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  • ID: I5036
  • Name: James ?The Good? or ?Black? Douglas
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1286
  • Death: 25 AUG 1330 in Teba, Spain
  • Burial: St Bride?s Kirk, Douglas, Lanarkshire
  • Cause: Killed in battle with the Moors while taking Robert the Bruce?s heart on a crusade
  • MEM: St Bride?s Kirk, Douglas, Lanarkshire
  • Note:

    "Good Sir James/Black Douglas"
    James of Douglas was the friend and ablest lieutenant of Robert the Bruce. Known as the Black Douglas to the English and as the Good Sir James to the Scots, Douglas was a brilliant fighter and master of guerrilla warfare. He commanded the left wing of Bruce's army at the battle of Bannockburn. Before his death, Bruce asked Douglas to take his heart on a crusade to the Holy Land. Douglas set out bearing Bruce's heart in a silver casket, but on the way fell fighting the Moors in Spain. The Scottish knights who survived brought back Douglas's body which was entombed in the town of Douglas and Bruce's heart which was buried in Melrose Abbey.
    Died with Sir William SInclair (qv).
  • _UID: E8FB4912FD2848738239AADFABF15A8DE542
  • Change Date: 16 DEC 2004



    Father: William ?Le Hardi? Douglas b: ABT 1240
    Mother: Elizabeth Stewart b: 1229

    Marriage 1 Joan
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has Children Joanna Douglas b: 1314 in Douglas Castle, Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland

    Marriage 2 Mistress
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has Children Archibald ?The Grim? Douglas b: ABT 1346
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