A collection of historical and genalogical records
John Hacking was born in Preston Lancashire England, September 16, 1835. His father died when he was four years old leaving a widow and four young children in poor circumstances. In the year 1839 the family received the gospel, and the next year the mother married John Fisher. When John S. Hacking was six years old…Continue
The Marquis of Douglas, son of the Duke of Hamilton, was sent in 1807 as Ambassador to St. Petersburg.
The Marquis of Douglas in 1808 was allowed to pass through France on his way home from Russia, his health being unequal to a sea passage.
This seems to have been a 'Special Mission'.
The Duke in 1807 was Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton. His son, Alexander, later 10th Duke of Hamilton, was presumably Marquis of Douglas in 1807?
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The Glenfunan Games is a new way to learn about Douglas history and heritage using play for all ages.Continue
I'm trying to track down Douglases who were slave traders. I've met a Jamaican whose mother's maiden name was Douglas, and the family story is that she was descended from a union between a slave and a Douglas slave trader in the 1700s.
My own Douglas history makes it possible that this man and I are related. Four brothers - George, Samuel, William and James came to the U.S. around 1784 with a 'Captain Stevenson' and James Shaw. Shaw was a teenager at the time, and was later Sir James…Continue