Captain Frederick Douglas (1850 -1916)

Frederick Douglas was born 8th July 1850 at Hinxton England. He came to Fremantle, Western Australia, in 1852 with his parent Thomas and Pheobe Douglas on the sailing ship Sabrina. Frederick and his brother William were educated in Perth before the family moved to Albany. Fred married Priscilla Elizabeth Keyser of Albany on 7th December 1869 and they had four children. His wife Priscilla died in 1889.




Frederick and Priscilla Douglas’s Children

Carl (1883 – 1951)
Robert (Bob)
Archibald (Archie) (1885 – 1970)

In 1890 Fred married Susan Rebecca Wellstead whoes family were at Bremer Bay, they had six children:
Faith, Evelyn, Robert (Bob), Mona, Frederick Arthur (Fred) and Coral.

William Doulgas ((1848 -1932) married Emma Barratt


William and Emma Doulgas’s children

William born 1869, Edward, Earnest Albert (Bert) 1876 – 1943, Clemence (Clem) 1881 – 1954, Thomas and Percy.



Captain Fred Douglas’s residence ‘Bayview’ in 1904 (Photographer L. Daw-Courtesy A &T. Daw)



Captain Fred Douglas built the ‘Grace Darling Hotel’. Photo taken in 1897 with Peek and Castine store next door.
Photographer unknown -Courtesy Esperance Museum



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