Descendants of William Dowie

 1     William Dowie    b: c 1778 in Newburgh ?. (See Notes Below)

                          +Mary Smith  b: 1773   m: 19 May 1797 in Creich     d: 1828  

                  2    George Dowie                                                                  b: 1802  

                  2    Alexander Leslie Melville Dowie      b: 1804 Monimail  d: 1847  Markinch

                           +Elspeth Melville b: 16 July 1796 in Bulbeugkly, Leuchars, Fife     m: 1826 in Monimail ?  d: ?

                    3    Margaret Dowie  b: Abt 1825                                           

                        3    William Dowie      b: Abt 1828

                        3    Agnes Dowie        b: 14 May 1829

                        3    Thomas Dowie    b: 17 March 1830

                        3    May Dowie              b: 19 February 1836

 

                        3    Alexander Dowie   b: 5 June 1839    d: 27 December 1907 in Coalton of Balgonie,

                                                    +Grace Scott  b: 1837 in Scoonie Leven   m: 27/2/ 1863 in Markinch, Fife d: 22/9/1919 

                                     4    Alexander Dowie         b: 9 May 1863      d: Bef 1871

                                     4    Grace Agnes Dowie     b: 17 January 1865  

                                     4    Thomas Dowie             b: 15 May 1867 in Coalton, Markinch, Fife  

                                            +Barbara Forsyth McGregor b: 13 /1/ 1865 in Inverallan,  m: 12 November 1886 , Musselburgh

                                                          5    Alexander Dowie    b: 5 /11/ 1888   d: 19 /11/ 1942  at sea

                                                                     +Nellie                   b: 21 April 1889  m: 1912  d: 6 July 1966 

                                                                      6    Thomas Dowie  b: 16 December 1914    +Christine

                                                                            7     Christine Dowie  b:1949   +Ian Drew     

                                                                            7     John Douglas Dowie b: 4July 1951

                                                                            7     Barbara Dowie b: 12 August 1954 +Jim Thomas

                                                                            7     Dorothy Dowie b: 12 August 1954 +Colin Farrar

                                                                    6      Alec Dowie   d: 1985     +Ann Turnbull                         

                                                                            7    Alec Dowie   

                                                                            7    Moira Dowie 

                                                                            7    Derek Dowie 

                                                                            7    Walter Dowie                        

                                                                            7    James Dowie 

                                                                            7    Karen Dowie 

                                                                    6      John Dowie     +Lillias Middleton

                                                                             7   Jack Dowie    

                                                                             7   Jean Dowie                                                    

                                                                    6      Agnes Dowie      b: 18 October 1925 d: July 1987 +Joseph Morgan

                                                                             7   Jack Dowie   +Jackie

                                                                    6      Barbara Dowie  

                                                                    6      Mary Dowie       b: 16 January 1929+Guilio Giovanni Lanny  b: 14 May 1928  m:1/9/1954

                                                                            7    Angelo Lanny    b: 13 June 1956

                                                                            7    Amerigo Lanny  b: 13 January 1958

                                                                    6      Norman Grey Dowie b: February 1931+Mary Riva                                                     

                                                                            7    Helen Dowie      b: 6 November 1956                                              

                                                                            7    Ann Dowie        b: 21 November 1957

                                                                            7    Hector Dowie     b: 5 January 1959 d: 22 November 1959

                                                                            7    Mary Dowie       b: 10 March 1960

                                                                            7    Catharine Dowie  b: 7 July 1961    +Philip Rooke                                                

                                                                            7    Norma Dowie      b: 14 September 1963                                          

                                                                            7    Norman Dowie    b: 16 December 1966                                                                  

                                                                            7    Charles Dowie     b:  26 August 1969                                                                                        

                                                                     6    Ann Dowie   b: February 1933 +James Colvine   

                                                                            7    Carol Colvine

                                                                            7    Ann Colvine

                                                                            7    James Colvine

                                                                            7    Yvonne Colvine

                                                                            7    Susanne Colvine

                                                                            7    Lorraine Colvine  

                                                        5        John McGregor Dowie, Snr. b: 2 November 1891 in Musselburgh, Edinburgh,  d: 1/5/1977 in Carlisle.

                                                                +Ann Taylor Sommerville  b: 27/10/1897 in South Leith, Midlothian m: 2/5/1922 in Leith, d: 5/10/1973 

                                                                    6    Thomas Sommerville Dowie  b: 26/3/1923 in Edinburgh.  d: 13/11/1952 in Carlisle, Cumberland,

                                                                        +Doris Bowes                                                                        

                                                                         7     John McGregor Dowie    b: 11 May 1945 in Carlisle, Cumberland                             

                                                                                +Ann McKnight  m: 13 August 1966 in St James', Carlisle, Cumberland       

                                                                               8  Andrew Dowie   +Adele Winter :   

                                                                                   9    Owen Dowie                

                                                                         7     Christine Dowie           b: 6 March 1950 in Carlisle, Cumberland                            

                                                                                +Allan Colley  m: 28 September 1969 in Carlisle, Cumberland  d: 2001 Carlisle      

                                                                             8  Amanda Jane Colley

                                                                                   9    Nathan Holt

                                                                             8  Mark Thomas Colley +Toni

                                                                                   9    Emma Louise Colley 

                                                                                   9    Claire Hannah Colley 

                                                                                    9     Liam Colley

                                                                             8  Alan Christopher Colley   

                                                                             8   Louise Colley         

                                                                  6    John McGregor Dowie, Jnr   b: 26 June 1925 in Edinburgh,  d: 18 March 1996 in Carlisle, Cumbria

                                                                       +Elaine Pitt  b: 7 May 1927 in Dalston, Cumberland   m: 4 Sept. 1954 in Carlisle d:Dec. 9th 1988      

                                                                        7    Fiona Jeffrey Dowie         b: 29 January 1956 in Carlisle, Cumberland                                                

                                                                             +Richard Bruce Kirton      b: 12 September 1956 in Wallbottle, Newcastle  

                                                                              8   James  Alexander Kirton                

                                                                              8   Robert Cameron Kirton 

                                                                        7    Neil Sommerville Dowie   b: 6 June 1959 in Carlisle, Cumberland                                

                                                                             +Susan Elizabeth Bestley   b: 2 September 1958  m: 3 December 1988 in Cockermouth, Cumbria    

                                                                              8   Meghan Blair Dowie                                 

                                                                              8   Ross McGregor Dowie               

                                                        5      Thomas Dowie +Maud Wickins         

                                                                 6    Barbara Dowie

                                                                 6    Dorothy Dowie

                                                                 6    Alfred Dowie + Elisabeth Biggs m: c1942

                                                                        7     Peter Dowie

                                                                        7     Lynda Dowie +David Hanna

                                                                        7     Thomas Dowie

                                                                        7      Victor Dowie

                                                                        7      Margaret Dowie

                                                           5     Grace Dowie  b: 19/12/1896 in Edinburgh, d: in Auckland, NZ.

                                                               +Norman Gray  b: NZ   m: in Leith,

                                                                 6   Barbara Gray   b: Abt 1921  +Roy Rolle

                                                                         7    Rosemary Rolle +Tony Southey   

                                                                               8   Jane Southey                                  

                                                                               8   Timothy Southey   

                                                                        7    John Rolle      

                                                                               8   Hailey Rolle                                  

                                                                               8   Danielle 

                                                                  6   Mary Gray     b: Abt 1926    +Walter Wardle  

                                                                        7    Phillipa Wardle 

                                                                        7    Stuart Wardle      

                                                          5     Mary Dowie    

                                                

                                           4      Elspet Dowie          b: 29 March 1869    

                                      

                                    4     Alexander Dowie    b: 9 May 1871                                               

                                                        5     William Dowie                                                                      

                                                        5     Alexander Dowie    b: 20 May 1896

                                                                6   Thomas Dowie

                                                                6   Alexander Dowie

                                                                6   Neil Dowie     b: 20 May 1934

                                                                6   James Sommerville Dowie   

                                                                6  Samuel Dowie                       

                                                         5   Isabella Dowie

                                                         5  Alice Dowie       

                  

                                   4        Robin Scott Dowie  b: 8 August 1873                    

                                   4       William Dowie          b: 29 June 1877

                                   4        Mary Jane Dowie    b: 30 October 1879

                         4        James Dowie           b: 21 April 1883  

                   

                   3       James Dowie  b: Abt 1845    

 ( although regularly recorded in censuses as Elspeth's (Elizabeth's)  son - his mother would have been in her late forties when she conceived. James may therefore be an illegitimate grandson born to Margaret!)

Reference Notes:

William Dowie b. 1778 Newburgh:

The Mormon Church : Parish microfiche film for Creich records the proclamation of William Dowie and Mary Smith in May 1797.
Assuming a marriage age of around 20yrs the following entries may be relevant - being records of birth for children named William Dowie :-

Parents,                                          Birth Date,                Parish

James & ?,                                      7 March 1768,          Collessie
William & Catherine Craigie,      5 November 1776,    Newburgh
George & Jean Beatt,                 27 May 1780,              Newburgh
Michael & Jean Mitchell,          22 April 1781,             Cupar

These parishes are close to Moonzie. Newburgh records are likely as the have family names William & George, of which William & Catherine are most likely, because:-
a) Mary Smiths death is recorded in Monimail Parish records and gives her age as 55 in 1828. Although ages are unreliable, if William was the son of George & Jean he would be considerably younger than his wife Mary Smith. - George & Jean had 9 children births recorded; the 2nd & 4th both being named George, William was their 9th & youngest child.
b) Using the same argument William & Catherine named there 1st child William. 

On this basis William's parents have been assumed to be William Dowie & Catherine Craigie but there authenticity remains suspect! However if this is the case then further links can be made to his two younger brothers: Robert Dowie b: 1778   &  Hercules Dowie b: 1780.

2     William Dowie spouse of Catherine Craigie

Several William Dowies are listed in OPR records of Birth from between 1750 - 1755, any of which might be relevant. They are listed below:

William Dowie; C; 26/4/1752; John Dowie; Wemyss, Fife; Janet Bairner 
- " - ; C;16/12/1753; Andrew Dowie; Monimail, Fife; Isabel Litster
- " - ; C; 13/5/1753; George Dowie; Elie, Fife; Janet Balingall
- " - ; C; 30/10/1754; David Dowie; Moonzie, Fife; Cecil Good
- " - ; C; 1/6/1755; Leonard Dowie; Perth, Perth; Barbara Lamb

Marriage

8th September 1774

 

William Dowie & Catherine Craigie Marriage

 

 

William Dowie, Sailor in Perth and Catherine Craigie lawful daughter to Andrew Craigie, Shoe Maker in the parish of Aberdalgie both in this parish.  Elder William Clement.  The above persons were regularly proclaimed married Sept. 8th by William Taylor Minister.

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