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Douglas of Dornock





The village of Dornock is about 2 miles from Annan, in Dumfriesshire.


A collection of notes relating to this branch:


Archibald Douglas, son of William Douglas, 1st Earl of Queensberry is the first Douglas of Dornock that I have traced.


Major James Douglas was born in 1634. He was the son of Sir Archibald Douglas ('who lived at Dornock', presumably the above). He died after 1663 at Jamaica. His last will was dated 1663. He had a son, Thomas Douglas, b. 1660, d. 1717, who married a Lady Watson in Jamaica, and had a son, Samuel, b. 1700. See Air Marshall Douglas, below.

William, third earl of Queensberry, his son, was constituted by King Charles II 1 June 1680 lord justice general of the kingdom of Scotland, and created 11 February 1682 Baron Douglas of Kinmount, Middleby and Dornock, Viscount of Nith, Torthorald and Ross, Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar, and Marquis of Queensberry.


William Douglas of Dornock voted for the union of the Scottish and English parliaments in 1706/1707 (I also have a note he voted against the Union - this needs checking!)


William Douglas, b 1730, duke of Queensberry, Marquis of Queensberry and Dumfries, Earl of Queensberry, Drumlanrig, Sanquhar, March, Ruglen and Solway, Viscount Drumlanrig, Nith, Torthorald, Ross and Tibbers, baron Douglas of Hawick and Tibbers, baron Douglas of Kinmount, Middleby and Dornock, and baron Douglas of Nidpath, Lym and Manerhead of the Kingdom of Scotland; Baron Douglas of Amesbury of the Kingdom of Great Britain; Knight of the Thistle, and one of the lords of his majesty's bedchamber.


William Douglas of Dornock, deputy Keeper of the Signet, '1890 (1702-03)'


William Douglas of Dornock. Wills recorded 25th May 17 17, 29th March 1736, and 22nd February 1750 (Dumfries). He married Alison Pennycook. Will recorded January 1698 (Dumfries). His son : —
James Douglas of Dornock married Isabella Man, and had three sons : —
(a) James (below).
(b) John Douglas. Will recorded 13th September 1717 (Dumfries).
(c) William Douglas of Bodisbeck, who apparently died s.p., as his brother James was retoured his heir, 21st September 1736.

James Douglas of Dornock married Philadelphia, daughter of Sir John Johnstone, first Baronet of Westerhall, and had : —
Archibald Douglas, retoured heir to his uncle, William Douglas of Bodisbeck, 10th April 1760. He apparently died s.p,, as his sisters succeeded.


Will of Clarinda Douglas: Court records contribution = Archibald Douglas [?1704?] of Dornock married Jane Maxwell daughter of Sir Patrick Maxwell. They had Archibald 1725 - 77; John 1715; Clarinda 1726 - 1802; William 1704; Philadelphia 1722 and Clementine


William Douglas, eldest son of Archibald Douglas, Esquire, late of Dornock, - - - appellant. William Charles Craigie, assignee to sundry debts of Archibald Douglas; and John Walker, trustee for the creditors of William Alexander, respondents. The appellant's case...

Author Douglas, William, fl. 1768-1778.


Archibald Douglas of Dornock died 7th January 1777 aged 52


A boy named John Douglas, son of Douglas of Dornock, attending the school of Moffat, was chastised by his teacher, Mr Robert Carmichael, with such extreme severity that he died on the spot. Read more...


5 March 1715 died John Douglas son of James Douglas, younger of Dornock

27 July 1715 died William Douglas of Dornock at Castlemilkplace

23 September 1715 baptized Isabel Douglas, daughter of James Douglas of Dornock

2nd January 1718 Sir Robert Dickson of Carberry in the parish of Inveresk was married to Miss Isabel Douglas daughter of deceased William Douglas of Dornock

9th October 1765 died Philadelphia Johnstone, relict of James Douglas of Dornock

31 May 1755 died Isabel (nee Douglas), spouse of Sir Robert Dickson

11 February 1754 buried in Dumfries Philadelphia Douglas spouse of Robert McMurdo of Drumgans?

31 December 1766 died at Edinburgh Archibald Douglas Esq, late of Dornock, a gentleman who had experienced many vicissitudes of life.

26 March 1796, at Edinburgh, Mrs B. Douglas, daughter of the deceased James Douglas of Dornock.


Air Marshal William Sholto Douglas was created 1st Baron Douglas of Kirtleside, of Dornock, co. Dumfries [U.K.] on 17 February 1948. He is a descendant of Major James Douglas, b1634, above.


The Rev. Edward Archibald Douglas (Archy), Rector of Drumgoon and of Castle Coote, both in County Cavan, Ireland, was the eldest son of Archibald Douglas, Esq., of Dornock (cousin to Charles, 3rd Duke of Queensberry), by Mary, eldest daughter of Sir Paul Crosflie, 4th baronet.



William Douglas of Dornock, son of Archibald Douglas of Dornock, grandson of 1st earl of Queensberry

i. William Douglas of Dornock
  a. James Douglas of Dornock
  (1) James Douglas of Dornock
  m. Philadelphia Johnstone (dau of Sir John Johnstone, 1st Bart of Westerhall) d. 9 Oct 1765
  (A) Archibald Douglas (dsp)
  (B) Clementina Douglas
  m. Robert Fergusson of Craigdaroch
  (C) Philadelphia Douglas
  m. Robert McMurdo of Dumgans
  (2) William Douglas of Bodsbeck (dsp)






See also:
•  Battle of Dornock
•  Death of Douglas of Dornock (poem)
•  Luce memorial stones

•  Family Documents
•  Archibald Douglas of Darroch Regiment (sic)



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