The Royal Connections

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The Douglases were closely connected with the Kings and Queens of Scotland.

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When Prince Charles announced his engagement to Camilla Parker Bowles, we discovered links from the Douglases from 9th generation grandparents. Click for details. We have identified a Douglas connection with the Duchess of York, being a 9th generation descendant of the James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton. A TV programme charting the lively lifestyle of Princess Margaret has thrown up some interesting Douglas connections.  >>
The death of the Pope in April 2005 overshadowed the death of Prince Ranier of Monaco; he too has Douglas connections.  >> Spare The official visit of the Norwegian royal family on October 2005 gave us an excuse to research their connections with the Douglas family. Start here...
Sir William Douglas, Lord of Nithsdale married: 1387 Egidia (Princess) Stewart b: ABT. 1368 in of Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland, dau of King Robert II James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Douglas, Earl of Mar (dspl Otterburn 08.1388) m. Isabel Stewart (dau of Robert Stewart, King Robert II of Scots). She later married David (John) Edmonstone of Duntreath. Sir James Douglas, 1st Lord of Dalkeith, son of Sir James of Dalkeith by his first wife, was married in 1387 to Elizabeth, daughter of King Robert III. He was granted (March 21, 1382) a charter of the Barony of Morton with Mordingtoun and Whittinghame. At that time he also received the title of a Lord of Parliament as "Lord Dalkeith".
James Douglas, who married Joanna, the deaf / mute daughter of King James I and Queen Joan Beafort, was honoured by King James II on March 14, 1457 with the title of Earl of Morton. She had previously been married to James, 3rd Earl of Angus. David Stuart of Rothesay, Duke of Rothesay, (Starved to death by his uncle the Duke of Albany, 27 MAR 1402, Falkland Palace, Fife) son of King Robert III, married Marjory, dau of Archibald Douglas, (the Grim), Earl of Douglas 3rd, b. ABT 1325 Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus (d 22.01.1556-7) m2. (04.08.1514, div 11.03.1527-8) Margaret Tudor (b 29.11.1489, d 18.10.1541, dau of Henry Tudor, King Henry VII of England)
James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton, married (BEF. 10 DEC 1507) Catherine, natural daughter of King James IV. George Douglas, 1st Earl of Angus (d c1403) m. (1397) Mary Stewart (dau of John Stewart, King Robert III of Scots) Archibald Douglas, 4th Earl of Douglas, Duke of Tourraine (b c1372, d Verneuil 17.08.1424) m. Margaret Stewart (dau of John Stewart, King Robert III of Scots)
When the engagement of William, Prince of Wales to Miss Kate Middleton was announced, it was inevitable that genealogists should get to work. Is there a connection, we want to know.

And, of course, the is. Catherine Elizabeth ("Kate") Middleton is descended from John Douglas, b. ca. 1700, d. Kirby, in Cleveland, Yorkshire, 5 May 1772.
Prince David Of Scotland, Duke of Rothsey, son of King Robert III, Born: 24 Oct 1378 Of, Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Died: 26 Mar 1402 Falkland Castle, Falkland, Fife, Bur.: Lindores Abbey, Scotland Married: Mary Douglas,  Married.: Feb 1399/1400 Falkland Castle, Falkland, Fife.  

Douglas descendants of King Robert II

Descendants of King Charles II  



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