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1910. William? Douglas.

William Douglas (c1859-1937) of Douglas Brothers

c.1859 Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne the son of John Douglas and his wife Mary Wilson

c.1860 John, an engine smith, and Mary moved their family to Bristol

1871 Living at 5 Redcroft, Bristol: John Douglas (age 38 born Scotland), Engineer and Machine Maker (Master employing 3 men and 3 boys). With his wife Mary Douglas (age 36 born Alnwick) and their six children; Jane Douglas (age 14 born Newcastle); William Douglas (age 12 born Newcastle); John Douglas (age 8 born St. George, Glos); Edwin Douglas (age 6 born Bristol); Arthur Douglas (age 3 born Bristol); and Catherine Douglas (age 9 months born Bristol). Also a boarder Herbert Vinnel (age 16 born Somerset). Engine Fitter.[1]

1881 Master Engineer Employing 5 Men & 2 Boys, lived in Bristol with Eliza Douglas 22, William Wilson Douglas, 12 months, and Sarah A. Davis 17, his sister in law[2]

1891 Boot machinery maker and iron founder, employer, lived in Keynsham, with Eliza Douglas 32, William W Douglas 11 , John Douglas 8, Arthur P Douglas 6, Lily Douglas 4[3]

1901 Mechanical engineer and iron founder, employer at home, lived in Kingswood, next to his brother Edwin, with Lizzie Douglas 42, William W Douglas 21, John Douglas 18, Arthur P Douglas 16, Lily Douglas 14, Ethel M Douglas 13[4]

1911 Living at Woodlands, Court Road, Kingswood: William Douglas (age 52 born Newcastle-upon-Tyne), Engineer and Iron Founder, Maker Of Motor Cycles,- Employer. With his wife Eliza Douglas (age 52 born Northampton) and their son Arthur Percy Douglas (age 27 born Kingswood), Wood Last Manufacturer. Also their daughter-in-law, Esther Elizabeth Douglas (age 24 born Bristol); their niece, Mary Ethel Douglas (age 23 born Melbourne, Australia) and his grand-daughter Lily Wilma Douglas (age 9 born Philadelphia, USA). One servant.[5]

1937 Died in Kingswood[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1881 census
  3. 1891 census
  4. 1901 census
  5. 1911 census
  6. BMD