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My name is William Leonard Bruce Douglas and I started this site.


DOUGLAS FAMILY: The family name was earlier "Douglass" being changed to "Douglas" by my great great grandfather Richard Douglass on the occassion of his marriage sfter Banns to Ann Forkes in Shotteswell, Warwickshire England on 17 November 1817.  

My father William John Douglas was informed by the Rev J N Robertson-Glasgow in a long letter dated 29th December 1966 headed "Rectory, Chipping Warden, Banbury, Oxfordshire (original held by me) that:

"... the  Douglas's were a very respected family in this village. When I came here in 1950 I was told that they had arrived 400 years previously."

My paternal great-grandfather Owen Richard Douglas (a son of Richard and Ann) accompanied by his wife Dinah Douglas (born Jelley) and their then children John Hyman (aged 14), Stephen Emanuel (aged 12), Grover Jacob Douglas (my paternal grandfather then aged 5) and Rufus Owen (aged 7) immigrated to New Zealand on the sailingship 'Corona' which sailed from London, England on 23 May 1874 arriving in Port Otago on 24 August 1874.

Tentative earlier direct ancester linkages are to Douglas Thomas Douglass (1580-1613 wife Annie),  Owen Douglass (1606-1666 wife Ann), Thomas Douglass (1646-1719 wife Elizabeth}, George Douglass (1674-1759 wife Joanna Langley), George Douglass (1716-1795 wife Rachel Dalton), Henry Dalton Douglass (1743-1818 wife Mary).

A lot of research stll required and any assistance (as to errors, ommissions, additions) much appreciated).  My email address is brucedouglas@xtra.co.nz

This site was created using MyHeritage.com. This is a great system that allows anyone like you and me to create a private site for their family, build their family tree and share family photos. you are most welcome to contribute to this site. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me.
Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 1422 names in our family site.
The site was last updated on Jan 24 2015, and it currently has 23 registered member(s).   If you wish to become a member too, please click here.   Enjoy!

 


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Jan 23, 2015
William Leonard Bruce Douglas published a new version of the Douglas Family Tree family tree from the Family Tree Builder
William Leonard Bruce Douglas added source BDM New Zealand Death Cert 1951/28154 to family tree Douglas Family Tree
William Leonard Bruce Douglas added source Births Deaths and Marriages NZ to family tree Douglas Family Tree
William Leonard Bruce Douglas added source BDM New Zealand Death Cert 1951/28154 to family tree Douglas Family Tree
William Leonard Bruce Douglas added source BillionGraves to family tree Douglas Family Tree
William Leonard Bruce Douglas added <Private> Fridd , Ivy Elizabeth Olsen , <Private> Walker , Elizabeth Alice Walker and 5 other people to family tree: Douglas Family Tree
William Leonard Bruce Douglas updated the details of <Private> Fridd , Ivy Elizabeth Olsen , <Private> Walker , Elizabeth Alice Walker and 9 other people in family tree Douglas Family Tree
Jan 22, 2015
William Leonard Bruce Douglas published a new version of the Douglas Family Tree family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Jan 21, 2015
William Leonard Bruce Douglas added a photo of William Bignell :
 
William Leonard Bruce Douglas updated the details of William Bignell in family tree Douglas Family Tree
Jan 19, 2015
William Leonard Bruce Douglas published a new version of the Douglas Family Tree family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Alan Jarvey joined another family site: Elliott Web Site
William Leonard Bruce Douglas added Edy Snell and Humphry Snell to family tree: Douglas Family Tree
William Leonard Bruce Douglas updated the details of Edy Snell , Humphry Snell , John Snell and Joan Mary Snell (born Symons) in family tree Douglas Family Tree
Jan 17, 2015
William Leonard Bruce Douglas published a new version of the Douglas Family Tree family tree from the Family Tree Builder
William Leonard Bruce Douglas added source England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 to family tree Douglas Family Tree
William Leonard Bruce Douglas added Peter Clemence , Thomasin Clemence (born Clemence Coite) , William Clemence and Mary Trudgian to family tree: Douglas Family Tree
William Leonard Bruce Douglas added source 1841 England & Wales Census to family tree Douglas Family Tree
William Leonard Bruce Douglas added source 1901 England & Wales Census to family tree Douglas Family Tree
William Leonard Bruce Douglas added source Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 to family tree Douglas Family Tree
William Leonard Bruce Douglas added a photo of Adolf Von Volka Arpard Breuer :
 
William Leonard Bruce Douglas updated the details of Elizabeth Douglas , William Spargo , Mary Jane Deedle (born Spargo) , Benjamin Snell and 45 other people in family tree Douglas Family Tree
 
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