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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.
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
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
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
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.
1937 Died in Kingswood