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"George Edward Douglas, born in Ireland, was the Master of St Marylebone Workhouse, Northumberland St, St Marylebone, London in 1881. He died 24th June 1900 (possibly aged 68). His wife Ann Elizabeth, bc 1838 in Oxford, was Matron Of The Workhouse.…"
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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.See More
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William Douglas commented on Steven Douglas Lukefahr's blog post Alexander Douglas
"Welcome to our community, Alexander. This looks like a tough one!  Maybe you should consider joining our Irish group? Remember, the more facts that you can give, the greater the chance that someone will find a connection. Yours aye, Wiliam"
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UK New Year Honours 2021

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Congratulations to the following for their appointments in the New Years Honours

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

William Barry Douglas OBE. Concert Pianist. For services to Music and to Community Relations in Northern Ireland. (Lurgan, County Armagh)

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Robert Peter Douglas Miller. For services to Wildlife Conservation in Scotland. (Haddington, East Lothian)

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Wikipedia deleted entry - David Douglas of St Vigeans, Angus

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David Douglas of St Vigeans, Angus (1777 – c. 1855) Driver, Royal Artillery Corps from 1794 to 1815. Served 20 years in East or West India Services.

The above entry in Wikipedia has been deleted.

As far as I can tell, there was no biography, just this detail, but does anyone know who this man was>  Was he 'notable'?

Thomas Douglas of Douglasdale, South Africa

Posted on November 2, 2020 at 19:30 1 Comment

The story begins:

It was in 1859, on July 26th, that the original farm Witkoppen was granted by land grant from President Kruger to P.E. Labuschagne and on July 5th of the same year that Driefontein 3 was granted to L.P. van Vuuren, and these land grants can be seen today in Pretoria, although the farms have now all been considerably sub-divided. Not long after, in the year 1863, Thomas Douglas, one of a family of five, was born in the small town of Stranraer in Wigtownshire,…


Unconnected Jane

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I am loking for help identifying these ladies, all named Jane.

  • JANE DOUGLAS, who is known to have been born in 1811 and to have married in 1841, Robert

    Douglas of Lockerby. She died in 1874.

  • JANE BROWN DOUGLAS was born 20/Apr/1810 and is known to have married Alexander

    Farquhar Crawford of Edinburgh.

  • JANE DOUGLAS was born 09/Jan/1760 and is known to have married the Rev. William van

    Mildert, Bishop of Durham on 22/Dec/1795. She…

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At 17:49 on December 22, 2020, John Band said…

The Spella House home of Percy and Mary (Band) Douglas is the one you have found in Lower Boddington.

Do you realise this might disappear in the HS2 construction?

sorry to have taken so long to reply - I haven't been to the "Douglas " site for years!

Best wishes, John.22.12.2020.

At 13:27 on December 13, 2020, Tommy Douglas said…

Yes, which is unfortunate because I cannot go back any further.

At 20:26 on December 12, 2020, Timothy Bernard Douglass said…

  Hello William,

Thank you for the welcome,greatly appreciated! I reached out to Brad Bosley. I look forward to being a part of this group. are you a board member or administrator?

At 1:51 on November 7, 2020, Robyn Ann (Douglas) Travis said…

Hey there y'all! I am new to this site and in my research for more info on my family. I am not sure which way to go, so I will start at what I know as the beginning of our little spot in the world. I know some about my Mom's family, and not a lot really about my bio-dad. Douglas was my Mom's maiden name. She was a divorced, single mom when I came a long. I was given her name. So, MY earliest knowledge is of Goldie Vonetta Chitwood (my grandmother aka Mamaw) and Raymond Robert Douglas (Papaw). They "courted" as teens in Anthras, TN. Not sure of exact year but I "guesstimate" that it was around 1920 or so. They married young and began a family. My Mamaw stayed home with her kids and worked the land around their small one room house. Papaw was a hard working coal miner, active in the community and was a deacon at a small church in Anthras. They ultimately had 9 living kids. I am not 100% sure of their order, but I will try to list what info I know below:

Larry Kyle Douglas ( I think he was eldest. He served in the military as a young man. He has several wives over the years. Once he left the military I believe he moved to Lancaster, Ohio to be with his wife? Not sure of profession)

Phyllis Douglas-I think she was second born. She also ultimately married young to Billy Joe Letner, also from TN. They too moved to Ohio. They both were "Evangelical Missionaries". As far as we know they did not leave the country much. They have a daughter named Cindi Ogg who is still living. 

Doris Douglas, unsure of birthday, unsure of middle name/initial. Also married young to ....last name Hemenway (not sure of spell). Has a daughter, Kimberly and a son that passed away young, named Barry Hemenway. 

So sorry to end at an odd spot. My battery is dying on me and on my laptop! Hopefully be back tomorrow! Goodnight from TN!

At 21:58 on October 1, 2020, Jennifer Drechen Spence said…

Thank you but I am looking for where he was born and birthdate as well as his parents.  He just appears in Virginia about 1700.  It’s like he jumped there from an unknown place.  Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.  

At 20:42 on October 1, 2020, Timmy Douglass said…

William, thank you for the greeting and the information, but after I put the info in, I returned to studies and realized that I was relying on flawed data from a family member. The earliest ancestor I can follow is James David Douglass of Virginia born around 1723. His son John William was married to Mary Bryan whom upon John's death at the battle of Blue Licks in Kentucky(1782), married the surveyor Ralph Morgan. I have been working at this off and on for about 10 years and find it as satisfying as I do frustrating. I'm hoping that I can get some insight from my fellow Douglas'. Cheers.


At 17:15 on September 8, 2020, Terri Ward said…

Oh my gosh yes! This is my family! 

At 16:37 on September 2, 2020, Cynthia Freeman King said…

Hi William, Yes, I have been to the North Queen's Heritage Museum in NS during a few visits. I have the same picture of Milton Foster Douglas with my son beside it (his 3g grandfather). I am looking to confirm which James Douglas is John's father as there appear to be a few Jane and James in the Roxburgshire area of Scotland. It may not be possible to link them to any earlier Douglas(s) ancestors.  

At 5:51 on August 16, 2020, Michael A Douglas said…

 My DNA!!! Atleast I know in the Douglas ftdna project my kit is 925754 and I have 1 match r1b group95. I tested for Y111 but I noticed a huge DYS425 is 0 null which is rare, my match is also null. Everything about that null value is pointing to Ireland.  On all of FTDNA matching my closest for 111 is 8 gd away so FAR and is not a Douglas.

   On to the next, on familysearch (I've seen referenced on this site) it says Johan Rosie Douglas is my 4th cousin -2X. Going back to William 1780 and Ann Elder

he was by records only 13. I thought boys had to be 14 and girls 12 to marry.  I only mention it as I see questionable ages all the time what about anyone else?

 I descend from  Williams younger brother Alexander (1793) or Williams 2nd son (1795). I say that as the only piece of proof of Alexander in Milwaukee is a 1850 Census stating his age is 55. 


At 20:04 on August 11, 2020, David Douglas said…

Hi William, yes that's him and his father is mentioned on the headstone but is actually buried in the family plot at Trim. His brother George is also buried in Athboy as is his sister Elizabeth Rankin. Next row of graves. I have mowed the grass there many times! The next row has an Albert Douglas - not on our family tree, his father came from County Wicklow. 



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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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