This page is for the use of anyone researching the Dobie / Dobbie surname of any
spelling variation. Please
with a short description of your Dobie connection,
along with your genealogy website address if you have one. Include whatever info you
want as Freepages grants me unlimited disk space. If there's
too much to list with your name below, I'll create a separate page for you and link to it.
People based mainly in North America :
The Dobie Clan of North America : Please write to the newsletter editor:
Mr. George Dobie, 17154 Valley Creek Drive, Cleveland, OH 44136, U.S.A.
The Clan hold an annual family gathering which alternates in location between sites
near Glencoe, Ontario and in Ohio. They are compiling a history of all lines of the
Dobie family and they would love to connect to you.
P.O. Box 20095, Perth, ON, Canada. K7H 3M6.
You're looking at my website now, but to briefly summarize my Dobie interests, they
are the descendants of John David Dobie and Mary Isabella Russell who came to
Canada with their family in 1849. Their children settled in the Chatsworth, Owen Sound, Bruce Mines, Thessalon and
Port Arthur areas of Ontario. Scottish roots are in the town of Dumfries and village
7434 Temple Ct., Rockford, IL 61108, USA.(Email updated April 26, 2008)
Jay has written a major work: "Descendants of Thomas Dobie and Adam Scott Elliot; Early
Settlers of Lanark County -- Pioneers of Bruce and Grey Counties."
1658 descendants of Thomas Dobie and Adam Scott Elliot through 7
generations - with spouses and spouses' parents, over 2500 people.
Photographs of the early generations in most lines.
236 exhibits - obituaries, wedding announcements, news items, letters, etc.
Descendant charts through 2nd great grandchildren.
The price now, including shipping, is CAD $70.00 for orders to Canada and
US $47.00 for orders to the US. Other countries, please email Jay for shipping costs.
My g-g-grandparents.were Mary Dorothy Dobie, born June 2, 1861 at St.Eloi, Quebec.
Married to Camille Couture, born 1851 at Trois Pistoles, Que. They lived in Bay
City, Michigan when my g-grandmother, Marie Louise Couture, was born Jan. 17, 1885. They
later moved to the Algoma district of Ontario (Blind River, Spragge, Thessalon). I hope
to find more relatives and info on this lineage.
(Info updated March 21, 2009)
Robert lives in the Liverpool area and is willing to try and help anyone researching the Dobie name.
He has been researching his family for about five years, and so far knows that his great grandfather was Watson Dobie
who by trade was a stone mason, born in 1860 in Liverpool and died in
1929. Watson's father was Robert Dobie who was born circa 1832 and was a
baker, possibly died circa 1862. Robert's father was also called Robert, and his wife's maiden name
was Isabella Boreland (married 16th November 1818). His father was George Dobie who married Agnes Johnston
in 1794 in Kirkbean, Kirkudbright, Scotland. George`s parents were William Dobie and
To summarize: William Dobie and Jean Dalglish
George Dobie and Agnes Johnston (married 1794)
Robert Dobie and Isabella Boreland (married 1818)
Robert Dobie (1832-1862) and Harriet Davies (married 1853). Harriet was born in Gresford, North Wales.
Watson Dobie (1860-1927) and Minnie Jane Milner (1860-1942) (married 1879). Minnie was from Liverpool.
Watson Dobie and Minnie Jane Milner,
circa late 1890's.
People based mainly in Australia :
Her line is John Dobbie, son of William and Janet, born at St Quivox, Ayreshire Scotland in 1822.
He migrated to Australia 1841 per Earl Gray, married Elizabeth Thomson in 1843
at Bathurst, Australia.
People based mainly in New Zealand :
We're looking for further information on Mary Dobbie, who married William
Hanning, with whom she had a daughter, Jane, born 12 May 1792, probably in
Glasgow, Scotland. Any information gratefully received.