The Douglas Archives

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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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Douglas family Inverness1

Started by Harold Dixon Douglas in Genealogy. Last reply by Monica Cormack ( Nee Douglas ) Mar 17. 18 Replies

I was brought up in the highland orphanage Inverness now closed,is there anybody out there know of this place  Continue

Robert Douglas 1655-1733

Started by Maggie Crow in Genealogy. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Mar 16. 21 Replies

I am trying to establish a Scottish Irish link for the parents of the above Robert.  His parents were Robert Douglas and Elizabeth Henderson and they relocated to Ireland around 1665.  Robert the younger was a Lieutenant in William 3rd's army at the…Continue

Douglas from Yarm, Yorkshire

Started by William Douglas in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas Feb 19. 5 Replies

I have received the following request for information:My paternal grandmother was a Douglass who's family came from Loughborough, Leicestershire (James). We think that family was previously in Halifax (John) and before that in Yarm (THomas) in…Continue

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Morton Sept

Started by James Michael Morton in Genealogy. Last reply by Laura J Olson Feb 11. 5 Replies

Hello to all the Mortons.Basically, I am developing the family Tree recorded by my grandfather.His great grandfather was a William Morton, born about 1784, a feuar and weaver of Wester Balgrodean, Torrance of Campsie, Stirlingshire, who married…Continue

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Sawney Bean

Posted by William Douglas on March 28, 2015 at 10:32 0 Comments

Alexander "Sawney" Bean was said to have been born in East Lothian, far away from the remote Ayrshire coast where he achieved infamy. The son of a hedger and ditcher, he followed in his fathers footsteps, but soon discovered an aversion to hard work and absconded from his parents to Ayrshire. It was here he fell in with a woman as disinclined…

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Ira Alexander Douglas was the son of Jesse Douglas and Sarah Ann ____ . Jesse and Sarah Ann lived in SC, McMinn Co, TN until he sold out in 1837 and moved to Spring Place, Murray Co, GA (was there in…

Posted by RICHARD BRANDON DOUGLAS on March 26, 2015 at 6:49 0 Comments

Ira Alexander Douglas was the son of Jesse Douglas and Sarah Ann ____ . Jesse and Sarah Ann lived in SC, McMinn Co, TN until he sold out in 1837 and moved to Spring Place, Murray Co, GA (was there in the 1840 Census with sons Ira and Hiram in the records, Jesse and Sarah Ann's children are in the Murray Co, GA marriage records.1850 Jesse lived Ellijay P. O., Gilmer Co, GA.He died 1850-1860.Sarah Ann remained there until her death in 1880 (1860 census, 1870 census and 1880 mortality…

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Major Sholto Douglas - 'Banished' to Van Diemen's Land

Posted by William Douglas on March 11, 2015 at 16:25 2 Comments

Banished is a British drama television serial created by Jimmy McGovern. The seven-part serial first aired on 5 March 2015 on BBC Two and was inspired by events in the eighteenth century when Britain established a penal colony in Australia.

Set in the first penal colony founded by the British in New South Wales, Australia, in the year 1788; in which the British convicts live alongside…

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Walter Douglas, member of Legion of Honour

Posted by William Douglas on March 10, 2015 at 20:30 0 Comments

Walter Douglas, a member of the Essex Scottish Regiment, 2nd Division out of Windsor, was awarded France's highest award of distinction.

The National Order of the Legion of Honour was given to Canadian veterans who fought for the liberation of France on D-Day and in the battle of Normandy to…

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