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William Douglas's Blog – March 2022 Archive (2)

Marquis of Douglas Ambassador to St. Petersburg.

The Marquis of Douglas, son of the Duke of Hamilton, was sent in 1807 as Ambassador to St. Petersburg. 

The Marquis of Douglas in 1808 was allowed to pass through France on his way home from Russia, his health being unequal to a sea passage.

This seems to have been a 'Special Mission'.

The Duke in 1807 was Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton.  His son, Alexander, later 10th Duke of Hamilton, was presumably Marquis of Douglas in 1807?

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Added by William Douglas on March 15, 2022 at 21:00 — No Comments

Glenfunan games

The Glenfunan Games is a new way to learn about Douglas history and heritage using play for all ages.

Test your knowledge with the Quickfire Quiz or a word game

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Added by William Douglas on March 11, 2022 at 20:11 — 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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