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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

Question by breagha

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 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

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

by Wren on 2015-06-24 07:56:36

Hi Pippa,
George Douglas was also my GGGGrandfather. I descend from his daughter Margaret who married Joseph Forbes with my Grandfather being Bernard Douglas Forbes.
My mother has done extensive research on the Douglas (Australian connection)

In a Nutshell:

George Douglas born 26/4/1802, Hownam, Roxburghshire, Scotland married Elspeth Bogue on 31/5/1834. Elspeth was born 21/3/1802, Inchture, Pershire, Scotland and died 23/8/1857 Manchester, England.
His occupation is listed as Seaman.
George, his daughters Anne and Margaret and son Alexander came to Australia on “The Sundra” leaving Plymouth 2/7/1863 arriving Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 26/9/1863.
George and probably Alexander came in the draft of immigrants of the Lancashire Co-operative Emigration Society to settle river front land on the upper Mary River named “Pioneers Rest”. The settlers cleared the land of Kauri Pine timber which was sold to fund the cultivation of cotton crops. Anne’s husband David Whittaker was also a member of the draft.

6. Margaret DOUGLAS born 26 July 1844 Clifton Hall, Midlothian, Scotland married Joseph FORBES 14 May 1866 at Maryborough, Queensland, Australia and died 11 November 1916 buried at Tiaro, Queensland, Australia. Joseph died 4 October 1917 buried at Tiaro. Joseph listed his occupation as farmer and residence as ”Laburnum Bank”
1. Elspeth FORBES born 8/8/1868
2. George Douglas FORBES born 7/8/1870 at Tiaro, married Ruth HAMILL on 31/5/1899 at Gympie, Queensland, Australia and died 14/4/ 1948 buried at Tiaro. Ruth died 19/1/1949 buried at Tiaro. George listed his occupation as a Miner living in Gympie where all the children were born.
They had 5 children: Bernard Douglas FORBES born 31/3/1900;
Margaret Ruth FORBES born 7/7/1903;
George Alexander (Alex) FORBES born 1/12/1905;
Heather Jane FORBES born 27/6/1908;
Eric Hamil FORBES born 11/3/1913.
3. Mary FORBES born 13/6/1872
4. Joseph Etchells FORBES born 16/10/1874
5. William Douglas FORBES born 30/1 1876
6. Alexander FORBES born 26/7/1879
7. Margaret FORBES born 1886

5. Alexander Bogue DOUGLAS born 26/7/1842 Scotland married Annie LEATHER 16/8/1875 and died 25/10/1924 buried at Tiaro, Queensland, Australia.
They had 12 children: Agnes born 11/12/1876; Elspeth born 15/4/1878; Isabella born 7/6/1879; Annie born 4/5/1881; Alexandra born 11/1/1883; George born 28/6/1885; Adam born 26/1/1887; Ruby born 21/9/1888; Alexander born 8/6/1890; Euphemia born 7/5/1891; Alexandra born 11/1/1893; William born 18/10/1894; Catherine born 17/6/1896; Colin born 22/5/1898; Margaret Mabel born 1/7/1901.

4. Anne DOUGLAS born 6/10/1839 Scotland married David WHITTAKER 20/6/1871 and died 15/7/1878. Buried at Tiaro, Queensland, Australia.
They had 2 children: Elspeth born 18/5/1873; Amelia born 14/12/1873.

3. Isabella DOUGLAS born 18/4/1838 Scotland married James HAMILTON-BELL.

2. Elspeth DOUGLAS born 2/10/1836 Scotland.

1. Adam DOUGLAS born 22/3/1835 Scotland married Catherine DAVIDSON 5/6/1855.

Hoping all this information is of use to you and would love to see your family tree.

Jenny Elliott (nee Forbes)
Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

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