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this is all copied from a group I run Royal Stuart and Stewart Autosomal DNA , as many are Douglas desecendants also
so I finally got time without distractions (one of the few things the Lockdown offers)

I am starting to go methodically through the amazing Earls of Angus (ie Drumlanrig, Glenbervie , Morton Earls)

I had the honour of being offered to copy this chart (not an easy task)

by Robert Douglas the 2 x great grandson of the Sir Robert Douglas 3rd Bart , who wrote the Scottish Peerage, just before hes passed on at 93, I was fortunate to be Robert Douglases friend (Who lived near by) for 2 years and I had his DNA done, technically he should / could be a baronet, the last but it never got approval

it is mostly a Douglas chart but there is so many Stewart that I shall paste sections as I go Douglas and many other surnames we work with often here and many of you will have many of these lines in your trees

Hope it helps some of you

I suggest saving each section I post into a folder

it is mostly a Douglas chart

but there is so many Stewart that I shall paste sections as I go

it covers a 3 metre length on my wall and a metre deep

and at that size is very hard to read

theres 1,000 of people on it

the Chart starts at top with William De Douglas 1114-

I will start at left on Drumlanrig lines

with Princess Mary Stewart Dau of King Robert

theres the Legend / key showing its a professionally done and researched work

and amazing piece of work to own , I improved on it put professionally photographing sections of it and seaming the pieces together< then having it enlarged to print off for a wall chart

but I find using the slider app on my PC the best way to read it, its too large to email, or post , but I could possibly have it professionally copied onto sticks and post for the cost of if anyone is interested, I could get tracked courier prices

Now for the lines down from
1: Sir James Douglas "The Good" to Scots but known as "The Black Douglas"
to English as they we terrified of him
was he and 2 others , a Sinclair who carried Robert the Bruces heart to the Holy land

2: Archibald Tyneman a few lots down
James Douglas II Earl of Queensberry who married Margaret Stewart , dau of 1st Earl of Traquair
Kelahead Fawsyde Johnstone
a few Sholtos and JAMAICA families

Jackie Stoddard I have posted 12 pieces of the Chart so all the DRUMLANRIG LINES DOWN incl many Stewart
tomorrow I will do all the ANGUS / Glenbervie lines (and thats bigger still as the Black Douglas morhped into the Red Douglas lines will be 25 odd pieces / sheets )if you print on A3 each piece you might be able to read?
and on Wednesday I shall do the MORTON lines
hold me to this promise so I dont get distracted
the shut down is the time for me to concentrate and get this project finally done
and Admins we must save this all in to albums called DOUGLAS CHART / incl Stewart DRUMLANRIG/ ANGUS / MORTON

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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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