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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: 


Louis Winston Douglas, 1889-193908/21/2021
Marion Douglas, b192008/21/2021
Silver Arrow archery competition08/16/2021
Genearal William Douglas, abt 1825 - abt 187708/16/2021
General Robert Douglas, 1778-187108/16/2021
Burnbrae, Dunbartonshire08/12/2021
Ernest Douglas, 1864-195708/06/2021
Hiram Arnett Douglas, 1875-197208/06/2021
Douglas of Springwood Park Music07/29/2021
St. George's chapel registers07/28/2021
Archibald Douglas, 1872-1943707/27/2021
W.W. Douglas, b. bef 190507/27/2021
Temple Newsam07/25/2021
Lady Margaret Douglas - The Other Tudor Princess07/25/2021
Lady Katherine Douglas, b198907/24/2021
Elizabeth, Countess of Erroll, d163107/15/2021
Isobel Hopper, c1490 - aft 153807/14/2021
Dunfermline Abbey Burials07/06/2021
Douglas Scotti rifle07/01/2021
Fala Luggie Tower07/01/2021
Daniele Scotti06/30/2021
Ancrum Bridge hearts05/14/2021
Douglas House, London05/07/2021
  These pages have been revised and contain new information:

Coats of arms - people08/16/2021
Major General Robert Douglas, d182808/16/2021
Archibald Douglas Bryce-Douglas, 1840-189108/12/2021
Douglas of Tilquhillie08/09/2021
Musician Biographies08/06/2021
John Douglas, 1813-189307/27/2021
Alexander Jackson Douglas, 1827 - 1905 07/24/2021
Douglas videos07/24/2021
Cramond Regis 07/14/2021
Suzzanne Douglas, 1957-202107/13/2021
Douglas of Dornock document register07/13/2021
William Douglas, 7th Earl of Morton07/08/2021
William 'Le Hardi' Douglas07/01/2021
Heraldry of Italy06/30/2021
Surgeon Andrew Douglas, c1735-1836 06/17/2021
Illeana Douglas, b196506/11/2021
Battle of Falkirk, 174606/10/2021
Clan Douglas Society of North America06/10/2021
William Douglas, 9th Earl of Morton, d168105/27/2021
Colonel William Douglas, 1742 - 177705/25/2021
Hugh Sholto Douglas, 1797-186405/24/2021
Robert Douglas, Engineer, b182204/18/2021


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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