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DOUGLAS, Knight James

DOUGLAS, Knight James

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  • Name DOUGLAS, James 
    Prefix Knight 
    Nickname The Good 
    Born Abt 1265  Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Aug 1330  Teba, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 25 Aug 1330  St. Bride's Cemetery, Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 31 Oct 1894  MANTI Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I49916  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr., Lucy Mack
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 

    Father DOUGLAS, Sir William ,   b. 1227, Douglas Castle, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1274, Douglas Castle, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother STEWART, Lady Elizabeth ,   b. May 1250, Dundonald Castle, Irvien, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1295, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Family ID F21167  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1265 - Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWAC - 31 Oct 1894 - Manti Link to Google Earth
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    As a young man
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    Sir James Douglas' heart burial (left) in Old St. Bride's Church, Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland
    Sir James Douglas' heart burial (left) in Old St. Bride's Church, Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland

  • Notes 
    • Scottish Clans: History of Douglas Clan This magnificent Douglas Clan Wall Crest , made by hand in solid cold cast bronze, is available for you and your family to enjoy today. A superb Scottish heirloom for your future generations. The Clan Douglas are honoured in the pages of Scotland's story as a powerful and influential Clan who actively shaped the course of history down through the centuries. An ancient Clan, the name derives from the Gaelic "dubh ghlas", meaning "black stream", from a placename in Lanarkshire. Although the Clan dates back to early times, the first recorded Douglas is William Douglas in the 12th century. It was not long before the name Douglas became a regular entry. During the 13th century English occupation of Scotland, the infamous Edward I of England jailed Sir William Douglas, a man known as "le Hardi" meaning "the hard man". Edward I confiscated the Clan lands to give to an English knight, but he did not count on the strength of the Douglas blood. When Edward ignored a request to return the land, William's son James stormed the castle, slew its garrison, and then threw their bodies, food, horses and wine down the well. Still unsatisfied, the Douglases rode with Robert the Bruce to free Scotland from the grip of the English overlord. After the Scots' victory at Bannockburn in 1314, the service of the Clan Douglas was rewarded, and their place assured as an honoured and powerful Clan. Such was the might of Clan Douglas that by 1450 they controlled the whole south-west of Scotland, and could summon 30,000 men on a whim. Marrying into the Scottish royal family eleven times, the political power of the Douglases became massive. The Earldom of Douglas was granted to the chiefs of the Clan in 1357, furthering the Douglas fortunes. The strength of Clan Douglas led the Crown to become wary of its greatest subjects, known as the Black Douglases, and James II took extreme measures to break their power. In 1440, the 6th Earl was lured to Edinburgh Castle, where he was tried and executed. Twelve years later, James II personally murdered the 8th Earl, stabbing the great noble when he attended the Castle on assurance of safe conduct. His brother James, the 9th Earl, took revenge on the King by sacking the royal Stirling estates with a band of Douglas warriors. In a final showdown with the King at Arkinholm, the Douglases were defeated and the Earl's estates and title were revoked. The Red Douglases, another branch of the Clan, managed to obtain some of the forfeited lands and rose to prominence. The 11th Earl of Douglas was advanced to become Marquess of Douglas in 1633, and the title was again escalated to a Dukedom in 1703. When the 1st Duke died without an heir, the Douglas titles and chiefship passed to the Hamiltons. Presently the chiefship is vacant because the title's claimant retains the compound name of Douglas-Hamilton, which is unacceptable in the ancient laws of Clan succession. The Clan crest a salamander atop a flaming cap, and the proud motto reads "Jamais arriere" meaning "Never behind". Your ancestral crest ring is a very powerful emblem of your heritage. A true family heirloom, to be cherished for centuries by Your descendants. ------------------------------------------------------------ CLAINS: HISTORY OF DOUGLAS CLAN The Clan Douglas are honoured in the pages of Scotland's story as a powerful and influential Clan who actively shaped the course of history down through the centuries. An ancient Clan, the name derives from the Gaelic "dubh ghlas", meaning "black stream", from a place name in Lanarkshire. Although the Clan dates back to early times, the first recorded Douglas is William Douglas in the 12th century. It was not long before the name Douglas became a regular entry. During the 13th century English occupation of Scotland, the infamous Edward I of England jailed Sir William Douglas, a man known as "le Hardi" meaning "the hard man". Edward I confiscated the Clan lands to give to an English knight, but he did not count on the strength of the Douglas blood. When Edward ignored a request to return the land, William's son James stormed the castle, slew its garrison, and then threw their bodies, food, horses and wine down the well. Still unsatisfied, the Douglases rode with Robert the Bruce to free Scotland from the grip of the English overlord. After the Scots' victory at Bannockburn in 1314, the service of the Clan Douglas was rewarded, and their place assured as an honoured and powerful Clan. Such was the might of Clan Douglas that by 1450 they controlled the whole south-west of Scotland, and could summon 30,000 men on a whim. Marrying into the Scottish royal family eleven times, the political power of the Douglases became massive. The Earldom of Douglas was granted to the chiefs of the Clan in 1357, furthering the Douglas fortunes. The strength of Clan Douglas led the Crown to become wary of its greatest subjects, known as the Black Douglases, and James II took extreme measures to break their power. In 1440, the 6th Earl was lured to Edinburgh Castle, where he was tried and executed. Twelve years later, James II personally murdered the 8th Earl, stabbing the great noble when he attended the Castle on assurance of safe conduct. His brother James, the 9th Earl, took revenge on the King by sacking the royal Stirling estates with a band of Douglas warriors. In a final showdown with the King at Arkinholm, the Douglases were defeated and the Earl's estates and title were revoked. The Red Douglases, another branch of the Clan, managed to obtain some of the forfeited lands and rose to prominence. The 11th Earl of Douglas was advanced to become Marquess of Douglas in 1633, and the title was again escalated to a Dukedom in 1703. When the 1st Duke died without an heir, the Douglas titles and chiefship passed to the Hamiltons. Presently the chiefship is vacant because the title's claimant retains the compound name of Douglas-Hamilton, which is unacceptable in the ancient laws of Clan succession. The Clan crest a salamander atop a flaming cap, and the proud motto reads "Jamais arriere" meaning "Never behind". Your ancestral crest ring is a very powerful emblem of your heritage. A true family heirloom, to be cherished for centuries by Your descendants. The Clan Douglas are honoured in the pages of Scotland's story as a powerful and influential Clan who actively shaped the course of history down through the centuries. An ancient Clan, the name derives from the Gaelic "dubh ghlas", meaning "black stream", from a placename in Lanarkshire. Although the Clan dates back to early times, the first recorded Douglas is William Douglas in the 12th century. It was not long before the name Douglas became a regular entry. During the 13th century English occupation of Scotland, the infamous Edward I of England jailed Sir William Douglas, a man known as "le Hardi" meaning "the hard man". Edward I confiscated the Clan lands to give to an English knight, but he did not count on the strength of the Douglas blood. When Edward ignored a request to return the land, William's son James stormed the castle, slew its garrison, and then threw their bodies, food, horses and wine down the well. Still unsatisfied, the Douglases rode with Robert the Bruce to free Scotland from the grip of the English overlord. After the Scots' victory at Bannockburn in 1314, the service of the Clan Douglas was rewarded, and their place assured as an honoured and powerful Clan. Such was the might of Clan Douglas that by 1450 they controlled the whole south-west of Scotland, and could summon 30,000 men on a whim. Marrying into the Scottish royal family eleven times, the political power of the Douglases became massive.