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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Douglas in India
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
Herbert Maurice Douglas

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At 10:50 on March 15, 2013, William Douglas said…

Thanks to Sally for the following:

Watercolour of Old Wynd looking to Trongate from an album of 37 watercolours of Old Glasgow, Partick and Paisley by William Reid Mainds (fl. 1885-93). The Old Wynd linked the Trongate with the Bridgegate. The Old Wynd and New Wynd were laid out in 1573 to link the Trongate with the Bridgegate. In the 19th century the City Improvement Trust created Osborne Street which cut across both, and the railway obliterated the southern part. William Reid Mainds' watercolour is a rare illustration of one of the old roads going south from the Trongate,and shows the typical range of range of buildings which could be found there.

Caption title: Old Wynd looking to Trongate.

At 10:48 on February 27, 2013, William Douglas said…

Timothy, I put Clayslap+Douglas into Google, and got several results.

I put Clayslaps+Douglas+slater in and found this in 1824: 

Douglas, A. shoemaker, 8, New street, Calton   
Douglas, D. silk and cotton dyer, 46, High street
Douglas, Edward, slater, Clayslap, near Kelvin bank
Douglas, George, reedmaker, 94, Candleriggs
Douglas, Geo. lead merchant and plumber, 591, Argyll st.
Douglas, Hugh, merchant, 21, Carlton place
Douglas, J. T. and A. & Co. merchants, 31, Miller street
Douglas, J. slater, 45, St. Ninian street
Douglas, James, slater, 21, New wynd
Douglas, Jas. & Co. joiners, 22, Montrose street
Douglas, John, writer, 32, Hutcheson street
Douglas, J. milliuei', 631, Argyll street
Douglas, J. C. writer, factor for Blythswood, 52; house, 10, Miller street
Douglas, T. D. insurance broker. Tontine back buildings ; house, 1, Blythswood place
Douglas, Peter, vintner, Woodlane, Broomielaw
Douglas, Thos. grahi merc'a. Douglas court, Grahamston
Douglas, W. & P. spirit & porter cellar, 17, Laigh kirk cl.
At 17:46 on January 11, 2013, William Douglas said…

Welcome to our group, Timothy.

Many members of the Douglas family have Indian connections, and I would welcome further research into those families.


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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