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 182,381 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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I posted three images taken from a photograph album this evening (24 FEB 2017) which have been copied from an album which is being put up for sale.The albumof photos from 1860-70 that can be of interest in illustrating relationships among the…See More
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Northamptonshire Douglas(s)

Started by Susan Morrell in Genealogy. Last reply by Nigel Douglas Feb 17. 25 Replies

Im looking for Douglas(s) in Wootton, Northamptonshire.My ancestor Joseph Douglas left there and moved to Bradford, Yorkshire (between 1861 - 1870). Joseph was born in Wootton, Northamptonshire in 1848. His father is Samuel Douglas born 1823,…Continue

DNA tests

Started by Bob Douglas in Genealogy. Last reply by Nigel Douglas Jan 27. 10 Replies

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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Photo album for sale - in Italy

Posted by William Douglas on February 24, 2017 at 22:29 0 Comments

I posted three images taken from a photograph album this evening (24 FEB 2017) which have been copied from an album which is being put up for sale.

The albumof photos from 1860-70 that can be of interest in illustrating relationships among the Douglas Hamilton and Pelham Clinton families, starting from Archibald XI Duke of Hamilton and his wife Amelie of Baden.

Henrietta Adela Hope Henrietta Adela Hope Henrietta Adela Hope

Right - Willian, 11th Duke of Hamilton with his daughter, LadyAnne…

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Mary Stahlman Douglas bible

Posted by Russell Lynn Drysdale on February 18, 2017 at 16:46 1 Comment

Douglas%2C%20Mary%20Stahlman%201.pdf      I seen this just thought I would put it up . 

The ultimare sacrifice - The Douglas Brothers

Posted by William Douglas on February 17, 2017 at 16:30 0 Comments

Andrew Douglas has just posed an excellent article on the sacrifice of one Australian family in World War 1.

George and Mary Douglas lived in Sydney, and they had four boys; Gordon, Allan, George and Angus and possibly three daughters; Georgina, Elsie and Gladys. 

Andrew's first article tells the stoy of Allan.  …

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John Willett

Posted by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 13, 2017 at 1:08 0 Comments

28 July 1680 Administrator Elizabeth Willett, widow of the deceased Apprs. Thomas Hunt, Provost Nelson, William Gelding,Sr., Samuel Bennett, Secs. Hancock Lee, Daniel Neech/ I have already mentioned the inventory sale. Mary Willett relinquished administration of the estate and fled the country.page 184. Principal creditor Captain Nathaniel Walker. I presume that Edward Douglas, Jr. joined her in the escape. It is remarkable that the two children, William and Martha Willett were left behind…

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1 James Douglas book 1

James Douglas book 1

Added by William Douglas on February 22, 2017

2 Photo album for sale - in Italy

Photo album for sale - in Italy

Added by William Douglas on February 24, 2017

3 William, 11th Duke of Hamilton

William, 11th Duke of Hamilton

Added by William Douglas on February 24, 2017

4 Henrietta Adela Hope

Henrietta Adela Hope

Added by William Douglas on February 24, 2017

5 Lady Susan Charlotte Catherine Vane-Tempest

Lady Susan Charlotte Catherine Vane-Tempest

Added by William Douglas on February 24, 2017

 
 
 

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