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James Crawford Douglas, John and Hannah Douglas, Jonathan and Mary Ann Douglas, Thomas Douglas,
William Douthat, William Dower, Joseph Dowey, John Down, George Downard,


James Crawford Douglas

James Crawford Douglas (young brother of Jonathan) 6 Dec 1842 - 26 June 1902 selected land at Woodstock West and called it 'View Hill'. He wed 25 Feb 1868 to Mary Michael 6 Dec 1849 - 2 Aug 1921,
12 children 1. James Alexander Douglas 1867
2. Elizabeth Douglas 1870 - 1943
3. Margaret Douglas 26 May 1872 - 20 Jul 1956
4. William Douglas 19 May 1874 - 1938
5. Annie Douglas 1876 - 1949
6. John Douglas 3 Sept 1877 - 28 Nov 1923
7. Thomas Douglas 16 Aug 1881 - 17 Aug 1956
8. Robert Douglas 2 Mar 1883 - 1954
9. Alice Douglas 1879 - 1956
10 Jane Douglas 1886 - 27 Jan 1974
11. Edward Douglas 27 Apr 1888 - 1966
12. Grace Douglas 1890 - 1970
1. James Alexander Douglas 1867 wed 1896 #1127 to Mary Ann Fraser and lived at Tarnagulla
3 children 1. John Douglas 1897 #6934
2. James Wm Douglas 1899 #22612 - 1901 #11844 lived 2 years
3. Isabella Annie Douglas 1901 #14794
3. Margaret Douglas 26 May 1872 - 20 Jul 1956, wed 1893 #6123 to William Brown and lived at Marong
4 children 1. Percival Wm Brown 1895 #5189
2. Elsie Mary Brown 1897 #29573 - 1898 #14210 lived 1 month, died at Tarnagulla
3. Elsie Doris Brown 1899 #20280
4. Francis John Brown 1901 #20664

John and Hannah Douglas

John Douglas wed 1862 at Launceston, Tasmania, Australia to Hannah Peacock
12 Children 1. M Douglas 1863
2. George Herbert Douglas 1864
3. Frank Sylvarius Arth Douglass 1866
4. Catherine Elizth Hrt Douglass 1868
5. John Percival Douglas 1869 Died
6. John Percival Douglas 1870
7. Frederick Albert Douglass 1871
8. Charles Lewis Douglass 1873
9. Thomas Alfred Douglass 1874
10. Alfred Thomas Douglass 1875
11. Alice Maud May Douglass 1877-8
12. Florence Matilda Douglas 1878
2. George Herbert Douglas born 1864 at Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, wed 1891 at Hobart, Tasmania, to Maria Louisa Stevenson, son Herbert James Douglas 1891.

Jonathan and Mary Ann Douglas

John (Jonathan) Douglas 1830 - 5 Apr 1916, first came to Australia on the Ben Nevis arrived at Melbourne on 31 Aug 1857. He travelled to Sandhurst with William Weymes, where he took employment as a farm labourer for two years, then rented land near Newbridge. He returned to Ireland in 1863.
John Douglas and his brother James 1842 came to Victoria on the Great Britain in 1864. They are sons of Elizabeth Crawford and James Douglas of County Downs, Ireland.

John (Jonathan) Douglas wed c1865 to Mary Ann Bremmer 1842 - 24 June 1907, born at Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, arrived in Adelaide during 1851 with her family on the Reliance.
9 children 1. Elizabeth Douglas 1866
2. Elsie Christina Douglas 1867
3. Robert Joseph Douglas 1868
4. Alexander Douglas 1870
5. John Edward Douglas 1872
6. Mary Ann Lilly Jane Douglas 1874 #19674 at Tarnagulla
7. Margaret Rose Douglas 1876
8. William Jonathan Douglas 1877 #25454 at Tarnagulla
9. George Henry Douglas 1879
4. Alexander Douglas 1870 - wed 1915 to Mary Ann Weymes 1877 their fathers were friends and had travelled to Victoria together, then established neighbouring farms.
6. Mary Ann Lilly Jane Douglas 1874 #19674 at Tarnagulla wed 1900 to Leopald Walter Twigg
9. George Henry Allan Douglas 12 Oct 1879 #26200 - 10 Apr 1943 wed 1910 to Jessie Ellen Lyon 20 Jun 1887 - 10 Apr 1968 and lived at Tarnagulla then at Maldon
4 Children 1. Jno Bremner Douglas 1914 #26827
2. Henry Barker Douglas 1916 #16190
3. Beryl Hilda Douglas 1918 #12797
4. Maiden Jessie Douglas 1919 #20757

Thomas Douglas

Thomas Douglas 29 came June 1854 on the Conway as Assisted British Immigrants with Christina Borthwick 30, Janet 5 and Christina 1853 and lived at
Christina Douglas 1822 - 1897 #12471 aged 75, dau of Christina Patterson and Walter Borthwick, died at Echuca.
Is this her husband? Thomas Douglas 1875 #4271 aged 76 son of Ellen laing and James Douglas died at Ballarat East.
6 children 1. Janet Douglas 1849
2. Christina Douglas 1853
3. Frances Jane Douglas 1857 #11007
4. Fanny Douglas 1858 #17820 - 1859 #4203 lived 1 year
5. Unnamed Female Douglas 1860 #20314 lived 8 days
6. William John Douglas 1861 - 1862 #9448 lived 14 months
2. Christina Douglas 1853 - 1937 #16181 aged 84 wed in 1875 #1337 to Joseph Beeson
3. Frances Jane Douglass 1857 #11007 from Southampton, wed 1872 #2362 to George Henry Cail 1854 #4371, and lived at Collingwood
7 children 1. Eliz Clara Cail 1873 #8436
2. Sarah Sophia Sharon Cail 1875 #1520
3. George Henry Cail 1876 #11527
4. Albert Victor Cail 1885 #5116
5. Percival Douglas Cail 1887 #13062 - 1887 #14684 lived 7 months
6. Emma Laura Maria Cail 1889 #5343
7. Gerte Mary Mabel Cail 1891 #5076

William Douthat

William Bohwen Douthat 1817 - 5 Aug 1891 aged 73, born at Lisborn, Portugal, son of John, wed Isabel Maria Fieri (Perez) 1822 - 1906 aged 83. William, Isabel, baby Emanuel and cousin Jedidiah S Douthat arrived at Melbourne 20 Jan 1853 on the Winchester. They obtained a holding on the Waanyarra Creek
Jed Stephens Douthat wed 1863 #3139 to Elizabeth Varty and no children are listed
Elizabeth Douthat wed 1881 #1354 to Frederick Theodore Sonnenberg from Hanover, no children in Victoria
6 children 1. Emanuel William Douthat 1850 born at Vigo, Spain
2. Robert Henry Douthat 1854 - 23 Jun 1908 born in Melbourne
3. Emily Douthat 1856
4. Richard Douthat 1858 #13987
5. Thomas Douthat 1863 #3962
6. Isabella Douthat 1865 #4251
Emanuel William Douthat 1850 - 1903 #513 aged 53, born at Vigo, Spain wed 1881 #3228 to Mary Ann Cogswell 1858 - 1904 #8459 aged 46
4 children 1. William Douthat 1884 wed Mary Ellen Cassidy
2. Bohwen Douthat 1886 - 1969 #6089 aged 82, wed 1913 #2958 to Sarah Ann Thorp
3. Mildred Jane Douthat 1889 - 1979 #12188 aged 89
4. Emanuel James Douthat 1892 - 1952 #22752 aged 62, wed 1920 #313R to Ethel May Heffer
2. Robert Henry Douthat 1854 - 23 Jun 1908 aged 54 born in Melbourne, wed 1890 #2590 Margaret Wilshusen
Margaret Douthat wed George William Yelland from England, and Chas Richd Yelland was registered 1910 #23447 at Tarnagulla. When George Alexander was registered 1911 #32510, Margaret used Wilshusen as surname
7 children 1. Isabella Jane Douthat 1891 #4631 lived 7 weeks
2. Robert Henry Douthat 17 Aug 1895 #33177 - 1923 #9585 aged 28
3. Leslie Victor Douthat 14 Nov 1898 - 1962 #1648 aged 62
4. Elsie Vera Douthat 7 Nov 1900 #30153
5. Alver Ernest Douthat 23 Jun 1904 #21757
6. Harry Edward Douthat 1907 #8119
7. James William George Douthat 1908 #16844

William Dower

William Dower from Cornwall wed 1867 #1477 to Harriet Ann Toy from Adelaide, SA, and lived at Maldon then Sandhurst
12 children 1. William Edward Dower 1868 #10209
2. Joseph Henry Dower 1869 #24744
3. John Dower 1869 #24745
4. Frederick Rogers Dower 1871 #22906
5. Walter Thomas Dower 1873 #19879
6. Grace Rogers Dower 1875 #25594
7. Arthur Herbert Maldon Dower 1878 #18893 - 1891 #5022 aged 13 years
8. Henry Dower 1880 #11518 lived 7 days
9. Florence Lavinia Dower 1881 #19241
10. Ethel Olive Dower 1883 #26142
11. Edith Adeline Mary Dower 1885 #21209 wed John Campbell
12. Ruby Myrtle Dower 1888 #33181
13. Esmerelda Miriam Dower 1891 #9298
1. Wm Edw Dower 1868 #10209 wed 1891 #640 to Caroline Beatrice Berryman 1869 #3304 - 1937 #10171 aged 69
3 children 1. Irene Estelle Dower 1892 #1213
2. Ida Winifred Dower 1894 #30808
3. Eric Royston Dower 1896 #29177
2. Joseph Henry Dower 1869 #24744 wed 1890 #7586 to Cath Louise Jenkins 1872 #17347 - 1896 #14022 aged 24, dau of Cath Tippit Jeffrey 1924 #10576 aged 76, dau of Grace Tippit and Edward Jeffrey, wed 1864 #2384 to James Jenkins both from Cornwall, and lived at Bendigo
2 children 1. Vida Gladys Dower 1891 #19844
2. Arthur Ernest Dower 1893 #28949
4. Frederick Rogers Dower 1871 #22906 wed 1894 #1303 to Georgina Pryce and lived at Long Gully
2 children 1. Vera Helen Dower 1894 #13438
2. Arthur Reynolds Dower 1897 #13438
6. Grace Rogers Dower 1875 #25594 wed 1895 #3205 to John Coats
4 children 1. Lancelot Coats 1896 #21290
2. John Clyde Coats 1898 #4537
3. Horace William Coats 1900 #4507
4. Robert Russell Coats 1901 #12463

Joseph Dowey

Joseph Dowey came c1861 with Elizabeth Fletcher and lived at Woodend then at Romsey
Is he Joseph Dowey 1898 #7894 aged 63 son of Sarah Tate and Henry Dowey died at Heidelberg Hospital
Sarah Dowey 1798 - 1896 #7619 aged 98, dau of Joseph Tate, Henry Dowey 1811 - 1883 #12408 aged 72, son of Henry Dowey. Both died at Romsey,
8 Children 1. Samuel Dowey born in Scotland
2. William Henry Dowey 1862 #18294
3. Ernest Joseph Dowey 1865 #12421
4. Violetta Elizabeth Dowey 1867 #11935 - - 1927 #15643 aged 60
5. Catherine Sarah Dowey 1868 #17284
6. Edward Dowey 1869 #24584
7. Arthur Dowey 1872 #11546 - 1882 #3191 lived 10 years
8. Annie Maria Dowey 1874 #25319
1. Samuel Dowey born in Scotland wed 1883 #2820 to Elizabeth Brolly 1860 - 1901 #3089 aged 40, lived at Heidelberg then Moyhu, Whitefield
9 Children 1. Saml Dowey 1884 - 1885 #7165 lived 1 year
2. Mary Jackson Dowey 1885 #26064 - 1892 #2297 lived 6 years
3. Agnes Maxwell Dowey 1887 #20405
4. Jno Johnston Dowey 1889 #4292
5. Frances Brolly Dowey 1890 #23950
6. Geo Black Dowey 1892 #33415
7. Saml Welshe Dowey 1894 #31646
8. Jos Oswald Dowey 1897 #7347 - 1898 #13368 lived 1 year
9. David Wm Dowey 1900 #5259 - 1900 #15080 lived 1 month
3. Ernt Jos Dowey 1865 #12421 wed 1897 #4152 to Lillia Flor Stuckey (Florence Lilly Stuckey 1870 #11198 born at Rosedale)
4. Violetta Elizabeth Dowey 1867 #11935 wed 1894 #343 to Walter Lascelles and lived at Carlton then at Snapper Point, 7 Children
5. Catherine Sarah Dowey 1868 #17284 wed c1890 to Thomas Taylor and lived at Neerim
3 Children 1. Violetta Elizth Taylor 1891 #15510
2. Mary Ann Taylor 1893 #15448
3. Thos Edw Taylor 1896 #5688
8. Anna Maria Dowey 1874 wed 1898 to John Savin

John Down

There is a Mary Ann Crute baptised 05 MAR 1837 Ashburton, Devon, England daughter of Elizabeth and William Crute, also Mary Jane Crute 12 Jan 1834, same place and parents
Marriages Sep 1863 - John Down and Mary Ann Crute in Shoreditch Vol 1c page 573. The district Shoreditch spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Middlesex
John Down came c1866 with Mary Ann Crute 1837 - 1884 #10031 aged 47, daughter of Mary Passmore and William Crute, and lived at Stanley, Eldorado and Myrtleford

John Down born in England wed 1888 #3229 to Hannah Margaret Smith
7 children 1. George Thomas Down 1867 #4943
2. William Down 1868 #19817
3. Mary Elizabeth Down 1870 #22899
4. Henry James Down 1873 #2218
5. Emma Jane Down 1875 #8763
6. Thomas Samuel Down 1878 #2337
7. Edward Charles Down 1882 #17932
3. Mary Elizabeth Down 1870 #22899 wed 1887 #6676 to Francis Hy Hardisty 1866 - 1902 #8292 aged 36 born in Adelaide died at Beechworth, lived at Myrtleford, 6 children

George Downard

George Downard 23 came Oct 1849 on the Tasman as Assisted British Immigrants with Sarah Jones 23, 1826 - 1861 #1752 aged 34 dau of Susan and Thomas Jones lived at Geelong
3 children 1. Frances Tasmania Downard 1849 - 1854 #3341 born at Sea, lived 4 years
2. Emily Jane Downard 1857 #2483
3. James Downard 1861 #2772 - 1861 #1852 lived 6 weeks
Emily Jane Downard 1857 #2483 wed 1877 #2897 to James William Madder 1858 #12127 no chn listed
William John Downard 1858 #5868 born at Richmond, son of Mary Ann Stanton and Henry Robert Downard and then vanish
Thomas Downard 1859 #2029 to Ann Martin, dau Jane born 1861 #8939 born at Ararat
Annie Downard from London, wed 1873 #999 to Francis Sheppard from Wiltshire, no known chn
Henry Edward Charles Downard born in London, wed 1875 #233 to Ellen Theresa Greenwood born in Melbourne, possibly Ellen Greenwood 1856 #4333 dau of Eliza Travers and Edward Greenwood. Settled at Sandridge, then Port Melbourne
3 children 1. Edward Downard 1879 #25731
2. Alice Downard 1881 #26107
3. Rose Eliza Downard 1883 #26374
4. Ellen Theresa Downard 1886 - 1887 #3585 lived 1 year
5. Geo Downard 1892 #35555
William John Downard born at Sea, wed 1875 #230 to Anna Maria Curwood 1856 #7906, who came from New Zealand to Melbourne c1853. Settled at Sandridge, then Port Melbourne
6 children 1. Martha Amelia Downard 1877 #24966
2. Frances Marion Downard 1879 #19281, wed 1901 #1604 to Charles Edward Besler
3. Annie Louisa Downard 1882 - 1885 #6426 lived 3 years
4. Ebenezer William Downard 1884 #5452 - 1884 #10149 lived 6 months
5. William Edgar Downard 1885 #5113
6. Vict Centennial Downard 1888 #32345
3. Annie Elizth Downard wed 1895 #4430 to Arthur Doherty, son Chris Bernard Doherty 1896 #5983


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