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Looking west along Loch Rannoch in north west Perthshire from the outskirts of Kinloch Rannoch village.

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BEGG / BEG / BEIG / BIGGE family

Started by James P. LaLone Aug 6, 2010. 0 Replies

attachment - additions/corrections greatly appreciated, thanks, Jim.

Clan Robertson

Started by Iain Kennedy Oct 27, 2009. 0 Replies

Viewers in the UK may know there is a series on Scottish clans running at the moment, last night they did clan Robertson so there was a lot of focus on highland Perthshire. Local historian James…Continue

Sir Charles Douglas and the Baronets of Carr

Started by Christopher J. Valin Oct 7, 2009. 0 Replies

I have come across different information about my ancestor, Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Douglas, and where he was born in 1727. Some sources say he was born in Perthshire and others in Fifeshire. His…Continue

My Perthshire ancestors

Started by Iain Kennedy. Last reply by Richie C. Oct 7, 2009. 1 Reply

I have two Perthshire lines in my family tree. One is Angus Kennedy and Elizabeth McKay who married at Ardlaroch at the western end of Loch Rannoch in 1778. The other is Daniel Dow and Mary Harris…Continue

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Comment by William Douglas on June 16, 2020 at 9:27am

Following extensive research, the Douglas Archives has now got many more Perthshire Douglas families included:


However, there is still some way to go to get them connected together. Contributions are warmly welcomed.

Comment by William Douglas on February 9, 2015 at 12:06pm

The RED BOOK OF SCOTLAND is an extension of the research work of Gordon MacGregor into the Perthshire region of Scotland. Following on from Perthshire, the aim of the project is to conduct similar indepth research into each individual region of Scotland which will eventually culminate in the series of publications entitled The Red Book of Scotland.

Comment by William Douglas on February 9, 2015 at 12:04pm

General Sir John Primrose Douglas (see below) may have been the cousin of Charles Primrose Douglas (1921-2005). Further advice welcomed!

Comment by William Douglas on October 18, 2014 at 5:40am

Major General John Primrose Douglas C.B. was born in Perth on 22 February 1908. Educated at Perth Academy and St. Andrew’s University, he served in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and was awarded string of medals from the U.S.A., Czechoslovakia, France, Netherlands, Germany Belgium and the UK.
Can anyone help identify his family?
See: for biography.

Comment by Kim Barrett on February 19, 2011 at 6:29pm
Hi William - re: your post about the Barracks. I am a great-great granddaughter of Capt Alexander Barrack. Documents from The Aberdeen and NE Scotland Family History Society show his father, Alexander, as being the second child of William Barrack and Barbara Pirie, born 1802. In turn, his grandfather William is shown as being the first son of Alexander Barrack and a Christian Brock or Brook, and born 1 November 1767, some time after the death of George Douglas, 2nd Earl of Dumbarton. My records end with the generation before, being an Alexander Barrack and an Isabel Wishart. The only date recorded is their marriage - 11 Oct 1741, at Ellon, when the Earl would have been quite old (for that time). I don't have anything back further, but this last Alexander, if he were married at, say, 20, could be in the frame as the imported Barrack. The Earl would have been in his 30s when this Alexander was born, if Alexander married at 20-ish. The Barracks back to him were all millers, farming and milling in the area, before Captain Alex's generation took to sea and left. We are intrigued to know just how our Barracks became associated with the theory of an illegitimate son of the Earl..indeed why there is even a theory about a child..albeit it would have had to have been in this earlier generation..
Comment by Iain Kennedy on July 27, 2010 at 8:54am
Thanks for the update William!
Comment by James P. LaLone on July 27, 2010 at 8:41am
Researching BEGG / BEIG / BEG family that appears originated in Perth then moved to Angus (Forfar), residing around Dundee. Married into COUPAR, RAMSAY, INNES, BELL and ANDERSON families. Jim.
Comment by William Douglas on July 27, 2010 at 3:36am
57,000 of historic records from the Perthshire area were made available by the website this week.

The records date from 1566 to 1901 and cover records from school admissions and surveys of the local militia. They include the Perthshire School Registers of Admissions and Withdrawals, which contains the names of around 75,000 pupils covering the period 1869 to 1901.

Each record typically contains the name and date of birth of the child, their home address and notes on their academic progress.

The Perthshire Militia Survey of 1802 also forms part of the archive. It contains more than 1,300 records of men in every household who were eligible to fight in the militia. The records were collated from forms sent to households in 1802 demanding that every able-bodied man between the age of 18 and 45 made themselves known.
Comment by William Douglas on July 8, 2010 at 7:20am
Comment by Nancy Smith on March 3, 2010 at 5:33am
I am trying to find information on James Wishart who married Barbara McPherson He was born in 1852 in

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