William Douglas, Blacksmith

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William Douglas is mentioned in an 1835 investigation to which his brother, Hugh, was a witness. William is described as 'lives in Scotland close to Kilmarnock, who is also a blacksmith'.

This may be the same person whose grandson, William, founded the Douglas Firework Company.

Research notes:

These are the sons and daughters of William DOUGLAS, blacksmith, (deceased in 1865) and his wife, Janet ANDREW (she is the one mentioned in the 1866 codicil). These people appear in the will of their son Hughs wife, Mary ANDREW (daughter of Janet WALLACE).
Mary ANDREW & Hugh DOUGLAS were innkeepers in Dreghorn circa 1865.

The Douglases are listed as written and referenced as brother of my
late husband, sister of etc.
children of James Douglas, residing in Perth
children of William Douglas residing in Liverpool
children of Alexander Douglas, Corsehill Tilework by Kilmarnock
children of Mungo Douglas residing in Dreghorn (children Mary & Hugh
got individual bequests)
children of John Douglas, brickmaker, Stevenston
Robert Douglas, Engineer, Kilmarnock
children of Janet Douglas, wife of James Reilly in Troon
children of Helen Douglas, wife of William Miller, Dreghorn
children of Mary Douglas, wife of Alexander Frew near Galston




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