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Thomas DOWNES

Male 1653 - 1711  (57 years)


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  • Name Thomas DOWNES 
    Born 17 Mar 1653  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1711  Kittery, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The following brief bio was sent from Fred Downs; muddauber@worldnet.att.net; April 2, 2001:
      "Thomas Downes came from England to Boston, Massachusetts in 1650 on the ship "HMS Defiance". Thomas was in Boston in 1652 where he witnessed the will of George Burden. The town of Dover, N.H. granted him land in Conchecho in 1656. He was taxed there in 1657. In 1675, he bought ten acres of the town and he was one of the petitioners to remain a part of Massachusetts in 1677. In 1670, Thomas sold Jediah Andrews of Salisbury "My late dwelling house and lot" on east side of the neck, bobounded by Fore River, south by Mr. Raynor's land, north and west by The Common. In 1687, he sold Thomas Hanson fifty acres granted him by the town in 1656 at Conchecho near Mr. Rayner's. Thomas was constable in 1666. He was a shoemaker by tradee. In the records in Boston, Massachusetts, Thomas Downs last name was spelled without the "e". In Dover, New Hampshire, the early records have the "e" added, then dropped on many of the papers. Thomas Downs owned 60 acres in Great Falls, NH (now called Somersworth, NH). It was at Indigo Hill. There was a saw mill and grist mill just below the falls in Somersworth. In 1750, Samuel Downs owned this land. In 1900, a Mr. Morrill owned a part of it."
      Thomas and three others were killed by Indians in the spring of 1711 while working in the fields.
    Person ID I6747  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2019 

    Father Thomas DOWNES,   b. 2 Feb 1611, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1698, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Katherine ?,   d. 23 Dec 1702, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha ? 
    Children 
     1. Gershom DOWNES,   b. 10 Jan 1679, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1746, Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary LORD,   b. Abt 1658, Kittery, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1696, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas DOWNS,   b. Abt 1689, Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 Nov 1749  (Age ~ 60 years)
     2. Martha DOWNS,   b. 1691
     3. William DOWNES,   b. Aft 1691, Somersworth, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ebenezer DOWNS,   b. 1685, Kittery, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1760  (Age > 76 years)
     5. Samuel DOWNS
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2495  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Abigail ROBERTS,   b. 1658 
    Married 24 Oct 1698  Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Mar 1653 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Oct 1698 - Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1711 - Kittery, York, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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