See also

Emma JOHNS (1853- )

Elizabeth Emma JOHNS (known as 'Emma'), daughter of William H R JOHNS (1831-1870) and Mary Ann SWEETMAN (1830- ), was born in 1853 in Cawsand, Cornwall. She appeared in the census in 1871 in Cawsand aged 17. The address was: Garrett Street. She married Samuel Stamper DOWKES Q1 1875 in St.Germans, Cornwall. She appeared in the census in 1881 in Woolwich, Kent aged 27. The address was: Brookhill Road Cottages, Woolwich Arsenal. She appeared in the census in 1891 in Cawsand aged 37. The address was: Garrett Street.

 

Samuel Stamper DOWKES was born Q3 1837 in Bulmer, Yorkshire. He appeared in the census in 1881 in Woolwich aged 43. The address was: Brookhill Road Cottages, Woolwich Arsenal. In 1881 he was a Master Gunner in Royal Artillery aged 43. The address was: Woolwich Arsenal. He appeared in the census in 1891 in Cawsand aged 53. The address was: Garrett Street. In 1891 he was an Army Pensioner in Cawsand aged 53. He died Q3 1891 in St.Germans. He and Elizabeth Emma JOHNS had the following children:

 

Winifred Mary DOWKES (1876- ). Winifred was born Q1 1876 in Plymouth, Devon.1 She appeared in the census in 1881 in Woolwich aged 5. The address was: Brookhill Road Cottages, Woolwich Arsenal. She appeared in the census in 1891 in Cawsand aged 15. The address was: Garrett Street. She married George GOLDING Q3 1903 in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Thomas DOWKES (1877-1904). Thomas was born Q3 1877 in Shoeburyness, Essex. He appeared in the census in 1881 in Woolwich aged 3. The address was: Brookhill Road Cottages, Woolwich Arsenal. He appeared in the census in 1891 in Cawsand aged 14. The address was: Ship Inn, Garrett Street. In 1901 he was a Manager of Public House in Cawsand aged 23. The address was: Ship Inn, Garrett Street. He appeared in the census in 1901 in Kingsand, Cornwall aged 24. The address was: Ship Inn, Garrett Street. Staying with Uncle (William Henry Willcocks (1861)). Thomas married Kate Elliott CARNE Q3 1901. He died Q1 1904 in Cawsand aged 26.

Ethel Elenor DOWKES (1879- ). Ethel was born Q2 1879 in Pembroke Dock, Wales. She appeared in the census in 1881 in Woolwich aged 1. The address was: Brookhill Road Cottages, Woolwich Arsenal. She appeared in the census in 1891 in Cawsand aged 11. The address was: Garrett Street. She appeared in the census in 1901 in Plymouth. The address was: 1 The Terrace, HM DocKyard. In 1901 she was a Cook in Plymouth. The address was: The Terrace, HM DocKyard. She married William Henry LOACH Q4 1904 in Devonport, Plymouth.

Florence DOWKES (1881- ). Florence was born Q3 1881 in Cawsand. She appeared in the census in 1891 in Cawsand aged 9. The address was: Duck Street. Staying with Grandmother (Mary Ann (Wilcocks)(1830)). Florence married James GOLDING Q2 1918 in Paddington, London.

William Henry DOWKES (1883-1915). William was born Q2 1883 in Cawsand. He appeared in the census in 1891 in Cawsand aged 7. The address was: Duck Street. Staying with Grandmother (Mary Ann (Wilcocks)(1830)). William appeared in the census in 1891 in Cawsand aged 7. The address was: Garrett Street. He Attested (Military) on on 13 May 1897 at Devonport. The address was: Lancashire Fusiliers (Rgt No 5646). He was Demobbed (Military) on 12 May 1909. He Attested (Military) on on 16 June 1909 at Devonport. The address was: Middlesex Regiment (Rgt No. 12587). He died of Killed In action on 15 February 1915 in Ypre, Belgium. Private WILLIAM HENRY DOWKES

L/12587, 3rd Bn., Middlesex Regiment

who died age 32

on 15 February 1915

Son of Elizabeth Emma Dowkes, of 10, Tracy St., Plymouth.

Remembered with honour

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL.

Richard John DOWKES (1885-1886). Richard was born Q4 1885 in Cawsand. He died Q4 1886 in Cawsand.

Francis Samuel DOWKES (1888- ). Francis was born Q2 1888 in Cawsand. He appeared in the census in 1891 in Cawsand aged 3. The address was: Garrett Street. He married Harriet S WALKE Q2 1915 in Truro, Cornwall.

Frederick Harry DOWKES (1889-1890). Frederick was born Q4 1889.2 He died Q3 1890.

George Arthur DOWKES (1889-1890). George was born Q4 1889.2 He died Q2 1890.

Dorothy Albertha DOWKES (1891- ). Dorothy was born Q4 1891 in Cawsand. She appeared in the census in 1901 in Cawsand aged 10. The address was: Millpool. Staying with Grandmother (Mary Ann (Wilcocks)(1830)). Dorothy married James BEER Q4 1914 in Devonport.

John Stamper DOWKES (1897- ). John was born Q2 1897.

Sources

1"Birth Index". Plymouth 5b/283.
National Archives, Kew.
2Ibid. Stoke Damerell 5b/305.