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Adam Thompson Douglas

Male Abt 1819 - 1870  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name Adam Thompson Douglas 
    Born Abt 1819 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jun 1870  Los Chañaritos del Loco, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Died aged 51
    Person ID I172540  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2016 

    Family Elizabeth Green,   b. 22 Jun 1815,   d. 4 Mar 1857  (Age 41 years) 
    Children 
     1. Christian Davida Douglas,   b. 30 Dec 1843,   d. 4 Aug 1864  (Age 20 years)
     2. Robert Green Douglas,   b. Abt 1851,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Adam Thompson Douglas,   b. Abt 1853,   d. 1871  (Age ~ 18 years)
     4. Margaret Douglas,   b. Abt 1853,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Alice Douglas,   b. Bef 1869,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Dr Thomas Douglas,   b. Abt 1945,   d. Jun 1921, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F72442  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • of Moneylaws, Carham, Northunberland

      Adam Thom(p)son Douglas, of Moneylaws, Carham emigrated together with his sons Thomas Douglas and Robert Green Douglas in 1866 aboard the steamer 'Uruguay', Liverpool to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The same year, and together with Royal Navy lieutenant James Stuart Trotter, A.T.D. bought an almost 20,000 acres piece of land near Fraile Muerto (= Dead Friar) village, Córdoba province. A.T. Douglas took over about half of the land and naming it Chañaritos del Loco, began to raise sheep and later grow wheat and maize. However, wool prices fell and the area was troubled by periodic indian invasions - who took away the cattle -, droughts and locust plagues. In a 1869 census A.T.D. 50 years old, figures living with his son Robert G.(reen) Douglas, 18 years old on the farm; his other sons Thomas Douglas, 24 years old, veterinary surgeon, and Adam (Thompson) Douglas, 16 years old, dependant, figure living in Buenos Aires; the latter one died of yellow fever in 1871; also his daughter Margaret, 18 years old, midwife apprentice (?). In 1869 A.T.D's other daugther Alice Douglas married in Buenos Aires a retired army captain Fowell Buxton Johnstone, farming in Uruguay; they were the parents of Edward Johnstone, later a famous English calligrapher; Margaret Douglas later lived with them. Adam Thompson Douglas senior died in 1870; in the Bell Ville's (new name replacing Fraile Muerto) ) town cemetery for non-catholics (= 'dissidents') there is a stone inscribed "In memoriam Adam Thompson Douglas, estanciero (= rancher), who died at 'Los Chañaritos del Loco', 23 of June 1870, aged 51 years. Farmer of Moneylaws, Carham, Northumberland". The succesors of A.T.D. kept the Chañaritos farm until about 1900.
    • (Research):Possibly a son (or brother) of A.F. Douglas, forming at New Moneylaws c1855

      Monilawes (17thC) is now called Moneylaws,