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Unicorn Lecture - New York, April 23 at American Irish Historical Society

April 23, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
Anyone in the New York City area might enjoy a special evening celebrating the National Animal of Scotland (the unicorn): Features a lecture from top curator at the Met Cloisters who specializes in unicorns, a harp recital and whisky tasting - co-sponsored by American Irish Historical Society. For tickets:  http://americanscottishfoundation.com/events/2018-Unicorn-Harp.html ; Hope you can join us!See More
Mar 18
Bob Henry left a comment for Beverly Behan
"Hi Bev.,                                                                                                                  James must have been a much loved grandson.  Glad to learn you were well pleased with…"
Jan 27
Bob Henry left a comment for Beverly Behan
"Hi Bev'., Possibly you already have some of the following? Sorbie Parish:   Cruggleton & Kirkmaiden Kirkyards. No4.  'Broken, only pieces fitted together on ground'. Erected by Isabella -missing - to the memory…"
Jan 25
Beverly Behan left a comment for Bob Henry
"Bob: That's so very kind of you to check; but I'm not surprised there's no mention of any of them in the papers.  If I come across any connection between a Wm Douglas and Jean McKie in my line, will let you know.  So…"
Jan 24
Bob Henry left a comment for Beverly Behan
"Bev.,  Have just looked through the B M Ds in the relevant local newspapers to no avail.  Will continue to keep an eye out.  Bob. PS   Always meant to say ,I also have a William Douglas who married a Jean…"
Jan 24
Beverly Behan left a comment for Bob Henry
"No - and understand many British newspapers on on-line including many from Scotland. So that's a good idea for sure. I guess I just figured that my family didn't seem very prominent, so unless someone was hanged for stealing a horse or…"
Jan 23
Bob Henry left a comment for Beverly Behan
"Bev.,  Always meant to ask if you did a newspaper search when you were over? Bob. "
Jan 23
Bob Henry left a comment for Beverly Behan
"Sorry Bev., I should have added '......of the coincidence'!  Perhaps this is another generation back?  Too much of a coincidence then, eh? Bob. "
Jan 23
Bob Henry left a comment for Beverly Behan
"Hi Bev., Do a 'fuzzy match' for James Douglas on SP and let me know what you think.  A bit rushed and sorry for delay in replying to your last. Bob."
Jan 23
Beverly Behan left a comment for Bob Henry
"I sincerely appreciate all your help and guidance, Bob. Thank you!  Beverly"
Jan 21
Bob Henry left a comment for Beverly Behan
"Thanks for the additional information, Bev.  Will keep plugging away. Bob."
Jan 21
Beverly Behan left a comment for Bob Henry
"Bob:  One other thing - Margaret McKie Douglas I have a death date (but no death record as yet) of Sept 27, 1905 for her. She appears in the 1901 census living in Sorbie with her eldest son John, his son James (B 1859) and spouse Isabella as…"
Jan 21
Beverly Behan left a comment for Bob Henry
"PS:  The census of 1841 suggests James and Margaret would both have been born in 1811 but I know census data was typically "rounded" five years. Interestingly, she was born in 1808 and they are both listed as being the same age. So I…"
Jan 21
Beverly Behan left a comment for Bob Henry
"Hi, Bob!  James, who married Margaret in 1834 seems to have died between 1841 and 1851 because he and Margaret are together (and both listed as 30 years of age) in the 1841 census along with their 2 boys.  By the 1851 census, Margaret is…"
Jan 21
Bob Henry left a comment for Beverly Behan
"Hi Bev., Also hit (with hope) on James and Isabella which gives a birth for their James as 04.12.1808, at Garlieston, but shelved it in the event something more 'concrete' may turn up. Given James was married at Sorbie on 03.06.1834, and…"
Jan 21
Beverly Behan left a comment for Bob Henry
"Hi, Bob! Managed to do some more research last week.  Am quite convinced that my James (m to Margaret McKie) was B 1808, son of James Douglas and Isabella Smith but can find nothing on them except that they had 4 other children:  George B…"
Jan 21

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Black Douglas Clan
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James Douglas born Wigtownshire, Scotland in 1811

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At 13:29 on January 27, 2018, Bob Henry said…

Hi Bev.,                                                                                                                  James must have been a much loved grandson.  Glad to learn you were well pleased with previous.

Take care

Bob.

At 18:31 on January 25, 2018, Bob Henry said…

Hi Bev'., Possibly you already have some of the following?

Sorbie Parish Cruggleton & Kirkmaiden Kirkyards.

No4.  'Broken, only pieces fitted together on ground'. Erected by Isabella -missing - to the memory of her husband, James Douglas, who died June 4, 1816, aged 49 years. Also John Douglas, their son, who died in infancy.  

Sure to be Isabella Smith?

Memorials of Whithorn Parish - No 2   

94 South.   In loving memory of William Douglas, beloved husband of Mary Morrison, who died at Burgess Outon, 18 Dec., 1904, aged 64. Also James their youngest son, who died at Port Mackay, Queensland, 15 March, 1883, aged 21. Also the above Mary Morrison who died at 51 George Street, Whithorn, 16 May, 1928, aged 87.

Sorbie Parish Old Kirkyard

135  Erected by Margaret McKie in memory of husband James Douglas, who died 25 July, 1843, aged 37. Also their  daughter, Janet, who died 2 April, 1840, aged 2 years 9 months.  Also the above Margaret McKie who died 27 Sept., 1905, aged 96. 

136  Erected by the heirs of the late William Douglas who died 29 March, 1882, aged 79 years. Also John Douglas, died 4 Dec., 1921, aged 87.

Bob.

At 15:08 on January 24, 2018, Bob Henry said…

Bev.,  Have just looked through the B M Ds in the relevant local newspapers to no avail.  Will continue to keep an eye out.  Bob.

PS   Always meant to say ,I also have a William Douglas who married a Jean MKie 

 from Kirkcowan and never properly bottomed it out!

At 14:17 on January 23, 2018, Bob Henry said…

Bev.,  Always meant to ask if you did a newspaper search when you were over?

Bob. 

At 11:02 on January 23, 2018, Bob Henry said…

Sorry Bev., I should have added '......of the coincidence' Perhaps this is another generation back?  Too much of a coincidence then, eh?

Bob. 

At 10:47 on January 23, 2018, Bob Henry said…

Hi Bev.,

Do a 'fuzzy match' for James Douglas on SP and let me know what you think. 

A bit rushed and sorry for delay in replying to your last.

Bob.

At 20:49 on January 21, 2018, Bob Henry said…

Thanks for the additional information, Bev.  Will keep plugging away.

Bob.

At 15:02 on January 21, 2018, Bob Henry said…

Hi Bev.,

Also hit (with hope) on James and Isabella which gives a birth for their James as 04.12.1808, at Garlieston, but shelved it in the event something more 'concrete' may turn up.

Given James was married at Sorbie on 03.06.1834, and that his two sons, John born c1835, and William 15.06.1839, I have been searching for a death date for James on, or after, 1855.  Although there are many entries, they most unusually fail to provide the mothers name, suggesting the possibility that she may have died prior to James.  

Do you happen to know who her sister, Janet, married?

Will keep on this as time permits but please continue to send your findings/thoughts.

Bob.

At 21:28 on January 12, 2018, Bob Henry said…

Sorry, Beverly, no success on tracing your James. The irony is I had a Douglas relation in Whitehills, Sorby, but I'm now positive they were unconnected.  'My' Margaret died at Whitehills during 1799 and was married to the farmer there, Peter Broadfoot. A further coincidence; my Margaret's father was James Douglas in the farm of 'Kilsture', Sorbie, who married Mary Martin.  Their two sons, William and James, emigrated to Norfolk, Virginia. Naturally, I will continue to keep an eye open for your James and I wonder if you have any scraps of information on him?

At 16:43 on January 6, 2018, Bob Henry said…

Finding it extremely difficult with this one, Beverly, on two accounts. Firstly, many records for Kirkcowan were destroyed by fire long ago and secondly, as there were so many 'Douglii' about Wigtownshire I feel it is going to be nigh impossible to whittle them down to who you are looking for.  The only OPR entry I noticed - which in all likelihood you also noticed - was a marriage date of 5/10/1743 for a James Douglas and Janet McKie, at Kirkcowan. I realise this is before the date you were looking for but I thought the may somehow be relevant given the names but, so far, I haven't been able to tie them in.                              Do you have any more material which would assist searches or even a transcript of the memorial inscription, unless I've overlooked this somewhere?

 
 
 

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