John DOWNTON

Male 1732 - 1805  (73 years)


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  • Name John DOWNTON 
    Born 1732  Holwell, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1805 
    Buried 13 Feb 1805  Holwell, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Siblings
    1. Mary DOWNTON,   b. 1734
     
    Notes 
    • 1778: Subscribed with others to the building of the first school in Holwell. John was churchwarden.

      1790: Possibly had a smallholding with orchards in Little Westrow (Holwell & Villages).

      1799: Owned land in Holwell occupied by John Downton jnr. This is from Holwell & Villages which shows that John purchased land 24 May 1799, sum assessed for Land Tax was £2 6s 0d.

      1773: Possibly had a son by Sarah Mansfield. See Bastardy Bonds for Holwell Parish at Dorset record Office:
      FILE [no title] - ref. PE/HOW/OV 7/4/8 - date: 30 Aug 1773 |_ [from Scope and Content] John Downton of Holwell, yeoman; Sarah Manfield of Holwell, singlewoman, mother of a female bastard child, John Downton being the reputed father
    Person ID I442  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2017 

    Father John DOWNTON,   b. Abt 1710 
    Mother Mary EYERS 
    Married 16 Dec 1729  Melbury Abbas, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary CHAFFEY,   bap. 26 Jul 1738, Holwell by Sherborne, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1786  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 7 Jul 1757  Holwell, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John DOWNTON,   bap. 2 May 1760, Holwell by Sherborne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1844, Holwell, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
     2. Thomas DOWNTON,   b. 1766,   d. 1766  (Age 0 years)
     3. Martha DOWNTON,   b. 1766,   d. 1788  (Age 22 years)
    +4. Sarah DOWNTON,   b. 1769
    +5. Elizabeth (Betty) DOWNTON,   b. 1771,   d. 1802  (Age 31 years)
     6. Priscilla DOWNTON,   bap. 7 Jun 1774, Holwell, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1847, Sherborne, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     7. Susanna DOWNTON,   bap. 7 Sep 1779, Holwell, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1841, Bishops Caundle, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
    Family ID F227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1732 - Holwell, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jul 1757 - Holwell, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - John DOWNTON - 2 May 1760 - Holwell by Sherborne, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Priscilla DOWNTON - 7 Jun 1774 - Holwell, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Susanna DOWNTON - 7 Sep 1779 - Holwell, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Feb 1805 - Holwell, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S37] E-mail, Wm Allan Downton.

    2. [S154] Dorset OPC, (http://www.opcdorset.org/), Holwell Burials.
      John DOWNTON ?73 buried 13.2.1805

    3. [S3] Parish Register.

    4. [S154] Dorset OPC, (http://www.opcdorset.org/), Holwell.
      John DOWNTON ?73 buried 13.2.1805