS DOUGLAS, b. January 04, 1826, ,St. Lawrence, New York; d. September 30, 1889, Sully County, SD.

11. DANIEL8 DOUGLAS (IVORY7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1)was born May 23, 1788 in Chelsea, VT, and died October 18, 1882 in Williston, VT. He married SARAH MESSENGER 1810, daughter of RODRICK MESSANGER. She was born April 06, 1786, and died May 25, 1877 in Williston, VT.

Children of DANIEL DOUGLAS and SARAH MESSENGER are:

i. CYNTHIA9 DOUGLAS, b. May 30, 1813, Williston, VT.

ii. CASSIUS DOUGLAS, b. March 16, 1815, Williston, VT.

18. iii. MILO DOUGLAS, b. August 29, 1817, Williston, VT; d. July 24, 1906.

iv. SHELDON SETH DOUGLAS, b. August 29, 1817, Williston, VT.

v. HENRY DOUGLAS, b. December 17, 1820, Williston, VT.

vi. LOUSIA P. DOUGLAS, b. February 07, 1825, Williston, VT.

vii. MARIA A. DOUGLAS, b. February 28, 1827, Williston, VT.

12. NANCY9 DOUGLAS (SAMUEL8, WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1) She married JOEL CARPENTER.

Children of NANCY DOUGLAS and JOEL CARPENTER are:

i. ALFRED10 CARPENTER, d. ,,California.

Notes for ALFRED CARPENTER :

Family handwritten biography shows Alfred "died in California"

19. ii. NORMAN CARPENTER .

20. iii. JENNIE CARPENTER .

21. iv. MARIA CARPENTER, b. Abt. 1836.

22. v. MARTHA CARPENTER, b. March 12, 1838.

23. vi. GEORGE CARPENTER, b. Abt. 1840.

24. vii. SAMUEL J. CARPENTER, b. Abt. 1845, , ,NY; d. October 19, 1893.

13. GEORGE9 DOUGLAS (SAMUEL8, WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1)He married EUNICE PALMETA.

Children of GEORGE DOUGLAS and EUNICE PALMETA are:

25. i. RHODA CLARRISSA10 DOUGLAS .

26. ii. ELMIRA DOUGLAS .

27. iii. GEORGE J. DOUGLAS.

14. CAROLYN9 DOUGLAS (SAMUEL8, WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5,RICHARD4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1) She married JONATHAN TRACY.

Children of CAROLYN DOUGLAS and JONATHAN TRACY are:

i. FRANK10 TRACY .

ii. SARAH TRACY.

15. JAMES9 DOUGLAS (SAMUEL8, WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1)He married JEANNIE TIMSON Abt. 1893.

Children of JAMES DOUGLAS and JEANNIE TIMSON are:

i. VEO10DOUGLAS, b. April 06, 1894; d. November 1978, Burlingame, San Mateo, California.

Notes for VEO DOUGLAS:

Birth and death dates listed in Soc. Sec. Death Index

ii. VERNE DOUGLAS, b. Abt. 1896.

16. SAMUEL9 DOUGLAS (SAMUEL8, WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1)was born Abt. 1822 in ,,New York, and died March 04, 1897. He married HARRIETT BANCROFT. She was born Abt. 1836.

Children of SAMUEL DOUGLAS and HARRIETT BANCROFT are:

i. JOHN10 DOUGLAS, b. Abt. 1858, ,,New York.

Notes for JOHN DOUGLAS:

Lived in Worcester, MA at one time

ii. CLARA DOUGLAS, b. Abt. 1860, ,,New York; d. Abt. October 27, 1895.

28. iii. BERTHA DOUGLAS, b. Abt. 1862, ,,New York.

29. iv. WILLIAM DOUGLAS, b. Abt. 1867, ,,New York.

30. v. HENRY DOUGLAS, b. Abt. 1867, ,,New York.

vi. GEORGE DOUGLAS, b. Aft. July 1870.

Notes for GEORGE DOUGLAS:

Lawyer at Worchester, MA per family handwritten biography

17. ALEXIS9 DOUGLAS (SAMUEL8, WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1)was born January 04, 1826 in ,St. Lawrence, New York, and died September 30, 1889 in Sully County, SD. He married MARIA K. REED in 1852, She was born October 24, 1830 in ,,New York, and died February 21, 1903 in Forest City, Potter County, SD.

Notes for ALEXIS DOUGLAS:

Family handwritten biography lists given name as "Alexis"; confirmed with tombstone in Okobojo Cemetery, Sully County, South Dakota

Children of ALEXIS DOUGLAS and MARIA REED are:

i. FLORENCE10DOUGLAS, b. Bef. 1862.

Notes for FLORENCE DOUGLAS:

Died in infancy according to family

31. ii. FRANCES LILLIAN DOUGLAS, b. September 28, 1862, Abelman(Excelsior), Sauk, Wisconsin; d. November 04, 1931, Cheyenne Agency, Dewey, SD.

32. iii. CHARLES EDGAR DOUGLAS, b. June 05, 1869; d. August 10, 1927, Gettysburg, Potter, SD.

18. MILO9 DOUGLAS (DANIEL8, IVORY7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ROBERT1) was born August 29, 1817 in Williston, VT, and died July 24, 1906. He married SARAH CURTIS HUTCHINSON February 18, 1846, daughter of DAVID HUTCHINSON and POLLY CURTIS. She was born April 06, 1824, and died September 10, 1910.

Notes for MILO DOUGLAS:

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Died at home in Essex on 7/24/1906. Funeral was at his home on7/26/1906. Burial was in the village cemetery on 7/26/1906. Source -A.D.Douglas funeral records.

Notes for SARAH CURTIS HUTCHINSON:

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Died at home in Essex on 9/10/1910. Funeral was at her home on9/12/1910. Burial in the village age cemetery on 9/12/1910. Source -A.D.Douglas funeral records.

Children of MILO DOUGLAS and SARAH HUTCHINSON are:

33. i. HENRY HOMER10 DOUGLAS, b. December 02, 1846; d. 1882.

ii. ROLLIN MILO DOUGLAS, b. June 12, 1849.

34. iii. JAMES HUTCHINSON DOUGLAS, b. July 26, 1851; d. May 30, 1929.

35. iv. EMMA J