Great Grandfather, Andrew, was born in Durham, but his father, Taylor, was a native of Whitehaven, Cumberland.
The line traces back to John Dobbins, a soldier, born in County Tyrone. He married in St Bees and his travels as a soldier have been established, but a ten year gap in his children is a mystery still to be solved.
Ethel, born 1906, was Andrew's only daughter from his first marriage.
This picture is reputedly of Andy and Tom Dobbins, the eldest two sons of Andrew Dobbins. But who is the lady? Their own mother would have died before this date. Can anyone help?
If you are descended from one of the children of Taylor Dobbins, we would be pleased to hear from you and perhaps help you with your family history. Those children were:
Margaret Dobbins (1867), married George Dixon
Ann Jane Dobbins (1869), married John Pringle
Mary Ellen Dobbins (1871), married Thomas McCall
John Dobbins (1873), married Annie Bell
Andrew Dobbins (1876), married Elizabeth Ogle
William James Dobbins (1878), married Jane Annie Scott
Thomas Dobbins (1880), married Margaret Ogilvie
Martha Dobbins (1883)
Grace Dobbins (1887), married Robert Thirlwell
Jane Dobbins (1889), married Albert Scott
Joseph Jessop Dobbins (1891), married Bertha Mochan