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The Douglas family of Belfast

Started Mar 21, 2017 0 Replies

My dad, Wilfrid Henry Douglas came to Australia as a 12-year-old, shipped out with other boys on the Larg's Bay, to attend the Fairbridge Farm School in rural Western Australia. His only sibling, his…Continue


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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
My grandfather, Henry Douglas, war born in Ballymena in 1882, the son of Henry and Sarah Douglas, also of Ballymena. Henry's wife, Mina Douglas (nee Craig) 1890-1938 was the daughter of James and Annie (nee Conn). Henry Douglas served with Captain Wilfrid Spender in the 36 (Ulster) division. Henry and Mina had two sons, Wilfrid Henry Douglas (my father) and Woodrow Craig Douglas who died in a submarine (HMS Tigris) in the Meditarranean in 1943.
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James Douglas 1813-1877 father of Henry Douglas 1849-1910
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At 17:10 on March 21, 2017, William Douglas said…

I am told that all the old records for Pudysburn Mental Hospital were destroyed but the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland(PRONI) may have some.

At 11:34 on March 21, 2017, William Douglas said…

Welcome to our group, Robert.

That will be the Shankhill, now part of Belfast? I recall doing some research and getting confused with the Shankhill in Armargh. I think I need to go back and look again.

I have a note that Woodrow was the son of Harold and Nina. Presumably a mistake?

Yours aye,



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Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

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'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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