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CELTIC KNOT  Douglas  CELTIC KNOT
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CREST: On a chapeau a salamander, Vert, in fire, Proper.
MOTTO: Jamais arriere.
TRANSLATION: Never behind.
PLANT: Unknown.
GAELIC NAME: Dubhghlas.
ORIGIN OF NAME: Place name, Lanark. Meaning "Black stream".
WAR CRY: A Douglas! A Douglas!
Background: Lightened Douglas TartanCopyright 1995-2015 by Celtic Studio
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CELTIC KNOT  Douglas  CELTIC KNOT
The first record of this name is William de Douglas, who lived in the twelfth century. Grants of land were made to Sir James Douglas, one of Robert Bruce' s chief lieutenants. They became the most powerful family in Scotland and were a constant threat to the Stewart kings. Their title and estates were forfeited in 1455. These Douglases were the ancestors of the earls of Morton, Douglas, Annandale, Moray, Ormond, Angus and Forfar and the dukes of Touraine, Queensberry and Buccleuch and Hamilton.
Lady Margaret Douglas, daughter of the Earl of Angus and Princess Margaret Tudor, married the Earl of Lennox and their son, Lord Darnley, married Mary, Queen of Scots, and was father to James VI and I.
Archibald, 3rd Marquis, was created Duke of Douglas in 1703 but, dying without issue in 1774, his marquisate and the earldom of Angus devolved on the Duke of Hamilton, while the Douglas estates, as a result of the celebrated "Douglas Cause"lawsuit, passed to his nephew and heir of line, Archibald Stewart, Douglas of Douglas, to whom the armorial bearings and the Douglas chiefship were awarded by Lyon Decree 1771; he was created Lord Douglas of Douglas 1790. On the death of the 4th Lord Douglas in 1857, the estates devolved upon his niece, Lady Elizabeth Douglas of Douglas, Countess of Home, whose great-grandson, Lord Home of the Hirsel, became feudal Baron of Douglas.
It was difficult to say who was chief of the name and family of Douglas, and the situation has not changed to date. The arms and estate are merged with the earldom of Home; and the Duke of Hamilton became, by marriage with the Hamilton heiress, chief of the name and house of Hamilton.
The lands of Drumlanrig in Dumphriesshire were confirmed on the Douglases in 1412 by King James I. Douglas of Drumlanrig became Duke of Queensbury, but on the death of the 3rd Duke, the title passed to the Earls of March, and in 1810 to the Dukes of Buccleuch. Castles held by the Douglases include Threave Castle in Dumphriesshire, Aberdour Castle in Fife, Tantallon Castle near North Berwick, Bothwell Castle in Uddington and Loch Leven Castle.
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