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Downward Family of Hanmer
« on: Sunday 09 December 12 16:26 GMT (UK) »
I'm attempting to trace my husband's family.  His grandmother's maiden name was Downward and I've traced the family as far back as George Downward, born around 1745/1751 in Hanmer.  He married Sarah Eachus (Eachouse) from Worthenbury in 1781.  However, I've now hit a brick wall and wonder if anyone can help.  I note on Ancestry that various people have George as born 1776 in Lee Brocklehurst, Shropshire but as this would make him five when he got married I don't think this is right:)  Would be very grateful for any help please.

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Re: Downward Family of Hanmer
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 09 December 12 22:33 GMT (UK) »
http://hdl.handle.net/10107/662248

Downward, George, Halghton, Hanmer, Flint, Yeoman 
  George Downward : will, 1787

This George mentions a nephew also named George  ..  It may be of some help .

http://hdl.handle.net/10107/891876
Downward, Mary, Hanmer, Flint, Widow 
  Mary Downward : will, 1795.
Mary also names a nephew George, so maybe she is the widow of George who died c 1787

 
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Re: Downward Family of Hanmer
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 09 December 12 22:43 GMT (UK) »

 These are not exactly what you are looking for, but when you get through that wall, you might find them useful. :)


Downward, Amy, Bangor Is-coed, Flint, Spinster 
  Amy Downward : will, 1814
http://hdl.handle.net/10107/868706


Downward, John, Y Wern, Worthenbury, Flint, Yeoman 
  John Downward : will, 1726
http://hdl.handle.net/10107/636915


Downward, Peter, Willington, Hanmer, Flint, Yeoman 
  Peter Downward : will, 1725.
http://hdl.handle.net/10107/86927


Downward, Roger, Y Wern, Worthenbury, Flint, Husbandman 
  Roger Downward : inventory, 1672.
http://hdl.handle.net/10107/398173


Downward, Roger, Y Wern, Worthenbury, Flint, Husbandman 
  Roger Downward : will, 1633.
http://hdl.handle.net/10107/191114


Downward, Thomas, Llai, Gresford, Denbigh, Yeoman 
  Thomas Downward : bond, 1714
http://hdl.handle.net/10107/582588


Downward, William, Halghton, Hanmer, Flint, Labourer in husbandry 
  William Downward : will, 1845
http://hdl.handle.net/10107/939873
 

 

 
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Re: Downward Family of Hanmer
« Reply #3 on: Monday 10 December 12 06:29 GMT (UK) »
thank you very much for these - I'll have a good look at them and hopefully they will lead me onwards.

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Re: Downward Family of Hanmer
« Reply #4 on: Monday 14 January 13 23:29 GMT (UK) »
You may like to know that this family is also in Prees, Shropshire area and owned land on the Heath (Richard Downward 1718).   Think this was later owned by George Richard D.
An entry in my family shows George Downward married Ledday (Lydia) Gregory 24/1/1703 in Hanmer, Flints.  I think he died in Halghton in 1787.  Their daughter Lydia married William Shore at Whitchurch in 1740.   My family, the Gregorys were always wandering back and forth over the border, too!

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Re: Downward Family of Hanmer
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 26 January 13 11:54 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Yvonne.  I'll check out this connection as I think Prees is mentioned at some point.

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Re: Downward Family of Hanmer
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 21 February 13 08:16 GMT (UK) »
George Downward was Bapt 2 Jan 1733 in Willington, Hanmer,Flintshire, Wales.
father; Thomas, mother; Jane.
let me know if you need more of this family.
John

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Re: Downward Family of Hanmer
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 11:09 GMT (UK) »
Ann Downward was the mother of my maternal grandmother. She was born in Halghton, Flintshire and was a direct descendant of George and Sarah Downward who were her great-grandparents. Her father was Thomas Downward born in Halghton 1833, son of William Downward who was the son of the George and Sarah mentioned above, William was born 1795 also in Halghton. Thomas was the youngest son of his (Wiiliam's) first marriage and married Elizabeth Lowe. Thomas, Elizabeth and Ann moved to Bolton in Lancashire around 1854 when Ann was around two years old. Ann later married into a Lancashire family in Bolton and her daughter, my grandmother, and her granddaughter, my mother, were also born in Bolton. The family moved to Blackpool, Lancashire in 1928 and that's where I was born and raised. I moved to Australia twice, first in 1966, and again in 1970 and have lived in various states of Australia since then. I have more information if you want it. Please let me know.

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Re: Downward Family of Hanmer
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 December 16 16:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi Neil - I didn't have a Thomas Downward in my tree as son of William.  You mention a first marriage for William which, again, I didn't know about.  Could you possibly let me know the date and name of his first wife which would enable me to sort it out.

Thanks Claire (in a very cold and frosty Wales)