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"Welcome to our community, Maria. The more information that you can share, the greater the chance that someone may connect withyour family. I have a note:William Douglas, was born in Jedburgh 1819. He was a blacksmith and worked as a journeyman,…"
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"Douglas, Earl of OrmondThe name Ormond originates from Ormond Castle at Avoch in the Black Isle, held by the Douglas family.See: https://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/Places/ormond_castle.htm  Butler, Earl of OrmondIn Ireland, the…"
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Indian Mutiny - Charles Douglas murder

In May 1857, the Indian subcontinent erupted into violence as, what the British call, the Indian Mutiny began its bloody struggle. This pivotal event, also known as the Sepoy Rebellion or the First War of Indian Independence, marked a significant turning point in India’s colonial history.Among the early casualties was Captain Charles Robert George Douglas, 32nd Bengal Native Infantry, the Assistant Resident, and commandant of the Palace Guard, was murdered by mutineers at Delhi.A book belonging…See More
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"That is a great find!The stars are a nod to Douglas origins, maybe?"
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Indian Mutiny - Charles Douglas murder

Posted on May 13, 2024 at 19:00 0 Comments

In May 1857, the Indian subcontinent erupted into violence as, what the British call, the Indian Mutiny began its bloody struggle. This pivotal event, also known as the Sepoy Rebellion or the First War of Indian Independence, marked a significant turning point in India’s colonial history.

Among the early casualties was Captain Charles Robert George Douglas, 32nd Bengal Native Infantry, the Assistant Resident, and commandant of the Palace Guard, was murdered by mutineers at…

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Mary, Queen of Scots casket acquired for the nation - from the Douglases!

Posted on April 23, 2024 at 10:50 0 Comments

The Mary, Queen of Scots Casket stands as one of Scotland's most revered and enigmatic treasures. Its allure lies not only in its exquisite craftsmanship but also in its enduring connection to the controversial queen herself.



For over 300 years, a handwritten letter telling the casket’s history has been stored within it. This note records…

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Sir Archibald Douglas, Regent of Scotland

Posted on April 21, 2024 at 11:00 2 Comments

We are probably all familiar with this depiction of Sir Archibald Douglas.  Until now, I was unaware that it is taken from of 'The Book of the Medieval Knight' published by Cassel PLC. It was published in the 20th century, so not the book of more recent origin.



Can anyone help me identify a seller of this publication?



Sir…

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Kilbarchan Church to be auctioned

Posted on April 2, 2024 at 11:36 0 Comments

One of the notable Douglas families is that of the descendants of Rev. Robert Douglas, long-serving minister in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Son of Robert Douglas of Barloch, Rev. Robert Douglas served as a pillar of Kilbarchan for over four decades. Following in the footsteps of Patrick Maxwell, he took the mantle of minister…

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At 11:41 on April 21, 2024, Diana Burgess said…

Thanks William! 

I'll check that group out. 

At 2:21 on April 3, 2024, Linda Tanner said…

Thank you for the welcome. Much appreciated. I look forward to viewing the information here.

As best I can determine, my Frederick was born in North Carolina.

Linda Tanner

At 23:58 on March 22, 2024, Ronald Drysdale said…

Yes William, 

The Lady Archivist was very helpful (unusual nowadays) and as well as being the resident archivist at the Dollar Academy she runs the Dollar Museum:

"I am also the Hon. Curator of Dollar Museum where we have a lot of genealogical information about the Drysdales. We open at Easter – see the website for times etc. I would advise you to arrange a time with me if you decide to visit as the material has to be taken out of the store."

You might even get a cup of tea if you visit!

Best regards

Ron

 

At 20:09 on March 22, 2024, Ronald Drysdale said…

Hi William,

I was recently in touch with the Dollar Academy Archivist (carolan-j@dollaracademy.org.uk) and she sent me an electronic copy of this magazine, also see below re further research:

"Thu, 21 Mar at 16:40

Hi Ron

For your information and any other interested genealogists there are two complete sets of the Dollar Magazine and Fortunas in the archive and school library and also two sets in Dollar Museum.

It will eventually all be digitised. Currently I have 1902 (1st issue) to 1921. Only the ones you saw relating to WW1 are online.

Hope to see you in Dollar some time!

Janet"

There are some copies of the Dollar Magazine online already (1911-1920);

http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/dollar-academy-scotland/

Best regards

Ron

At 17:48 on March 16, 2024, Ronald Drysdale said…

Also, your Alexander Drysdale and Christian Donaldson couple are about 100+ years down the line.

regards

Ron

At 23:42 on March 15, 2024, Pauline Baker said…

Thanks for the add everywhere, William. I am looking forward to meeting some people! 

At 16:21 on January 17, 2024, Nicholas Timothy Pink said…

Thanks for your help, that looks interesting. I will read that when I get a moment to myself. Thanks for your help on my behalf. 

At 11:44 on January 17, 2024, Nicholas Timothy Pink said…

Hi William, sorry about the delay in getting back to you but I am busy at work. I run a Financial Consultancy in the South of England and still work full-time, even at my age.

I am 2/3 viking by DNA and 25% Celtic, which is where I think the Douglas link comes from. I guess some of my viking ancestors had relations with people in the North of the UK i.e. Scotland now. I have not as yet traced things back, but I am aware my family name were big land owners in the Yourkshire area years ago, which makes sense with the viking bit as that is mostly where they landed. I need to sit down and do a bit of ancestry tracing one day if I can.

At 16:00 on January 16, 2024, Terry Douglas Irons said…

It is definitely Orval Douglas. He is my paternal grandfather. His father is James David Douglas. They are from West Virginia. I can track back to a John Dowgals married to Bethia Dennis.  I am then stuck.  Thank you for the welcome! Terry

At 20:37 on January 6, 2024, Sarah Douglas said…

Thanks William.  I will try and upload the family tree as far as I have got.  There's one place where there were about three "George"s to choose from so will try and add my reasoning for choosing the one I did!

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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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