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William Douglas, K.C. (Kings Council)[1]

Male 1836 - 1902  (65 years)


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  • Name William Douglas 
    Suffix K.C. (Kings Council) 
    Born 1 Sep 1836  Halkirk, Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Mar 1902  Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1257-1264 Old Ward A, Maple Leaf Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I100043  My Genealogy

    Father George Douglas,   b. 1772, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1865, Warkworth, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Jeanette Gunn,   b. 1778, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1854, Warkworth, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1811 
    Family ID F43756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Emily, Hudson,   b. 1840, Toronto Or Dublin Ireland? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1910, Maple City, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1863 
    Children 
     1. George Harvey Douglas,   b. 25 Dec 1863, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1893, Toronto Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     2. Donald Gunn Douglas,   b. Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1868, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Julia Douglas,   b. 12 Aug 1867, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1931, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. William Douglas,   b. 11 Nov 1869, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1935  (Age 65 years)
     5. Jeanne Emily Douglas,   b. 5 Nov 1871, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1935, Cedar Springs, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     6. John Alexander Douglas,   b. 3 Dec 1873, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1943  (Age 69 years)
     7. Eliza Ann (Lila) Douglas,   b. 20 Jun 1876, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1949, Cedar Springs, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     8. Donald Eric Douglas,   b. 2 Aug 1878, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1951, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Margaret Mary Douglas,   b. 22 Mar 1881, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1881, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Mary Margaret Douglas,   b. 25 Aug 1883, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949 or 1950, St Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     11. Isabel Douglas,   b. 28 Nov 1885, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1964, Cedar Springs, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F43766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Left Scotland with parents and three brothers in 1851 to join brother John who immigrated to Canada in 1842 settling in Northumberland County, near Warkworth, Ontario.

      The year of William's birth, 1836, was confirmed from records found at the Chatham Library in 2001. This differs from the date of 1838 in "1976 Douglas Family Tree". If the mother's birth date of 1778 is correctly documented in the "1976 Douglas Family Tree" and in Chatham's Commemorative Biograpphical Record, she was 58 years old when she gave birth to William!

      William graduated in law from the University of Toronto in 1861. became a lawyer and moved to Chatham Ontario to become Crown Attorney (King's Council) for Kent County.

      1885 Chatham Directory indicated he lived at 19 Murray Street near William.
      1868 appointed as County Crown Attourney until his death in 1902.
      1886 Douglas & O'Hara law partners
      1885 Douglas, Douglas & Walker, barristers, corner of King & Fifth St.
      1885 appointed as Queen's (Kings?) Council

  • Sources 
    1. [S1226] Ted Hughes.