Biography of James Douglas 2nd Earl Douglas

Timeline

In 1358 James Douglas 2nd Earl Douglas was born to William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas and Margaret Mar Countess Douglas, 11th Countess Mar.

In 1384 James Douglas 2nd Earl Douglas succeeded 2nd Earl Douglas.

Battle of Otterburn

On 05 Aug 1388 a Scottish army commanded by John Swinton defeated an English army commanded by Henry "Hotspur" Percy during the Battle of Otterburn at Otterburn. Henry "Hotspur" Percy and his brother Ralph Percy were captured as was Matthew Redman. On the Scottish side James Douglas 2nd Earl Douglas was killed, John Dunbar 4th Earl Moray fought. The English suffered 1000 killed, 2000 captured. The Scottish 100 killed, 200 captured.
On 30 Dec 1389 Richard II King England held his Christmas Court at Woodstock Palace. John Hastings 3rd Earl Pembroke was killed jousting. .

After 05 Aug 1388 James Douglas 2nd Earl Douglas was buried at Melrose Abbey, Melrose.

William Douglas 1st Lord Drumlanrig was born to James Douglas 2nd Earl Douglas and Mistress Unknown.

Archibald Douglas was born to James Douglas 2nd Earl Douglas and Mistress Unknown.

Joan Douglas Baroness Dacre Gilsland was born to James Douglas 2nd Earl Douglas and Mistress Unknown.

James Douglas 2nd Earl Douglas and Isabella Stewart Countess Douglas were married. Isabella Stewart Countess Douglas by marriage Earl Douglas.

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 16 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Scotland: Great x 7 Grand Son of David I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 18 Grand Son of Charles "Charlemagne aka Great" King Franks, King Lombardy, Holy Roman Emperor

Kings France: Great x 9 Grand Son of Henry I King France

Ancestry

Father: William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas

GrandFather: Archibald Douglas

Great GrandFather: William "Hardy" Douglas 2nd Lord Douglas

Great x 2 GrandFather: William "Longleg" Douglas

Great x 3 GrandFather: Archibald Douglas

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Crawford

Great x 2 GrandMother: Constance Battail Battail

Great GrandMother: Eleanor Louvain Lady Douglas

GrandMother: Beatrice Crawford

Great GrandFather: Alexander Lindsay Crawford

Mother: Margaret Mar Countess Douglas, 11th Countess Mar

GrandFather: Domhnall Mar II Earl Mar

GrandMother: Isabella Stewart

Great GrandFather: Alexander Stewart

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Stewart

Great x 3 GrandFather: Alexander Stewart 4th High Steward

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Bonkyl

Great x 3 GrandFather: Alexander de Bonkyl Bonkyl

Great GrandMother: Jean Fitzjames

Great x 2 GrandFather: Alexander Fitzjames