Captain John Downing

1659–16 September 1774 (Age 115)
York, York, Maine, United States

The Life of John

When Captain John Downing was born in 1659, in York, York, Maine, United States, his father, Dennis Downing, was 48 and his mother, Anne Dane, was 45. He married Susanna Miller in May 1684, in Kennebunkport, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 16 September 1774, in Newington, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 115.

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Family Time Line

Captain John Downing
1659–1774
Susanna Miller
1666–1733
Marriage: May 1684
Joshua Downing
1683–1747
Hannah Dowing
1685–1771
Jonathan Downing
1688–1765
John Downing
1684–1766
Richard Downing
1686–1754
Harrison Downing
1688–
Joseph Downing
1692–
Hannah Downing
1693–
Edward Downing
1694–1739
Deacon Benjamin Downing III
1695–1753
David Downing
1696–
Charles Downing
1698–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
May 1684
Kennebunkport, York, Maine, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1611–1694Male

    Anne Dane

    Female1614–1670Female

siblings

(9)

    John Downing

    Male1635–1675Male

    John I Downing

    Male1635–1717Male

    Andrew Downing

    Male1640–1675Male

    Male1640–1727Male

    Male1643–1717Male

+4 More Children

Name Meaning

1 Irish: sometimes of English origin, but in County Kerry it is usually an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín ( see Dineen ).2 English: patronymic from a variant of Dunn 2.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Downing in entry for Richard Downing and Alice Downing, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • New Hampshire, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
  • The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011

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