John DOWNTON

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  • Name John DOWNTON 
    Born 22 May 1832  Glanvilles Wootton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Baptised 10 Jun 1832  Glanvilles Wootton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1851  Glanvilles Wootton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    an agricultural labourer and sometime carter 
    Residence 1861  Minterne Parva, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1871  Cattistock, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1873  Forston, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1874  Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Nov 1874  Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried 7 Nov 1874  Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 

    • Baseborn son of Susan Downton. Silas Trim was adjudged/alleged father.

      1841 census: Glanvilles Wootton
      John Downton 68 Labourer Yes
      Sarah Downton 59 Yes
      Charles Downton 17 Labourer Yes
      John Downton 9 Yes

      1851 census: Glanvilles Wootton
      50 John Downton Head Widr 76 Labourer Glanvilles Wootton, Dorset
      John Downton Grandson 16 Labourer Glanvilles Wootton, Dorset

      1855: Buckland Newton Marriage no.118
      Banns
      John Downton, of full age, bachelor, labourer, of Buckland Newton (NO ENTRY FOR
      FATHER'S NAME OR OCCUPATION)
      Elizabeth Haines, minor, spinster, of Buckland Newton. Father - Thomas Haines,
      Labourer.
      Both John and Elizabeth signed using their mark.
      Witnesses - Charles Foot (signed) and Marianne Downton (mark)
      ? Who is Marianne Downton - presumably this is actually Mary Ann?

      1861 census: Minterne Parva (part of Parish of Buckland Newton), Dorset
      Class: RG9; Piece: 1357; Folio: 68; Page: 7
      John DOWNTON M 28 M Glanvilles Wootton, Dorset Rel: Head Occ: Carter
      Elizabeth DOWNTON M 24 F Plush, Dorset Rel: Wife Occ: Glover
      Sarah Jane DOWNTON U 5 F Buckland Newton, Dorset Rel: Daur
      Charles DOWNTON U 4 M Buckland Newton, Dorset Rel: Son
      Emilia Ann DOWNTON U 2months F Buckland Newton, Dorset Rel: Daur

      Jun 1862: Lived at Little Minterne (Minterne Parva), Dorset

      1871 census: Cattistock, Dorset (Record 26)
      Class: RG10; Piece: 2016; Folio: 23; Page: 4
      John DOWNTON M 40 M Glanvilles Wootton, Dorset Rel: Head Occ: Labourer
      Elizabeth DOWNTON M 35 F Buckland Newton, Dorset Rel: Wife
      Sarah DOWNTON U 16 F Buckland Newton, Dorset Rel: Daur
      Charles DOWNTON U 14 M Buckland Newton, Dorset Rel: Son Occ: Labourer
      Ann DOWNTON U 10 F Buckland Newton, Dorset Rel: Daur
      Robert DOWNTON U 8 M Buckland Newton, Dorset Rel: Son Occ: Scholar
      Thomas DOWNTON U 6 M Buckland Newton, Dorset Rel: Son Occ: Scholar
      William DOWNTON U 4 M Buckland Newton, Dorset Rel: Son

      Possibly another daughter Susan Ann, died aged 1 in Winterborne Abbass in 1874?

      John was employed as an agricultural labourer and possibly a farm carter (he is listed as farm carter on Charles' 2nd marriage certificate)

      Margaret Barge who registered death of John in Winterbourne Abbas was formerly Margaret Brown. She married James Barge (of Chickerell) in Winterborne Steepleton in 1825. Can't see any connection between her and John. A few years later John's Granddaugher Elizabeth Mary Downton was baptized in Winterbourne Abbas. Perhaps there is a connection with Winterbourne Abbas somewhere
    Person ID I141  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 22 May 2017 

    Father Silas TRIM,   b. 1812, West Stour, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Aug 1872, Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 60 years) 
    Mother Susanna (Susan) DOWNTON,   b. 1811, Glanvilles Wootton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1878, Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married NOT MARRIED 
    Family ID F115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth HAINES,   b. 1836, Plush, Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1908, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 27 May 1855  Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Notes 
    • Buckland Newton Marriage no.118
      Banns
      John Downton, of full age, bachelor, labourer, of Buckland Newton (NO ENTRY FOR
      FATHER'S NAME OR OCCUPATION)
      Elizabeth Haines, minor, spinster, of Buckland Newton. Father - Thomas Haines,
      Labourer.
      Both John and Elizabeth signed using their mark.
      Witnesses - Charles Foot (signed) and Marianne Downton (mark)
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Jane HAINES,   b. 1855, Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1885, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +2. Charles DOWNTON,   b. 17 Feb 1857, Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1934, Rowridge, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Mary Ann DOWNTON,   b. 19 Mar 1859, Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 8 Jul 1860, Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 1 years)
    +4. Amelia Ann (Ann(ie)) DOWNTON,   b. 3 Feb 1861, Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1922, Wareham, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Robert George DOWNTON,   b. Jun 1862, Minterne Parva, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
    +6. Thomas (Tom) DOWNTON,   b. 6 Jan 1864, Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940, Poole, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +7. William James DOWNTON,   b. Apr 1866, Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1903, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     8. Susan Ann DOWNTON,   b. 20 Feb 1873, Forston, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1874, Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Family ID F114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 May 1832 - Glanvilles Wootton, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 10 Jun 1832 - Glanvilles Wootton, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - an agricultural labourer and sometime carter - 1851 - Glanvilles Wootton, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sarah Jane HAINES - 1855 - Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 May 1855 - Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Charles DOWNTON - 17 Feb 1857 - Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary Ann DOWNTON - 19 Mar 1859 - Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Minterne Parva, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Amelia Ann (Ann(ie)) DOWNTON - 3 Feb 1861 - Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Robert George DOWNTON - Jun 1862 - Minterne Parva, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Thomas (Tom) DOWNTON - 6 Jan 1864 - Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William James DOWNTON - Apr 1866 - Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Cattistock, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1873 - Forston, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Susan Ann DOWNTON - 20 Feb 1873 - Forston, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1874 - Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Nov 1874 - Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Nov 1874 - Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S31] Index of the 1851 Dorset Census CD-Rom, Somerset & Dorset FHS.
      Wm Allan Downton had place of birth as Buckland Newton

    2. [S135] Bastardy Order, PE/GLW OV 5/2/16 (Reliability: 1), 21 Nov 1832.
      Unnamed bastard male child, born 22 May 1832, father adjudged to be Silas Trim.
      Cannot be absolutely sure this was John as he was "unnamed".

    3. [S32] Bishops Transcripts.
      John baseborn son of Susan Downton

    4. [S10] General Register Office Index, General Register Office.

    5. [S6] Death Certificate.
      3 Nov 1874 Winterborne Abbas. John Downton, Male 46 years, Agricultural Labourer. Phthisis Certified (Pulmonary Tuberculosis). The Mark of Magaret Barge Present at the Death Winterborne Abbass. Registered 3 Nov 1874
      Have serious doubt that this is the correct John Downton, age is too far out (4 years) and there is also the puzzle of why he was in Winterbourne Abbas and why wife Elizabeth did not register the death. Have another Death Certificate for John Downton in Holwell in May 1874, is it possible that this is 3*Great Grandfather? Unlikely, this John was a Carpenter

    6. [S3] Parish Register (Reliability: 3), 29 Apr 2011.
      #217 7 Nov 1874 John Downton Winterbourne Abbas 46 years
      While looking for this entry noticed burial of Susan Ann Downton aged 1, 3 entries (6 months) previously. Need to determine whether Susan is related, possibly another daughter

    7. [S10] General Register Office Index, General Register Office, 5a 577, Jun Qtr/1855 .
      Dorchester

    8. [S22] Marriage Certificate, Cerne Abbas Registration 118.

    9. [S16] E-mail, Cerne Abbas Registration 118, 23 Nov 1999.
      Hi John Bad news......John's Father is not recorded. Buckland Newton Marriage no.118 Banns John Downton, of full age, bachelor, labourer, of the parish. NO ENTRY FOR FATHER'S NAME OR OCCUPATION Elizabeth Haines, minor, spinster, of the parish. Father - Thomas Haines, Labourer. Both John and Elizabeth left their mark. Witnesses - Charles Foot (signed) and Marianne Downton (mark) Sorry! Helen Helen Jones, Weymouth, Dorset, England Listowner: Scammell-L & Dorset-L
      Helen Jones