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George Boyce Douglas

Male 1841 - 1905  (63 years)


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  • Name George Boyce Douglas 
    Born 20 Oct 1841  Egham, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jan 1905  Lunatic Asylum, Prestwich, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • from 1. Senile Melancholia 2.Chronic Heart Disease 3. Chronic Renal Disease
    Person ID I3928  My Genealogy

    Father James Douglas,   b. 9 Feb 1806, Chertsey, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1879, Egham, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Martha Anne Boyce,   b. 4 May 1813, Egham, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1880, Windsor, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1833  St Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father James Douglas,   b. Bef 1841,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Margaret Anne Boyce,   b. Bef 1841,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F2133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Louisa Dolby,   b. Abt 1841,   d. 1 Jan 1908, Bolton, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1867  Bolton, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Louisa Douglas,   b. Apr 1869, Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1869, Bolton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Beatrice Elizabeth Douglas,   b. 6 Apr 1870, Little Lever, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Clara Jane Douglas,   b. 26 Sep 1871, Little Lever, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Louise Douglas,   b. 26 Apr 1873, Little Lever, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Archibald Dolby Douglas,   b. 8 May 1875, Little Lever, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1894, Preston, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     6. Florence Barton Douglas,   b. Jun 1877, Little Lever, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. George Frederick Stewart Douglas,   b. Sep 1879, Little Lever, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Frank Montague Douglas,   b. Apr 1881, Little Lever, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1887, Lever, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 6 years)
     9. Martha Ann Douglas,   b. Abt 1883, Little Lever, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F2135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Bolton Evening News, September 2, 1873 reported: -
      At 7 o'clock this morning, a serious explosion of gas took place at the Bradley Fold Colliery, belonging to Mr Thomas Fletcher, Little Lever, resulting in severe injuries to two colliers named Samuel Pilling, married, living in Lever-street, and Thomas Martin, married, High-street. Pilling was burned on the face and arms, and Martin (whose case is the more serious) on the chest, arms and back. The latter's sufferings are the more intense from the fact of him having allowed some of the sulphureous gas to get into his throat. The scene of the accident was free from gas half an hour previous to the explosion. Dr G.B. Douglas was in prompt attendance upon the sufferers.
      Research reveals that George was not, in fact, a doctor. Neither the BMA and Royal College of Surgeons record in their registers.
      However, on 3rd June 1868, a notice in the London Gazette reports his bankruptcy asbeing of Bolton 'Veterinary Surgeon' , but also referred to as Medical Practitioner, formerly Surgeon's Assistant of Bolton, and formerly of Workington. A Second bankruptcy was published in the same source 51 Church Street, Little Lever, Lancs and 23 Nelson Square, Bolton-le-Moors, Doctor of Medicine.
      Another entry in The Times on 26.8.1874, reported a case involving a legal action involving an action against a doctor, who improperly set a cast on a girl's broken arm, which led to gangrene, and amputation of the arm. George gave evidence, specifically not being described as a doctor, but a bonesetter. It would appear that he was subsequently convicted under the Medical Act of impersonating or practising as a doctor.
      He married France Louisa Dolby, daughter of Samuel Dolby and Sarah Ann Dix on 19 Jan 1867 in Bolton, England. They had 9 children. He died on 25 Jan 1905 at the Lunatic Asylum, Prestwich, England, from 1. Senile Melancholia 2.Chronic Heart Disease 3. Chronic Renal Disease. Frances died on 1 Jan 1908 in Bury, England.