The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records

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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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Welcome to the Douglas Archives Network

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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Northamptonshire Douglas(s)

Started by Susan Morrell in Genealogy. Last reply by Nigel Douglas yesterday. 6 Replies

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

Morton Sept

Started by James Michael Morton in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas Jan 11. 4 Replies

Hello to all the Mortons.Basically, I am developing the family Tree recorded by my grandfather.His great grandfather was a William Morton, born about 1784, a feuar and weaver of Wester Balgrodean, Torrance of Campsie, Stirlingshire, who married…Continue

Looking for Decendants of WILLIAM DOUGLASS b-1720, Charles County, Maryland, U.S.A. Married to a "Rachael".

Started by Wendy Douglas~Winchell in Genealogy. Last reply by Ruth McDaniel Dec 30, 2014. 3 Replies

I am trying to find who William Douglass parents were, or "Rachaels" maiden name. I am desperately trying to research past this brick wall! I am trying numerous angles and many geneology sites. If you know of anything of my 5-G-Grandfather, or…Continue

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William Douglass b-1720 Charles Co. Maryland, USA

Started by Wendy Douglas~Winchell in Genealogy. Last reply by Ruth McDaniel Dec 30, 2014. 1 Reply

Hello Fellow Clans,I am reposting my search for WILLIAM DOUGLASS , it's been a long journey, and sadly I have not  been able to find anything about my William. He was b-1720 in Charles Co. Maryland, USA. He died 1786 in Pennsylvania, USA. He was…Continue

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burningbircht tartan products

Posted by William Douglas on January 11, 2015 at 22:59 0 Comments

burningbrichtis a home-based business sited not far from where I…

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2015 New Years Honours

Posted by William Douglas on January 2, 2015 at 23:30 0 Comments

Congratulations go to Henry Scott Douglas who was awarded the British Empire Medal For services to the community in Bonchester in the Scottish Borders in the 2015 New Years Honours List. 

Henry Douglas was born in the Yarrow Valley and has farmed all his…

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Magic numbers for Leo

Posted by William Douglas on December 30, 2014 at 22:27 0 Comments

Leo Douglas was nearly 30 minutes old before anyone noticed the significance of his birthdate. As his parents, Petty Officer Kelly Douglas of Emporia and Petty Officer Megan Douglas of Worth, Illinois, watched the nurse place Leo’s tiny footprints on his birth certificate and enter the details of his…

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I now have James Douglas b1600's, son John Douglas b 23.1.1708 Aberdeen, m Agnes Donald Born 9.4.1710

Posted by Jackie Stoddard on December 21, 2014 at 1:38 0 Comments

I now have James Douglas b1600's, son John Douglas b  23.1.1708 Aberdeen, m Agnes Donald Born 9.4.1710 in Bourtie Aberdeen, daughter Margaret Douglass married George Tower, dau Margaret Douglas Tower married John Stewart shipmaster Aberdeen; John Stewart probably a son of Bonnie Prince Charlie/ Charles Edward Stuart.
we are descended from the Red Douglas , Earls of Angus , Glenbervie Douglas , any info would be grateful

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