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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
The Hugh Douglas I am trying to locate is the father of my grandfather John Douglas who was from Ballymena, Antrim. He was born in 1858 or thereabouts. I do not know the birthdate of Hugh but according to records he was married to Margaret McMahon.
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
Hugh Douglas
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Further Info re. Hugh Douglas

 Son of Hugh Douglas , John Douglas is listed on Canadian Census 1901 as born in 1858, Presbyterian, emigrated to Canada in 1874, residing in Montreal, Quebec. Married to Mary Ann (nee) Regan. He died in October 1904 in an industrial accident. Inscription on grave stone "From Ballymena Antrim" 

A marriage certificate indicates John's parents as Hugh Douglas and Margaret McMahon living in England.

Note: The certificate for John's marriage was written in French with some spelling errors in  the given and family names, also the England residence of his parents conflict with other sources of information.

If this is any help, considering there is a family naming tradition, I am including the forenames of John and Mary Ann'schildren from the eldest down to the youngest in the hope that a connection may be made with other Douglas families. The eldest, Hugh Jeremiah, followed by Florence John (male), William James, Charles Patrick, Kathleen Ellen, Thomas Joseph, Mary Margaret, Agnes Gertrude, Grace Eveline, Herbert Francis, and the youngest, Albert Edward.  

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At 11:47 on August 7, 2017, William Douglas said…

Welcome to our group, Lorne.

The Irish are notoriously difficult to trace, but I will have a root around to see what I can turn up.

Meanwhile, you should consider joining the Irish group to share research knowledge and experience.

Yours aye,



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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