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Rev Charles Douglas is the first I have recorded as being in Devrock.  Eldest son of Major James Douglas from the Parish of Clough, Co. Antrim, he died there in 1833.

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.

 

His son, Charles (1791-1838) was a Justice of the Peace (JP). He married Frances Higginson Bayley, and they had nine children.

 

Richard Magennis Douglas (1832-1910), second son, is recorded in is listed as landowner at Devrock 1873-1875

 

There may be a link (common ancestor? Robert, b1665?) with the Douglas of Grace Hall family

 

William Archer Sholto Douglas 1886-1951; b. Dervock, Co. Antrim; British Army, 1900-07; emig. USA in 1908, fought as captain of US Tank Corps in WWI; a novel, Long John Murray (London: Faber 1936), novel dealing with Belfast in the 1886 riots, against historical backdrop of ancient colonial memories of Jacobite plantations; the old landlordism and the Orange Order are ridiculed; other non-fiction works including on railways.   Fought in WWI, was a war correspondent during WWII and other wars, and worked for newspapers in Chicago   Possibly son of Richard Magennis Douglas.  His grandson is William Yates.

 

DOUGLAS, Grace was born ABT 1826 in D?, Co Antrim and she was in the 1911 census for Dervock Town, Dervock, County Antrim, Ireland
DOUGLAS, Grace was born ABT 1826 in Dervock, Co Antrim, was in the 1901 census for Eccles Street, Inns Quay, County Dublin, Ireland

 

See also:
Tithe Applotments in Ireland in the 1820s and 1830s

 Rev Joseph Douglas, minister at Dunaghy from 1760 until 1795 who may be related to Maj James Douglas




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