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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A choice encounter with a very inquisitive party who contacted me nearly begging me to volunteer my time in searching for a long lost Great~grandfather~So & So , [ who I located ] , despite the language barrier .So without a shred of…Continue
I have received the following request for information:My paternal grandmother was a Douglass who's family came from Loughborough, Leicestershire (James). We think that family was previously in Halifax (John) and before that in Yarm (THomas) in…Continue
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
It is always fun to discover hanky panky in the family history, and so it was not really a surprise to discover that the daughter of my 13th great-grandfather was a naughty girl, when not much more that her sixteenth birthday - she became the mistress of King James V.
Elizabeth Carmichael, also know as Katherine, bore the King a son, a son,…Continue
Intrigued by the marriage between a Douglas and a Middleton, and wondering if there was a royal connection, I worked to find out who Rev M Middleton was, and indeed, who was Mr Douglas?
He appears to be James Alexander Douglas (abt 1762-1830), son of William Douglas and Mary Higginbotham. James married Charlotte Douglass on 7th March 1796, in…Continue
History of the first person in North Borneo on a motorcycle trip between Keningau, Melalap and Tambunan Road
Between 9th and 13th August 1928, an American Doctor by the named C G Campbell made a daring adventure when he took his Douglas motorcycle on a trip from Melalap to Keningau and Tambunan on an inspection…Continue
Viewpark Conservation Group (VCG) wishes to acquire the Historic Douglas Support Estate, locally known as The Viewpark Glen through a Community buy-out.
The Douglas Support Estate was in the ownership of the Douglas family for many generations, and forms part of the old Douglas lands of Lanarkshire. The current owners are descendants of the Douglas family, but are no longer Douglases.
The local community wishes to acquire the land to…