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James DOWNEY

Male 1861 - 1903  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name James DOWNEY 
    Born Sep 1861  Long Melford, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 87BFDE410F864A56823F602091D0EC749C1B 
    Died 26 Jul 1903  Haverhill, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 30 Jul 1903  Haverhill, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1891 census: at Field Side, Crowle, Lincs, James (28, flax dresser), Annie (31, flax spinner), Richard J (7, scholar), William (3, scholar), Annie (1) and Hannah MURRAY (visitor, 28, cook, born Diss, Norfolk).
      Coincidentally, the same census page contains Richard and Mary WHEATON, part of the HUNSLEY family.

      1901 census: at 9 Crowland Road, Haverhill, Suffolk (all DOWNEY), James (41, bricklayers labourer, born Melford), Anna (43, born Diss, Norfolk), Richard J (17, hair weaver, born Melford), William J (13, ------- water carrier, born Lincoln), Annie E (12, born Lincoln), Ada (7, born Crewe, Yorks), Mabel (5, born Haverhill) and Alice M (1 --, born Haverhill).

      Jame's death was announced in the 31 July 1903 edition of the Cambridge Independent Press. It reads:
      "July 26, at Addenbrooke's Hospital, James Downey of Haverhill, age 42."
      Anne Wigle-Occhipinti (a descendant) believes that James died while at work at the Haverhill Gas Works.

      1911 census: at 9 Crowland Road, Haverhill, Suffolk (4 rooms) (all DOWNEY), Annie Maria (head, 50, widow, married 29 years, 9 children 7 living 2 dead, born Belfast Ireland), Ada (17, jacket machinist, born Selby, Yorks), Mable (15, trousers machinist, born Haverhill), Alice Maud (11, school, born Haverhill) and Frank Edward (9, born Haverhill).
      Form signed by Ada Downey.
    Person ID I1332  Great Horkesley, Essex
    Last Modified 23 May 2016 

    Father William DOWNEY,   b. Bef 16 Apr 1826, Long Melford, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1887, Sudbury RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Matilda EVERETT,   b. Abt 1828, Long Melford, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1892, Sudbury RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married Jun 1847  Sudbury RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Maria MURRAY,   b. Abt 1860, Diss, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1930, Woodbridge RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Mar 1882  Sudbury RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Richard John DOWNEY,   b. Dec 1883, Long Melford, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William James DOWNEY,   b. Sep 1887, Crowle, Lincs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Annie Elizabeth DOWNEY
     4. Ada DOWNEY,   b. Jun 1894, Selby, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1991, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years)
     5. Mabel DOWNEY,   b. Mar 1896, Haverhill, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Alice Maud DOWNEY,   b. Sep 1899, Haverhill, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Frank Edward DOWNEY,   b. Jun 1902, Haverhill, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F450  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Sep 1861 - Long Melford, Suffolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jul 1903 - Haverhill, Suffolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Jul 1903 - Haverhill, Suffolk Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S178] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q3 1861 Sudbury 4a/406.

    2. [S198] Haverhill website.

    3. [S178] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q2 1847 Sudbury 12/674.

    4. [S178] BMD index (Reliability: 3).
      Q1 1882 Sudbury 4a/571.