Family groups


Updates

18 December 2013 verified and added dates on the family group page of Charles Downie and Sarah Ann Goodyer from New Zealand Births, Deaths and Marriages Online and cemetery records. NZ BDM Online does not give the place of birth, death or marriage and, where other evidence has not been found to support the place given, it has been placed in square brackets and marked with an asterisk. In most cases, the original information is probably correct.

18 December 2013 linked Dumfriesshire Downies from index page of this website.

14 February 2013 made live the eventual replacement for this website - Dumfriesshire Downies (opens in a new window). Work on this site ceased temporarily while progress was made on the new site.

22 January 2013 added death information for Alexander Matthew Downie on the family group page of Christopher Downie and Margaret Peddie from his death certificate and information about his occupation from his marriage and death certificates; noted that William James Downie was still alive (address Skerryvore, 15 Court Way, Acton, London W3) on 18 September 1956 when he registered his brother's death. Corrected birthdate of Christopher Downie on same page (source Downie family bible). Corrected burial place of Christopher Downie and his family (New Monkland Cemetery instead of Old Monkland) on the family group page of John Downie and Jane Gordon based on information provided by Chris Cottier. Minor editing of obituary of Christopher Downie.

25-6 October 2012 updated links to this page on all family group pages a-j; added additional date and place information to the family group pages of Christopher Downie and Margaret Peddie, Christopher Gordon Downie and Margaret Barron Murray, Christopher Gordon Downie and Mary Emily Alderson and Isa Downie and Dr Dyson Milroy Blair (information from Chris Cottier, Rob and Mary Blair, Tessa Hamilton, and from personal research on Family Search - IGI & Zimbabwe Death Notices - and on Scotlandspeople); Janet Downie and William Gass and John Downie and Jane (Jean) Gordon (information on birthdates from LDS UK Vital Records CD-ROM)

24 October 2012 corrected details about grandmothers and children on the family group page of Christopher Edward Cottier and Petra Mary Dorssers (information from Chris Cottier), added information from Papers Past (New Zealand) and New Zealand Births, Deaths and Marriages (both links open in new windows) to the family group page of Charles Downie and Sarah Ann Goodyer

23 October 2012 Death of Theodorus Bartholomeus Dorssers added to Christopher Edward Cottier and Petra Mary Dorssers and references to children's school removed

21 October 2012 Family Groups page (this page) layout revised with minor editorial changes; broken links to missing page removed from this page and George Downie and Ethel Fyfe b 1940 and 1944; Hon. John Wallace Downie, C.M.G. and Clara Carrol and Christopher Downie and Margaret Peddie updated with information from Zimbabwe Death Notices on Family Search, and from Rob and Mary Blair, Zimbabwe, with further research by Ian Downie on Margaret Peddie's parents from IGI on Family Search

19 October 2012 site maintenance taken over by Ian Downie. Home page - link to Graeme Gordon's website changed to http://members.iinet.net.au/~nodrog1/online_tree/index.html; contact details changed to give Ian Downie's email address

07 February 2006 Matthew Gass and Elizabeth Margaret Wishart b 1869 and 1872 - New family group, information provided by Eric Brassington

02 July 2004 Agnes Downie and Walter Thomson b 1849 and 1841-Additional information provided by Harold Sheard, Regina, Saskatchewan Canada

04 February 2004 William Mason and Margaret Barker (Nee Milburn) b 1820 and 1818 - Additional information about Agnes Black including dates from information provided by Delia Gleave Linslade, Bedfordshire.

18 October 2003 Home page - the link to Ian Downie's website changed to www.downieabz.org.uk

04 June 2003 Home page - a link to Clan Lindsay Society of Australia inserted information provided by Teresa Bostle, Clan Commander, Canberra, Australia

24 January 2003 Christopher Edward Cottier and Petra Mary Dorssers b 1951 and 1955 - New family group, information provided by Christopher Cottier, Vancouver, Canada

04 November 2002 Hon. John Wallace Downie and the Francistown Defence Force 1899 information provided by Geoff Quick, Francistown, Botswana

16 October 2002 Isa Downie and Dr Dyson Milroy Blair b abt 1920 and abt 1915 - New family group, information provided by Christopher Cottier, Vancouver, Canada and Rob Blair Zimbabwe

25 September 2002 Janet Downie and William Gass b 1839 and 1834 - Added Ancestors of William Gass and Descendants of William Gass from information provided by Robbie Wilson

23 September 2002 Hon. John Wallace Downie story --- Information provided by Victor Ellen, New Zealand and Geoff Quick, Francistown, Botswana

12 September 2002 Hon. John Wallace Downie, C.M.G. and Clara Carrol b 1876 - New family group, information provided by Victor Ellen, New Zealand and Christopher Cottier, Vancouver, Canada

08 September 2002 William Mason and Margaret Barker (Nee Milburn) b 1820 and 1818 - New family group, information obtained from the Kendal Archive Centre

01 September 2002 Charles Downie and Sarah Ann Goodyer b 1843 and 1857 -- Added Obituaries for Charles Downie and Sarah Ann Goodyer - Information provided by Victor Ellen, New Zealand

31 August 2002 Charles Downie's 90th Birthday - Information provided by Victor Ellen, New Zealand.

30 August 2002 Victor Edward Ellen and Rosina Jessie Lee b 1943 and 1943 - Victor Ellen's own family group.

30 August 2002 John Downie's family tree and Charles Downie's family tree - Additional information about more family members and dates from information provided byVictor Ellen, New Zealand.

30 August 2002 Garnet Aubrey Ellen and Estelle Stock b 1917 and 1921 - New family group, information provided by Victor Ellen, New Zealand.

30 August 2002 Gertrude Lena Downie and George Edward Carter Ellen b 1897 and 1899 - New family group, information provided by Victor Ellen, New Zealand.

30 August 2002 Gertrude Lena Downie and Alfred John Cook b 1897 and 1899 - New family group, information provided by Victor Ellen, New Zealand.

30 August 2002 John Downie and Sarah Stott b 1841 and 1856 - New family group, information provided by Victor Ellen, New Zealand.

26 August 2002 Charles Downie and Sarah Ann Goodyer b 1843 and 1857 - New family group, information provided by Graeme Gordon ,Perth, Australia

21 August 2002 Agnes Downie and Walter Thomson b 1849 and 1841 - Additional information about more family members and dates from information provided byVictor Ellen, New Zealand.

19 August 2002 Jane Ann Downie and Lancelot Graham b 1864 and 1864-- Added The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Record of Commemoration in Memory of Lancelot Graham also picture from information provided by Victor Ellen, New Zealand.

19 August 2002 John Downie and Maggie Elliot b 1866 and 1872-- Added The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Record of Commemoration in Memory of Archie Downie also picture from information provided by Victor Ellen, New Zealand.

01 August 2002 Christopher Downie and Margaret Peddie b 1857 and 1857 -- Added Obituary forChristopher Downie from information provided by Christopher Cottier, Vancouver, Canada and also Paul Archibald, The Lindsay Institute, Lanark, Scotland

27 July 2002 Alistair James Downie and Susan Brown b 1961 and 1961 - New family group added.

26 July 2002 Home page --- Changes made to the home page, a link to Robert Downie's website which also includes a history of the Downie name.

14 July 2002 Anthony Huddlestone and Anne Askew b 1823 and 1823 - New family group, information obtained from the Kendal Archive Centre

10 July 2002 John William Gordon and Mary Jean Farrish b 1784 - New family group, information provided by Graeme Gordon ,Perth, Australia and confirmed at the Dumfries Archives

26 June 2002 Christopher Gordon Downie and Margaret Barron Murray - Added Obituary for Christopher Gordon Downie from information provided by Christopher Cottier, Vancouver, Canada

22 June 2002 Archibald Downie and Mary Taylor --- Added Obituary for Archibald Downie from information provided by Alec Downie

15 June 2002 Julia Mary Margaret Downie and Douglas Joseph Cottier - Additional details extracted from copies of Birth / Marriage certificates provided by Christopher Cottier, Vancouver, Canada and also information from a book titled From The High Pennines, the story of an Alderson family from the 17th century to the dawn of the 21st, by Marmaduke Alderson

14 June 2002 Christopher Gordon Downie and Mary Emily Alderson --- Additional details extracted from copies of Birth / Marriage certificates provided by Christopher Cottier, Vancouver, Canada.

14 June 2002 Christopher Gordon Downie and Margaret Barron Murray - Additional details extracted from copies of Birth / Marriage certificates provided by Christopher Cottier, Vancouver, Canada.

14 June 2002 Christopher Downie and Margaret Peddie - Additional details extracted from copies of Birth / Marriage certificates provided by Christopher Cottier, Vancouver, Canada.

09 June 2002 Christopher Gordon Downie and Mary Emily Alderson - New family group, information from a book titled From The High Pennines, the story of an Alderson family from the 17th century to the dawn of the 21st, by Marmaduke Alderson

09 June 2002 Christopher Gordon Downie and Margaret Barron Murray - New family group, information from a book titled From The High Pennines, the story of an Alderson family from the 17th century to the dawn of the 21st, by Marmaduke Alderson

09 June 2002 Philip Mark Downie and Kim Charline Moody - New addition to the family group Charlotte Grace Downie b 16 May 2002 Lincoln, Lincolnshire

30 May 2002 Technical details --- Now using Leech FTP

30 May 2002 William Mason and Elizabeth Mary Huddlestone - Additional information obtained from the Kendal Archive Centre

22 May 2002 Janet Downie and William Gass - The parents of William Gass added with various dates due to information received from Robbie Wilson

22 May 2002 Home page --- Changes made to the home page Family Groups and Updates to record the date and when any changes are made to the website, this page will also include the Technical details of the website

Technical details

This Web site was originally produced by George Downie with a 19" Monitor using Microsoft ME as the operating system

Printing-- For the best results in Orientation use landscape

The line images were made using Paint in Accessories, other images were downloaded from the net, grateful thanks to Ian Downie

The resolution was set at 1024 x 768

Microsoft FrontPage Express was used to create the web pages

These were then uploaded to the net using Leech FTP

Ian Downie is in the process of updating and modernising the website using Dreamweaver CS5 on Macintosh

Page last modified December 18, 2013 by Ian Downie