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

Thomas Downing

Male Abt 1675 - 1722  (~ 47 years)


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  • Name Thomas Downing 
    Born Abt 1675  Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Feb 1721/22  Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I083120  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2019 

    Father William Downing,   b. Abt 1651, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1683, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F17860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1713-1749 Northumberland County VA Wills: Lewis & Booker; 1713-1726 Record Book, Page 252
      Downing, Thomas, of Wiccomoco Parish
      W. W. 1 February 1721/22---W. P. 21 February 1721/22
      Cousins William and Moses James-the plantation I now live on, to be equally divided between them and their heirs, and to be divided from the creek to the river.
      In case Moses James dies without heirs lawfully begotten of his body, then to Charles James and his heirs, and if he dies without heirs of his body to George James, and if he dies without heirs of his body to William James and his heirs.
      To George James and his heirs-the land whereon. William James now lives. Whereas there is a controversey on the forementioned lands, and my cousin William James being bound for several sums of money to Col. Tho. Lee, and if the land not be recovered, then I give this land to the said William James. The upper part of my land being one hundred. and twelve acres, to be sold to pay my debts.
      Sister Margaret Jones [sic James], and her son William James,executors. My personal estate to be sold at outcry, and to be equally divided between the above mentioned persons.
      Witness: Joseph Palmer, Benjamin Palmer, and. Ones Harvey.
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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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      1706-1713 Order Book Part 2 - Northumberland Co Va; Hamrick: Pg 514
      Northumberland County Court - 19th day of May 1708
      - THOMAS DOWNING is appointed Constable for the upper precincts of VVicomico Parish.
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      1706-1713 Order Book Part 2 - Northumberland Co Va; Hamrick: Pg 658
      Northumberland County Court - March 17, 1710
      HENRY BRYAN is by the Court appointed Constable of the Middle precincts of Wicomico Parish in the Place of THOMAS DOWNING and Ordered he be Sworn by the next Justice to the Constables Oath.

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