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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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Marion (Douglas) Murphy

Looking for information on Marion Murphy m.s. Douglas, who resided South Carolina in the early…See More
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Continuation The Edward Douglas Family

Started by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. in Genealogy Jun 28. 0 Replies

Further information on Lt Colonel Edward Douglas ahd Isabella Dale. Isabella's brother, Richard Dale left a will in 1619 in Middlesex County, naming his sister, Isabella Gaynor. In the will of Colonel Edward Douglas, 1657, Northampton Co.,…Continue

Col Edward Douglas and his Immediate Family

Started by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. in Genealogy Jun 23. 0 Replies

Col Edward Douglas was probably born in Scotland. Records in Northampton County, Virginia state 'age 50 in 1640', which would place his birth in 1590. His wife, Isabel Dale was born about 1598.The Colonel died in 1557 and within the year Isabel…Continue

Colonel Edward Douglas born Dec 1590 in Scotland his ancestry

Started by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. in Genealogy. Last reply by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. Jun 15. 11 Replies

married widow Isabel Dale sister to Sir Thomas Dale, royal governor of Virginia. Isabel was born in Middlesex County, England. Edward Douglas was born in Scotland 14 Dec 1590 and died in Northampton County, Virginia 2 Nov 1657. Upon the death of…Continue

Roderick Douglas

Started by Lisa Day in Genealogy. Last reply by Lisa Day Jun 13. 3 Replies

Trying to find information on my Douglas AncestryRoderick Douglas born around 1732, He may be the son of Robert Douglas and Helen Rue.Robert Douglas and Helen Rue married in 1727 Garvock.Roderick Douglas married Marion Blaikie 5.6.1763 Edinburgh…Continue

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Marion (Douglas) Murphy

Posted by Bob Henry on July 26, 2014 at 15:54 0 Comments

Looking for information on Marion Murphy m.s. Douglas, who resided South Carolina in the early 1800s.  Any information would be appreciated.

No Marriage Events , Really ?

Posted by Russell Lynn Drysdale on July 7, 2014 at 14:55 1 Comment

             No Marriage Events .
          Really ? 
              I will post this here and reference it so the Mormons  , in particular Family Search cannot promote         misinformation any further . …
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Confusing press reports - Douglas of Garvald

Posted by William Douglas on June 12, 2014 at 21:01 1 Comment

The two reports from March 1784 on the marriage of daughters of Lewis Douglas of Garvald need some explaining...!

1. Scots Magazine:

2.  Edinburgh Advertiser:…

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