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William Drury (Druary) Dowers and Catherine Kerr

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Re: William Drury (Druary) Dowers and Catherine Kerr

Posted: 1371001090000
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William Drury Dowers died 1921 in Collingwood. Born 6 May 1838. Father James Theophilus Dowers. Mother Mary Caroline Drury.

Catherine Dowers nee Kerr died 1881 in Bendigo (="SRidge"). Year of birth about 1851. Father Peter Kerr. Mother Margaret Hamilton.

James Theophilus Dowers (1814-1885) married Mary Caroline Drury on 30 May 1836 at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, London, Middlesex.

James Theophilus Dowers baptized 22 Jan 1815 (born 28 Dec 1814), son of David & Elizabeth Dowers at St Margaret, Westminster, London, Middlesex. They lived at Orchard Street and he was a Labourer.

James Theophilus Dowers died Dec Q 1885 in Poplar, London.

1851 census:
James 37 born Westminster, London, Middlesex
Mary C 31 born Ratcliffe, London, Middlesex
William D 13 born Ratcliffe, London, Middlesex (William Drury)(JunQ1838)
Charles 9 born Ratcliffe, London, Middlesex (Charles Cowdery)(SepQ1842)
Ann 7 born Ratcliffe, London, Middlesex (Ann Drury)(MarQ1845)
Susannah 4 born Ratcliffe, London, Middlesex (Susannah Matilda)(JunQ1847)
James 1 born Ratcliffe, London, Middlesex (James Theophilus)(MarQ1850)
(After 1851 census)
George 1851-1852 (George Cowdery)(DecQ1851-DecQ1852)(buried 6 Jan 1853 at age of 13 months as George Cowdery Dowers)

Mary Catherine Dowers nee Drury died Mar Q 1858

1881 census
James (widower) 69 born Shadwell, London, Middlesex
Charles 40 born Ratcliffe, London, Middlesex

Catherine Kerr had some siblings showing up in the BDM records for Victoria:
James (c1857–1899 Melbourne)
Alexander (c1859–1867 Bendigo) (then known as Sandhurst, Sandridge)
Margaret Ann 1861 Bendigo – 1862 Bendigo
Elizabeth Ann 9 May 1862 Bendigo – 1948 “Tbury”
Flora 1864 Bendigo
(Twin) 1867 Bendigo – 1867 Bendigo (2weeks)
(Twin) 1867 Bendigo – 1867 Bendigo (1week)

Catherine Kerr’s parents are shown in this family tree as from Glasgow, Scotland
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/35884262/person/19403577153

Possible death for Peter Kerr in 1879
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