A collection of historical and genalogical records
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I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD AND KNOW MY SHEEP/ AM KNOWN OF MINE/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ CHARLES DRYSDALE, BOOKSELLER, VICE CONSUL OF THE UNITED STATES OF/ AMERICA AT DUNFERMLINE, 1899 - 1913, WHO DIED 21 FEBRUARY 1913/ AND OF MARY J W ALEXANDER, HIS WIFE, WHO DIED 10 APRIL 1933/ ALSO OF THEIR DEARLY BELOVED SON CHARLES, LANCE CORPORAL,/ GORDON HIGHLANDERS, WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME,/ 18 JULY 1916 AGED 19 YEARS/ ALSO OF THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER…Continue
James Douglas-Hamilton, Baron Selkirk of Douglas, died on 28th November 2023 at the age of 81.
The warmth of the tributes that accompanied the news reached across the political spectrum. All of them are genuine and none uttered out of dutiful respect.
The genuineness of affectionate words can be diluted on days like this; sometimes…Continue
Bothwellpark House is situated on the edge of Bothwell, just north of the River Clyde in South Lanarkshire, close to the remains of Bothwell Castle. It is a house of historical significance for the surrounding area and is understood to have been built as the Dower House for Bothwell Castle Mansion (now demolished). Designed by James Playfair and built in the late 18th century, the B-listed Georgian house is laid out over three stories in a symmetrical rectangular layout with wings…Continue
In 1826, Count Karl von Welsperg decided to sell the heavily indebted Langenstein estate including the towns of Eigeltingen and Orsingen. With Prince Karl Egon zu Fürstenberg, to whom he initially offered the property; the count did not reach a trade agreement. Finally, Grand Duke Ludwig of Baden took over the offered objects for 190,000 guilders. In the same…Continue
I have long wondered about the origin of the salamander that appears in Douglas heraldry and recalled that there was an article in the Australian newsletter many years ago.
Today, researching early uses of the stars on our armorials, particularly those of the Douglas Scotti, I stumbled across a couple of French 'blasons' with stars, one of which also had a…Continue