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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
My great Grandfather was clement thomas Douglas from co. Wicklow Ireland. Im looking into his family from that area.
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
William Douglas (1779 - 1866)

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At 20:16 on January 18, 2013, Sarah Marie Douglas said…

Hi Erin

I cant get back past WilliamDouglas baptised in 1779

I think we must have been planters

William's death cert said he was a barony constable and Thomas his son worked for the assize courts, there is a record of him in the British Parliamentary papers.  This would suggest our forefathers were in the good books of the government of the day.

Have you any suggestions where I might find a record of those planted by Cromwell in  Co Wicklow


Sarah Marie Douglas

At 22:46 on January 17, 2013, Sarah Marie Douglas said…

Hi there Erin

Are you Joan Douglas's daughter and Joe Douglas's granddaughter

  got this link

is it your family data?


Sarah Marie Douglas

At 17:44 on January 17, 2013, William Douglas said…

Thomas Clement "Tommy" Douglas, PC CC SOM (20 October 1904 – 24 February 1986) was a Scottish-born Canadian democratic socialist politician and Baptist minister.  Is he any relation?

At 17:40 on January 17, 2013, William Douglas said…

Welcome to our group, Erin.

Several people are researching their irish ancestors - you can find details here: - you may care to join this group?



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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