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 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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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
I have received the following request for information:My paternal grandmother was a Douglass who's family came from Loughborough, Leicestershire (James). We think that family was previously in Halifax (John) and before that in Yarm (THomas) in…Continue
Hello to all the Mortons.Basically, I am developing the family Tree recorded by my grandfather.His great grandfather was a William Morton, born about 1784, a feuar and weaver of Wester Balgrodean, Torrance of Campsie, Stirlingshire, who married…Continue
Ira Alexander Douglas was the son of Jesse Douglas and Sarah Ann ____ . Jesse and Sarah Ann lived in SC, McMinn Co, TN until he sold out in 1837 and moved to Spring Place, Murray Co, GA (was there in the 1840 Census with sons Ira and Hiram in the records, Jesse and Sarah Ann's children are in the Murray Co, GA marriage records.1850 Jesse lived Ellijay P. O., Gilmer Co, GA.He died 1850-1860.Sarah Ann remained there until her death in 1880 (1860 census, 1870 census and 1880 mortality…Continue
Banished is a British drama television serial created by Jimmy McGovern. The seven-part serial first aired on 5 March 2015 on BBC Two and was inspired by events in the eighteenth century when Britain established a penal colony in Australia.
Set in the first penal colony founded by the British in New South Wales, Australia, in the year 1788; in which the British convicts live alongside…Continue
Walter Douglas, a member of the Essex Scottish Regiment, 2nd Division out of Windsor, was awarded France's highest award of distinction.
The National Order of the Legion of Honour was given to Canadian veterans who fought for the liberation of France on D-Day and in the battle of Normandy to…Continue