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August 2018 Blog Posts (6)

Daniel Douglas, Machine Maker and Castillo Douglas

John Douglas was born on 6 Feb 1840 in Bury, Lancashire, the son of Daniel Douglas, a Machine Maker, and his wife Sarah.

John emigrated to Mexico and is the progenitor of the family that built, first, Douglas Chalet and then Castillo Douglas.

Does anyone have this family in their tree?

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Added by William Douglas on August 23, 2018 at 21:39 — No Comments

Douglass Tower - named for the lighthouse builder

Arguably one of the more ugly new buildings in London, The 30-storey Douglass Tower on Goodluck Hope, has been named after Sir James Douglass, the redoubtable designer of the English coastline’s two tallest lighthouses - the Eddystone Lighthouse off the Cornish coast and Bishop Rock, on the Isle of Scilly.

Born in Bow, Tower Hamlets in 1826, Sir James Douglass was chief engineer at Trinity House, the chartered authority with workshops at Trinity Buoy Wharf, the site of London…

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Added by William Douglas on August 21, 2018 at 9:30 — No Comments

Outlaw King trailer

Outlaw King - look for 'The Good' James Douglas - not yet Sir James!
http://www.tartan.tv/outlaw-king-official-trailer-hd-netflix_086cbd2af.html

Added by William Douglas on August 20, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments

St. Brigid and the King’s Wolf

Once a rustic, seeing a wolf run about in proximity to the palace, killed it; not knowing that it was the tame creature of the king; and he brought the dead beast to the king, expecting a reward. Then the prince in anger ordered the man to be cast into prison and executed. Now when Bridget heard this, her spirit was stirred within her, and mounting her chariot, she drove…

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Added by William Douglas on August 9, 2018 at 12:38 — No Comments

Is this Sir James?

James Douglas did not, of course, have a heart in his arms - that was added later.  But might the artist just be taking a liberty? …

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Added by William Douglas on August 2, 2018 at 9:24 — No Comments

Sir George Douglas, St Andrews

In a fitting tribute to Sir George, the younger brother of Sir William Douglas, who owned Lochleven Castle, a plaque was placed at Deans Court, St Andrews, on the 450th anniversary of Mary’s escape from Lochleven on May 2, 1568.

It was unveiled by Elizabeth Roads, Snawdoun Herald of the Court of the Lord Lyon,…

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Added by William Douglas on August 1, 2018 at 10:54 — 2 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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