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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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!

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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William Douglas left a comment for Jenny Biehl
"See obituary for Huia's husband, William, here: http://tjc.stparchive.com/Archive/TJC/TJC01122012p002.php"
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William Douglas replied to Jenny Biehl's discussion Dorothy Kathleen Douglas
"I record Dorothy as Dorris (Dossie) Kathleen Douglas,   b. Abt 1881,   d. 24 Dec 1990, 20 Miller Place, Ngatea (Age ~ 109 years) See: http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/famgen/familychart.php?personID=I32300&tree=tree1  She…"
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Jenny Biehl left a comment for William Douglas
"Hi William, Thank you. I'm searching for any details on my grandmother Dorothy Kathleen Douglas born 1900 died 1984. Married to Maurice Ian Keir Scott and lived in New Zealand. Dorothy's father Donald Avery Douglas. Thanks Jenny"
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Jenny Biehl posted a discussion

Dorothy Kathleen Douglas

HiI'm currently researching my family tree on my dads side. I didn't know a lot about my grandparents and would like to know more.Dorothy Kathleen Douglas born 13 March 1900 died 24 Dec 1984Married to Maurice Ian Keir Scott and lived in New…See More
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Dorothy Kathleen Douglas

Started by Jenny Biehl in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas on Tuesday. 1 Reply

HiI'm currently researching my family tree on my dads side. I didn't know a lot about my grandparents and would like to know more.Dorothy Kathleen Douglas born 13 March 1900 died 24 Dec 1984Married to Maurice Ian Keir Scott and lived in New…Continue

Robert Francis Douglas B 19/2/1900 - D ? -Looking for Death Certificate

Started by Robert John Douglas in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas Apr 29. 1 Reply

Robert Francis (Uncle Bob), son of John and Jessie Douglas nee Hodgson of St Helens,Lancashire.He was in the English Navy service number J49597 19/2/1918R.F.D.took assisted passage to Canada aboard the Canadian Pacific's "Montroyal" which departed…Continue

Douglas Septs

Started by William Douglas in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas Apr 25. 9 Replies

A Sept is a family name which can be related to a clan or a larger family for various reasons - either by marriage or seeking protection from a larger or a more powerful clan or family. Many recorded Sept names have since become clans in their own…Continue

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Lt Col Edward Douglas

Started by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. in Genealogy Mar 3. 0 Replies

To my friends- I am having open heart surgery Mar 22 Hope to return to my blogs at a later date. My Best, Henry HuntContinue

Blog Posts

John Douglas in New Zealand

Posted by William Douglas on April 27, 2016 at 13:58 0 Comments

Can anyone in New Zealand help with this?
John Ross c1860

The Scottish Borders mapped

Posted by William Douglas on April 25, 2016 at 10:00 0 Comments

The Scottish Marches is a term for the border country on both sides of the border between Scotland and England. From the Norman conquest of England until the reign of James VI of Scotland, who also became James I of England, border clashes were common and the monarchs of both countries relied on March Lords to…

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The Douglas-Pennant Art Collection

Posted by William Douglas on April 6, 2016 at 16:41 0 Comments

Today it has been announced that Rembrandt’s ‘Catrina Hooghsaet’ which has been at the centre of a storm over UK export rules, is going on loan to National Museum Cardiff for three years. This one of a number of artworks collected by the Douglas-Pennant family at Penrhyn Castle.  …

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Burning Bandits Bodies Mexican Revolution RPPC Columbus, NM Douglas AZ

Posted by William Douglas on April 1, 2016 at 17:47 0 Comments

Up for sale on ebay is a divided back 1916 RPPC, unposted. It is inscribed 'Burning the Bodies of Dead Bandits at Columbus, N.…

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Dorothy Kathleen Douglas

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The Scottish Borders mapped

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