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Major Charles Douglas, drowned on the Seahorse in January 1816
Charles Douiglas, Lord Aberdour, drowned while at sea prior to his father's death on August 25th, 1686

Colin Douglas, one of the owners of the ‘Glenbervie’ drowned off quayhead at Demerara in February 1827 (Greenock Advertiser 10.4.1827)
David Douglas, 2nd engineer, SS Cortes, youngest son of the late James Douglas, carpenter, drowned at sea on 16th December 1874 (Greenock Telegraph 14.1.1875)
Donald Douglas, seaman, 1 Ardgowan Street, Greenock drowned at Quebec, Canada in June 1882 age 22 (Greenock Telegraph 24.7.1882)
Donald Douglas, AB, 10 Terrace Road, Greenock, lost when tug ‘Belmore’ capsized off Ras Gharib on 18th June 1908 age 28 (Greenock Telegraph 24.6.1908)
Dougald Douglas, grandson of Mrs John Laird, 81 Holmscroft Street, drowned at Brantford, Ontario in June 1884 age 23 (Greenock Telegraph 8.7.1884)
Hubert L. Douglas drowned 18 Jun 1925 in Warren Co., Kentucky
Commander Hugh Donald Cameron Douglas drowned 26 November 1843 after falling off the Barbican Quay at Plymouth
John Douglas, grocer and shoemaker, his daughter 17, his son 14, Stanners Street, were drowned when Beath’s dam collapsed on 21st November 1835. (Greenock Advertiser 23.11.1835)
John Douglas, of Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, and Samuel Douglas, of Cavers, Teviotdale, recorded as 'Covenanter martyrs', were drowned near Orkney in a shipwrecked slave ship, 1679,
John Douglas drowned in the River Thames in Auckland, NZ 28 Sep 1868.
"Johnny" Douglas was a cricketer who was captain of the England team and an Olympic boxer. drowned when the Oberon, on which he and his father were travelling, was wrecked seven miles south of the Laeso Trindel Lightship, Denmark.
Sir Joseph Douglas of Pumpherston was drowned along with 130 others when the frigate Gloucester sank off Yarmouth, 6 May 1682: The Duke of York, later James VII, was on the same ship, but was rescued
Joseph Douglas, Stoker, RNR, S 6263, Vivid, 7 August 1916, drowned
Neil Douiglas, only son of Walter Douglas, 3 Mount Pleasant Street, Greenock, drowned from ship Port Elgin on 21st September 1900 age 19. (Greenock Telegraph 20.12.1900)
Phillip Douglass was accidentally drowned in endeavouring to swim across the South Arm, on Tuesday 11th March 1873. Deceased was about 39 years of age, unmarried, and a native of the Hawkesbury, having been on the Clarence about four years... New South Wales - NLA Trove.
Sylvester Douglas was drowned while bathing at Ardrossan, 2nd September, 1846
T Douglas drowned in the creek at Temuka, Geraldine, NZ. NZ House of Reps Journals I Oct 1883
W Douglas drowned at Manawatu, NZ 1 July 1881
Mr. William Douglas took passage on the ill-fated packet Pennsylvania which was wrecked in the Mersey, January 8, 1839, and he was drowned.
William Douglas, an early American immigrant , born in Dunfermline. Merchant in New York. Drowned January 8, 1839
William Scott Douglas, an editor, was found, drowned, off the East Pier at Leith on 23 June 1883
William Tregarthen Douglass drowned on 10th August 1913, while out with his son, Edward, in a sailing-boat which capsized when off Start Point, near Dartmouth, and sank.

Two sons of Douglas of Barloch having been drowned, crossing a river at one time, the father was induced by Janet Douglas (reknowned for identifying witches) to believe that the calamity was the effect of witchcraft.



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