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Douglas families in Ireland


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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Latest Activity: Aug 11

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Started by Rina Douglas. Last reply by Susanna Elizabeth Bain Jul 22. 3 Replies

Does anyone have any information about this mysterious chap? We know that he married a Jane Gay (daughter of Mathew Gay) who was also from the same town/area. He is my great (x6) grandfather. His…Continue

A history of the Douglas family whose Ulster roots are from Lurgan, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland and surrounding Townlands

Started by William Douglas. Last reply by Jolyn Rebecca Snider Dec 13, 2019. 10 Replies

Two or three years ago, I was given a folder of files made up of the…Continue

Tags: Armagh, Lurgan, Ireland

Charles Douglas of Dervock

Started by Richard William Maginis Douglas. Last reply by Richard William Maginis Douglas Apr 21, 2019. 6 Replies

At a dead end despite 20 years research on my 3rd G-Grandfather Rev. Charles Douglas (1743-1833) of Dervock, Co. Antrim, whose father is indicated to be a James Douglas of Dervock by the University…Continue

Immigrants to the South: Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi

Started by Gilbert Franklin Douglas III. Last reply by William Douglas May 29, 2018. 3 Replies

Greetings, most likely most of my immigrant ancestors came through Ireland before arriving to the south east coast.... Douglases, Carmichaels, Lessleys, Munros... et al.My yDNA seems to indicate we…Continue

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Comment by William Douglas on August 11, 2020 at 13:10

April 2001:
William Douglas, farmer, late of The Stocks, Athboy, Co Meath, left £1,119,387.

Comment by William Douglas on June 25, 2020 at 15:50

Douglas of MountainLodge

have collated my notes on the family who lived in Mountain Lodge in Darkley, Keady but am not really any clearer on how they fit into the wider Douglas family in Northern Ireland.

I am also uncertain how many Douglas families lived in Darkley.

When the house was sold up in 1924, the auction included a number of oil paintings.  I wonder if any were portraits of the family, and who might have them now?

As always, help is welcome! 

Comment by Mark R. Weinheimer on June 22, 2020 at 20:42

Hector Douglas, born Ireland about 1803, weaver, wife Sarah Nahur or Sarah Hamilton, came to Scarboro Ontario, Canada, sometime before his daughter, Sarah Jane Douglas, was born in 1839.  The only Hector Douglass I have found in Ireland dates from 1630, Muster of Raphoe as an unarmed servitor of the Earle of Annandale. 

Mervine, William M. “The Scotch Settlers in Raphoe, County Donegal, Ireland. A Contribution to Pennsylvania Genealogy.” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 36, no. 3, 1912, pp. 257–272. JSTOR, Accessed 16 June 2020. 

Comment by William Douglas on April 17, 2020 at 10:58

I am looking for any Douglas family members who resided in BALLYMACORMICK, a parish, partly in the barony of ARDAGH, but chiefly in that of MOYDOW, county of LONGFORD

And specifically for Raymond Dunckley Douglas, born 1893  died of pneumonia at the Burma ruby mines on December 27th, 1920, aged 27 years.

Can anyone help, please?

Comment by William Douglas on February 27, 2020 at 21:14

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Comment by Richard William Maginis Douglas on November 18, 2019 at 23:56

William, I can shed some light on this Waddell tree, but have failed to track his believed direct ancestor Robert Douglas found in references for this tree. My research takes him back indirectly to the Douglas of Grace Hall. Hope you have better luck. BTW, thanks for the update from the last info I sent on Douglas of Dervock!




Comment by William Douglas on November 18, 2019 at 22:35

The armorial on the plaque in Kilbroney Parish Church, Rostrevor, should give an indication of this family's affiliation with a specific Douglas branch.
But which one is it?
The church is writing a history and is looking for photographs and further details of those remembered on the memorials.
Can anyone throw light on this?

Comment by William Douglas on August 31, 2019 at 11:11

It would be good if someone were able to pinpoint the Douglas lands on the Clan map of Ireland. 


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Making conections

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?

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