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Families covered: Douglas of Douglas, Douglas of Nithsdale, Douglas of Tourraine

William of Douglas (a 1177)
1. Sir Archibald of Douglas and Hermiston (d c1240)
  m. Margaret Crawford (dau of Sir John Crawford of Crawfordjohn)
  A. Sir William of Douglas (b c1200, d by 10.1274)
  m. Constance of Batail
Some sources show William (le Hardi) Douglas as son rather than grandson of Sir Archibald.
  i. Hugh Douglas
  ii. Sir William, Lord of Douglas ("le Hardi", a 1256, d 1298)
  m1. Elizabeth Stewart (d by 1289, dau of Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward)
  Some sources suggest that Sir James's mother was by his father's second marriage rather than his first marriage.
  a. Sir James Douglas, Lord of Douglas ("the Good Sir James", d 25.08.1330)§D
  Some web sites identify James's wife as Agnes Randolph, dau of Thomas, Earl of Moray, but we have not seen this supported by convincing evidence and, noting that the earldom of Moray was later obtained by a son of Agnes's younger sister, we follow TSP in believing that "The identity of his wife has not been ascertained."
  m. ??
(1) William Douglas (d Halidon Hill, 19.07.1333)
  (2) daughter possibly of this generation, of this marriage
  m. James de Tuedi or Tweedie of Drumelzier (a 1351)
  partner unknown
  (3) Archibald Douglas, 3rd Earl of Douglas ("the Grim", d 24.12.1400)
  m. (c07.1362) Johanna Moray (d c1407, dau of Sir Maurice Moray, 3rd of Drumsagard, Earl of Strathearn)
  (A) Archibald Douglas, 4th Earl of Douglas, Duke of Tourraine (b c1372, d Verneuil 17.08.1424)
  m. Margaret Stewart (dau of John Stewart, King Robert III of Scots)
  (i) Archibald Douglas, Earl of Wigtown, 5th Earl of Douglas, 2nd Duke of Tourraine, 1st Count of Longueville (b c1390, d 26.06.1438)
  m1.Matilda Lindsay (dau of David Lindsay, 1st Earl of Crawford)
  This marriage reported in BE1883 but not in TSP.
  m2. (c1424) Euphemia Graham (d c10.1468, dau of Sir Patrick Graham of Strathearn)
  (a) William Douglas, 6th Earl of Douglas, 3rd Duke of Tourraine, 2nd Count of Longueville (b c1425, dsp 24.11.1440)
  m. (before 1440) Jean (or Janet) Lindsay (dau of David Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Crawford)
  (b) David Douglas (d 24.11.1440)
  (c) Margaret Douglas ("the Fair Maid of Galloway") --
m1. William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas (d 1451) @1@ below
  m2. (div 1459) James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas (d 15.04.1488) @2@ below
  m3. (1460) Sir John Stewart of Balveny, 1st Earl of Atholl (b c1440, d 19.09.1512) --
  (ii) Sir James Douglas (d Verneuil 17.08.1424)
  (iii) Elizabeth Douglas (d c1451) --
  m1. (1413) John Stewart, Earl of Buchan (Constable of France)
  m2. Thomas Stewart, younger of Mar and Garioch (dvpsp by 1435)
  m3. William Sinclair, 3rd Earl of Orkney, Earl of Caithness, Chancellor (d before 03.1482) --
  Not mentioned by TSP but also described as a daughter of Earl Archibald was the following Mary. We would normally presume that she had just been missed out by TSP but it has been pointed out to us (DMcA, 06.04.05) that a grandaughter of King Robert would probably have been well recorded. It is possible that either she was illegitimate or that she has been misidentified.
  (iv) Mary Douglas (b c1390) "elder legitimate daughter"? --
  m. (1406-7) Sir Simon Glendonwyn of Glendonwyn (b c1378, d 1437) --
(B) James Douglas, Earl of Avondale, 7th Earl of Douglas (d 24.03.1443)
  m. (before 07.03.1425-6) Beatrix Sinclair (dau of Henry Sinclair, 2nd Earl of Orkney)
  (i) William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas (b c1425, dsp 1451)
  m. Margaret Douglas (dau of Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Douglas) @1@ above
  (ii) James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas (d 15.04.1488)
  m1. (div 1459) Margaret Douglas (dau of Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Douglas) @2@ above
  m2. Anne Holland (dau of John Holland, Duke of Exeter)
  (iii) Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray (d 01.05.1455)
  m. Elizabeth (Mary/Agnes) Dunbar (dau of James Dunbar, 4th Earl of Moray)
  (a) James Douglas (d before 18.03.1493-4)
  (b) Janet Douglas
  (iv) Hugh Douglas, Earl of Ormond
  (v) Sir John Douglas of Balveny
  (vi) Henry Douglas
  (vii) Margaret Douglas
  m. Henry Douglas of Borg ('of Dalkeith')
(viii) Beatrix Douglas (a 1490) --
  m1. William Hay, 1st Earl of Erroll, Constable of Scotland (d c 10.1462) --
  m2. (1463) Arthur Forbes
  (ix) Janet Douglas --
  m. Robert Fleming of Biggar and Cumbernauld, 1st Lord (d 1491) --
  (x) Elizabeth Douglas --
  m. William Wallace of Craigie --
  (C) Mary (or Marjory) Douglas (d c1420) --
  m1. (02.1399-1400) David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay (d 1402)
  m2. (1403) Sir Walter Haliburton, younger of Haliburton, High Treasurer, 0th/1st Lord (d before 10.05.1447) --
(D) Catherine Douglas possibly of this generation, of this marriage --
  m. William de Vaux of Dirleton (d 1392) --
  (E) Helen Douglas probably of this generation, of this marriage --
  m. (before 1400) Sir George de Lawedre or Lauder of Haltoun --
  partner unknown
  (F) William Douglas, Lord of Nithsdale
  m. (c1387) Egidia Stewart (dau of Robert Stewart, King Robert II of Scots)
  (i) Sir William Douglas of Nithsdale (d c1420)
  (ii) Egidia Douglas --
  m1. Henry Sinclair, 2nd Earl of Orkney (b c1375, d 1422) --
  m2. Sir Alexander Stewart (d 25.05.1425)
  m2. (before 28.01.1289) Eleanor de Louvaine (d after 03.05.1326, dau of Matthew de Louvaine)
  b. Hugh Douglas (d by 1347)
  c. Sir Archibald Douglas of Liddesdale, Cavers, etc. (Regent of Scotland, b c1297, d Halidon Hill 19.07.1333)
  m. Beatrix de Lindsay (d before 1352, dau of Sir Alexander de Lindsay of Crawford)
  (1) John Douglas of Westcalder (d by 1341)
(2) William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas, Earl of Mar (d 1384)
  m. Margaret, Countess of Mar (b c1360, d by 19.10.1393, dau of Donald, 8th Earl of Mar)
  (A) James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Douglas, Earl of Mar (dspls Otterburn 08.1388)
  m. Isabel Stewart (dau of Robert Stewart, King Robert II of Scots)
  (i) son (d infant)
  partner(s) unknown
  (ii) Sir William Douglas, 1st of Drumlanrig (d 1427) --
  m. Elizabeth Stewart (dau of Sir Robert Stewart of Durrisdeer) --
  (iii) Archibald Douglas, 1st of Cavers (d c 1435) --
  m. Margaret --
  (iv) Eleanor Douglas --
  m. Sir William Fraser of Cowie, 2nd of Philorth (d before 1441) --
  (v) Joan Douglas
  A Joan of this generation is normally shown as wife of William de Dacre, 5th Lord. We provisionally show his wife as Mary of a generation earlier (see below).
(B) Isabella Douglas, Countess of Mar (dsp 1408)
  m1. (by 1388) Sir Malcolm Drummond (d 1402)
  m2. (1404) Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar (dspl 1435)
  p. Margaret Stewart, Countess of Angus (d 1417)
  (C) George Douglas, 1st Earl of Angus (d c1403) --
  m. (1397) Mary Stewart (dau of John Stewart, King Robert III of Scots) --
  partner(s) unknown
  (D) Margaret Douglas (a 1404)
  m. Thomas Johnson
(E) Mary Douglas possibly of this family, of this generation
  m. William de Dacre, 5th Lord of Dacre and Multon (b 1357, d c1403)
  (3) Eleanor Douglas --
  Because she was known for much of her life as the Countess of Carrick, Eleanor is often described as though she was a Bruce. However, she was Countess not through inheritance but through her first marriage.
  m1. Alexander Bruce, Earl of Carrick (d Halidon Hill 19.07.1333) --
  m2. (c1349) Sir James of Sandilands (d 1358) --
  m3. (by 1364) Sir William Towers of Dalry
  m4. (by 1368) Sir Duncan Wallace of Sundrum (d c1376) --
  m5. (1376, sp) Sir Patrick de Hepburn, lord of Hailes (b c1321, d before 1406)
  iii. Willelma Douglas --
  m1. William de Galbraithe (of Buthernock) (d by 1296) --
  m2. Gilbert 'of Buthernock' ## see here ## --
  B. Sir Andrew Douglas of Hermiston (d c1277) --
2.+ other issue - Bruce (d 1222, Bishop of Moray), Alexander (a 1237), Henry (a 1239), Hugh (a 1230), Freskin (d by 09.1232), Margaret

Main source(s): TSP (Douglas), BE1883 (Douglas of Douglas)
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