Dow Family Page


Generation No. 1

1. JOHN DOW was born c1803 and died unknown. He married Janet (Jessie) <Lamont>. She was born unknown and died unknown

Notes on John Dow are:
(1) In the 1841 census at 83 Rose Street, St George's Edinburgh was listed John Dow aged 38 Coachman and his wife Janet aged 35, and children Catherine aged 12, <Thomas> aged 8, Christina aged 8, Donald aged 6, Isabell aged 3 and <Alexander> aged 9 months
(2) In the 1851 census at St Cuthberts, Edinburgh was lsited John Dow aged 43 saddler and <??> maker born St Cuthberts, Edinburgh and his wife Janet aged 43 born Canongate, Edinburgh and children <Samuel> aged 22 coach smith, Peter aged 16 <Wrights> apprentice, Isabella aged 11, Maria aged 8 and John aged 6 all born Canongate, Edinburgh.
(3) Are the 1851 census the same people as 1841?
(4) In the 1851 census at 128 Rose Street, Edinburgh was listed Donald Dow aged 14, Dairyman born Edinburgh, living <?> Robertson's house, Master Dairyman

Children of John Dow are:

a. Catherine Dow, b. c1829

b. Thomas Dow, b. c1833

c. Christina Dow, b. c1833

d. Donald Dow, b. c1835

e. Isabell Dow, b. c1838

f. Alexander Dow, b. c 1840

Generation No. 2

2. DONALD DOW was born c1837-1839 in Midlothian, Edinburgh and died 30 January 1885, Glasow . He married MARGARET GILLESPIE on the 1st of April 1864 in Killwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland. She was born c1842 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland and died on the 28th September 1912 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Notes on Donald Dow are:

(1) In the 1871 Census at Corsehill, Kilwinning was listed Donald Dow, aged 34, Groom, born Midlothian, Edinburgh along with wife Margaret aged 28, Muslin, Sower born Kilwinning, Ayrshire and children Agnes aged 4 born Kilwinning and Margaret aged 3 born Barrhead, Renfrewshire
(2) In the 1881 census at 32 Scotia Street, Glasgow, Donald Dow, aged 4(?) was listed as a Groom, born Edinburgh, Midlothian along with wife Margaret aged 38 born Kilwinning, Ayrshire and children Agnes aged 14, dressmaker born Kilwinning, Maggie aged 12 born Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Elizabeth aged 9 and Christina aged 7 both born Kilwinning, Mary aged 5 and John aged 2 both born Glasgow
(3) Donald Dow, stableman married to Margaret Gillespie died 30th January 1885 at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow usual address 111 Henderson Street, Glasgow of poisoning by laudanum as certified by surgeon (William ?) His parents were listed as John Dow, stableman deceased and Jessie Dow ms <Lamont> (?Lammint) deceased. Agnes Pollock daughter of same address registered the death
(4) In the associated Register of Corrected Entries page 36 19th February 1885, District of Kelvin, Glasgow, The following report of results of the investigation has been received <following> the death of Donald Dow registered under No 170 in the Register Book of Deaths for the year 1885. Cause of death was now listed as Suicide as certified by the Procurator Fiscal Office.
(5) Margaret Dow aged 70, widow of Donald Dow coachman died 28th September 1912, 43 Morrison Street, Gorbals, Glasgow of Chronic Bronchitis, Cardiac disease. Her parents were listed as Andrew Gillespie, brick moulder, deceased and Jane Gillespie, ms Wylie deceased. John Dow, son of 11 Dundas Street, Glasgow was informant.

Children of Daniel Dow are:

a. Agnes Dow, b. 15 Nov 1864, Cordshill, Killwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland, d. 22 Feb 1930, Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, m. William Ferguson Pollock 17 Jun 1884, Hillhead, Glasgow, Scotland

b. Margaret Dow, b. c1869, Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland and d. Unknown

c. Elizabeth Dow, b. c1872, Kilwinning, Ayrshire

d. Christina Dow, b. c1874 Kilwinning, Ayrshire

e. Mary Dow, b. c1876, Glasgow

c. John Dow, b. c1879 Glasgow, d. Unknown



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