Audrey (Aud) DOWNTON

Audrey (Aud) DOWNTON

Female 1905 - 1979  (74 years)

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  • Name Audrey DOWNTON 
    Nickname Aud 
    Born 13 Jan 1905  Lower Rill, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Baptised on an unknown date  Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1907  Roslyn Farm, Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1908  Loverstone Farm, Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census Apr 1911  Loverstone, Chillerton, Isle Of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Move 1916  Downers Farm, Chale, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1926  Brook Cottage, Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1935  Meadowbrook, Yard, Godshill, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Mar 1979  Newport, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Cremated 9 Mar 1979  the Crematorium, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Notes 
    • 1905: Born on Friday, 13 January in Chillerton.

      10 Jan 1910: Registered at Chillerton School, daughter of John A Downton, Labourer of Loverstone

      1911 census: Loverstone, Chillerton
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      John Downton Head Married 30 Horseman on Farm Worker Dorset
      Minnie Downton Wife Married 34 7 3 3 0 I of Wight Gatcombe
      Audrey Downton Daughter 6 Gatcombe
      Florence Downton Daughter 3 Gatcombe
      Doris Downton Daughter 2 Gatcombe

      10 Oct 1916: Register shows she left school because they left the district (moved to Chale).

      1916: Moved to Downers Farm, Chale and then attended Chale School.

      1926: General Servant (Domestic) at Hillside, St Johns Road, Newport, Isle of Wight

      1926: The marriage of Albert John Keen (Bachelor, 26), Motor Mechanic of The Bungalow, Brighstone, Father Joseph Keen, Gardener (Domestic) and Audrey Downton (Spinster, 21), General Servant (Domestic) of Hillside St Johns Road, Newport, Father Andrew John Downton, Dairy Farmer. Married in the Wesleyan Chapel by A Wilton Morrow, Minister, in the presence of A J Downton and Joseph Harold Frederick Keen.

      Feb 22, 1927: Audrey furnished their first home (Brook Cottage, Chillerton) with goods bought from Wadham & Sons, 20 St James Square, Newport. Items included Bedroom Pair, L7-15-0d, 4.5ft Bedstead, black & brass, L2-3-6d, kitchen table, L1-7-6d. The total bill was for L36-8-8d, with a 5% discount for cash.

      1935: Moved to "Meadowbrook", Yard, Godshill, Isle of Wight (house built for Audrey & Dink)

      1939 Register: Meadowbrook, Yard, Godshill, Isle of Wight
      Ref: RG101/2657E/004/24
      Albert J Keen 19 Dec 1899 Male Driver & Mechanic Heavy Worker Married 35 1
      Audrey Keen 13 Jan 1905 Female Unpaid House Duties Married 35 2
      Gladys M Keen 29 Aug 1927 Female At School Single 35 3
      Phyllis J Idle (Smith) 04 Sep 1918 Female Officers Clerk Departmental Stores Single 35 4
      Frederick J N Idle 13 Jul 1913 Male Iron Mongery Stock Keeper Single 35 5
      [Frederick Idle (middle initials actually TW, Thomas William) was born in Wandsworth district, no idea who he is or why he was at Meadowbrook. Nan did take in visitors pre-War so perhaps he was a B&B guest. In 1945 he married Phyllis J Smith in Fulham, living at 98 Bayonne Road, Fulham in 1965, so they were staying with Nan before they were married, but apparently posing as a married couple]

      Died at St Mary's Hospital, Newport, IoW
    Person ID I11  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2017 

    Father Andrew John (Jack or Dancer) DOWNTON,   b. 13 Nov 1879, Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1950, Newport Road, Northwood, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Minnie RYALL,   b. 18 Aug 1875, Chillerton, Wootton, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1946, North End, Chale Green, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 6 Apr 1904  Newport, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Albert John (Dink) KEEN,   b. 19 Dec 1899, Laverstoke, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1983, Palmers Road, Wootton, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1926  Chale, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Notes 
    • Married at Chale (Newnham Lane) Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
      C195648. Registration District Isle of Wight, Entry No 95 in the Register Book of Marriages
      Albert John Keen (Bachelor, 26), Motor Mechanic of The Bungalow, Brighstone, Father Joseph Keen, Gardener (Domestic) and Audrey Downton (Spinster, 21), General Servant (Domestic) of "Hillside", St Johns Road, Newport, Father Andrew John Downton, Dairy Farmer. Married according to the rites and ceremonies of the Wesleyan Methodists by Certificate by A Wilton Morrow, Minister, in the presence of A J Downton and Joseph Harold Frederick Keen.
    Children 
    +1. Gladys Mary (Boad) KEEN,   b. 29 Aug 1927, Brook Cottage, Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 2016, Woodside, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jan 1905 - Lower Rill, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - on an unknown date - Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1907 - Roslyn Farm, Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1908 - Loverstone Farm, Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Apr 1911 - Loverstone, Chillerton, Isle Of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - 1916 - Downers Farm, Chale, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1926 - Brook Cottage, Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Oct 1926 - Chale, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Gladys Mary (Boad) KEEN - 29 Aug 1927 - Brook Cottage, Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Meadowbrook, Yard, Godshill, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Mar 1979 - Newport, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - 9 Mar 1979 - the Crematorium, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Audrey Keen nee Downton
    Audrey Keen nee Downton
    Albert & Audrey Keen 1976
    Albert & Audrey Keen 1976
    9 Oct 1976: Albert and Audrey Keen celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary at Meadowbrook, Yard, Godshill
    Albert Keen and Audrey Downton
    Albert Keen and Audrey Downton
    Marriage of Albert Keen and Audrey Downton 1926
    4 generations of Downtons
    4 generations of Downtons
    This photo shows 4 generations of the Downtons:Front: Charles Downton, Gladys Keen, Back: Ivan Guy, Audrey Downton, Trevor Chiverton & Andrew (Jack) Downton. This dates the photo to 1933/1934.
    Albert & Audrey Keen, Harold & Nancy Keen
    Albert & Audrey Keen, Harold & Nancy Keen
    Outside The Bungalow, Brighstone

    Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Chillerton School Record, 738, 10 Jan 1910.

    2. [S21] FreeBMD, (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/), 2b 600, Mar 1905.
      I Wight

    3. [S142] IOW FHS Searchable Registered Births Index, Isle Of Wight Family History Society, (http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/bmd_1/births/bmd_b_search.html), N55/E73, 1905.
      Newport district; Audrey Downton; Other surname = Ryall

    4. [S8] Isle of Wight County Press, 3 Aug 2017.
      Audrey
      DOWNTON - Jan. 13, at Lower Rill, Chillerton, to Mr. and Mrs. John Downton, a daughter.
      IoW County Press, 21 Jan 1905

    5. [S6] Death Certificate, 108, 5 Mar 1979.

    6. [S141] IOW FHS Searchable Registered Death Index, Isle Of Wight Family History Society, (http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/bmd_1/deaths/bmd_d_search.html), A16A/E108, 1979.
      A Register; Audrey Keen, DOWNTON, 74

    7. [S8] Isle of Wight County Press.
      The funeral service took place at Rookley Methodist Church, of Mrs Audrey Keen, aged 74, of Meadowbank, Newport Road, Godshill. The service, followed by cremation at Whippingham, was conducted by the Rev R Hill. Mrs Keen was born at Chillerton and attended Chillerton and Chale schools. She married Mr Albert Keen in 1927. In 1935 the couple moved to Godshill, where they celebrated their golden wedding recently. Mrs Keen had been a member of Godshill WI, and Rookley Methodist Church, was secretary of the Women's Fellowship, and a member of Godshill Sports and Social Club. The mourners included Mr A Keen (husband), Mr and Mrs J Baker (son-in-law and daughter), Mr J Baker (grandson), Mr and Mrs T Gaches (grandchildren), Mrs F Chiverton, Mr and Mrs H Guy, Mr and Mrs W Jerry [sic], Mr H Keen (brothers-in-law and sisters), Mr I Guy, Mrs M Skeens, Mr and Mrs T Chiverton, Mr and Mrs R Chiverton, Mr and Mrs D Chiverton, Mr and Mrs A Guy, Mr and Mrs R Downer, Mrs M Peel, Mr and Mrs W Reading, Mrs C Greening, Mr G Lowe, Mr R Russell, and Mr F Lowe (cousins), Messrs T and L Downton (uncles), Mrs G Hardy (aunt), Messrs C and A Greening, Mr K Skeens, and Mrs I Guy (cousins) were unable to attend. Messrs A A and R J Westmore made the arrangements.

    8. [S5] Walker Family Bible.

    9. [S22] Marriage Certificate, 95, 9 Oct 1926.

    10. [S140] IOW FHS Searchable Registered Marriage Index, Isle Of Wight Family History Society, (http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/bmd_1/marriages/bmd_m_search.html), RO74/95.
      1926
      KEEN Albert John
      DOWNTON Audrey
      Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Chale RO74/95