Daniel Downer

b. 24 August 1823, d. 1877
FatherWilliam Downer b. 1774, d. 1839
MotherAnn Wells b. 1786, d. 1833
     Daniel Downer was baptized on 24 August 1823 at Thakeham, Sussex, England. He was the son of William Downer and Ann Wells.
Daniel Downer emigrated in 1839 to United States.
Daniel Downer married Anne Huffe on 26 September 1846 at Matagorda County, Texas, United States.
Daniel Downer died in 1877 at Texas, United States.

Family

Anne Huffe b. 24 Jun 1819, d. 1907
Marriage*
Daniel Downer married Anne Huffe on 26 September 1846 at Matagorda County, Texas, United States
Children

Elizabeth Downer

     Elizabeth Downer married James Carter on 30 April 1674 at Stanmer, Sussex, England, James is a husbandman of Patcham, Elizabeth is a spinster of this parish. This marriage is the only possibility in the Sussex Marriage Index but one does need to be careful given the gaps in the parish records this far back.1

Family

James Carter
Marriage*
Elizabeth Downer married James Carter on 30 April 1674 at Stanmer, Sussex, England, James is a husbandman of Patcham, Elizabeth is a spinster of this parish. This marriage is the only possibility in the Sussex Marriage Index but one does need to be careful given the gaps in the parish records this far back.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Elizabeth Frances Downer

b. 6 June 1897, d. 6 August 1897
FatherWilliam Downer b. 6 Jun 1860, d. 10 Apr 1948
MotherFannie Adkins b. 8 Dec 1857, d. 1 Jan 1947
     Elizabeth Frances Downer was born on 6 June 1897 at Palacios, Texas, United States. She was the daughter of William Downer and Fannie Adkins.
Elizabeth Frances Downer died on 6 August 1897 at Texas, United States.

Ethel Daisy Downer

b. 11 December 1886, d. 15 July 1985
FatherWilliam Downer b. 6 Jun 1860, d. 10 Apr 1948
MotherFannie Adkins b. 8 Dec 1857, d. 1 Jan 1947
     Ethel Daisy Downer was born on 11 December 1886 at Portslade, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Downer and Fannie Adkins.
Ethel Daisy Downer died on 15 July 1985 at age 98.

Mary Downer

b. 8 June 1850
FatherDaniel Downer b. 24 Aug 1823, d. 1877
MotherAnne Huffe b. 24 Jun 1819, d. 1907
     Mary Downer was born on 8 June 1850 at Texas, United States. She was the daughter of Daniel Downer and Anne Huffe.

Mary May Downer

b. 24 August 1892, d. 24 December 1979
FatherWilliam Downer b. 6 Jun 1860, d. 10 Apr 1948
MotherFannie Adkins b. 8 Dec 1857, d. 1 Jan 1947
     Mary May Downer was born on 24 August 1892 at Palacios, Texas, United States. She was the daughter of William Downer and Fannie Adkins.
Mary May Downer married Oscar Lee Sifford on 26 December 1911 at Texas, United States.
In 1940 Mary May Downer and Oscar Lee Sifford lived at Palacios, Matagorda County, Texas, United States.1
Mary May Downer died on 24 December 1979 at Wagner General Hospital, Palacios, Matagorda County, Texas, United States, at age 87.
Mary May Downer was buried on 27 December 1979 at Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas, United States.

Family

Oscar Lee Sifford b. 20 May 1883, d. 5 Aug 1953
Marriage*
Mary May Downer married Oscar Lee Sifford on 26 December 1911 at Texas, United States
Children

Citations

  1. [S285] 1940 Census for USA.

Stephen Downer

b. 30 October 1825, d. 1 December 1904
FatherWilliam Downer b. 1774, d. 1839
MotherAnn Wells b. 1786, d. 1833
     Stephen Downer was born in 1824 at Thakeham, Sussex, England.
Stephen Downer was baptized on 30 October 1825 at Thakeham, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Downer and Ann Wells.
Stephen Downer married Mary May Wadey, daughter of Luke Wadey and Mary Mitchell, on 2 December 1854 at Hangleton, Sussex, England.2
On 7 April 1861 Stephen Downer and Mary May Wadey lived at Freeman's Court, Portslade, Sussex, England, with son William, age 10 years.
On 7 April 1861 Stephen Downer and Mary May Wadey lived at Belgrave Place, Portslade, Sussex, England, with daughter Ann age 6 years and son William age 11 months.
On 5 April 1891 Stephen Downer and Mary May Wadey lived at 5 Freeman's Court, Portslade, Sussex, England.
Stephen Downer was a gardener on 5 April 1891.
Stephen Downer died on 1 December 1904 at Portslade, Sussex, England, at age 79.3,4

Family

Mary May Wadey b. 30 Jul 1826, d. 6 Apr 1908
Marriage*
Stephen Downer married Mary May Wadey, daughter of Luke Wadey and Mary Mitchell, on 2 December 1854 at Hangleton, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I08250-1; GS Film number: 1041568; Reference ID: it 3."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1854, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 381."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1904, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 174, age 77 years."
  4. [S229] Letter from Betty Bauerle, to Geoffrey Barber, dated 14 Oct 1990 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia).

William Downer

b. 6 June 1860, d. 10 April 1948
FatherStephen Downer b. 30 Oct 1825, d. 1 Dec 1904
MotherMary May Wadey b. 30 Jul 1826, d. 6 Apr 1908
     William Downer was born on 6 June 1860 at Portslade, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Stephen Downer and Mary May Wadey.
William Downer married Fannie Adkins on 27 November 1880 at St Nicholas, Portslade, Sussex, England.
William Downer and Fannie Adkins emigrated in 1888 to Matagorda County, Texas, United States, with daughter Daisy, following William's uncle Daniel Downer who had previously emmigrated in 1839 age 17, although Daniel had died before they arrived. Betty Buerle, a descendant of William Downer and Mary May Wadey, writes "I once asked my grandfather, William Downer, why he came to the USA. He replied that times were very hard in England and they (his uncle Daniel no doubt) kept saying things were much bettter in America. Then, he added "But they warns!". Unlike his uncle, he came too late to participate in the free land grants. My grandparents came in 1888. Daniel came in 1839 at age 17."2,3
William Downer was a rancher and a farmer.3
William Downer died on 10 April 1948 at Bay City, Texas, United States, at age 87.
William Downer was buried after 10 April 1948 at Hawley Cemetery, Blessing, Texas, United States.

Family

Fannie Adkins b. 8 Dec 1857, d. 1 Jan 1947
Marriage*
William Downer married Fannie Adkins on 27 November 1880 at St Nicholas, Portslade, Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1860, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 217."
  2. [S228] Letter from Darlene Painter, to Geoffrey Barber, dated 25 Oct 1991 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia).
  3. [S229] Letter from Betty Bauerle, to Geoffrey Barber, dated 14 Oct 1990 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia).

William Downer

b. 1774, d. 1839
     William Downer was born in 1774 at Thakeham, Sussex, England.
William Downer married Ann Wells on 9 December 1806 at Warminghurst, Sussex, England.1
William Downer died in 1839 at Thakeham, Sussex, England.

Family

Ann Wells b. 1786, d. 1833
Marriage*
William Downer married Ann Wells on 9 December 1806 at Warminghurst, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

William Ernest Downer

b. 6 November 1893, d. 15 October 1918
FatherWilliam Downer b. 6 Jun 1860, d. 10 Apr 1948
MotherFannie Adkins b. 8 Dec 1857, d. 1 Jan 1947
     William Ernest Downer was born on 6 November 1893 at Palacios, Texas, United States. He was the son of William Downer and Fannie Adkins.
William Ernest Downer died on 15 October 1918 at age 24.

Winifred Ann Downer

b. 4 November 1898
     Winifred Ann Downer was born on 4 November 1898 at Palacios, Texas, United States.

Winifred Ann Downer

b. 4 November 1898
FatherWilliam Downer b. 6 Jun 1860, d. 10 Apr 1948
MotherFannie Adkins b. 8 Dec 1857, d. 1 Jan 1947
     Winifred Ann Downer was born on 4 November 1898 at Palacios, Texas, United States. She was the daughter of William Downer and Fannie Adkins.
Winifred Ann Downer married John Henry Andrews on 17 January 1917 at Bay City, Texas, United States.

Family

John Henry Andrews b. 1 Aug 1883, d. 7 Sep 1968
Marriage*
Winifred Ann Downer married John Henry Andrews on 17 January 1917 at Bay City, Texas, United States
Child

Thomas Drage

b. 30 October 1837, d. 2 June 1893
     Thomas Drage was baptized on 30 October 1837 at Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England.
Thomas Drage was sent to Australia as a convict.
Thomas Drage married Jane Bandy, daughter of Thomas Bandy and Sarah Parks, on 1 May 1862 at Glengarry, Western Australia, Australia.
Thomas Drage died on 2 June 1893 at Northampton, Western Australia, Australia, at age 55.

Family

Jane Bandy b. 12 May 1845, d. 31 May 1901
Marriage*
Thomas Drage married Jane Bandy, daughter of Thomas Bandy and Sarah Parks, on 1 May 1862 at Glengarry, Western Australia, Australia

Emily Jane Draper

b. 9 June 1887, d. 27 May 1967
     Emily Jane Draper was born on 9 June 1887 at Arreton, Hampshire, England.
Emily Jane Draper married Arthur Ernest Bedford, son of George Bedford and Harriet Evans, on 25 November 1911 at Southampton, Hampshire, England.
Emily Jane Draper died on 27 May 1967 at Fareham, Hampshire, England, at age 79.

Family

Arthur Ernest Bedford b. 23 Mar 1887, d. a 1942
Marriage*
Emily Jane Draper married Arthur Ernest Bedford, son of George Bedford and Harriet Evans, on 25 November 1911 at Southampton, Hampshire, England
Child

Edna V Drewery

b. 1915
FatherJohn Henry Drewery b. c 1883, d. 1937
MotherEmma Ann Culpin b. c 1885
     Edna V Drewery was born in 1915 at Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England.1 She was the daughter of John Henry Drewery and Emma Ann Culpin.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1915, Peterborough, Vol 3b Page 362."

John Henry Drewery

b. circa 1883, d. 1937
     John Henry Drewery was born circa 1883 at Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England.1
John Henry Drewery married Emma Ann Culpin, daughter of George Culpin and Emma Sophia Middleton, in 1909 at Bourne, Lincolnshire, England.2
John Henry Drewery was an engine fitter for a naval contractor on 2 April 1911.1
On 2 April 1911 John Henry Drewery and Emma Ann Culpin lived at 8 Rock Road, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England.1
They had no children as at the 1911 census.1
John Henry Drewery died in 1937 at Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England. (needs to be checked.)3

Family

Emma Ann Culpin b. c 1885
Marriage*
John Henry Drewery married Emma Ann Culpin, daughter of George Culpin and Emma Sophia Middleton, in 1909 at Bourne, Lincolnshire, England.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN8695 RG78PN450 RD170 SD2 ED29 SN311."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1909, Bourne, Lincolnshire, Vol 7a Page 767."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1937, Peterborough, Vol 3b Page 226, age 55 years."

John William Dring

b. circa 1868
     John William Dring was born circa 1868 at England.1
John William Dring married Marion Ella Thacker, daughter of Ambrose Horton Thacker and Louisa Hudson, in 1900 at Lewisham, London, England.2

Family

Marion Ella Thacker b. 21 Jul 1875
Marriage*
John William Dring married Marion Ella Thacker, daughter of Ambrose Horton Thacker and Louisa Hudson, in 1900 at Lewisham, London, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S173] 1930 Census for USA "Year: 1930; Census Place: Manhattan, New York, New York; Roll: 1576; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 1007; FHL microfilm: 2341311."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1900, Lewisham, Vol 1d Page 2091."

Elizabeth Driver

     Elizabeth Driver married Thomas Masters circa 1680 at England.

Family

Thomas Masters b. 4 Jun 1663
Marriage*
Elizabeth Driver married Thomas Masters circa 1680 at England
Child

Jane Driver

     Jane Driver and Richard Wood obtained a marriage licence on 5 November 1774 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, Richard is a batchelor farmer of Framfield, Jane is a spinster of Framfield.1
Jane Driver married Richard Wood on 6 November 1774 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1

Family

Richard Wood
Marriage License
Jane Driver and Richard Wood obtained a marriage licence on 5 November 1774 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, Richard is a batchelor farmer of Framfield, Jane is a spinster of Framfield.1 
Marriage*
Jane Driver married Richard Wood on 6 November 1774 at Framfield, Sussex, England.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Elizabeth Duffield

b. 28 April 1707
     Elizabeth Duffield was born on 28 April 1707 at Isfield, Sussex, England.1
Elizabeth Duffield was baptized on 8 May 1707 at Isfield, Sussex, England.1
Elizabeth Duffield married Thomas Thorpe, son of Richard Thorpe and Elizabeth Clark, on 2 November 1731 at St Bartholomew, Maresfield, Sussex, England.1
They had 6 known children.
Elizabeth Duffield was buried on 24 February 1793 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.1

Family

Thomas Thorpe b. 24 Feb 1710/11, d. 1794
Marriage*
Elizabeth Duffield married Thomas Thorpe, son of Richard Thorpe and Elizabeth Clark, on 2 November 1731 at St Bartholomew, Maresfield, Sussex, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S245] Website "Ancestors of Mandy Willard" (http://www.mandywillard.co.uk/) "http://www.mandywillard.co.uk/surnames/thorpe/…."