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Tammie Arundell Foster
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  • Tuncurry, New South Wales
  • Australia
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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Joesph Douglass and Mary Orr Burgess on there sons line Orr Douglass married to Catherine Staples, Via there son William Wallace Orr Douglass married to Johanna Lehane then my Great Grand Mother Avelyn Douglass married to James Thomas Wall. This is were my family lost the name Douglass
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
Joesph Douglass

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At 11:14 on February 15, 2016, Jackie Stoddard said…

Hi as well as my Scots Douglas I have Irish Douglas on mothers maternal line and I have surname matches coming up too with Douglass, Wallace , Burgess, Orr, Wall, my known I rish surnames are McDowell , Spence, , Greer, Gracey, Craig & Young

I'd like to compare Gedmatch numbers and FTDNA , please give me any details , or email me

At 21:47 on May 28, 2014, Kevin Kittilson said…

Tammie, I am by paternal ancestry a Douglass whose ancestor George Douglass is thought to have been born in the same area in Ireland as your Joseph Douglass.  Would like to discuss the lines further with you as my Y-DNA is an exact match with your Joseph Douglass' DNA signature at FTDNA.

At 1:04 on February 28, 2013, Flavia Douglas said…

hey :)

u r welcome

At 12:19 on March 12, 2012, William Douglas said…

Welcome to the network, Tammie.

A couple of years ago, you told me about your ggg Grand father Orr Douglass, who was born in 1808 Troqueer Parish Kirkcudbright Scotland, Other children born in Blackshaw Caerlaverock Dumfrieshire Scotland. Joseph was sent to Australia from Airdree Farm in the parish of Kirkbean as a Convict in 1815 on the Baring assigned to Sir John Jamison 'the colony only Knight the Regentville Penrith Australia' (sic).

Joseph's story is a fascinating one.  A version is contained in the Douglas archives, but a fuller one can be found here:

It is a good read.


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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