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George DOWNEY

Male 1859 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name George DOWNEY 
    Born Sep 1859  Sudbury, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 2199EDE3B8604B399A31D47BF4F09E5012E5 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • 1901 census: at 3 Bismark Terrace, Prittlewell, Essex (all DOWNEY), George (head, 40, carman, born Sudbury, Suffolk), Caroline * (wife, 37, born Holsham, Norfolk), Alfred (son, 4, born Islington, London) and Edward (2, born Rochford, Essex).

      1911 census: at 53 Burnaby Road, Southend-on-Sea (4 rooms) (all DOWNEY), George (head, 50, married, carman dustman, Town Council, born Sudbury, Suffolk), Caroline * (wife, 49, married 23 years, 9 children, 4 living 5 dead, born Knapton, Norfolk), Charles (brother, 48, widower, married 1 year, 1 child living, carman dustman, Town Council, born Sudbury, Suffolk), Alfred (son, 14, barbers assistant, born Rochford, Essex), Edward (son, 13, school, born Rochford, Essex) and Sidney (son, 7, school, born Southend, Essex).

      * according to the above, George had been married 23 years by the 1911 census, which puts the marriage at about 1888. The London Metropolitan Archives have a marriage on 28 May 1888 between George Downey, 28, father Charles Downey, carpenter, and Catherine Pooley, 23. This marriage was registered at Islington in Q2 1888 (1b/478). I think this must be the marriage of this George Downey but I don't understand why his wife's name is given as Caroline in both the above censuses.

      The 1911 censuses indicates that George had 9 children but I've only identifed the 3 mentioned in 1901 and 1911.

      I haven't been able to work out what became of George and his wife and the 3 known sons.
    Person ID I2932  Great Horkesley, Essex
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2014 

    Father Charles DOWNEY,   b. Abt 1821, Foxearth, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Catherine ELLISTON,   b. Abt 1830, Sudbury, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Dec 1851  Sudbury RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine POOLEY,   b. Abt 1865, Knapton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 28 May 1888  Parish Church, Islington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Married after banns. George Downey, 28, bachelor, carman of 13 Richard Street, father Charles Downey, carpenter. Catherine Pooley, 23, spinster of 13 Richard Street, father John Pooley, labourer. Both signed full names. Witnesses C Downey, Alice White.
    Children 
     1. Alfred DOWNEY,   b. Jun 1896, Rochford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Edward DOWNEY,   b. Mar 1898, Rochford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sidney DOWNEY,   b. Dec 1903, Southend-on-Sea, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F973  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S178] BMD index, Q3 1859 Sudbury 4a/383. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S178] BMD index, Q4 1851 Sudbury 12/939. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S210] London Metropolitan Archives at Ancestry.co.uk, November 2009 and later.

    4. [S178] BMD index, Q2 1888 Islington 1b/478. (Reliability: 3).