A collection of historical and genalogical records
Can you tell me if you kept witches in your dungeon as I have a sister who believes she was a witch in a past life..?
I was asked this a couple of years ago, and it came to mind again as I considered the fact that Hallowe'en is upon us again.
Do we have witches in the Douglas family, I wondered?
Archibald, 6th Earl of Angus's sister, Lady Janet Douglas of Glamis, was accused of witchcraft and treason and was burned at the stake in…Continue
The following leave unclaimed estates:
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Added by William Douglas on October 21, 2014 at 18:43 — No Comments
Congratulations to Terri Douglas Ventress, a senior design engineer at Oklahoma State University, captured her third consecutive Masters World Championships at the 2014 Highland Games in Inverness, Scotland. Ventress is the only one in the world to simultaneously hold all the Highland Games World Records in her age group.
Above Terri, and Larry…Continue
Added by William Douglas on October 17, 2014 at 10:50 — No Comments
Douglas, C S $937.97
Douglas, Dorothy Angela $349.45
Douglas, Ian $116.00
Douglas, J F Mr $506.51
Douglas, J G $1,350.00
Douglas, Joyce Alice $102.35
Douglas, Maureen Anne $984.64
Douglas, N L $1,589.48
Douglas, Stephanie Diane $155.95
Further details from: http://www.ird.govt.nz/unclaimed-money/monies-d.html
Added by William Douglas on October 16, 2014 at 18:42 — No Comments
I am considering how best to commemorate the fallen from the First World War, and was looking at the scale of the project. The first name that I came across was Rifleman John Sholto Douglas Douglas, who was listed as Alias Watts. Intrigued, I tried to find out more about him.
15881 Rifleman John Sholto Douglas Douglas died in France on 6th October 1918 and is 'Remembered with Honour' in the Grevillers British Cemetery.
Born John Sholto Douglas Watts, in France,…Continue
Added by William Douglas on October 9, 2014 at 19:30 — No Comments
Orchardton House was built in about 1761 by Robert Maxwell. He married a McLellan of Kirkcudbright Castle and it is alleged that the roof timbers from the castle were used in the construction of the new mansion at Orchardton. In 1785, the estate came into the possession of James Douglas, brother of William, founder of Castle Douglas. The house was substantially embellished…Continue
Added by William Douglas on October 9, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments
The Trials of Lady Jane Douglas
The scandal that divided 18th century Britain
by Karl Sabbagh
The truth about what happened to the beautiful Lady Jane Douglas in Paris in 1748 has never been established. Did she give birth to twin boys in a bug-infested boarding house, or did she buy her two sons from poor French peasants to ensure that the distinguished line…Continue