Roddam Hulke Douglas

 

Roddam Hulke DouglasBorn: 19th Jul 1817 at Fareham, Hampshire, England
Died: 2nd Jul 1902 at Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Educated at the English College, Caen, France, migrated to Van Diemen's Land, aboard the barque "Persian", arrived 1832, pioneer in Dunorlan district, near Deloraine, later agriculture, grain-buying, carrying and coaching in Westbury district.

Mr. RODDAM HULKE DOUGLAS, Justice of the Peace, Launceston, was born at Fareham, near Portsmouth, in the year 1817, and is the second son of the late Admiral Peter John Douglas, and grandson of Admiral Billy Douglas, and was educated in France. 

He arrived in Tasmania in 1832, and gained colonial experience under his uncle, the late Captain Moriarty, who owned a large estate at Dunorlan. Mr. Douglas was for a great number of years prominently connected with the Westbury district, both in a business and public way; was a member of the Westbury Council for a very long time; and also held the position of warden. On the occasion of his departure from the district for a trip to Europe in the fifties, he was the recipient of a very valuable piece of plate. He was a resident for fourteen years in the Evandale district, where he held numerous public positions. For over forty years Mr. Douglas has been a staunch supporter of the Wesleyan Church. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Father: Peter John DOUGLAS
Mother: Lydia MORIARTY

Married: Mary Selina LANGSLOW , 3rd Dec 1839 at Hatton, Middlesex, England 

Children of Roddam and Mary DOUGLAS:
  • 1 : Lydia DOUGLAS (b. 18th Nov 1840)
  • 2 : Ellen Moriarty DOUGLAS (b. 17th Oct 1842)
  • 3 : Peter John DOUGLAS (b. 16th May 1844)
  • 4 : Richard Stanford DOUGLAS (b. 30th Mar 1846)
  • 5 : William DOUGLAS (b. 6th Jun 1848)
  • 6 : Kate Gertrude DOUGLAS (b. 29th Apr 1849)
  • 7 : Mary Gertrude DOUGLAS (b. 1st Apr 1850)
  • 8 : Agnes Mary DOUGLAS (b. 15th Jul 1852)
  • 9 : Roddam DOUGLAS (b. 3rd May 1854)
  • 10 : Grace Florence DOUGLAS (b. 3rd Sep 1856)
  • 11 : Anna Selina Gordon (Lina) DOUGLAS (b. 11th Jun 1858)
  • 12 : Percy James MacDonald DOUGLAS (b. 9th May 1860)
  • 13 : Onslow Gordon DOUGLAS (b. 4th Aug 1861)
  • 14 : Archibald DOUGLAS (b. 7th Feb 1864)

 

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