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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 Henry (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 5642 names in our family site.
The site was last updated on Nov 30 2016, and it currently has 29 registered member(s).   If you wish to become a member too, please click here.   Enjoy!

 


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