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What's new in the Douglas Archives?


The Douglas Archives are in two parts: history and genealogy.

The genealogy section has it's own 'What's new' list, containing details of the most recent additions to the database.




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  • Blythswood House

    Blythswood House

    The Campbells of Blythswood, who were also Douglases of Mains, owned this mansion house

  • Camp Morton

    Camp Morton

    Camp Morton, a coal mine in Spitxbergen, was named after the Earl of Morton, who was one of the owners.

  • Caerlaverock Castle

    Caerlaverock Castle

    This was not a Douglas property, but features in Douglas history.

  • Castle Mains

    Castle Mains

    The Earl of Home's residence, near Douglas Castle.

  • Cavers House

    Cavers House

    Now a ruin, the house was on the site of a 14thC castle built by Sir Archibald Douglas, son of the Earl of Douglas

  • Dalkeith Castle

    Dalkeith Castle

    Dalkeith Castle, or Palace, in Midlothian, Scotland, is the former seat of the Duke of Buccleuch. The present house was built in 1702 on the site of an earlier castle.

  • Douglas Castle

    Douglas Castle

    Also known as Castle Dangerous; several castle have been built on this site, the most recent being demolished in 1938.

  • Gelston

    Gelston Castle

    Built in red sandstone c.1805 for Sir William Douglas (1745-1809), founder of Castle Douglas.

  • Grace Hall

    Grace Hall

    The seat of Thomas Douglass, Esq., 'a very fine modern edifice', in Co Armargh, Ireland.

  • Grangemuir House

    Grangemuir House

    Located just north of Pittenweem in Fife, Grangemuir House came into Douglas ownership through marriage in 1824, but is now in ruins.

  • Hawthirnden

    Hawthornden Castle

    A property of the Abernethy family, it passed to the Douglases in the 14th century. The earliest parts of the castle date from the 15th century.

  • Herdmanston HouseHerdmanston Castle

    Hermiston, or Herdmanston, passed to the Sinclair family in the 12th or 13th century.

  • Hermitage Castle

    Hermitage Castle

    Held by William de Douglas, Knight of Liddesdale, who also held Roxburgh & Lochmaben Castles, and, in 1332, was Warden of the Marches.

  • Battle of Flodden Field

    Flodden Field

    More than 10,000 Scots, including King James IV, were killed in this significant defeat for Scotland.

  • Battle of Homildon HillHomildon Hill

    Archibald, 4th Earl of Douglas was taken prisoner by Sir Henry Percy at Homildon Hill.

  • Battle of Neville's CrossNeville's Cross

    The battle was disastrous for the Scots, whose King was captured and imprisoned and many men were lost.


  • Nattle of OtterburnOtterburn

    The battle of Otterburn was a Scottish victory, though not a resounding one as their leader James, Earl Douglas was killed.

  • Battle of TebaTeba

    The Good Sir James died at Teba, carrying Robert the Bruce's heart to the holy Land.


Here is a list of recent additions in the history section: 


Count of Longueville04/22/2018
Major Boleyn Douglas, c179004/20/2018
Capt Kenneth Douglas-Morris, 1919-199304/20/2018
Douglas header04/17/2018
Captain Samuel Douglass Academy04/17/2018
Douglas of Wakefield04/16/2018
Castle Gogar (Gogar House)04/16/2018
Andrew Douglas, 1893-191504/15/2018
John Douglas and Eddi Reader04/13/2018
Douglas chair04/07/2018
Douglas Library, Queens University04/07/2018
Douglas Chair, Queens University04/07/2018
Douglas River04/03/2018
Douglas Navigation04/03/2018
Christoph Archibald Ludwig Friedrich Graf Douglas, 1948-2016 04/02/2018
The Douglas Parade March 04/02/2018
Kirkpatrick in Seville04/02/2018
Kirkpatricks - a Douglas sept04/02/2018
Robert St John Blacker-Douglass, 1893-1915 03/22/2018
Douglas, Co. Cork03/21/2018
Douglas Hollow, Pennsylvania 03/21/2018
Andrew Snape Douglas, 1789-186903/21/2018
James Henry Douglas, d1905 03/21/2018
Abdul Hadi Daghlas, killed 2003 03/21/2018
Charles Hill Douglas, 1824-1898 03/21/2018
Hugh Napier Douglas-Pennant, 4th Baron Penrhyn, 1894-1949 03/21/2018
Muriel FitzRoy, 1st Viscountess Daventry, 1869-196203/21/2018
Wilhelm Ludwig Karl Graf von Douglas, 1849-1908 03/21/2018
Ian Douglas-Wilson, 1912-201303/21/2018
Charlie Douglas, aka Charlie Daze 03/21/2018
Douglas family in Palestine 03/21/2018
Rev. Charles Henry Douglass, d1916 03/21/2018
The Heart of Douglas, poem03/21/2018
Sam Daghles, born 1979 03/21/2018
William Joseph Douglas, c1871-193803/21/2018
Whetu Douglas, b1991 03/21/2018
  These pages have been revised and contain new information:

The Douglas family in France04/22/2018
Patrick Douglas (1722 - 1779)04/20/2018
Admiral William Douglas 1749 - 181704/20/2018
Clan Douglas Association of Australia Newsletters04/17/2018
Clan Douglas Association of Australia Newsletters04/17/2018
Andrew Hillhouse, 1964-201804/17/2018
Clan Douglas Association of Australia Newsletters04/12/2018
Andrew Douglas, d172504/08/2018
Clan Douglas Association of Australia Newsletters04/07/2018
Kirriemuir 04/07/2018
Columbus - was he a Douglas?04/02/2018
Search For a Clan Chief03/30/2018
Cecilia Douglas, 1772-186203/21/2018
Douglas of Garvald03/21/2018
Douglas of Friarshaw03/21/2018
Kinmount, Dumfriesshire03/21/2018
Janet Douglas, living 201603/21/2018
Ballumbie Castle03/21/2018
Douglas used as a pseudonym03/21/2018
Justice William Orville Douglas, 1898-198003/21/2018
Douglas of Dervock03/21/2018
William Fettes Douglas, 1822–189103/21/2018
Lady Sholto Douglas, 1978-1936 03/21/2018
Admiral Sholto Douglas, 1833-191303/21/2018
Australian War Deaths03/21/2018
Archie Douglas, 1867-195303/21/2018
Belstane Castle03/21/2018
James Buster Douglas, b196003/21/2018
Edward and Joseph Douglas, k194303/21/2018
John Douglas, 1778-185003/21/2018


Please note that minor changes, such as the introduction of a photograph or date of birth, would not normally warrant a 'What's new? entry.



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