Douglas of Bonjedward




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Douglas of Bonjedward, descended from a natural daughter of The First Earl of Douglas, bore the plain Arms of Douglas with a red label of three points: Scottish heraldry Made Easy, 1912

Arms of Douglas of Bonjedward: Argent, a man’s heart Gules imperially crowned Proper and on a chief Azure three mullets Argent and at the collar point a label of three points Gules (as described in 1722).

pdf logoI am indebted to Sally Douglas who has compiled a history of the Douglases of Bonjedward and Timpendean. This can be downloaded as a pdf.


It is also available as a Flip Book. (Updated 23rd April 2015)



Margaret Douglas 1st of Bonjedward Married Thomas Johnson Received charter from her half sister
They took the name: Douglas
John Douglas 2nd   Mentioned in above charter
George Douglas 3rd   Also had a son, William
retoured to his father 2 July 1439
George Douglas 4th   His eldest son, James , agreed that his brother Andrew could inherit Timpendean
William Douglas 5th   Presumably James died before his father, so William inherited
George Douglas 6th It may be this George who married Isabel Kerr Or Christian Murray?
William Douglas 7th Married Rebecca Drummond The 'Fiar of Bonjedward'
Had a 2nd son, Rev John, minister of Yetholm and Crailing, and a daughter Mary, who married John Douglas of Timpendean.
George Douglas 8th   Mentioned 1633, dead by June 1682
George Douglas 9th   Inherited 1682
William Douglas 9th   Probably son of George
George Douglas 10th   Had a 2nd son, Rev Walter, minister of Linton, died 1727
John Douglas 11th   Retoured to his grandfather 5 Jan 1754
      The next claimant is Sir William, 11th of Timpendean.


Lady Isabel Douglas , daughter of Sir Charles and Lady Douglas of Bonjedward, ran away to America in about 1742 - but she might have been the daughter of Sir Archibald Douglas, of Bothwell Castle.



WALTER DOUGLASS, brother to. the laird of Bonjedward, had lived most of his life in the par. of Jedburgh, licen. by the Presb. of Middlebie, called 20th July, and ord. 15th Sept.; died between 7th Nov. and 5th Dec. 1727, in 30th min.-Publication-Five Sermons preached before and after the celebration of the Lords Supper, Edin. 1721, 8vo.[Presb. Reg.]

He married Isobel Goldie, and they had three children:

1. Elizabeth Douglas,
2. Isobel Douglas, d. Jan 1748, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland , who married Rev Charles Douglas, minister of Cavers.
3. Wilhelmina Douglas,




See also:

a.  Bonjedward
Map of the area, 1654



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This page was last updated on 23 April 2018

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