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.
To reduce the volume of fraudulent sign ups, I am making the process more difficult. I apologise to genuine prospective members.
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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Myself and others are interested in William Douglass (born 1610 in ?, died 1682 in New London,CT) and confirming his birthplace. Tradition has it as Scotland but recent work by Betsey Howe suggests that it William's family came from Easton Maudit,…Continue
For many years as a youngster, we were told that there was a tradition of adding or subtracting letters from a name when a child was born 'on the wrong side of the blanket'. I have yet to discover the significance of the second 'S' in my surname.…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
Generation 2- Captain Thomas Hunt
John Wilkins deposed 16 May 1636 that he was aged 40. John Wilkins first patent of record was 9 Sept 1636 and was in the upper county of New Norfolk, mistakenly given as Accomack, but corrected in a re-patent 18 May 1637. The 1300 acres along the Nansemond River fell into Nansemond County 1642. The headrights included himself, his wife, Bridget Craft (his first wife then dead) and John Wilkins again. In addition to the voyage indicated in the second…Continue
Captain Thomas Hunt, son of Lt Thomas Hunt
Capt Hunt mar Ann Wilkins in 1666, dau of John Wilkins and his second wife, Ann--,See Deeds, Wills, etc.,Vii #8, 1666-1668, page 4. "Ann Wilkins, dau of John Wilkins, dec'd. entered into a premarital agreement with Thomas Hunt." I shall record, at length, about John Wilkins, father of Ann. The information I present comes from Adventures of Purse and Person, published 1987, pages 676-688. John Wilkins arrived in Virginia in…Continue
THE COURT FOR RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS.
At the Court-House, at Durham, in the County of Durham, on Tuesday the 25th day of June 1844, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon precisely.
The following PRISONERS, whose Estates and
Effects have been vested in the Provisional Assignee by Order of the Court, having filed their Schedules, are ordered to be brought up before a Commissioner on Circuit, to be dealt with according to the Statute
James Douglass, late of the King William the…Continue
Added by William Douglas on October 17, 2016
Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 18, 2016
Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 21, 2016
Added by William Douglas on October 19, 2016
Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 16, 2016