Douglas, William (ca. 1330 - ca. 1384)

1st Earl of Douglas

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1330
Death Date: before 1384-04-24

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: before 1357-11-13
    Union ended: before 1384-4-24


From Mormaer, Margaret (d. before 22 Nov. 1393)

Primary Title

Earl of Douglas


  • Earl of Douglas
    Assumed Circa 1358 (ODNB gives 'early 1358' for date of creation.)
    Vacated Before 1384-04-24 (Date of death.)
  • Earl of Mar
    Assumed Circa 1377
    Vacated Circa 1384

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1381-1381 Leicester Castle, Leicester Castle , Leicestershire Earl of Douglas's Minstrel

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Earl of Douglas's Minstrel Douglas, William (1330 - 1384) Entertainers/Minstrels 1

Bibliographic Sources

The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. 1887–98 (8 vols); 1910–59 (13 vols). 6 vols. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1982.
Fryde, E.B., D.E. Greenway, S. Porter and I. Roy, eds. Handbook of British Chronology. Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks 2. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (
Paul, James Balfour, Sir. The Scots Peerage: Founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom. . 9 vols.. Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-1914 .