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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: 


Robert Bulloch Douglas,b186905/13/2022
Douglas Inn, Urbana, Ohio04/26/2022
Ohio early arrivals04/26/2022
Jessie Douglas, b 185604/22/2022
Jess Douglas, Living 202004/22/2022
Temple Douglas - Tulach Dubhghlaise04/19/2022
Dr. Charles james Douglas, 1856-194304/18/2022
Douglas of Drumgarland03/05/2022
Hoddam Castle02/21/2022
George Douglas of Lochleven, d156802/20/2022
Ancient Douglas Seals02/19/2022
Crawford Castle02/13/2022
Craufurd and Howison Heraldry02/13/2022
Scotti Di Carpeneto02/13/2022
Douglas of Springwood seal02/02/2022
Douglas dit Schott in Belgium02/01/2022
Palazzo Scotti da Fombio01/27/2022
Douglas Scotti of Fombio01/27/2022
Gianbernardino Scotti, 1478-156801/27/2022
James Douglas, 1823-189401/24/2022
Douglas Farm, New Jersey01/21/2022
Marriage of John, Lord Maxwell, and Elizabeth Douglas01/19/2022
The Marian civil war in Scotland (1568–1573)01/19/2022
Answeir to the Englisch Ballad01/19/2022
Seige of Derry. 168901/15/2022
Domenico Maria Scotti Douglas, 1751-183401/14/2022
Douglastown, Angus01/06/2022
  These pages have been revised and contain new information:

Pharoah's Daughter - Queen of Scots05/12/2022
Douglas with West Indies connections05/03/2022
Douglas settlers in America04/26/2022
Armorials - People04/26/2022
Hon. Easton Wentworth Xavier Douglas, 1936-201804/24/2022
Douglas videos04/11/2022
James Douglas, 1932-2022 04/08/2022
Sir William Douglas of Kelhead, d167304/06/2022
Killewarren House 04/02/2022
Mary Alice Douglas, 1860-194104/01/2022
Douglas of Salwarpe04/01/2022
Loch Doon Castle03/04/2022
Douglas of Rungallie02/20/2022
Scotti Douglas family02/07/2022
Illeana Douglas, b196501/31/2022
Douglas Scotti of Sarmato01/27/2022
Heraldry of Italy01/13/2022
Sir Archibald Douglas - Regent of Scotland, k133301/07/2022
Jill Douglas living 2016, BBC sports presenter01/03/2022
Florence M. Douglas, Schooner12/30/2021
Major General Robert Douglas, d182812/17/2021
Lord Alfred Douglas, 1870-194512/08/2021
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


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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