A collection of historical and genalogical records
Cavers Auld Kirk is a beautifully presented detached traditional former Church in a peaceful setting within 1¼ acres of ground bounded by a mature woodland which has undergone extensive renovations to provide what is now a superior family home with a blend of traditional and modern…Continue
following receipt of two envelopes, I am currently, amongst other areas of research, looking at the Douglas families of Prince Edward Island, and have come across the following entry:
"Later that year, in Nov 1802, another private sale was recorded that indicates the market value of a young mixed race slave. The conveyance was from "Thomas Hassard Esq.…Continue
Added by William Douglas on April 19, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
The Douglas brothers were merchants who went to America and made their fortunes. But it appears that they were also good at building relationships where it mattered.
Taking Sir William Douglas of Castle Douglas as a starting point, his uncle 'Parson Douglas', the Rev William Douglas, was tutor to Thomas Jefferson.
Parson Douglas' daughter, Margaret married into the Meriwether family, where, in a previous generation, Elizabeth Meriwether's niece, Mildred,…Continue
Betsy is the daughter of George Douglas and Margaret McCrone, George being the brother of Sir William Douglas of Castle Douglas.
Betsy Mary Douglas, was married to Col James Monroe, nephew of US President James…Continue
Charles Douglas-Hamilton flew to the world's highest peak as a passenger in a modern Jetstream 41 Turboprop.
In 1933, his grandfather Douglas and fellow pilot David Fowler MacIntyre had to contend with freezing temperatures and cracked oxygen pipes.…Continue
Added by William Douglas on April 4, 2013 at 18:05 — No Comments