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Welcome! This website was created on Aug 16 2004 and last updated on May 31 2022.

There are 5631 names in this family tree. The earliest recorded event is the birth of LISLE, Lancelot in 1448. The most recent event is the death of DOWNING, Betty_Lou in 2019.The webmaster of this site is Ray Downing. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.

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About The Downings of Downingtown, PA
This line of the Downing surname originated in Bradninch, Devonshire,  England, in the 1400`s.  The first documented male of the line is John  Downynge, born about 1530 in Bradninch.  His descendants are well documented by  the parish church in Bradninch (St. Disens).  Records earlier than 1530  were destroyed by fire.
    The ggg grandson of John Downynge was Thomas Downing (1691 - 1772), who  emigrated from Devonshire to Chester county, Pennsylvania in August of 1717.  A  member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), he established a mill on the  Brandywine River.  The area became known as Milltown, but in the late 1700s  became called `Downing`s Town`; and finally in the mid 1800s it became the  borough of Downingtown.
    This web site, then, largely documents the descendants of Thomas Downing,  and the families into which they married.  Viewers with mutual ancestors are  cordially invited to contact me to share information!  Please contact me directly at rdown3657@cox.net

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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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