Annie Dowd

Sixth child, and second daughter of Patrick and Ellen

Annie was born on 16th May 1895 at Foundry Yard, West Auckland, County Durham.

Married twice, she married William James Abbey in 1919 and they had two children

       Lilian (Lilly)         b. 1920

       Ellen May           b. 1924

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(left to right) eldest daughter Lilly Hodgson (nee Abbey) with son Billy, and Annie Robson (nee Abbey/Dowd)

Lilly married Jack Hodgson in 1949 and had one son - William (Billy)








Looking at the age of baby Billy - I'm guessing these photographs were taken summer 1950

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(left to right) youngest daughter Ellen May (Peggy) Farrey (nee Abbey) with nephew Billy, and Annie Robson (nee Abbey/Dowd)

Peggy married Joseph Farrey in 1951 and had a son Thomas William

 







Annie passed away on 9th January 1987 age 91. She is buried at Harelaw Cemetary, Stanley, Co. Durham


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William James Abbey (left) died in 1940 (still researching) leading to Annie's second marriage to Thomas Robson in 1942










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