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 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 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 have found an interesting family of 12 brothers in East London who owned and acted on the stage at the Standard Theatre, which was owned by them, in the East End of London. I believe I may be descended from this family as my father, born in 1917…Continue
Hello Im working on my family tree..My Great great great Grand father was Walter Micheal Aubrey Douglas husband of Juliana Catherine Spiler..They settled in Fiji ... Anyone here is connected to me ??Continue
I am having doubts about the parentage of Hugh Douglass born 1713 in New Cumnock, Scotland. In Ancestry, lots of folks (including me) linked him to James Douglas 13th Lord of Mains 1691-1741. But I have researched and can find no definitive proof…Continue
Myself and others are interested in William Douglass (born 1610 in ?, died 1682 in New London,CT) and confirming his birthplace. Tradition has it as Scotland but recent work by Betsey Howe suggests that it William's family came from Easton Maudit,…Continue
Elizabeth "Lizbeth" Baird was daughter of Lewis M. Baird's Zebedee B. who fought alongside 6+ of his brothers in the Civil War. She was the wife of Andrew Douglass and was affectionately known as "Mother Douglas" for her vital role in caring for her son, George Washington Douglas's six children after their mother, Ollie Marshall's, untimely death in Newcomb, TN in 1922 of viral infection at the age of 30.
Lizbeth is pictured with Jessie Esler (right) with brother…Continue
The news of the death of Sir William Arbuthnot in October has only just reached me.
His brother James, Baron Arbuthnot of Edrom, of Edrom in the County of Berwick PC, reported:
...he had awful Parkinson's Disease, and…
From the Kershaw News Era , Camden , SC Dec. 24 , 1948
by Mrs. E. C. Croxton
The name Truesdale is of English origin and is said to have been derived from the residence of its first bearer at a placed called Troutsdale in the North Riding of Yorkshire, England. In the ancient records, it is found in many different forms: Troutsdale, Truesdell, Trewsdell, etc., down to the generally accepted ones in…Continue