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mcdowell parents

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joysie4

joysie4 Report 27 May 2021 12:41

who was william mcdowell born 1766 ireland parents
he married sarh barber 1790 devon

nameslessone

nameslessone Report 27 May 2021 12:55

This may have been better added to your original thread on the family.

Do you know whereabouts in Ireland he came from? Have you looked on Family Search}

Where about s in Devon did he marry}. What was his occupation?

joysie4

joysie4 Report 27 May 2021 13:34

clones monaghan ireland married sidburt devon dont know his job

Maddie

Maddie Report 27 May 2021 13:37

no marriage on fmp or ancestry

Maddie

Maddie Report 27 May 2021 13:44

1841 ????
Name: William McDowell
Age: 75
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1766
Gender: Male
Where born: Ireland
Civil Parish: Stoke Damerell
Hundred: Roborough
County/Island: Devon
Country: England
Street Address:
Occupation:
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Registration District: Stoke Damerel
Sub-registration District: St Aubyn
Neighbors:
Piece: 274
Book: 1
Folio: 33
Page Number: 61
Household Members:
Name Age
William McDowell 75
Catherine McDowell 50

2nd wife

nameslessone

nameslessone Report 27 May 2021 13:54

There are trees on Ancestry with William & Sarah in them.

Maddie

Maddie Report 27 May 2021 14:24

but there are no birth or marraige docs attached

nameslessone

nameslessone Report 27 May 2021 14:27

Joysie needs to take a look and check out the sources.

Maddie

Maddie Report 27 May 2021 14:33

this is where sarah comes in
Name: Ann Drake Dowell
Gender: Female
Baptism Date: 30 Nov 1797
Baptism Place: Sidbury,Devon,England
Father:
William Dowell
Mother:
Sarah Baber
FHL Film Number: 916934

Sarah
Last name Barber
Sex Female
Year 1776
Event type Christening
Place -
Father's first name(s) Robt.
Father's last name Barber
Mother's first name(s) Mary
County Norfolk
Country England
Film number 1545212
Batch number I11669-6

Name
Henry Drake Dowell
Gender
Male
Baptism Date
17 Jul 1799
Baptism Place
Sidbury,Devon,England
Father
Wm Dowell
Mother
Sarah
FHL Film Number
916934
Household members

Name
Willm Dowell
Gender
Male
Baptism Date
9 Apr 1792
Baptism Place
Sidbury,Devon,England
Father
Willm Dowell
Mother
Sarah
FHL Film Number
916934

sarahs parents
Name: Robert Barber
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 01 Aug 1772
Marriage Place: Loddon, Norfolk, England
Spouse:
Mary Drake ---------
FHL Film Number: 1596156
Reference ID: Item 8 p 24

Maddie

Maddie Report 27 May 2021 15:15

the tree on ancestry suggests theswe are his parents
Name: Jno Mc Dool
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 4 May 1761
Marriage Place: Clones,Monaghan,Ireland
Spouse: Mary Johnston
FHL Film Number: 897416

joysie4

joysie4 Report 27 May 2021 16:47

thank you were did the different surname come from i am having trouble seeing the print on my computer can somebody advice me whhow to correct it i know how to zoom but srely i dont have to keep doing that

Maddie

Maddie Report 27 May 2021 16:56

go to top right of his page, box with 3 bars, zoom in to alter font siza

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 27 May 2021 18:23

The apparent different surnames are just different spellings.

In those days there was no standardised spelling of any name.
Parish clerks and other official people spelled names the way they sounded, or as the person thought it might be spelled.
Most ordinary people were illiterate in any case, and would have no idea how to spell their names.

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 27 May 2021 18:29


Maddie advised clicking on the box with three bars, then adjusting the Zoom setting.

Whether or not you see a box with 3 bars depends on your computer.
On mine it's just a row of three tiny dots in the top right corner - no box.

joysie4

joysie4 Report 27 May 2021 20:18

yes mine is 3 dots thank you for all your help and advice i will need johns parents and grandparents now

nameslessone

nameslessone Report 27 May 2021 21:09

Joysie

You need to look at the trees on Ancestry! You must also check sources to see if the trees are correct. A lot of people will just copy without checking. Some people just ‘grab’ someone by name with no idea if there is a connection.

joysie4

joysie4 Report 28 May 2021 12:09

yes i found this out when i firat started on ancestry thank you for the reply