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Martha (Mansell) Downing (1818 - 1887)

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Martha Downing formerly Mansell
Born in Cosely, Staffordshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdommap
Descendants descendants
Died in Dudley, Staffordshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Oct 2016
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Martha Mansell was born on December 4, 1818, in Staffordshire, the child of her parents. She married William Downing in January 1845 in Staffordshire. They had six children in 13 years. She died in December 1887 in Dudley, Staffordshire, at the age of 69.


  • England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915, Name Martha Downing Estimated Birth Year abt 1817 Registration Year 1887 Registration Quarter Oct-Nov-Dec Age at Death 70 Registration district Dudley Parishes for this Registration District Dudley Inferred County Staffordshire Volume 6c Page 24
  • England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915, Name Martha Mansell Registration Year 1845 Registration Quarter Jan-Feb-Mar Registration district West Bromwich Parishes for this Registration District West Bromwich Inferred County Staffordshire Volume 18 Page 585
  • "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014, Samuel Mansell in entry for Matha Mansell, 04 Dec 1818); citing ALL SAINTS,WEST BROMWICH,STAFFORD,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 497,347, 497,348, 497,349, 497,350, 497,351.

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