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Started this discussion. Last reply by Graeme Thomas Jul 12, 2013. 4 Replies

My Grandfather was Allan Leslie Douglas - born Auckland, New Zealand. His brothers were Albert (Bert) Douglas, Frank Douglas who was killed in a bike accident in Dunedin). Dave and a sister…Continue

 

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"Do you know if you are related to Ian DOuglas of Auckland ex Dunedin - his brother was Morton and his father Albert DOugles, descended from Alexander DOuglas and Francis Douglas."
Jan 25, 2017
ian left a comment for Graeme Thomas
"My name is Ian Duncan but I can trace my ancestry back to William Douglas who married Elizabeth Steward of Scotland"
Jan 25, 2017
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Alexander Douglas circa 1895

"There is a discussion about this family here: http://pub32.bravenet.com/forum/static/show.php?usernum=2687235007&frmid=5883&msgid=1051992&cmd=show I note that I said I would return to this bit of research.  It seems to have…"
Sep 4, 2013
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Alexander Douglas circa 1895

"Brother in law of David Gouk, ship builder, Freemans Bay, Auckland. He also owned either two or three vessels himself and co owned another two or three."
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"Lorna Ellen Douglas - my mother - taken, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand about 1940 at Otago Girls High School."
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"Robert - are you the Bob Barrack who once taught at Waimate. I assume you are descended from the Douglas's as I am. I was at waimate as well and should you be the Bob Barrack I knew then had we known the Douglas collection then I should have…"
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Graeme Thomas commented on Louise Johnston's blog post Thanks for the welcome.
"I believe that this is on the track of my family as I am a direct descendant of the marriage of Francis Douglas to Elizabeth kidd and have photos of Francis Douglas and also his brother inlaws boatyard in Auckland. His brotherinlaw being David…"
Aug 1, 2013
Graeme Thomas left a comment for Kenneth David Morton Douglas
"Thanks Ken I might do that sometime - I knew of the site but had forgotten to be honest. I am heading away for a few days so will look into it more when I get  back. Regards Graeme"
Jul 17, 2013
Kenneth David Morton Douglas left a comment for Graeme Thomas
"Hi Graeme. No luck with my Australian relatives. But a suggestion has been made that perhaps you should have your DNA tested to see where you fit into the puzzle that is Douglas heredity. If you want to know more go to the following…"
Jul 17, 2013
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Graeme Thomas left a comment for Kenneth David Morton Douglas
"Hi Ken Many thanks for the reply - Yes I would love to be able to tie up the many missing links to see just who we were related to and what line we came down. Mum was quite sure that we were descended from the Black Douglas's and the Earls of…"
Jul 16, 2013
Kenneth David Morton Douglas left a comment for Graeme Thomas
"Hi Graeme. My parents and my two brothers emmigrated from England in 1966 and settleed in Hamilton. I have been able to trace my family ancestors back to Alexander (b.1585 somewhere in Scotland). He crossed the border and settled in Yorkshire and…"
Jul 15, 2013

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At 21:57 on January 25, 2017, ian said…

My name is Ian Duncan but I can trace my ancestry back to William Douglas who married Elizabeth Steward of Scotland

At 7:37 on July 17, 2013, Kenneth David Morton Douglas said…

Hi Graeme.

No luck with my Australian relatives. But a suggestion has been made that perhaps you should have your DNA tested to see where you fit into the puzzle that is Douglas heredity. If you want to know more go to the following website.

www.familytreedna,com if you want to know more contact one of the administrators. Regards Ken

At 11:30 on July 15, 2013, Kenneth David Morton Douglas said…

Hi Graeme.

My parents and my two brothers emmigrated from England in 1966 and settleed in Hamilton. I have been able to trace my family ancestors back to Alexander (b.1585 somewhere in Scotland). He crossed the border and settled in Yorkshire and ever since then each succesive generation has been born in either England or Wales. I have discovered some cousins in Australia. (where my yougest brother now lives).

I too was told by my father that we were descended from The Black Douglases and were also related to the former British Prime Minister, Sir Alec Douglas Home.

However research by my relatives in Australia seems to have ruled out any direct relationship to the "old" Morton line. Which makes one wonder why The Family started giving male offspring the christian name Morton. It has been passed down my family line since the son of The Reverend James Douglas (1753-1819) James Edward Morton Douglas (1794-1864),Dr.David Morton Douglas(1828-1901),James Herbert David Morton Douglas (1882-1956), my father, Kenneth Morton Douglas (1920-2004), myself, my son and his son.

There is also a Morton Alfred Douglas who was a descendant of Richard William Glode Douglas (brother to James Edward Morton Douglas) who settled in Australia in the mid 19th century and from whom my various cousins etc, in Australia are descended.

Ther probably is a link between you and I somewhere in the past but it does not show in my research, but I think that one of my relatives in Australia may be keen to communicate with you. I will contact her and let you know.

Regards

Ken Douglas, New Plymouth NZ 

 
 
 

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