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.
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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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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 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
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
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