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 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
My kids are on to me to update the information I got from a relative, it was a basic family tree of my Douglas family here in Australia. I got the info many years ago and used an old program to do a HTML family tree, i'll attach the file. If anyone…Continue
John Hacking was born in Preston Lancashire England, September 16, 1835. His father died when he was four years old leaving a widow and four young children in poor circumstances. In the year 1839 the family received the gospel, and the next year the mother married John Fisher. When John S. Hacking was six years old…Continue