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 187,500+ individuals.

Searching the Douglas Archives

Looking for a Douglas ancestor in the Douglas Archives requires two searches - one in the history section, and another in the genealogy section.

There is a way around this, by using Google (and other search engines) site search facilities.

We can see succesful outcomes of Google searches, but not the unsuccesful ones.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please ask the question through the Comunity Network - or just drop us a line.

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To reduce the volume of fraudulent sign ups, I am making the process more difficult. I apologise to genuine prospective members.  

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.

If you are new to the site, please visit our Welcome message.

 

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James Douglas of Cavers - and religion

I have long been aware of the Douglas of Cavers links to important religious matters.The 'Good Lady of Cavers'  was…See More
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David Douglas left a comment for William Douglas
"Hi William, yes that's him and his father is mentioned on the headstone but is actually buried in the family plot at Trim. His brother George is also buried in Athboy as is his sister Elizabeth Rankin. Next row of graves. I have mowed the grass…"
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William Douglas left a comment for David Douglas
"Is this him?  The youngest son?"
Tuesday
David Douglas left a comment for William Douglas
"Hi William, thank for letting me join. The William Douglas you mention as leaving money in 2001 was my uncle. It was the posting by Alison Christine Hodgkiss that caught my attention. The Aaron Douglas she is looking for does not appear in…"
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William Douglas commented on William Douglas's group Douglas families in Ireland
"April 2001:William Douglas, farmer, late of The Stocks, Athboy, Co Meath, left £1,119,387."
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William Douglas left a comment for David Douglas
"Welcome to our group, David. Daniel Douglas, Stocks, Athboy, and Richard Douglas, Athboy, Stocks Townland tenant of the Earl of Darnley get a mention…"
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William Douglas left a comment for Douglas
"Welcome to our group, 'Douglas'. A bit more information would be good.  We are all 'Douglas' here! Is your family Blackstone?  Or Blackerstone? Yours aye, William"
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Johan Rosie Douglas

Started by Harold Leduc in Genealogy. Last reply by Harold Leduc Aug 7. 7 Replies

Hi All, I am new to the site so take it easy on me ;0) I wonder if anyone out there has common ancestors and can help me grow the my branch of the Douglas family tree beyond WIlliam Douglas and Ann Elder. My Grandmother, Johan Rosie Douglas married…Continue

Jane DOUGLAS of Edenburt County Cavan

Started by James Williams in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas Jun 30. 3 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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DOUGLASES IN CHILE

Started by Gilbert Franklin Douglas III in Genealogy. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Jun 23. 1 Reply

Recently I seem to have been receiving a number of :"friend" requests from folks in Chile.  Is there any research into Douglas families who left Scotland and settled in Chile?GilbertContinue

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George Douglas of Accomack County, Virginia

Started by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. in Genealogy. Last reply by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. May 4. 3 Replies

Thank you William. I have found my computer to be stubborn. For the past couple of years I have become dependent upon secondary sources as travel for any distance is difficult. I make use of a book by Marshall who has abstracted the early wills and…Continue

Blog Posts

James Douglas of Cavers - and religion

Posted by William Douglas on August 13, 2020 at 11:05 0 Comments

I have long been aware of the Douglas of Cavers links to important religious matters.

The 'Good Lady of Cavers'  was imprisoned in Stirling Castle in 1682 for her religions beliefs.

Today, I learned that James Douglas of Cavers paid for a printing of the New Testament (in Rome?) in 1849.

This is probably the same James has…

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Bonjedward back on the market

Posted by William Douglas on July 8, 2020 at 15:16 0 Comments

Built on the former Douglas estate of Bonjedward, the 'new' house is back on the market.  A chance for a Douglas family to bring it back into clan hands, maybe?

Bonjedward House is a magnificent listed Georgian house dating from the latter stages of the 18th century. Built for Archibald Jerdon of Bonjedward and later the seat of the Dowager Marchioness…

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Vandals tear down Statue of Frederick Douglass

Posted by William Douglas on July 8, 2020 at 8:49 0 Comments

Whether or not I agree with the President of the United States sentiments, the fact is that tearing down the statue of Frederick Douglass is yet another act of vandalism that is shaming the world.

The statue of the renowned Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass was torn from its base in a park in Rochester, N.Y., and then dumped some 50 feet…

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Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?


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