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 184,000 individuals.
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The more information you give about your ancestors, the greater the chance that others might see someone they recognise and tie in to your tree. Dates and places definitely help!
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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Hi, Currently researching Sir Robert Montgomerie of Skelmorlie Castle and his wife Dame Margaret Douglas. Can you please help me with dates of birth, marriage and death for them with sources? Have him born 1571 and dying in 1650. Married in 1593.…Continue
Hello, I am looking into my Douglas family ancestry. The Douglas name has been retained as a middle name on and off in my family until the present (my mother has Douglas as her middle name!)I am primarily wanting to find information on my 5th…Continue
"LESS THAN ONE HOUR AND A HALF'S DRIVE FROM EDINBURGH, THIS FANTASTIC SCOTTISH CASTLE SET IN 10 ACRES IS AWAITING ITS RESTORATION. A once magnificent Scottish Castle in private grounds of circa 10 acres and in need of complete restoration.Situated…Continue
I have been trying to establish the father of my Lancaster, Pennsylvania ancestor, and have had no luck. Can anyone confirm the parentage of: Archibald Douglas (1695-1756)Married Jean or Jane (?)Born in Edinburgh, ScotlandDied 11/26/1756 in…Continue
Some alarming facts have been added to Alexander Douglas-Douglas's Wikipedia profile.
Alexander was a naval officer, an explorer, a teamster, officer in the Native Police and a chief inspector of police in Queensland. And, it his time with the police that has been called into question.
Douglas was appointed Acting Sub-Inspector at…Continue
Are you a descendant of the Douglas families of Bonjedward or Timpendean?
Douglas of Bonjedward has featured in a couple of recent articles, the Skirmish at Sclaterford, which followed the disaster at Flodden, in 1513, and the Raid of the Redeswire in 1575.
However, linking the correct Douglas to these events is not proving easy.
I am grateful to Sally Douglas for re-visiting this, but maybe others have researched their families and have some additional…Continue
John emigrated to Mexico and is the progenitor of the family that built, first, Douglas Chalet and then Castillo Douglas.
Does anyone have this family in their tree?