William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas (c. 1327–1384) was a Scottish magnate. Contents 1 Early life 2 Death of the Knight of Liddesdale 3 War with England and Battle of Poitiers 4 Earl of Douglas and Mar 5 Marriage and Issue 6 References 6.1 Notes 6.2 Sources Early life
Sir William Douglas 1st Earl of Douglas was born in 1315, in Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland as the son of Sir Archibald The Tyneman de Douglas and Beatrice de Lindsay. He married Lady Margaret Countess of Mar in 1355, in Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.
30/09/2021 · William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas (c.1323 – 1 May 1384) was a Scottish nobleman, peer, and magnate. William Douglas was the son of Sir Archibald Douglas (died 1333) and Beatrice de Lindsay ( 1 ), the daughter of Sir Alexander de Lindsay of Crawford, South Lanarkshire.
06/03/2021 · 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.
In 1355 the truce with England expired and Douglas with the Earl of Dunbar and March, whose lands had been ravaged, decided to take Norham Castle in retaliation. One of Douglas' captains, Sir William Ramsay of Dalhousie , was instructed to despoil the lands around Norham and burn the town in an effort to entice the garrison out to battle.
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William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas ‡ Birth: 1327 Scotland, United Kingdom Death: May 1384 Douglas, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Father: Archibald Douglas (bef1298-1333) Mother: Beatrice Lindsay (-c1333) Spouse / partner: Margaret, Countess of Mar (-c1391) Wedding: 1357 Spouse / partner (2): Margaret Stewart (-1417) Sex: Edit Facts