Further to my note on 6 Sep 2009 re Henry Grattan Douglass, he has just popped into my searchlight again.
I have these details:
DOUGLASS, Dr. Henry Grattan
Birth: 1790 in Dublin, Ireland
Arrived: on the convict ship 'Speke', Free 18 May 1821 in Sydney NSW
Death: 1 Dec 1865 in Douglas Park NSW
Burial: St. John's Church Cemetery Camden NSW
Service: Served as Assistant Surgeon with the 18th Regiment British Army 1809/10 in the Peninsular War and 1811 in the West Indies
Parents: Adam DOUGLASS and Ann EDWARDS
Spouse: Hester MURPHY
Marriage: 1812 in Dublin, Ireland
Children: Rev. Arthur DOUGLASS (abt 1814-1878)
Emily Eliza DOUGLASS (abt 1816-1887)
Mary DOUGLASS (-9 Jun 1868)
Your quite welcome Francene. We wouldn't be human if we didn't make mistakes. We only try to learn from them. And sometimes we like to help others with what we learn. It's a shame we have to be leery of some people, isn't it? I, too, am much too trusting and I hope you didn't mind my barging in on your business : )
May God Bless You!
I am a member here and I seen that you responded to "doris". Please be careful. There's so many people up to no good out there and this seems a little creepy to me. But that's only my opinion. I wish you well,
It was John Douglas - here is the details about him I found. http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040087b.htm
Now his brother that sailed with him to Australia - Edward Douglas, is I believe to be my Great Great Grandfather. I'm still yet to confirm this information as there are some inconsistencies but this is the strongest lead that I have that can direct me way back on my direct family lineage. It's pretty exciting. :)
.... to be a politician in both the colonies of New South Wales and Queensland. He had a very colourful career and I was quite suprised to find that Port Douglas was named after him. It's a shock to find that a famous Aussie destination is named after a relative!
However... the search continues.
Well so far my direct lineage is completely covered right up to when my Great Great Grandfather Edward migrated to Australia in 1851. And that's where the trail ends.... until last night when with a bit of snooping online I came across a possible breakthrough.
Before I didn't know the names of Edwards brothers. He had two others from what I gathered through the information passed down from my mother. I was intrigued that one of his brothers migrated to Canada around the same time so my search began from there.
It turns out that Edward sailed to Australia with one other brother John Douglas who went on....
Dr Henry Grattan Douglas (HG) is certainly an interesting character - I have just added his biography to the Douglas Archives. He is the son of an apothecary (do they qualify as doctors?), Adam Douglass, and the grandson of Adam Douglass of Killensule, County Tipperary.
I am wondering if I should be adding HG to the rogues section? Or was he just misunderstood? His obituary in The Gentleman's Magazine states he died at Woolahara, and gives his address as Douglass Park, Camden, Sydney. It also gives his age as 73, but that must be a mis-print. Interstingly, there is no mention of his family.
I note HG was married in 1812, so to have a son born in 1848, when he was 58 does not seem very likely, so perhaps your Henry could be a grandson?
Sorry not to be able to be any real assistance - at this stage.
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?