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William Douglas's Blog – February 2013 Archive (4)

Commemorating the Sea Horse tragedy

Troops, and their families, returning from Belgium and France after the Battle of Waterloo were caught up in a fierce storm, and three ships sank with huge loss of life.

On January 30th, 1816, in the so called 'Tramore Bay storm', off County Cork, the ships Seahorse (c. 365 casualties), Lord Melville (12 casualties) and Boadicea (c. 250 casualties) were…


Added by William Douglas on February 22, 2013 at 10:02 — No Comments

Battle of Flodden, 1513

This year sees the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden Field.

The 1513 clash between the English and Scottish armies resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the Scots, the death of their king, James IV, and the end of their country as a major, independent power.

The northern kingdom never recovered from the disaster and within a century, the two crowns were…


Added by William Douglas on February 18, 2013 at 10:40 — No Comments

The Clan Douglas Association of Australia

The Clan Douglas Association of Australia was established on December 3, 1986 in Brisbane. 

Aims and Objectives of the Association: 

To act as…

Added by William Douglas on February 11, 2013 at 16:28 — No Comments

Lock Sicker jeans

I have never owned a pair of jeans, but it might almost be worth getting a pair just so I can sport my own logo!

Added by William Douglas on February 8, 2013 at 13:18 — 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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