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William Dowding (1789)

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Alison

Alison Report 17 Dec 2012 21:14

I am descended from William Dowding. How rare is the name and could he be connected the Air Force Marshall Dowding, that was one of the Chiefs of Staff in the Second World War.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Alison.

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Dec 2012 22:04

To look for links, do the research..............work backwards from ACM Dowding

As for the rarity - or otherwise - of the surname...........check freebmd for some sort of idea.

Or Ancestry........if you're a subscriber

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Dec 2012 22:08

Sir Hugh Dowding
Birth name Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding
Nickname Stuffy
Born 24 April 1882
Moffat, Scotland, UK
Died 15 February 1970 (aged 87)
Royal Tunbridge Wells, England, UK
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service 1900–1942
Rank Air Chief Marshal
Commands held 16 Squadron (1915–1916)
RAF Fighter Command (1936–1940)
Battles/wars First World War
Second World War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Mention in Despatches
Air Chief Marshal Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding GCB, GCVO, CMG (24 April 1882 – 15 February 1970) was a British officer in the Royal Air Force.

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Dec 2012 22:10


1911 England Census

Name: Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding
Age in 1911: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Moffat, Resident, Dumfriesshire
Civil parish: Wimbledon
County/Island: Surrey
Country: England
Street Address: 15 Lansdowne Road, Wimbledon SW
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Army Royal Garrison Artillery
Registration district: Kingston
Registration District Number: 40
Sub-registration district: Wimbledon
ED, institution, or vessel: 15
Household schedule number: 312
Piece: 3477
Household Members:
Name Age
Arthur John Caswall Dowding 62
Maud Caroline Dowding 58
Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding 28
Kenneth Townley Dowding 22
Hilda Maud Camilla Dowding 26
Kate Hopkins 42
Florence Hopkins 28

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Dec 2012 22:11

1891 Scotland Census

Name: H C T Dowding
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: A J C Dowding
Mother's Name: Mand C Dowding
Gender: Male
Where born: Moffat, Dumfriesshire
Registration number: 842
Registration district: Moffat
Civil parish: Moffat
County: Dumfriesshire
Address: Old Well Road St Ninian's Boys Boarding School
Occupation: Scholar
ED: 5
Household schedule number: 94
Line: 10
Roll: CSSCT1891_3
ame Age
A J C Dowding 42
Mand C Dowding 38
H C T Dowding 8
H M C Dowding 6
A N Dowding 5
K T Dowding 2

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Dec 2012 22:12

1871 England Census

Name: Arthur J C Dowding
Age: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Relation: Visitor
Gender: Male
Where born: Devizes, Wiltshire, England
Civil parish: St George Hanover Square
Ecclesiastical parish: St George Hanover Square
County/Island: London
Country: England
Registration district: St George Hanover Square
Sub-registration district: Hanover Square
ED, institution, or vessel: 15
Piece: 96
Folio: 5
Page Number: 3
Household Members:
Name Age
Harold M Carter 36
Betsey Carter 38
Francis R Carter 2
Catherine Butler 22
Ellen King 24
Mary A Luckman 17
Francis H Baynes 28
Arthur J C Dowding 22

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Dec 2012 22:13

London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921
Name: Arthur John Caswell Dowding
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Age: 31
Spouse Name: Maud Caroline Tremenheen
Spouse Age: 28
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 18 Aug 1880
Parish: Paddington Holy Trinity
Borough: Westminster
Father Name: Benjamin Charles Dowding
Spouse Father Name: Charles William Tremenheen
Register Type: Parish Register

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Dec 2012 22:14

1851 England Census

Name: Benjamin C Dowding
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1813
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Maria Dowding
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Civil parish: Devizes St James
Town: Devizes
County/Island: Wiltshire
Country: England

Registration district: Devizes
Sub-registration district: Bishops Cannings
ED, institution, or vessel: 1b
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 3
Piece: 1839
Folio: 585
Page Number: 1
Household Members:
Name Age
Benjamin C Dowding 38
Maria Dowding 33
Emily Maria Dowding 10
Louisa Dowding 6
Charles Dowding 4
Arthur Dowding 2
Frederick Dowding 5 Mo
Martha Hailstone 27
Eliza Marsh 18
Louisa Ward 25

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Dec 2012 22:15

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915

Name: Benjamin Charles Dowding
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1838
Registration district: Devizes
Inferred County: Wiltshire
Volume Number: 8
Page Number: 521
Spouse: Maria Caswall

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Dec 2012 22:21


name: Benjamin Charles Dowding
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 14 Jan 1815
baptism/christening place: FISHERTON ANGER,WILTSHIRE,ENGLAND
birth date: 30 May 1812
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: John Dowding
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Elizabeth
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C15208-3
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 1279395


Siblings

name: Townley Ward Dowding
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 26 Jan 1818
baptism/christening place: FISHERTON ANGER,WILTSHIRE,ENGLAND
birth date: 15 Dec 1817
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: John Dowding
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Elizabeth
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C15208-3
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 1279395
reference number:
_------------------------------------------
name: Frances Dowding
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 14 Jan 1815
baptism/christening place: FISHERTON ANGER,WILTSHIRE,ENGLAND
birth date: 27 Aug 1810
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: John Dowding
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Elizabeth
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C15208-3
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 1279395
---------------------------------------------------

name: Mary Anne Dowding
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 24 Jul 1819
baptism/christening place: FISHERTON ANGER,WILTSHIRE,ENGLAND
birth date:
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: John Dowding
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Elizabeth
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C15208-3
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 1279395

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Dec 2012 22:23

Plenty for you to get your teeth into.....................have fun!

Alison

Alison Report 18 Dec 2012 13:32

Hi Reggie.

Thanks ever so much for all this info!!! My William had five daughters only - as far as we know. We had no knowledge as to who his siblings or parents were and if the above Dowdings are related, it will probably from a sibling of William's.

Where did you get the pre-1837 baptism info?

Thanks again... and Merry Christmas if I don't here from you...

Alison

Reggie

Reggie Report 18 Dec 2012 18:31

The baptisms are to be found on the IGI

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp

Merry Christmas to you, too.