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Sir Adye Douglas, Kt, Mlc[1]

Male 1815 - 1906  (90 years)


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  • Name Adye Douglas 
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix Kt, Mlc 
    Born 31 May 1815  Thorpe-Next-Norwich, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Apr 1906  Holy Trinity Church, Launceston Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Apr 1906  Cornelian Bay, Cementry, Hobart. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Migrated to Van Diemen's Land aboard the "Louisa Campbell", arrived 1839; with brother Henry pastoral licence of Cameron's Run, nr. Romsey, Port Philip district, 1839--40; elected to Legislative Council 1855; Mayor of Launceston 1865--6 qne 1880--2; Premier of Tasmania 1884--6; first Agent General 1886; President of Legislative Council 1894-1904. Founder of Douglas & Collins, solicitors, Launceston, Tasmania. Knight Bachelor 1902, introduced railways into Tasmania, and took a leading part in Australian Federation.
    Person ID I1211  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2015 

    Father Captain Henry Osborne Douglas,   b. 1788,   d. 1821  (Age 33 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Crabtree,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Apr 1811 
    Family ID F760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Charlotte Richards,   b. Abt 1815,   d. 1876  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F45353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Matilda Rolls,   b. Abt 1815,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1858 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Douglas,   b. Bef 1859,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F45352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Ida Richards,   b. 1856,   d. 13 Aug 1934, Residence, Rocklyn, 99 High Street, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 6 Oct 1877  Pine Street Wesleyan Parsonage, Adelaide, Sa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ida Constance Alithea Douglas
     2. Gordon Adye Douglas,   b. 31 Aug 1878,   d. Jul 1957, Hobart, Tasmania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Osborne Henry Douglas,   b. 14 Mar 1880,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Catherine Ida Douglas,   b. 22 Aug 1881,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Adye Sholto Douglas,   b. 6 Feb 1885,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. (Daughter) Douglas,   b. 29 Jan 1891,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Grace Mary Douglas,   b. 24 Jan 1893,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Bruce Claude Douglas,   b. 17 Jun 1897,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Annie Florence Douglas
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A lawyer and politician

      The following is an extract from Wikipedia:
      Douglas had three sons and a daughter in the 1840's. He married Martha Matilda Collins in 1858, but they had no children. In 1873, he married Charlotte Richards, and they had a daughter Eleanor, before she died in 1876. In 1877, he married Charlotte's sister, Ida in Adelaide, and they had four sons, and four daughters.

  • Sources 
    1. [S892] http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040085b.htm.