Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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The DO(W)ICK Family of Sussex

 

I have no known Dowick or Doick ancestors of my own......

 

.....but I do have a few convoluted links!

My impression is that James Dowick and his wife Mary settled in Pulborough, Sussex by 1754 when their son John Dowick was baptised in the parish.  But from whence did they come?

My direct line Willard ancestors were living in Pulborough at the same time as the Dowick families.

John born in 1754 was a bargeman as were his sons.  Was this also the occupation of his father James?  And might his occupation have been the reason for settling in Pulborough?  The River Arun had been navigable from the coast to Pallingham Quay (near Pulborough) since 1575.  This was extended to Newbridge Wharf (near Billingshurst) in 1787.  After 1813 a canal was constructed linking the River Arun with the River Wey, thus giving a route from the River Thames to the Sussex coast.  When the 1861 census was recorded, 1754 John's son Thomas (born in 1799) was on board "The Fox of Arundel" at Putney on the Thames.

 

Family Group Pages

James Dowick (1783-1853) and Jane Worner (1790-1873)

John Dowick (c1730-1763) and Mary (?-1779)

John Dowick (1754-?) and Avice Piper (1756-1832)

Thomas Doick (1799-1873) and Hannah Foster (1801-1871)

 

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Dowick Families of Sussex

 

 

 

 

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012