Rev. Emanuel Downing

before 12 August 1585–26 July 1660 (Age 75)
Ipswich St Lawrence, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

The Life Summary of Emanuel

When Rev. Emanuel Downing was born before 12 August 1585, in Ipswich St Lawrence, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, his father, George Downing, was 29 and his mother, Lady Dorcas Blois Bellamy, was 26. He married Anne Ware on 7 June 1614, in Ireland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. His occupation is listed as lawyer in London, England. He died on 26 July 1660, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 11657, and was buried in St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, Middlesex, England.

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Family Time Line

Rev. Emanuel Downing
Lucy Winthrop
Marriage: 10 April 1622
Emmanuel Downing
Lucy Downing
Anne Downing
Martha Downing
about 1637–
Dorcas Downing
about 1639–1735
Sir George Downing 1st Baronet of East Hatley
Nicholas Downing
Joshua Downing
Robert Downing
Adam Downing
Henry Downing
Richard Downing
about 1637–
John Downing
Theophilus Downing

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  • Marriage
    10 April 1622Groton, Suffolk, England
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    World Events (7)

    1587 · Elizabeth I Signs Death Warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots
    Age 2
    Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1, 1587, as she was found guilty of plotting to assasinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England on February 8, 1587.
    Age 18
    Accession of James I. Surrender of Hugh O'Neill. Enforcement of English Law in Ireland.
    Age 22
    The Virginia Company founded the first permanent English colony at Jamestown in 1607. One of the original 13 states (it entered the Union in 1788). Virginia holds an important place in American history, as it was home to many of the founding fathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, and Patrick Henry. Four of Americas first five presidents were Virginians. During the Civil War, Richmond, Virginias capital, was the capital of the Confederacy. Today, Virginia is a popular tourist spot where people can visit historic places such as Alexandria, Williamsburg, and Mount Vernon, George Washingtons estate.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Cork and Kerry): sometimes of English origin, but in County Kerry it is usually an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín (see Dineen ).English: from the Middle English personal name Dun(n)ing, Douning (Old English Dunning, a derivative of Old English Dunna (see Dunn ).English (Devon): topographic name for someone who lived on the hill, an -ing derivative of Middle English doun ‘hill’, equivalent to Downer . This formation is characteristic of Devon (compare Brooking ).

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

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    Emanuel Downing was born 01 May 1585

    Emanuel Downing was born 01 May 1585 in St. Lawrence, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, his lineage goes back to 1215, when King John, under pressure from the barons and churchmen, issued the Magna Carta. Th …

    Sources (31)

    • Emmanuell Downinge in entry for Adam Downinge, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Massachusetts Census, 1790-1890
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

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