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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.
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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.
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I have been trying to establish the father of my Lancaster, Pennsylvania ancestor, and have had no luck. Can anyone confirm the parentage of: Archibald Douglas (1695-1756)Married Jean or Jane (?)Born in Edinburgh, ScotlandDied 11/26/1756 in…Continue
There was a succession of overseers including Henry Watkins, John Taylor, Charles Harmar, among others. The plantation was, for the most part devoted for the raising of cattle. Lady Elizabeth Dale died in March of 1641. One of the overseers, Charles…Continue
I am Looking for the father of:Samuel Douglas b.1699 Burnhouses Auchingramont Hamilton, Aberdeenshire, Scotlandd.1793 Littleton NHmarried in Scotland Hepzibah Richardson b.1701 d. ?Immigrated 1730 from Scotland to MA, then NH with his children and…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
Looking back at the will of Edward Douglas of Northampton County, Virginia, we see a reference to Cousin Edmund Boman/Bowman of Accomack County, Virginia. I, now, realize that Edward Douglas' mother had to have the surname Boman and be a 1st cousin. This, also, meant there had to be an additional generation which makes Lt. Colonel Edward Douglas a Junior. This resolves our problems. Based on John Martyn's observation in 1669 Edward Douglas, Junior's wife was Elizabeth Bowman. The pieces now…Continue
Edward Douglas journeyed to Holland, probably. in the period 1610-1615. He did not join the Scottish Brigade as I have explored that possibility which revealed no connection. In 1610 it was estimated that there were 10,000 Scots living in Rotterdam alone. It was certainly a hub for global commerce and Edward Douglas was there caught up in commercial activity. He returned to Scotland around 1630. We, next take sight of Edward now married to Isabella Gaynor, daughter of Thomas Gaynor,…Continue
I was presenting a possible line of relationship with the Pettus family. I shall stand my ground and find this not to be the case. It was enticing to think such a relationship would be true since the founding father was the founder of the East India Company and his son Sir John had a daughter named Isabella who died young and was buried in Saint Jude's Church. I thought that it was possible that Sir Thomas, son of the founder had 20 children and named one in memory of the Isabella who died…Continue