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Monument to Orazio Scotti or Horatio Scotto, Piacenza

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Comment by J Ruaidri Douglas on December 5, 2021 at 7:36

Thank you, Ruaidri! Nice work.

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on November 24, 2021 at 20:56

Typology sepulchral monument
Measurements cm 400.0x182.0x40.0 (HxLxP)
Dating 17th century (1655)
Author Algardi Alessandro (workshop of) , Bolognese workshop
see details
Materials and technique carved white marble;

commemorative inscription (center)
Dom/Count Horatius of Scotland AND IN WAR IN BELGIUM GALLIA I HAVE PROVED MILITARY ATTENTION... FORTUNATE AND SKILLFUL FORTUNE A maker of good fortune rarely died in the opinion of a maidservant in the greatest of all plans] ON THE SIDE OF SWITZERLAND AND ROSE
note: in the capital

letter commemorative (in basso al center)
LUCRETIA PHILIP ALZIATI, FAMOUS DAUGHTER OF GENESIS/FAMILY HEIR, FIRST WIFE OF EARL HORATIUS SCOTUS RAINUTIUS ODOARDO PHILIP LEFT DOMITILLA AMILIA SULPITIAM/ DIED 21 February 1608 THE PREFACE OF THE PROVINCE PINE AND SAC. OF THE PALACE/APOS. He then placed a
note of gratitude in 1655 : in the capital letters of the Arabic number; data dell'opera

Comment by J Ruaidri Douglas on November 21, 2021 at 10:51

William, here is a link that has the inscription. Page will translate out of Italian, but it does not translate inscription, out of the Latin.

Comment by J Ruaidri Douglas on November 21, 2021 at 10:49
Comment by J Ruaidri Douglas on November 21, 2021 at 9:14

PS

Enjoyed the unpublished link to Douglas history, Piacenza.

Comment by J Ruaidri Douglas on November 21, 2021 at 9:11

William, I did not recall seeing a transcription for this. Will investigate further.   

Comment by William Douglas on November 16, 2021 at 13:53

I was working on the Piacenza article this morning - not yet published.  Here is what is currently available:  http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/Places/piacenza.html  

Is there a transcription of the memorial?

I note that the lower inscription mentions Philippi, probably the one who built The Palazzo della Prefettura also called the Palazzo Scotti di Vigoleno.

See this video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xZfBiXvs5Ivnefvz3oPGr3LZo7J5w318/v...;

Comment by J Ruaidri Douglas on November 15, 2021 at 13:14

Looks like Scoto with one T on inscription. Its funny, I could not relocate this photo using the name on monument, Horatio Scoto. Some cross referencing led me to Orazio Scotti. Only then could I relocate the source of this image. Have seen this with a few others. Both in, Latin & Italian.

Making conections

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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