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Douglas title conferred on Prince Harry

Prince Henry, KCVO (Henry Charles Albert David; born 15 September 1984), also known as Prince Harry, is a member of the British royal family. He is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and is sixth in the line of succession to the British throne.Today, 19th May 2018, on the occasion of his marriage to Meghan…See More
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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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"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…"
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"Welcome to our group, Martha. 'Your' William Douglas does not come up in my quick search.  Have you got any further details about him, or his family? Yours aye, William"
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I have provided a limited mapping service for the genealogy database for some years.  However, Google now charges for this.   Legacy, my desktop software provider, is in negotiations with Bing in an attempt to overcome similar issues, but meanwhile no new map entries can be made.Meanwhile, TNG, on which my web database works, is also making changes as part of the latest upgrade.Unless I sign up with a fee based account, I will be unable to provide a mapping facility.My maps showed places that…See More
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"I have been rooting around for  Ernest Alfred Douglas, but without success - so far."
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"Good to hear from you, Henry. Probably most of the pills we have to take are not all good!  But I don't like the sound of yours."
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Douglas title conferred on Prince Harry

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Prince Henry, KCVO (Henry Charles Albert David; born 15 September 1984), also known as Prince Harry, is a member of the British royal family. He is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and is sixth in the line of succession to the British throne.

Today, 19th May 2018, on the occasion of his…


Sir William Douglas, Lord of Liddesdale, the Flower of Chivalry.

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Sir William Douglas, Lord of Liddesdale (circa. 1300-k.1353) was also known as the Knight of Liddesdale and…


Of, in or at a place

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The following helpful guide was contributed by the late Norman Douglas of Dundarroch to a Clan Douglas Association of Australia newsletter some years ago. It bears reprinting.

When searching through records or gravestones in Scotland, it is common to find a person described either 'of', a place or 'in' a place or 'at' a place. These words are of considerable…


Historic Artist Andrew Hillhouse, 1964-2018

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Several of the illustrations used in the Douglas Archives were created by Andrew Hillhouse, who died on Sunday 16th April 2018.

Andrew worked as a technician in the School of Landscape Architecture, ESALA, Edinburgh University. He drew, painted and illustrated in his spare time depicting, predominantly…


Kirkpatricks in Seville

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During a recent short holiday in Seville, I did not expect to see evidence of 'The good' Sir James Douglas, who passed through the city when en-route to the Holy Land, in 1330. As a consequence, I failed to do my research before arriving.

When he was commissioned by the dying King, Robert 'The Bruce', to carry his heart on crusade to the Holy Land, James Douglas gathered around him several noble knights and twenty esquires, among them a son of Sir Roger Kirkpatrick of Closeburn. The…


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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)? 


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.



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.


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At 11:40 on March 7, 2018, Eddie Roberts said…

Sorry do not have the time to add to this but Percy Douglas junior was in the royal flying corps during the first world war he had a Sister Flora and a younger brother Robert Flora left no decendants Robert left a son but do not have an knowledge of Him and I am the son of Heather Roberts (nee Douglas) daugher of Percy Douglas

the Rev Percy Douglas was my Great grandfather and his wifes name was Annie

hope this helps sorry I do not have much time as I am a carer for my mother Heather who is 92 this year like many of the Douglas family has had a long life.

if you want more to this let me know and will do my best to respond as soon as I can

At 8:04 on March 7, 2018, Eddie Roberts said…

sorry not had time to visit the site for a long time

this is my great grandfather thanks !

Rev Percy Douglas 1900-1925 Vicar of Great Sutton from 1900 to 1925. (Same as above?) Son of Rev Robert Douglas

At 20:54 on March 6, 2018, Richard William Maginis Douglas said…

Hi William,

This is a bit embarrassing since we have commented back and forth a bit, but i have just now noticed that the family page is Listed as "Douglas of Devrock", rather than the correct "Douglas of Dervock" as is the location in N. Ireland and listed in Burke's.


At 15:16 on March 2, 2018, George H Douglass said…

Hi William,

Thanks for the welcome to this forum. The information I have comes from the book The John Douglas Family of Mississippi by Edgar Lamar Douglas (my great uncle) published in 1962. His book does a pretty thorough job of tracing my lineage back to John Douglas. My ancestor, John Douglas was an orphan in North Carolina USA. His book states that in 1758 a William Douglas from north Ireland was living in Pennsylvania with his wife Mary and children. In 1773, the will of a William Douglas in Rowan County, North Carolina, USA mentions his wife Mary and two sons Solomon  and David. In 1801 John Douglas sold a section of land that was granted to David Douglas. John Douglas b.10/4/1764 d.11/9/1839 married Nancy Denman Walden b.5/20/1774 d. 8/1836. Children: Ransom Douglas b.8/9/1805 d.6/5/1889; Jepthah Douglas b.1808; Joel Douglas b.9/13/1810 d.11/8/1884; Elisha Douglas b.6/9/1814 d.9/1/1900; and Elijah Douglas b.6/9/1814 d.1817.

At 20:12 on February 6, 2018, Terri Ward said…

I have many files of documents, which I have not had time to ruffle through.  I will start doing that and see what I can find.  



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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.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?

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