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William Douglas's Blog – November 2016 Archive (3)

Battle of Solway Moss

On this day in 1542, England captured about 1,200 Scottish prisoners with its victory in the Battle of Solway Moss. Amongst those taken prisoner was Sir James Douglas, 7th of Drumlanrig. ;

Added by William Douglas on November 24, 2016 at 12:23 — No Comments

George Brisbane Douglas portait for sale

A 19th century portrait miniature on porcelain, "Sir George Brisbane Douglas", is due to be sold at auction.

Sir George was born on 22nd December 1856 in Gibraltar, his mother's (Dona Sanchez de…


Added by William Douglas on November 17, 2016 at 15:19 — No Comments

Douglas of where?

I have received a family tree emblazoned with several heraldic shields of the various branches and families.

One is untitled.

The centre is the arms of the Douglases of Lochleven and the Earls of Morton. But the checkered (checky) border is unknown to me.

Can anyone…


Added by William Douglas on November 8, 2016 at 17:21 — 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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