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Clan Gathering 2014

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Who married Lady Douglas? And who was she?

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Dianne Jean Scroop left a comment for William Douglas
"Thank You for including me in your group. I will advise my sister of this site as she is an avid family historian."
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William Douglas left a comment for Dianne Jean Scroop
"Welcome to our group, Dianne. Your Hugh was a naughty boy! One of my 'rogues and vagabonds'. Hugh Douglas alias Sholto McPherson, age 37, could read and write, protestant, married with 2 male and 1 female children, native of Lanark, a…"
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Runaway servants

Julie has contributed this: "Genealogical abstracts from the American Weekly Mercury, 1719-1746" compiled by Kenneth Scott (c) 1974 1720 Pg 02 DOUGLASS, Archabald, Scotch servant, age c. 25 – runaway from James Pemberton, of Queen Ann Co., Maryland; if runaway is captured, notice to be given to Israel Pemberton of Phila. (7/21) Description: Reward Offered For Three Runaway Servant Men Named James GRIGG, Archabald DOUGLASS and William WILLSON.Date: July 21 1720Newspaper published in:…See More
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William Douglas left a comment for Denise A. Douglas
"Welcome to our group, Denise. Are you able to put any dates and places to Edward?  It might help someone else link into your family. Yours aye, William"
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Flemish Roots and Scottish Branches

The Rutherfurds, like their cousins the Douglases, trace their ancestry back to West Flanders and to the powerful Erembald family. Other families in Britain who share these roots are the Ypres [Douglas], Furnes, Harnes, Lucy, Hacket and Winter families. The political events of the 11th and 12th centuries within Flanders were to change the lives of these families and push them down a migratory path which began in today's Belgium and ended up in Scotland, Ireland, America, Canada, New Zealand and…See More
Jun 22
William Douglas replied to Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr.'s discussion Colonel Edward Douglas born Dec 1590 in Scotland his ancestry
"Has anyone in this line done a DNA test?https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Douglas"
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Douglas Gap Jigsaw

Selling on eBay today is a jigsaw of Douglas Gap.Where is Douglas Gap? And who was it named for?
Jun 19
James David Douglas left a comment for William Douglas
" This is a good resource on the Col. Edward Douglass 1713 - 1795 line for interested researchers.  "Historic Sumner County, Tennessee", Jay Guy Cisco 1909 http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnsumner/ciscobk.htm"
Jun 18

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Runaway servants

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 11:59 0 Comments

Julie has contributed this: "Genealogical abstracts from the American Weekly Mercury, 1719-1746" compiled by Kenneth Scott (c) 1974 1720 Pg 02 DOUGLASS, Archabald, Scotch servant, age c. 25 – runaway from James Pemberton, of Queen Ann Co., Maryland; if runaway is captured, notice to be given to Israel Pemberton of Phila. (7/21) 

Description: Reward Offered For Three Runaway Servant Men Named James GRIGG, Archabald DOUGLASS and William WILLSON.

Date: July 21…

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Flemish Roots and Scottish Branches

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 11:16 1 Comment

The Rutherfurds, like their cousins the Douglases, trace their ancestry back to West Flanders and to the powerful Erembald family. Other families in Britain who share these roots are the Ypres [Douglas], Furnes, Harnes, Lucy, Hacket and Winter families. The political events of the 11th and 12th centuries within Flanders were to change the lives of these families and push them down a migratory path which began in today's Belgium and ended up in Scotland, Ireland, America, Canada, New Zealand…

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William B. Douglass, explorer

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 18:00 2 Comments

William B. Douglass, (front row, 2nd from right) was Examiner of Surveys under the General Land Office when in 1909 he was in the expedition that 'discovered' Rainbow Bridge' in San Juan County on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.

William B. Douglass is a popular name, so I am having…

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Death by drowning

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 16:14 0 Comments

Colin Douglas, one of the owners of the ‘Glenbervie’ drowned off quayhead at Demerara in February 1827 (Greenock Advertiser 10.4.1827)

David Douglas, 2nd engineer, SS Cortes, youngest son of the late James Douglas, carpenter, drowned at sea on 16th December 1874 (Greenock Telegraph 14.1.1875)

Donald Douglas, seaman, 1 Ardgowan Street, Greenock drowned at Quebec, Canada in June 1882 age 22 (Greenock Telegraph 24.7.1882)

Donald Douglas, AB, 10 Terrace Road, Greenock, lost when tug…

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The Grandfather Clock Connection

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 20:16 1 Comment

14 October 2014 - "The Grandfather Clock Connection"

 Our talk on 14 October was given by Mrs Irene Hopkins and had the intriguing title of “The Grandfather Clock Connection".   Like many of us on retirement, she became immersed in family history, particularly that of her husband, Alec, who has a long…

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At 13:20 on June 27, 2015, Dianne Jean Scroop said…

Thank You for including me in your group. I will advise my sister of this site as she is an avid family historian.

At 7:27 on June 18, 2015, James David Douglas said…

 This is a good resource on the Col. Edward Douglass 1713 - 1795 line for interested researchers.  "Historic Sumner County, Tennessee", Jay Guy Cisco 1909

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnsumner/ciscobk.htm

At 13:27 on June 4, 2015, Alexandra Victoria Douglas said…

HI William, Thank you for allowing me to join the Clan. I am researching my ancestor Alexander Douglas, born 1812 in Caithness, Scotland. Son of George Douglas born 1772, 

At 21:48 on May 20, 2015, Dorene Paul said…

Thanks for the info William! I don't have any dates for them yet!

At 3:20 on May 20, 2015, Melanie Douglas said…
Thanks William! Still figuring out how to navigate around. I took your advise and added to my profile...love this website. Did FTDNA and still trying to figure that out too. I get it down!
Thanks again!
Melanie
At 20:37 on May 16, 2015, Kathryn Janisch said…

William Hello, How do I change my web address.

At 21:32 on May 11, 2015, Douglas Yozwiak said…
Hello!
I am interested in learning about the origins of my mother's grandfather, Andrew Douglass who lived in Youngstown, Ohio in the USA until he died some time in the 1950s, I believe. I am also interested to learn of the origin of the double "s" at the end of that particular spelling of Douglass.

My mother's maiden name is Douglass. Hence my first name, but without the extra "s". All very confusing, I know!
At 1:52 on May 8, 2015, David Apirana Douglas Crawford said…

Hi William

Thank you for message.  I tie into the Glenbervie line through Sir Robert Andrews MacKenzie-Douglas 3rd Baronet of Glenbervie (1837-1884), who is my great-grandmother's grandfather.

At 17:51 on May 3, 2015, Sarah Mundy said…
William,
I have a direct line from Andrew to myself including birth and death years. Would that be of any help to anyone?
At 12:45 on May 3, 2015, Sarah Mundy said…
I am looking for Archibald Douglas (1665-1728). He had a son Andrew (1702-1742) who immigrated to the USA in 1706 (possibly). I'm a direct descendant and Archibald would have been my 8 times great grandfather. More specifically, I'm looking for Archibald's parents.

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