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The Douglas Family

 
 

 

 

Official Modern Scottish Tartan for the Douglas Family

 

 

Name Origin: SCOTLAND

The name Douglas originated in Scotland.  In Gaelic, the name was Dudhglas, and was translated as "black stream".
The Douglases were one of Scotland's most powerful families, and certainly the most prominent family in lowland Scotland during the Late Middle Ages, often holding the real power behind the throne of the Stewart Kings. The heads of the House of Douglas held the titles of the Earl of Douglas (Black Douglas) and later, the Earl of Angus (Red Douglas).
 
Although the Douglases were first recorded in the 1170s, the Douglas family names consisted of Arkenbald and Freskin, and were undoubtedly related to the Clan Murray, and believed to be of Flemish/Dutch origin.
 
In 1179, William Douglas became Lord of Douglas and the first to take the surname Douglas. It is believed that he was the son of Theobald the Fleming. His grandson, also Sir William de Douglas, had two sons who fought at the Battle of Largs in 1263 against the Norsemen.
 
During the Wars of Scottish Independence, Sir William Douglas the Hardy, Lord of Douglas was governor of Berwick-upon-Tweed when the town and Berwick Castle were besieged by the English. Douglas was captured and was released only after he had agreed to accept the claim by Edward I of England to be overlord of Scotland. He subsequently joined William Wallace in fighting for Scottish independence, but was captured and taken to England, where he died in 1302, a prisoner in the Tower of London.
 
William Le Hardi's son, James Douglas, "The Good Sir James", (ca 1286–1330) was the first to acquire the epithet "the Black". He suffered defeats at Methven and Dalrigh in 1306, but these setbacks provided a valuable lesson in tactics: limitations in both resources and equipment meant that the Scots would always be at a disadvantage in conventional medieval warfare. By the time the fighting flared up again in the spring of 1307 they had learnt the value of guerrilla warfare – known at the time as "secret war" – using fast-moving, lightly equipped and agile forces to maximum effect against an enemy often dependent on static defensive positions. Sir James Douglas recaptured Roxburgh Castle from the English in 1313 and was made a knight banneret (a medieval knight, "a commoner of rank", who led a company of troops during time of war under his own banner). The English called Sir James "The Black Douglas" for what they considered his dark deeds. He became the bogeyman of a Northern English lullaby: "Hush ye, hush ye, little pet ye. Hush ye, hush ye, do not fret ye. The Black Douglas shall not get ye."  Douglas appears only in English records as "The Black" – Scots chronicles almost always referred to him as "The Guid" or "The Good".
 
 
More recently, the Douglas family line connected to the Goble family line when Frances Elizabeth Douglas married Jacob Hedrick Goble.
 
Even though there are a sizeable number of Douglas families living in North Carolina, the largest number of Douglas families live in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, Texas and California.
 
Douglass Rd in Catawba County, NC

 

 
 
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        5 J. Walter/Walton Douglas, b. Abt. 1820, d. Abt. 1870
           
          + (1) Susan Martha Stewart, b. Abt. 1825
           
          6 Julius Douglas, b. Jul 1846, Alexander Co, NC, d. Bef. 1919
            + Sarah Louise Miller, b. Jan 1836, d. 31 Mar 1919, Morganton, Burke Co, NC
            7 William M. Douglas, b. Mar 1868, Alexander, Co, NC
            7 Ann E. Douglas, b. Abt. 1870
            7 Susan C. Douglas, b. 03 May 1878, d. 29 Nov 1948, Iredell Co., NC
          6 Martha Douglas, b. Abt. 1848, Alexander Co, NC
          6 Mary J. Douglas, b. 12 Nov 1851, Alexander Co, NC, d. 17 Nov 1923, Union Co, NC
            + Edmund Wilson Griffin
          6 Daniel Douglas, b. Sep 1853, Alexander Co, NC
          6 Elcanah "Cain" D. Douglas, b. 04 Jun 1855, d. 10 Jun 1931
            + Harriett Young, b. 1866, d. 1915
            7 John F. Douglas, b. 30 Jun 1886, d. 29 May 1887
            7 Lottie V. "Gladys" Douglas, b. 16 May 1888
            7 Lallie B. Douglas, b. 1891
            7 Odie M. Douglass, b.10 Jun 1892
            7 Ottis R. Douglas, b. 16 Jul 1895, d. 25 Oct 1918
            7 Authur Eugene Douglas, b. 26 Aug 1897
            7 Benjamin Fincher Douglas, b. 11 Oct 1902
            7 Tula Douglas, b. 26 Dec 1904, d. May 1941
            7 Deward Douglas, b. 1908
             
          + (2) Mahala Catherine Miller, b. 06 Apr 1830, d. 09 Jan 1901, m. 1859
           
          6 David James Fulbright, b. 12 Aug 1855
            + Sarah Fulp
            3 Sallie Fulbright
           
          6 Frances Elizabeth Douglas, b. 05 Mar 1860, d. 03 Jul 1926, m. 10 Dec 1884
            + Jacob Hedrick Goble, b. 22 Oct 1860, d. 03 Mar 1929
                                       
            7 Martin Luther Goble, b. 14 May 1888, d. 09 Apr 1979, m. 25 Apr 1910
              + Beulah Vernesta Johnson, b. 14 Jan 1887, d. 23 Feb 1959
                                       
              8 Willie Aleen Goble, b. 04 Dec 1924
                + Sam William Loftin, b. 13 May 1918
                9 William Ray Loftin, Sr., b. 26 Dec 1943, d. 19 Aug 2005
                  + Mattie Diane Self
                  10 Beverly Ann Loftin
                    + Richard "Rick" Allen Kale
                    11 Brandon Allen Kale
                  10 William Ray Loftin, Jr.
                    + (1) Lindsay Reid Bolick
                    + (2) Kay Louise Glenn
                    11 Nicholas William Loftin
                    11 Channing Olivia Loftin
                  10 Leif Eric Loftin
                    + (1) Roxanne Marie Gardner
                    11 Eric Matthew Loftin
                    + (2) Sydney Suzanne Brown
                    11 Luke William Loftin
                    11 Mattie Grace Loftin
                  10 Crystal Annette Loftin
                    + (1) Mark Anthony Burgin
                    11 Mark Anthony Bergin II
                    11 Justin Michael Burgin
                    + (2) Mark Kiser
                    + (3) Chad Huffman
                9 Curtis Dean Loftin
                  + Carolyn Janet Weeks
                  10 Elizabeth Ann Loftin
                    + Bradley Dylan Seese
                    11 Savanna Lexxi Seese
                    11 Alexandria Alecia Seese
                  10 Philip Daniel Loftin
                    + Leslie Annette Robinson
                    11 Kayli Elise Loftin
                                       
            7 Eliza Jane Goble, b. 13 Nov 1891, d. 28 Apr 1907
            7 Otis Caldwell Goble, b. 02 Sep 1894, d. 30 Oct 1970
              + (1) Lacy Shoemaker, m. 21 Jun 1916
              + (2) Ruby Jolly, m. 1934
            7 Sarah Catherine Rebecca Goble, b. 01 Aug 1896, d. 18 Apr 1970
              + Marvin Lee Bunton
                                       
                                       
                                       

 
 

Douglas Green

 

Douglas Ancient Tartan

 

Douglas Ancient Red

 

Douglas Tartan Grey

 
 
 
 
 
 

SOURCES

 
 
 

The Clan Douglas: Wikipedia

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                       
                                       

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