Dowling One Name Study

Dowling, Thomas

Dowling, Thomas

Male Bef 1774 - 1844  (> 70 years)

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  • Name Dowling, Thomas  [1
    Birth 1774  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born Bef 11 Jun 1774  Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 11 Jun 1774  Marston Bigot Church, Somerset, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth 1775  Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 7 Jun 1841  Frome Selwood, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 66; Apparently as head of household 
    Occupation 7 Jun 1841  Frome Selwood, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Residence 7 Jun 1841  Frome Selwood, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Tuckmarsh Farm 
    Death 22 Jun 1843  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Name Thomas Dolen Dowling  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Reference Number 1772 
    Buried 27 Jun 1843  New Church, East Woodlands, Somerset, Great britain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Jun 1844  Tytherington, Marston Bigot, Frome, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I1772  Dowling-One-Name-Study
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2019 

    Father Dolen, James,   b. 1750,   d. DECEASED 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elliot, Sarah,   d. DECEASED 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Dowling, Mary,   b. 1775, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED, See Note Page Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 Feb 1799  St Johns Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Dowling, Eliza,   b. 10 Sep 1799, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED  [natural]
     2. Dowling, Charles,   b. 1802, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED  [natural]
     3. Dowling, Hugh,   b. 8 Feb 1803, Tuckermarsh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Lenawee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     4. Dowling, James,   b. Bef 8 Dec 1804,   d. DECEASED  [natural]
     5. Dowling, Fanny,   b. 1805, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED  [natural]
    +6. Dowling, Henry,   b. 27 Jun 1806, Frome, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED  [natural]
     7. Dowling, Jemima,   b. 1808, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED  [natural]
     8. Dowling, Stephen,   b. 1811, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED  [natural]
     9. Dowling, Charity,   b. 1812, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED  [natural]
     10. Dowling, Anna,   b. 1814, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED  [natural]
     11. Dowling, Sarah,   b. 1815, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED  [natural]
    +12. Dowling, Thomas,   b. 1816, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED  [natural]
    +13. Dowling, Andrew,   b. 1818, Tytherington, Marston Bigot, Frome, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1891, Midlands, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 72 years)  [natural]
     14. Dowling, Mary,   b. 1820, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1825  (Age 5 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jelly, Hannah,   d. DECEASED 
    Married 31 Aug 1836  St. John's, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Dowling, Ezra,   b. 28 Mar 1838, Tytherington, Marston Bigot, Frome, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED  [natural]
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F2919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1774 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 11 Jun 1774 - Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1775 - Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 22 Jun 1843 - London, England Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    Census-1841-ENG-Dowling-Thomas-02.jpg
    Census-1841-ENG-Dowling-Thomas-02.jpg
    Database online.

  • Notes 
    • Dowlings in England and Michigan
      Posted by Hal Peters on June 20, 1998 at 21:31:33:
      E-mail: peters.harold@mcleodusa.net
      In Reply to: Re: Dowlings in England posted by Alison Rosser on May 23, 1998 at 15:07:36:

      Alison, I'm intrigued by your reference to a "vast Dowling database." My mother's maiden name was Mildred Dowling, and she has gathered data on a number of Dowlings in our family, going back to a Thomas Dowling, 1774-1844, who was buried at East Woodlands, Somerset, England. One of his sons, Hugh, 1803-1884, migrated to Michigan in 1850, and was my ggGrandfather. I have a number of other Dowlings in my data -- do any of the above match anything you have? (In rechecking my notes, I see that Thomas was originally a Dolen, but evidently took the name of his wife, who was Mary Dowling.)

      Thanks in advance for any light you may be able to shed...

      - Hal Peters
      ------------------------------------
      Re: Dowlings in England and Michigan
      Posted by Hal Peters on July 04, 1998 at 15:30:33:
      In Reply to: Re: Dowlings in England and Michigan posted by Alison Rosser on July 02, 1998 at 09:32:05:

      Hi again Alison,
      My mother passed along some more data re our English forbears. My ggggrandfather, Thomas Dolen/Dowling, was baptized 11 June 1774 at Marston Bigot Church, died 22 June 1843 at Tytherington,and was buried 27 June 1843 at the New Church, East Woodlands. He and his first wife, Mary Dowling, had 16 children, including a James (baptized 8 December 1804 at St. Johns, Frome), and Hugh (my gggrandfather, born 8 Feb 1803 at Tuckmarsh), both of whom migrated to America in the mid-1800's. Looks like we have no connection, so far, at least.
      - Hal Peters
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: peters.harold [mailto:peters.harold@mcleodusa.net]
      Sent: 10 February 1999 03:43
      To: Brian.Dowling@tesco.net
      Subject: A Dowling puzzle

      Brian,

      Here's a Dowling puzzle that may or may not interest you.

      My mother's maiden name was Mildred Dowling. After many years of family research, she learned that she is descended from a James Dolen who married a Mary Morgan in 1749 in Frome, Somerset, England. One of their sons, also a James Dolen, b. 1750, married Sarah Elliot. In turn, their son Thomas married Mary Dowling(some doubt as to her surname) and was thereafter known as Thomas Dowling (that's one theory, anyway). However, the name transformation may have taken place, all the descendants since have taken the name Dowling. Some migrated here to the USA, and others remained in England.

      Do these circumstances make us less authentic Dowlings than others?

      How is a Doolan different from a Dolen?

      - Hal Peters
      Iowa City, IA
      USA

      (Great website, by the way!)
      -----Original Message-----
      From: peters.harold [mailto:peters.harold@mcleodusa.net]
      Sent: 11 February 1999 04:27
      To: Brian Dowling
      Subject: Re: A Dowling puzzle

      Good evening to you, Brian,

      Thanks so much for the very prompt and most thorough response to my Dolen/Dowling message. I appreciated it all, but the last part giving some of the descendants of James Dolen got me especially excited. This is clearly my family, and someone out there besides me must be researching it.

      Of course I may be misinterpreting your message. What exactly is your source for this information? Are these data all from your own gleaning, or is there in fact someone else researching this line? Though I've been using computers for many years, I'm still in the learning stage in regard to the Internet (and will probably always be), so your reference to the "BBS" has me puzzled. Is this a "bulletin board", and if so, how do I access it?

      As to your specific question regarding the Dolen data, the only mismatch I see compared to what I have is that Thomas Dolen/Dowling's father, as well as his grandfather, was named James Dolen, according to my best information.

      At present, the James Dolen descendants (together with spouses) in my family tree number somewhat over 500, and include some 7th great grandchildren. Most of these are immigrants (including both Hugh and James Dowling) to the USA and their descendants. I've been busy with other (non-Dowling) lines in my family, and have not yet gotten serious about tracking down Dowling relatives in the "old country".

      I eagerly await your elaborating on the source of your James Dolen data!

      - Hal

      P.S. As to the William Dowling query from Australia, I have no match for that.

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      Dowlings in England and Michigan
      Posted by Hal Peters on June 20, 1998 at 21:31:33:
      E-mail: peters.harold@mcleodusa.net
      In Reply to: Re: Dowlings in England posted by Alison Rosser on May 23, 1998 at 15:07:36:

      Alison, I'm intrigued by your reference to a "vast Dowling database." My mother's maiden name was Mildred Dowling, and she has gathered data on a number of Dowlings in our family, going back to a Thomas Dowling, 1774-1844, who was buried at East Woodlands, Somerset, England. One of his sons, Hugh, 1803-1884, migrated to Michigan in 1850, and was my ggGrandfather. I have a number of other Dowlings in my data -- do any of the above match anything you have? (In rechecking my notes, I see that Thomas was originally a Dolen, but evidently took the name of his wife, who was Mary Dowling.)

      Thanks in advance for any light you may be able to shed...

      - Hal Peters
      ------------------------------------
      Re: Dowlings in England and Michigan
      Posted by Hal Peters on July 04, 1998 at 15:30:33:
      In Reply to: Re: Dowlings in England and Michigan posted by Alison Rosser on July 02, 1998 at 09:32:05:

      Hi again Alison,
      My mother passed along some more data re our English forbears. My ggggrandfather, Thomas Dolen/Dowling, was baptized 11 June 1774 at Marston Bigot Church, died 22 June 1843 at Tytherington,and was buried 27 June 1843 at the New Church, East Woodlands. He and his first wife, Mary Dowling, had 16 children, including a James (baptized 8 December 1804 at St. Johns, Frome), and Hugh (my gggrandfather, born 8 Feb 1803 at Tuckmarsh), both of whom migrated to America in the mid-1800's. Looks like we have no connection, so far, at least.
      - Hal Peters
      ---------------------------------------
      -----Original Message-----
      From: peters.harold [mailto:peters.harold@mcleodusa.net]
      Sent: 10 February 1999 03:43
      To: Brian.Dowling@tesco.net
      Subject: A Dowling puzzle

      Brian,

      Here's a Dowling puzzle that may or may not interest you.

      My mother's maiden name was Mildred Dowling. After many years of family research, she learned that she is descended from a James Dolen who married a Mary Morgan in 1749 in Frome, Somerset, England. One of their sons, also a James Dolen, b. 1750, married Sarah Elliot. In turn, their son Thomas married Mary Dowling(some doubt as to her surname) and was thereafter known as Thomas Dowling (that's one theory, anyway). However, the name transformation may have taken place, all the descendants since have taken the name Dowling. Some migrated here to the USA, and others remained in England.

      Do these circumstances make us less authentic Dowlings than others?

      How is a Doolan different from a Dolen?

      - Hal Peters
      Iowa City, IA
      USA

      (Great website, by the way!)
      -----Original Message-----
      From: peters.harold [mailto:peters.harold@mcleodusa.net]
      Sent: 11 February 1999 04:27
      To: Brian Dowling
      Subject: Re: A Dowling puzzle

      Good evening to you, Brian,

      Thanks so much for the very prompt and most thorough response to my Dolen/Dowling message. I appreciated it all, but the last part giving some of the descendants of James Dolen got me especially excited. This is clearly my family, and someone out there besides me must be researching it.

      Of course I may be misinterpreting your message. What exactly is your source for this information? Are these data all from your own gleaning, or is there in fact someone else researching this line? Though I've been using computers for many years, I'm still in the learning stage in regard to the Internet (and will probably always be), so your reference to the "BBS" has me puzzled. Is this a "bulletin board", and if so, how do I access it?

      As to your specific question regarding the Dolen data, the only mismatch I see compared to what I have is that Thomas Dolen/Dowling's father, as well as his grandfather, was named James Dolen, according to my best information.

      At present, the James Dolen descendants (together with spouses) in my family tree number somewhat over 500, and include some 7th great grandchildren. Most of these are immigrants (including both Hugh and James Dowling) to the USA and their descendants. I've been busy with other (non-Dowling) lines in my family, and have not yet gotten serious about tracking down Dowling relatives in the "old country".

      I eagerly await your elaborating on the source of your James Dolen data!

      - Hal

      P.S. As to the William Dowling query from Australia, I have no match for that.

  • Sources 
    1. [S962] 1841 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online.
      Record for Thomas Dowling
      Census-1841-ENG-Dowling-Thomas-02.jpg
      Census-1841-ENG-Dowling-Thomas-02.jpg
      Database online.


    2. [S974] OneWorldTree, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA;), Database online.
      Record for Thomas Dolen Dowling

    3. [S974] OneWorldTree, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA;), Database online.
      Record for James Dolen

    4. [S974] OneWorldTree, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA;), Database online.
      Record for Ezra Dowling

    5. [S974] OneWorldTree, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA;), Database online.
      Record for Eliza Dowling