52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #15 &16 Thomas Hepburn and Margaret Douglas

In post #12 I talked about my mtDNA and Catherine Prentice born in 1762.  Today lets hear about Margaret Douglas, her daughter.  Margaret was the first daughter and second child of the union of Thomas Douglas and Catherine Prentice.  Margaret was born the 13th of Dec 1786 in Carluke, Scotland.

Margaret Douglas baptism 1786 in Carluke, Scotland

Margaret Douglas baptism 1786 in Carluke, Scotland

She married James Hepburn on the 29th of October 1808 in Cambusnethan, Scotland. Not much is known of James Hepburn.

Hepburn and Douglas Marriage

Hepburn and Douglas Marriage Oct 29th, 1808 in Cambusnethan Parish.

The marriage brought forth the following children: Catherine  b. 3 Oct 1809, Jean b.29 Dec 1811, Margaret  b. 22 Sep 1813, Janet b.23 Jul 1815, Helen b. 13 Jul 1817, Mary b. 6 Feb 1820, George b. 22 Jun 1822 and Douglas b. 17 Apr 1825.  All children were born and baptized in Cambusnethan, Lanark, Scotland. Thomas Hepburn and Margaret Douglas are buried in the Cambusnethan Parish Churchyard

James Hepburn and Margaret Douglas

James Hepburn and Margaret Douglas

Old Cambusnethan Parish churchyard.  Fence around the ruins, tombstones fallen, very hard to read around this site.  The rest of the cemetery is fairly well taken care of, stone easy to read. Of course these are the newer stones.

Old Cambusnethan Parish churchyard. Fence around the ruins, tombstones fallen, very hard to read around this site. The rest of the cemetery is fairly well taken care of, stone easy to read. Of course these are the newer stones.

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