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On this day 19 July 1333 saw the Battle of Halidon Hill at Berwick, where an English army, led by Edward III and Edward Balliol, defeated the Scots forces under the command of Sir Archibald Douglas ('Tyneman').
The defeat was mainly down to the English archers who devastated the Scottish ranks, inflicting terrible losses, including six…Continue
Added by William Douglas on July 19, 2018 at 22:10 — No Comments
Last week, I was helping a researcher who was looking for details of C K M Douglas.
Today there has been a "meteorological tsunami" - meteotsunami in Spain - a phrase coined by C K M Douglas who was a meteorologist.…
Added by William Douglas on July 18, 2018 at 18:32 — No Comments
Ian Douglas has been fascinated by Scottish history for over forty years. He has just published a short biography of Mary, “Mary Queen of Scots – a Brief History” and is the author of “Exploring History in the Scottish…Continue
Added by William Douglas on July 9, 2018 at 17:49 — No Comments
On the tombstone, in St Magnus Cathedral, of George Douglas, who died 1611, and Elizabeth Douglas, his spouse, who died 1630, is a shield bearing :—Quarterly, first and fourth, three piles; second and third, a heart ; over all as many mullets
Who was he?
The Douglas family…Continue
Added by William Douglas on July 6, 2018 at 22:05 — No Comments
Look at who owned this Douglas plate!
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Jan was for many years to President of the Clan Douglas Association of Australia, and before that the newsletter editor.
Her knowledge of Douglas matters, her support of Douglas heritage and her friendship will be missed by…Continue
You may have noticed strange behaviour with the Douglas Archives database.
There appears to be a problem with my web service provider that is affecting both email and the database. We are working on this. Meanwhile the revised database has wiped the older version, but not replaced it.
Added by William Douglas on June 9, 2018 at 17:14 — No Comments
I am informed that Douglas in Hebrew means "Distinguished Man".
Doogle= distinguished, eesh= man.
Could it be that Douglas came from Danite Celts?
Hard to prove, but an interesting coincidence. Do any of my distinguished friends have any thoughts on this?
And Urban Dictionary has a rather different definition!
Added by William Douglas on June 9, 2018 at 9:52 — No Comments
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I have been offered ephemera relating to Admiral Douglas's house Seafield in Walmer. Would anyone be interested in this?
Admiral Robert Gordon Douglas(1829-1910), descendant of James, 4th Earl of Morton, was the son of Commander John Douglas, JP, RN, and Robina MacDonell. He had at least one son, James Sholto Gordon Douglas, and a daughter Madeline Gordon Douglas.
Added by William Douglas on June 6, 2018 at 10:53 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by William Douglas on May 19, 2018 at 16:30 — No Comments
Sir William Douglas, Lord of Liddesdale (circa. 1300-k.1353) was also known as the Knight of Liddesdale and…Continue
Added by William Douglas on April 28, 2018 at 11:44 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by William Douglas on April 25, 2018 at 10:58 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by William Douglas on April 16, 2018 at 22:03 — No Comments
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…Continue
Lieutenant Commander James Sholto Douglas - a new biography: http://badseysociety.uk/war-memorial-badsey-church-and-biographies-the-men-recorded-thereon/douglas-james-sholto-1889-1916
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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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by William Douglas on December 11, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments