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Dundarrach: One r or two?


Photograph:
On the reverse side Norman has written “ on the right;, Norman Douglas of Dundarach with one Golden Bagle (as he has written) feather in his balmoral cap, on the left; John Terlow from the Netherlands.
In the middle; Coat of Arms of Norman Douglas of Dundarach embroidered by John Terlow (or Tarlow) 1984

On 20 May 1969, Norman Cairncross Douglas of Dundarroch was granted arms and added to the Roll of Chiefs and heads of Territorial Families at the Court of The Lord Lyon. (Volume of Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland: 20 May 1969, Volume LII, p.33)

W. S. Douglas of Dundarrach deposited Sandilands of Eastbarns Writs in the National Records of Scotland - connection unknown.

Norman Cairncross Douglas of Dundarrach, Scotland, born Dunfermline 25/Sep/1922 son of William Newbury & Florence Douglas nee Robinson; electrical engineer with the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board; died 199?;

Norman matriculated his Arms 20/May/1969, the Court of the Lord Lyon, Edinburgh; Motto — Toujours en avant — Always in front;


Norman (Norrie) Douglas of Dundarrach, Dundarrach, Tarbet, Arrochar, Dunbartonshire G83 7DD, who was elected as Ordinary Fellow Society of Antiquaries in 1986, died during the year 1999–2000. He wrote local (Arrocher) history books and articles.

Papers found in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow showed a selection of numbered pages from a family tree. Most of the pages were for the Douglas of Mains branch, but as the majority were missing, it is not possible to tell if other families should have been included. Norman Douglas of Dundarrach's stamp appears on two of the pages, but he is not mentioned.  It is therefore not possible to say if he was of that family, or another.

Norman Cairncross Douglas of Dundarrach, Scotland, born Dunfermline 25/Sep/1922 son of William Newbury & Florence Douglas nee Robinson; electrical engineer with the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board; died 3rd July 2000;
Motto — Toujours en avant — Always in front;
married Dunfermline 09/Jun/1951, Margaret Brown, daughter of James Kellie Brown; and had issue:
- Katrina Margaret Douglas born 1953; married (1) Thomas Aitken (divorced 1980); married (2) David McConnell and had issue:
--Craig McConnell
--Sheena Marjorie Douglas born 1954; married Campbell Arendt 1952 and had issue:
---Iain Arendt born 1978
---Andrew Arendt, bc1981
---Gordon Allan Douglas born 31/Jul/1957; electrical engineer in Glasgow; 'Younger of Dundarroch', in 1989
---Terry Douglas (fostered).

William Newbury Douglas (1884 - 1953) was a descendant of Robert Thomson Douglas (20 June 1820 - 1893), a farmer in Kilmarnock. He married Margaret Newbury (born Dunscore 1820; died 1887;). Robert is said to be a Douglas of Cashogle, of the Drumlanrig line.

Norman Douglas's research was published in the Clan Douglas Association of Australia's newsletters.  Link to document

In the November 1989 edition, he describes himself as 'Baron Douglas', and his wife as 'Lady Margaret'.

He had a sister, Evelyn.

In September 1989, Norman Douglas held a party at Aberdour Castle. A family tree was made showing the relevant positions of those who attended, including the Dundarrach family.Link to document

 

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•  CDAA Newsletter 88

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