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James Gavin was a prominent Covenanter in contrast to the Douglas family who were prominent Episcopalian. In fact the church of Scotland sent several sharp reminders to the Douglases that they were to cease their adherence to Episcopalianism. However James 2nd Marquis of Douglas got round this problem by promoting tolerance both to Episcopalians and Presbyterians in the 1660's. This happy accommodation did not last.
James Gavin fled the Dragoons and hid in a small cave to the West of…Continue
Added by William Douglas on June 5, 2020 at 18:12 — No Comments
"Clan maps only show a certain point in time - but this one is different! https://youtu.be/Z19OF8cgRQk"
Added by William Douglas on June 5, 2020 at 16:30 — No Comments
This picture from Pont shows how Douglas Castle may have looked in 1596 when the map for Lanarkshire was created. The late Professor McClean from Dundee thought that Pont Map had an element of accuracy about them. What is to be seen is a couple of towers with wall between them with gateway. The larger of the towers possibly had a Renaissance style Cupola. The other Castle is Parkhead which also belonged to the Douglas family. There was a castle here at Parkhead from the…Continue
Added by William Douglas on June 4, 2020 at 12:34 — No Comments