A correction to my last post - Thomas Dowdeswell b.1747 was born in Ashchurch, not Buckland which has allowed me to find a few more links... there is also a link with horses throughout - Thomas and at least two of his sons Isaac (below) and Samuel (not listed below - b.1780 Guiting Power also in 1861 census) and one of Thomas brothers William (b.1746 Ashchurh or 1754 Temple Guiting) and Isaacs son John below were saddlers.
Anyone have any links with those or the following?
Harry Smedley Dowdeswell (b.1880 Islington), son of
Thomas Dowdeswell (b.1857 Nuthurst) and Kate (Smedley), son of
John Dowdeswell (b.1823 Enstone) and Eliza (Woodwards), son of
Isaac Dowdeswell (b.1794 Guiting Power) and Hannah, son of
Thomas Dowdeswell (b.1747 Ashchurch) and Elizabeth (Hans or Haus), son of
John Dowdeswell (b.1717 Temple Guiting) and Elizabeth, son of
Samuel Dowdeswell (b.1687 Temple Guiting), son of
John Dowdeswell (b.1647 Temple Guiting) and Alice, son of
Anthony Dowdeswell and Hannah