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Offline CarolineKing

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Downs of Plymouth
« on: Sunday 17 March 19 23:03 GMT (UK) »
Does any one know any information about the Huguenot surnames from Plymouth  , Iím trying to trace my family ancestry in the surname of Down . But I canít easy find much info , I know our surname was changed but Iím not sure which way to go. My father mentioned the surname de Díaud , de Doud, or de Daudť when I was small  . If some one could shed some light Iíd be very pleased. Thank you .
   

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Re: Downs of Plymouth
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 March 19 23:41 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat

The 1911 census has 182 people surname Down living in Plymouth so you need to provide more info. 

Christian names and birthyears  - but not those of any living persons

Start with your grandparents (if deceased) then work backwards

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Re: Downs of Plymouth
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17 March 19 23:44 GMT (UK) »
Welcome from me too.

Absolutely the only way to go is to trace backwards generation by generation from the known to the unknown.  As Carole says, if you can provide a starting point we can help you with that.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Downs of Plymouth
« Reply #3 on: Monday 18 March 19 11:35 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for both your swift reply. Using the census I was able to go back as far as 1841 to William Down who was aged 7. He grew up to become a rope maker at HM Dock.  I havnt been able to go any further with him at the moment .  Any help would be fantastic . Thank you , Caroline .

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Re: Downs of Plymouth
« Reply #4 on: Monday 18 March 19 11:42 GMT (UK) »
Could you please give more information on that 1841 census entry

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Do you have his marriage certificate as that should name his father
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Re: Downs of Plymouth
« Reply #5 on: Monday 18 March 19 12:07 GMT (UK) »
Is he the William J Down Apprentice rope maker age 17 with parents George and Mary in 1851 Plymouth  HO107/1878 f151 p4
George was age 53 occ Mariner bn Clovelly, Devon. His wife Mary was age 49 bn Highwick.
Williams siblings were 
Mary A. 11
Harriet M 9
George J 5
Births registered with mothers maiden name of Cannon

George Down
Mary Cannon
Marriage    8 Apr 1822
Highweek,Devon,England
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Re: Downs of Plymouth
« Reply #6 on: Monday 18 March 19 14:09 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Rosie 99 for your help, I donít have any much . I have 1881 census
William Down 48yrs
Mary Down 50yrs
 George Down 17yrs
Albert J Down 14yrs
Ernest J Down 10yrs
Emma I Down 9yrs
  Iím not sure about  Williams lineage beyond . Thank you.
  Caroline.

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Re: Downs of Plymouth
« Reply #7 on: Monday 18 March 19 14:28 GMT (UK) »
I think this may be Ernest's birth registration

ERNEST  CANNON DOWN    Mothers maiden surname EASTERBROOK 
1870  March Quarter in STOKE DAMEREL  Volume 05B  Page 359

Also the marriage between Joseph & Mary
25 December 1857 at Charles, Plymouth
William Joseph Down -Rope Maker -8 Salem Street-father George Down-Mariner
Mary Major Easterbrook-33 Clarence St-Father John Easterbrook-Cabinet Maker
Witnesses John Easterbrook and Annie (Penrose?) Easterbrook
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Re: Downs of Plymouth
« Reply #8 on: Monday 18 March 19 14:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi Rosie99
 Thatís fits well with the rest of the information.
  Is Maryís middle name Major? Or is it part of her surname? This is very helpful thank you !
  I might be back again if I get stuck .  :)