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What's new in the Douglas Archives?


The Douglas Archives are in two parts: history and genealogy.

The genealogy section has it's own 'What's new' list, containing details of the most recent additions to the database.




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  • Blythswood House

    Blythswood House

    The Campbells of Blythswood, who were also Douglases of Mains, owned this mansion house

  • Camp Morton

    Camp Morton

    Camp Morton, a coal mine in Spitxbergen, was named after the Earl of Morton, who was one of the owners.

  • Caerlaverock Castle

    Caerlaverock Castle

    This was not a Douglas property, but features in Douglas history.

  • Castle Mains

    Castle Mains

    The Earl of Home's residence, near Douglas Castle.

  • Cavers House

    Cavers House

    Now a ruin, the house was on the site of a 14thC castle built by Sir Archibald Douglas, son of the Earl of Douglas

  • Dalkeith Castle

    Dalkeith Castle

    Dalkeith Castle, or Palace, in Midlothian, Scotland, is the former seat of the Duke of Buccleuch. The present house was built in 1702 on the site of an earlier castle.

  • Douglas Castle

    Douglas Castle

    Also known as Castle Dangerous; several castle have been built on this site, the most recent being demolished in 1938.

  • Gelston

    Gelston Castle

    Built in red sandstone c.1805 for Sir William Douglas (1745-1809), founder of Castle Douglas.

  • Grace Hall

    Grace Hall

    The seat of Thomas Douglass, Esq., 'a very fine modern edifice', in Co Armargh, Ireland.

  • Grangemuir House

    Grangemuir House

    Located just north of Pittenweem in Fife, Grangemuir House came into Douglas ownership through marriage in 1824, but is now in ruins.

  • Hawthirnden

    Hawthornden Castle

    A property of the Abernethy family, it passed to the Douglases in the 14th century. The earliest parts of the castle date from the 15th century.

  • Herdmanston HouseHerdmanston Castle

    Hermiston, or Herdmanston, passed to the Sinclair family in the 12th or 13th century.

  • Hermitage Castle

    Hermitage Castle

    Held by William de Douglas, Knight of Liddesdale, who also held Roxburgh & Lochmaben Castles, and, in 1332, was Warden of the Marches.

  • Battle of Flodden Field

    Flodden Field

    More than 10,000 Scots, including King James IV, were killed in this significant defeat for Scotland.

  • Battle of Homildon HillHomildon Hill

    Archibald, 4th Earl of Douglas was taken prisoner by Sir Henry Percy at Homildon Hill.

  • Battle of Neville's CrossNeville's Cross

    The battle was disastrous for the Scots, whose King was captured and imprisoned and many men were lost.


  • Nattle of OtterburnOtterburn

    The battle of Otterburn was a Scottish victory, though not a resounding one as their leader James, Earl Douglas was killed.

  • Benjamin Douglas

    Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1861-62

  • Damuel T DouglassSamuel T. Douglass

    Justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1852-57.


  • John Joseph Douglass

    U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1925-35.

  • Image result for Douglas, Helen GahaganHelen Gahagan Douglas

    U.S. Representative from California 14th District, 1945-5.

  • Battle of TebaTeba

    The Good Sir James died at Teba, carrying Robert the Bruce's heart to the holy Land.


Here is a list of recent additions in the history section: 


-Gianbernardino Scotti,1478-1568 01/13/2022
Domenico Maria Scotti Douglas, 1751-183401/13/2022
Alberto Scotto, Lord of Piacenza01/13/2022
Rocca di San Giorgio Piacentino01/13/2022
Scotti of San Giorgio01/13/2022
Douglastown, Angus01/06/2022
Brigton House12/30/2021
Florence Douglas, cricketer12/30/2021
San Folco Scotti, 1165-122912/18/2021
Douglas Farm, New Jjersey12/06/2021
Palazzo Scotti da Fombio12/06/2021
Battle of Philiphaugh12/02/2021
Marquis Fabio Scotti of Castelbosco, Living 163711/28/2021
Giovani Filippo Gallarati Scotti, living 178511/28/2021
The Castle of Agazzano and the ghost of Count Buso11/28/2021
Annibal Dieudonné Scotti, 1676-175211/28/2021
Liberale Scotti11/27/2021
Archibald Douglas, 1872-194311/21/2021
Count Hannibal Scotti's Yachts11/14/2021
Charles Allan Douglas11/14/2021
Douglas families in Spain11/10/2021
Silver Arrow archery competition10/31/2021
Sea Shanties10/31/2021
2Lt Andrew Douglas, k191610/28/2021
Morton, West Lothian10/27/2021
Galston, Ayrshire10/26/2021
Master Gunner George Douglas, c175510/15/2021
W.W. Douglas, b. bef 190510/12/2021
  These pages have been revised and contain new information:

Heraldry of Italy01/13/2022
Douglas Scotti of Sarmato01/13/2022
Douglas videos01/13/2022
Scotti Douglas family01/13/2022
Sir Archibald Douglas - Regent of Scotland, k133301/07/2022
Jill Douglas living 2016, BBC sports presenter01/03/2022
Armorials - People01/02/2022
Florence M. Douglas, Schooner12/30/2021
Major General Robert Douglas, d182812/17/2021
Lord Alfred Douglas, 1870-194512/08/2021
Douglas of Rungallie12/02/2021
Douglas Scotti of Sarmato11/28/2021
Douglas tartans11/26/2021
The Marksberry family 11/18/2021
Captain Thomas Douglas11/09/2021
Saltcoats Castle, Gullane11/01/2021
Sir William Douglas of Hawick, Living 161510/20/2021
Musician Biographies10/12/2021
Battle of Falkirk, 174610/12/2021
Alexander Jackson Douglas, 1827 - 1905 10/11/2021
Archibald Douglas Bryce-Douglas, 1840-189110/11/2021
Illeana Douglas, b196509/30/2021
Hugh Sholto Douglas, 1797-186409/30/2021
Surgeon Andrew Douglas, c1735-1836 09/30/2021
Robert Douglas, Engineer, b182209/30/2021
Colonel William Douglas, 1742 - 177709/30/2021


Please note that minor changes, such as the introduction of a photograph or date of birth, would not normally warrant a 'What's new? entry. However, they may be listed in our change log.



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