Hugh was born on 23 June 1875 at Ashford, Kent, to parents George Dowson, PM minister, and Eliza Dinnick.
The 1911 census return describes Hugh as a non-conformist minister. The 1939 Register describes Hugh as Rector, suggesting he ended up as a Church of England clergyman.
He married Edith Annie Gee (1877-1948) in the spring of 1904 at Manchester, Lancashire.
- Joyce Augusta Bourne (1905-1974) – a general clerk (1939)
- Theodore Bourne (1908-1982) – a manufacturing furrier (1939)
- Philip Hugh (b abt1911)
Hugh died on 12 March 1943 at St. Mary Abbots Hospital, Kensington, London.
- 1900 Hereford
- 1901 Chichester
- 1902 Truro
- 1903 Church Stretton
- 1904 Weobly
- 1906 Whitchurch
- 1907 Hereford
- 1908 ceased
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers