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Mary OLIPHANT/John DOUGLASS

Marlene Jackson (View posts)
Posted: 21 Aug 2005 2:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Nov 2006 12:28AM GMT
Surnames: OLIPHANT/DOUGLASS/OLIVER
Searching for parents/siblings of Mary Oliphant, b Parish of Sough Dean, Roxburgh; marr John Douglass 23 Jun 1727 in Selkirk.
Dau Jean, b 8/Sep/1734 marr Stephen OLIVER 28/Oct/1755 in Selkirk. Stephen was minister in Innerleithen, then at Maxton.
Any help appreciated
Marlene Jackson
Ontario, Canada

Re: Mary OLIPHANT/John DOUGLASS

Roddy Oliphant (View posts)
Posted: 23 Aug 2006 2:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Marlene,

I have just finished doing some preliminary work on the Oliphants in Roxburgh. I have merely gathered as amny threads as I can, you are welcome to a copy of the spreadsheet so far if you wish.

The other point is that some of the Oliphants from Roxburghshire moved to Missouri and with them the first name of Ralph was popular. There have been quite a number of Ralph Oliphants in the USA since, many of whom I assume are related.

Curiously, there was an Andrew Oliphant who married an Agnes Fiddes in Maxton in 1728. Then there was a Jenet Oliphant who married there in 1759. I must have missed the Mary born in Sough Dean.

There were a number of identifiable Mary Oliphants at that time, including one in Haddington. Do you know anything about the John Douglas whom she married?

Yours aye,

Roddy.

Re: Mary OLIPHANT/John DOUGLASS

Marlene Jackson (View posts)
Posted: 23 Aug 2006 3:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Roddy,
Perhaps some of your data on the OILPHANT clan may help me tie in some ends. My Mary married John DOUGLASS 23/Jun/1727 in Selkirk. John was born @ Catshawhill (a farm near Selkirk) s/o James DOUGLASS/Agnes WATSON. I went to Catshawhill to take pics when I was in Scotland 2 yrs ago. Found a lot of data on my DOUGLASS/OLIPHANT/OLIVER ancestors. John & Mary's daughter married the Rev Stephen OLIVER 28/Oct/1755 in Selkirk- and I found most of the data on the families there. If you find anything that might tie in to this family, would appreciate your passing it along to me.
TIA
Marlene
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