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 169543 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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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
From the discussions I have read concerning this person it is obvious that I need to provide more information along with proofs. This coming week I shall present the Lt. Colonel. The next week his children, followed by his grandchildren. At the…Continue
Im looking for Douglas(s) in Wootton, Northamptonshire.My ancestor Joseph Douglas left there and moved to Bradford, Yorkshire (between 1861 - 1870). Joseph was born in Wootton, Northamptonshire in 1848. His father is Samuel Douglas born 1823,…Continue
I am Looking for the father of:Samuel Douglas b.1699 Burnhouses Auchingramont Hamilton, Aberdeenshire, Scotlandd.1793 Littleton NHmarried in Scotland Hepzibah Richardson b.1701 d. ?Immigrated 1730 from Scotland to MA, then NH with his children and…Continue
Children of Lt Col Edward Douglas and Isabella Dale
1) Edward Douglas, Jr.
2) Sarah Douglas
3) Elizabeth Douglas
1)Edward Douglas, Jr.(1Edward Douglas) was born in 1643 in Northampton Co, Virginia, and died prior to 1664 in Northampton Co, Virginia. Edward Douglas, Jr. never married. In 1661 he secured a patent for 3700 acres, representing the acreage his father held at the time of his death. (See Ralph Whitelaw, page 98, "Virginia's Eastern Shore".) Edward was…Continue
In March 1641/2 Samuel Chandler, attorney for the executors of Dame Elizabeth Dale, did this day petition the board irginia Council) for divers land granted by the old Treasurer and Company to Sir Thomas Dale, Knight, long since deceased. We may conclude that Shrimpton, through Chandler, had received a favorable response on this seaside patent of 1050 acres. Beginning with the year 1645 with the patent granted to William Shrimpton and concluding with one final patent to Col Edward Douglas…Continue
William It is good to hear from you. Thank you for helping me out. It is remarkable how you have brought together so many Douglas kith and kin from all parts of the world. I have just a smidgen of Douglas blood in my veins but I am proud of that smidgen. Oth er matters- Some of what I write may belong under other headings. For some reason I must stick to blogs. I lose what I print if I stray from this category. Take care Henry James Douglas There is mention of Edward Douglas in Fife Co,…Continue
Nov 16, 2015
With the passing of Sir Thomas Dale in 1619 and the passing of his widow, Dame Elizabeth (Throgmorton) Dale in 1641, there came a succession of overseers. One in particular, Charles Harmar, petitioned the Virginia Council in 1627 for 100 acres of choice land in what was considered a part of the Dale Plantation. Charles Harmar, aware of the destruction of records in 1625 had reason to believe that his petition might be heard and he be given a favorable response.(The Dale…Continue