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An American Family History

Charles Douglas

 
Alternate spellings of Douglas: Dougals, Doughlass, Douglace, Douglass, Dougless, Douglasse, Dowglas, Dowglass, Duglas, Duglass
 
The first European settlements in Maryland were made in 1634 when English settlers created a permanent colony.

Charles Douglas was born about 1678 in Charles County, Maryland. His parents were Colonel John Douglas and Sarah Bonner.

In 1679, when his father died, the will provided that he inherit part of Cold Spring Manor when he was 21 years old.
Children of Colonel John Douglas and Sarah Bonner:
  • John Douglas
  • Robert Douglas
  • Sarah Douglas Gifford Barnes
  • Elizabeth Douglas Brandt Howard Thompson
  • Joseph Douglas
  • Charles Douglas
  • John Douglas (1636) bought Cold Spring Manor on May 10, 1677 from Josias Fendall for 22,000 pounds of tobacco. It consisted of a home on 1,050 acres on the west side of the Patuxent River in Mt. Calvert Hundred (now part of Patuxent Hundred) in Prince George's County, Maryland. The manor came with all rights of "Lord of the Manor."

    500 acres was inherited by his John's son John Douglas (1664) who left it to his son, Benjamin Douglas (1685) who sold part in 1705. The residue of Cold Spring was inherited by John's younger sons, Joseph Douglas (1675) and Charles Douglas (1678).

    Many young healthy people died in colonial Maryland due to outbreaks of malaria and yellow fever.

     

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