Thank you so much for contributing to this Douglas in Ireland blog.
Your news sounds extremely promising; about the closest so far to my search, though mine is probably different being in Meath. (See below).
I cannot help you…"
I apologise if my meaning created offense Sue. I guess it becomes overly frustrating when trying to find any hints and someone (without good reason), refuses to share their data, which could quite well be integral.
It's reassuring to know someone of your calibre is quietly working in our corner.
At this juncture, I have all but given up..though it would be useful to be able to view your work on ancestry.com which is my place for tree…"
I've all but given up my search for George Douglas and his wife Mary Sweeney, whose son Aaron my paternal Gt grandfather (b. 1837 Meath, Ireland-1901 Richmond, Melbourne, Vic, Australia).Aaron married Rose Coffey,(also from Meath,…"
"Wow..There's the Drysdale Miller connection!
My primary focus must resume to Donald McFarlane (engineer), of Glasgow, and his wife Fanny Withers, who appear as the parents on my grandfather's James Lionel McFarlane's wedding…"
Just checking in to thank your tireless dedication to the Douglas family in Ireland log term project. Unfortunately, I have all but given up on my quest, believing that a ''hands on' approach involving a visit to the…"
"Hey Christine :) thanks for accepting my friend request . well unfortunately im new to this Douglas Family Website ! & WOW! Im surprised , Didnt know The Douglas Family was this BIG! so yeah . im just trying to get to know members one by one…"
Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Hello! It's time to update my search details. My records were incorrect from my original search..I'm now seeking the Irish Douglas line. I now have marriage and immigration records of Aaron Douglas who married Rose Coffey 1865 in Victoria, Australia.
Aaron's father is listed as George Douglas, and mother Mary Sweeny.
Aaron DOUGLAS(1837-1901) arrived in Melbourne on board the 'Chancellor' in February 1858, and paid for his passage out to Australia at age 20.
I have found a George Douglas in Griffiths 1854 who lived in the Parish of Rathcore, Townland of Rahinstown, Poor Law Union of Trim (the Union would cover an area with towns/villages/parish's in a 12 mi. radius), tenant of Robert Fowler..but so far no marriage or birth confirmation.
Is there anyone researching the IRISH DOUGLASES?
Any help greatly appreciated.
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
Aaron DOUGLAS- IRELAND
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Hey Christine :) thanks for accepting my friend request . well unfortunately im new to this Douglas Family Website ! & WOW! Im surprised , Didnt know The Douglas Family was this BIG! so yeah . im just trying to get to know members one by one since like there's alot! :) hehe but anyway thanks again for accepting :)
The Aurora sailed from Plymouth on the 17th of August 1848 and arrived off Point Henry Geelong on the 7th instant (December) , having made the passage in 110 days.
"The passengers consist of 33 families viz Husbands 33 Wives 33. Children 50, in all 116, Single men 58, Single Women 30 in all 204 Souls. They seem to have been Selected with much judgement, the greater part are from Scotland, Several from Cornwall only one married Couple and one Single female from Ireland, they appear to be a useful and highly respectable class of General Servants." William, Isabella and thomas are listed here: http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/ebook/list.asp?series=NRS5316&item=4_4816&ship=Aurora
The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.
Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.
Professions also help.
'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.
Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?