Earl William de Douglas

Earl William de Douglas[1]

Male Abt 1323 - 1384  (~ 61 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William de Douglas 
    Prefix Earl 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Abt 1323  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died May 1384  Douglas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23636  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Earl Archibald Douglas,   b. Abt 1280,   d. 19 Jul 1333, Hallidan Hill, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Beatrice de Lindsay,   b. Abt 1291, Douglas, Lana, Scot. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1352  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F47935  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Countess Margaret Mar,   b. Abt 1325,   d. 19 Oct 1393  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Bef 13 Nov 1357 
    Children 
    +1. Earl James Douglas,   b. Abt 1358,   d. Abt 14 Aug 1388, Otterburn Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
     2. Countess Isobel Douglas,   b. Abt 1365,   d. 1408  (Age ~ 43 years)
     3. Margaret Douglas,   b. Abt 1343, Castle Cary, North Cadbury, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1392  (Age ~ 49 years)
     4. Jean Douglas,   b. 1354,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F10136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Stewart,   b. Bef 1353,   d. 23 Mar 1417-1418  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Douglas,   b. Abt 1365,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Earl George Douglas,   d. 1402, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F10134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Margaret Dunbar,   b. Abt 1305, Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Douglas,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Mary Douglas,   b. Bef 1359, Gilsland, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F35432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • was created the first proper Earl of Douglas in 1352. In 1353 William was responsible for the death of his kinsman Sir William Douglas, the famed "Knight of Liddesdale", from the Morton line of Douglases. William was a participant in a rebellion against King David II in 1363, but still managed to earn an appointment as Justiciar of Scotland under Robert II in 1371. An affair with his first cousin, Margaret Stewart, Countess of Mar and Angus, resulted in a son, George, who became the 1st Earl of Angus, founding the Red Douglas branch of the family. William left his titles and possessions to his son James.

      Built Tantallon Castle, nr North Berwick, Scotland c.1350

  • Sources 
    1. [S193] British Pedigrees, Peter Barns-Graham, (Stirnet), Douglas of Douglas, Douglas of Nithsdale, Douglas of Tourraine (Reliability: 2).


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