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May 2019 Blog Posts (4)

My branch of the Douglas family. Part 1.

Hello readers,

Well, after years of research and frustrating roadblocks I have finally pieced together my first article documenting my branch of the Douglas family. This is only part 1, I'm sure in time I'll add more to the story and what I'm documenting here has been a remarkable personal journey. 

I hope for the reader you may find some take away advice if you're currently or planning to do research into your own family history. I am not a genealogical researcher by any…

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Added by Andrew Douglas on May 24, 2019 at 12:49 — 1 Comment

Former Douglas lands for sale

Presented as the ultimate ‘off grid’ residential and forestry estate in the south of Scotland, Blackhouse Estate, which lies in the Tweedsmuir Hills on the northern edge of the Yarrow valley, in the ancient Ettrick Forest, is for sale.

The Ettrick Forest or the 'Forest' as it was known has long connection with the earlier Scottish kings as a hunting area. The Douglas family were seen as the keepers of this area and it is after this family that the Douglas Burn is named. As…

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Added by William Douglas on May 21, 2019 at 20:10 — No Comments

SIR CHARLES DOUGLAS ARCHIVES

Hi All- I’m trying to find the archives that house the personal and professional papers of Captain Sir Charles Douglas, RN for the years 1776-1778. I’m particularly interested in the correspondence between Sir Charles and the Naval officers under his command. It is possible they may be archived with those of his son, General Sir Howard Douglas. (Does anyone know if that is correct?) Do any of you know where either the Sir Charles Douglas or Sir Howard Douglas papers are archived? If so,…

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Added by Charles E. Pippenger on May 18, 2019 at 17:11 — No Comments

Thomas Tweedle Drysdale

THE BANKRUPTCY ACT, 1861. ORDER OF DISCHARGE. In the County Court of Glamorganshire, holden at Swansea. TN the Matter of THOMAS TWIDLE DRYSDALE, of J_ Swansea, in the county of Glamorgan, Ship-owner, Dealer, and Chapman: and lately a Partner in the firm of Drysdale and Bergh, of Swansea aforesaid, Ship Chandlers and Sail Makers, a Bankrupt: Whereas at a Public Sitting of the Court held this day the Court granted an Order of Discharge to the said Bankrupt, Notice is hereby given, that an…

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Added by Russell Lynn Drysdale on May 17, 2019 at 16:45 — 3 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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