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Posted: 1076583423000
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Anyone out there with any connections to the DOWN family from Glastonbury, Clifton, Bournemouth, London and Wraxall please get in touch. Here are some twigs from the tree:-

John Down yeoman b Glastonbury about 1715 m 1742 Mary Gardiner

John Down yeoman b1746 d1829 Glastonbury m Ann Fear. Had 1 daughter and 8 sons. Mayor in 1804 Children were:-

James Down b 1785 Glastonbury.m Ann Scott 5 children all emigrated to USA

Ann Down b 1774 Glastonbury m James Swanton

George Down b 1786 Glastonbury m Hannah Seward

Stephen Down b 1778 Glastonbury m Jane Lovell son John farmer in Walton, daughter Elizabeth m Edmund Ensor

Joseph Down b 1782 Glastonbury had sons Daniel & Joseph

Thomas Down b 1772 Glastonbury m Elizabeth Pickford

Valentine Down b Glastonbury m Honor Lovell farmer in Street with son Stephen Lovell Down

William Down b 1775 Glastonbury m Hannah Cooke moved family to London mid 1800's Bakery business.

John Down yeoman b1770 d1837 Glastonbury m Jane Wilcox Had 3 sons and 3 daughters Mayor in 1811 Children were:-

Henry Wilcox Down brickmaker b 1801 Glastonbury d 1859

Charlotte Down b1800 Glastonbury m Robert James ,Mayor in 1841

Ann Down b 1816 Glastonbury married Samuel Newman

Thomas Down b 1803 Glastonbury m Charlotte Gillard

Elizabeth Down b 1804 Glastonbury m Henry Gillard Bristol solicitor

John Down farmer b1806 Glastonbury 1851in Pensford Som m Ann from Broadwinsor Dorset. Had 4 sons and 4 daughters Mary 1837 Babcary, Rebecca 1846 Babcary, Thomas 1837 Babcary, Fanny 1849 Pensford. Also:-

Elizabeth Banks Down b 1838 Babcary m Marshall and secondly Henry Watts and moved to Cardiff. Children Francis, Mabel and Elizabeth Marshall.

John Wilcox Down b 1835 Babcary had children Richard (Canada 1863) Thomas(Bristol 1872) and Mabel (Bristol 1877).

Henry Down b 1843 Babcary m Susan Jones had children Henry Charles (Clifton 1874), Tom S (Clifton 1880) & Frederick Donald (Clifton 1876)
Henry Charles Down (1874) had sons Stanley who worked for the Bristol Corporation, Leonard who worked in Frys Chocolate factory Bristol and Clifford worked for a Bristol steel company

Valentine Down b1840 Babcary 1881 Clifton d1923 Wraxall m firstly Sarah Higgs and secondly Jane Whitemore. Children were:-

Albert Down b 1867 Clifton 1901 census Westbury on Trym m Alice Bowen Maggs

Henry Down b 1868 Clifton 1901 census Branksome Dorset
Valentine Down b 1898 Branksome Dorset
Lilly Down b 1896 Branksome Dorset

Edward Down b 1865 Clifton 1901 census Abbotsleigh Som m Clara Mary Arters Abbotsleigh Children were:-
Geoffrey Down b Abbotleigh 1907 killed HMS Charybdis 1943
Norman Arters Down b Abbotsleigh 1900 d 1972 Abbotsleigh
Phyllis Down b Abbotsleigh 1902
Marjorie Down b Reigate 1897 d Abbotsleigh 1986

Other children of Valentine (Babcary1840) were Valentine Down (Clifton 1864), George Whitemore Down (1880), Ella May Down (Clifton 1881), Percy John Down (Clifton1883) and Ernest Talbot Down (b1884 d Wraxall 1896 aged 12)
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