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The Douglas Archives is a mix of historical records and biographies and also a genealogy database with details of 190,500+ 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 DNA Project and a Games 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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Much easier to read text than tiny article-NOTIFICATION.THE Consul for Portugal in Timor, Koepang, as custodian and authorised agent for the Schooner Ethel, of Fremantle, left abandoned in his charge since the 28th February, 1873; now by survey…Continue
Looking for any information about Lord Spencer Hamilton.According to information sources such as Burkes Peerage, Spencer Hamilton is said to have died unmarried.Genealogy sites such as WikiTree don't like to except Burkes Peerage, thepeerage.com,…Continue
The scotti crest is described as; a shield with blue or red background, separated by a bend with two six pointed stars , one each on the top right & one on the bottom left. stars and bend in silver or white..found on Douglas/Scotti ,coat of…Continue
William Drysdale was born near Mount Sterling, Kentucky, July 17, 1815; died at Virginia April 7th, 1898. He moved to Rush county, Ind, and in 1887 he married Miss Elizabeth Earnest who died in 1879. To this union 13 children were born. In 1866 he…Continue
Carmen, the daughter of Mrs James Douglas, was presented at court in 1925.
A debutante presentation at court is a formal ceremony where young women of high social standing are introduced to the monarch or head of state. It marks their official entry into society and is often seen as a rite of passage.
The presentation is not…Continue
Until 1794, the Royal Artillery hired civilian horses and drivers to haul its guns. In that year, the Corps of Captains' Commissaries and Drivers was formed to provide these services. This was reformed as the Corps of Gunner Drivers in 1801. In 1806 these became the Royal Artillery Drivers. In 1822 these were disbanded and from that date all men…Continue
As you know, there has been much discussion on the Douglas Scotti of Italy in this forum. This has generated many articles on the extended family.
I have been restructuring the pages on Italy in an attempt to bring some cohesion. It will take time for the search engines to catch up.
Here is the main page: https://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/italy_home.html you should be able to find everything else…Continue
In my old letter Renzo Scotti had his return as Scotti Renzo. If this was true then the name of Douglas Scotti would be Scotti Douglas and vice Versa. This may be true in very old grave markings as seen but I have no clue which is proper. This may hurt in research as to first and last names. I am using Scotti and Douglas both as last names.