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Banished is a British drama television serial created by Jimmy McGovern. The seven-part serial first aired on 5 March 2015 on BBC Two and was inspired by events in the eighteenth century when Britain established a penal colony in Australia.
Set in the first penal colony founded by the British in New South Wales, Australia, in the year 1788; in which the British convicts live alongside…Continue
Walter Douglas, a member of the Essex Scottish Regiment, 2nd Division out of Windsor, was awarded France's highest award of distinction.
The National Order of the Legion of Honour was given to Canadian veterans who fought for the liberation of France on D-Day and in the battle of Normandy to…Continue
Emily Louisa Jane Douglas (1867-1960) 93
Emily Louisa Jane Douglas was born 3 September 1867 in Yass, New South Wales, Australia to David Douglas (1832-1887) and Margaret Duffy (1832-1919) and died 2 July 1960 in Bondi, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married Harry Hinton Baglin (1866-1915) 1 January 1890 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Sholto George Douglas, 19th Earl of Morton (1844-1935) 91
Sholto George Douglas…
The epitaph below throws up some interesting issues.
It is normally thought that the Baillie was born in 1612, the year of the death of his presumed father, Sir James Douglas, 8th of Cavers. Here, it appears that he was born c1616.
The second matter is that there is no reference to a family - no wife and children mentioned. Yet is thought to be the ancestor of the Douglas family of Yarm.
I have not been able to trace his cousin, Richard Douglas, one of his heirs…Continue