Heraldic shields and coats of arms of the Douglas family

 

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     Good Sir James  William, Earl of Douglas  Archibald the Grim  Archibald the Tyneman   Archibald, 5th Earl of Douglas James the Gross James, 9th Earl of Douglas 
    The Good Sir James Douglas  William, 1st Earl of Douglas.  Archibald The Grim
    4th Earl of Douglas
    4th Earl of Douglas
    See also below 
      Archibald Bell the Cat 5th Earl of Angus James the Gross,
    7th Earl of Douglas
     
    James Douglas,
    9th Earl of Douglas  
    4th Earl of Morton Douglas of Cavers Lord Mordington    George, 4th Earl of Angus Earl of Forfar Earl of Morton James, 2nd Marquess of Douglas
    James Douglas,
    4th Earl of Morton 
    Douglas of Cavers  Douglas, Lord Mordingtoun    George Douglas,
    4th Earl of Angus  
    Douglas,
    Earls of Forfar
    Douglas,
    Earls of Morton 
    James, 2nd Marquis of Douglas 

    `Duke of Douglas

     William, Duke of Queensberry  Earl of Queensberry  Lord of Drumlanrig Douglas of Kelhead Douglas of Tilquhillie  Earl of Dumbarton Douglas of Glenbervie 
    Duke of Douglas  William Douglas,
    Duke of Queensbury 
    Douglas,
    Earls of Queensbury  
    Douglas,
    Lords of Drumlanrig 
    Douglas of Kelhead  Douglas of Tillquhillie  Douglas,
    Earls of Dumbarton  
    Douglas of Glenbervie  
    Coat of arms of Mistress Margaret Isobel Douglas or Hargreave, Daughter of Captain Robert Hinde Douglas PeterDouglasofGiwonde 12th earl of Home Douglas of Mains Douglas of Cruixton Archibald 4th Earl of Douglas Archibald, 4th Earl of Douglas 
    Margaret Isobel Douglas or Hargreave, Daughter of Captain Robert Hinde Douglas Douglas of Whittinghame  Major Peter Frederic Sholto Douglas of Giwonde 12th Earl of Home  Douglas of Mains  Douglas of Cruixton Archibald, 4th Earl of Douglas 4th Earl of Douglas
    See also above
    James, 2nd Duke of Queensberry  Archibald Douglas 1694 1st Earl of Dumbarton James, 4th Duke of Hamilton Thistle Glenbervie William, 4th Duke of Queensberry  crest of Archibald Douglas, 1st Earl of Forfar George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton
    James, 2nd Duke of Queensberry Archibald, Duke of Douglas 1st Earl of Dumbarton  James, 4th Duke of Hamilton  Glenbervie William, 4th Duke of Queensberry  Archibald Douglas,
    1st Earl of Forfar
    George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton
    Earl of Angus  Lord Darnley, King Consort of Scotland  Henry Stuart, 1st Duke of Albany  William, 6th earl of Morton 9th earl of Douglas William Douglas, 10th Earl of Angus 1552 - 1611 John, 9th Duke of Buccleugh France
    Earl of Angus  Lord Darnley, King Consort of Scotland  Henry Stuart, 1st Duke of Albany (Previously Lord Darnley) William, 6th earl
    of Morton
    James, 9th earl
    of Douglas 
    William Douglas, 10th Earl of Angus 1552 - 1611 John, 9th Duke of Buccleugh and 11th Duke of Queensberry  The Douglas family in France
    Douglas (Various families)   Douglas (Various families)   Douglas (Various families)   Douglas of Holmby and Salwarpe  
    • Douglas of Kinglassie
    • Sir Arthur Percy Douglas of Carr
    • William HS Douglas
    • Baron Douglas
    • Henry Mitchell Sholto Douglas
    • Lt Col William Douglas of Brigton
    • 14th Earl of Home
    • William Thomas, M.A., M.B., of Holmby, Speen, Newbury
    • Douglas of Salwarpe
    • Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (4)
     Blacker-Douglas Blacker-Douglas Blacker-Douglas Douglas  Douglas (Ireland) Douglas of Kelhead  Douglas of Tilquhillie  Douglas (Kent) 
    Blacker-Douglas of Ulster St John Blacker-Douglas of Elm Park  See note 1 John Douglas, Garrallan, Ayrshire   Douglas in Ireland   Douglas of Kelhead  Douglas of Tilquillie  Douglas (Kent) 
    Douglas (Unknown) Douglas of Tympindean  Douglas of Timpendean Douglas  Douglas  greyhoung head collared  Douglas  Douglas 
    Unidentified Douglas of Timpendean  Douglas of Timpendean  Earl of Dumbarton (5)
  • 7th Earl of Douglas
  • Earl of Moray
  • (5)
    Unidentified   Unidentified  Unidentified 
      Dowglas of Bonjedward Scott-Douglas of Springwood Park Palmer-Douglas of Cavers  Monteath-Douglas Akers-Douglas Akers-Douglas crest  Unknown crest Unknown Douglas family
    Dowglas of Bonjedward Scott-Douglas of Springwood  Palmer-Douglas  Monteath-Douglas  Akers-Douglas  Aretas Akers-Douglas of Chilston Park  Archibald Douglas,
    Earl of Moray
    Douglas of Mains
    Douglas  Douglas of Earnslaw Douglas-Home Mordington douglas-Scott-montagu  Douglas-Scott-monyagu (sic) Douglas of Cavers (And others?)
    See note 2  Douglas of Earnslaw Douglas-Home James Douglas,
    1st Lord Mordington
    Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu (3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu) (4 Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu (3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu) (4)
    • Scott-Douglas of Springwood
    • Douglas of Cavers
    • Edward Palmer-Douglas of Cavers
    Crest of Alison Douglas James, Earl of Douglas - salamander Douglas  Dowglas Arms James earl of morton Angus Earl of Solway
    Alison Douglas,
    daughter of George, Master of Angus
    James, Earl of Douglas Douglas of Whiterigs Dowglas James,
    Earl of Morton 
    Said to be connected to Gilchrist de Douglas, mother of Beatrix Stewart, Countess of Angus Earl of Solway
    Archibald 5th Earl of Angus - crest       Baron Montagu of Beaulieu   Duke of Buccleugh 
    Archibald Douglas,
    5th Earl of Angus
          Barons Montagu of Beaulieu   Duke of Buccleugh 
    Crest of 1st Duke of Monmouth & Buccleugh  Crest of 4th Duke of Buccleugh  crest of 5th Duke of Buccleuch crest 5th Duke of Bucleugh  8th Duke coat of arms Crest of the Duke of Buccleugh Duke of Queensberry C of A
    1st Duchess of Buccleuch  1st Duke of Monmouth & 1st of Buccleuch   4th Duke of Buccleuch 5th Duke of Buccleuch  8th Duke of Buccleuch  10th Duke of Buccleuch Duke of Queensberry
    Lord of Nithsdale Crest of James, 4th earl of Morton Marquis of Queensberry Earl of Douglas and Mar Duke of Touraine  Earl of Moray  Hamilton coat of arms
    William Douglas,
    Lord of Nithsdale
    James Douglas,
    4th Earl of Morton
    Marquis of Queensberry Earl of Douglas and Mar  Duke of Touraine  Archibald Douglas,
    Earl of Moray
    Duke of Hamilton
    lochleven  Douglas of Mains arms Edward Bullock Douglas arms Undifferenced arms of the Earl of Morton from 1533 16th Duke Hamilton Crest of Lord Stewart Aberdour  
    Douglas of Lochleven
    c16917
    Douglas of Mains  Edward Bullock Douglas  Earl of Morton  16th Duke of Hamilton  John Stewart Sholto Douglas, Lord Aberdour  
    Rolle/Douglas coat of arms Frncois-prosper   the grim unknown crest  crest of Archibald Douglas
    Rolle/Douglas Archibald,
    6th earl of Angus
    Francois-Prosper Douglas   Archibald 'The Grim'
    3rd earl of Douglas 
    Douglas of Galloway,
    3rd Earl of Douglas
  • Archibald Douglas. 3rd Earl of Douglas
  • Hugh Douglas, Earl of Ormonde
  • Earl of Orkney  Lord Mordington douglas-hamilton crest Alasdair Douglas-Hamilton of Lessudden  Duke of Douglas Percy, 9th Marquis of Quensberry Duke of Dover
    Earl of Orkney Lord Mordington Douglas-Hamilton Alasdair Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton of Lessudden Duke of Douglas Percy, 9th Marquis of Queensberry James Douglas, Duke of Dover 
    Arms of the 5th Earl of Selkirk Arms of Lord Selkirk Arms Selkirk Arms of Duke of Dover
    5th Earl of Selkirk Lord Selkirk Selkirk James Douglas, Duke of Dover
    Douglas Estonia Coat of Arms Glenbervie Glenbervie  Archibald, 4th Earl of Douglas 
    Robert Douglas of Tallinn, Estonia  Glenbervie Glenbervie  Archibald, 4th Earl of Douglas,
    Duke of Touraine, Lord of Galloway, Annandale & Bothwell 
    Duke of Dover, 1790  Douglases of Drumlanrig, Queensberry and Kelhead  1st, 2nd and 3rd Dukes of Queensberry Duke of Quensberry
    Duke of Dover, 1790  Douglases of Drumlanrig, Queensberry and Kelhead  1st, 2nd and 3rd Dukes of Queensberry Duke of Queensberry
    Douglas 1790  Duke of Brandon  Charles, Duke of Queensberry and Dover Arms of James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton (d. 1625), ancestor of Duke of Hamilton and Abercorn
    Douglas, 1790  Duke of Brandon, 1790  Charles, 3rd Duke of Queensberry
    and Dover
    Arms of James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton (d. 1625), ancestor of Duke of Hamilton and Abercorn
    Graf Douglas Alice, Countess of Douglas  Marquess of Douglas Graf Douglas 
    Graf Douglas  Alice, Countess of Gloucester  Archibald, Marquess of Douglas
    as shown on a Blaeu map 
     General Robert Douglas, Count of Skenninge
    Douglas of Lochleven and others Douglas of Cavers  Douglas of Cavers Douglas of Dalkeith Robert Hinde Douglas Brown Douglas Douglas of Standingstones Douglas of Longniddry
    Douglas of Lochleven Douglas of Cavers
    (of old)
    Douglas of Cavers
    Douglas of Dalkeith Robert Hinde Douglas Francis Brown Douglas Douglas of Standingstones Douglas of Longniddry
    8th Earl of Morton Viscount Belhaven Douglas_Support douglas support Van Breugel Douglas Van Breugel Douglas Crest of Douglas of Earnslaw 
    William
    6th Earl of Morton
    William
    8th Earl of Morton
    Viscount Belhaven Douglas of
    Douglas Support 
    Campbell Douglas of Douglas-Support   Van Breugel Douglas Douglas of Earnslaw   Douglas of Earnslaw 
    4th Earl of Douglas William Douglas, Earl of Wigton  Crest of Earl of Wigton John Douglas, Allbany Herald Crest Douglas of Bruntwood  William 'Longlegs' Douglas Bargeddie Lt Col James Douglas 
    4th Earl of Douglas
    See also above
    William Douglas
    Earl of Wigton 
    Archibald Douglas
    Earl of Wigton and
    5th Earl of Douglas
    John Douglas
    Albany Herald, 1780
    Douglas of Bruntwood, Cheshire, 1861  William 'Longlegs' Douglas Unknown in Bargeddie Lt Col James Douglas 
      Douglas of Inchmarlo Douglas of Castle Douglas  The Good Sir James crest Scotti Douglas crest Scotti Douglas crest Douglas Scotti
    Major William Hew Sholto Douglas  Major William Hew Sholto Douglas  Douglas of Inchmarlo Douglas of Castle Douglas  The Good Sir James Douglas Scotti Douglas Scotti Douglas Douglas-Scotti 
    Medal - Lord Dalkeith Edinburgh Douglas of Garrallan  Pumpherston Douglas of Baads Douglas of Clftonhall  Lord Torthorwald
    Robert Douglas,
    Lord Dalkeith 1622
    Thomas Douglas
    of Edinburgh c1680
    Douglas of Garrallan  Douglas of Pumpherston Douglas of Baads Douglas of Friarshaw Douglas of Cliftonhall,
    c1672 
    Lord Torthorwald 
    Arms of John Douglas of Gyrn Crest of Douglas of Bealford  Robert Douglas Lt Col Robert Douglas Earl of Selkirk Crest: Colonel John Douglas - 1636 Gorbals, Glasgow Prof. Dr. Luca Scotto di Tella de' Douglas Lord Glenbervie
    Douglas of Gyrn  Douglas of Bealford  Robert Douglas Lt Col Robert Douglas Earl of Selkirk Colonel John Douglas,  Gorbals, Glasgow Prof. Dr. Luca Scotto di Tella de' Douglas Lord Glenbervie
    JEWJDouglasof Tilquillie Lt Col William Charles Douglas William 6th Duke of Buccleugh James, 9th Earl of Douglas Bonjedward Arms of Rev Walter Douglas Douglas of Tilquhillie Garter stall plate of James [Douglas], 9th Earl of Douglas, KG
    John Edward William James Douglas of Tilquillie Lt Col William Charles Douglas
    (of Brigton)
    William,  6th Duke of Buccleuch James,
    9th earl of Douglas
    Bonjedward Rev Walter Douglas of Bonjedward  Douglas of Tilquhillie James, 9th Earl of Douglas 
    Jack Shamgar Douglas Sir George Henry Scott-Douglas, Baronet of Springwood Park 1825 Mordingtom stone crest of Henry Grattan Douglas 10th Duke of Hamilton  Margaret, Countess of Lennox  Margaret, Countess of Lennox James, 4th Eearl of Morton 
    Jack Shamgar Douglas Sir George Henry Scott-Douglas, 4th Baronet of Springwood Park 1825 Douglas of Mordington  Henry Grattan Douglas Alexander Hamilton,
    10th Duke of Hamilton
     
    Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox  Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton 
    Morton coat of arms Otago St Douglas of Castle Douglas Earl of Douglas 1st Earl of Forfar - crest  2nd Earl of Forfar - crest  Timpendean Edwin James Douglas
    Morton Ceiling panel in Otago St, Glasgow Douglas
    of Castle Douglas 
    Earl of Douglas at St Machar's Cathedral 1st Earl of Forfar  2nd Earl of Forfar  Douglas of Timpendean Edwin James Douglas
    Margaret of Scotland Douglas of Kitleside David Arthur Douglas Hamilton as president of heraldry congress Sir Howard Douglas, Baronet of Carr, Perth 1777 Sylvester Douglas Douglas of Castle Douglas Douglas of Glenfinart
    Margaret of Scotland William Douglas of Kirtleside David Arthur Douglas  6th International Congress of Heraldry and Genealogy, Edinburgh 1962: the arms of the Duke of Hamilton as President of the Congress. Sir Howard Douglas, Baronet of Carr, Perth 1777 Sylvester Douglas of Glenbervie Douglas of Castle Douglas General Sir John Douglas of Glenfinart
    Crest of Sholto Douglas Campbell of Douglas Support Crest of Barrington Campbell of Douglas Support Crest of Archibald Douglas of Douglas Support C of A Walter Ireland  Lord carlyle c of a Lord Penryn Douglas of Barloch 
    Sholto Douglas Campbell of Douglas Support, 1869 Barrington Campbell of Douglas Support Archibald Douglas of Douglas Support, 1793 Walter Douglas of the Leeward Islands Ireland  Lord Carlyle George, 2nd Baron Penrhyn Douglas of Barloch 
    Lord of Galloway Earl of Wigton Earl of Nithsdale (old) Lord of Nithsdale Earl of Moray Earl of Ormonde Earl of Mar Douglas of Kilhead
    Lord of Galloway Earl of Wigton Lord of Nithsdale (old) Lord of Nithsdale Earl of Moray Earl of Ormonde James,
    2nd Earl of Mar
    Douglas of
    Kilhead
    coat of arms gustav   Count Gustav Douglas of Sweden Sweden      
    Count Gustav Douglas Graf Hugo Douglas Count Gustav Douglas of Sweden (Generic?) Sweden
    Robert Douglas of Skenninge Robert Douglas of Skenninge     
         
    Unknown Unknown - French?
    4th earl of Douglas?
    Unknown Unknown Unknown      

    Notes:

    1.  This crest is also of St John Blacker-Douglas of Elm Park - needs checking? And probably Thomas Dunlop Douglas (see stained glass window).
    2.  This crest (a raven?) is linked with the motto 'Sursum', a motto used by the Pringle family. Or is it a martlet/swallow - the sign of a 4th son?
    3.  I have included the Keith, Lockhart and Pringle crests (below) because of their similarity with the Douglas crests, and close relationships between the familes.
    4.  I assume he has three crests because he held three titles.

    5.  See The peacock

    6.  Blanks appear when I re-position the images - not from deletions. It is all work in progress.

    7.  The terms crest, heraldic shield and crest have been used loosely and often incorrectly.  I will work towards getting them right!

    8.  Help identifying 'Unknown' arms would be welcome.

     

     
    Septs and other families
    Lockard Crest in Galston Pringle of Whytbank Drysdale Paterson of Bannockburn  Oliver coat of arms Edmund, 7th Earl ot Orkney  Angus Herald
    Lockard/Lockhart Keith of Galston, Ayrshire
    Pringle of Whytbank Drysdale Paterson of Bannockburn  Oliver Edmond Walter FitzMaurice, 7th Earl of Orkney (1867–1951)   Angus Herald
    Freskin de Moray Hamilton of Bargany Campbell of Blysthwood  blythswood Douglas St Watten Sir Robert Montgomerie Coat of arms of Margaret Montgomerie
    Freskin de Moray Hamilton of Bargany Campbell of Blythswood  Archibald Campbell Campbell Possible German family Sir Robert Montgomerie Sir Robert and Dame Margaret Montgomerie
    Doubtful and miscellaneous crests
    Douglass Villegas Family of Saint Pierre Jette Maclennan of Maclennan Rt. Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki    Lodge Bearsden hope-dunbar
    Douglass Mystery composition Villegas Family of Saint Pierre Jette, in Belgium, but originally from Spain. Maclennan of Maclennan Rt. Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki    Lodge Bearsden Sir Charles Dunbar Hope-Dunbar
    Sandilands          
    Sandilands,
    Lord Torphicen
    Walter Sandilands,
    Lord Torphicen 
             
    Heraldic shields with errors            
    Death of Hotspur             
    Incorrect mullets on
    4th Earls shield
    at Shrewsbury
    Previously listed as William Douglas,
    2nd Earl of Angus 
             
        Lincluden Abbey    
        Armorial bearings of the Douglas family in Lincluden Abbey    

     

    External link:
    •  The 'Coat of Arms Database' provided images of many of the family's coats of arms variations.

    See also:

     

     

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