I'm searching for any information regarding the family of Stephen Dobson. He appears to be the 3rd child / 2nd son of John Dobson & Ann Wilson, and was born in Whitehaven around 1779.
I think he married Ann Westray in 1801, and had four children with her. (John b1802, Stephen b1804-1806, Ann b1806, & Westray b1809) In 1811 he's listed in the directory for Whitehaven as Stephen Dobson, tailor, Queen-street.
In 1815 he marries Mary Simpson, and has a further 8 children (Thomas b1815, Hannah b1816, William b1818, Thomas b1820, Thomas Simpson & Mary b1824, & Sarah & Jane b 1828) Some time between 1830-1840 the family moves to Liverpool (mainly the Toxteth Park area), where I think Stephen died around 1841.