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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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
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
Russell I feel certain that Col Douglas was born in the Norfolk Area. Wills and church records are not available to me. To write about his descendants would generate a small audience. I am proud of the Colonel and that I descend from him through…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
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The Douglas Archives genealogy database contains details of 169501 individuals and 70998 families, all linked to the Douglas family.
There are 8,944 people listed for whom the 'Last Name' contains Douglas, eg Douglas, Douglass, Douglas-Hamilton.
DRYSDALE Alexander Accident 1846 Alexander, only son of late Captain Alex Drysdale, Port Glasgow, died from a fall on the brig ‘ William Hutt’ of Glasgow, on 18th September 1846 at Liverpool (Greenock Advertiser 5.9.1846)
DRYSDALE Alexander Accident 1835 Captain Alex Drysdale died from a fall on his ship at Port Glasgow on 14th February 1835. Lived at Mearns. (Greenock Advertiser 16.2.1835)
DRYSDALE James Accident…
Five-year-old Grace Carruthers, from Kilmarnock, opened the festival by playing with Andrew Douglas, Pipe Sergeant of the Stuart Highlanders, who have…Continue