Frederick DOWNTON

Male 1882 - 1909  (26 years)


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  • Name Frederick DOWNTON 
    Born 26 Oct 1882  Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Baptised 3 Dec 1882  Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Oct 1909  Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried 4 Oct 1909  Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Notes 
    • 1882: Baptised as Frederick DOWTON (no N)

      1891 Census: Dwelling: 3 Census Place: Cerne Nether, Dorset
      Class: RG12; Piece: 1656; Folio 67; Page 1
      Charles DOWNTON M 32 M Buckland Newton, Dorset Rel: Head Occ: Farm Shepherd (employed)
      Emily M. DOWNTON M 30 F Buckland Newton, Dorset Rel: Wife
      Andrew J DOWNTON 11 M Buckland Newton, Dorset Rel: Son Occ: Scholar
      Frederick DOWNTON 8 M Buckland Newton, Dorset Rel: Son Occ: Scholar
      Elizabeth M DOWNTON 4 F Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset Rel: Dau
      Bessie M DOWNTON 4mnths F Cerne Nether Rel: Dau

      30 Oct 1893: Attended Chillerton School for the first time (his father, Charles was listed as Shepherd from Chillerton). Started school the same day as his sister Elizabeth Mary Downton, both having previously attended Shorwell School.

      Emigrated to New Zealand around 1901. Burial record indicates he had been in NZ for 8 years when he died. Is it possible he went firstly to Queensland, Australia?
      First name(s) Frederick Last name Downton
      Age 17 Departure date 21 Jun 1900
      Departure port London, England
      Arrival date 15 Aug 1900
      Arrival port Brisbane
      Ship name Duke Of Norfolk
      Record set Queensland Assisted Immigration 1848-1912
      This Frederick was originally from Dorset and was a farm labourer (FL), no other information ws recorded about him
      http://www.archivessearch.qld.gov.au/Image/DigitalImageDisplay.aspx?ImageId=38309#page=21&view=Fit&ispdf=true

      19 Mar 1907: Married Maud Ellen Cook at St Mark's Church, Marshlands. Occupation listed as Grocer.

      1908 Electoral Roll, living at Tilford Street, Woolston, Christchurch, occupation labourer.

      1909 - Occupation when he died was Baker's Assistant
      Probate # 6906 Filed 6 April 1910
      Intestate - Letters of Administration
    Person ID I170  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Emily Maria COLE,   b. 5 Nov 1861, Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1902, Chillerton, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 27 Jul 1879  Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maud Ellen COOK,   b. 1888, Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1954, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1907  Marshlands, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • Married at the Church of St Mark's, Marshlands.
    Children 
     1. Harold Frederick Everard DOWNTON,   b. 20 Sep 1907, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1985, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Family ID F128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Oct 1882 - Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 3 Dec 1882 - Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Mar 1907 - Marshlands, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Harold Frederick Everard DOWNTON - 20 Sep 1907 - Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Oct 1909 - Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Oct 1909 - Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S37] E-mail, Wm Allan Downton.

    2. [S20] One Hundred Years Before The Mast, Brian Greening.
      Brian has dob listed as 26/10/82, Allan Downton had christening as 22/10/82

    3. [S7] Chillerton School Record, 455, 30 Oct 1893.

    4. [S3] Parish Register, 45.
      Frederick son of Charles & Emily Maria Dowton, Buckland, Shepherd
      Note PR clearly says Dowton.

    5. [S38] Probate Papers.
      In the Supreme Court of New Zealand, Canterbury District. In the estate of Frederick Downton late of Woolston near Christchurch in the said Judicial District Baker's Assistant deceased.

      I, Maude Ellen Downton of Woolston aforesaid widow make oath and say as follows:
      (1) That I knew Frederick Downton of Woolston, now deceased, when alive and that the said Frederick Downton was resident at Woolston...
      (2) That the said Frederick Downton died at Woolston on or about the second day of October 1909, as I am able to depose from having seen his dead body after death.
      (3) That the said deceased was my lawful husband and that the said deceased left him surviving me this deponent his lawful widow and one child that is to say, Harold Frederick Everard Downton aged two and a half years
      (4) That the said deceased had never been married prior to his marriage with me this deponent
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      (8) ... the sole creditor, Thomas Holbro of Woolston, Farmer...
      Died of pneumonia

    6. [S282] Find A Grave, (www.findagrave.com), 26 Oct 2017.
      Frederick Downton
      Birth: Oct. 26, 1882
      Buckland Newton
      West Dorset District
      Dorset, England
      Death: Oct. 2, 1909
      Woolston
      Christchurch City
      Canterbury, New Zealand
      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Maud Ellen Downton (1888 - 1954)
      Children:
      Harold Frederick Everard Downton (1907 - 1985)*
      *Calculated relationship
      Burial:
      Linwood Cemetery
      Linwood
      Christchurch City
      Canterbury, New Zealand
      Plot: Block 25. Plot 205
      https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=142019730

    7. [S186] Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Database~, (http://librarydata.christchurch.org.nz/Cemeteries/).
      Surname: DOWNTON
      First name(s): FREDERICK
      Date of death: Saturday, 2 October 1909
      Cemetery: Linwood Cemetery
      Date of burial: Monday, 4 October 1909
      Block number: 25
      Plot number: 205
      Age: 26 years
      Address: WOOLSTON
      Occupation: CARTER
      Place of birth: ENGLAND
      Years in New Zealand: 8
      Comments: Died: Pneumonia


    8. [S22] Marriage Certificate, 1907/1298/10, 19 Mar 1907.
      New Zealand Marriage Certificate - Particulars of Parties to Marriage. Certificate gives details of parents, including mother's maiden name