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 182,381 individuals.
To reduce the volume of fraudulent sign ups, I am making the process more difficult. I apologise to genuine prospective members.
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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William Douglas , I must say Thank you for the platform you have provided and the work you [and other Contributors] do , sorting it all out from all around the world . Members if you take time to read someones posts , please be as kind to hit the…Continue
My dad, Wilfrid Henry Douglas came to Australia as a 12-year-old, shipped out with other boys on the Larg's Bay, to attend the Fairbridge Farm School in rural Western Australia. His only sibling, his brother Woodrow Craig Douglas died at sea, only a…Continue
My grandfather was John William Douglass born in 1880 in Rothbury, Northumberland.His mother was Susannah Douglas.My grandfather was the visual double of Sir Alec Douglass HumeContinue
For some reason the previous blog cut me short.
Find Martha Willett in 17.0 The full letter is displayed with much pertinent information. However, one thing is not displayed and that is the return address for Elizabeth Willett. At the time and even today the return address is displayed in a letter. In fact this letter requires an address as Elizabeth is in correspondence with the judge. I suggest that you, James David Douglas, call the Northampton County Court and ask to speak to…Continue
This blog is material in the search by James David Douglas who descends from Edward Douglas who was born in 1719 in England. As I have mentioned after the death of John Willett, husband of Elizabeth Wllett,, Elizabeth had an Inventory Sale in 1679. Among the items sold was furniture and silver. The money derived from this sale probably paid for the tickets for Edward Douglas, Jr. and his sister, Elizabeth Willett. for their trip to England. There is mention in 1681 that Elizabeth had fled…Continue
When the title 'Lord' Douglas' appears in an article in the Douglas Archives, for example in an extract from an old document, it may refer to any one of the following titles:
Marquess of Douglas, created 1633 in the Peerage of Scotland, now a subsidiary title of the Duke of Hamilton
Earl of Douglas, created 1356/7 in the Peerage of Scotland, forfeit in 1455
Lord Douglas, created 1475/6 in the Peerage of Scotland, a subsidiary title held by Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of…
A fascinating publication, "The Household and Court of James VI of Scotland 1567-1603" by Amy L. Juhala who prepared it for her PhD at Edinburgh University, reveals Douglases who were members of the Royal Household.
Alexander Douglas was a "Macer, ordinary" in the Court of James VI.
There is also a George Douglas of Rungallie and a George Douglas, younger of…Continue
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