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 162543 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
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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do the Gathering on the Commonwealth Games timetablewhat a great time we could all have but sort it now and book rooms etc come on Clan lets get organised never mind any one else lets do it ... glass half full and all that!Continue
I reproduce in full a letter I received yesterday:Homecoming 2014:What's In & What's Out Dear Friends:Way back early in 2012 COSCA joined with most of the rest of the Scottish diaspora in welcoming the news from Stirling Council and the…Continue
G'Day Folks! I'd like to share with you a story and a cause I've now taken up to right a wrong.Late last month my delightful partner and I toured the New England Region of New South Wales. For me, it was like a pilgrimage back to my homeland. My…Continue
I have just re-visited Douglas Scott's book after a year or so since I last dipped into it. A Hawick Word Book is not a book that one reads from cover to cover, - there are over 2000 pages - but once started on an entry, it is hard not to stop reading further. Nor is it actually a book - yet.
Publlshed online as a pdf, Douglas uses names found in Hawick, a Scottish Borders town, to share with us the history of the region.
The main purpose of…Continue
Forebears is a genealogy portal featuring:
The main aim of the site is to bring together the wide variety of…Continue