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Please can you tell me which ship took George Douglas born 1801 out to Queensland in apb 1861-He also took his Daughter Ann Douglas

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I must have family in Australia would like to make the connection in my tree thanks Pippa

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on 2013-03-03 20:13:55

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by janilye on 2013-03-04 08:48:14

What country did he depart from Breagha.

by breagha on 2013-03-04 21:22:53

for getting back to me...I think he left from the uk as 1861 cencus record shows him as being resident in Manchester with daughter Isabella and grandson henry? He was from Roxburghshire Scotland but his wife died in 1847.He is buieried in Tiaro cemetry Queensland Thanks for your help :)

by janilye on 2013-03-04 22:40:22

Yes I know that family, he'd been married to Elspeth Bogue. There was Isabella, Ann, Margaret I think and Alexander Bogue Douglas. I'll have a hunt around and get back to you.

by janilye on 2013-03-04 22:57:57

Here's a clue to start you off.
The Brisbane Courier,
The death is announced of Mr. Alexander B. Douglas, a very old and highly- respected resident of the Tiaro district for over 50 years. The deceased, who followed farming pursuits chiefly, was 82 years of age, and was a native of Scot- land but arrived in Queensland in 1863. He is survived by a widow, four sons,and eight daughters, in addition to 27 grandchildren. The funeral to the Tiaro Cemetery was largely attended.
Queensland bd&m
DATE: 1924
REG.No.: C4060
NAME: Alexander Bogue Douglas
FATHER: George Douglas
MOTHER: Elspeth Bogue
The above doesn't mean they all came together Alexander could have come after them and could have arrived somewhere else then travelled to Sydney.

by breagha on 2013-03-04 23:12:34

Thankyou soooo much! This is exciting news...I can add this to my tree and hopefully find out more Regards Pippa ;O

by janilye on 2013-03-04 23:48:54

There was also an Adam Douglas born about 1835 the grandson Henry was probably his. He did not emigrate.
Below are the names of those who did emigrate and died in Queensland. There would be an immigration record for all.
Queensland bd&m
DATE: 1886
REG. No.C4042
NAME: George Douglas
FATHER: Adam Douglas
MOTHER: Euphemia Black

DATE: 1916
REG.No.: C5193
NAME: Margaret Forbes (she married Joseph Forbes in 1866 Qld.)
FATHER: George Douglas
MOTHER: Elspeth Bogue

DATE: 1878 (15 October 1878 )
REG.No.: C3038
NAME: Ann Whittaker (she married David Whittaker in 1871 in Qld.)
FATHER: George Douglas
MOTHER: Alspeth Bouge

Tiaro Cemetery Inscriptions

by janilye on 2013-03-05 07:37:31

I think the Maryborough District Family History Society might be able to help you. The family being very well known in the district.
Alexander Bogue Douglas died there. Also Joseph Forbes and Margaret. Joseph Forbes was on the Tiaro Shire Council, actually one of the very first members. Joseph died of injuries at the Maryborough Hospital in 1917 after an accident when he crashed his sulky, near the Tiaro cemetery, the year after Margaret died. They had 4 sons and 3 daughters.
Also I think the family first settled in Maryborough. Although Tiaro was surveyed in 1864 there was no town and really was no one there till the Gympie gold rush in 1867.
Maryborough was declared a port of entry in 1859 so it's likely they landed there rather than Moreton Bay.
You don't know that they were assisted immigrants they may have come privately.

by Aussie1947 on 2013-03-06 03:05:24


1874 Queensland Post Office Directory
Douglas George, farmer, Hownam Farm, Upper Mary.


by breagha on 2013-03-06 17:43:32

Thanks Gerry...George was my GGGGrandfather he came from a place called Hownam in Roxburghshire Scotland where he was also a farmer..so this is interesting news!
regards Pippa I wonder if there is anyone out there who has tried to trace their roots back to my family tree Guess there must be somewhere ;)

by janilye on 2013-03-06 19:09:06

At this time it is my belief George Douglas may have arrived on the David McIvor in 1863. The Maryborough Family History Society has a passenger list available for $10 (see the link above)
(From the Chronicle, July 16.1863)
The voyage of the David McIvor has been an unusually prosperous one. The only death on board was that of an infant who was sickly at the time of starting. There were nine births. The health of the passengers was largely due to the excellent arrange- ments and energetic action of the surgeon- superintendent. The same complaint may be lodged against the fitting up between decks as made against the Beejapore: the partition dividing the single women's portion was too slender to be any obstacle to the evil-disposed, and it says something for the character of the immigrants, as well, as for the vigilance of the medical officer, that order and morality have been preserved. As this is the first voyage of that gentleman in this capacity, it must be no small satisfaction to have been so thoroughly successful. We reported in our last issue that it was the intention of Captain Curphey, if practicable, to bring off the immigrants by the Queensland before proceeding to Rockhampton. This he was able to do, and on Thursday, shortly after dark, the repeated firing of the Queensland's "big guns" apprised the inhabitants of her approach. All Maryborough immediately flocked to the wharf to give a hearty welcome to the new arrivals. The disembarkation, as was natural from the darkness of the night, was accompanied with no little confusion and excitement; but chiefly owing to the indefatigable exertions of the harbor master, the Police Magistrate, and the agent of the ship, Mr. R. Travis, was effected without accident, and in a few hours the immigrants and their luggage were all safely stowed in the new depot. The new arrivals all ap- peared in excellent spirits, thankful after so long a journey to be so well greeted and comfortably lodged. The immigrants consist chiefly of Lancashire operatives, Whose passages have ben paid, and who have been selected by Mr. Jordan. There are also a few assisted immigrants, and some who came out under the new regulation, paying £8 for their passages, and forfeiting their claim to the land orders. We believe there are a few passengers entitled to land orders, but not any likely to take up land for cultivation. There are one or two carpenters and bricklayers, and a few farm laborers. We should like to have seen a larger number of these classes. We want capitalists, agriculturists and unskilled mechanics, as well as laborers. If the due proportion of these are not observed in building up the social fabric, the result will be confusion and mischief.
However, they are supposed to possess some measure of intellect and pluck as well as muscle, and it will be their own fault if in Queensland their brains and energy do not find their hands something profitable to do. The David Mclvor had 4I4.passengers, not 415 as reported in our supplement; the infant that died having been reckoned in that number. They are classified thus:-- Married - males, 59; females, 60; single males, 116; females, 57; under the ages of fourteen -- males, 41; females, 50; infant males, 15; femaless, 16. Total, 414.

by breagha on 2013-03-10 09:57:08

Thank you for all this information...It is very interesting to read about how our Ancesters made what must have been a long and difficult voyage to a land vertualy unknown at that time.It must also have been a huge challenge to start a new life in such a different land. Regards Pippa

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