A collection of historical and genalogical records
Erkembald fitz Erkembald, who had a 'set of the customary' five manors in England seems to have been a progenitor of several families.
Is Erkembald just a common name of the time (C1100) or was he just one person from Flanders who made merry with the women of England and Scotalnd and started one, or several, dynasties?
I have this rather curiously worded entry in the Douglas Archives:
William de Duglas, the first of the family in record, between 1175 and 1199,…
A correspondent has provide photographs of a Johnstone-Douglas of Lockerbie final resting place.
If you are family member, or live nearby, and are looking for a project, then this might be for…Continue
Added by William Douglas on February 20, 2022 at 17:31 — No Comments
As you will know, I often post a question based on a Douglas armorial that has surfaced, hoping that someone may be able to decipher it and help with the genealogy.
This weekend, I have been adding descriptors of ancient Douglas seals to about 20 of our ancestors. These seals were appended to documents for marriages and for the acquisition and disposal of lands, and so on. They help identify their owners and their activities on specific dates.
A seal for George Douglas of…Continue
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I am looking forward to learning more about the Douglas’s.
I have requested a DNA kit so that I can share my ref number but it’ll be 2 months before the process will be complete. I’ll just need to be patient.
In the meantime could I ask if anyone knows how the Douglas’s in Alnwick, Northumberland, UK arrived there?
My earliest family member I have records for was Thomas Douglas, born in Alnwick in the late 1700’s and was a…Continue