Happy 200th birthday William Lee Dawson

200 years ago today (16th September 1819) at 2:30 a.m., my great, great grandfather William Lee Dawson was born in County Dublin to Robert Dawson and his wife Eleanor Giles. Happy birthday William Lee.

Document detailing the births of the Dawson children.

William Lee was later baptised at St Michan's Parish in Dublin. Last year, I was fortunate to visit St Michan's Church. I just missed the tour of the church and underground crypt and the church had just been closed. After pleading my case we were let into the church and I took several photos. It was a special moment to walk through the church.

Stained glass, St Michan's Dublin
St Michan's Dublin
There were two baptismal fonts, one of which appeared much older than the other. This was probably the baptismal font used when William Lee was baptised.

Baptismal font

Baptismal font

I have previously blogged about William Lee here:

1. Australia Day Challenge
2. Family Treasures - Cylinder
3. Family Homes - No 2 - Franklin, Tasmania
4. Australia Day 2012 - Wealth for Toil - Dr William Lee Dawson
5. 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records - Week 8 Diaries
6. Trove Tuesday - The Man who Hanged his Wife
7. 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks - Week 1