A collection of historical and genalogical records
The Douglas Archives is a mix of historical records and biographies and also a genealogy database with details of 168367 individuals.
Dates have now been set for the Douglas Clan Gathering - 30th June - 6th July 2014.
Find out more on the Gahering website: www.douglashistory.co.uk/gathering
To reduce the volume of fraudulent sign ups, I am making the process more difficult. I apologise to genuine prospective members.
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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I am trying to locate the family of Frances Douglas(s) who was born around 1794. In the Methodist baptism records of her daughters, the parents of Frances are shown as Richard and Anne Douglas. Frances married James Templeton McGarrah and lived in…Continue
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carter related to Drysdale m to hugh drummond, his son was hugh clark after his granmum Catherine clark other sibblings alexander jane, ann, janet,betty, I think they had 7 -Continue
A very interesting book a friend turned me on to .... named '' Passports of Southeastern Pioneers 1770-1823: Indian, Spanish and other Land Passports for Tennessee, Kentucky,…Continue
Usually, Savannah marathon runner Isaiah Douglas is concerned with finishing as fast as possible.
But Monday, the 52-year-old understood the significance of just competing in his 16th Boston Marathon.
It was a year ago when allegedly two terrorists planted two bombs near the finish line at the marathon. Three people died, 264 were injured.
In the following days, a policeman and one of the alleged terrorists were killed.
But the tragedies only showed the resolve of…Continue
In April 1941, Lt Commander Francis Douglas-Watson was serving at HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt), but on 7th April, he was ashore in the Greek harbour of Piraeus when the British steamer Clan Fraser (7529grt), of convoy ANF .24, was damaged by German bombing and set afire. At 0330hrs on the 7th, the explosion of her TNT cargo sank the steamer and wrecked the harbour, killing Cdr.…Continue
A Douglas family bible in the possession of WESC Foundation in Exeter is to be auctioned.
The bible donated to the charity once belonged (according to the writing inside the front cover) to Rev. Robert Douglas, who was gifted it in 1883. He then gave it to his son the Rev. Percy Douglas in 1891 and at some point it came into the possession of his eldest son also named Percy Douglas and he gifted it to a newly ordained priest at Wells in 1981 (whose name can't be made…Continue