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"I am researching Allan Wilkins Douglass who was killed in France in 1918, and found this: Allan Wilkins Douglass was born September 25, 1895, in Plainfield, N. J., the son of Edwin Thomas and Ednah (Wilkins) Douglass. His father has for many years…"
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"Re: Lt. Douglas at Derry: When they saw the enemy make an approach towards the city, they would run out with ten or twelve men and skirmish a while with them. When the besieged, who watched them closely from the walls, saw them too closely engaged,…"
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"As far back as I can trace, I am related to Lieutenant James Douglass who fought as a defender in the Siege of Derry in 1689 and was killed in the first battle of Windmill Hill.  His first name is not mentioned in any records of the Siege but…"
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"Douglas, in Co. Cork, was first mentioned in an inquisition on the lands of Gerald de Prendergast in 1251 - but I have only just discovered it!  I can find no connection with the Douglas family, but am awed by the early date of 1251. Just…"
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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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UK New Year Honours 2018

Posted on December 30, 2017 at 20:06 1 Comment

We offer our congratulations to the following on their appointments:

Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE Member of the Order of the British Empire Mr Grant Jonathan DOUGLAS Founder and Chief Executive Officer, S'up Products Limited. For services to People with Disabilities. Edinburgh

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire BEM Medal of the Order of the British Empire Mrs Theresa Mary DOUGLAS Police Staff, Police Service of Northern Ireland. For services to…


'Covenanter martyrs' John Douglas and Samuel Douglas drowned

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On 10th December 1679, 210 Covenanter prisoners in the Greyfriars Prison destined, with others from the tolbooths, were being transported on board the ill-fated "Crown", which sank off Deerness in the Orkney Isles. Over 200 were drowned.

In 1679, after the Scottish Covenanters' uprising was quashed at the Battle of Bothwell Brig, 1184 prisoners were captured after the…


A Douglas chair?

Posted on December 5, 2017 at 11:57 0 Comments

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Experts are examining carvings on an old wooden chair that shows evidence of having been immersed in sea water for some time.

The seat is stored in the Am Fasgadh building at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore in the Cairngorms.

Thought to date from the 17th or 18th Century, it was given to the museum by a donor from Edinburgh.

On the panel that forms the back of the seat are carved a lion and a unicorn on a crest with a crowned heart…


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At 22:00 on March 7, 2018, Marc Joseph Douglas said…

To Marc Joseph Douglas 6 Mar at 5:15 PM
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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.  

At 19:47 on February 6, 2018, Terri Ward said…

I am not 100% sure.  I am looking into it but her name is very familiar - I will check my paperwork when I get home - and my family has resided for many years in and near Canandaigua

At 19:34 on February 5, 2018, Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. said…

William when I am writing a blog-I am having a severe problem and I need your help. For the past week when I write a blog I am unable to post it. What happens is a notice pops up in capital letters RECAPTCHA with a statement 'I am not a robot.'Also it states privacy terms and just nor it is attached to my note to you. I just clicked on terms and it brought up Google privacy terms.  My blog is frozen and then disappears. I have rewritten the blog twice. Regards, Henry

At 16:50 on February 4, 2018, Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. said…

HI William- Thanks for your comments on the Seniors, but sorry to say, all I get is that you have left me comments. This also happened when you made comments on Gertrude Harmanson. There is, absolutely, nothing for me to read. You give me some hope when you tell me of your frustrations with softwear. I, certainly, know the feeling when I am unable to communicate with computers.Regards, Henry

At 14:26 on February 4, 2018, ANGELA TATTAN said…

Hi William,

My hunt for my birth mother ( I have adopted in 1958) has led me to the Douglas archives as all indications are that she was married to James Malcolm Palmer-Douglas as follows, 

My adoption paperwork indicates that her name was Dorothy Margaret Palmer Douglas DOB 14 July 1926 and that she had two children, one possibly adopted. An affair with my birth Father, Frank Eley, saw her head down to Surrey before I was born on 14 August 1958 and named Alison Sylvia Douglas, thereafter adopted myself.

It appears that they were both 'circuit judges' in the the equestrian or dog fields.

It has been difficult to find any information about her, but her date of birth, name and the fact that her daughter Helen is mentioned in the adoption paperwork,  now means that I have probably discovered her maiden name, Dorothy Margaret Campbell which is a big step forward.

Naturally, and a decision I respect, James Malcolm Palmer-Douglas wanted nothing to do with Dorothy, me or the adoption as so recorded in a letter from his solicitors, Andrew Haddon and Co.

My search is solely to trace my birth Mother and not to cause any distress to anyone involved at that time.

If any of your records show anything to do with my birth Mother it will greatly assist me in endeavor.

With kind regards,





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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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