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

Rawleigh Downman

Male Abt 1716 - 1781  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Rawleigh Downman 
    Birth Abt 1716  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 18 Mar 1781  Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I34777  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Rawleigh Downman,   b. 24 Apr 1680, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Dec 1718, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret Ball,   b. 29 Sep 1694, Millenbeck, Lancaster Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 6 Nov 1758, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 1710  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18739  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Ball,   b. 2 Nov 1720, Bewdley, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Feb 1783, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years) 
    Marriage 22 Oct 1750  Westham Parish, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Downman,   b. 23 Nov 1751, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Mar 1758, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 6 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Sarah Downman,   b. 1 Jan 1754, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Mar 1758, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 4 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Joseph Ball Downman,   b. 20 Feb 1756, Westham Parish, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1781 (Age > 26 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Million Downman,   b. 3 May 1758, Westham Parish, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Nov 1761, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 3 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Frances Downman,   b. 4 May 1758, Westham Parish, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Jan 1821, Ditchley, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years)  [Father: natural]
     6. Rawleigh William Downman,   b. 10 Mar 1762, Westham Parish, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Dec 1838, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F21323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1653-1800 Lancaster County, Virginia Wills [Ida J. Lee];
      DOWNMAN, Rawleigh (Christ Church Parish). Will. 10 Mch. 1781. Rec. 19 Apl. 1781.
      Wife Frances land in Richmond Co. bought of James Ball;
      Sons: Joseph Ball Downman, Rawleigh William Downman (plantation called Windsor Forest in Stafford Co.) also my silver coffee pot which I gave him in lieu of a two handled cup given him by his grandmother Frances Ball, decd. Plantation in Stafford and another in Fauquier to Joseph Ball Downman.
      Daughter Fanny Ball, wife of Major James Ball, all my Continental certificates."
      Extrs. John Chinn, Richard Mitchell, sons Jos. Ball and Rawleigh Wm. Downman.
      Wits. Thos. White, Elizabeth White, Wm. Sydnor, Robert Chinn. W.B. 20, p. 188.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      A Geanealogy of the Glassell Family , Page 56
      Note:
      There is no record of Col. Ball's marriages among the marriage bonds of Lanc'r County, nor do I find any mention of the name of the first wife in the county or church books. The Letter Book of Joseph Ball, 19, son of Col. Joseph Ball by his first wife, and a lawyer of London, covering the seventeen years from 1743 to 1760, with many other papers, is still preserved in the hands of his descendant, Miss Downman, of Washington. These papers show that he had given much attention to the subject of his ancestry while in London. Most of the early Ball wills given in these pages are from copies obtained by him and his son-in-law, Rawleigh Downman. No mention of the maiden name of his mother occurs in these papers. But there is among his descendants a tradition that Joseph Ball's first wife was named Elizabeth Romney or Rumney. A tradition so trusted that the name Romney occurs frequently in this line in memory of his first wife. It is to the kindness of her gt. gt. gt. gr. dau., Miss Julia Romney Downman, 337, that I owe the privilege of examining the papers of Joseph Ball, 19.
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      Fauquier Co. Va Record
      23 October 1775. B & S. Bet. Charles Delany, Schoolmaster, and Richard Lewis, of K. G. Co. .. £-3 .. 100 a. .. near Summerduck Run joining the land of Richard Lewis, Rawleigh Downman, and Robert Knox. land beq. to him by his father, Joseph Delany .. that within the next 10 years the sd. Delany to give Richard Lewis a good deed .. Signed: Charles Delaney.
      Wits: Jos. Blackwell, Bailey Johnson, William OBanon. Memo: 22 Oct. 1775, Delany gave a "quiet" deed for the property to Richard Lewis. Rec: 23 Oct. 1775, ack. by Charles Delaney.

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