Brigadier Ernest Douglas Young

Generation 1

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Brigadier Ernest Douglas Young b.1872 d.20 February 1957.

Son of Unknown

Married 2 September 1903 Cecil Mary Newbolt b.5 June 1875 d.5 May 1936, daughter of Major-General Edward Dorrien Newbolt b.5 March 1838 d.26 July 1899 and Ann 'Annie' Hibbert b.25 November 1848 d.4 January 1907

They had the following children:

M i Dorrien Alastair Douglas b.8 January 1909 d.2 November 1959.
Married (1) 1938 Veronica Carpenter;
Married (2) 1947 Anne Genevieve Whitlaw.
F ii Joyce Mary b.13 December 1910.
M iii Brigadier Guy Ronald b.20 April 1914.
Married (1) 1939 Elizabeth Cossart;
Married (2) 1947 Olga Millicent Buchanan b.31 October 1913 d.22 October 1986.
M iv Roderick Allen b.8 February 1916 d.10 June 1944.

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Notes on sources

Anderson family tree

Information is largely taken from the book 'The Andersons of Peterhead'. This was based on the records made by John Anderson 1825/1903 [VIII 32], known as 'China John'. This was brought up to date in 1936 by Cecil Ford Anderson [X 17] and Agnes Donald Ferguson [CS 45 X b]. Many photographs were taken and compiled in an album by Olive Edis (daughter of Mary Murray, daughter of Andrew Murray (2) of Aberdeen). Corrections to both Janet Innes Anderson's and Alexander Murray's death dates from Robert Murray Watt and Iain Forrest.

Forrest family tree

Iain Forrest kindly supplied material to update the Forrest family (progeny of William Forrest) details.

Hibbert family tree

The information is largely taken from a tree compiled by F.B. (she knows who she is!) with extra material found by the author.

Murray family tree

The 'Genealogical Table showing various branches of the Murray family', from which this information was taken, was prepared by Alexander Murray of Blackhouse, extended by Andrew Murray - advocate - Aberdeen circa 1880 and further extended by Arthur Murray Watt 1972. The generational notation is the author's.

Pike family tree

Information from family sources as well as 'Burke's Landed Gentry' 1875

Stevenson family tree and many Stevenson and Anderson photos

Deepest thanks for some fantastic pictures and for writing the wonderful book 'Jobs for the Boys' to Hew Stevenson, which you can see on

And the rest

Thanks also to all who have written in with information, advice, help and, most importantly, corrections.

© John Hibbert 2001-2013

28 February, 2021