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[DEWL621] John Dowley m. Deborah . [DEWL631] George Dewley m. [BARO632] Hannah Barlow . . [DEWL641] John Dooley m. [BANC642] Rachel Bancroft . . . [DEWL652] Rachel Dewley m. [DARB651] Thomas Darbyshire
A John Dowley (son of Edw.) was baptised at Wilmslow -- July 1699 IGI.
Five children named Deborah were baptised at Wilmslow (1699-1703 IGI). Their surnames were Bealey, Fawkner, Ridgway, Stonhewer and Worthington.
[DEWL621] John Dowley and his wife Deborah had two children as follows:
[DEWL631] George (born at Wilmslow, baptised there 7th April 1731), married Hannah Barlow, see later;
John (born at Warford in Alderley parish, baptised at Mobberley, 6th June 1732, (mother's name not given, so unreliable, and most likely another family).
[DEWL631] George Dooley (born 1731), a joiner, married (at Prestbury, 22nd September 1761) [BARO632] Hannah Barlow, both of Woodford.
George and his wife Mary had one son born at Woodford and baptised at Adlington as follows:
[DEWL641] John (baptised 29th August 1762), married Rachel Bancroft, see later.
The discrepancy between the names Hannah and Mary will be noted, for it would appear that Mary and Hannah were actually the same person and there had been a clerical error in one or other entry.
[DEWL641] John Dooley (born 1762), a bobbin turner, married (at Prestbury, 13th October 1782) [BANC642] Rachel Bancroft (born 1758, see BANCROFT), both of Woodford. They had at least two children:
[DEWL652] Rachel (a bible once in the possession of Thomas Darbyshire recorded her date of birth, 2nd June 1797), married Thomas Darbyshire, see later;
Margaret (born at Woodford, 1801), married Abraham Faulkner.
Rachel died at a place not established, though probably Woodford, (12th June 1836). (Her date of death was recorded in the family bible, which has survived.)
At the 1841 census, John Dooley a farmer was living at Woodford, together with Martha Dooley (age 45), who could have been another daughter, daughter-in-law, or (less likely) his second wife.
John, a farmer, died (age 84, of asthma) at Newton by Prestbury (5th November 1846). (John's date of death was recorded in the family bible, which has survived.)
Present at John's death was his son-in-law Abraham Faulkner who had married his daughter Margaret. Abraham farmed land at Newton (owned by Charles Richard Banastre Legh, 1821-88, of Adlington Hall), from before 1835 at least, and was still farming there in 1871. So presumably John Dooley had simply gone to Newton to live with his married daughter.
[DEWL652] Rachel Dewley (born 1797, daughter of John) married (at Manchester, Sts. Mary, Denys & George, 28th May 1827) [DARB651] Thomas Darbyshire (born 1803, see DARBYSHIRE), a labourer.