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Rival clans to the Douglases - do you agree?

A list of 'Rival clans' has recently been added to Wikipedia.

How much to we agree that this was the case? Rivalary with the Royal Stewarts, is fairly obvious, but what about the rest?


Clan Stewart
Clan Crichton
Clan Gordon
Clan Sandilands
Clan Charteris
Clan Johnstone
Clan Colville
Clan Scott
Clan MacLellan
Clan Ramsay
Clan Maxwell (17th century)

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Comment by Harold Edington on September 10, 2014 at 14:25

Sandilands is and always has been a recognized sept of Douglas.  Crichton I could agree with.  The others were "rivals" from the vacuum created after the fall of the Black Douglases in 1455.  Until that time, I believe most of the names on the list were subordinate to Douglas or contemporary powers along the Border.

IF one were "technical" about this, the Red Douglas branch of Angus should be on the list. 

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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