Alfred Septimus Dowling
He was called to the bar at Gray's Inn on 18 June 1828, and became a special pleader in the common law courts, and also went the home circuit. He was admitted a member of Serjeant's Inn on 12 November 1842, and made a judge of county courts, circuit No. 15, Yorkshire, by Lord Chancellor Cottenham on 9 November 1849. On 20 August 1853 he was gazetted one of the commissioners for inquiring into the state and practice of the county courts.
Downling's works includes:
- A Collection of Statutes passed 11 George IV and 1 William IV, 1830–2, 2 vols.
- A Collection of Statutes passed 2 William IV and 3 William IV, 1833.
- Reports of Cases in the King's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer, 1833–8, 9 vols.
- Reports of Cases in Continuation of the above, by A. Dowling and Vincent Dowling, 1843–4, 2 vols.
- Reports of Cases in Continuation of the above, by A. S. Dowling and John James Lowndes, 1845–51, 7 vols.
On some of the title-pages only the name A. Dowling is found.
- Boase, George C. (1888). "Dowling, Alfred Septimus (1805–1868), law reporter". Dictionary of National Biography Vol. XV. Smith, Elder & Co. Retrieved 20 November 2007.