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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: 


Commander Sholto Grant Douglas04/21/2017
Brigadier General Douglas Campbell Douglas, 1864-192704/19/2017
Douglas-Campbell of Blythswood armorials04/19/2017
Douglas of Dundarrach03/31/2017
Douglas of Rungallie03/31/2017
Douglas of Dornock document register03/29/2017
Douglas of Ralston03/24/2017
Stirling Tournament of 144903/24/2017
Harry R. Douglas, 1862-193403/21/2017
Earl of Ormond03/18/2017
Invery House03/17/2017
Virginia Douglas, b192703/13/2017
Births in Harbottle, Northumberland03/13/2017
Douglas Arms, Milngavie03/05/2017
Mrs Henry Downs03/04/2017
Jane Douglas Chapter, NSDAR03/04/2017
Douglas marriages in South Africa03/01/2017
Howard Douglas, 1850-192902/28/2017
Southern Alberta Pioneers And Their Descendants 02/28/2017
Mount Howard Douglas02/28/2017
The Douglas surname02/28/2017
Douglas coat of arms in Bargeddie02/25/2017
Douglas of Lethcamrach02/24/2017
Galbraith lands02/24/2017
  These pages have been revised and contain new information:

Archibald Douglas of Blythswood,1809-186804/19/2017
Brigadier General Archibald Campbell Douglas c188604/17/2017
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
Crests on objects 03/21/2017
Douglas of Tilquhillie03/19/2017
Biographies - religious03/18/2017
Tilquhillie Castle03/17/2017
Sir Robert Douglas, 3rd of Glenbervie, k169203/07/2017
Douglas in Milngavie03/05/2017
William, 11th Duke of Hamilton, 1811-186302/24/2017
Margaret, Duchess of Lennox armorials02/17/2017
Australian War Deaths02/15/2017
Douglas Castle, Jamaica02/13/2017
Angus MacMillan-Douglas, Living 200401/30/2017
Corio Villa, Geelong01/23/2017
Douglases in the Baltic states01/09/2017
Newsletter backnumbers01/03/2017
Major General Robert Douglas, 1727-180911/22/2016
Douglas of Springwood 11/19/2016
Charles Remond Douglass, b184411/13/2016


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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