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Douglas Plot: H-20E-57
Name: Date of Birth
DD/MM/YY
Date of Death
DD/MM/YY
Douglas, Sir James
Douglas, Lady Amelia
Aug15, 1803
Jan 1, 1812
Aug 2, 1877
Jan 8, 1890
direction Direction Monument Faces: Materials:
7 Cement, gray granite, polished red granite, wrought iron fence
Faces Inscribed:
7, 5, 3, 1
Plot Type: Family Males:  
Condition: Good Females  
 
Style of Monument/Gravesite:
Irregular shaped ground ledger surrounded by wrought iron fence with huge polished red granite pedestal monument with cross.
 
Site Remarks:
 
 
Inscription:
W Face Column

SIR JAMES DOUGLAS K.C.B.
BORN
AUGUST 15, 1803
DIED
AUGUST 2, 1877

S Face Column

LADY AMELIA DOUGLAS
BORN
JANUARY 1, 1812
DIED
JANUARY 8, 1890

Gray Granite Plaque

JAMES DOUGLAS
FOUNDED VICTORIA AS A FORT 1843
GOVERNOR OF THE CROWN COLONY OF
VANCOUVER ISLAND, 1851 - 64
GOVERNOR OF THE CROWN COLONY OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA, 1858 - 64
KNIGHTED BY QUEEN VICTORIA, 1863

Presented by Victoria Genealogical Society
1962

 
Description and Condition:
Very large irregular shaped tomb. Top measures 157 x 324 x 76 x 352 x 305. Top has white marble border (6 cm) on top of cement top. Surrounding top is a heavy wrought-iron fence painted black. Fence is still intact and good shape. In center of top is a large polished red granite pedestal monument topped by a large polished red granite celtic cross. Monument is approx 4-5m high and mounted on a gray granite base (123cm x 123 x 40cm high). 1st block is polished red granite (98 x 98 x 28cm high)-no inscriptions; 2nd block (87 x 87 x 33.5cm high) - no inscriptions. Column (72 x 72 x 100.5 cm high) - this column has inscriptions on all 4 faces. Inscriptions are incised, letters are deep and show little wear. On top of pedestal is very large cross.
Just W of monument is a gray granite plaque (54 x 56 x 6.5cm high at bottom) angling up to 10 cm at top. Angle is towards west. Inscription is incised. Letters are deep and show no wear.

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