Rev Joseph Douglas

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Reverend Joseph Douglas, who was a Presbyterian minister in Dunaghy from 1760 until 1795, was married to Ann who is also thought to be buried in the graveyard of Dunaghy. Joseph Douglas was also the captain of the Clough Volunteers and it is said that he sometimes wore his volunteer uniform while preaching in the pulpit.

Parish of Clough (It appear Clough and Dunaghy are the same??) - Mr. Joseph Douglass, who was ordained here on the 3rd of June, 1760. Mr. Douglass is said to have been a man of commanding presence ; he was a captain of the Volunteers ; and he sometimes preached in his military dress. His daughter Margaret — who is said to have been extremely beautiful — was married to Richard Bateson, Esq., of Londonderry, grandfather of Sir Robert Bateson, Bart., of Castruse, County of Donegal. Mr. Douglass resigned the charge of the congregation in consequence of age and infirmity on the 1st of November, 1795. Mr. Douglass died on the 18th of November, 1805.

Joseph - was 'a County Derry man' He lived with his brother, who held a farm in the townland of Coole. (I have been unable to locate Coole)

Possible family link to Douglas family of Dervock, which may be linked to the Douglas family of Grace Hall.



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