Tour Scotland Video David James And John Dickson Window Guthrie Angus

Tour Scotland video of the David James and John Dickson memorial stained glass window in the Parish Church on ancestry visit to Angus, Scotland. The Good Shepherd was dedicated by the Dickson family in 1920.

The Dickson surname was first found in Scotland whilst the Dixons in England who are of Scottish descent from Thomas Dickson living in 1268 are of the same origin as the Scottish Dicksons. Early records show Thomas Dicson, a follower of the Douglas clan, at the capture of Castle Douglas in 1307. Thomas Dickson, born 1247, died 1307, was associated in some way with William Wallace, and was killed by the English in 1307 in battle. Tradition states he was slashed across the abdomen but continued fight holding the abdominal wound closed with one hand until he finally dropped dead. He is buried in the churchyard of St Brides, Douglas, and his marker shows him with a sword in one hand holding his belly with the other. Robert the Bruce made him Castellan of Castle Douglas the year before he was killed.

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