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On this day - Death of Robert the Bruce

On this day in 1329, Robert the Bruce died at Cardross, near Dumbarton, at the age of 54. Before his death, Bruce had requested that his heart be taken on Crusade after his death and his wish was fulfilled, with Sir James Douglas, the 'Black Douglas', taking the heart on an ill-fated trip to Spain to fight the Moors, during which he was killed.... "Onward braveheart, Douglas shall follow thee or die"

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Comment by Rene Marie Douglas Lawell on June 10, 2012 at 19:30

The line of the family that carried Roberts the Bruce's heart is according to my father our lineage. Like I stated I still have investigation to prove or disprove this link to our family line. --Rene'

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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