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Offline Dowdy

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Re: Why wasnt my Great Uncle in WW1 theatre of war??
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 12 November 17 22:12 GMT (UK) »
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So are you saying you have no marriage or death for him? I can't see a death on the CWGC site.

It was his brother James who died in WW1

1901 - living with parents Edward & Catherine.   

There is no birth registration for him or brother James.  1901 shows him aged 13 b Derbyshire and James aged 11 also Derbyshire

Brother Martin aged 1 has mothers maiden name Ford and there is an 1884 marriage in Lincolnshire between Edward Dowd & Kate Ford but GRO online show no male Dowd/Ford births 1887-1889

1891 census does not have George in household and as there are children born before 1884 - Edward was presumably married previously.  In 1881 Edward is unmarried

Edward Dowd   42 b All Saints Derbyshire
Kate 32 b Birmingham
Charlotte    10 b Alfreston
Maria C    8 b Lincoln
Mary Ellen    6 b Lincoln mmn Ford
James 2 b St Alkmund
Margaret 10mths St Alkmund - mmn = Ford
RG12 Piece 2737 Folio 54 Page 27

A Catherine Dowd was b 1886 Derbyshire - no death but she is not on 1891
Hi again CaroleW. These people were first named Doud in 1841 Census then progressed onto Dowd then onto me O'Dowd!I do have James' B/C stating he was born in May 1888 so older brother George must have been born a couple of years earlier.
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Re: Why wasnt my Great Uncle in WW1 theatre of war??
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 12 November 17 22:25 GMT (UK) »
James' birth is on the GRO index in 1888 as DOUD, mmn Ford.

Catherine's death is also in 1888 and also as Doud.

Not finding anything for a George though.

Wow, I wasnt aware of a younger Catherine.If she is one of 'mine'. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Why wasnt my Great Uncle in WW1 theatre of war??
« Reply #20 on: Monday 13 November 17 20:43 GMT (UK) »
There are school records for the children. With one big exception - the mysterious George!
Derby British School, Orchard Street School
Father Edward
Maria Dowd, born 19 March 1883
Mary Ellen Dowd, born 21 Nov 1884
James Dowd, 20 May 1888 (one record says 20.5.87)
Margaret Dowd, born 11 June 1890
Edward Dowd, born 28 March 1894
Elizabeth Dowd, born 6 July 1896 (1901 admission) or 20 May 1896 (1903 admission)
Martin Dowd, born 4 or 14 August 1899  (from admissions in 1902 and 1906)

Edward Dowd was admitted 27.4.97, residence C.11 Walker Lane

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Re: Why wasnt my Great Uncle in WW1 theatre of war??
« Reply #21 on: Monday 13 November 17 22:03 GMT (UK) »
There are school records for the children. With one big exception - the mysterious George!
Derby British School, Orchard Street School
Father Edward
Maria Dowd, born 19 March 1883
Mary Ellen Dowd, born 21 Nov 1884
James Dowd, 20 May 1888 (one record says 20.5.87)
Margaret Dowd, born 11 June 1890
Edward Dowd, born 28 March 1894
Elizabeth Dowd, born 6 July 1896 (1901 admission) or 20 May 1896 (1903 admission)
Martin Dowd, born 4 or 14 August 1899  (from admissions in 1902 and 1906)

Edward Dowd was admitted 27.4.97, residence C.11 Walker Lane

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Hi John,
Thanks for the info.Can I ask how you got this type of info?
Very interesting, I wasnt aware of school records.
Andy
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Re: Why wasnt my Great Uncle in WW1 theatre of war??
« Reply #22 on: Monday 13 November 17 22:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi
They're on findmypast, National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914.

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Re: Why wasnt my Great Uncle in WW1 theatre of war??
« Reply #23 on: Monday 13 November 17 22:48 GMT (UK) »
Great stuff, thanks for the heads up. ;)
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