i am a bit confused here ,who was a politician, are you talking about HG Douglas. William also confused as it was my gggrandMOTHER not Father, he married Margaret Douglas.I have their sons another Henry Dauntons marriage excerp which i got NSW BDMs, but cannot find anymore imfo his mother was Margaret. Mum had a genealogist go back (years ago) & she said we are of the Black Douglas Clan, which i am trying to find out for younger generation, but we are all of one family somewhere along the line i`d say. Good to hear from someone who could be related & in Aus. Francene
.... 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....
I have been trying to track back to the Douglas side without much luck, as i dont seem to be able to get past GGGrandma Margaret, all i know is her father was supposed to be a Lord. she married a Dr Henry Daunton.
No problem. And yep, that was me. The search has begun and one of my first attempts was on that discussion group which has eventually led me to here. Seems like a very good site.
I was with the Cland Douglas Society of Australia back in 2001/02 when I was living in Brisbane, but sadly let the membership lapse since moving away from the area. I think I will definately get back on board with the society again.
Thanks for making contact. There are qute a few Australian Douglases. Are you a member of the Clan Douglas Society of Australia? You will find their genealogist will have quite alot of information on early Australian immigrants.
I think I have seen some mails from you via the Douglas DNA yahoo disussion group recently- did you have an ancestor who went to Canada?
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?