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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.

  • 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: 


Forfar and Kincardine Militia07/15/2018
C K M Douglas, meteorologist07/11/2018
Lanarkshire Steel Co.07/11/2018
Change log07/10/2018
Flora Douglas06/30/2018
16th century births in Dunfermline06/23/2018
Douglas knights06/23/2018
Black Douglas, bushranger, d189206/23/2018
The Douglas Family in Musselburgh06/16/2018
Commissariot Record of Edmburgh06/16/2018
Knights Banneret06/14/2018
Eleanor Touchet, Lady Davies, 1590-165206/14/2018
Sir Archibald Douglas, 7th of Tilquhillie06/14/2018
Clan Douglas Society of North America06/10/2018
Montagu William Douglas, 1831–186705/29/2018
Moses Douglas, 1740-181305/29/2018
Elijah Putnam Douglas, b193805/17/2018
Douglass-Clark House, Tennessee05/15/2018
Douglas pf Glendinning05/13/2018
  These pages have been revised and contain new information:

George Douglas, d2008 07/15/2018
Helpful downloads07/10/2018
Search For a Clan Chief07/10/2018
Jenny Douglas, dancer06/16/2018
Carmichael family 06/16/2018
Andrew Hillhouse, 1964-201806/10/2018
Carl Ludvig Douglas, Count, 1908-196106/04/2018
James Shoto Douglas, Living 182105/27/2018
Clan Douglas Association of Australia Newsletters05/17/2018
Reference Library 05/16/2018
Charles James Sholto Douglas, living 186705/01/2018
Francis Brown Douglas, 1814-188504/25/2018
Admiral William Douglas 1749 - 181704/23/2018
The Douglas family in France04/22/2018
Patrick Douglas (1722 - 1779)04/20/2018
Clan Douglas Association of Australia Newsletters04/17/2018
Clan Douglas Association of Australia Newsletters04/12/2018
Andrew Douglas, d172504/08/2018
Clan Douglas Association of Australia Newsletters04/07/2018
Kirriemuir 04/07/2018


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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