Sir William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas

Male 1327 - 1384  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name William Douglas 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix 1st Earl of Douglas 
    Born ~1327  Douglas, Larnarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died ~ May 1384  Douglas, Larnarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I50494  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2018 

    Father Archibald Douglas,   b. ~1297, Douglas, Larnarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1333  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Mother Beatrice Lindsay,   b. >1314,   d. >1352, Castle Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 3
    Family ID F18733  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Mary Douglas,   b. ~1360, Douglas, Larnarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~1395, Naworth Castle, Brampton, Cumbria, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F18732  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~1327 - Douglas, Larnarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - ~ May 1384 - Douglas, Larnarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • 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.
      William Douglas is a member of Clan Douglas.
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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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  • Sources 
    1. [S12057] "Mary (Douglas) Dacre (abt. 1360 - abt. 1395)", Profile, Ancestors & Descendants, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Douglas-.

    2. [S12058] "William Douglas (abt. 1327 - abt. 1384)", Biography, Ancestors, Descendants, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Douglas-391,.

    3. [S12059] "Sir Alexander Lindsay aka Earl of Crawford (~1267-~1314)", Profile, Ancestors & Descendants, https://www.wikitree.com/w.