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William Douglas's Blog – November 2014 Archive (4)

Pittendreich Doocot - a building at risk

This GradeA listed doocot forms part of the former  Pittendreich estate, once the property of the Douglases of Pittendreich, located at Easter Pittendreich Farm, Elgin, in Scotland. 

Probably written circa 1900: No trace of these Douglases now exists. The old trees probably define the spot where the mansion of the…


Added by William Douglas on November 28, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Douglas - or Daglass, Dagless or Dagloss?

John Dagless was a blacksmith living in Norfolk. He married Elizabeth Pearson and they has eight children:

Susannah, baptised 14 Apr 1816

William, bap 6 Dec 1819

Richard, bap 28 Dec 1834, born 29/11/1829

Thomas, bap 24…


Added by William Douglas on November 13, 2014 at 13:54 — No Comments

Monteath Mausoleum campaign launches

The Monteath Douglas Mausoleum is a grand Victorian monument, standing starkly on the skyline in the Scottish Borders near the village of Ancrum It is semi-derelict, and on the Buildings at Risk Scotland Register.

This magnificent, largely forgotten building is the last resting place of General Sir Thomas Monteath Douglas (1788 - 1868). The entrance is guarded…


Added by William Douglas on November 9, 2014 at 10:48 — 1 Comment

T George Douglas of Florida

I received the following message with the request to share it:

I just wanted to share with as many of you as I could that T George Douglas passed away this morning (Tuesday, November 4) at his home in Altamonte Springs Fl.  His wife, Pat , called my husband George this afternoon to let him know the sad news. 

Some of you receiving this email may not have known T George well.  However he was one of the great ones within Clan Douglas.  I can still remember all the…


Added by William Douglas on November 5, 2014 at 10:01 — 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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