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Douglas Bell family from Tyrone to New Zealand

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Date: 1836 to 1875
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This page is about Samuel Douglas (abt.1836-1907) and family.


Passenger log

The family emigrated on the Dover Castle sailed 27 May 1875, arrived Auckland 24 Aug 1875.[1]

  • Samuel Douglas (36, Tyrone, Farmer)
  • Jane (Bell) Douglas(32)
  • Wm John Douglas(14)
  • Lizzie Douglas(10)
  • James G Douglas(8)
  • Robert Douglas(6)
  • Mary A Douglas(4)
  • Samuel Douglas(1).

Also aboard was Eliza Ann Bell , niece of Jane.

Childrens birth records

RecordReg YrSR DistrictGR NumberForenamesBirthplaceDOBFatherMother
Elizabeth Douglass1865Cookstown8323635ElizabethDunmore11 Sep 1865Samuel Douglas, farmer, DunmoreJane Douglass formerly Bell.
James Douglass1867Cookstown7528094JamesDunmore17 Mar 1867Samuel Douglas, farmer, DunmoreJane Douglas formerly Bell
Robert Dougless1869Cookstown8305976RobertDunmore1 Apr 1869Samuel Dougless, farmer, DunmoreJane Dougless formerly Bell.
Mary Dougless1871Cookstown10556524Mary AnneDunmore27 Oct 1871Samuel Dougless, farmer, DunmoreJane Dougless formerly Bell.
Samuel Douglass1873Cookstown10694992SamuelDunmore15 Sep 1873Samuel Douglass, farmer, DunmoreJane Douglass formerly Bell.

William John from the passenger log would have been born before the civil registration opened. It might be possible to find his baptism record in parish registers.


  • Samuel Douglas and Jane Bell, 1 Feb 1859, GR 3284055, SR Magherafelt. Marriage at Claggan, parish of Lissan, Co, Derry, Ireland.
    • Samuel Douglas, full, Bachelor, Farmer; Dunmore, Lissan, Tyrone. Father: Samuel Douglas, farmer.
    • Jane Bell , minor, Spinster.Dunmore, Lissan, Tyrone. Father: James Bell, Farmer.
    • Witnessed by James Crooks and William Bell.


  1. "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FS1M-4Z9 : 8 July 2019), Mary A Douglas, 24 Aug 1875; citing ship , Archives New Zealand, Wellington; FHL microfilm 004412743.

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