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Subject: Re: [AYR] [BOYD] Who was James Douglas with Brucce at RathlinIsalnd 1307
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 00:04:57 -0700 (GMT-07:00)


It would be too early in History to have been the Black Douglas that descended from the Stewart line and shares DNA with the Boyds, Stewarts, Jordans, Menteith -- all FitzAlan descendants from Walter, First High Steward of Scotland.

Aye,

Lauren

-----Original Message-----
>From: Mike Boyd <>
>Sent: Oct 23, 2008 5:03 PM
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>Subject: [BOYD] Who was James Douglas with Brucce at Rathlin Isalnd 1307
>
>Does anyone know which branch of the Douglas families this James Douglas.
>
>I assume that he is the same person who had Command of one of the wings at
>the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314?
>
>During my trip I found some material that described the attach on the castle
>of Brodick on Arran.
>
>However, the footnote is interesting:-
>
>Sir Robert "Boyd was a knight, Douglas was not, therefore Boyd would
>naturally be in command of the party; but Barbour attributes all the credit
>to Douglas, doubtless because of Douglas's superior subsequent fame."
>
>This book said that Bruce had 300 men with in during the winter on Rathlin
>Island so I am not sure what other Ayrshire men may have been with Bruce on
>Rathlin.
>
>Mike Boyd
>Historical Committee, HBS
>
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