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Douglas families in Ireland


Douglas families in Ireland

Researching members of the Douglas family in Ireland is notoriously difficult.  So many records have been destroyed, and the families often moved on to America, or elsewhere.

This group is for those tracing their ancestors in Ireland.

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Latest Activity: Jun 25

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william douglass 1804 1874

Started by mary ethelwood Jul 8, 2011. 0 Replies

searching for my douglass family in ireland my william douglass married anne toolan they lived in carrick on shannon faith catholic william was a turnkey /jailer/children elen douglass…Continue

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Comment by William Douglas on June 25, 2014 at 7:41

I received a couple of messages overnight which did not contain email addresses for a response.

1. Lurgan ancestry: family home donard view milltown roadoutside lurgan but family may have been from kinnego townland

2. a big family of douglases lived in kinnego at lough neagh moses douglas born 1740 had alot of sons one was called john the sons married and moved on its probably the same family. moses married hillary marsden and some marsdens still live in lurgan

Can anyone tell me more?

Comment by William Douglas on November 11, 2013 at 18:19

Douglasland, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland - wonder how and when it got its name?

Comment by William Douglas on February 18, 2013 at 20:37
Comment by William Douglas on February 12, 2013 at 13:52
Comment by William Douglas on January 17, 2013 at 14:39

Freemen of the City of Cork

Douglass Alexander Goldsmith 9/11/1770
Douglass James Esquire
Douglass William Col. 97th Regt. now in Cork. (1817)

Comment by William Douglas on January 3, 2013 at 13:09


How the Douglases came to be in Co. Wicklow in the 18th century, I dont know, but the Scots settled in Ireland as Undertakers part of the Plantation of Ulster, and William's family may be descended from them.

Research on the Douglases in Wicklow seems thin, espcialy in and around 1779, but there are a couple of interesting threads on later members of the family: 

Happy hunting!

Comment by Sarah Marie Douglas on January 3, 2013 at 0:54

The earliest record for our branch of the Douglas family  in Co Wicklow is the baptism of William Douglas in 1779. I dont know when we came to this area or why we came here.

Comment by William Douglas on July 8, 2012 at 12:18

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Comment by Alison Christine Hodgkiss ( born on June 13, 2012 at 8:45

Good luck Tammie! Please let us know how it goes with your DNA results..I am fascinated..Have you tried in any of your searches to date, or ? Are you on any of the main sites like I'm about to pay for a subscription and will take a look for you in Australia. I am also 'stuck' with my other Scottish side, McFarlane, but won't give up...Hopefully paying as I go with Scotand's people, I'll have some success before long. 

Comment by Tammie Arundell Foster on June 13, 2012 at 2:26

My Douglass line in Joesph Douglass and Mary Orr Burgess Both born in Cork Ireland late moved to Scotland. Joesph was a Convict sent to Australia on the Baring. I have been looking for about 9 years with no luck. So i am doing DNA soon. all info is on this site....


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