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William Douglas, 9th Earl of Angus

Also Known As: "9th Lord Earl of Douglas"
Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: July 1, 1591 (55-63)
Glenbervie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Archibald Douglas of Glenbervie and Agnes Keith, Countess of Moray
Husband of Egidia Graham, Countess of Angus
Father of William Douglas, 10th Earl of Angus; Margaret Douglas; Sarah Douglas; Alexander Douglass; Gavin Douglas, of Bridgford and 10 others
Brother of Elizabeth Douglas; Margaret Douglas; Giles Douglas and Alice Halcro
Half brother of James Douglas and Johanna Jean Skene

Occupation: 9th Earl of Angus
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About William Douglas, Earl of Angus

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William Douglas, 9th Earl of Angus (died 1 July 1591, at Glenbervie) was a Scottish nobleman and zealous supporter of Mary, Queen of Scots.

He was the eldest son of Sir Archibald Douglas of Glenbervie, Knt., by his spouse Agnes, daughter of William Keith, 3rd Earl Marischal, and upon the death of Archibald Douglas, 8th Earl of Angus without issue, William succeeded to that Earldom as heir-male, in 1588.

Sir Robert Douglas states that "Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie (as he was styled prior to his succession to the earldom) was a man of great honour and integrity, and a steady friend of Queen Mary. He accompanied her in her expedition to the north, and took part in the battle at Corrichie in 1562."

He had two charters under The Great Seal of Scotland, from Queen Mary, of the lands and barony of Glenbervie, Kemnay, and several others.

The earl married Egidia (or Giles), daughter of Sir Robert Graham of Morphie, and had issue nine sons and four daughters, of whom:

William Douglas, 10th Earl of Angus, eldest son and heir

Sir Robert Douglas, 1st Baronet of Glenbervie, 2nd son, received from his father the lands of Glenbervie by charter dated 14 July 1592.

Henry Douglas of Tannachy (d. 5 October 1595) who married Janet Murray of Scotland at sometime before 1580. Had issue Janet Douglas born 16 Apr 1580 Dunfermline Scotland.

John Douglas of Barras

Gavin Douglas (d. bef 1 October 1616) who married Elizabeth Keith; ancestors of the family of Douglas of Bridgeford

From The Scottish Nation:

“ ..., Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie, succeeded as ninth earl. He was the son of Sir Archibald Douglas of Glenbervie, grandson of the fifth earl. The earldom was claimed by James the Sixth, who brought a suit against Sir William, for reducing the charters connected with the title, but on 7th March 1588-9, a decision was given in favour of the latter. The ninth earl died in July 1591, in the 59th year of his age. By his wife, daughter of Sir Robert Graham of Morphie, he had six sons and four daughters. His second son, Sir Robert, was the first baronet of the Glenbervie family.[1]


  1. The royal families of England, Scotland, and Wales with their descendants, sovereigns and subjects By John Burke and John Bernard Burke.Published 1848 by E. Churton in London . Written in English. Page 498. Pedigree CLXXXV
  2. Douglas, Sir Robert; et al (1798), The Baronage of Scotland, Edinburgh, p. 19


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Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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Angus, Scotland
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Glenbervie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland