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James Douglas

Male 1837 - 1920  (82 years)


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  • Name James Douglas 
    Born 25 Dec 1837  Egham, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Aug 1920  Torquay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3958  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

    Family Emily Ann Harris,   b. Oct 1838, Weybridge, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1911, Torquay, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1862  Weybridge, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ellen Douglas,   b. Sep 1864, Torquay, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1937, Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     2. James Ha Douglas,   b. Jun 1866, Torquay, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1876, Newton Abbot, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)
     3. William Boyce Douglas,   b. Dec 1867, Torquay, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929  (Age ~ 61 years)
     4. George Reginald Douglas,   b. Oct 1869, Torquay, Devon, England. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Charles Herbert A. Douglas,   b. Dec 1870, Torquay, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Fanny Louise Douglas,   b. Sep 1872, Torquay, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ethel Mary Douglas,   b. Jun 1875, Torquay, Devon, England. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F2148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Set up in business in Torquay 1.11.1863 - still in business 50 years later .
      Tobacconists business was first in Fleet Street, then in the Strand
      Owned a second shop on Victoria Parade managed by his son George. He was the first tobacconist in Torquay.
      Sang at eight in Egham choir. Won a place in St George's Chapel Choir at Windsor.
      Sang beneath Queen Victoria's window on her birthdays, and at Queen Adelaide's funeral
      Solo tenor in Holy Trinity and St Peter's in Manchester and Manchester Cathedral. Sang in Sir Charles Halle's concerts.
      Was in St Luke's choir when he went to Torquay. His four sons were also in the choir.
      After ten years transferred to Upton Church. In 1881 transferred to St John's church choir. This continued until at least 1913.
      Also sold fireworks.

      Occupation 1: 1914, 1a The Strand and Victoria Parade, Torquay; Tobacconist
      Occupation 2: 1861, Oswestry, Shropshire; Clerk (Oswestry and Newtown Rail)
      Occupation 3: 1871, Torquay, Devon; Tobacconist
      Occupation 4: 1881, Torquay, Devon; Tobacconist
      Occupation 5: 1890, Douglas, James and Son, tobacconists, 8A Victoria Parade and 1A Strand
      Occupation 6: 1891, Torquay, Devon; Tobacconist
      Occupation 7: 1893, 1a The Strand, Torquay, Devon & 8a Victoria Parade, Torquay, Devon; Tobacconist
      Occupation 8: 1901, Torquay, Devon; Tobacconist