A collection of historical and genalogical records
From time to time, the Douglas gypsy connection is raised.
Best known was Charlie Douglas (best known to me, anyway) who revelled in the title "King of the Gypsies", but there are other families.
Thomas Douglas, Tinker, thief. Resident of. Bannockburn, Stirlingshire was transported to America in 1754.
The Stewarts were a well-known Traveller family with strong ties to Wigtownshire.
Shown, from left to right, are: Thomasina; Thomasina (wife of Jack Douglas from the Borders); Janey (daughter of Thomasina and Jack); Isabella; Maggy; unknown girl; Jack Stewart of Stranraer and his son John.
Jack Douglas would appear to be from Kirk Yetholm, conveniently less than 1 mile west of the border for folk who need to hide for a while.
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