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Location not known; there is/was a Wakefield in Kincardineshire and in the parish of West Linton

Nicholas Douglas, 1st of Dounteray, Wakefield and Mains (d by 05.1406), son of Sir John Douglas of Lothian (d 1350) was contracted in marriage at Dalkeith, with assent of his father, to Janet, dau. and heiress of William Galbreth (Galbraith), of Gartconnell, in the month of Sept. 1373, and got by her, in marriage, the lands(1) and living of Manys (Mains), co. Dumbarton, and was also infeoft by his father in the lands of Dounteray and Wakefield, and other lands.

In 1623 Alexander Douglas granted a bond for 3,000 merks to Archibald Waddel, portioner of Thornydykes, and James Douglas, portioner of Over Gogar, as a result of which they, in course of time, became proprietors of Wakefield. Archibald Waddel, probably a son of the portioner of Thornydykes, and a soldier with the rank of major, conveyed his half in 1669 to Alexander Douglas of Over Gogar, later designed as " of Morton." 1 Barns Papers. The half held by James Douglas, ...

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1.  Lands gained from the Galbraiths.


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