Douglas genealogy: the descendants of John Douglas of Middleborough, Massachusetts : Douglas nobility of Scotland (Google eBook)

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Sentinel & Times Pub., 1890 - 226 pages
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This is a genealogy published in 1890 of the descendants of one John Douglas, who arrived in Massachusetts from Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, in 1710, married Eunice Rattleleaf, and settled in Middleborough, MA. The genealogy includes descendants to the seventh generation. But it includes descendants of only the first three sons. John and Eunice had seven children in all. For information on descendants of the two sons and daughters not included in this book, see Ancestry.com, etc. 

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Page 166 - A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled.
Page 212 - Roxbury in the county of Suffolk and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Esq. W".
Page 6 - Hush ye, hush ye, little pet ye, Hush ye, hush ye, do not fret ye, The Black Douglas shall not get ye.
Page 10 - II., who made him lieutenant-general of the realm ; but afterwards losing the royal favor, he seems to have entered into a confederacy against the King, by whom he was killed in Stirling Castle in 1452. Leaving no child, he was succeeded by his brother JAMES, who in 1454 made open war against King James II. as the murderer of his brother and kinsman (the sixth and eighth Earls of Douglas). The issue seemed doubtful for a time; but the Hamiltons and others being gained over to the King's side, Douglas...
Page 2 - Bene, of the Western Isles, having invaded the Scottish territory, and routed the royal army, a man of rank and figure came seasonably, with his friends and followers, to the king's assistance, who then renewed the conflict, and obtained a complete victory over the invader. The king, being desirous of seeing the person who accomplished for him so important a service, that individual was pointed out...
Page 1 - CAN PLEAD A HIGHER CLAIM THAN THE DOUGLAS; BUT IT IS THE LEAST PART OF THE GLORY OF THIS FAMILY THAT IT HAS BEEN HONORED WITH ALLIANCES BY MARRIAGE INTO THE FIRST RANK OF NOBILITY IN SCOTLAND, ENGLAND AND FRANCE. HAVING MATCHED ELEVEN TIMES WITH THE ROYAL HOUSE OF SCOTLAND, AND ONCE WITH THAT OF ENGLAND.
Page 31 - Estis did in like manner Declare as followeth : friends, I Desire you to be my witnesses, that I take this...
Page 211 - Defend the title of the same against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever.
Page 31 - Did then and there to these Presents set their Hands, She according to the Custom of Marriage assuming the name of her Husband.
Page 10 - Thrieve, and other castles of the Douglases, were dismantled; and the earldom of Douglas came to an end by forfeiture, after an existence of 98 years, during which it had been held by no fewer than nine lords. The last earl lived many years in England, •where he had a pension from the crown, and was made a knight of the garter. In 1484, he leagued himself with the exiled duke of Albany to invade Scotland.

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