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Governor John Douglas died 23rd August 1885St and was buried at Paul’s Church Kandy Ceylon Sri Lanka)
The origin of the Sri Lanka volunteer movement can be traced back to 1861. The Volunteer movement grew out of a civilian riffle club and was broad - based for infantry soldering by a proclamation issued by the Lieutenant Governor (Sir John Douglas KCMG) in the Govt Gazette of 01 Apr 1881 authorizing the formation of "The Ceylon Light Infantry Volunteers.


(Baptisms St Paul’s Church Kandy Ceylon Sri Lanka 1841-1844)
William Douglas son of Lieut-Colonel Douglas and Punchy Manika Dandian Ooman

DOUGLAS Burials St Paul’s Church Kandy Ceylon Sri Lanka)1823-1840
Mrs Douglas
Brian Douglas
Janet Douglas



DOUGLAS Burials in Trincomalee Protestant Cemetery Ceylon Sri Lanka)
Douglas B.
Douglas Private D.
Douglas Sergt R.



Colombo Miscellaneous Burials, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
DOUGLAS Capt Charles Antoine


(Colombo Liveramentu Cemetery (War Dead) Ceylon Sri Lanka) WW1 and WW2
DOUGLASS Private ALFRED WILLIAM 6471914



Holy Trinity Church Nuwara Eliya Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Marriage & Keith Robin Douglas-Scott child of Douglas Douglas-Scott & Aimee May SCOTT


Kenneth Mackenzie-Douglas, Lieutenant 58th Regiment, who was born on the 14th of July, 1809, and died unmarried in Ceylon in 1830.


William Douglass (1831-1923) was a lighthouse builder who worked in Ceylon.


David Douglas Wemyss (1760–1839), army officer, went by the name of Douglas until about 1790, when he took the additional name of Wemyss, was in April 1803 appointed to the command of the forces in Ceylon. He returned home in 1806,




Francis Seymour Douglas Hamilton was born on 19 January 1811, the son of Augustus Barrington Price Anne Powell Douglas-Hamilton and Maria Catherine Hyde, in London.
Emma  Catherine Frances Coventry was born about 1811, the daughter of Thomas Darby Coventry and Harriet Wildman Hunter Esten, at Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire.
I have identified the following children.
Alexandrina Emma Ada Caroline Born 26 Jul 1837 Woolwich, Kent
Rosabel Georgiana Maria Born 28 Sep 1838 Brighton, Sussex Married Albert Charles Hadland
Archibald Barrington Seymour Born 3 Nov 1840 Colombo, Ceylon
Constance Born abt 1842 Colombo, Ceylon
Algernon Percy Born 22 Jun 1844 Richmond Married Idonia Charlotte Douglas Hamilton
Rosalie Felicia Born 4 May 1846 Kingston
Evelyn Clara Born abt 1849 Bath, Somerset
Aubrey Reginald Born 21 Apr 1851 Bath, Somerset Married Lucy Fitzgerald
Blanche Annie Born 25 Dec 1853 Bath, Somerset
Mina Kathleen Born 16 Dec 1854 Bath, Somerset


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