Following a request for information about Thomas Pringle b~1763 d 1848, who married 1787 Jean Douglas b~1763- d 1837 and had one surviving child - Euphemia, I noted my lack of knowledge on the Pringles. Some research was clearly needed!
A Pringle was a shield bearer for James Douglas at Otterburn
, and links between the two families existed for generations afterwards. I have added an entry on the Pringles of Whitsome
, but note links with other families as well.
A quick look in the Douglas Archives revealed only one entry for a Douglas with Pringle in his name, and he only had a two line entry, made several years ago! Using Google Books
, I have uncovered more on this interesting naval officer - information that just was not so readily accessible a year or two ago. I had him listed as a Lieutenat in the Royal Navy, but he became a Captain, before retiring and contributing to agricultural improvements - and to banking. (Read more...)
I will be adding to this biography.
Google Books programme of digitising the world's libraries may not impress the French - but it does impress me. Restrictions on copyright make some of the books unavailable in Scotland, which is a real frustration, so I welcome contributions from those elsewhere in the world.