Descendants of Thomas DOWNER

Generation No. 1

1. THOMAS1 DOWNER He married CONSTANT CLARK.

More About THOMAS DOWNER:
Burial: Parish Chruch of St Botolph Bishopsgate

Notes for CONSTANT CLARK:
Constant DOWNER's will, dated January 24, 1774, stated that she wanted to leave an inheritance
to each of her living children. Listed were her sons, John, Richard and Nathan, Henry and
Thomas. Daughters listed were Constant, Elizabeth, Letitia, and Sarah. Witnesses were
Abraham North, Ester Howell and Mary Case.

Constant was a Haberdasher and Milliner of St Botolph Bishopsgate, City of London.

Notes from research by James W. Petty, Accredited Genealogist

Children of THOMAS DOWNER and CONSTANT CLARK are:
                 i. CONSTANT2 DOWNER, b. January 23, 1737/38.
               ii. DOROTHY DOWNER, b. August 13, 1742.
              iii. THOMAS DOWNER, b. October 12, 1743.
2.           iv. JOHN DOWNER, b. October 06, 1745, St Botolph Bishopsgate, London, London, England.
               v. LEATIATIA DOWNER, b. December 15, 1746.
             vi. RICHARD DOWNER, b. January 03, 1746/47 .

    Generation No.2

    2. JOHN2 DOWNER (THOMAS1) was born October 06, 1745 in St Botolph Bishopsgate,
    London, London, England. He married ELIZABETH BUTLER

    Notes for JOHN DOWNER:
    At first it was thought that he settled in Lilesville, Anson County, NC about 1790. There was
    no available evidence disputing this. It is known that he was married two times. The children
    from his first marriage- settled in Northern Mississippi, Georgia, and Virginia. Two sons were
    born from his second marriage. Macager, 1792, and Francis, 1790-1891, our progenitor.

    The following is the opinion of James W. Petty, Accredited Genealogist, dated July 30, 2004.
    Thomas DOWNER, Jr., and his brother John DOWNER, came to North Carolina prior to 1757, sons
    of a merchant family of London and acquired land in what became Anson Co., North Carolina.
    They may have come together, or younger brother John may have joined Thomas after 1760,
    and they were listed together in tax records on 1763. Both were named in the wills of their
    mother and brother in 1774 and 1773, both of which wills were written prior to Thomas's death
    in 1774. Thomas had no family of his on and left his property to John DOWNER, without
    identifying their relationship.

    Children of JOHN DOWNER and ELIZABETH BUTLER are:

    3.             i. FRANCIS3 DOWNER, b. 1790, Lilesville, NC; d. October 10, 1871, Anson Co, Nc.

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