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 168367 individuals.

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Looking for a Douglas ancestor in the Douglas Archives requires two searches - one in the history section, and another in the genealogy section.

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We can see succesful outcomes of Google searches, but not the unsuccesful ones.

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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.

If you are new to the site, please visit our Welcome message.

 

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"That's my man! Richard Douglass (born 27 Feb 1828, Downham, Lancashire, England) came…"
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Where does the Douglas sept of 'Douglass' originate

Started by Daryl John Douglass in Heraldry. Last reply by William Douglas Aug 22. 5 Replies

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

Samuel Douglas(s) b.Scotland 1699 d.New Hampshire 1793 Searching for father

Started by Bernadine Joy Douglass in Genealogy. Last reply by Ian Douglass Aug 22. 3 Replies

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

Lt Col Edward Douglas

Started by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. in Genealogy Aug 20. 0 Replies

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

Colonel Edward Douglas born Dec 1590 in Scotland his ancestry

Started by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. in Genealogy. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Aug 20. 12 Replies

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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GenForum message boards and other service close to closure

Posted by William Douglas on August 29, 2014 at 18:01 0 Comments

Starting Sept. 30, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.

I, for one, will be missing the closure of the forums, to which i have contributed over several years, both posing questions and providing responses.

I guess they were not providing a…

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Douglas?drysdale of Strathendry link

Posted by William Douglas on August 21, 2014 at 20:19 0 Comments

http://j.mp/1tluICw
Up for sale a very interesting unique survivor
For pendicle rent and smith work done by henry drysdale Of strathedry 1805
Paid by the guardians of mr douglas of strathendry

Genealogy database updated

Posted by William Douglas on August 19, 2014 at 20:31 0 Comments

The genealogy database has been updated this evening.

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 deaths in Greenock Advertiser

Posted by William Douglas on August 19, 2014 at 9:36 4 Comments

Death Record

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)

Death Record

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) 



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