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December 2018 Blog Posts (5)

New Years Honours 2019

Our congratulations go to:

• Susan DOUGLAS-SCOTT Chair, Independent Living Fund Scotland,  who was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Human Rights, Disability and LGBT Issues. (Prestwick, Ayrshire and Arran)

• David DOUGLAS, who was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for public and political service 

Added by William Douglas on December 30, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments

Douglas of Angus were not in charge of Hermitage at time of Mary Queen of Scots.

But can't you Douglas help defend it from encroachment of industrialization by wind turbines, since you were overseeing it as Earls of Angus?

Added by Mark Stephen Elliott on December 26, 2018 at 3:25 — 1 Comment

James V hung James Elwald as a traitor and Gilnockie and all his gallant company as traitors.

Do not think much of James V, he had a James Elwald which feel is one of my relatives hung. Of course today people call him James Elliot, and Douglas historians accuse him of killing a Cessford, likely I feel because the Douglas at this period of time where loosing power to the Bauld Buccleuch and the Ker of Cessford. 

James V also had Gilnockie hung which included his gallant company and among the  Eliot (ie Ellot Elwald).…


Added by Mark Stephen Elliott on December 26, 2018 at 3:15 — 2 Comments

Elwald becoming of Redheugh and Larriston, and also Ellot.

The chieftain line, the Elwald-Ellot-Eliott of Redheugh became of Redheugh, when land was passed from Archibald 'Bell the Cat' Douglas, fifth Earl of Angus to their family squire the clan chieftain a 10th Robert Elwald to be chief. 

Angus is Archibald 'Bell the Cat' Douglas, fifth earl of…


Added by Mark Stephen Elliott on December 22, 2018 at 18:07 — No Comments

Battle of Sark

Renewed border skirmishing saw Henry Percy, future 3rd earl of Northumberland, defeated by Hugh Douglas, earl of Ormond, on 23 October 1448. ;

Added by William Douglas on December 13, 2018 at 11:30 — 5 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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