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Rev Charles Douglas

Male 1743 - 1833  (90 years)


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  • Name Charles Douglas 
    Prefix Rev 
    Born 1743  Clough, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jun 1833 
    Buried Derrykeighan Church Graveyard, Dervock, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23027  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2016 

    Father Maj James Douglass 
    Family ID F72316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Gamble,   b. 1755,   d. 25 Jan 1818  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Feb 1787 
    Children 
     1. Charles (of Devrock) Douglas, JP,   b. 25 Nov 1791,   d. 30 Jun 1838  (Age 46 years)
     2. William Trail Douglas,   d. 20 Jun 1815
     3. Edmund Alexander Douglas,   d. 20 Mar 1846
     4. Charlotte Douglas,   b. Abt 1787,   d. 26 Nov 1864  (Age ~ 77 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F5197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Prebendary of Connor

      A descendant of Robert Douglas (qv), a Lieut in the army of King William III; was at the battle of the Boyne

      Appointed to Church in 1773 with a stipend of ú75 Irish of which 60l was in money, paid half yearly, and the balance held as the glebe (value 25l)

      He was on the County Antrim Flax Growers Bounty List in 1796

      Irwin Stuart was appointcd in 1773 to the living of (??.\\rdclinis) and was
      succeeded by Charles Douglas, a native of Clough, and great grandson of
      the original Scottish settler who accompanied William III. to Ireland.
      He was prebendary of Connor, 1781-1813, and remained in Derrykeighan (As Devrock was earlier known) until his death. Douglas is buried in the old churchyard, where the epitaph on his tombstone testifies to his fidelity to Derrykeighan. It reads:

      The Rev. Charles Douglas
      Died 30th Jane, 1833, at the advanced age of 90;
      for many years Prebendary of Connor,
      and which he resigned rather than leave the Parish,
      the curacy of which he served for upwards
      of 60 years.
    • (Research):Research determined that Charles received a MA degree from the University of Glasgow in 1764. The University archivest informs ... that the only record they have is "Eldest son of James from the Parish of Clough, Co. Antrim" and they spell his name as Douglass. Hence his Father is James Douglas(s) and he had syblings. The Connor Diocese Succession List confirms this and uses the title of "Major" for his father. The same list indicates that he was married three times, including to a Miss Allen of Lisconnan, Co. Antrim.
      A son, William Traill Douglas, is indicated to be a LT, Royal Marine, died 20 June 1815, which sounds like Waterloo. However, nothing found in UK Military records.