A collection of historical and genalogical records
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Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788) was an English portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. One of his sitters was Frances Browne, Mrs John Douglas, who appears to be born in 1741 and died in 1811.
The portrait hangs in Waddesdon Hall, the property of the Rothschild Family.
James Douglas was the 14th Earl of Morton, a Scottish peer dedicated to science with a keen interest in astronomy. He was a founding member and President of the Society for Improving Arts and Sciences in Edinburgh, and elected as President of the Royal Society in London in 1763.
On the eve of…Continue
In 2013, I was informed by a young woman of details of her family.
I included these in the Douglas Archives, in good faith.
Last night she sent me an email informing me that her family circumstances were not as she had provided them, and asked me to remove them.
It transpires that she had made a marriage 'contract' on the basis of her connection to a prominent Scottish family, and this had proved to be false.
Was I duped, and used to promote a false identity? Or…Continue
James Arthur DOUGLASS, Police Staff, Metropolitan Police Service. For services to Policing and to National Security, who was appointed to the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2020 New Years Hounours
Along with the Birthday honours, the New Year’s Honours list is the most significant announcement of civilian and military gallantry awards.
The system acknowledges the…
Rob Douglas, of Western Australia, has published a collection of notes and photographs about his grandfather, Henry, and grandmother, Mina. Rob uncovered a wealth of anecdotes and recollections of their lives.
If your family history merges with theirs at any point, then I am sure you will find this publication as fascinating as…Continue