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A collection of historical and genalogical records

The restoration of the OLDEST COLLEGIATE CHURCH IN SCOTLAND still in use is a complex and costly one, yet crucial to preserving this living piece of Bothwell and Scottish history. Standing on the site of a 6th century Church, it retains grave slabs of crusading knights and a mediaeval Quire rebuilt by The Earl of Douglas in 1398. This unusual stone vaulted intimate inner chapel needs immediate and urgent work to preserve the integrity of its structure and that of the whole Church.

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Comment by William Douglas on October 25, 2018 at 20:07

A service to mark the rededication of the historic Church Quire after its extensive restoration was held on the afternoon of Wednesday 22nd March 2017 in the presence of the Patron, HRH The Princess Royal. 

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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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