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William Douglas's Blog – January 2024 Archive (3)

Bruce raises his standard at Castledykes, Dumfries, 1306

Here at Castledykes, with the rivers Nith and Criffle visible, can be seen Robert Bruce raising his standard at the Castle of Dumfries, freshly seized from its English garrison. Sir Roger Kirkpatrick of Closeburn with sword in hand, and Sir John Lindsay acclaim their leader.

Earlier on the same day, February the 10th 13O6, and at the other end of Dumfries within the Greyfriars' Monastery, Bruce had imperiously stabbed Sir John Comyn of Dalswinton, his rival claimant of the…


Added by William Douglas on January 11, 2024 at 20:25 — No Comments

Lord James Douglas - Otterburn Hall

Lord James Douglas was supposedly given Otterburn Hall in 1870 as recompense for the death of Lord James Douglas, who fought at the Battle of Otterburn, and was killed near Otterburn Tower (originally a castle), itself founded in 1086, and rebuilt in 1830.

The house, now in a state of disrepair is for sale.

But who is this 'Lord James Douglas'?

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Added by William Douglas on January 7, 2024 at 22:36 — 1 Comment

Palazzo Scotti in Castelbosco Marazzani - apartment for sale

A three-bedroom apartment in Palazzo Scotti in Castelbosco Marazzani is offered for sale by Sothebys International.

Palazzo Scotti in Castelbosco Marazzani is a historic building dating back to the first half of the 1700s. During the second half of the 18th century, the Romagna architect Cosimo Morelli intervened to redesign the atrium portal and the colonnaded courtyard, while an architectural firm from Piacenza oversaw the renovation of the private home. Inside the Palace, which…


Added by William Douglas on January 2, 2024 at 16:52 — 1 Comment

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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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