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William Douglas's Blog – March 2016 Archive (2)

Was Lady Janet Douglas of Glamis a witch?

I have asked this question before: Was Lady Janet Douglas of Glamis a witch?

A recent book by Deborah Richmond Foulkes, FSAScot, FLAMES OF MY TRUTH, The Tragic Execution of Janet Douglas would appear to put the matter to rest.

In a note to me, she wrote:  

I reviewed the entire surviving records that Pictcairn published on Criminal Trials in Scotland and in all three trials involving Janet, she was never charged with witchcraft. I did find that her son was charged…


Added by William Douglas on March 26, 2016 at 12:32 — No Comments

Lt Douglas RN held captive by the Chinese

In September 1840, the Kite, a Government armed brig, was wrecked in the Gulf of Hang-chow-foo, and Mr. Noble, the Master, with his child and several of the crew, drowned. Lieutenant Douglas commanded the * Kite.' Lieutenant Douglas, Mrs. Noble, and others, who escaped from the wreck were made prisoners by the Chinese, and sent to…

Added by William Douglas on March 7, 2016 at 12:00 — 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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