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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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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Colonel John Douglas

Started by Bob Henry in Genealogy. Last reply by Bob Henry Oct 25. 2 Replies

Samuel Douglas, former plantation owner in Jamaica, died Charleston, SC, 1799, refers in his will to one of his Executors as, "Colonel John Douglas of one of the Bahamas Islands", and I wonder if anyone may have information on the…Continue

Douglas Willan Family

Started by Bridget Andrea Louise Fox in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas Oct 15. 10 Replies

I am interested in this branch of my family.  My maiden name was Willan and my grandfather was Robert Hugh Willan, one of 4 children of Frank Willan of Hampshire and Louisa Willan Nee Douglas.Continue

Colonel Edward Douglas born Dec 1590 in Scotland his ancestry

Started by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. in Genealogy. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Sep 29. 14 Replies

married widow Isabel Dale sister to Sir Thomas Dale, royal governor of Virginia. Isabel was born in Middlesex County, England. Edward Douglas was born in Scotland 14 Dec 1590 and died in Northampton County, Virginia 2 Nov 1657. Upon the death of…Continue

Where does the Douglas sept of 'Douglass' originate

Started by Daryl John Douglass in Heraldry. Last reply by William Douglas Aug 22. 5 Replies

For many years as a youngster, we were told that there was a tradition of adding or subtracting letters from a name when a child was born 'on the wrong side of the blanket'. I have yet to discover the significance of the second 'S' in my surname.…Continue

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Witches in your dungeon?

Posted by William Douglas on October 28, 2014 at 17:33 1 Comment

Can you tell me if you kept witches in your dungeon as I have a sister who believes she was a witch in a past life..?

I was asked this a couple of years ago, and it came to mind again as I considered the fact that Hallowe'en is upon us again.

Do we have witches in the Douglas family, I wondered?

Archibald, 6th Earl of Angus's sister, Lady Janet Douglas of Glamis, was accused of witchcraft and treason and was burned at the stake in…

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Unclaimed estates in England

Posted by William Douglas on October 21, 2014 at 18:43 0 Comments

The following leave unclaimed estates:

Forename Surname Date of Death Place of Death Dates of Birth Place of Birth…
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Terri triumphs at Inverness

Posted by William Douglas on October 17, 2014 at 10:50 0 Comments

Congratulations to Terri Douglas Ventress, a senior design engineer at Oklahoma State University, captured her third consecutive Masters World Championships at the 2014 Highland Games in Inverness, Scotland. Ventress is the only one in the world to simultaneously hold all the Highland Games World Records in her…

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New Zealand - Unclaimed money

Posted by William Douglas on October 16, 2014 at 18:42 0 Comments

Douglas, C S $937.97
Douglas, Dorothy Angela $349.45
Douglas, Ian $116.00
Douglas, J F Mr $506.51
Douglas, J G $1,350.00
Douglas, Joyce Alice $102.35
Douglas, Maureen Anne $984.64
Douglas, N L $1,589.48
Douglas, Stephanie Diane $155.95

Further details from: http://www.ird.govt.nz/unclaimed-money/monies-d.html

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