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William Douglas left a comment for carly elizabeth douglas
"Welcome to our community, Carly. If you can put dates and places to your John Robert Douglas, then it will help others who make link into your family make the connections. Yours aye, William"
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On 6 October 1860 in St Johns, Edinburgh, Hon. Mark George Kerr Rolle (1835–1907) (born Mark George Kerr Trefusis), of Stevenstone, St Giles in the Wood, Devon, married Lady Gertrude Jane Douglas (1838-1924) a daughter of George Sholto Douglas, 17th…
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"There are a few mentions of Clarendon here. If you enter Clarendon in the search box (top right) you will find them. "
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"Welcome to our community, Jackie. I have several Alexander's listed - which is not very helpful when i cannot connect them up. However, this fellow looks interesting:Douglas, Alexander, clergyman. Edu. Edinburgh Uni. sh. 1750. sett. St. James,…"
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"Welcome to our community, Connie. If you put Primrose into the search box (top right) you wil find a number of related discussions. Yours aye, William"
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Douglas - or Daglass, Dagless or Dagloss?

John Dagless was a blacksmith living in Norfolk. He married Elizabeth Pearson and they has eight children:Susannah, baptised 14 Apr 1816William, bap 6 Dec 1819Richard, bap 28 Dec 1834, born 29/11/1829Thomas, bap 24 Feb 1822John Pearson, bap 20 Mar 1814Elizabeth, bap 9 Nov 1817Harmer, bap 20 Apr 1834Daniel, bap 28 Dec 1834, born 08/03/1826All baptisms were in Burgh-next-Aylsham, Norfolk, EnglandJohn Pearson Dagless emigrated to Canada and died there. He married Mary Webb, and had a son, Thomas…See More
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Douglas - or Daglass, Dagless or Dagloss?

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 13:54 0 Comments

John Dagless was a blacksmith living in Norfolk. He married Elizabeth Pearson and they has eight children:

Susannah, baptised 14 Apr 1816

William, bap 6 Dec 1819

Richard, bap 28 Dec 1834, born 29/11/1829

Thomas, bap 24…


Monteath Mausoleum campaign launches

Posted on November 9, 2014 at 10:48 0 Comments

The Monteath Douglas Mausoleum is a grand Victorian monument, standing starkly on the skyline in the Scottish Borders near the village of Ancrum It is semi-derelict, and on the Buildings at Risk Scotland Register.

This magnificent, largely forgotten building is the last resting place of General Sir Thomas Monteath Douglas (1788 - 1868). The entrance is guarded…


T George Douglas of Florida

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 10:01 0 Comments

I received the following message with the request to share it:

I just wanted to share with as many of you as I could that T George Douglas passed away this morning (Tuesday, November 4) at his home in Altamonte Springs Fl.  His wife, Pat , called my husband George this afternoon to let him know the sad news. 

Some of you receiving this email may not have known T George well.  However he was one of the great ones within Clan Douglas.  I can still remember all the…


Witches in your dungeon?

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 17:33 1 Comment

Can you tell me if you kept witches in your dungeon as I have a sister who believes she was a witch in a past life..?

I was asked this a couple of years ago, and it came to mind again as I considered the fact that Hallowe'en is upon us again.

Do we have witches in the Douglas family, I wondered?

Archibald, 6th Earl of Angus's sister, Lady Janet Douglas of Glamis, was accused of witchcraft and treason and was burned at the stake in…


Unclaimed estates in England

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 18:43 0 Comments

The following leave unclaimed estates:

Forename Surname Date of Death Place of Death Dates of Birth Place of Birth…

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At 0:36 on October 20, 2014, Thomas Douglas said…

Hi William,

That was my grandfather. He lived in Bonne Terre, MO. My father's name was Ernest Vetal Douglas. I wish I could track our line back to Scotland, but haven't been able to do that. I did live in Dunoon, Scotland for a couple of years and saw a portrait of Sir James Douglas hanging in Inverary Castle that looked almost exactly like one of my uncles. I remain fascinated with the history of the Douglas lines from medieval times on.

At 2:50 on October 19, 2014, Fiona Primrose Douglas said…

Follow-up:  I don't think the Sir should have crept in to the below posting about General John Primrose Douglas  Sorry!

At 2:23 on October 19, 2014, Fiona Primrose Douglas said…

Thanks for your welcome  to my joining, William.

It is going to take a while for me to give any detailed responses, and much of what I know comes from my sister-in-law who is the real person who has researched all this, but:

I believe General Sir John Primrose Douglas was the cousin of my father Charles Primrose Douglas (1921-2005).  I know my parents used to see him occasionally when they lived in the UK.  I have a feeling that, given the propensity of our branch to call fathers and sons the same names and seeing the date of birth of this JPD, there may be father and  son John Primrose Douglases, father and son, while we have just one listed.  I'll ask my mother a bit more. 

My sister-in-law told me our Primrose name came from an Ann Primrose from Aberdeen, who married one of our ancestors.  Looking at his detailed posting  on 18th & 19th century Douglases in February 2014, I suspect that I am therefore distantly related to John Clark of New Zealand who may be the ?grandson of my great-uncle, a male Douglas we have listed as having died in an earthquake in Napier, New Zealand (we have no more information).

I will get back to you when I know more - or may enlist my sister-in-law!

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

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???



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