'Downes2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Downes of Manchester, Downes of Sheffield

John Downes (b c1570?, cleric?)
1. Richard Downes
A. Hannah Downes
  m. _ Pringle
2. Joseph Downes (b 1633)
  A. John Downes (b 14.10.1660(
m. Esther Halfpenny
  i. Joseph Downes of Manchester
  m. (28.08.1718) Mary Moore @1@ below
  a. Charles Downes of Manchester (d 1763, clerk)
m. Sarah Jackman (b 1731, d 1804, dau of Thomas Jackman of Leeds)
  (1) Mary Downes (b 1758)
  m. John Calverley, later Blayds, of Leeds
  (2)+ other issue - Charles (b 1759), Joseph (b 1763, d 1783), Sarah (d infant), Ann (d infant)
  ii. John Downes (minister in Sheffield then rector in London)
  m. (31.01.1720-1) Ann Balguy (dau of Henry Balguy of Darwent Hall)
a. Henry Downes (d 01.07.1775, minister of St. Paul's, vicar of Ecclesfield)
  m. (16.10.1726) Sarah Hildreth (dau of William Hildreth of Sheffield by Rebecca Downes) @2@ below
  (1) William Downes (a 08.1824, rector of Harworth)
  m1. (sp) Lydia Hawksley (dau of John Hawksley of Sheffield)
  m2. _ Chown
  (A)+ issue - William Henry, Henry John
  m3. (10.1818) _ Wragg of Scarborough
  (2) Anne Downes
  m. John Hawksley (dsp, brother of Lydia)
  (3)+ other issue - Charles (bpt 28.06.1753, bur 29.04.1754), Henry (bpt 02.06.1756, d young), John (bpt 29.12.1759, cleric), Samuel (bpt 02.06.1763), Sarah (bpt 27.08.1850, a 1824, d unm?), Rebecca (bpt 20.07.1757), Mary (bpt 09.07.1764)
  b.+ other issue - Joseph (bur 11.02.1741-2), Wilkinson (d young), Paula (bur 06.11.1741), Ann (bur 12.03.1743)
  B. Benjamin Downes
  i. Mary Downes
  m. _ Haxby
  a. Benjamin Haxby
  (1) Elizabeth Haxby
  m. _ Ashforth
3. John Downes (b 1637, dvp, in Dublin?)
4. Robert Downes (b 1638)
  A. John Downes in London (goldsmith, 2nd son)
  i.+ issue (dsp) - John, Samuel
  B. Sarah Downes
  m. Timothy Bridges of Sheffield
  i. Timothy Bridges ("went to America")
ii. Sarah Bridges
  m. _ Warburton
  iii. Rebecca Bridges (b 1695, d 12.08.1760)
  m. (21.02.1722) William Hildreth of Sheffield
  a. Sarah Hildreth (bpt 23.11.1726)
  m. Rev. Henry Downes (d 1775) @2@ above
  C. Rebecca Downes
  m. _ Hides
  D. Mary Downes
  m. _ Moore
  i. Charles Moore
  ii. Mary Moore
  m. Joseph Downes @1@ above
  E. Martha Downes
  m. _ Turner
  F.+ other issue - Robert of Sheffield (dsp bur 02.02.1739-40, goldsmith), Elizabeth of Brampton, Anne (d young)
5. William Downes
  m. Sarah
  A. Sarah Downes (b 1672, d 19.02.1744)
  m. John Guest
6. Martha Downes

Main source(s): FMG (vol 2, MS282, 'Downes', p693+)
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