A collection of historical and genalogical records
There is a story, with no historical evidence, that Robert the Bruce and James Douglas met near Moffat. The Ericstane no longer seems to exist but the visitor can get a distinct feel for the momentous meeting that took place there in late March, 1306. With a little imagination we can visualise the Bruce party, heading for the coronation at Scone, winding up the hillside where a young man sat astride his horse, borrowed from Bishop Lamberton, waiting with a message of support from the Bishop.…Continue
There were 8,939 with this surname in Scotland in 1901. The surname is ranked 76th in Scotland in the same year, SMITH is ranked 1st since it is the most common Scottish surname.
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Added by William Douglas on April 16, 2023 at 18:57 — No Comments
The descendants of William Douglas, b1610 and his wife Anne Mattie have been searching for clues to their ancestry beyond the 17th century for many years.
One researcher, Nigel Douglas has assembled a large collection of documents during his research. He did not find the holy grail, but the names and links he identified are essential clues for others who are trawling through Northamptonshire births, marriages and deaths seeking links that might lead further.