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Rev Hon Charles Douglas, of Earl's Gift, co. Tyrone (Born 10 Mar 1791 Died Before Jun 1867 ) was the Rector at Donagheady, Ireland.


Rev Charles was the son of Hon John Douglas (b. 1 Jul 1756; d. 1 May 1818), mar. 4 Oct 1784 Lady Frances Lascelles (d. 31 Mar 1817). Hon John was the son of James [Douglas], 14th Earl of Morton.


Rev Hon Charles Douglas, of Earl's Gift, co. Tyrone, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1835, Rector of Donagheady (b. 10 Mar 1791; d. 28 Jan 1857), mar. (1) 2 Mar 1816 Lady Isabella Gore (d. 30 Nov 1838), 1st dau. of Arthur Saunders [Gore], 2nd Earl of Arran, by his third wife Elizabeth Underwood, dau. of Richard Underwood, and (2) 28 Dec 1852 Agnes Julie Rich (mar. (2) Oct 1862 Lt Col Wills Croft Gason, of Kilteelagh, co. Tipperary; d. 4 Nov 1916), 4th dau. of Capt John S Rich, of Woodlands, co. limerick, and had issue by his first wife including William Grant Douglas.

Anne Jane, eldest dau. of Rev. and Hon. Charles Douglas, of Earl's Court, co. Tyrone (Mother not identified) ; she died s.p. 10 Jan., 1868 (see Foster's Peerage, E. Morton). She married 3 Jan., 1843, Surtees, Frederick Richard, arbitrator to commission for slave trade suppression Cape of Good Hope 1842-62, educated at Westminster (king's scholar), a student of the Inner Temple 10 Nov., 1835 (then aged 20), called to the bar 25 Jan., 1839 (2nd son of William Villiers Surtees, of Rotherfield, Sussex, and of the Inner Temple, bar.-at-law, dec.) ; orn , 1815;


29 Sep 1857 - At Malpas, Monmouthshire, Charles B. Fox, esq., of Malpas, to Louisa Emma, youngest dau. of the late Hon. and Rev. Charles Douglas, of Earlsgift, county Tyrone, Ireland, and the Lady Isabella Douglass.


On the 6th June 1867, at Caledon Church, by the Rev. William Vesey, uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev. William B. Armstrong, Incumbent of Caledon, WILLIAM GRANT DOUGLAS, ESQ., Lieutenant R.N., the eldest son of the late Hon. and REV. CHARLES DOUGLAS, Rector of Donagheady, county Tyrone, to ELIZABETH FRANCES, the second daughter of THOMAS AGMONDISTAM VESEY, ESQ., of Caledon


Saturday, September 11, 1858 - At Taney Church, Gordon James, son of the Hon. And Rev. Charles and Lady Isabella Douglas, of Earl’s gift, county Tyrone, to Louisa, daughter of James Turbett, of Owenstown, co. Dublin.


Lt.-Col. Edward Prothero, 14th Regt., Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Murray, and late Lieut.-Col. 3rd W. York Militia, son of Thomas Prothero, m. 1844, Caroline, dau. of the Hon. and Rev. Charles and Lady Isabella Douglas, of Earlsgift, Tyrone, and d. 1887, leaving a son, Edward Douglas (Rev.), Rector of Turweston, m. 1st, 1877, Annie, widow of Charles Church, Esq., and dau. of John Cunningham, Esq., and 2ndly, 1883, Margaret Caroline, dau. of Capt. William Grant Douglas.


WILLIAM OBILBY JP LL B, (1808-73), of Altinaghree Castle, Donemana, County Tyrone, from a cadet branch of OGILBY OF ARDNARGLE AND PELLIPAR, was an eminent barrister and zoologist, and High Sheriff of County Tyrone in 1873.

Mr Ogilby(1) married Adelaide Charlotte, daughter of the Hon and Rev Charles Douglas (brother of George Sholto, 17th Earl of Morton), by his first wife, Lady Isabella Gore, daughter of Arthur Saunders, 2nd Earl of Arran, in 1851; and by her had issue,
James Douglas (1853-1925);
William Charles, 1855-56;
Adelaide Charlotte; Isabella Caroline; Beatrice Emma Elizabeth; Louisa; and Edith Sophia.
Dying in 1873, Mr Ogilby was succeeded by his eldest son,

CLAUD WILLIAM LESLIE OGILBY (1851-94), who married his cousin Bessie Henrietta, daughter of Captain William Grant Douglas, in 1875.


The Honourable and Reverend C. DOUGLAS, Earls Gift, Dunamanagh appointed to the Dunamanagh District [Co. Tyrone] medical committees of The Poor Law Union of Strabane February 24 1852


December 8 1838
DOUGLAS. At Earlsgift, [Death] on the 30th ult., the LADY ISABELLA DOUGLAS, wife of the HON. and REV. CHARLES DOUGLAS
April 30 1842
DOUGLAS. [Death] On Sunday, April 24th, at Earlsgift, CLAUDINE, youngest daughter of the HON and REV. CHARLES DOUGLAS, aged 9 years
June 22 1844
DOUGLAS. [Death] On Thursday, the 20th inst., at Earlsgift, county Tyrone, GEORGIANA FRANCES, 5th daughter of the HON and REV. CHARLES DOUGLAS, aged 15 years
January 30 1857
DOUGLAS. [Death] On Wednesday evening, the 28th inst., at Earlsgift, county Tyrone, the HON. and REV. CHARLES DOUGLAS, brother of the Earl of Morton, in the 66th year of his age

Ash, William Hamilton (1801-66). Son of William Hamilton Ash (d. 1821) of Ashbrook and his wife Elizabeth Harriet Henderson, born 3 May 1801. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA 1822). JP for Londonderry, Donegal and Tyrone; DL for Londonderry, 1837; High Sheriff of Londonderry, 1843; a burgess of Derry by 1836; Chairman of the Famine Relief Committee for Co. Londonderry, 1845-47; President of the Tirkeeran Farming Association, 1839; a Londonderry Bridge Commissioner, 1859-66. He married, 10 July 1827 at Earls Gift (Tyrone), Lady Elizabeth Emma (1794-1857), third daughter of Hon. John Douglas and sister of 17th Earl of Morton (and so also of Rev. Charles)



1.  WILLIAM OBILBY JP (1808-73), of Altinaghree Castle, Donemana, County Tyrone, reputed to be a scion of OGILBY OF ARDNARGLE AND PELLIPAR, High Sheriff of County Tyrone, 1873, married, in 1851, Adelaide Charlotte, daughter of the Hon and Rev Charles Douglas (brother of George Sholto, 17th Earl of Morton), by his first wife, the Lady Isabella Gore, daughter of Arthur Saunders, 2nd Earl of Arran.  IT appears that Adelaide was a minor at the time of her marriage.


See also:

  • Will - Honourable & Reverend Charles Douglas of Earlsgift 27 May 1857


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