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man John Downing‏‎ 1) 2) 3)
Born ‎30 Jan 1838 Morwenstow, Cornwall, England‎ 4) 5) 6) 1) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 3) 13) 14) 15)
Died ‎13 Aug 1919 Berlin Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA‎, 81 years, death cause: Chronic Myocarditis 12) 13)
Buried ‎after 13 Aug 1919 South Canaan Bible Protestant Cemetery, South Canaan Township, Wayne, Penns 12)
Occupations: ‎1851 Kerswill, Parkham, Devon, England; Farmer's Servant on John Littlejohn's farm 8), ‎1860 Milton Cottage, Morwenstow, Cornwall, England; Servant 14), ‎1861 Poughill, Cornwall, England; Agricultural Labourer 6), ‎1871 Stamford Hill, Poughill, Cornwall, England; Farmer 1), ‎1881 Downrowe, Whitstone, Cornwall, England; Farmer of 203 Acres 3), ‎1900 Canaan, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA; Naturalised Farmer of 93 Acres 10), ‎1910 South Canaan, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA; Retired Old Gent 11)
Residences: ‎1841 Eastcott, Morwenstow, Cornwall, England 9), ‎1881 Downrowe, Whitstone, Cornwall, England 3), ‎1861 Poughill, Cornwall, England 6), ‎1871 Stamford Hill, Poughill, Cornwall, England 1), ‎1851 Kerswill, Parkham, Devon, England 8), ‎1900 Canaan, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA 10), ‎1910 South Canaan, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA 11)

Arrival: ‎29 Sep 1888 New York, USA 16) 10) 11)
Departure: ‎4 Dec 1907 Southampton, Hampshire, England 4)
Destination: ‎4 Dec 1907 New York, USA 4)
Arrival: Sailed on SS Oceanic from Southampton to US. Arrived at Ellis-Island f ‎12 Dec 1907 Ellis Island, New York, USA rom Southampton on the Oceanic. His last residence was stated as Cardiff so presumably he had been there visiting his mother. 5)


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Downing, John
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SS Celtic - The ship taken to cross the Atlantic by John
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‎1912; John Downing - From newspaper cutting
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‎16/06/2006 5:17:37; John Downing and Ann Petherick Headstone
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‎1912; Downing Family - Pennsylvania - From left to right: Ann Petherick John Downing Earl William Brown Emily Ann Downing (Earl's mother) William Petherick Downing
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‎1912; Downing Family Pennsylvania - From left to right: Ann Petherick John Downing Earl William Brown Emily Ann Downing (Earl's mother) William Petherick Downing
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‎1910; John and Ann Downing 1910 50th Anniversary - Back Row (4th row) Upper Right corner Mary Jane Box Downing and William P Downing (my GGreat Grandparents) 3rd Row Ann Petherick Downing ,John Downing (my GGGreat Grandparents) , small boy , Bessie Medland Downing (my Great Grandmother) holding Dorothy Hector Downing ( my Aunt Dot), then the next 2 women are Mary P and Lucy Downing in that order I think. 2nd Row Far right hand side Emily P Downing Brown holding William Earl Brown


Notes: John was living as a farmer's servant on John Littlejohn's fam in 1851. This is probably because the Littlejohns family were friends. In 1861, William Littlejohns was a lodger with John and Sarah Downing (1861 census). He would subsequently work on his father's and his own farms.

John emigrated to the United States in 1888. As a farmer, in a remote parish, with the agricultural depression of the 1880s, emigration to the United States must have seemed encouraging. John followed his eldest son William Petherick Downing who had migrated in 1883. Around these years the remainder of the family with the exception of Lucy Ann and Emily also left for the United States and settled in Pennsylvania at various locations.

He subsequently returned to the UK to visit his family on several occasions. In 1912 he visited his mother Sarah in Cardiff. He was accompanied by his eldest son William Petherick Downing, his daughter, Mrs Emma Brown and her infant child. This visit was featured in the Cardiff press and in The Hartland and West Country Chronicle at the time. Sarah was 97 years old at the time.

Married ‎27 Mar 1860 Morwenstow, Cornwall, England Ann and John's marriage was witnessed by William Johns and Elizabeth Petherick. John Downing's mother, Sarah was a bound parish apprentice to Thomas Johns and his great-grandmother was one Margaret Johns. Elizabeth Petherick was likely Ann's younger sister (born 1844). 12) 14) 17) (59 years married)
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woman Ann Petherick‏‎ 1) 2) 3)
Born ‎8 Aug 1841 Morwenstow, Cornwall, England‎ 6) 1) 18) 19) 10) 11) 20) 21) 22) 12) 3) 14) 23)
Died ‎1933‎, 91 or 92 years 12)
Buried ‎1933 South Canaan Bible Protestant Cemetery, South Canaan Township, Wayne, Penns South Caanon Bible Protestant Cemetary 12)
Occupation: ‎1860 Milton Cottage, Morwenstow, Cornwall, England; Servant 14)
Residences: ‎1851 Bottaborough, Morwenstow, Cornwall, England 19), ‎1881 Downrowe, Whitstone, Cornwall, England 3), ‎1861 Poughill, Cornwall, England 6), ‎1871 Stamford Hill, Poughill, Cornwall, England 1), ‎between 1889 and 1910 South Canaan, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA 10) 11), ‎1920 Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA 20), ‎1930 Rutherford, Bergen, New Jersey, USA 21)

Immigrated: Arrived on "City of Chicago", having departed from Liverpool. Journeye ‎16 Apr 1888 New York, USA d with her children Elizabeth, Francis, Ellen and Charles 24)
Immigrated: ‎1889 South Canaan, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA Emigrated to USA. 10)
Departure: ‎4 Dec 1907 Southampton, Hampshire, England 22)
Destination: ‎4 Dec 1907 New York, USA 22)
Immigrated: Sailed on SS Oceanic from Southampton to US. ‎12 Dec 1907 Ellis Island, New York, USA Arrived at Ellis-Island from Southampton on the Oceanic. 5)


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‎16/06/2006 5:17:37; John Downing and Ann Petherick Headstone
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‎1910; John and Ann Downing 1910 50th Anniversary - Back Row (4th row) Upper Right corner Mary Jane Box Downing and William P Downing (my GGreat Grandparents) 3rd Row Ann Petherick Downing ,John Downing (my GGGreat Grandparents) , small boy , Bessie Medland Downing (my Great Grandmother) holding Dorothy Hector Downing ( my Aunt Dot), then the next 2 women are Mary P and Lucy Downing in that order I think. 2nd Row Far right hand side Emily P Downing Brown holding William Earl Brown

Children:

1.
man William Petherick Downing‏‎
Born ‎4 Feb 1863 Stratton, Cornwall, England
Died ‎8 Feb 1948 Honesdale, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA‎, 85 years

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‎1912; Downing Family - Pennsylvania - From left to right: Ann Petherick John Downing Earl William Brown Emily Ann Downing (Earl's mother) William Petherick Downing
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‎1912; Downing Family Pennsylvania - From left to right: Ann Petherick John Downing Earl William Brown Emily Ann Downing (Earl's mother) William Petherick Downing
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‎10/02/2017 9:39:43; William Petherick Downing
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‎10/02/2017 9:41:03; WP Downing, Mary Downing and Will Box - William Petherick Downing Mary J Box (his wife) William M Box (her brother)

2.
woman Emily Downing‏‎
Born ‎Jun 1865 Poughill, Cornwall, England‎
3.
man Frederick Downing‏‎
Born ‎1867 Poughill, Cornwall, England
Died ‎1952 St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA‎, 84 or 85 years
4.
woman Lucy Ann Downing‏ 25)
Born ‎1 Jan 1869 Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England‎ 26) 1) 27) 28) 2) 29) 25) 30) 3)
Baptised ‎4 Feb 1869 Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England 2)
Died ‎18 Dec 1964 The Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England‎, 95 years 29) 31)
Occupations: ‎1881 Downrowe, Whitstone, Cornwall, England; Scholar 3), ‎1890 21 Grove Place, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; Looking after the children of the rector 32), ‎1939 131 Estridge Way, Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England; Household Duties Unpaid 30)
Residences: ‎1871 Stamford Hill, Poughill, Cornwall, England 1), ‎1891 22 Egerton Street, Canton, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales 26), ‎1881 Downrowe, Whitstone, Cornwall, England 3), ‎1901 45 Forrest Road, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales 28), ‎2 Apr 1911 95 Park Road, Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England 25), ‎between 1939 and 18 Dec 1964 131 Estridge Way, Tonbridge, Kent, England 31) 30), ‎2 Apr 1890 21 Grove Place, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England 32), ‎after 1912 Woodsell, 3 London Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, England 32), ‎after 1913 Wilgate, London Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, England 32)

Will signed: ‎24 Feb 1965 London, England 31)


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Downing, Lucy Ann
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‎1910; John and Ann Downing 1910 50th Anniversary - Back Row (4th row) Upper Right corner Mary Jane Box Downing and William P Downing (my GGreat Grandparents) 3rd Row Ann Petherick Downing ,John Downing (my GGGreat Grandparents) , small boy , Bessie Medland Downing (my Great Grandmother) holding Dorothy Hector Downing ( my Aunt Dot), then the next 2 women are Mary P and Lucy Downing in that order I think. 2nd Row Far right hand side Emily P Downing Brown holding William Earl Brown

5.
woman Elizabeth Petherick Downing‏‎
Born ‎24 Aug 1871 Poughill, Cornwall, England
Died ‎27 Jan 1921 Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA‎, 49 years
6.
man Oswald J Downing‏‎
Born ‎16 Nov 1873 Whitstone, Cornwall, England
Died ‎7 Jun 1947 Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, USA‎, 73 years
7.
man Francis Albert Downing‏‎
Born ‎7 Oct 1876 Whitstone, Cornwall, England
Died ‎20 Dec 1955 Tivoli, Dutchess, New York, USA‎, 79 years

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‎08/02/2017 23:06:57; Leona Wagner Downing, Albert Francis Downing

8.
man Charles Cory Downing‏‎
Born ‎Apr 1884 Cornwall, England
Died ‎1921 South Canaan, Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA‎, 36 or 37 years

Sources

1) Source: 1871 England Census Record for John Downing. Reference: Database online. Class: RG10; Piece: 2215; Folio: 5; Page: 2; GSU roll: 834867. (Data from direct source)
2) Source: Cornwall, England - Parish Register Transcripts. Reference: Record 96981 in the Baptisms Nc database (Data from secondary evidence)
3) Source: 1881 England Census Record for John Downing. Reference: Database online. Class: RG11; Piece: 2271; Folio: 84; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341545. (Data from direct source)
4) Source: UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 Record for John Downing. Reference: BT26: manuscript for SS Oceanic (Data from secondary evidence)
5) Source: Ship Manifests SS Oceanic Manifest (Data from secondary evidence)
6) Source: 1861 England Census Record for John Downing. Reference: Database online. Class: RG9; Piece: 1513; Folio: 3; Page: 1; GSU roll: 542824. (Data from secondary evidence)
7) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 Record for John Downing. Reference: Database online. (Questionable reliability of evidence)
8) Source: 1851 England Census Record for John Downing. Reference: Database online. Class: HO107; Piece: 1895; Folio: 456; Page: 10; GSU roll: 221046. (Data from secondary evidence)
9) Source: 1841 England Census Record for John Downing. Reference: Database online. Class: HO107; Piece 151; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Moorwinstow; County: Cornwall; Enumeration District: 6; Folio: 17; Page: 4; Line: 21; GSU roll: 241273. (Data from secondary evidence)
10) Source: 1900 United States Federal Census Record for John Downing. Reference: Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Canaan, Wayne, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623_1495; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 129. (Data from secondary evidence)
11) Source: 1910 United States Federal Census Record for John Downing. Reference: Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: South Canaan, Wayne, Pennsylvania; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: . (Data from secondary evidence)
12) Source: Monuments "John Downing1838-1919His wifeAnn Downing1841-1933". Reference: South Canaan Bible Protestant Cemetery; South Canaan, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, USA (Data from secondary evidence)
13) Source: Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964 Record for John Downing. External Link. Reference: Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Certificate Number Range: 082001-085000 (Data from secondary evidence)
14) Source: Cornwall, England, Parish Registers, 1538-2010 Record for Anne Petherick and John Downing. External Link. Reference: Morwenstow: Marriages, 1837-1903 (Data from secondary evidence)
15) Source: Available Birth, Marriage and Death Records. Reference: John Downing birth record (Data from direct source)
16) Source: New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Record for Jno Downing. Reference: Database online. Year: 1888; Arrival: New York, United States; Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: M237_525; Line: 32; List number: 1335. (Data from secondary evidence)
17) Source: Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 Record for Ann Petheric. External Link. Reference: Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966; Certificate Number Range: 015451-018000
18) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 Record for Ann Petherick. Reference: Database online. (Questionable reliability of evidence)
19) Source: 1851 England Census Record for Hannah Petherick. Reference: Database online. Class: HO107; Piece: 1897; Folio: 36; Page: 7; GSU roll: 221048. (Data from secondary evidence)
20) Source: 1920 United States Federal Census Record for Anne Downing. Reference: Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Carbondale Ward 2, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1577; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 15; Image: . (Data from secondary evidence)
21) Source: 1930 United States Federal Census Record for Ann Downing. Reference: Database online. Year: 1930; Census Place: Rutherford, Bergen, New Jersey; Roll: 1316; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 221; Image: 478.0. (Data from secondary evidence)
22) Source: UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 Record for Ann Downing. Reference: BT26: manifest for HMS Oceanic (Data from secondary evidence)
23) Source: Available Birth, Marriage and Death Records. Reference: Birth Certificate for Ann Petherick (Data from secondary evidence)
24) Source: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Year: 1888; Arrival: New York , United States; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: M237_517; Line: 11; List Number: 458; . (Data from direct source)
25) Source: 1911 England Census Record for Lilian Ann Ball. Reference: Database online. (Data from direct source)
26) Source: 1891 Wales Census Record for William Ball. Reference: Database online. (Data from secondary evidence)
27) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 Record for Lucy Ann Downing. Reference: Database online. (Questionable reliability of evidence)
28) Source: 1901 Wales Census Record for Lucy A Ball. Reference: Database online. Class: RG13; Piece: 4986; Folio: 133; Page: 54. (Data from secondary evidence)
29) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007 Record for Lucy A Ball. Reference: Database online. (Questionable reliability of evidence)
30) Source: National Registration: 1939 Register Record for Lucy Ann Downing and nurse, Florence D Taylor. Reference: RG101/1795H/014/32 (Data from direct source)
31) Source: England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 "Ball Lucy Ann of 131 Eatridge Way Tonbridge died 18 December 1964 at The Kent and Sussex Hospital Tunbridge Wells Probate London 24 February to Florence Daisy Taylor widow and Herbert Frederick Ball retired chartered surveyor. £3509.". Reference: Database online. (Data from secondary evidence)
32) Source: Ball and Downing Texts "William John was not living at this address because on 2nd April 1890 at the church of St John the Evangelist, Clifton, Bristol, then aged 23, a paper maker of Canton, he had married Lucy Ann owning, a spinster, aged 21 of Grove Place, Redland, Bristol. Her father was John Downing, a farmer. The details of their marriage have been known for many years. Lucy Ann was employed at Grove Place, Bristol, looking after the children of the rector who probably also performed the marriage service. Her father and mother and nearly all her family had emigrated to Pennsylvania between 1883 and 1888 but an uncle William Downing and an Aunt Elizabeth Harding, youngest sister of John Downing, were both living in Roath, Cardiff; the former at 12 Upper Kincraig Street and the latter at 52 Richards Terrace. It seems likely William John and Lucy Ann met in these surroundings as Roath is not far from Canton.In 1893 William Ball paper maker is recorded in a Cardiff Directory living at 22 Egerton Street, Canton, and later in 1897 at 17 Nottingham Street, also Canton. William would have been employed at The Ely Paper Mill to the west of Canton which had been founded in 1865. By 189- it was the largest producer of newsprint in the United Kingdom. Today it is owned by Wiggens Tempe and is the production centre for their carbonless paper operations.The children of William and Lucy Ann were, with the exception of one daughter, all born at Canton. These were Florence Daisy 1891, John William 1893, Herbert Frederick 1894, Wilfred C. 1900 and Kathleen Rosina 1903. Lilian Ann was born after the family moved to Sittingbourne after 1903.In Sittingbourne they lived firstly at 95 Park Road, later moving to 3 London Road, a house named Woodsell and finally to the house next door named “Wilgate”. Woodsell today is the offices of Andrew Cory and Co., solicitors.Around 1926 as a result of a change of ownership of The Sittingbourne Paper Mills where William was then employed as Chief Paper Maker, he was required to retire early. He died two years later on 18th January 1928. Lucy Ann died on 18th December 1964 at the Kent and Sussex Hospital then aged ninety-five. She is buried with William John in Sittingbourne Cemetery. " (Questionable reliability of evidence)