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woman Bridget "Bridget O’Dowell" Dowd‏‎, daughter of John Dowd and Ellen Rowan‏.
Born ‎1836 Loughrea, Galway, Ireland, died ‎15 Nov 1917 Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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Senile decay & heart failure
‎, 80 or 81 years, buried ‎16 Nov 1917 Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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Dalby Cemetery

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Bridgette Dowd is Mrs Edwards (with hat). The two O'’Dowd wives are not related
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Bridget’s death certificate


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The Ship "Thomas Arbuthnot" arrived in Sydney, New South Wales on 3/2/1850 bringing the Irish Famine Orphans to the Hyde Park Barracks.
Dowd, Bridget 15 Loughrea, John & Ellen RC Galway (both dead)
Other: Im. Cor. 50/540 Moreton Bay; Register 2 No. 764 6/5/50 Indentures with Hy. Phillips,
Ipswich, £6-8, 3yrs. Married lst husband , Michael S. Gill in Ipswich 2/3/51, 5 children, husband a storekeeper & sodawater maker, Ipswich; from 1858 to 1873 had 6 children by a man she was to marry 24/7/79, Patrick Edwards, lived Little Ipswich & Dalby, died 15/11/1917, 24 yrs after Patrick, buried Dalby.



The photograph shows Bridget Dowd (wearing the hat). She was entrusted to looking after the Nuns - by preparing beds and supervising the material needs - who formed St Columba’s Convent in Dalby, Queensland, Australia in 1877

Immigrated ‎3 Feb 1850 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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on ‘Thomas Arbuthnot’

Married ‎2 Mar 1851 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia (27 years married) to:

man Michael Samuel Gill‏‎
Born ‎1820 Dublin, Ireland, died ‎21 Nov 1878 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia‎, 57 or 58 years

Children:

1.
man Michael John Gill‏
Born ‎29 Apr 1852 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, died ‎26 sep 1907 Mungalla, Queensland, Australia‎, 55 years
Baptized as child ‎16 May 1852
2.
woman Mary Jane Gill‏‎
Born ‎23 Dec 1853 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia‎
3.
man William Gill‏‎
Born ‎3 Jun 1855 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, died ‎21 Apr 1876 Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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Cerebral effusion; 2 months
‎, 20 years
4.
man Frederick Gill‏
Born ‎20 Aug 1856 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, died ‎10 May 1936 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Some records have June for death
‎, 79 years

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2nd marriage
woman Bridget "Bridget O’Dowell" Dowd‏‎, daughter of John Dowd and Ellen Rowan‏.

Married ‎24 Feb 1879 Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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St Joseph's Church
(14 years married)
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Patrick Edwards and Bridhet Dowd Marriage certificate

to:

man Patrick John Edwards‏‎, son of Patrick John Edwards and Mary Pendar‏.
Born ‎1827 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, died ‎1 Jul 1893 Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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Dalby Hospital. Stricture ot urethea, retention of urine cystitus, exhaustion
‎, 65 or 66 years, buried ‎1 Jul 1893 Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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Dalby Cemetery
. Occupation: 1863, Horsebreaker
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Patrick Edwards death certificate


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"Beyond the Crossing - A History of Dalby & District compiled & edited by Tony Matthews"
"Edward Street commemorates the names of Mr Patrick Edwards and his wife, Bridget, who ran three bullock teams from Dalby to Roma and St George with the help of their three sons".
"From Swamp to City 1863-1963 Dalby City of Wheatsheaves & Gateway to Queensland Oil"

Children:

1.
man Thomas Frederick Joseph "Thomas Frederick Joseph Gill" Edwards‏
Born ‎15 Jan 1861 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, died ‎1 Jun 1924 Queensland, Australia
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Burial: Alpha Cemetery
‎, 63 years
2.
man Patrick James Edwards‏
Born ‎22 Mar 1863 Little Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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Official Birth Certificate Reg No.X66 QLD
, died ‎4 Jan 1946 Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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District Hospital
‎, 82 years, buried ‎5 Jan 1946 Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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Dalby Cemetery
3.
man Samuel Edwards‏‎
Born ‎1865 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, died ‎11 Jan 1901 Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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Edward Street, Cause of Death: Dementia, Convulsions, Exhaustion
‎, 35 or 36 years, buried ‎12 Jan 1901 Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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Dalby Cemetery,
4.
man Henry Joseph Edwards‏
Born ‎23 Nov 1867 Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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Wood Street,
, died ‎25 sep 1952 Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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18 Archibald Street
‎, 84 years, buried ‎26 sep 1952 Dalby, Queensland, Australia
5.
man George Robert Samuel Edwards‏‎
Born ‎7 Aug 1869 Dalby, Queensland, Australia, died ‎4 May 1954 Dalby, Queensland, Australia‎, 84 years
6.
woman Ellen Mary Edwards‏
Born ‎13 May 1871 Dalby, Queensland, Australia‎
7.
woman Bridget Angela Edwards‏
Born ‎6 Mar 1873 Dalby, Queensland, Australia, died ‎16 Nov 1956‎, 83 years
8.
woman Mary Ann "Polly" Edwards‏
Born ‎9 Jun 1879 Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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Arthur Street

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