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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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Douglas - ancestors of the first President of Ireland?

Started by William Douglas. Last reply by Jackson Douglas on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Dr. John Cuppage Douglas was a son of Surgeon William Douglas and Margaret Cuppage. Dr. John Cuppage Douglas was b. 14 June 1778 in Lurgan where his father was practicing medicine. He married, 13 Jan…Continue

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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 John Douglas on September 29, 2014 at 18:22

Just saying hello, I'm part of a Douglas family from Ireland. Sadly not much is known about our history as, in honesty, I was always too young to be interested. Now I am older I am starting to get interested in the Douglas history. 

The little I do know. My Mother and siblings were born into the family of James Hill Douglas and Anne Douglas. They lived in Sydenham in East Belfast. James was a local mechanic, although not professionally trained, people would come from all over Belfast to have him work on their car. His job, from what I recall, was in the Steelworks in Belfast called Sirrocco. 

Sadly that is pretty much all I knew about this side of the family. 

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?

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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

Sarah,

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:

http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.britisles.ireland.wic.general... 

http://boards.ancestry.com.au/localities.britisles.ireland.wic.gene... 

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 Scotandspeople.gov.uk in any of your searches to date, or Findmypast.co.uk ? Are you on any of the main sites like Ancestry.com.au? 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. 

 

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