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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: 36
Latest Activity: Dec 13, 2019

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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

william douglass 1804 1874

Started by mary ethelwood. Last reply by Alison Christine Hodgkiss ( born Apr 9, 2018. 2 Replies

searching for my douglass family in ireland my william douglass married anne toolan they lived in carrick on shannon faith catholic william was a turnkey /jailer/children elen douglass…Continue

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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.

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


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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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