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William Douglas's Blog – October 2013 Archive (3)

Landed families of Britain and Ireland - Dr. William Douglas

Nick Kingsley writes a fascinating blog about the Landed families of Britain and Ireland.

A recent article has looked at Brandfold, in Goudhurst, Kent, built for the Edgeworth family.

Descent: Miss Edgeworth (date unknown); Charles Sneyd Edgeworth (1786-1864) let to Thomas Cramer Roberts…

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Added by William Douglas on October 28, 2013 at 18:14 — 1 Comment

Oronto Douglas awaits news of kidnapped sister's release

Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Research and Documentation, Oronto Douglas is anxiously awaiting news of the release of his sister, Augusta Douglas-Ayam.

Bargaining has been continuing over the ransom to be paid, with observers hoping that the matter will be resolved satisfactorily today, Monday 21st October.…

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Added by William Douglas on October 21, 2013 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

The tale of Duncan Archibald Douglas, an army deserter - or maybe not?

Virginia Silvester has most kindly contributed the following article to TACA, in which she traces the fortunes of two of her great-grandmother's soldier brothers, one of whom was an army schoolmaster. Her account vividly illustrates both the mobility inherent in the military way of life, and the hardship endured by the wives and children of serving soldiers around a century ago. To discover more, read on .…

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Added by William Douglas on October 12, 2013 at 19:40 — 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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