Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Downing

Male Abt 1651 - 1683  (~ 32 years)


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  • Name William Downing 
    Born Abt 1651  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jun 1683  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I048469  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father William Downing,   b. Bef 1631,   d. Bef Mar 1683/84, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 53 years) 
    Family ID F25755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Nicholls,   b. 1655, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Sep 1711, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 56 years) 
    Married Abt 1671  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Downing,   b. Bef 1670, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1707, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years)
     2. John Downing,   b. Abt 15 Apr 1671, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1715/16, Northumberland County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     3. Thomas Downing,   b. Abt 1675, Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1721/22, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     4. Patience Downing,   b. Abt 1677, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1708, Newman's Neck, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     5. Anne Downing,   b. 2 May 1677, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1716, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)
     6. Elizabeth Downing,   b. 30 Dec 1679, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1721, Sittenbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     7. Charles Downing,   b. Abt 1680, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1740, Northumberland County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     8. Margaret Downing,   b. Abt 1681, Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1723/24, Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     9. Samuel Downing,   b. Abt 1682, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1715, Northumberland County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F17861  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1670-1672 Deed-Will Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 166
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pr.sents yt; I WM, DOWNING of ye Parish of FAIREFEILD in ye County of Northumberld.. Planter, as well out of ye naturall affecon I bear unto my Son, JOHN DOWNING, as alsoe for diverse good & valuable consideracons. have given unto my said Sonne, JOHN DOWNING, one yearling mare Colt being black & inked. wth, an hole in ye right eare; To have & to hold ye sd. Mare Colt wth all her future increase unto him ye sd. JNO DOWNING his Exrs. forever; In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this 15th day of Aprill 1671
      Sealed & delivered in the prsence of
      TAM GAYLARD, WM. DOWNING
      JNO. ROBERTS
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      Virginia Colonial Abstracts - Series 2, Vol 1, Northumberland County, Virginia 1678-1713; page 6: Court Oct. 6, 1678
      Com. of Adm. to Sarah Lee the Widdow of John Lee, dec'd, on her husband's Estate. Mr. William Downing, Senior, Mr. William Downing, Junior, John Robinson and John Hudnall to App. Estate of John Lee, decd.
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      1683-1686 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 183
      Northumberland County Court 20th of June 1683
      - WILL: DOWNING's Will proved
      On the Petition of MARY, Executrix of WILLIAM DOWNING, deceased, a Probate is granted her of the Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM DOWNING theWill being proved by the Oathes of WILLIAM SOUTHING and JOHN ATKINS, witnesses to the said Will
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      1683-1686 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 197
      Northumberland County Court 12th of September 1683
      - MARY DOWNING Comm. of Admon with Will of WM: DOWNING A Commission of Administration with a Will annexed is granted to MARY DOWNING of the Estate of her deceased Husband, WILLIAM DOWNING, she giveing caution according to Law
      - Securitie MARY DOWNING, JOHN HUGHLETT and DENNIS EYES doe bind themselves in the sum of thirty thousand pounds of tobacco that MARY shall administer of the Estate of her deceased Husband and exhibite an Inventory thereof according to Law
      - Appraysers JOHN HUGHLETT, THOMAS WEBB, JOHN WORNAM and JOHN ATTKINS are appoynted this day to apprayse the Estate of WILLIAM DOWNING deced, being first sworne before a Justice of the Peace
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      1683-1686 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 214
      Northumberland County Court 17th of January 1683/4
      - BONOWAY agt DOWNING
      Whereas it appeares to this Court that JOHN HUGHLETT, JUNR. who marryed MARY, the Relict of WILLIAM DOWNING, JUNR., is indebted unto WILLIAM BONOWAY six hundred forty five pounds of tobacco and cask by Account to which he hath made Oath, Judgment is granted the said BONOWAY against the said HUGHLETT for the said sume with costs als Execution
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      1687-1699 Order Book Part 2 - Northumberland Co Va; Hamrick: Pg 432
      Northumberland County Court June 20, 1688
      THOMAS DOWNING orphan of Mr. WILLIAM DOWNING deceased has this day in Court made choice of JOHN DOWNING to be his guardian.
      PATIENCE DOWNING Sister to the abovesaid THOMAS has made choice of JOHN HUGHLETT Jr. and MARGRETT DOWNING her sister of JOHN HUGHLETT Sr. to be their guardian.
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      1687-1699 Order Book Part 2 - Northumberland Co Va; Hamrick: Pg 693
      Northumberland County Court May 15, 1695
      CHARLES DOWNINGE son of Mr. WILLIAM DOWNINGE late of this County deceased has this day in Court made choice of Mr. JOHN DOWNINGE to be his guardian.

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      Title Robinson, Richard.
      Publication 26 September 1678.
      Gen. note (see Book No. 7, pa. 112).
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Robbinson, Robertson, Robison.
      Note Location: Middlesex County.
      Description: 200 acres adjoining to the run of the Great Swamp on two sides and in the woods, adjoining the land of Wm. Daniell, John Smith decd.. and David Allison and Wm. Downing.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 661 (Reel 6).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=112&last=&g_p=P7&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Conway, Edwin.
      Publication 28 September 1681.
      Gen. note (Formerly granted to Richard Robinson, dated Septr. 26. 1678. See Book No. 6, pa. 661.)
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Conaway.
      Note Location: Middlesex County.
      Description: 200 acres adjoining to the run of the great swamp on two sides and into the woods adjoining to the land of William Daniell, John Smith, decd. David Allison and Wm.Downing.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 112 (Reel 7).
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=36&last=&g_p=P9&col lection=LO Patent
      Title Wormeley, Ralph.
      Publication 29 October 1696.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Wormley.
      Note Location: Middlesex County.
      Description: 200 acres lying and adjoining to the run of the great swamp on two sides and into the woods, adjoining the land of William Daniell, John Smith, decd., David Allison, and William Downing. Formerly gtd. Richard Robinson Septr. 26. 1678. Afterwards granted to Edwin Conway, Septr. 28, 1681.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 9, 1697-1706 (v.1 & 2 p.1-742), p. 36 (Reel 9).

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