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Robert DOWNEY

Male Bef 1823 - 1887  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name Robert DOWNEY 
    Born Bef 21 Dec 1823  Long Melford, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 21 Dec 1823  Long Melford, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID E19C611DC96F4D20829916D421A7C3CDFD01 
    Died Dec 1887  Sudbury RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1851 census: in Chapel Green, Melford, Suffolk (both DOWNEY), Robert (26, horse hair weaver, born Melford) and Susan (22, horse hair weaver, born Melford).

      1861 census: in Melford Street, Melford, Suffolk (all DOWNEY), Robert (39, ag lab, born Melford), Susan (32, born Melford), Ellen (9, born Melford), Elizabeth (5, born Melford) and Charles (1, born Melford). Also two lodgers (probably Susan's relatives) Thomas COE (widower, 57, ag lab, born Melford) and Ann COE (single, 21, horse hair weaver, born Melford).

      1871 census: in Hall Street, Melford, Suffolk (all DOWNEY), Robert (46, ag lab, born Long Melford), Susan (43, born Long Melford), Ellen (19, weaver, born Long Melford), Elizabeth (15, weaver, born Long Melford), Charles (11, scholar, born Long Melford) and Harry (7, scholar, born Long Melford. Also a lodger, Thomas COE (father in law, widower, 67, ag lab, born Long Melford).

      1881 census: in West Hall Street, Melford, Suffolk (all DOWNEY), Robert (56, coal merchant, born Melford), Susan (50, born Melford), Elizabeth (25, horse hair weaver, born Melford), Charles (21, cocoa fibre mat maker, born Melford) and Laura (17, born Melford. Also Thomas COE (father in law, widower, 75, ag lab, born Melford).

      1891 census: in St Mary's Street W, Melford, Suffolk, Susan DOWNEY (head, widow, 58, living on own means, born Melford) and Thomas COE (father, widower, 86, living on own means, born Melford). Also two lodgers, George CAPON (widower, 58, labourer at machinist, born Melford) and Robert EADY (single, 44, railway labourer, born Melford).

      1901 census: in St Mary's Street, Melford, Suffolk, Susan DOWNEY (head, widow, 69, domestic, born Long Melford). Also three boarders, Robert EADY (single, 58, labourer for Parish Council, born Long Melford), Victor THOMPSON (9, born Upton Park, London) and Ernest MORTIMER (8, born Bethnal Green, London)..
    Person ID I2881  Great Horkesley, Essex
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2014 

    Father William DOWNEY,   b. Abt 1789, Foxearth, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1857, Sudbury RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Mary UNKNOWN,   d. Sep 1844, Sudbury RD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan COE,   b. Abt 1829, Melford, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1905, Sudbury RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Dec 1848  Sudbury RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Ellen DOWNEY,   b. Mar 1852, Long Melford, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth DOWNEY,   b. Mar 1856, Long Melford, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Charles DOWNEY,   b. Sep 1859, Long Melford, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1919, Sudbury RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F952  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 21 Dec 1823 - Long Melford, Suffolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 21 Dec 1823 - Long Melford, Suffolk Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S325] www.dustydocs.com, March 2014.

    2. [S178] BMD index, aged 63, Q4 1887 Sudbury 4a/376. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S178] BMD index, Q4 1848 Sudbury 12/965. (Reliability: 3).