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August 2019 Blog Posts (3)

How many swords did the Good Sir James Douglas own?

On 21st June 1861, the anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, the master gunner of Dumbarton Castle carried William Wallace’s sword to the laying of the foundation stone at the Wallace Monument, while a servant of the Earl of Elgin carried King Robert Bruce’s sword. Up to 100,000 people are said to have attended.

Other historical swords in the…

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Added by William Douglas on August 21, 2019 at 19:18 — No Comments

The article of Ployart

Hello William,
I do some research and I find something very interesting on my ancestor and my family tree.
Louis 1 Douglas (died in 1579), lord of Ployart, deputy of the nobility of Vermandois was married with Isabelle de Mandy (died in 1587). Louis 2 Douglas, born in 1567 died in 1607,( his son) was also Lord of Ployart, governor of Soissons and officer was married with Catherine d'Aumale.
Source : www.geneanet.org.

Added by Kevin de Douglas on August 7, 2019 at 18:24 — 1 Comment

Henry Alexander Douglas, Vicar of Abbotsley Church

Henry Alexander Douglas progressed from being Vicar of the Church of St Margaret of Antioch, in Abbotsley, now in Cambridgeshire, but in an area formerly known as Huntingdon, via South Africa to becoming Bishop of Bombay.

I have known of him for a while, but have not been able to piece together his full story. Yesterday, another fact emerged.

I was attending a family service in the church of St Margaret of Antioch, which sits in the village of Abbotsley. The earliest record of…

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Added by William Douglas on August 6, 2019 at 12:27 — No 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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