This is a 'Long-Shot' that I hope may just pay off.
I'm searching for information on a George Dowdney Lawton, who was born in Gorton, Manchester in Apr/Jun quarter of 1876, and who married Cecilia Ann Wilhelmina C. Walker born Abt 1880. The couple married at St. Michaels Parish Church, Mottram-in-Longdendale, Cheshire in 1911 (No date).
I have been unable to find any 'Lawton/Dowdney' connection as yet through marriage. But as 'Dowdney' is such a singular name, George must have inherited the name from the maternal side of the family.
With two such unusual names, you would think they would be easy to locate, but no such luck!. Hopfully this posting may lead to something.