The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records

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The Douglas Archives is a mix of historical records and biographies and also a genealogy database with details of 169543 individuals.

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Welcome to the Douglas Archives Network

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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Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. replied to Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr.'s discussion DNA
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James David Douglas replied to Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr.'s discussion DNA
"Sorry the correct website is www.familytreedna.com"
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James David Douglas replied to Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr.'s discussion DNA
"Hi Henry I used Family Tree DNA FTDNA for testing. I did both YDNA and autosomal testing. Costs for the various test along with information on each test and the information you may expect to gain from each type of test can be found on their…"
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DNA

Started by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. in Genealogy. Last reply by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. yesterday. 5 Replies

James David Douglas asked me if I have had my dna determined. Not yet. Is one company better than another. What is the cost. Also, Mr. Douglas would you find the marriage of Edward to Janet and see if witnesses are listed. I am not sure of the…Continue

Dna

Started by Karen Fritz Rowe Fine in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas Feb 5. 2 Replies

I would like to know how to transfer the dna I had done one ancestry.com to the Douglas site. I did my Mothers, myself, my two sons and two of my cousins have all done it. We would be interested to know if our great great grandmother Delilah…Continue

John Douglass of Wigtonshire 1796-1832

Started by Glenn Wallace in Genealogy. Last reply by Bob Henry Jan 13. 5 Replies

I found John Douglass buried here at Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville, Maryland, USA. His gravestone says, "In Memory of JOHN DOUGLASS of Castlestewart, Wigtonshire, Scotland, who died here Nov. 2, 1832. Aged 36 years."…Continue

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William Dominni and "distinct yDNA"

Started by John Bruce Douglas in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas Jan 1. 1 Reply

Can anyone tell me the significance of a distinct yDNA? I'm a descendent of William Domini, (please see below). "William Domini has emerged as a distinct yDNA line in the Douglas family. Domini was thought to be an illegitimate son of George (13th…Continue

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Lt Col Edward Douglas

Posted by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 3, 2016 at 20:45 0 Comments

7th Generation Children of Hillary Hunt and Delitha Luker

Susan Hunt, born 15 Mar 1797 and died 5 Noy 1848. Susan mar Thomas Michael Scott 8 Apr 1816, Marriages 1660-1854, page Walter Luker and W. Williams, sec., son of Michael Scott and Nancy Whitehead, Susan mar 2) George Taylor, 30 July 1821 Susan mar 3) John Hanby 12 Apr 1830.

Lt Col Edward Douglas

Posted by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 1, 2016 at 18:00 0 Comments

Surviving children of Obediah Hunt and Rose Goffigon These children represent the sixth generation.

1} Hillary Hunt was born about 1767 and died 1799 in Northampton Co. See Orders #33, 1796=1800, page 372, Hillary Hunt's estate adm. by Walter Luker (his brother-in-law)on 9 Sept 1799. Apprais. John Williams, Thomas Wilson, John Goffigon, George Powell, See Qrder Book #35, 1808-1816, page 183 "The Court doth assign Joakim Wilkims,Sr. guardian to Sukey Hunt and Obed Hunt, orphans of…

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Lt Col Edward Douglas

Posted by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on January 30, 2016 at 18:30 0 Comments

Obediah Hunt, born 1740, who mar Rose Goffigon, daughter of James Goffigon and Leah Willett in1763, Northampton Co. Obedian's will, See Wills & Inventories, #24, 1766-1772, page 422. Will written 9 Dec 1771 and proved 13 Jan 1772, "to wife, Rose, to son, John, 2/3 of  plantation to be sold to pay debts. John Hunt's inheritance totaled 106 acres. Remaining estate to be divided by wife and children. Wife and Azariah Hunt Extrs. Obediah's wife, Rose Goffigon, had two subsequent marriages,…

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Lt Col Edward Douglas

Posted by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on January 29, 2016 at 21:40 0 Comments

This is a continuation of my previous blog where I introduce James Goffigon and his wife, Leah Willett.

Children of James and Leah represent the 5th generation from Lt Col Edward Douglas.

1) Susannah Goffigon, born 1742

2) Elizabeth Goffigon, born 21 Apr 1748, died 1810

3)Sarah Goffigon, born 1752, mar John Nelson, 17 Oct 1772, born 1747

4) Anne Goffigon, born 1738, died 1778.

5) Rose Goffigon, born 1784,

6) Nathaniel Goffigon born 10 Jan…

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