The first Douglas to stride across the stage of Scottish history was Sir William Douglas who fought and died for William Wallace. His son, Sir James Douglas was a supporter and lifelong friend of Robert the Bruce. "Good Sir James" died taking Bruce's heart on a crusade to the Holy Land. The 2nd Earl of Douglas died at the Battle of Otterburn in 1388 as his army defeated an English force led by Prince Henry "Hotspur". In 1402 the 4th Earl was defeated by the same Henry Hotspur at the Battle of Homildon Hill.
Few of their successors died in their beds! The Douglas Archives
charts the history of this famous family, both in its native Scotland, and as family members spread across the world.
In this networking area, we hope that all those with Douglas connections will feel able to contribute and debate their Douglas heritage by providing lnks to their own family history websites, groups or 'My Page's.
To promote your group, or your own website, use the Discussion Forum. Just write up a wee description of what your site or group is all about, and make sure that you put in a link to your page.