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James (2nd Earl of Douglas) Douglas[1]

Male Abt 1358 - 1388  (~ 30 years)


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  • Name James (2nd Earl of Douglas) Douglas 
    Born Abt 1358 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Aug 1388  Otterburn, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Melrose, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40062  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2017 

    Father William (1st Earl of Douglas) Douglas,   d. May 1384, Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Margaret (Countess of Mar) Mar,   d. 19 Oct 1393 
    Family ID F15517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Isabella (of Durisdeer) Stewart,   d. Abt 1410 
    Married Aft 24 Sep 1371 
    • 1 _MSTAT Unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F14692  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Isabella (Princess) Stewart,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Sep 1371 
    Children 
     1. Infant Douglas,   d. Young
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F1323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Unknown Mother(s),   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Sir William (1st Baron of Drumlanrig) Douglas,   d. 1421, Battle In France Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Archibald (of Cavers) Douglas,   d. 1435
     3. Eleanor (of Douglas) Douglas,   b. Abt 1380,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Joan (of Mar) Douglas,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F1324  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Doug Hickling

      "You show that the wife of James (2nd Earl of Douglas) Douglas was Isabella (of Durisdeer) Stewart whereas both SP and CP say that she was Isabel Stewart, daughter of King Robert II by Eupheme of Ross, but the name of the spouse is irrelevant because James's sons and a daughter were all illegitimate! This is why he granted the lands of Drumlanrig to his bastard son William and why James, the second Earl, was succeeded by his cousin Archibald Douglas (the Grim), bastard son of James, Lord of Douglas, called the good James (Sir) who was in turn the son of William(Sir) (le Hardi) Douglas."


      SP=THE SCOTS PEERAGE edited by James (Sir) Balfour Paul
      CP=The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain andthe UK, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. By G.E.C, New edition, revised andmuch enlarged. Edited by The Hon. Vicary Gibbs, with the assistance of HArthur Doubleday. 1916, St Catherine Press London

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.