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On this site , at the following link exists an error

William , 

  I feel I must address this  point once more ... 

  On  this site , at the following link exists an error .

  http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/Septs/drysdale.html ;

  

  ''the story of the creation of the Drysdale family'' That is not the truth , it is in fact an error . 

 In  the year 1274 Hugh of Dryfesdale on  the quitclaim of land of Todrig , which was witnessed by Heirs of Aymer Maxwell | Nicholas of Synton, master | Aymer Maxwell | Maurice, chaplain (Coldstream) | Alexander, clerk (Coldstream) | Coldstream Priory | Richard, chaplain of Bishop William of Glasgow, vicar of Ashkirk | Robert of Coldstream, clerk | Alexander of Synton (II), sheriff of Fife | John of Lilliesleaf | John of Musselburgh, master, official  ... http://db.poms.ac.uk/record/person/15211/ ;

                    26th day of January 1488 , clearly falls before the 20th of May 1503


Your family , just like mine got its name from the land . No Douglas created my family , some just borrowed the name and it saved their lives according to the substance of the story . 

 ''the story of the creation of the Drysdale family''    is a  mistruth  and its content I must challenge ,  I have addressed to you on more than one occasion in regards to this fib , and removing it  from this site  Thru the Errors and omissions where it says We are looking for your help to improve the accuracy of The Douglas Archives. If you spot errors, or omissions, then please do let us know 

                                         I did and nothing has happened .

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Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on June 10, 2015 at 13:45

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on June 10, 2015 at 13:41

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on June 6, 2015 at 14:59

  I have always referred to the claim of creation as ''Road Apples'' as It is the kindest way I know of to call a spade a spade  without being foul . 

Comment by William Douglas on May 9, 2015 at 21:39

Are you having a bad day?

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on May 8, 2015 at 23:28

Road Apples usually are 

Comment by William Douglas on May 8, 2015 at 22:33

well spotted!

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on May 8, 2015 at 15:36

Comment by William Douglas on May 6, 2015 at 18:21

Thank you, Russell.

Thomas, William, and James Douglass are just announcing that they have started a new, unconnected line. I never thought that the name was, in 1503, a new invention.

I have amended the wording to make it clearer (not online at time of writing).

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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