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  • ID: I632
  • Name: Richard DOWNING
  • Given Name: Richard
  • Surname: Downing
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 27 APR 1719 in Concord Twp.,Chester county,PA
  • Death: 8 JUL 1804 in E. Caln,Chester county,PA
  • Note:
    History of Downingtown, PA, gives death year as 1804, not 1803, in conflict wit
    a different source which I failed to mark. It also states:
  • Note:
    "RICHARD DOWNING, m. 21 Mar 1741, at Uwchlan Quaker Meeting, Mary Edge, b. 2
    Aug 1721, d. 13 Dec. 1795, daughter of John and Mary of Providence. " Records
    of Mary Harris, Chester County Genealogy, shows marriage date as the 23rd, not
  • Note:
    In 1787 he was assessed with a grist mill, fulling mill, two saw mills, and
    malt house in East Caln, and his son Richard with a merchant mill. An old saw
    mill, which has been in the family for generations has just been torn down."
  • Note: From "Chester County and Its People", by W. W. Thompson, 1893:
  • Note:
    "In 1764 Richard Downing was assessed in East Caln with one hundred and
    ninety acres of land and buildings, worht 35 pounds per annum; one hundred and
    sixty acres uncultivated; a grist mill and saw mill, owrht 70 pounds per annum;
    76 acres in West Bradford and 100 acres in Uwchlan, 4 horses, 9 cattle, and 9
    sheep. this tax was L6:3:3, being the largest in the township, and his brother
    John, was next belowe him. Richard was appointed overseer of Uwchlan Meeting
    July 6, 1763, in place of Evan Jones."
  • Note:
    A copy of the abstract of the Last Will and Testament of Richard Downing is
    in the files.

    Father: Thomas DOWNING b: 14 DEC 1691 in Bradninch,Devon,England
    Mother: Thomazine BEER b: ABT 1692

    Marriage 1 Mary EDGE b: 2 SEP 1721 in Upper Providence,Chester county,PA
    • Married: 21 MAR 1741 in Uwchlan,Chester co.,PA
    1. Has No Children Hannah DOWNING b: 19 MAR 1742 in Uwchlan,Chester county,PA
    2. Has No Children Thomas DOWNING b: 13 DEC 1743 in Uwchlan,Chester county,PA
    3. Has No Children Jane DOWNING b: 1 JAN 1746 in Uwchlan,Chester county,PA
    4. Has No Children John DOWNING b: 17 FEB 1747 in Uwchlan,Chester county,PA
    5. Has Children Richard DOWNING b: 14 JUL 1750 in Uwchlan,Chester co.,PA
    6. Has Children Mary DOWNING b: 31 JUL 1752 in Uwchlan,Chester county,PA
    7. Has Children Thomazine DOWNING b: 26 OCT 1754 in Uwchlan,Chester county,PA
    8. Has Children Jacob DOWNING b: 25 OCT 1756 in Uwchlan,Chester co.,PA
    9. Has No Children William DOWNING b: 29 JAN 1759 in Uwchlan,Chester county,PA
    10. Has No Children George DOWNING b: 8 NOV 1760 in Uwchlan,Chester county,PA
    11. Has Children Samuel R. DOWNING b: 4 FEB 1763 in Uwchlan,Chester county,PA
    12. Has Children Joseph Richard DOWNING b: 19 JUN 1765 in Uwchlan,Chester county,PA
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