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 168367 individuals.
Dates have now been set for the Douglas Clan Gathering - 30th June - 6th July 2014.
Find out more on the Gahering website: www.douglashistory.co.uk/gathering
To reduce the volume of fraudulent sign ups, I am making the process more difficult. I apologise to genuine prospective members.
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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HiI've recently had come into my possession a solid oak campaign decanter box on the lid are the initials A C D underneath a crest of an oak tree with a lock hanging from it. Insides are four hand blown glass flasks with silver stoppers four cut…Continue
I am trying to establish a Scottish Irish link for the parents of the above Robert. His parents were Robert Douglas and Elizabeth Henderson and they relocated to Ireland around 1665. Robert the younger was a Lieutenant in William 3rd's army at the…Continue
Since the recommended level of testing is in the $700.00 range, I am trying to decide whether or not to fund my first cousin's DNA. My understanding is limited, any help?
Can you trace your lineage to any of the Earls of Angus, barons of Drumlanrig or the Earls of Morton?
Do you have strong links going back to around 1600?
The Douglas DNA project has accumulated some funds in the 'kitty' to help those who might otherwise be bale to afford testing of their DNA to help prove lines back to early Douglases.
You can read more about the group here: …Continue
These are collected together as lists, and no attempt has yet been made to link the page together as narrative. As a result, if you are seeking a clock or watch maker, you will need to use the search function…Continue
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Sir Russell Drysdale was inspired to paint his work West Wyalong in 1949 after going for a drink at the Tattersall's Hotel on the main street of the town that gave the work its…
I DID A QUICK RESEARCH ON THE LADY DOUGLAS'S I SUBMITTED. ALL OF THEM WERE DOUGLAS AS THEIR MAIDEN NAME. SUCH AS: MURIEL WAS THE DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM"LE HARDI" DOUGLAS, JOAN WAS THE DAUGHTER OF ANDREW DOUGLAS AND MARION WAS THE DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM DOUGLAS. THANKS FOR THE QUESTION.