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Confusing press reports - Douglas of Garvald

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 21:01 1 Comment

The two reports from March 1784 on the marriage of daughters of Lewis Douglas of Garvald need some explaining...!

1. Scots Magazine:

2.  Edinburgh Advertiser:…


Finding Samuel Douglass

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 10:09 0 Comments

I have received this email, and thought that it might be useful to share my response - in the hope that other researchers may be able to add to it.

I am having difficulty knowing where to go to find my ancestor Samuel Douglass. I have traced him to the 1730 immigration from Scotland with his father and son. I can not find where/who in Scotland he descended from. 

Can you direct me to where I go on this site to find…


Finding David Douglas - DVD

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‘Finding David Douglas’ was four years in the making and is the first to focus on remarkable botanist and plant hunter, David Douglas (1799-1834) who explored western North America in the 1820s and 1830s and introduced more than 200 new species to the gardens and forests of…


Dick Douglas MP, poll Tax protester, dies

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 18:49 0 Comments

Richard Giles "Dick" Douglas who died on 3rd May 2014, was a former Scottish politician, having been a member of the British House of Commons firstly as a Labour Co-operative candidate, then latterly as a Scottish National Party member.

After he was faced with legal action for not paying his poll tax - by…


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At 12:37 on June 3, 2014, Robert Bain said…

Hi William
no problems

At 10:46 on May 27, 2014, Jonna Schelde Jacobsen said…

Hello Willam Douglas.

Thank you for adding me as your friend. I have found out, that I am related to Queen Anne Stuart. We have the same ancestors. Frederik I of Denmark had two girls before marriage. His daughter Geske is female ancestor. I am related to Lady Diana too. Sophie Charlotte von Kielmansegg (born grevinde af Platen-Hallermund, Countess of Darlington`s mother Clara Elisebeth von Platen-Hallermund (born von Meysenbug) is my direct ancestor .Douglas and Hamilton are names in my tree. It is very interesting, I have managed to find a lot of my ancestors. But can you give me some more names of people , I can contact in this group? Thank you for reading my mail. Kindly Jonna

At 23:48 on April 29, 2014, Mary Frances Keyes said…

Thank you so much. Was Douglas and Morton the same family at one time???

At 15:32 on March 21, 2014, Nicholas P. Wright said…

I have 4 Edward Douglass in my line, one died (the most recent) in Tennessee. The other three are my 8th, 9th, and 10th great grandfathers. With 3rd(1644-1698), 2nd(1590-1657), and 1st(Bef 1590-Bef1644). All should be buried in Northhampton County, VA. But some sites ( says they were born in Norwich, England; while says Scotland.

At 1:47 on March 13, 2014, Cyndia Christen Douglass said…

Thank you for responding so quickly. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the Douglas Clan Gathering although it would be the perfect special time to experience Scotland for the first time.

Although I do not know the dates, you very likely may be referring to my grandfather, Howard Jasper Douglass, who was born in Patriot, Indiana, and I think died in an elderly care facility in Brandon, Florida, near where my Aunt Janet used to live. My grandmother's name was Clara Ina Wood Douglass.

My father's name was Howard Wood Douglass, his sister was Janet Douglass Miles.  If I am correct, my father was born in Madison, Indiana, or at least lived there as a child.

While my Aunt Janet took it upon herself to be the family historian, much of what she may have known about our ancestry was not passed along to her survivors. She may even have been in contact with you at some point but I do not know any details about her research.

Please let me know if you have anymore information. I am currently attempting to acquire more information from my cousins in the meantime.

Best regards,


At 13:21 on February 17, 2014, Jonna Schelde Jacobsen said…

Hello William Douglas.

I am not sure, but Queen Consort Anne of England (born of Denmark) could be the link to my dna connection . Another possiblity is Margarethe (Martha) von Scheinitz (born von Kauffungen)Direkte ane (17 generationer) - My direct ancestor (17 generations).

1420, Schönberg, Sachsen.  At she is the link to many royal families.
At 19:27 on January 12, 2014, Joseph Charles Blaylock said…

I will be there, along with three others to enjoy some of the events!  Looking forward to it, and meeting you then.

At 10:34 on January 3, 2014, Sherri Hathaway said…

Hi William!

Great Migration of Puritans from England to New England (1620–1643)

At 19:04 on December 17, 2013, Connie Williams said…

Thank you for the welcome.  I  have been aware of Sylvia Snipps' research for a little while but the size and complexity of your website has been quite daunting!  I am the great-great-granddaughter of Mary Ann Douglas, the daughter of Primrose Douglas.  I will write to Sylvia now.  Connie Williams

At 19:34 on December 5, 2013, Curtis H. Douglas said…

Herman Douglas

Born Aug 1889 West Charleston NH

Died Oct 1981 Malone NY

Father George Douglas??

Herman is my grandfather



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