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 >>

cite as

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: 26 September, 2021 (All extracts from the memoir are by kind permission of the writer's descendant Prof. James Wilkinson.)

location of experience: Torquay


James Douglas
chemist, Clerk and manager railways, tobacco importer

Listening to

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'Annie Laurie' performed by Emily Ann Douglas
'Far Away' performed by William Boyce Douglas

Experience Information

Date/Time between in the middle of the 1860's and 1901
Medium live
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).

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:09:18 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:37:36 +0100