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William (Longleg) Douglas and Constance Battail of Fawdon

HUSBAND:
William Douglas. (William Longleg). Lord of Douglas.
Born about 1220; son of Archibald I, Lord of Douglas and Margaret Crawford. (S1).

William, Lord of Douglas, known as 'Longleg', was a Scoto-Norman nobleman. (S1).

The years of the minority of King Alexander III (12491262) featured an embittered struggle for the control of affairs between two rival parties, the one led by the nationalistic Walter Comyn, Earl of Menteith, the other by pro-English Alan Durward, Justiciar of Scotia. The former dominated the early years of Alexander's reign. In 1255 an interview between the English and Scottish kings at Kelso led to Menteith and his party losing to Durward's party. Later both parties called a Meeting of the great Magnates of the Realm to establish a regency until Alexander came of age. William Lord of Douglas was one of the magnates called to witness. Douglas was a partisan of Durward's party. This can be explained by the fact that although most of his territories lay in Douglasdale, through his wife, Constance, he had obtained the rich Manor of Fawdon in Northumberland and it would do well to keep English Royal favour. (S1).

David Hume of Godscroft, the arch-panegyricist of the House of Douglas, states that Longleg married Marjorie, Countess of Carrick and had by her two sons and a daughter, the daughter inheriting the Earldom of Carrick. Marjorie went on to marry Robert the Bruce, father to King Robert I of Scotland; this, however, does not make any sense historically. (S1).

William Longleg, Lord of Douglas, died about 1274. (S1).

WIFE:
Constance Battail of Fawdon.


. CHILDREN of
  1. Hugh I, Lord of Douglas (died c. 1274)
  2. William the Hardy, Lord of Douglas (12401298). He married (1) Elizabeth Stewart. He married (2) Eleanor de Lovaine.
  3. Willelma de Douglas (d. 1302)


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HOW ARE WE RELATED:
William (Longleg) Douglas and Constance Battail of Fawdon
William the Hardy, Lord of Douglas, and Eleanor de Lovaine
Archibald Douglas and Beatrice de Lindsay
William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas, and Margaret Stewart
George Douglas, 1st Earl of Angus, and Lady Mary Stewart
William Douglas, 2nd Earl of Angus, and Margaret Hay of Yester
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Helen Douglas                        George Douglas


through daughter Helen:  
Helen Douglas (Elene) and William Graham 
William Graham and Annabel Drummond
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William Graham                 Helen Catherine Graham 

through son William:
William Graham and Lady Janet Keith
Robert Graham and Margaret Fleming
John Graham, 3rd Earl of Montrose, and Jean Drummond
John Graham and Margaret Ruthven
John Colquhoun and Katherine Graham
 William Colquhoun (changed to Cahoon) (1635-1675) md Deliverance Peck
Joseph Cahoon (1665-c 1710)  md  Elizabeth Scranton
Ebenezer Cahoon (1706-?) md  Mary Reynolds (step sister of Reynolds Cahoon)
William Cahoone (1733-1813)  md  Elizabeth Vaughan	
William Cahoon  (1765-1828) md  Mary Smith
Mary Cahoon (1810-?) md   David Elliott	
Peter Mack Elliott (1833-1885)  md   Charlotte Alvord
Harriett Louisa Elliott  (1860-1902) md   James Newberry Morris  
Eli Ray Morris (1892-1980) md Tina Matilda Kunzler	
LeGrand Elliott Morris (1916-2005) md Dorothea Berta Ernestine Kersten
Rodney Allen Morris and Deborah Lee Handy

through daughter Helen Catherine:
Helen Catherine Graham and Humphrey Colquhoun, Younger of Luss
John Colquhoun and Agnes Boyd
(Sir) Alexander Colquhoun and Margaret Helen Buchanan
(Sir) John Colquhoun and Katherine Graham
 William Colquhoun (changed to Cahoon) (1635-1675) md Deliverance Peck
Joseph Cahoon (1665-c 1710)  md  Elizabeth Scranton
Ebenezer Cahoon (1706-?) md  Mary Reynolds (step sister of Reynolds Cahoon)
William Cahoone (1733-1813)  md  Elizabeth Vaughan	
William Cahoon  (1765-1828) md  Mary Smith
Mary Cahoon (1810-?) md   David Elliott	
Peter Mack Elliott (1833-1885)  md   Charlotte Alvord
Harriett Louisa Elliott  (1860-1902) md   James Newberry Morris  
Eli Ray Morris (1892-1980) md Tina Matilda Kunzler	
LeGrand Elliott Morris (1916-2005) md Dorothea Berta Ernestine Kersten
Rodney Allen Morris and Deborah Lee Handy	


through son George:
George Douglas, 4th Earl of Angus, and Isabella Sibbald
Archibald Douglas and Elizabeth Boyd
George Douglas and Elizabeth Drummond
Elizabeth Douglas and John, Third Lord Hay
Elizabeth Hay and George Seaton III 
Marion Seaton and John Graham
Margaret (Mary) Graham and George Buchanan
Margaret Helen Buchanan and (Sir) Alexander Colquhoun
(Sir) John Colquhoun and Katherine Graham
 William Colquhoun (changed to Cahoon) (1635-1675) md Deliverance Peck
Joseph Cahoon (1665-c 1710)  md  Elizabeth Scranton
Ebenezer Cahoon (1706-?) md  Mary Reynolds (step sister of Reynolds Cahoon)
William Cahoone (1733-1813)  md  Elizabeth Vaughan	
William Cahoon  (1765-1828) md  Mary Smith
Mary Cahoon (1810-?) md   David Elliott	
Peter Mack Elliott (1833-1885)  md   Charlotte Alvord
Harriett Louisa Elliott  (1860-1902) md   James Newberry Morris  
Eli Ray Morris (1892-1980) md Tina Matilda Kunzler	
LeGrand Elliott Morris (1916-2005) md Dorothea Berta Ernestine Kersten
Rodney Allen Morris and Deborah Lee Handy