The Douglas Archives

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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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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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William Douglas left a comment for ian
"Welcome to our community, Ian. There seems to be a strong Douglas community in Wanganui.  How are you connected? Yours aye, William "
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"Welcome to our community, Richard. It would be good if you could flesh out some of the details of your ancestor.  I do not seem to have any record of a Douglas in North Sioux City. The more info that you can give, the more points of…"
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Edward Douglas, Jr.

I shall outline what I hope to accomplish over the next couple of weeks. I have the feeling that Lt. Colonel Edward Douglas' father was James Douglas. Thomas Goffigon, who married Leah Willett, named a son, James Goffigon. Also, I am able to prove…See More
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DNA tests

Started by Bob Douglas in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas Jan 8. 1 Reply

HiI wonder if anyone has had a DNA test done. FamilytreeDNA have Douglas listed as one of their projects.As I am stuck with my Douglas line it might be worthwhileBobContinue

Morton Castle

Started by Sheri Stewart in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas Jan 4. 1 Reply

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton_CastleI was so lucky to find this Castle in April of 2016 on my journey to Scotland.  I have some video of it as well that I will upload.  It was…Continue

Jane DOUGLAS of Edenburt County Cavan

Started by James Williams in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas Jan 4. 2 Replies

I found my Great Great Grandmother Jane DOUGLAS on a surviving fragment of the 1821 census at Edenburt near Virginia Co. Cavan Ireland.  She was born 1813 and had brothers Alexander and John.  She and John ended up in England - She in Whitehaven and…Continue

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William Douglass Sr. (?) / Georgia (US) Douglass's

Started by Eli Douglass in Genealogy. Last reply by Eli Douglass Jan 2. 2 Replies

I have been tracing my Douglass line for a while now and have hit a wall that I cannot seem to move through. My Great Aunt Sarah was a librarian and is said to have documented our Douglass line back to Scotland. However, no one in the family seems…Continue

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Edward Douglas, Jr.

Posted by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on January 22, 2017 at 15:44 0 Comments

I shall outline what I hope to accomplish over the next couple of weeks. I have the feeling that Lt. Colonel Edward Douglas' father was James Douglas. Thomas Goffigon, who married Leah Willett, named a son, James Goffigon. Also, I am able to prove that Edward Goffigon, Jr., survived and probably moved to Northumberland Co., Virginia, with Captain Hancocke Lee, when he returned to Northumberland Co. in 1584. I, then, found an Edward Goffigon in Tennessee, who named a son, James. This suggests…

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John Willett

Posted by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on December 11, 2016 at 18:11 0 Comments

Rather than edit an existing blog I feel what I have to say needs highlighting as I have considerable new information on John Willett, husband of Elizabeth Douglas, second child of Lt. Col. Edward Douglas and Isabella Dale. The eldest daughter of Edward Douglas and Isabella Dale was Sarah Littleton who died in 1658 at the age of twelve. Sarah was born in 1646, Elizabeth was born about 1646. We may presume that John Willett was born about 1644. John Willett died in 1680 and his widow,…

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Clan Douglas Society of Australia

Posted by William Douglas on December 2, 2016 at 11:30 0 Comments



It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the Clan Douglas Society of Australia is now formally open.


Attendees to the first general meeting are pictured left to right Mrs Anne Bruest, Mrs Janine Warren and Andrew Douglas.…

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Battle of Solway Moss

Posted by William Douglas on November 24, 2016 at 12:23 0 Comments

On this day in 1542, England captured about 1,200 Scottish prisoners with its victory in the Battle of Solway Moss. Amongst those taken prisoner was Sir James Douglas, 7th of Drumlanrig.

http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/Battles/Solwaymoss.htm ;

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