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Family and Decendants
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William Alexander DOUGLAS and Mary VINCENT


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Second Generation

Mary VINCENT

William Alexander DOUGLAS  ( Robert )
William was probably born on Saturday 23rd January 1847 in Adelaide, South Australia.
William was the 4th of  10 children , 6 boys and 4 girls for  Elizabeth ROBERTSON and Robert DOUGLAS.

Robert was a sailmaker aged about 43 years, Elizabeth was aged about 27 years and the family was living in Pirie Street, Adelaide.
Note - William's birth date comes from "BISA". The entry indicates he was born in England, but
his marriage record, his mother's death and burial records 'locate' him into this family. ~s71 v1 p423***

William's siblings were  Robert George (b1840),  Isabella Jane (b1842),  Catherine (b1844),
 Hugh (b1849),  Colin (b1851),  Elizabeth (b1854),  Jane Chalmes (b1856),  John Ingram (b1859) and  Shelto (b1863).

 

Mary VINCENT
Mary was born in about 1854 in England.
Mary was 5th of 7 children, 3 boys and 4 girls for  Harriett ENG and John VINCENT.

Mary's siblings were  Caroline FULLER, RONEY (1847-1927),  Martha (1849-1867),
 Charles (1851-1882),  Jane (1853-),  Harry (1857-1930),  Frederick (1864-1934) ~s71 v4 p1649

Mary was aged about 12 years, when she emigrated to South Australia ,
with her parents and 6 siblings in 1866 on the Prince of Wales.

 

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William Alexander DOUGLAS married Mary VINCENT
on Sunday 13th September 1874
in Adelaide, South Australia.

William was aged 27 years and Mary was aged 20 years.  They were married in Mary's parents house. ~s02

William and Mary had the following children :

1 M Alexander DOUGLAS  was born on 25th July 1875 in Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
2 F Harriet May DOUGLAS  was born on 27th July 1877 in Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
3 M Collin DOUGLAS  was born on 29th August 1879 in Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
4 F Gertrude Mary DOUGLAS  was born on 7th March 1882 in Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
5 M William DOUGLAS  was born on 2nd September 1884 in Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
6 F Daisy May Victoria DOUGLAS  was born on 10th July 1887 in Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
7 M Herbert Vincent DOUGLAS  was born on 8th July 1891 in Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02

William worked as a labourer.  later, he joined the South Australian Police.
Wiliam was a policeman for 3 years and 7 months, from 2 Feb 1876 until 5 Sep 1879.

William Alexander DOUGLAS  died on Sunday, 17th July 1898 in Fullarton, Adelaide, South Australia.
William was buried on Monday, 18th July 1898 in West Terrace Cemetery.  William was aged 51 years.
His grave is in Road 1 South, row A1 east, grave 7.  William is buried with his mother, daughter and grandson.

Mary DOUGLAS nee VINCENT  died on Tuesday, 19th September 1922 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Mary was buried on Thursday, 21st September 1922 in West Terrace Cemetery.  Mary was aged 68 years.
Her grave is in Road 1 South, row A1 east, grave 8.  Mary is buried with her son and his wife.

The grave of  William and Mary DOUGLAS is a double family plot with a single memorial.
Grave 7 contains William DOUGLAS, his mother Elizabeth DOUGLAS (d 1903, 83 yrs),
            their grandson Gordon Collin DOUGLAS (d 1905, 5 hrs) and their daughter, Gertrude Mary DENHAM (d 1906, 24 yrs)
Grave 8 contains Mary DOUGLAS, their grandson Gordon Colin BROWN (d 1907, 12mths), and
            their son Collin DOUGLAS (d 1944, 65 yrs) with his wife Ethel Maud DOUGLAS (d 1954, 72 yrs)

 

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Third Generation

Alexander DOUGLAS  ( William Alexander , Robert )
Alexander was born on 25th July 1875 in Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia.
Alexander married   Emily Matilda MORITZ on 12th March 1895 in the Trinity Church, Adelaide, South Australia.
Emily was born on 28 July 1875 in Adelaide, South Australia,  Emily's parents were  Ellen TUCK and James MORITZ.
Alexander and Emily had the following children :

1 M Frank Laurence DOUGLAS  was born on 20th September 1895 in Adelaide, South Australia.
2 M Alexander Alfred DOUGLAS  was born on 29th December 1903 in Adelaide, South Australia.

Emily Matilda DOUGLAS nee MORITZ  died on 6th October 1924 in Mile End, Adelaide, South Australia.
Emily was buried on 8 Oct 1924 in West Terrace Cemetery.  Emily was 48 years of age.
Emily's grave is a double family plot, in Flinders, Row 10, East.  Her husband and 2 sons are buried with her. ~s21

Alexander married   Annie Maria BARRETT on 7th March 1927 in Torrensville, Adelaide, South Australia.
Alexander was aged 51 years and Annie was divorced and aged 52 years.
Annie was born about 1875 and her father was  Daniel Hall.

Alexander DOUGLAS  died on 8th March 1931 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Alexander was buried on 9th March 1931 in West Terrace Cemetery.  Alexander was aged 55 years.
Alexander's grave is in Flinders, row 10, East.  Alexander is buried with his first wife and their 2 sons.

 

Harriet May DOUGLAS  ( William Alexander , Robert )
Harriet was born on 27th July 1877 in Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia.

Harriet May DOUGLAS  died on 27th October 1878 in Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
Harriet was buried in West Terrace Cemetery.  Harriet was aged just 15 months.
Harriet's grave is in Road 3, row 20 west, grave 34. ~s21
Harriet is buried with her grandmother,  Harriet VINCENT (bur 4 Dec 1888 - aged 65yrs ).

 

Collin DOUGLAS  ( William Alexander , Robert )
Collin was born on 29th August 1879 in Norwood, South Australia.
Collin married  Ethel Maud LANGMAN on 22nd June 1902 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Ethel was born on 3rd June 1881 in Bowden, Adelaide, South Australia.
Ethel's parents were  Christina COSH and Charles Thomas LANGMAN.
Collin and Ethel had the following children :

1 M Collin Gordon DOUGLAS  was born on 1st January 1905 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Collin died on 1st January 1905 in Adelaide.
Collin was buried in West Terrace Cemetery.  Collin was aged 5 hours.

Collin DOUGLAS  died on 21st October 1944 in Henley Beach, Adelaide, South Australia.
Collin was buried on 23rd October 1944 in West Terrace Cemetery.  Collin was aged 65 years.
Ethel Maud DOUGLAS nee LANGMAN  died on 11th April 1954 in Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia.
Ethel was buried on 13th April 1954 in West Terrace Cemetery.  Ethel was aged 72 years.
Their grave is Road 1 South, Row A1, East, Grave 8.  They are buried with Collin's mother and nephew.

 

Gertrude Mary DOUGLAS  ( William Alexander , Robert )
Gertrude was born on 7th March 1882 in Kent Town, South Australia.
Gertrude married  John Lee DENHAM on 10th January 1900 in Adelaide.
John was born about 1881.  John was son of  John DENHAM.

Gertrude and John had the following children :

1 F Hilda DENHAM  was born on 13th April in Adelaide, South Australia.

Gertrude Mary DENHAM nee DOUGLAS  died on 3rd May 1906 in Adelaide.
Gertrude was buried on 4 May 1906 in West Terrace Cemetery.  Gertrude was aged 24 years.
Gertrude's grave is in Road 1 South, Row A1, East, Grave 7.  Gertrude is buried with her father, grandmother and nephew.

 

William DOUGLAS  ( William Alexander , Robert )
William was born on 2nd September 1884 in Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia.
William married  Florence Mary MAY on 9th July 1906 in Adelaide.
Florence was born on 12th November 1886 in Glenelg, Adelaide.
Florence parents were  Mary Louise GLADIGAU and George MAY.
William and Florence had the following children :

1 F Gertrude Dorothy DOUGLAS  was born 20th March 1907 in Adelaide, South Australia.
2 M Arthur Herbert DOUGLAS  was born on 14th August 1910 in Adelaide, South Australia.
3 M William Alexander DOUGLAS  was born on 22nd April 1912 in Adelaide, South Australia.
4 F Ethel Maud DOUGLAS  was born on 20th March 1916 in Adelaide, South Australia.

Florence Mary DOUGLAS nee MAY  died on 2nd July 1930 in hospital, in Adelaide.
Florence was aged 42 years.
William DOUGLAS  died on 15th January 1931 in Henley Beach, Adelaide.
William was aged 46 years.
William and Florence are buried together in West Terrace Cemetery, with Florence's parents.

 

Daisy May Victoria DOUGLAS  ( William Alexander , Robert )
Daisy was born on 10th July 1887 in Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia.
Daisy married  Coulthard Fleming BROWN on 20th June 1906 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Coulthard was born on 19th February 1884 in Unley, Adelaide.  Coulthard's parents were  Emily TUCK and John BROWN.
Daisy and Coulthard had the following children :

1 M Gordon Colin BROWN  was born on 22nd October 1906 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Gordon died on 27th October 1907 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Gordon was buried on 29th October 1907 in West Terrace Cemetery.  Gordon was aged 1 year.

Coulthard Fleming BROWN  died on 7th December 1917 in Hospital in Keswick, Adelaide, South Australia.
Coulthard was aged 33 years.

Daisy married  William TURNER on 30th June 1919 in Adelaide, South Australia.
William was born about 1885.

William TURNER  died on 5th August 1920 in Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia.
William was aged 35 years.

 

Herbert Vincent DOUGLAS  ( William Alexander , Robert )
Herbert was born on 8th July 1891 in Kent Town, South Australia.

Herbert Vincent DOUGLAS  died on 20th June 1958 in hospital in Linden Park, Norwood, South Australia.
Herbert was buried West Terrace Cemetery in Adelaide.  Herbert was aged 66 years.
Herbert's grave is in the military section in Kendrew Oval, row 5A, grave 12.

 

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Fourth Generation

Frank Laurence DOUGLAS  ( Alexander , William Alexander , Robert )
Frank was born on 20th September 1895 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Frank married   Eileen Alvina Rosabelle WHITE on 16th September 1925 in the Church of Christ, Adelaide, South Australia.
Eileen was born on 23rd April 1901 in Rosaville, South Australia.
Eileen parents were  Lillian Mary GREENHILL and Irvine Victor Wedd WHITE.

Frank and Eileen had the following children :

1 M Leslie Victor Alexander DOUGLAS  was born on 5th December 1921 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Leslie died about 1957.
Leslie is buried in Centennial Park Cemetery.  Leslie was aged 30 years.

Frank Laurence DOUGLAS  died on 27th December 1970 in hospital in Adelaide, South Australia.
Frank was buried on 30th December 1970 in West Terrace Cemetery.  Frank was aged 75 years.
Frank's grave is in Flinders, Row 10, East.  Frank is buried with his parents and brother.

 

Alexander Alfred DOUGLAS  ( Alexander , William Alexander , Robert )
Alexander was born on 29th December 1903 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Alfred married   Winifred May BONFIELD on 26th March 1925 in Kensington Gardens, Adelaide, South Australia.
Winifred was the daughter of  John Henry BONFIELD.
Alfred and Winifred divorced, after a brief marriage.

Alexander married   Julia Edith May PECKHAM on 10th December 1927 in the Church of Christ, Forestville, South Australia.
Julia was the daughter of  Charles PECKHAM.
Alexander and Julia had the following children :

1 M Ray DOUGLAS
2 F Verna DOUGLAS

Alexander Alfred DOUGLAS  died on 22nd September 1955 in hospital in Adelaide, South Australia.
Alexander was buried on 23rd September 1955 in West Terrace Cemetery.  Alexander was aged 51 years.
Alexander's grave is in Flinders, row 10, East, grave 2.  Alexander is buried with his parents and brother. ~s03

 

Hilda DENHAM  ( Gertrude Mary DENHAM , William Alexander , Robert )
Hilda was born on 13th April in Adelaide, South Australia.
Hilda DENHAM married   Charles Waverley MALLEN on 26th April 1920 in St Peters Church, Glenelg, South Australia.
Charles was born about 1898.  Charles was the son of  Walter MALLEN.

 

Gertrude Dorothy DOUGLAS  ( William , William Alexander , Robert )
Gertrude was born on 20th March 1907 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Gertrude married   Claude Dudley Bruce HILTON on 7th September 1935 in St Peters Church, Glenelg, South Australia.
Claude was son of  James HILTON.

 

William Alexander DOUGLAS  ( William , William Alexander , Robert )
William was born on 22nd April 1912 in Adelaide, South Australia.
William married   Bernice Jean TREBILCOCK on 6th July 1935 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Bernice was the daughter of  Arthur TREBILCOCK.

William and Bernice had the following children :

1 M Judith Ann DOUGLAS  was born about December 1936 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Judith died 26th December 1937 in Woodville Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia.  Judith was aged about 1 year.

 

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