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William Douglas, 1st Laird of Drumlanrig

 

 

 

 

 

The Queensberry line of the Douglas Family sprung from Sir William, a "natural" son of James, 2nd Earl of Douglas. From his father he inherited the old Mar Barony of Drumlanrig (1384/8) and the whole Barony of Hawick from his cousin, Archibald, 4th Earl of Douglas.  

 

He was a very eminent commander in the wars with England, was deputed ambassador to that kingdom, in 1412, to solicit the release of James 1 of Scotland, and obtained a charter, dated 30th November 1412, from that monarch, all written in the king's own hand, upon velllum, confirming to himself and his heirs the several baronies of Drumlanrig, Hawick, and Selkirk.

 

  • Death: 1427 in Battle in France

    Father: James (2nd Earl of Douglas) Douglas b: ABT. 1358
    Mother: unknown

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of Sir Robert Stewar of Durisdeert.

 

Children
  1. William (Sir) (2nd Baron of Drumlanrig) Douglas
  2. Marion Douglas - m. Robert de Chisholme

 

 


Plaque commemorating two WilliamsPlaque in memory of two William Douglases in the nave of Orléans Cathedral Sainte-Crois, Sir William Douglas of Drumlanrig and William Douglas of Kinross, who had helped Joan of Arc and were buried there.

 

The plaque refers to the battle of Verneuil, but is thought to be incorrect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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