EARLS FAMILY CHRONICLES© Christopher Earls Brennen
Datafile 5A - Dowds Records
From the fragments of the 1851 census which survived the 1922 Dublin fire, the following information has been extracted. Locations are identified by county, barony, parish and townland or street. Included are all those present in the house on the night of the census; also listed preceded by A: are those who were absent and preceded by D: those who had died during the preceding ten years.
Name: Age: Position: Status, Trade: Birth- Liter- place: acy Townland of Artnacrea, parish of Dunaghy: Samuel Dowds 32 HD Married farmer Co.A RW Rachel Dowds 30 WI Married 1839 Co.A RW John Dowds 10 SO Unmarried, at school Co.A R Samuel Dowds 7 SO Unmarried Co.A William Dowds 5 SO Unmarried Co.A Jane Dowds 2 DA Unmarried Co.A James Demster 35 SE Unmarried linen weaver Co.A RW Townland of Artnacrea, parish of Dunaghy: Eliza Dowds 65 HD Widow, m.1834 Co.A R A: William Dowds 31 SO Linen weaver in America Townland of Artnacrea, parish of Dunaghy: Alexander Dowds 55 HD Married 1838, 1848, farmer and linen manufacturer Co.A RW Sarah Dowds 27 WI Married 1848 Co.A RW Eliza Kilpatrick 33 SE Married 1839, general housework Co.A RW Mary McClean 16 SE Unmarried, general housework Co.A RW William Linton 22 SE Unmarried ploughman Co.A RW D: Margaret Dowds 30 WI Died of consumption, Spring 1847 D: Archy Dowds 38 BR Farmer, died of consumption, Spring 1843 Townland of Ballyboggy, parish of Dunaghy: John Dowds 45 HD Married 1830, labourer Co.A Matty Dowds 45 WI Married 1830, weaver of tweeds Co.A Townland of Carnmore, parish of Dunaghy: Denis Dowds 33 HD Married farmer Co.A RW Eliza Dowds 27 WI Married 1843, dressmaker Co.A RW Ann J. Dowds 7 DA Unmarried, at school Co.A RW Andrew Dowds 5 SO Unmarried Co.A Alexander Dowds 3 SO Unmarried Co.A Patrick Dowds 2m SO Unmarried Co.A Mary Dowds 75 SE Nurse, married 1830, 1841, 1849 Co.A R In the household of Samuel Min in the Townland of Cloughgaldenagh, parish of Dunaghy: Gracie Douds 30 BO Unmarried linen weaver Co.A R Townland of Tullaketagh, parish of Dunaghy: Duncan Dowd 63 HD Married farmer Co.A Mary Dowd 66 WI Married 1815 Co.A R James Dowd 27 SO Unmarried cattle dealer Co.A RW Hetu Dowd 29 NE Unmarried labourer Co.A R James McKillop 17 SE Unmarried labourer Co.A Rose McAllister 24 SE Unmarried house servant Co.A Ellen Dowd 23 DA Unmarried, spinning wool Co.A RW John Dowd 5 GS Unmarried Co.A A: John Dowd 26 SO Labourer in America Townland of Tullaketagh, parish of Dunaghy: John Dowd 43 HD Married 1836, 1849, farmer Co.A R Nancy Dowd 43 WI Married 1849, winding yarn Co.A Rachel Stewart 16 SE Unmarried linen weaver Co.A Ellen Dowd 12 DA Unmarried linen weaver Co.A John Dowd 11 SO Unmarried linen weaver Co.A R Patrick Dowd 9 SO Unmarried, winding quills Co.A R Charles Dowd 7 SO Unmarried, winding quills Co.A A: Mary Dowd 6 DA In Co. Antrim D: Catherine Dowd 43 WI Died of Dysentry, Spring 1847 D: James Dowd 9m SO Died of Scarletina, Winter 1848 Townland of Portmore, parish of Ballinderry: Margaret Dowd 55 HD Widow Co.A (Blind) Charles Dowd 26 SO Unmarried linen weaver Co.A RW Elizabeth Ann Dowd 21 DA Unmarried linen weaver Co.A RW Dominick Dowd 19 SO Unmarried linen weaver Co.A RW Joseph Dowd 14 SO Unmarried, at school Co.A R Sarah Curate 18 SE Unmarried winder Co.A A: Hugh Dowd 23 SO Mill Carpenter in Lisburn D: Arthur McCorry 67 VI Linen weaver, died of Fever, Spring 1847 D: Edward Dowd 25 SO Railway Labourer, died of Pleurisy in lungs, Autumn 1848 Townland of Ballyboggy, parish of Dunaghy: In the household of John Cupples: Isabella Dowds 18 SE Unmarried house servant Co.A
- Lily Dowds married Hugh Boyd, the son of Hugh Boyd (1872-1939) and his wife Mary Anne Bell (1874-1950) of Ballytober near Glenarm, County Antrim.
DOWDS WAR DEAD
The following Dowds are recorded in the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
- Annie Dowds aged 31, wife of John Dowds of 18 Barbour Street, Belfast, and Anne Dowds aged 2 and Maureen Dowds aged 6, daughters of Annie and John Dowds were killed in their home on May 5, 1941, presumably as a result of a German bomb.
- H. Dowds, the husband of Minnie B. Dowds of 15 Jonesboro Street, Belfast, and a rifleman in the Royal Irish Rifles was killed on Jul.1, 1916, and is buried in the Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval.
- Henry Dowds, the son of the late John Dowds of Richhill, County Armagh, and a private in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was killed on Jul.1, 1916, aged 35 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
- Hugh Dowds, the son of the James and Rachel Dowds of Carnlough, County Antrim, and a private in the Royal Irish Fusiliers was killed on Jul.11, 1917, aged 23 and is buried in the Beersheba Cemetery.
- Charles John Dowds, the son of the Charles and Eliza Jane Dowds of 73 Ballynahinch Road, Lisburn, County Antrim, and a lance corporal in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was killed on Sep.26, 1916, aged 22 and is buried in the A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers.
- Joseph Dowds, the husband of Elizabeth Dowds of Monree, Donaghcloney and a rifleman in the Royal Irish Rifles was killed on Apr.1, 1918, aged 35 and is buried in the Donaghcloney Old Graveyard.
- Robert Dowds, the son of Hugh Harper Dowds and Elizabeth Dowds of Belfast and a leading aircraftman in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve was killed on Aug.15, 1943, aged 22 and is buried in the Malta Naval Cemetery.
- William James Dowds, the son of Oliver and Jean Dowds of Belfast and an aircraftman first class in the Royal Air Force was killed on Sep.25, 1940, aged 19 and is buried in the Belfast City Cemetery.
Last updated 12/29/06.
Christopher E. Brennen