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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.

Members: 38
Latest Activity: Jun 25

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Started by Rina Douglas. Last reply by Rina Douglas May 15. 2 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 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.

Comment by William Douglas on June 20, 2018 at 11:57
Comment by William Douglas on June 15, 2018 at 17:43

Anne McLennand-Carton was a grand-daughter of Sir Henry Douglas, a descendant of Lord Douglas (from "The State of Protestants in Ireland" under King James Government, published in London 1691. Pages 366-368). "Major William Douglas" in the list of "Men of Note" that came with King James out of France to Ireland in 1690. also from page 469 "Sir William and Lady Douglas"

 Can anyone help me fill the gaps in this story?  Who were Henry and William?

Comment by Jackie Stoddard on May 30, 2018 at 4:59

Archibald 1st Baron of Douglas profile page showing parents 

Comment by Jackie Stoddard on May 30, 2018 at 4:56

relates to prior post I have in my tree 1st and 2nd Barons Archibald Douglas, not my direct though, if you scroll to left there is 

Comment by Jackie Stoddard on May 30, 2018 at 4:55

Comment by Jackie Stoddard on May 30, 2018 at 4:51

William, MAYBE Stewart became Douglas , in case of Archibald 1st Baron of Douglas, and also as father died in Ireland , likely he was Ireland born/ NO France ! (more next post) one son of lady Jane Douglas and he was a Douglas and one a Sholto Stewart < I assume Archibald was born a Stewart , but granted the lands of Douglas due to his marriage to Lady Jane Douglas ?

I have in my tree 1st and 2nd Barons Archibald Douglas, not my direct though, if you scroll to left there is FATHER

 John Lord Douglas Stewart (3rd Baronet of Grandtully)

BIRTH 29 SEP 1687 • Grandtully, Dull, Perthshire, Scotland

DEATH 14 JUN 1764 • Loughgilly, Armagh, Ireland

Archibald James Edward Douglas (1st Baron Douglas of Douglas) BIRTH 10 JUL 1748 • Fauborg St Germain, Paris, Ile-de-France, France

DEATH 26 DEC 1827 • Bothwell Castle, Lanarkshire, Scotland

3rd cousin 7x removed

my tree could be wrong (more next post as limit here)


Thomas Stewart (1st Baronet of Grandtully) 1645–1715

Lady Jean Mackenzie 1661–1717

Spouse & Children

Elizabeth Mackenzie 1687–1740

Duncan Stewart 1739–1773

Walter Stewart 1739–1743

Mary Stewart 1741– 

Walter Stewart 1743–1815

Janet Stewart 1745–

James Stewart 1750–

Alexander Stewart 1754–1815

Spouse & Children

Elizabeth of, Royston, Roystoun, Midlothian, Scotland MacKenzie 1701–1777

Sir John 16th of Grandtully Stewart (4th Baronet of Grandtully)


Spouse & Children

Lady Jane Douglas 1698–1753

Archibald James Edward Douglas (1st Baron Douglas of Douglas)1748–1827

Sholto Thomas Stewart 1748–1753

Spouse  Helen Murray 1716–1809

Comment by Alison Christine Hodgkiss ( born on May 30, 2018 at 3:53

Without any information ..I can only comment..

In my opinion..A strong family resemblance between the two photos of Reverend Archibald Douglas, A.M., (fl. 1805) and the potential one you just posted..but that is the limit of my knowledge. 

I hope someone else who views these is in a better position.

Comment by William Douglas on May 29, 2018 at 22:59

This could also be a portrait of the Reverend Archibald Douglas, fl. 1805,  but could also be a portrait of Archibald Douglas, Baron Douglas of Douglas, 1748-1827 (according to the caption)
Anyone have any opinions?

Comment by William Douglas on May 29, 2018 at 22:23

Reverend Archibald Douglas, A.M., (fl. 1805)

Could this be Rev. Archibald Edward Douglas (Archy) fl 1809, of Carnalloway and Outragh; rector of Cootehill, Ireland? Also Rector of Drumgoon, Ireland and Chaplain to HE Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Does anyone have him in their tree?


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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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