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May 2014 Blog Posts (13)

Searching for father of Samuel Douglas immigrant 1730 from Scotland

I am Looking for the father of:

Samuel Douglas b.1699 Burnhouses Auchingramont Hamilton, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

d.1793 Littleton NH

married in Scotland Hepzibah Richardson b.1701 d. ?

Immigrated 1730 from Scotland to MA, then NH with his children and grand children


"Captain" Samuel D.…


Added by Bernadine Douglass on May 30, 2014 at 4:52 — 1 Comment

John Drysdale, a lad of fifteen years of age.....

 ''The jury returned an open verdict, stating that the exact cause of the accident had not been proved, and adding an expression of opinion to the effect that, as it was deceased's first day in the pit, he should not have been left so soon to do this dangerous work alone.''

                                                       [photo courtesy Gordon Cunningham] …


Added by Russell Lynn Drysdale on May 29, 2014 at 17:37 — No Comments

Finding Samuel Douglass

I have received this email, and thought that it might be useful to share my response - in the hope that other researchers may be able to add to it.

I am having difficulty knowing where to go to find my ancestor Samuel Douglass. I have traced him to the 1730 immigration from Scotland with his father and son. I can not find where/who in Scotland he descended from. 

Can you direct me to where I go on this site to find…


Added by William Douglas on May 29, 2014 at 10:09 — 1 Comment

Finding David Douglas - DVD

‘Finding David Douglas’ was four years in the making and is the first to focus on remarkable botanist and plant hunter, David Douglas (1799-1834) who explored western North America in the 1820s and 1830s and introduced more than 200 new species to the gardens and forests of Europe.

The film - a collaboration between The Oregon Cultural…


Added by William Douglas on May 26, 2014 at 14:38 — 1 Comment

When William first posted this I nearly split laughing

When William first posted the above image I nearly split laughing ,( having known there were 40 plus Drysdale spelling variants recorded ) to me good common sense  would dictate that men with a formal education…


Added by Russell Lynn Drysdale on May 26, 2014 at 0:00 — No Comments

Dick Douglas MP, poll Tax protester, dies

Richard Giles "Dick" Douglas who died on 3rd May 2014, was a former Scottish politician, having been a member of the British House of Commons firstly as a Labour Co-operative candidate, then latterly as a Scottish National Party member.

After he was faced with legal action for not paying his poll tax - by then 800 Clydesdale Bank notes - he rose to his feet in the…


Added by William Douglas on May 23, 2014 at 18:49 — No Comments

Poppy Scotland Appeal - Sailor Thomas Douglas

I have just received an appeal for funds for Poppy Scotland.

Poppyscotland is the leading charity supporting ex-Servicemen and women and their families in Scotland. The charity is probably best known for running the iconic Scottish Poppy Appeal, but they work all year round to help veterans and their families receive the care and support they urgently…


Added by William Douglas on May 21, 2014 at 23:30 — No Comments

Ronnie Brown to join the Douglas Gathering at lennoxlove

Ronnie Brown, of the Corries, seen here with the late Duke of Hamilton, will be at Lennoxlove for the Douglas Clan Gathering to talk about his painting on 2nd July.

Towards the end of the afternoon, we will be entertained by the Haddington Pipe Band.

It should be a memorable afternoon.

See also:

Painting -

video -…


Added by William Douglas on May 21, 2014 at 12:30 — 4 Comments

Andrew wins agin

Scotland international Andrew Douglas (Inverclyde AC) defeated a field of 294 runners in Caithness on 11th May 2014 to win the Castle of Mey 10km in a course record time.

The Edinburgh-based runner, who comes from Halkirk, recorded 31min 3sec to knock exactly 3min off the old standard set last year by Gordon Lennox. Douglas finished well clear of the 2009 winner…


Added by William Douglas on May 17, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

the douglas clan




      ANDREW DOUGLAS 1214-1278


       JAMES DOUGLAS 1370-1443


       LADY JANET DOUGLAS 1425      

Added by robert hal thompson on May 13, 2014 at 18:53 — No Comments

Genealogies in the Library of Congress

I have no idea how one would access these, but there is a useful collection of Douglas genealogies in the Library of Congress: ;

Added by William Douglas on May 11, 2014 at 10:35 — 2 Comments

Long lost uncle found

Thelma Singh and I are first cousins. Recently posted documents on have confirmed without a doubt that Kenneth, father of Thelma, was the son of Charles Douglas, my grandfather. I am so thrilled.

If anyone has information on Henry Douglas, estimated date of birth 1820, St. Johns, Jamaica, please contact me. Word has it that he was from Scotland.

Rita Bewry

Added by Rita Douglas-Bewry on May 10, 2014 at 2:24 — No Comments

Hugh Scott-Douglas exhibits in Berlin

Hugh Scott-Douglas’ second solo exhibition at the Croy Nielsen Gallery, Berlin, features two new large sculptures as well as new works from the series ‘Chopped Bills’.

Involved in the migration of images and abstractions across the mediums of painting, photography, and pure numerical data, the exhibition is a continuation of Scott-Douglas’ interest in the meanings and metaphors of digitization, economics and the aesthetic potential of mechanical…


Added by William Douglas on May 9, 2014 at 17:56 — 1 Comment

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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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