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red mail stewards house
Trying to find more detailed info on George Waters, a farm steward and bailiff at Downe between 1819-1837. He was employed by Lieutenant Colonel John Johnson who lived at 'the big house'. Does anyone know where the stewards house would have been, or details of the farmland at this time?
red mail Phillips of Downe, Kent
Thomas PHILLIPS 1744-1816 married C1774 to Alice SMITH 1752-1819 both of Downe, Kent. Thomas PHILLIPS was the son of John PHILLIPS 1714-1768 and Sarah ?. Thomas and Alice had 11 children: (i)Thomas 1775-1852 married Parnell BIGGS; (ii) John 1776-1838 married Sarah COMBER; (iii) Sarah 1777-1834 married George TIBBS (my GGG grandparents);(iv) Ann 1779-1859 married James NOAH of Bath, SOM; (v) Elizabeth 1781-1865 married Thomas HARRIS; (vi) Susannah 1788-1858 married Philip EATON; (vii) Alice 1789-? married William Brown HULME ; (viii) George Waker 1790-1858 married Ann ALEXANDER; (ix) Mary 1791-1876 married William SMITH of Croydon, his parents 'Aperfield Farm, Cudham; (x) Catherine 1794-1846 married John SMITH b1797-1853 of Downe, Kent; (xi) William Waker 1801-1868 never married. Any connection, please contact.
red mail Durling of Downe, Kent
George DURLING 1672-1754, born in Downe and the son of George DURLING (~1645-1718) and Anne SEARLE (~1650-1725). Married Sarah COX 1685-1730 d/o Thomas and Susanna COX of Chelsfield. Four Children of George DURLING and Sarah COX: (i) Elizabeth 1719-1792 married John SKEGGS who died 8 months later after their marriage in 1741, Elizabeth then married William ALLEN of Chelsfield, 10 children; (ii) George 1721-1747; (iii)John 1722-1782; (iv) Susannah 1725-1802 married John SMITH of Downe, Kent. Any connection please contact.
red mail Smith of Downe, Kent
John SMITH 1708-1788 married at Keston, Kent in 1749 to Susannah DURLING 1725-1802. John SMITH was b. Hayes 1708 the son of William SMITH and maybe Alice WALKER. Farmed at Farthing Street and 'Downe Court',(property behind Downe House where Charles Darwin and family resided). 'Downe Court' bought by John SMITH about 1780 after leasing the messuage for some years. Children of John Smith and Susannah were (i) John 1750-1821 married Ann; (ii) Alice 1752-1819 married Thomas PHILLIPS lived Chelsfield and Downe; (iii) Thomas 1754-1788; (iv) George 1761-? married unknown at least 2 chidren; Sarah 1767-1831 married Willaim STRINGER lived at Cudham, 11 children. Any connection, please contact.
red mail Broome
John Charles Broome b. 1803 in Surrey, was a school teacher at North End, he married Mary Ann Brown and the family moved to Cheshire sometime after the birth of his daughters, Amy Matilda- 1828, Elizabeth-Anne -1829& Amelia 1831 who were all baptised in Downe.e
red mail Osborne family from Downe
I would like to know if anyone is researching or has come across the osborne family from Downe.In St Mary`s parish registers from 1774 starting with the marriage of John osborn to Ann by lisence. They had a son Walter and many other children, who also had numerous children and so on. They were butchers, bakers and wheelwrights. Harold Osbourne was church warden at St Mary`s for years. 2 Female members of the family were employed by Charles Darwin at Downe house.The last member of the osbornes to leave the village was in the 1980`s who was my grandads brother george`s daughter (mabel Hearn).There is no link prior to 1774 and i assume they may have moved to Downe then, but from where? There are osborn`s mentioned in the early 1700`s but no apparent connection.
I have the family of Edward LORD living at Down HALL in 1820-1840s and would like to contcat anyone who has come acorss this family. Some of the children were. LORD CHARLE OWEN, WILLIAM EDWARD, JOHN HENRY, EMMA, Mary ANN, ELIZA, ROBERT, also Catherine and Jessie STORER.
red mail Turnbull, Downe
Any information wanted on George Henry Turnbull, owner of The Rookery Downe from at least 1861-1871. George was a builder, fruit grower and racehorse owner.

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