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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




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  • Camp Morton

    Camp Morton

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



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  • Caerlaverock Castle

    Caerlaverock Castle

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





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  • Castle Mains

    Castle Mains

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





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  • 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



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  • 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.


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  • Douglas Castle

    Douglas Castle

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



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  • Gelston

    Gelston Castle

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




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  • Grace Hall

    Grace Hall

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




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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • Herdmanston HouseHerdmanston Castle

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




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  • 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.


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  • Battle of Flodden Field

    Flodden Field

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



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  • Battle of Homildon HillHomildon Hill

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




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  • 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.

     


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  • Nattle of OtterburnOtterburn

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



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  • Battle of TebaTeba

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

     



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

 

Clan Douglas Association of Australia Newsletters08/16/2017
Douglas of Rathobyres08/13/2017
American justices08/08/2017
James Marsh Douglas, 1896-1974 08/08/2017
Judge Walter Bond Douglas, 1851-192008/08/2017
Douglass family of Missouri08/08/2017
Charles Gywnne "Chuck" Douglas III, b194208/08/2017
Douglas used as a pseudonym08/08/2017
Andrew Grant Douglas, b193208/08/2017
Donald Fisher Douglas, living 201707/21/2017
Sir James Douglas slays the Peacock of the North07/11/2017
Rowley Douglas, b197707/09/2017
Gordon Douglas, 1907–199307/09/2017
Walter Johnstone Douglas, 1886–197207/09/2017
The Shire of Douglas07/09/2017
Rural Municipality of Douglas No. 43607/09/2017
James Douglas, 1878 - 196906/17/2017
Richard Roy Douglas, 1907-201506/15/2017
Mary Diana Dods, 1790–183006/14/2017
Royal Hibernian Military School Staff and Pupils 06/14/2017
John Douglas, shipmaster, living 159506/13/2017
Stewarts and Douglas in Ireland06/11/2017
Texas Physicians06/04/2017
John Webb Douglas, b185206/04/2017
John Keith Douglas, 1921-194506/04/2017
WW1 doctors05/29/2017
Douglas Scotti of Sarmato05/14/2017
  These pages have been revised and contain new information:

Robert Douglas bottle07/29/2017
Douglas hatchments07/28/2017
Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk07/27/2017
Kirkcudbright07/21/2017
Dunbar James Douglas, 6th Earl of Selkirk07/21/2017
Douglas of Mains Mausoleum07/12/2017
Brigadier General Douglas Campbell Douglas, 1864-192707/12/2017
Brigadier General Archibald Campbell Douglas c188607/12/2017
Biographies - religious06/27/2017
Sgt John Douglas, 06/14/2017
Miscellaneous lists of Douglases06/12/2017
Australian War Deaths06/04/2017
Prof Fedwa-Douglas, Living 2008 06/03/2017
Pipe banner for Maj W Douglas, A&SH05/29/2017
Crests on objects 05/29/2017
Sanquhar Castle05/29/2017
Douglas in Milngavie05/22/2017
General Sir Charles Horsley Douglas, 1815-194005/22/2017
Douglas of Baads05/01/2017
Governor Walter Douglas of Antigua05/01/2017
Archibald Douglas of Blythswood,1809-186804/19/2017
Justice William O. Douglas, 1898 - 198004/10/2017
Kenneth Mackenzie Douglas, 1893-191804/06/2017
Douglas of Dornock03/29/2017
John B. Douglas, Living 200103/27/2017
Catherine Douglas - Katy Barlass03/24/2017
Douglas of Tilquhillie03/19/2017
Tilquhillie Castle03/17/2017

 

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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