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Field Marshal Robert Douglas was firstly created baron, and then count, in Sweden. His main fief was the town of Skänninge, and his wife brought in the estate where they had the manor of Stjernorp erected. His descendants generally continued to reside in Sweden, some offshoots to Russia, Germany etc. The head of the house received in 1848 the title of Count (count of the entail of Mühlhausen) also in peerage of the Grand Duchy of Baden.

 

The main lineage did not produce long-lasting branches (except the russian branch, a few generations), until the riksmarskalk of Sweden (High Marshal), Count Ludvig Douglas, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in the late 1800s, had several sons and yet more grandsons. Branches starting from his sons and so:

  • von Douglas-Langenstein, descendants of count Robert, eldest son of the High Marshal Ludvig. They hold the castle of Langenstein in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • von Reischach-Douglas, a cadet grandson of said count Robert
  • Douglas-Gerstorp, the branch (settled to Sweden) descending from the youngest son of said Robert
  • Douglas-Stjernorp, the branch descending from the Swedish general Archibald Douglas, second son of the High Marshal Ludvig. In this branch, there's the castle of Stjärnorp, reacquired to the family in c1875
  • Douglas-Kolfall, the branch descending from Oscar, youngest son of the High Marshal Ludvig.

 

 

See also:

•  The Douglases in France

•  The Douglases in the Baltic States

 

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