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Sir James "The Good" Douglas, Lord Of Douglas[1]

Male 1286 - 1330  (44 years)


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  • Name James "The Good" Douglas 
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix Lord Of Douglas 
    Nickname The Good 
    Born 1286  Douglas, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Aug 1330  Teba, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I112785  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2017 

    Father Sir William 'Le Hardi' Douglas, 5th Lord Of Douglas,   b. Abt 1256,   d. Abt 1298, Tower Of London A Prisoner Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Stewart,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F15414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Unknown 
    Children 
     1. Archibald (The Grim, 3rd Earl of Douglas) Douglas,   b. Abt 1346,   d. 24 Dec 1400  (Age ~ 54 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F20355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Unknown 
    Children 
     1. Sir William (4th Lord of Douglas) Douglas,   d. 1333, Halidon Hill Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F72906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Douglas, James (Sir) "Good James (Sir)/Black Douglas" b. 1286. d. August25, 1330.
      James of Douglas was the friend and ablest lieutenant of Robert theBruce. Known as the Black Douglas to the English and as the Good James(Sir) to the Scots, Douglas was a brilliant fighter and master ofguerrilla warfare. He commanded the left wing of Bruce's army at thebattle of Bannockburn. Before his death, Bruce asked Douglas to take hisheart on a crusade to the Holy Land. Douglas set out bearing Bruce'sheart in a silver casket, but on the way fell fighting the Moors inSpain. The Scottish knights who survived brought back Douglas's bodywhich was entombed in the town of Douglas and Bruce's heart which wasburied in Melrose Abbey.
      St Bride's Kirk, Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
      Cause of Death: killed in battle with the Moors."

      From
      Ancestors of Francis, Celia & Hugo Hodgson
      Contact: Richard Hodgson
      http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ancestorsearch&id=I5036
      This site shows him as son of Eleanor De Louvayne

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.