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The Trials of Lady Jane DouglasThe scandal that divided 18th century Britainby Karl SabbaghThe truth about what happened to the beautiful Lady Jane Douglas in Paris in 1748 has never been established. Did she give birth to twin boys in a bug-infested boarding house, or did she buy her two sons from poor French peasants to…See More
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"Just saying hello, I'm part of a Douglas family from Ireland. Sadly not much is known about our history as, in honesty, I was always too young to be interested. Now I am older I am starting to get interested in the Douglas history. The…"
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Douglas families in Ireland

Researching members of the Douglas family in Ireland is notoriously difficult.  So many records have been destroyed, and the families often moved on to America, or elsewhere.This group is for those tracing their ancestors in Ireland.See More
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"Sounds like a different Douglas although he shares the same name as my grandfather. My Grandfather was James Hill Douglas and lived in Belfast. Worked as a mechanic although not trained professionally, in Belfast. Worked for a steelworks company…"
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"Hello William. Thank you so much for accepting me into your group. The spelling variation in my name came about between 1820-70 I believe. My three times great-grandfather Jean or John was a Drysdale and his sons became…"
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Drysdale - a Douglas sept

Drysdale is considered a sept of the Douglas clan, but it is quite likely that this was a separate family which existed previous to when the three Douglas brothers adopted the Drysdale name. A sept is a family that can be related to a clan or larger family for various reasons. Usually this came about either through marriage or by a small family seeking protection from a larger and more powerful neighbour.See More
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The Trials of Lady Jane Douglas

The scandal that divided 18th century Britain

by Karl Sabbagh

The truth about what happened to the beautiful Lady Jane Douglas in Paris in 1748 has never been established. Did she give birth to twin boys in a bug-infested boarding house, or did she buy her two sons…

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1864 - 1870 Photograph Album of Ella and Archibald Douglas Pennant

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This is the photograph album of Lt Col Hon Archibald Charles Douglas Pennant and his wife Hon Harriet Ella Gifford.  It…
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Rival clans to the Douglases - do you agree?

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:27 1 Comment

A list of 'Rival clans' has recently been added to Wikipedia.

How much to we agree that this was the case? Rivalary with the Royal Stewarts, is fairly obvious, but what about the rest?


Clan Stewart
Clan Crichton
Clan Gordon
Clan Sandilands
Clan Charteris
Clan Johnstone
Clan Colville
Clan Scott
Clan MacLellan
Clan Ramsay
Clan Maxwell (17th century)

Genealogy of Brigantes or Douglas

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GenForum message boards and other service close to closure

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Starting Sept. 30, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.

I, for one, will be missing the closure of the forums, to which i have contributed over several years, both posing questions and providing responses.

I guess they were not providing a…

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At 18:16 on September 29, 2014, John Douglas said…

Sounds like a different Douglas although he shares the same name as my grandfather. My Grandfather was James Hill Douglas and lived in Belfast. Worked as a mechanic although not trained professionally, in Belfast. Worked for a steelworks company called Sirrocco. Sadly he died a good few years ago after a stroke. Tragic loss to the family as he was the greatest man I have ever met. 

But thank you for the info. I only found this site a few hours ago after seaching for a little bit of history. 

At 12:09 on September 29, 2014, Catrine Drisdelle said…

Hello William.

Thank you so much for accepting me into your group. The spelling variation in my name came about between 1820-70 I believe. My three times great-grandfather Jean or John was a Drysdale and his sons became Drisdèle/Drisdell/Drisdelle onward. The province of New Brunswick is bilingual and the Drysdale's eventually all settled in French speaking regions which is why the spelling changed.

At 16:31 on August 21, 2014, Ian Douglass said…
At 16:58 on August 10, 2014, ANDREW CHRISTIAN DOUGLAS said…
At 12:37 on June 3, 2014, Robert Bain said…

Hi William
no problems
Robert

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 (Geni.com) says they were born in Norwich, England; while ancestry.com 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,

Cyndia

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 fabpedigree.com she is the link to many royal families.
Jonna

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