James Douglas in Torquay - between in the middle of the 1860's and 1901
from Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century, page 15:
[James Douglas moved to Torquay in 1872 and was still living there in 1910 when he wrote his memoir].
I often think of the very great pleasure it gave me when singing with my dear [son] Will at these Entertainments [in and around Torquay], my hand on his shoulder & my eyes quietly watching his dear little mouth as he seemed to sing… more >>
James Douglas, Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century. In Choir Archives, St George's Chapel, Windsor, England, p. 15. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1524236958096 accessed: 9 December, 2023 (All extracts from the memoir are by kind permission of the writer's descendant Prof. James Wilkinson.)
Listening tohide composers
|'Annie Laurie'||performed by Emily Ann Douglas|
|'Far Away'||performed by William Boyce Douglas|
|Date/Time||between in the middle of the 1860's and 1901|
|Listening Environment||in private, solitary|
'Far Away' could be the traditional British song 'Over the hills and far away'. 'Annie Laurie' is a traditional Scottish song, also known as 'Maxwelton Braes'. James Douglas was married to Emily Ann née Harris (1838-1911). His eldest son was William Boyce Douglas (1867-1929). Bertie, his second son, was Charles Herbert Douglas (1870-1911). A third son referred to as Reg, and a fourth unnamed son who died as a child, are mentioned briefly in the memoir (pp. 15-16).