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William Douglas commented on Cara Douglas's blog post Douglas families Byfield & Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire, England
"In May 1744 a bill was moved in the House of Lords to dissolve the marriage between Henry Scudamore, 3rd Duke of Beaufort and Frances Scudamore.[17] Among witnesses who testified under oath before their Lordships was John Pargiter, a farmer of…"
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William Douglas commented on Cara Douglas's blog post Douglas families Byfield & Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire, England
"There have been Douglas families in Northamptonshire since 1527 when a Thomas Douglas of Chipping Warden probated his will. In 1528 his wife Agnes's will was probated. There was a Robert Duglas who died in Greatworth, Northants in 1569, but he…"
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William Douglas commented on Cara Douglas's blog post Douglas families Byfield & Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire, England
"John Douglas, 1790 - 1873John Douglas was born in 1790 to Thomas Douglas and Elizabeth Douglas (born Inns).Thomas was born in December 1748, in Chipping Warden, Northants.Elizabeth was born on September 5 1748, in Towcester.John had 7 siblings:…"
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Patrick Douglas: In convertendo

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 10:06 0 Comments

An attractive motet setting for five voices (SA(orT)TTB) of Psalm 126 by a little-known Scottish composer of the mid…

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Douglas of Bonjedward and Timpendean

Posted on September 16, 2018 at 13:21 0 Comments

Are you a descendant of the Douglas families of Bonjedward or Timpendean?

Douglas of Bonjedward has featured in a couple of recent articles, the Skirmish at Sclaterford, which followed the disaster at Flodden, in 1513, and the Raid of the Redeswire in 1575.

However, linking the correct Douglas to these events is not proving easy.

I am grateful to Sally Douglas for re-visiting this, but maybe others have researched their families and have some additional…

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Daniel Douglas, Machine Maker and Castillo Douglas

Posted on August 23, 2018 at 21:39 0 Comments

John Douglas was born on 6 Feb 1840 in Bury, Lancashire, the son of Daniel Douglas, a Machine Maker, and his wife Sarah.

John emigrated to Mexico and is the progenitor of the family that built, first, Douglas Chalet and then Castillo Douglas.

Does anyone have this family in their tree?

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Douglass Tower - named for the lighthouse builder

Posted on August 21, 2018 at 9:30 0 Comments

Arguably one of the more ugly new buildings in London, The 30-storey Douglass Tower on Goodluck Hope, has been named after Sir James Douglass, the redoubtable designer of the English coastline’s two tallest lighthouses - the Eddystone Lighthouse off the Cornish coast and Bishop Rock, on the Isle of Scilly.

Born in Bow, Tower Hamlets in 1826, Sir James Douglass was chief engineer at Trinity House, the chartered authority with workshops at Trinity Buoy Wharf, the site of London…

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Outlaw King trailer

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At 22:11 on June 20, 2018, Jenna Gray said…

Thanks William - your website is a wonderful and exciting find!

At 1:32 on June 20, 2018, Linda Ann Goblirsch said…

I also forgot to send you a picture of the Alexander Douglas’s where one of them must be my Alexander Douglas parents.  I already excluded Cathrine McKenzie and Alexander Douglas as parents.  I looked in the Douglas Archive and the Alexander McKenzie/Douglas dates and children don’t line up, so I excluded them. One of the others must be the parents of my Great Great Great Grandfather Alexander Douglas. How do I confirm which one of these line up with my other clues?  Is there a site or a phone number I could call in Scotland to find out?

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At 22:17 on June 19, 2018, Linda Ann Goblirsch said…

Hello William, 

I have exhausted my resources to find my 4th Great Grandfather, Alexander Douglas’s parents.  I have a little more information than I sent you before and I may have sent a wrong date before.  Can you point me in a direction to find my Great Great Great Great Grandfather and mother?  Here is the information I know.

1. My 3rd Great Grandfather was Alexander Douglas, who was born about 1811, but I do not know where.

2. He married Catharine Gardner on Nov 23, 1846 in Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland. I have the marriage record, but does not indicate his parents.

3. I did find Catharine Gardner’s parents.  They were Samuel Gardner and Catharine Rodgers.  Catharine Douglas was born June 3, 1818 in Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

4.  Alexander Douglas and Catharine Gardner had a daughter, Isabella Douglas, was born  Feb 1, 1847.

5.  Alexander Douglas and Catharine Gardner also had another daughter, Janet Douglas.  I do not think there are any other children.

6.  There was a census in 1841 that showed Alexander, Catharine, Isabella, and Janet Douglas living in the Village of Whitburn.

6. Alexander Douglas died some time between 1847 and June 12, 1868.

7. Isabella Douglas married John Pow on June 12, 1868 and the marriage document indicated that Alexander Douglas was deceased.  John Pow and Isabella Douglas were my 2nd Great Grandparents.

Any information would be helpful.  I did look through every Alexander Douglas listed in Douglas history and there is no matching record.

Thank You,

Linda Goblirsch

At 22:00 on May 30, 2018, Linda Ann Goblirsch said…

Are you talking about the picture?

At 1:46 on May 30, 2018, Linda Ann Goblirsch said…

Hello William,

Thank You for the information.  I am confused and not sure how to add this information into my tree.  Is Ann Gardner Catharine’s mother?  Here is what I have so far on my tree in ancestry.com

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Looking forward to talking with you,

Linda Goblirsch

At 14:23 on May 7, 2018, Martha Carolyn Douglas Fulmer said…

Hi and good morning!

William Douglass is my 3-g grandfather.  William Douglass was in NJ in 1804 when Samuel M was born. He moved his family, 2 boys and 3 girls all under 10, to Onondaga Co. NY by the 1810 census. He made several land transactions from 1813 to 1830. One transaction in 1813 has his wife Charity's "mark" on it. William died Nov 17, 1833 and is buried in the Village Cemetery behind the Presbyterian Church in Marcellus NY.  

The first-born son of William, Leonard was born in 1828.  My 2-g g'father (Samuel Miller Douglass) was the second-born son.  Is he  named after Samuel Ward, father of Charity Ward (naming patterns)? 

Carolyn

At 15:07 on May 1, 2018, Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. said…

Hi William- I learned yesterday that one of the many pills I take is a 'black box' pill and I was told yesterday to cease taking it. It has had bad side effects. I still have a way to go with my Douglas line and hope to return in a month or so. I regret my physical problems are interfering with my interests. Hope things are all right with you. Regards, Henry

At 20:18 on April 28, 2018, Nigel John Douglas said…

Hi William,

Thank you for your message.

Ernest Alfred Douglas was my grandfather,born 1903 in Winkfield Berkshire,died in 1988.As far as I know,he lived in Berkshire all his life. His regiment was the 17/21st Lancers,and I would assume this would be in the 1920's.

I have no knowledge of previous family prior to my grandfather,other than a comment made by my grandmother when I was a child,who mentioned that my grandfathers family came from Bray near Maidenhead Berkshire.

Regards

Nigel

At 21:15 on April 2, 2018, Sharon Douglass Camp Ward said…

Thank you, William.  I will be sure to check out the message and also the Find A Grave posting. Hopefully, we will some day find Samuel Douglass of Pittstown, Rensselaer County, New York's correct father. The answer is out there somewhere! This looks like an interesting and information site.  Looking forward to seeing what is on it.

Sharon

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The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

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