Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie and Braidwood


Father: Archibald (5th Earl of Angus) Douglas b: 1453
Mother: Elizabeth Boyd

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Auchinleck
  1. Has Children Archibald (Sir) (2nd of Glenbervie) Douglas

Second son of the Fifth Earl of Angus by marriage with Elizabeth Boyd. Acquired Glenbervie in Mearns and Kemnay. County of Aberdeen.

In 1493 and 1509 Douglas was in possession of charters of the lands of Grenane, in Ayrshire. The lands of Braidwood, in Lanarkshire, were confirmed to him in 1510.

William Douglas was knighted before 1511.

Douglas was pledged in marriage, by contract, in 1492, to Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of the later James Auchinleck of that Ilk, by which contract he received a grant of the wardship of Auchinleck's estates. In 1493 James IV granted the Lands of Greenan to William Douglas.  Elizabeth Douglas survived her husband and entered the convent of St. Catherine of Siena, on the Burgh Muir of Edinburgh. This convent was to give its name to the Sciennes area of the city.

Sir William died at the battle of Flodden with his brother George, Master of Angus, and 200 more Douglases.