The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records

William Douglas was baptised on 13 Nov 1779 in Wicklow RC Parish Church. The address given was Kilnamanagh

Notes on his marriage and family's baptisms from microfilm CS6482 in the National Library Dublin 

He married Mary Byrne on 22 Nov 1823

The following are baptism records for his children

25 Aug 1824 Robert,  13 June 1826 Ann,   18 July 1829 Thomas (my greatgrandfather)

15 Feb 1831 John,     7 Sept 1832 Denis

On Williams death cert for 9 April 1866 his occupation is given as Farmer and Barony Constable.

Thomas married Catherine Kearns in Barndarrig Catholic Chapel on 16 Nov 1868.Thomas's address is Kilnamanagh and Catherine's address is Ballinacarrig.  Her father was Pat Kearns and her mother is Brigid (nee Linehan).  Familylore suggests that the Kearns family were from the north Wexford area. In 1911 census Catherine gave Co Wexford as her place of birth They were evicted from their farm there. It is unclear when they came to the area as the valuations office record for them in Ballinacarrig is dated 1874 but they gave Ballinacarrig address on the marriage cert in 1868 and possibly in 1857 below in Cantwells.  While the Kearns family were farmers, according to familylore they were also pork butchers. Their descendants moved to Dublin in the 1920s.The families didn't maintain contact.

Cantwells Memorials of the Dead record of Kilnenor Graveyard near Ballyfad in Wexford has the following record for Kiern ? Kearns "Two headstones side by side, a) right and b) left  a) Erected by Patrick Kiern of Ballinacarrig/in memory of his beloved father/ Peter Kiern/ who died 22nd Dec 1857  aged 82 years.

b) Erected by Peter Kearns of Rathpierce/ in memory of his beloved wife Catha/rine Kearns who dept this life Oct 29th/ 1818 aged 38 years also his son Thomas/ Kearns who departed this life Janry 5th 1837/ aged 19 years/also his son John Kearns/who dept this life April 1st 1849 aged 33 years."

Thomas and Catherine Douglas

Catherine stated in 1911 census that she had six children I have  records for five of them

 Vincent William born 10 Oct 1872,   baptised in Ashford R.C. Church

Robert William born 3 June 1874,  (my grandfather) baptised in Ashford R.C. Church

Thomas born 21 December 1876   baptised in Ashford R.C. Church

Patrick John born 11 January 1881baptised in Ashford R.C. Church

 Clement Thomas baptised in Barndarrig church 27 Dec 1884.

Robert William, Patrick John & Clement Thomas lived to adulthood.  Patrick J was killed in a farm accident on 3rd July 1910, he was 29 yrs old.

Family lore suggests three children died young 

Robert William married  Sarah Marie Reilly 17 April1902

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