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William Douglas's Blog – October 2016 Archive (6)

Percy Douglas of the Netherlands

I am trying to locate two publications:
• "Scottish families and their symbols in the Netherlands or the coats of arms of Dutch families of Scottish Descent" (c1998), and
• Portretten van de Nederlandse Burgers van Schotse af komst (1996)  (Portraits of the Dutch citizens of Scottish descent)

Both by Percy Douglas

Can anyone help?

Added by William Douglas on October 27, 2016 at 16:17 — No Comments

Douglas coats of arms

I have come across a useful website listing Douglas coats of arms - 49 of them!

1) All of the arms are fully sourced to real historical documents. The main sources used are Burke's Armorial Général, authored by Sir Bernard Burke and published in 1884, as well as the Armorial General, authored…


Added by William Douglas on October 21, 2016 at 11:18 — No Comments

James Douglass, late of the King William the Fourth Public-house


At the Court-House, at Durham, in the County of Durham, on Tuesday the 25th day of June 1844, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon precisely.

The following PRISONERS, whose Estates and

Effects have been vested in the Provisional Assignee by Order of the Court, having filed their Schedules, are ordered to be brought up before a Commissioner on Circuit, to be dealt with according to the Statute

James Douglass, late of the King William the…


Added by William Douglas on October 19, 2016 at 11:32 — No Comments

Commemoration of life and death of Archie Douglas

His niece, Katharine Campbell reports:

Thought that you would like details of our commemoration today (16th October 2016) for Uncle Archie at Ration Farm Military Cemetery in northern France.  The ceremony was incredibly moving, though I don’t want to use clichés to describe it.  It was very touching without being mawkish or sentimental.  We had…


Added by William Douglas on October 17, 2016 at 11:27 — No Comments

Are the Angus family descendants of the 6th Earl of Angus?

Several websites that I have seen make a connection between the progenitor of the Angus family and the Earls of Angus.

It is suggested that Richard Angus is a son of Archibald Douglas, 6th E arl of Angus.  Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus (c. 1489 – 22 January 1557) was a Scottish nobleman active during the reigns of James V and Mary, Queen of Scots. He was the son…


Added by William Douglas on October 9, 2016 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

East Barns School - John R. Douglas, headteacher

East Barns School began as a private venture by the Duke of Roxburghe, William Mitchell Innes of East Barns farm and William Sandilands of Barneyhill farm. The core of the school complex dated to 1849 and comprised schoolroom, master's house and garden and the children's playground - although Alexander Sutter's schoolroom was only 30 x 18 feet. After the Education Act (1872) the school was incorporated into the local school board and was eventually administered by East Lothian County Council…


Added by William Douglas on October 1, 2016 at 2:30 — 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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