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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: 


Robert St John Blacker-Douglass, 1893-1915 02/22/2018
Douglases who used pseudonyms 02/19/2018
Douglas Hollow, Pennsylvania 02/12/2018
William Scott Douglas, 1867-191502/12/2018
Ian Douglas-Wilson, 1912-201302/12/2018
Whetu Douglas, b1991 02/09/2018
Dumbarton's Drums02/09/2018
James Thomas Douglas, c1851-1928 01/03/2018
Rev. Charles henry Douglass, d1916 01/03/2018
Douglases in Georgia, USA12/21/2017
Douglas family in Palestine 12/11/2017
Andrew Snape Douglas, 1789-186912/08/2017
Douglas sword at Teba12/04/2017
Abdul Hadi Daghlas, killed 2003 12/02/2017
Sam Daghles, born 1979 12/02/2017
Douglas plate - unidentified12/02/2017
William Joseph Douglas, c1871-193811/27/2017
Charlie Douglas, aka Charlie Daze 11/27/2017
Ivor Douglas, pastor11/26/2017
Bishop Ian Douglas, b195811/22/2017
The Douglas Squirrel 11/22/2017
Charles Douglas, 1689-1750 11/21/2017
Inchinnan Parish Church11/20/2017
The Blythswood armorial11/20/2017
All Hallows Church11/20/2017
  These pages have been revised and contain new information:

Douglas of Devrock02/22/2018
Robert Douglas, 1859 - 192902/21/2018
Douglas used as a pseudonym02/19/2018
Douglas of Friarshaw02/16/2018
Biographies - religious02/12/2018
James Buster Douglas, b196002/11/2018
Douglas of Garvald02/10/2018
Edward and Joseph Douglas, k194302/09/2018
Douglas of Arkland01/01/2018
The Douglas family in France12/13/2017
Douglas of Dundarrach12/13/2017
Clan Douglas Association of Australia Newsletters12/12/2017
Janet Douglas, living 201612/08/2017
Sgt John Douglas, Royal Scots12/06/2017
Lady Sholto Douglas, 1978-1936 12/06/2017
John Douglas, 1778-185011/26/2017
Kinmount, Dumfriesshire11/04/2017
Cecilia Douglas, 1772-186210/31/2017
Justice William Orville Douglas, 1898-198010/20/2017
William Fettes Douglas, 1822–189109/27/2017
Belstane Castle09/22/2017
Ballumbie Castle09/22/2017
Thomas Clement Douglas, 1904 - 198609/19/2017
Archibald Douglas, 1st Earl of Forfar, 1653-171208/30/2017
Robert Douglas bottle08/21/2017
Australian War Deaths08/19/2017


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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