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Tracing the Glassell link with Duke of Argyll

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  • Robert Glassell (1764 - d.)
  • Robert Glassell (c.1708 - d.)
    “The Glassell (or Glassele) family is of French descent. The first of the name went from France to Scotland with Mary, Queen of Scots on her return to her native land in 1560. The name supposedl...
  • Field Marshal John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll (1723 - 1806)
    John succeeded his father in 1770, became the first President of the Highland Society of Scotland and married a celebrated beauty, Elizabeth Gunning, widow of the sixth Duke of Hamilton, in 1759. Both ...
  • General John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll (c.1693 - 1770)
    "General John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll KT PC (c. 1693 – 9 November 1770) was a Scottish Whig politician in the 17th and 18th centuries." ===================================================...
  • John Glassell (1736 - 1806)
    Born in Scotland, emigrated to Virignia, was a successful merchant in Fredericksburg, at the outbreak of the American Revolution, he returned to Scotland

On 17th April 1820, Joan Glassell , daughter of John Glassell of Longniddry, married John Douglas Edward Henry Campbell the 7th Duke of Argyll.

The aim of this project is to trace the other Glassell profiles that link with Joan, her father and any other of their ancestors and descendants we can discover.

Existing Glassell profiles on Geni suggest that there are a significant number of potential collaborators on both sides of the Atlantic and we encourage all of you to join in what should be a mutually beneficial project.

December 29th 2013 Update: Over the past two years I have made some considerable progress locating/adding other ancestral profiles but one or two of them are not as sound as they should be as they are complicated by multiple and/or presumed parents. I will continue to work on that but would appreciate it if anyone spots anomalies and either fixes them reports them to me me.

My approach is a mixture of top down and bottm up research. At the bottom of the tree (at least from my perspective) is http://www.geni.com/search?search_type=people&names=mary+ann+glassell, my maternal Great Grandmother and at the top is, of course, the 7th Duke's wife, Joan (Joanna) Glassell.