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•  Frefkyn de Douglas (Duglas), and William fiz(1) Andreu de Douglas (Duglas),  'del counte de Linlefcu',  signatories to the Ragman Roll in 1296.  (Linlefcu is now Linlithgow, a town 20 miles west of Edinburgh)

•  Balliol, having paid homage for his kingdom to Edward, ceded (c1335?) to the Crown of England in perpetuity, the Forests of Selkirk, Ettrick and Jedburgh, and the shires of Roxburgh, Peebles, Dumfries, Linlithgow, Edinburgh and Haddington - in essence, all the territories in which the Lord of Douglas held property. 

•  Douglas, James, mason in St. Andrew p., and Helen, same p., d. of deceased John Forrest, day labourer in Linlithgow 13 Apr. 1792

•  The Registrum Sigilli Secreti [henceforth RSS] is silent about such presentations in Douglas's regard, but he may be the Douglas who was escheated as burgess of Jedburgh in January 1559/60 and who benefited from an escheat in Linlithgowshire in November 1565, RSS, v (1), edd. J. Beveridge and G. Donaldson (Edinburgh 1959) nos 728, 2434. 

•  Battle of Linlithgow Bridge - The battle was part of a power struggle in Scotland for control of the young Scottish king, James V, at the time in the custody of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus, the young king's stepfather, who held him as a virtual prisoner for three years, exercising power on his behalf.

•  Hon. George Douglas (1662-1738). 4th son of James Douglas, 10th Earl of Morton, MP for Linlithgow 1708 - 1722. He became 13th Earl of Morton.

•  James Douglas of Clappertoun (Linlithgow) was an Undertaker in 1609 (Undertaker - Irish settler)



1.   "Fitz is a prefix in patronymic surnames of Anglo-Norman origin. This usage derives from the Norman fiz / filz, pronunciation: /fits/ (cognate with French fils < Latin filius), meaning "son of"...


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•  Dunbars Vs Douglas



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