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The Debutante

Carmen, the daughter of Mrs James Douglas, was presented at court in 1925. 

A debutante presentation at court is a formal ceremony where young women of high social standing are introduced to the monarch or head of state. It marks their official entry into society and is often seen as a rite of passage.

The presentation is not…

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Added by William Douglas on February 19, 2024 at 12:54 — No Comments

Corps of Artillery Drivers

Until 1794, the Royal Artillery hired civilian horses and drivers to haul its guns. In that year, the Corps of Captains' Commissaries and Drivers was formed to provide these services. This was reformed as the Corps of Gunner Drivers in 1801. In 1806 these became the Royal Artillery Drivers. In 1822 these were disbanded and from that date all men…

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Added by William Douglas on February 17, 2024 at 11:30 — No Comments

Italy

As you know, there has been much discussion on the Douglas Scotti of Italy in this forum.  This has generated many articles on the extended family.

I have been restructuring the pages on Italy in an attempt to bring some cohesion. It will take time for the search engines to catch up.

Here is the main page: https://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/italy_home.html you should be able to find everything else…

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Added by William Douglas on February 14, 2024 at 12:09 — No Comments

names confusion

In my old letter Renzo Scotti had his return as Scotti Renzo.  If this was true then the name of  Douglas Scotti would be Scotti Douglas and vice Versa.  This may be true in very old grave markings as seen but I have no clue which is proper.  This may hurt in research as to first and last names.  I am using Scotti and Douglas both as last names.

Added by RICHARD L SCOTTI on January 28, 2024 at 23:03 — 1 Comment

Douglas/Scotti coat of arms

The combined coat of arms is from a marriage of the two and William Douglas and I are close to making a link from Douglas to Scotti in Switzerland/ Italy...more to come.  Work in progress 1/18/2024.  Feel free to add any information.  Richard Scotti

Added by RICHARD L SCOTTI on January 18, 2024 at 21:56 — No Comments

Bruce raises his standard at Castledykes, Dumfries, 1306

Here at Castledykes, with the rivers Nith and Criffle visible, can be seen Robert Bruce raising his standard at the Castle of Dumfries, freshly seized from its English garrison. Sir Roger Kirkpatrick of Closeburn with sword in hand, and Sir John Lindsay acclaim their leader.

Earlier on the same day, February the 10th 13O6, and at the other end of Dumfries within the Greyfriars' Monastery, Bruce had imperiously stabbed Sir John Comyn of Dalswinton, his rival claimant of the…

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Added by William Douglas on January 11, 2024 at 20:25 — No Comments

Lord James Douglas - Otterburn Hall

Lord James Douglas was supposedly given Otterburn Hall in 1870 as recompense for the death of Lord James Douglas, who fought at the Battle of Otterburn, and was killed near Otterburn Tower (originally a castle), itself founded in 1086, and rebuilt in 1830.

The house, now in a state of disrepair is for sale.

But who is this 'Lord James Douglas'?

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Added by William Douglas on January 7, 2024 at 22:36 — 1 Comment

Palazzo Scotti in Castelbosco Marazzani - apartment for sale

A three-bedroom apartment in Palazzo Scotti in Castelbosco Marazzani is offered for sale by Sothebys International.



Palazzo Scotti in Castelbosco Marazzani is a historic building dating back to the first half of the 1700s. During the second half of the 18th century, the Romagna architect Cosimo Morelli intervened to redesign the atrium portal and the colonnaded courtyard, while an architectural firm from Piacenza oversaw the renovation of the private home. Inside the Palace, which…

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Added by William Douglas on January 2, 2024 at 16:52 — 1 Comment

Dand-Daniel Ellot-Elliot Co Maguire-Fermanagh on EU-UK Border of Scots-Irish.

The Aug 4, 1682 Boston deed: Daniel Elliot Sr, father of Daniel Elliot Jr of the Salem Testimony, was a document discovered by Melanie Hollett of the Daniel Elliot group.…

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Added by Mark Stephen Elliott on December 20, 2023 at 5:29 — 2 Comments

Wallace, Bruce, Sir James, Bell the Cat, Braveheart google 12-5-2023

Seems to be interest from DouglasHistory to blogs on Google, creating browser programming with returned responses. Adding this graphic to see what comes up. Seem to be more interested in the response, it is good to get them.

Added by Mark Stephen Elliott on December 5, 2023 at 22:58 — No Comments

Vice-Consul Charles Drysdale; stained glass window

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…

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Added by William Douglas on December 4, 2023 at 16:00 — No Comments

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, 1942-2023

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…

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Added by William Douglas on December 2, 2023 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Gilnockie and de Soulis.

Added by Mark Stephen Elliott on November 25, 2023 at 2:09 — 1 Comment

Onward Braveheart gorrenberry

Added by Mark Stephen Elliott on November 21, 2023 at 2:54 — No Comments

'Onward Braveheart' 11-20-2023 google images

Added by Mark Stephen Elliott on November 21, 2023 at 0:03 — No Comments

Onward Braveheart

Added by Mark Stephen Elliott on November 18, 2023 at 23:22 — No Comments

C3 is and Athabaskan overlay of Q3 in America. !660 Charles II indentured to American Puritans married a Q3 American.

Given my Y-DNA is R1b-U106 by YSEQ and 23andMe and FTDNA it is S163631. Homogeneity is testing is useless to science. Diversity is needed. When you Y-DNA has been in America since about 1650 give a geometric binary doubling progression one is going to have that of about all found in America, including a small bit from W. Africa to Barbados. Family…

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Added by Mark Stephen Elliott on November 4, 2023 at 19:44 — No Comments

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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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