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William Douglas's Blog – July 2013 Archive (5)

Jahmene Douglas goes straight in at number one

Congratulations to Jahmene Douglas who went straight in at number one in the UK charts with his debut album.

Soulful singer Douglas, who was stacking shelves at a Swindon Asda before finding fame on the ITV show, X Factor, scored his first ever number one with cover versions album Love Never Fails by knocking Robin…

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Added by William Douglas on July 29, 2013 at 17:20 — No Comments

Is Daugalies a variation of Douglas?

Dawglas, Dawglass, Dawgless, Dawgliss are already listed as variations of Douglas, and i have now come across Daugalies, Daugallis, Dauglis, Daugulis and  Daugals in this family tree: http://www.ortsfamilienbuecher.de/namelist.php?ofb=memelland&nachname=DAUGULIS&modus=&lang=en

Apparently, the family may have Swedish roots, but the births…

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Added by William Douglas on July 28, 2013 at 23:00 — No Comments

Where is the Otterburn banner?

As we approach the 625th anniversary of the battle of Otterburn, it would be good to know where the Douglas pennant is.

An article in the Clan Douglas Association of Australia newsletter contained this entry:

Sir Archibald Douglas, 1st Laird of Cavers was the 2nd illegitimate son of James, 2nd Earl of Douglas and Mar. In 1388, he was present at the battle of Otterburn…

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Added by William Douglas on July 28, 2013 at 12:47 — No Comments

Bannockburn 2014 - the Douglas tent

Bannockburn Live is a three day event announced to take place on Saturday 28, Sunday 29 and Monday 30 June 2014 staged by

the National Trust for Scotland to commemorate the 700th anniversary of one of Scotland’s most significant battles – the Battle of Bannockburn.

The specially created festival arena will feature a programme packed with music, Scottish food & drink, crafts, literature and outdoor activities all set in the beautiful surroundings of the memorial…

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Added by William Douglas on July 10, 2013 at 10:16 — No Comments

Gabriella fakes it as the Duchess of Cambridge

Gabriella Douglas frequently mobbed in the streets by people who mistake her for the Duchess of Cambridge.

(Gabriella Munro Douglas/Facebook)

Gabriella Douglas has a well-paying new job, and she didn’t even have to work very hard for the gig.

The 26-year-old brunette from Windsor, England, bears a striking resemblance to the Duchess of Cambridge and recently decided to become a professional Kate Middleton lookalike, making as much as $1,500 Cdn for some public appearances.

“Everyone just…

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Added by William Douglas on July 2, 2013 at 8:01 — No 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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