George Edward Douglas, c1835-

 

George, born in Ireland, was the Master of St Marylebone Workhouse, Northumberland St, St Marylebone, London in 1881.

His wife Ann Elizabeth, bc 1838 in Oxford, was Matron Of The Workhouse.

Their daughter, Annie, bc 1863 was Lady Secretary

Their other children, May Eaton, Lilian, George Edward, and Daisy also lived there.

In 1867, the workhouse played a part in a local disaster. On 15th January 1867, the workhouse Master, George Edward Douglas, was walking with his wife (who was also the Matron) in Regent's Park when ice on the frozen lake gave way and 200 skaters fell into the freezing water. Douglas immediately organized the transport of survivors back to the workhouse for medical attention. Forty recovered bodies were also taken to the workhouse.

See also:
 Skating disaster in Regents Park

 

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