Name: John DOWNING
Given Name: John
Suffix: Capt 1
Birth: 1700 in Of Bellaghy & Rowesgift. Londonderry, Ireland
Death: Nov 1785 in Of Dawson's Bridge 2
Change Date: 12 Jul 2016 at 15:11|
Father: Adam DOWNING b: 1666
Mother: Ann JACKSON
Anne ROWE b: 1711
10 Jun 1727
- Change Date:
12 Jul 2016
- Alexander Clotworthy DOWNING b: 1735
- Clotworthy DOWNING
- John DOWNING
- Rowe DOWNING b: 1737
- Dawson DOWNING b: 1739 in Of Bellaghy & Rowesgift, Co. Londonderry, Ireland
- Sarah DOWNING b: in Of Bellaghy & Rowesgift, Co. Londonderry, Ireland
- Margaret DOWNING
- Jane DOWNING
- Abbrev: Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland
Title: Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of I reland
Author: Sir Bernard Burke
Publication: Name: London, 1912;
Text: JOHN DOWNING, of Bellaghy and Rowesgift, b. 1700, raised, a tconsiderable expense, a body of men during the rising of 1 745. He m.Anne, dau. and heir of the Rev. J. Roe, D.D., des cended from an oldDevonshire family, and had three sons
- Abbrev: 2011 July 14 email from Penny Thorn
Title: 2011 July 14 email from Penny Thorn
Text: Born in 1700 – It is not known if John was born in Bellagh y as hisfather Adam Downing in his will described himself a s being fromRocktown, but John became ?of? Bellaghy livin g at ?Rowesgift? [approx.1 mile from Bellaghy on the A 54 t he Bellaghy to Castledawson road]after his father-in-law ga ve him and his new wife Anne nee Rowe thehouse as a weddin g gift, exact marriage date not known, they named thehous e Rowesgift after the Rev. Simon Rowe. On modern day maps i tsspelt – Roe?s Gift. I have a 1788 deed which uses the cor rect spelling– Rowesgift.
Death date of 1762 is incorrect – Death 8 -11 Nov. 1785 [Be lfastNewsletter Index number 191526 page 3]. The Belfast Ne wsletter Indexstates he was a magistrate and a Major in th e Loughinshillin[sp]Battalion Volunteers, spelling now Loug hinsholin. His wife Anne neeRowe born 1711, died the 2nd Fe b. 1776 aged 65 years, buried in theDowning vault, St. Tida ?s Church, Bellaghy, [name/death date/age onthe marble, wes t side].
To date John Downing?s grave has not been found.
John Downing married for a second time – ?Irish Marriages b eing anIndex to the Marriages in Walker?s Hibernian Magazin e 1771 to 1812 ?by Henry Farrar Vol. I.-A to J
Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1972.? You wil l see thereis a huge age gap – if a mistake in Mary?s estim ated age has not beenmade, or Johns age.
?DOWNING, John, aet. 85=O?Neil, Miss, aet.16, d. of Chas. , atRosegift, co. Derry.
June 1779 375.? [sp. as in book]
According to ?A Genealogical & Heraldic Dictionary of the L andedGentry of Great Britain & Ireland? by Sir Bernard Burk e - MissO?Neil was Mary daughter of Charles O?Neil, sur veyor of Customs,Coleraine and Ballycastle and his 1st wif e Jane Hill.