Born 1847 in St.
Sepulchre, City of London.
His father George
was an ironmonger and producer of roller blinds (several patents re
this). Born Westminster 1823.
His mother = Alice
Ellen Oxlade. Marlow, 1824.
Douglas was baptised
21.1.55 - eight years after his birth.
He married in 1873
Mary Ann Mansell; bn. St. Pancras 1842; she died in Fulham in 1888.
They lived in Mile
End Road, Fulham in 1880s and in Croydon later.
in 1871 - his family
living in Goss Place, Greenwich.
Father = George
"independent means"in 1881 ; an annuitant by then.
Brother = Charles, a
Douglas = an
in 1891 - listed as
an "oilman/colour (seller of paints?) living in Fulham with wife
and dau Elanor and one servant.
in 1901 - "an
engraver at his home", Alexandra Rd., Croydon.
His dau. Alice (bn.
1874) was a telegraphist and his dau. Elanor (bn. 1876) a piano
in 1911 - "engraver
of gold and silver" - 6, Aberdeen Rd., Croydon.
Died in Croydon
30.9.1913; probate to dau. Elanor who lived with him - for £439.17sh.
- granted 23.10.13.
He designed some of
the earliest postage stamps for the state of Liberia and also
proposed designs for stamps of Canada which do not seem to have been
approved; he may have submitted stamps for other countries - not yet
Also did some of the
illustrations for an edition "1001 Nights".