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Michael O'Dowd/Dowd
« on: Friday 11 January 19 11:50 GMT (UK) »
Looking for info on Michael O'Dowd/Dowd  who was born abt 1832  Co. Meath, ?Dangan, Ireland.
Michael O'Dowd m Bridget O'Brien (not sure where or when) Their first born child was Mary, Margaret born 1860 Yangery, Victoria, Australia, I have found 11 further children. Trying to establish where they married and where they may of lived in Ireland...

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Re: Michael O'Dowd/Dowd
« Reply #1 on: Friday 11 January 19 12:42 GMT (UK) »
Hello
Can I ask are you sure of Bridget's maiden name?
Because the obvious marriage is in Australia at Victoria in 1859 to a Bridget Keefe. Of course she could be a widow and that her married name from her previous marriage.
But there is a death for a Bridget O'Dowd in Victoria 1930 age 96 d of Patrick O'Keefe and Mary Cahill.

If he's the guy I think he is ,he died  at Hotham Victoria 1917 and his death registration says his mother was a Rose Carney.He  is buried 13 Sep 1917 at Coburg Catholic Cemetery.
His Obit in the paper says he has a wife and eleven children ,arrived aged 15 years from Meath ,settled in Gippsland at Woornambool.

There seems to be a brother Thomas born 1846 at Dangan who dies at Beech Forrest Victoria in April 1905 and gives his parents as Michael O'dowd and Rose Ann Carney.
He was a farmer at Colac Tree and left a Will. John and Patrick are the Executors.
(There is an old picture of him on line if you want it.)

Still can't see their christenings though

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Re: Michael O'Dowd/Dowd
« Reply #2 on: Friday 11 January 19 12:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Found a possible sister's christening
Mary d of Michael O'Dowd and Rose Kearney at Gallow ,Summerhill and Gallow ,Meath 17 March 1849
god parents Patrick Dowd and Mary Brady? residence Dangan

Other Siblings Margaret 1840,Edward 5 Dec 1841 ,and of course Thomas 6 Feb 1846 although his mother is a Margaret Keaney and Dangan

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Re: Michael O'Dowd/Dowd
« Reply #3 on: Friday 11 January 19 13:04 GMT (UK) »
The mentioned obit, 3rd column: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article152186569

It should be ‘Warrnambool’.  ;)

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Re: Michael O'Dowd/Dowd
« Reply #4 on: Friday 11 January 19 13:10 GMT (UK) »
Warrnambool it is, but it’s not Gippsland.  It’s SW Victoria!

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ROBERTS / ROBERT / ROBERTSON (Paternal) - Dunbartonshire/Stirlingshire, Scotland
NEWEY - Leicestershire, England
FITZGERALD - Co. Cork - Ireland
HOWLETT - Suffolk, England
PHILMORE - Wiltshire, England
CHAPMAN - Cornwall - England
NICHOLLS - Cornwall - England
SHAW - Nottinghamshire, England
PRITCHARD - Salop, England
ROBERTS (Maternal) - Surrey, England

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Re: Michael O'Dowd/Dowd
« Reply #5 on: Friday 11 January 19 13:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Found a possible sister's christening
Mary d of Michael O'Dowd and Rose Kearney at Gallow ,Summerhill and Gallow ,Meath 17 March 1849
god parents Patrick Dowd and Mary Brady? residence Dangan

Other Siblings Margaret 1840,Edward 5 Dec 1841 ,and of course Thomas 6 Feb 1846 although his mother is a Margaret Keaney and Dangan

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Thanks for this info!It would seem on the right track :)
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Re: Michael O'Dowd/Dowd
« Reply #6 on: Friday 11 January 19 13:37 GMT (UK) »
Freya, where have you found the 11 births?

Some of the births and deaths found on VICBDM all have mother’s name as Bridget (O'keefe)

Added: I found them, DOWD/O’DOWD

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Re: Michael O'Dowd/Dowd
« Reply #7 on: Friday 11 January 19 13:44 GMT (UK) »
Freya, where have you got the O’Brien from?

This is the marriage referred to, in VIC:

1859 494 KEEFE Bridget to DOWD Michael

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Re: Michael O'Dowd/Dowd
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 12 January 19 00:03 GMT (UK) »
Ok Yes U are correct it's not O'Brien, sorry ant that..
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