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Offline NEIL CHADWICK

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Re: Downward Family of Hanmer
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 01 December 16 19:14 GMT (UK) »
Amongst the descendants of George and Sarah there were at least five called William Downward. Their son, their grandson, their great-grandson and their great–great-grandson. About 30 years ago I met and talked with another one in Wrexham who was a great-great-great-grandson. So, are you sure you have the right William? The one that I referred to was their son. His first marriage in 1816 was to Anne Thelwell who died relatively young. They had five sons: William, George, Joseph, John and Thomas. Later, William had two sons from his second marriage. There is more later when I have more time. Best wishes, Neil.

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Re: Downward Family of Hanmer
« Reply #10 on: Friday 02 December 16 05:11 GMT (UK) »
Anne Downward nee Thelwell died in 1843. William was then a widower, but in 1846 married a widow Elizabeth Davies nee Mathews who already had two sons by her first marriage. William and Elizabeth had two more sons Charles and James. Descendants of James are still in and around Whitchurch in Shropshire. Neil

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Re: Downward Family of Hanmer
« Reply #11 on: Friday 02 December 16 21:54 GMT (UK) »
Hello Neil, and anyone else interested in the surname Downward.   

You might like to take a peek at the entries on my website, and
you might also come to the conclusion that I got a bit carried away
with this one!

Best wishes
Jillrose
www.clwydsurnames.org.uk


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Re: Downward Family of Hanmer
« Reply #12 on: Friday 02 December 16 22:22 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much for the link Jillrose. You have so much information, it must have taken an age to put together. This will prove invaluable.

Claire

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Re: Downward Family of Hanmer
« Reply #13 on: Friday 02 December 16 22:25 GMT (UK) »
Anne Downward nee Thelwell died in 1843. William was then a widower, but in 1846 married a widow Elizabeth Davies nee Mathews who already had two sons by her first marriage. William and Elizabeth had two more sons Charles and James. Descendants of James are still in and around Whitchurch in Shropshire. Neil

Thanks for this and the other information Neil. I will have to go back to my husband's tree and marry it all together

Regards Claire

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Re: Downward Family of Hanmer
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 03 December 16 12:55 GMT (UK) »
George and Sarah Downward had at least three sons who survived to 1815. The eldest was George, next William, my ancestor, and the youngest one Thomas. Please send me some information on your husband's line so that I can give you only that information that is useful to you. Let me know which of the three sons he descends from. My guess is that he is also descended from William and possibly from William's eldest son, also William. However, if his line is different please let me know. You can look me up on Facebook. I know that there are maybe five other men of the same name as mine on Facebook, but I am the only one with a message that says:
“I descend through my mother from a family in Hanmer parish, old Flintshire, Wales, and still have relatives in Wrexham, Wales, and Whitchurch, Shropshire.”
Also, as far as I know, I am the only one who lives in Australia.
If you find me, you could send me a message, and then I can give you information on the living relatives that I know of.