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Re: Dow Family / Dow Brewery in Montreal
Posted by: Alex Dow (ID *****6925) Date: May 31, 2006 at 05:21:29
In Reply to: Dow Family / Dow Brewery in Montreal by Maggie Barron of 2066

Afternoon Maggie

There are many Web pages about the Dow Brewery in Montreal, this one gives the dates of death of the two brothers, so if you obtain copies of any death records and also search for obituarries in the local papers, these may give you clues as to their origins-

http://www.lib.uwo.ca/business/ccc-dow.htm

The University of Glasgow has archived records of many Scottish Breweries, you may get additional information there-

http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/hostsite/default.html

The Canadian Archives also would appear to be worth investigating-

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/

This Wilkipedia entry starts to narrow things down-

http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=38526

Bearing in mind that there can be confusion between where a person was born/baptised and where that person "came from", there is a couple, William Dow and Anne Mason married 1800 in Aberdeenshire with a first child born that year, then apparently moving to Perthshire and Muthill eventually, with a later son Andrew born 1809.

Use the Family Group facilities of familysearch to find them-

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

International Genealogical Index - British Isles
76. WILLIAM DOW - International Genealogical Index / BI
Gender: Male Christening: 15 APR 1800 Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland

77. JANET DOW - International Genealogical Index / BI
Gender: Female Christening: 26 SEP 1802 Perth, Perth, Scotland

78. HELEN DOW - International Genealogical Index / BI
Gender: Female Christening: 26 JUL 1805 Muthill, Perth, Scotland

79. ANDREW DOW - International Genealogical Index / BI
Gender: Male Christening: 07 MAY 1809 Muthill, Perth, Scotland

Matches: International Genealogical Index/British Isles - 4
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You should try to get more details in Canada, before following up in Scotland, preferably on Scotland's People-

http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

This has records going back to about 1553-

http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?r=554&413

Generally if you are satisfied that the records found on familysearch are likely to be relevant, you should order photo-copies from Scotland's People as frequently the original document has comments, notes etc that do not appear in the on-line index.

But cross-check everything carefully!!

Gang waurily, dinnae spend y'r siller 'til y'r shair!

Alex Dow


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