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Much of the Douglas Archives are built on the contributions of visitors to the website, whether they are providing new information or correcting existing entries.  I welcome these, ever mindful of the advice I was given 35 years ago: GIGO, garbage in, garbage out.

So, if I don't understand…


Dispossession of Australian Indigenous Tribes - Who was Major Douglas?

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 11:09 1 Comment

Hobart Town Courier Saturday 25 September 1830

Black Line Dispossession of Indigenous Tribes 


Colonial Secretary's Office, Sept., 1830. 


4. Major Douglas will, on the seventh of October cause the following chain of posts to be occupied ; viz :—From the Coast near St. Patrick's Head, to the source of the St. Paul's River, and by that River and the South Esk, to Epping Forest, and Campbell Town. This line being…


Old Douglas

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I was researching Camp Douglas, in Chicago, when I came across this story.

"Old Douglas" Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

During the Siege of Vicksburg, Federal snipers targeted and killed the camel for sport. The grief stricken men of the "Camel…


Runaway servants

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Julie has contributed this: "Genealogical abstracts from the American Weekly Mercury, 1719-1746" compiled by Kenneth Scott (c) 1974 1720 Pg 02 DOUGLASS, Archabald, Scotch servant, age c. 25 – runaway from James Pemberton, of Queen Ann Co., Maryland; if runaway is captured, notice to be given to Israel Pemberton of Phila. (7/21) 

Description: Reward Offered For Three Runaway Servant Men Named James GRIGG, Archabald DOUGLASS and William WILLSON.

Date: July 21…


Flemish Roots and Scottish Branches

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The Rutherfurds, like their cousins the Douglases, trace their ancestry back to West Flanders and to the powerful Erembald family. Other families in Britain who share these roots are the Ypres [Douglas], Furnes, Harnes, Lucy, Hacket and Winter families. The political events of the 11th and 12th centuries within Flanders were to change the lives of these families and push them down a migratory path which began in today's Belgium and ended up in Scotland, Ireland, America, Canada, New Zealand…


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At 1:24 on July 14, 2015, Mary Ursula Binns said…

Charles, Jr. (Second Clerk of Court of Leesburg)

                        Married Hannah Douglass, daughter of Colonel William Douglass

buried Old Stone Church Cemetery in Leesburg, Virginia Married Hannah Douglass (see Douglass Family) 1768-1843            buried Old Stone Church Cemetery in Leesburg, Virginia

Colonel William Douglass married Sarah and they had 8 children:

Hugh Douglass, Patrick Douglass, Kitty Heale, Betty Douglass, Nancy Douglass, Hannah Douglass, & Peggy Douglass


At 8:15 on July 13, 2015, Carol Furlonger said…

Thank you for accepting me into your space!!

Robert Jennings Douglas 27 January 1895  RIP 23 January 1987.

Marjorie Mary ( Wallis) his first wife: 25 January 1899 to 21 May 1990

Thelma Kathleen ( Burt) his second wife 10 June 1916 to 15 February 2002.

If there is anyone out there who can help me with their families please let me know. I am also looking for a birth date and a married name for Joan Douglas who was the daughter of the foist marriage. 

Many thanks Carol

At 13:20 on June 27, 2015, Dianne Jean Scroop said…

Thank You for including me in your group. I will advise my sister of this site as she is an avid family historian.

At 7:27 on June 18, 2015, James David Douglas said…

 This is a good resource on the Col. Edward Douglass 1713 - 1795 line for interested researchers.  "Historic Sumner County, Tennessee", Jay Guy Cisco 1909

At 13:27 on June 4, 2015, Alexandra Victoria Douglas said…

HI William, Thank you for allowing me to join the Clan. I am researching my ancestor Alexander Douglas, born 1812 in Caithness, Scotland. Son of George Douglas born 1772, 

At 21:48 on May 20, 2015, Dorene Paul said…

Thanks for the info William! I don't have any dates for them yet!

At 3:20 on May 20, 2015, Melanie Douglas said…
Thanks William! Still figuring out how to navigate around. I took your advise and added to my this website. Did FTDNA and still trying to figure that out too. I get it down!
Thanks again!
At 20:37 on May 16, 2015, Kathryn Janisch said…

William Hello, How do I change my web address.

At 21:32 on May 11, 2015, Douglas Yozwiak said…
I am interested in learning about the origins of my mother's grandfather, Andrew Douglass who lived in Youngstown, Ohio in the USA until he died some time in the 1950s, I believe. I am also interested to learn of the origin of the double "s" at the end of that particular spelling of Douglass.

My mother's maiden name is Douglass. Hence my first name, but without the extra "s". All very confusing, I know!
At 1:52 on May 8, 2015, David Apirana Douglas Crawford said…

Hi William

Thank you for message.  I tie into the Glenbervie line through Sir Robert Andrews MacKenzie-Douglas 3rd Baronet of Glenbervie (1837-1884), who is my great-grandmother's grandfather.



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