Charles Edwin DOWNTON

Charles Edwin DOWNTON

Male 1893 - 1969  (75 years)

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  • Name Charles Edwin DOWNTON 
    Born 26 May 1893  Newport, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Baptised 16 Jul 1893  Shorwell, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Charles Edward 
    Census Apr 1911  Chale Green, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Apr 1969  Weymouth, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Notes 
    • Not sure if its Edwin or Erwin or Edward (Baptism record is Charles Edward, but Birth Registration gives Edwin). Wm Allan Downton had Erwin/Edwin. Keith, his son, who should know, says Edwin. School record says Edwin.

      1897: First attended Chillerton School on 1 March.

      1901 census: Schedule No: 43, Loverstone Cottage, Chillerton, Isle of Wight
      Class: RG13; Piece: 1022; Folio: 66; Page: 8.
      Charles Downton Head M 42 Shepherd Buckland Newton, Dorset
      Emily Downton Wife M 40 Buckland Newton, Dorset
      Andrew J Downton Son S 21 Ordinary Agricultural Labourer Buckland Newton, Dorset
      Elizabeth M Downton Daur S 14 Winterbourne Abbass [sic] Dorset
      Bessie M Downton Daur S 10 Nether Cerne Dorset
      Charles E Downton Son S 7 Shorwell, Isle of Wight
      Percival G Downton Son S 4 Chillerton, Isle of Wight

      190?: Last attended Chillerton School on 25 May, having left to go to work.

      1911 census: Chale Green, Isle of Wight
      RG14PN5760 RG78PN262 RD93 SD5 ED11 SN76
      Charles Downton Head 52 Widower 33 6 5 1 Shepherd Buckland Newton
      Bessie Melena Downton 20 Daughter Single Housekeeper Nether Cerne
      Charles Edwin Downton 17 Son Single Shepherd Shorwell
      Percival George Downton 14 Son Single Shepherd Lad Chillerto

      Shorwell Scroll of Honour: Served in Royal Garrison Artillery in WW1 (Charles EDWIN)

      4 Dec 1919: Awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal, 37832, Sgt., Downton Charles Edwin, 122nd Hvy Bty RGA. First served in France from 8 March 1915.

      Unable to find Charles or children in 1939 (though one child may be with Florence, Raymond is with his Grandparents)

      1948: Divorced from Florence Lale on 15 January.

      Lived in Weymouth
    Person ID I171  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 22 Sep 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 1 Florence Harriet LALE,   b. 13 Nov 1893, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1983, Wandsworth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1914  Gatten, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Divorced 15 Jan 1948 
    Notes 
    • Married at St Paul's Church, Shanklin on 19 Dec 1914. The minister was Charles E Story and the witnesses were Oscar E Lale and MM Lale
    Children 
     1. Florence Cynthia DOWNTON,   b. 11 Sep 1915, Brading, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1917, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Raymond Edwin DOWNTON,   b. 24 Mar 1919, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1944, Alverstone, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     3. Margaret Lillian (Peg) DOWNTON,   b. 17 Aug 1920, Aldershot, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 2001, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +4. Desmond Charles (Des) DOWNTON,   b. 27 Dec 1921, Aldershot, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 2005, Hounslow, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Violet Amelia UNWIN,   b. 19 Feb 1911, Enfield, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1998, South Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1948  Weymouth, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Notes 
    • Violet was listed as Violet Amelia Weavers (widow) on marriage certificate but Keith knew nothing about this until after Violet died.
    Children 
    +1. Ann Doreen W DOWNTON,   b. 24 Nov 1940, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 2007, Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +2. K.E. DOWNTON
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 May 1893 - Newport, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 16 Jul 1893 - Shorwell, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Apr 1911 - Chale Green, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Dec 1914 - Gatten, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Florence Cynthia DOWNTON - 11 Sep 1915 - Brading, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Raymond Edwin DOWNTON - 24 Mar 1919 - Ryde, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Margaret Lillian (Peg) DOWNTON - 17 Aug 1920 - Aldershot, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Desmond Charles (Des) DOWNTON - 27 Dec 1921 - Aldershot, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Ann Doreen W DOWNTON - 24 Nov 1940 - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Mar 1948 - Weymouth, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Apr 1969 - Weymouth, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
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    Charles Edwin Downton
    Charles Edwin Downton
    Percival & Charles (in uniform) Downton
    Percival & Charles (in uniform) Downton

    Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Chillerton School Record, 576, 1 Mar 1897.

    2. [S21] FreeBMD, (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/), 2b 611, Sep 1893.
      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), G29/E249, 1893.
      Godshill District

    4. [S3] Parish Register.
      Gives name as Charles Edward, all other records show Charles Edwin. Son of Charles and Emily Maria of Shorwell, a shepherd

    5. [S10] General Register Office Index, General Register Office, 7c 390, Jun 1969.
      Weymouth; Charles Edwin Downton, dob 26 May 1893

    6. [S87] Keith Downton.
      Note, name may have been Flora, not Florence according to GRO (2b 1409 Dec 1914 I Wight)

    7. [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), 13 Nov 2017.
      1914 DOWNTON Charles Edwin LALE Florence Harriett St Paul, Gatten COE19.1/254

    8. [S87] Keith Downton.

    9. [S10] General Register Office Index, General Register Office, 26 May 2016.
      Name: Violet A Weavers
      Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1948
      Registration district: Weymouth
      Inferred County: Dorset
      Spouse: Charles E Downton
      Volume Number: 6a
      Page Number: 1527