The Douglas Archives

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The first Douglas to stride across the stage of Scottish history was Sir William Douglas who fought and died for William Wallace. His son, Sir James Douglas was a supporter and lifelong friend of Robert the Bruce. "Good Sir James" died taking Bruce's heart on a crusade to the Holy Land. The 2nd Earl of Douglas died at the Battle of Otterburn in 1388 as his army defeated an English force led by Prince Henry "Hotspur". In 1402 the 4th Earl was defeated by the same Henry Hotspur at the Battle of Homildon Hill.

Few of their successors died in their beds! Our website charts the history of this famous family, both in its native Scotland, and as family members spread across the world.

The main site is divided into two sections: Douglas history and Douglas genealogy.  These have been joined by the Douglas Clan Gathering section.


In this networking area, we hope that all those with Douglas connections will feel able to contribute and debate their Douglas heritage.

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The Douglas/Douglas-Willan/Willan connection

Started by William Douglas in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas Nov 25. 41 Replies

I am seeking help with the following story about the connections between the Douglas and Willan family, and would be grateful for corrections and contributions:A few days before he died, John Willan (wife Elizabeth) of How Hatch, South Weald, (died…Continue

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Irish Connections

Started by Elizabeth Joan Wade in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas Nov 10. 1 Reply

Is anyone tracing ancestors who according to family folklore left Lanarkshire to settle in Ireland after the Pretenders Rebellion in C1745?Continue

Northamptonshire Douglas(s)

Started by Susan Morrell in Genealogy. Last reply by Nigel Douglas Oct 26. 21 Replies

Im looking for Douglas(s) in Wootton, Northamptonshire.My ancestor Joseph Douglas left there and moved to Bradford, Yorkshire (between 1861 - 1870). Joseph was born in Wootton, Northamptonshire in 1848. His father is Samuel Douglas born 1823,…Continue

William Douglass (1610 - 1682)

Started by Douglas Anderson in Genealogy. Last reply by Nigel Douglas Sep 26. 71 Replies

Myself and others are interested in William Douglass (born 1610 in ?, died 1682 in New London,CT) and confirming his birthplace.  Tradition has it as Scotland but recent work by Betsey Howe suggests that it William's family came from Easton Maudit,…Continue

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Clan Douglas Society of Australia

Posted by William Douglas on December 2, 2016 at 11:30 0 Comments



It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the Clan Douglas Society of Australia is now formally open.


Attendees to the first general meeting are pictured left to right Mrs Anne Bruest, Mrs Janine Warren and Andrew Douglas.…

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Battle of Solway Moss

Posted by William Douglas on November 24, 2016 at 12:23 0 Comments

On this day in 1542, England captured about 1,200 Scottish prisoners with its victory in the Battle of Solway Moss. Amongst those taken prisoner was Sir James Douglas, 7th of Drumlanrig.

http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/Battles/Solwaymoss.htm ;

George Brisbane Douglas portait for sale

Posted by William Douglas on November 17, 2016 at 15:19 0 Comments

A 19th century portrait miniature on porcelain, "Sir George Brisbane Douglas", is due to be sold at auction.



Sir George was…

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English or Scottish? By Birth or Blood?

Posted by Angela Louise McGurk on November 14, 2016 at 2:52 0 Comments

Mary F Stafford/Horn and Robert Morton, my gradparent's. Robert was the some of George Morton and was the first Morton born in England in my line. George Morton was born in Dumfries-shire but his father had been born in Loudoun Ayrshire, as had many generations before. My research indicated he was descended from John Morton (1748) from Loudoun and Mary Sandylands (1751) there are several earlier John Mortons as well, but the Sandylands line is difficult to follow.

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