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Dowsett family in Hawaii

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Dowsett family in Hawaii

Cari (View posts)
Posted: 929188800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1257862296000
Surnames: Dowsett
My gggg grandfather, Samuel Dowsett, was a british sea captain, I think from Scotland. He owned a fleet of ships and I think had relatives in Australia. He met his wife Mary Bishop there. She was born in 1808 in Woolwich Eng.
I think she also had relatives in Australia. I don't know why they left UK for Australia or who their families were.
Samuel bought ships in Australia. They arrived in Hawaii and their son James was the first white baby born to non missionary parents. James, my ggg grandfather was playmate to Kamehameha 4 and 5, and advisor. James married Annie Green Ragsdale. Her father's family owned plantations in VA
but her father left, arriving in Hawaii in 1819. He married a hawaiian chieftess, Annie's mother. James Dowsett, my ggg grandfather, Samuel's son, married Annie Green Ragsdale, my ggg grandmother. Samuel was lost at sea hunting for pearls. The search party looking for him, were murdered by southsea natives. The queen, Liliuokalani, introduced James's and Annie's daughter Tootsie, to her future husband, the heir of Parker Ranch. James was an entrepeneur in the shipping and lumber business in Hawaii.
Their son James was my gg grandfather. His son carried on Annie's maiden name Ragsdale. My mom's maiden name is Ragsdale and we are really Ragsdale/Dowsett Any information on Samuel Dowsett's parents or Annie Green Ragsdale's father's family or Mary Bishop's family would be greatly appreciated.
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