Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Margaret Downing

Female Abt 1681 - 1724  (~ 43 years)


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  • Name Margaret Downing 
    Born Abt 1681  Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Jan 1724  Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I118884  Tree1
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2022 

    Father William Downing,   b. Abt 1651, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1683, Fairfield Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Nicholls,   b. 1655, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Sep 1711, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1671  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F28609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Unknown James,   b. Abt 1678,   d. Bef 1723, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Children 
     1. William James,   b. Bef 1698, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1758, Wicomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 60 years)  [natural]
     2. Thomas James,   b. Abt 1700, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1753, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)  [natural]
     3. Margaret James,   b. Bef 1706, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1757, Northumberland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)  [natural]
     4. Moses James,   b. Bef 1706, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1760, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)  [natural]
     5. Charles James,   b. Aft 1706, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1760, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)  [natural]
     6. George James,   b. Aft 1708, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Joshua James,   b. Bef 1704, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1745, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F19376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1713-1726 Record Book Northumberland Co Va, (Lewis & Booker): Page 393a
      James, Margret
      W. W. 4 January 1723/4---W. P. 15 January 1723/4
      Daughter Margaret James-my riding horse called Sqerrill„ and side saddle.
      Rest of my estate to my four youngest children Margaret James, Moses James, Charles James, and George James.
      Daughter Margaret James-to keep my two sons Charles and George under her care until they come to the age of eighteen years.
      Son Thomas James, executor.
      Witness: Richard Smith and Pitts Curtis,
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      1687-1698 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2;; [Hamrick]; Page 432
      Northumberland County Court June 20, 1688
      THOMAS DOWNING orphan of Mr. WILLIAM DOWNING deceased has this day in Court made choice of JOHN DOWNING to be his guardian.
      PATIENCE DOWNING Sister to the abovesaid THOMAS has made choice of JOHN HUGHLETT Jr. and MARGRETT DOWNING her sister of JOHN HUGHLETT Sr. to be their guardian.
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      1713-1749 Northumberland County, Virginia Wills-Admin; [Lewis & Booker]; 1713-1726 Record Book, Page 252
      Downing, Thomas, of Wiccomoco Parish
      W. W. 1 February 1721/22---W. P. 21 February 1721/22
      Cousins William and Moses James-the plantation I now live on, to be equally divided between them and their heirs, and to be divided from the creek to the river.
      In case Moses James dies without heirs lawfully begotten of his body, then to Charles James and his heirs, and if he dies without heirs of his body to George James, and if he dies without heirs of his body to William James and his heirs.
      To George James and his heirs-the land whereon. William James now lives. Whereas there is a controversey on the forementioned lands, and my cousin William James being bound for several sums of money to Col. Tho. Lee, and if the land not be recovered, then I give this land to the said William James. The upper part of my land being one hundred. and twelve acres, to be sold to pay my debts.
      Sister Margaret Jones [sic James], and her son William James,executors. My personal estate to be sold at outcry, and to be equally divided between the above mentioned persons.
      Witness: Joseph Palmer, Benjamin Palmer, and. Ones Harvey.

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