'Dowse1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Dowse of Browton, Dowse of Moore Court, Douce of Jamaica, Douce of West Malling

CountyGen (Berry, Hampshire, p312), which follows the Visitation, identifies the arms of this family as "Or, a chev. chequy, ar. and az. betw. three greyhounds, courant, sa. collared gu.".
Nicholas Dowse of Husborne, co. Southampton (Hampshire)
m. Allice Ingpen (dau of _ Ingpen of Gallaker)
1. William Dowse
2. Richard Dowse of Moore Court, co. Southampton
  m. Allice Tutt (dau of George Tutt of Moore Court)
  A. Thomas Dowse (dsp)
B. John Dowse of Moore Court
  m. Alice Naylor (dau of William Naylor of Bewley (Beaulieu))
  i. Richard Dowse of Moore Court
  m. Elizabeth Pawlett (dau of Thomas Pawlett of Melplash, son of William, Marquess of Winchester)
  a. George Dowse probably the George of Moore Court who was father of ...
  (1) Maria Dowse
  m1. Sir Nicholas Fuller of Chamberhouse (b c1592, d 07.1621?)
  m2. Thomas Lee (son of Thomas son/heir of Sir Thomas of Moreton)
b.+ other issue - Pawlett, Elizabeth
  ii. Thomas Dowse of Browton, co. Southampton
  m. Blanch Covert of Sussex
  a. Sir Francis Dowse of Browton & Nether Wallop
  m. Elizabeth Pawlett (dau of Hamden Pawlett 'of Nether Wallop')
  (1) Hamden Dowse
  (2) Thomas Dowse probably the Thomas Douce of Nether Wallop who was father of ...
(A) Elizabeth Dowse or Douce
  m. Robert Gosling (b 1684)
  (3) Giles Dowse apparently of this generation
  (A) Elizabeth Dowse (coheir)
  m. William Uvedale of Horton (d before 14.11.1679)
  (4) Anne Dowse (d 1644)
  m. Sir Philip Carteret of St. Ouen (b 1583)
  (5) Ester Dowse or Dowce probably of this generation, surname shown as Dowce
  m. Henry Paulet of Amport (d 1672)
  b. Allice Dowse
  m. William Grymes "of the North"
  (1)+ issue - John, Honor, Frances, Elizabeth
  c.+ other issue - Edward, Richard, Gabriell, John, Elizabeth, Jane



BLG1858 identifies the following as "descended from a respectable family in Hampshire, of which county Sir Francis Douce served as high-sheriff 4th Charles II" (1652). Wikipedia ("High Sheriff of Hampshire') does not show such a Francis in/around that year but does showa Francis Douse as High Sheriff in 1628. We suspect that that was the same person as the Sir Francis Dowse of Browton & Nether Wallop shown above. This is supported by the fact that BLG1858 identifies the arms of this family as the same as the above family's.
Thomas Douce (d 1799)
1. Thomas Augustus Douce of West Malling
  m. Margaret Hubble (dau/heir of Benjamin Hubble of West Malling by dau of John Savage of Boughton (not Brighton, son of John by Ann, dau of John Alchorne)
  A. Thomas Augustus (or Augustus Thomas) Douce of Malling, later of Debtling in Kent (b 09.1779, 2nd son)
  B. William Henry Douce
  BLG1858 suggests that William had 1 daughter by his 1st marriage + 3 sons by the 2nd. These may have been just the surviving children as Berry suggests that he had the following family.
  m1. Jane Downman (dau of Colonel _ Downman)
  i. issue - Emma (d infant), Jane (d infant), Ann
  m2. Emily Penfold (dau of Edward Penfold of Loose)
  iv.+ other issue - William Henry, Thomas Augustus, Alfred, Francis, Emily, Maria, Charlotte
  C. Sophia Margaret Douce
  m. John Dudlow of West Malling
  D.+ other issue - Francis Hubble (dsp), Charles Benjamin (dsp), George Frederick, Augustus Edmund, Harriet Elizabeth, Frances Catherine
2.+ other issue - Francis (b 1756-7, dsp 26.03.1834, antiquary), William of Bath (had issue)



Possibly connected to the above family, but shown here primarily for our convenience, was ...
John Douce of Clarendon, Jamaica
m. Elizabeth
1. Catherine Douce (d 13.05.1782)
m1. Robert Penny (Attorney-General of Jamaica)
  m2. Edward Trelawny, Governor of Jamaica (Colonel, MP, son of Sir Jonathan, Bart)
2. Ivy Douce
  m. William Hancock of the Close, Salisbury (d 09.06.1798)
  A. Maria Hancock (d 13.03.1827)
  m. Stephen Robinson of Honiton (MD)
  B. Elizabeth Douce Hancock
  m. William Molyneux Marston of Willenhall (dsp, son of Richard of Willenhall, m2. Rosamund)
  C. Fanny Hancock (d 20.02.1817)
  m. John Douce Garthwaite of Shackleford (cousin)
3. Elizabeth Douce (bur 07.12.1774)
  m1. Ezekiel Gomersall (b 1663-4, d 12.05.1734, Colonel, Member of HM Council in Jamaica, m1. Mary, dau of Francis Dickinson by Mary)
  m2. Edward Garthwaite of Shackleford (d 22.10.1781)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (originally uploaded to a Temporary page on 28.10.06 then uploaded to DZmisc11 on 23.10.15, reviewed 03.05.17 & 12.03.21) : Visitation (Hampshire, 1530+1575+1622-34, 'Dowse'), 'An Armorial of Jersey' (J. Bertrand Payne, 1859, 'Pedigree of Dowse', p83)
(2) For middle section : BLG1858 ('Douce of West Malling, now of Debtling'), CountyGen (Berry, Sussex (p96) & Kent (p176))
(3) For lower section : MGH (NS1, vol 4 (1884), 'Family of Garthwaite, otherwise Gathwaite', p425)
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