Saturday, January 15, 2011

Elizabeth Dowding: Birth record

In 1991, I requested a copy of Elizabeth Dowding's full birth record from the General Register Office in London. Many members of the family record her birth on 5 Aug or 15 Oct in 1851 or 1852. This record documents that she was actually born on 10 November 1851 in Great Cheverell, Wiltshire, England.


  1. My great grandfather, Jesse Dowding, was also born in Great Cheverell in about 1837. We are guessing that his father was James Pearce Dowding (abt 1816-1840) and mother was Anna (Annie or Hannah) Dredge (abt 1816-1846). Do you know of this line of Dowdings?

  2. Lisa, I'm sorry, I don't. I haven't conducted research on the Dowdings beyond Elizabeth.