Susanna married Rev Frederick Roy Dowson in Plymouth, Devon in 1855. He was born in Madras in 1829 and died in Lincolnshire in 1891. He was Rector of Thorpe, Lincolnshire. They had a daughter, Amy Susan Dowson born in Hertfordshire in 1857 who died in Hendon, Middlesex the fllowing year. Frederick remarried in 1871 in Lincolnshire, Eliza Jelley who had been born in Northamptonshire in 1843. They had 2 children.