Thomas Dowding

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
Thomas Dowding, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), died at St. Lucy's Parish, Barbados, before 6 June 1695, when his will was proved.1

Thomas married Alice Pickering, daughter of Joseph Pickering, Gent. and Alice (…).2

Thomas left a will dated 25 August 1694, and proved 6 June 1695, of St. Lucy's Parish, naming or mentioning:
daughter Margaret;
land in Speightstown;
youngest daughters Elizabeth and Margaret;
grandson Dowding Thornhill;
daughters Alice Thornhill, widow, and Elizabeth Gibbes;
wife Alice Dowding andfriends Col. Richard Salter, Col William Forster, John Maddocks Esq, Mrs Richard Walter, and Capt. Thomas Alleyne, executors in trust.
(sd) Thomas Dowding
(witnesses: Saml Dowding, Benja: Ball, Henry Taverner, Edwd: Gaskin

In a codicil dated the same as the will, 25 August 1694, he names grandsons Timothy Thornhill and John Gibbs.1


Alice Pickering b. abt. 1650, d. bef. 1 Feb 1725
  • Alice Dowding+1 b. say 1670, d. aft. 18 Jul 1724
  • Margaret Dowding2 b. bef. 25 Aug 1694, d. bef. 18 Jul 1724
  • Elizabeth Dowding2 b. bef. 25 Aug 1694, d. aft. 18 Jul 1724
This person was last edited on29 Mar 2023


  1. [S410] Joanne McRee Sanders, compiler, Barbados Records: Wills and Administrations (3 vols., Houston, Texas: Sanders Historical Publications, 1979-1981), 2:96, further cited as Sanders, Barbados Wills.
  2. [S410] Sanders, Barbados Wills, 3:104.