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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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william douglas 1804 1874

Started by mary ethelwood Oct 7. 0 Replies

lived in carrick on shannon prison turnkey lived 90 main street married ann tolen//chjldren william/ elen robert ann ester/ann married polceman 1869 michael deerans from galwayContinue

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 William Douglas Apr 16. 14 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 Feb 5. 11 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


Started by James Williams Jan 31. 0 Replies

I found Jean DOUGLAS b 1812 on a fragment of the 1821 census at Edenburt Co. Cavan.  She was shown as the daughter of 30 yr old widow, Ann Douglas, along with her brothers Alexander (aged 6) Robert…Continue

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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?

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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. 

Comment by William Douglas on May 6, 2019 at 9:35

I wonder how many Douglases went with Bruce to Ireland, and stayed? 

Comment by William Douglas on October 5, 2018 at 19:59

New Digital Church of Ireland Records Will Make Searching for Ancestors Easier

Finding out about your Church of Ireland ancestors is about to become significantly easier, as their library has been awarded a €100,000 Government grant to digitise their records.

The grant will allow the Representative Church Body (RCB) Library to digitise a huge number of records that span several centuries, in a move that will be welcomed by families in Ireland and abroad who are interested in genealogy. Most of the institution’s records are currently only available in the Braemor Park library in Churchtown, Co Dublin.


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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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