Sir William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas

Male 1327 - 1384  (~ 56 years)


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  1. 1.  Sir William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas was born ~1327, Douglas, Larnarkshire, Scotland (son of Archibald Douglas and Beatrice Lindsay); died ~ May 1384, Douglas, Larnarkshire, Scotland; was buried Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

    Notes:

    illiam "1st Earl of Douglas" Douglas
    Born about 1327 in Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Son of Archibald Douglas and Beatrice (Lindsay) Douglas
    Brother of John (Douglas) de Douglas, Eleanor (Douglas) de Hepburn, Nicholas Erskine [half] and Thomas Erskine [half]
    Husband of Mistress Unknown married [date unknown] [location unknown]
    Husband of Margaret (Stewart) Douglas married [date unknown] [location unknown]
    Husband of Margaret Mar married 1286 in Castle Cary, Somerset, England
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Father of James Douglas, Isabel (Douglas) Stewart, Mary (Douglas) Dacre, George Douglas and Margaret Douglas
    Died about May 1384 in Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotlandmap
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    Categories: Clan Douglas | Lord of Douglas | Earl of Douglas | Battle of Poitiers | Douglas of Douglas.

    Preceded by
    First of that line 1st Earl of Douglas
    abt. 1358-1384 Succeeded by
    Sir James Douglas
    Clan Douglas tartan.
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    Biography

    On 26 May 1342 he inherited the vast Douglas family estates from his uncle, Hugh Douglas.1 In August 1353 he slew his kinsman, William Douglas.1 He fought in the Battle of Poitiers on 19 September 1356, where he was wounded.1 As a result of his marriage, William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas was styled as Earl of Mar before 13 November 1357. He was created 1st Earl of Douglas [Scotland] on 26 January 1357/58.2 He held the office of Warden of the Marches.
    Created 1st Earl of Douglas in 1358, and by marriage Earl of Mar. He returned from training in France in 1348 and recovered Douglasdale and Ettrick Forest to Scottish allegience. He was present at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356. He was warden of the east marches. He rebelled against King David II in 1363 in consequence of royal misappropriation of funds raised for ransom. He was reconciled and swore allegiance to Robert II in 1371. He was justiciar of southern Scotland from 1371 until his death. He had issue by his wife's sister-in-law, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Stewart, Earl of Angus, and Margaret St. Clair.

    Sir James Balfour Paul, Editor, 1906, The Scots Peerage, writes: "Hume of. Godscroft and others have assigned three wives to this Earl of Douglas: first, Margaret, or Agnes, Dunbar,2 who is said to be the mother of James, second Earl of Douglas, and of Archibald Douglas, Lord of Galloway; second, Margaret of Mar ; and third, Margaret Stewart, Countess of Mar and Angus. But his only wife was Margaret of Mar, daughter of Donald, and sister of Thomas, Earl of Mar. Douglas and she were married, so far as can be ascertained, in 1357, 3 and she survived him, marrying, as her second husband, before July 1388, Sir John Swinton of Swinton, and dying in 1390."

    DNA
    Note: Y-DNA Haplogroup conflict. (Probably does not belong to Haplogroup I2b1, as listed on familytreedna.com mrl

    William, 1st Earl of Douglas, incl Douglas-Hamilton, Dukes of Hamilton, I2b1 Group Type 1: William, 1st Earl of Douglas, incl Douglas-Hamilton, Dukes of Hamilton, Y-DNA Haplogroup I2b1 familytreedna
    William Douglas, Born about 1150 in Douglas Castle, Douglas, Lanarkshire, R1a Group: Type 1: (R-M198). Drumlanrig/Queensberry line, Y-DNA Haplogroup R1b1a2 familytreedna
    Birth
    Birth:
    Date: ABT 1327
    Place: Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland
    Date: ABT 1323
    Place: Of, Douglas, LKS, Scotland[1]
    Death
    Death:
    Date: MAY 1384[2]
    Marriage
    Husband: William Douglas
    Wife: Margaret of MAR
    Marriage:
    Date: BEF 13 NOV 1357
    Child: James Douglas
    Husband: William Douglas
    Wife: Margaret of Mar UNKNOWN
    Child: Muriel Douglas
    Child: James Douglas
    Marriage:
    Date: ABT 1286
    Place: Of, Castle Cary, Somersetshire, England[3]
    Husband: William Douglas
    Wife: Margaret Stewart
    Child: George Douglas
    Marriage:
    Place: Not Married[4]
    Husband: Archibald Douglas
    Wife: Beatrice de LINDSAY
    Child: John Douglas
    Child: William Douglas
    Child: Eleanor Douglas
    Marriage:
    Date: ABT 1320[5]

    Death
    Death:
    Date: MAY 1384
    Place: Douglas, Scotland
    Source: #S171

    Burial
    Burial:
    Place: Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Source: #S171
    Sources
    ? Source: #S4
    ? Source: #S4
    ? Source: #S4
    ? Source: #S4
    ? Source: #S4
    "Royal Ancestry" 2013 Douglas Richardson Vol. III. p. 151
    Johnston, George Harvey. "The Earls of Douglas." The Heraldry of the Douglases: With Notes on All the Males of the Family, Descriptions of the Arms, Plates and Pedigrees. Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston, Limited, 1907. 14-15. Print.
    Sir James Balfour Paul, Editor, 1906, The Scots Peerage, founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Published by David Douglas, Edinburgh, Scotland
    http://www.thepeerage.com/p10949.htm#i109487

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    William — . [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Mary Douglas was born ~1360, Douglas, Larnarkshire, Scotland; died ~1395, Naworth Castle, Brampton, Cumbria, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Archibald Douglas was born ~1297, Douglas, Larnarkshire, Scotland (son of William Douglas, Knight and Eleanor Lovaine); died 19 Jul 1333.

    Archibald — Beatrice Lindsay. Beatrice (daughter of Alexander Lindsay, Earl of Crawford and Beatrix Stewart) was born >1314; died >1352, Castle Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Beatrice Lindsay was born >1314 (daughter of Alexander Lindsay, Earl of Crawford and Beatrix Stewart); died >1352, Castle Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
    Children:
    1. 1. William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas was born ~1327, Douglas, Larnarkshire, Scotland; died ~ May 1384, Douglas, Larnarkshire, Scotland; was buried Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Douglas, Knight was born >1255, Douglas Castle, Larnarkshire, Scotland (son of William Douglas and Constance Batail); died >24 Jan 1299.

    William — Eleanor Lovaine. Eleanor (daughter of Matthew Louvain and Helisant Perche) was born ~1268; died <3 May 1325. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Eleanor Lovaine was born ~1268 (daughter of Matthew Louvain and Helisant Perche); died <3 May 1325.
    Children:
    1. 2. Archibald Douglas was born ~1297, Douglas, Larnarkshire, Scotland; died 19 Jul 1333.

  3. 6.  Alexander Lindsay, Earl of CrawfordAlexander Lindsay, Earl of Crawford was born ~1267, Ayrs, Scotland (son of David Lindsay, Knight and Margaret Lindsay); died ~1314, Crawford, Scotland.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Alisandre de Lyndeseye

    Notes:

    Alexander Lindsay (abt. 1267 - abt. 1314)
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    Sir Alexander Lindsay aka Earl of Crawford
    Born about 1267 in Breneville, Ayrshire, , Scotland
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Son of David (Lindsay) de Lindsay and Margaret (Lindsay) de Lindsay
    Brother of William Lindsay
    Husband of Elizabeth Stewart married [date unknown] [location unknown]
    Husband of Beatrix (Stewart) Erskine married 1290 in of, Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Father of John (De Lindsay) Lindsay, William Lindsay, Reginald Lindsay, Alexander Lindsay, David Lindsay and Beatrice (Lindsay) Douglas
    Died about 1314 in Crawford, Clydesdale ,Lanarkshire, Scotland
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    Categories: Clan Lindsay | Battle of Falkirk.

    Clan Lindsay tartan.
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    Children according this source:[1]

    Sir David
    Alexander, apparently ancestor of Lindsays of Ormiston
    Reginald, who was at one time imprisoned with Alexander at Carlisle.
    William, rector of Ayr
    Beatrix, married Sir Archibald Douglas, and was mother of first Earl Douglas, and secondly married Sir Robert Erskine, Great Chamberlain of Scotland.
    http://www.thepeerage.com/p10950.htm#i109491
    Contents
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    1 Biography
    2 Biography of Alexander's son David
    3 Biography of a William Lindsay
    4 Biography of another William Lindsay
    5 Biography of a third William Lindsay
    5.1 Name
    5.2 Birth
    5.3 Death
    6 Sources
    7 Contributors
    Biography
    Sat in Parliament Scotland 1308

    Alexander LINDSAY

    Birth 1267 Breneville,,Ayrshire,Scotland
    Death 1308 Crawford,Clydesdale,Lanarkshire,Scotland
    Spouses/Children: Earl Of Crawford Alexander DE LINDSAY
    James DE LINDSAY
    William DE LINDSAY
    John DE LINDSAY
    Reginald DE LINDSAY
    Alexander DE LINDSAY
    Sir David DE LINDSAY
    Beatrice DE LINDSAY
    Biography of Alexander's son David
    David Lindsay [Sir Knight]

    Birth 1299 Castle Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
    Death 13 OCT 1357 Castle Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland, Age: 57-58
    Biography of a William Lindsay
    Sir William Lindsay

    Birth ABT 1352 Byres, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
    Death 1414 Abercorn, Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, age 61-62
    Biography of another William Lindsay
    Sir William Lindsay

    Birth ABT 1321 Castle Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
    Death 07 JAN 1392/93 Byres, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
    Biography of a third William Lindsay
    Sir William Lindsay

    Birth ABT 1380 Byres, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
    Death 1414 Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland
    Name
    Name: Sir Alexander /De Lindsay/[2][3]
    Birth
    Birth:
    Date: ABT 1250
    Place: Castle Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland[4][5]
    Birth:
    Date: ABT 1250[6]
    Found multiple copies of BIRT DATE. Using ABT 1250

    Death
    Death:
    Date: AFT 1308
    Place: Castle Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland[7][8]
    Sources
    Source: S60 Author: Ancestry.com Title: Public Member Trees Publication: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;; Repository: #R1
    Repository: R1 Name: www.ancestry.com
    http://trees.ancestry.ca/tree/22499715/person/1275708889
    http://www.thepeerage.com/p10950.htm#i109491

    Birth:
    Breneville, Ayrshire, Scotland

    Died:
    Crawford, Clydesdale, Lanarkshire, Scotland

    Alexander — Beatrix Stewart. Beatrix was born >1314; died >1352. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Beatrix Stewart was born >1314; died >1352.
    Children:
    1. David Lindsay, Knight was born 1299, Castle Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland; died 13 Oct 1357, Castle Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
    2. 3. Beatrice Lindsay was born >1314; died >1352, Castle Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
    3. William Lindsay was born ~ 1321, Castle Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland; died 7 Jan 1392, Byres, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Douglas was born <1200; died 1274.

    William — Constance Batail. Constance was born ~1210; died ~1274. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Constance Batail was born ~1210; died ~1274.
    Children:
    1. 4. William Douglas, Knight was born >1255, Douglas Castle, Larnarkshire, Scotland; died >24 Jan 1299.

  3. 10.  Matthew Louvain was born ~1237; died >24 May 1302.

    Matthew — Helisant Perche. Helisant was born 1249; died 1289. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Helisant Perche was born 1249; died 1289.
    Children:
    1. 5. Eleanor Lovaine was born ~1268; died <3 May 1325.

  5. 12.  David Lindsay, Knight was born ~1244, Ayrs, Scotland; died 1268, Egypt.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: High Chamberlain
    • Occupation: Regent
    • Also Known As: David de Lindsay
    • Military: Crusader for Louis IX, King of France

    Notes:

    Sir David de Lindsay formerly Lindsay
    Born about 1244 in Breneville, Ayrshire, Scotland
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Son of David (Lindsay) de Lindsay and Unknown (Crawford) Lindsay
    Brother of John Lindsay
    Husband of Margaret (Lindsay) de Lindsay married [date unknown] [location unknown]
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Father of Alexander Lindsay and William Lindsay
    Died 1268 in Egypt
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    European Aristocracy
    David (Lindsay) de Lindsay is a member of royalty, nobility or aristocracy in the British Isles.
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    Biography
    David died in Egypt while on Crusade for St Louis IX , King of France. Succeeded to lands in 1244, granted to father by Margaret Countess of Pembroke, in Northumberland.

    Occupation
    Crusader; Regent; High Chamberlain 1255-56

    Sources

    http://www.thepeerage.com/p23115.htm#i231148
    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jweber&id=I10445
    http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=0&pid=1065

    Birth:
    Breneville, Ayrshire, Scotland

    David — Margaret Lindsay. Margaret was born ~1249, Lamberton, Scotland; died 1274, Mordington, Scotland. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Margaret Lindsay was born ~1249, Lamberton, Scotland; died 1274, Mordington, Scotland.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Lamberton, Mordington, Berwickshire, Scotland

    Children:
    1. 6. Alexander Lindsay, Earl of Crawford was born ~1267, Ayrs, Scotland; died ~1314, Crawford, Scotland.