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Rita Douglas-Bewry
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  • St. Catherine, Jamaica
  • Jamaica
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Oct 29, 2014
Rita Douglas-Bewry left a comment for Brenda Francis
"Brenda, Use the Mormon Church site which has information copied from the records of the Registrar General, Jamaica. The site is "familysearch.org" and you would inidcate the country and parish (Clarendon). You have a name to begin your…"
Oct 29, 2014
Rita Douglas-Bewry left a comment for Fay A Douglas
"Fay, Where your ancestors based in Jamaica? If so, where? It does help if you know approximately where people lived. Rita"
Aug 30, 2014
Rita Douglas-Bewry and Trudian Douglas are now friends
Jun 23, 2014
Rita Douglas-Bewry commented on William Douglas's group West Indies Connections
"My cousin, the Prime Minister of Jamaica is very likely part of the Douglas clan. I was with her yesterday and she told me that she knows that we are related but cannot say exactly how. Both her parents and my parents had indicated the fact that we…"
Jun 22, 2014
Rita Douglas-Bewry left a comment for Trudian Douglas
"Trudian, My name is Rita Bewry nee Douglas. I am from Brown's Hall, St. Catherine. I have some connection to a James Douglas from Garden Hill, St. Catherine. He was the father of my uncle-in-law, Eustace Douglas. I believe that he was directly…"
Jun 22, 2014
Rita Douglas-Bewry posted a blog post

Long lost uncle found

Thelma Singh and I are first cousins. Recently posted documents on have confirmed without a doubt that Kenneth, father of Thelma, was the son of Charles Douglas, my grandfather. I am so thrilled.If anyone has information on Henry Douglas, estimated date of birth 1820, St. Johns, Jamaica, please contact me. Word has it that he was from Scotland.Rita BewrySee More
May 10, 2014
Thelma Douglas Singh and Rita Douglas-Bewry are now friends
Feb 5, 2014
Rita Douglas-Bewry left a comment for Thelma Douglas Singh
"Thelma, I left a comment for you concerning your post. I strongly believe that we have the same grandfather, i.e. Charles Douglas of Marlie Hill, St. Catherine, Jamaica. He had 3 children by my grandmother, Zella Morgan and at least 3 other children…"
Feb 3, 2014
Rita Douglas-Bewry left a comment for Thelma Douglas Singh
"Thelma, I believe that we may share a common grandfather. If William is correct, then Charles Douglas who married Agnes Green is also my grandfather. Charles Douglas, my grandfather, fathered my father Sidney Douglas and 2 siblings, Lulietta and…"
Jan 24, 2014
Rita Douglas-Bewry left a comment for Thelma Douglas Singh
"Thelma, I am a Douglas from Brown's Hall, St. Catherine, Jamaica. My Douglas group are based in Blue Hole, Bella's Gate, Marlie Hill, Connors. It is quite a large family. My father was Sidney Morgan Douglas son of Charles Douglas son of…"
Oct 8, 2013
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Oct 7, 2013

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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
My great great grandfather was Henry Douglas. His son, William Douglas, was my great grandfather. My grandfather was Charles B Douglas and my father Sydney Douglas. The family was based mostly in St. Catherine near the border with Clarendon, which is significant because part of St. Catherine was merged with Clarendon. I am sure that there are close relatives in Clarendon but I have yet to make a definite link. The St. Catherine clan was based in Bellefield, Blue Hole, Bellas Gate, Brown's Hall, Point Hill, Reynolds, Watermount and adjacent districts of St. Catherine. William Douglas was married to Mary Ann Oliphant Henry on June 17, 1908 at age 55, therefore was born around 1853. William and Mary had a number of children. I have identified the following: Charles (my grandfather) whose estimated year of birth was 1872; Ethel Maude; May; Rebecca; Agatha (who has 2 surviving children - Ivy and Mary Rhone with whom I am in touch; Victor; Rosa, Ezel; Adlai; Reginald; Samuel; Zephole (some I believe died as infants. Henry Douglas was listed as father of William on William's marriage certificate. Besides William, Henry was father to Catherine who married Michael Shaw; Charles, Edward, and possibly Henry and Mary.

Henry died a bachelor in 1903 at age 83; therefore his estimated year of birth was 1820. His death certificate indicates that my great aunt Catherine Shaw (formerly Douglas) was present at his death. I am eager to trace Henry's parents (and earlier ancestors) and siblings.
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
Henry Douglas
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http://Douglas/Morgan/Blake/Cooper on "myheritage.com"

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Long lost uncle found

Posted on May 10, 2014 at 2:24 0 Comments

Thelma Singh and I are first cousins. Recently posted documents on have confirmed without a doubt that Kenneth, father of Thelma, was the son of Charles Douglas, my grandfather. I am so thrilled.

If anyone has information on Henry Douglas, estimated date of birth 1820, St. Johns, Jamaica, please contact me. Word has it that he was from Scotland.

Rita Bewry

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