Re your recent post about the Dowds. I am related to both the Cox family of
Shantum and Castlepollard in Westmeath. (Different families and not related)
I am also related to the Kennedy family, of Mt. Kennedy, near Granard.
The separating characteristic was that they were all members of the Church of
Ireland. If that is any help I can send more information. Let me know. No
knowledge of any Dowds, however