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For those clansmen and clanswomen that wish to have a personalised Douglas email address, douglas.net is offering three plans to do just that.
I think I have enough addresses, so will be giving this a miss.
Added by William Douglas on June 26, 2013 at 12:12 — No Comments
Looking for a personalised email address? douglas.net is offering the opportunity for clansmen and clanswomen to have their own Douglas address.
I think I have enough addresses already, so will give this one a miss.
Added by William Douglas on June 26, 2013 at 12:10 — No Comments
Just had another request for membership. I thought that I recognised the name from a previous encounter, so did a bit of checking, and found this...
When I was a schoolboy at school in Dunbar during one recess, my father took myself and my older brother in a rowing boat from the North Berwick harbour. He was a man of enormous physical strength, having been middleweight boxing champion of Scotland. He proceeded to row the small boat across a considerable expanse of sea to the island of Craigleith. We pulled the rowing boat onto the island and walked up to the top. And whilst there, to our astonishment the…Continue
Added by William Douglas on June 12, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments
Reported in the paper of May 2Oth, 1757 :
" A young person, five feet high, aged about nineteen, who
entered in January last on board the Resolution privateer,
Capt. Barber, under the name of Arthur Douglas, proceeded
with the ship from London to this port (?Liverpool), went aloft to furl the
sails, &c. , when called upon, was frequently mustered amongst
the marines at the time they exercised the small arms, and in
short executed the office of a…
Added by William Douglas on June 9, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments