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Newsons of suffolk/Downing's of Cork Ireland

Updated March 18, 2007

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The Newson family has descended through the lines of the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in one of the various places called Newsham, Newsam, or Newsholme. These names are common in the north of England and all mean at the new houses. The surname newson belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Spelling variations include: Newsham, Newsam, Newsone, Newson, Newsholme, Newsun and many more.

First found in Warwickshire where they were seated from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Looking for information on the following: 1. Matthew NEWSON was born 7 SEP 1766 in ,, SFK. He was the son of 2. Thomas NEWSON and 3. Sarah GOSLING. He married Ann CARTER 4 DEC 1792 in St George, Hanover, London, daughter of Cremer CARTER. She was born ABT 1776. 2. Thomas NEWSON was born 6 MAY 1734. He was the son of 4. Matthew NEWSON and 5. Ann CRISP. 3. Sarah GOSLING was born ABT 1735. Children of Sarah GOSLING and Thomas NEWSON are: i. Thomas NEWSON was born 18 JUL 1762 in Framlingham,, SFK. ii. James NEWSON was born 30 SEP 1764 in Framlingham,, SFK. 1.iii. Matthew NEWSON was born 7 SEP 1766 in ,, SFK. He married Ann CARTER 4 DEC 1792 in St George, Hanover, London, daughter of Cremer CARTER. She was born ABT 1776. 4. Matthew NEWSON was born 15 MAR 1698/1699. He was the son of 8. John NEWSON and 9. Bridget BROWN. 5. Ann CRISP was born ABT 1701. Children of Ann CRISP and Matthew NEWSON are: i. Samuel NEWSON was born 25 SEP 1728. ii. Ann NEWSON was born 1 SEP 1729. iii. Matthew NEWSON was born 11 OCT 1731. He married Elizabeth STAFFORD 9 JUL 1763. She was born ABT 1732. iv. Mary NEWSON was born 31 DEC 1740. v. Francis NEWSON was born 31 DEC 1737. He married Margaret MERRETT 11 OCT 1768. She was born ABT 1738. Thomas NEWSON was born 6 MAY 1734. He married Sarah GOSLING 12 OCT 1761 in Wickham Market,, SFK. She was born ABT 1735.

David Downing born in Cork, Ireland s/o John and Margaret (O'Donel) Downing. He came to NB during Seven Years War 1756-1763. He married Dorothy Boudrot and lived at Cap-Pele, Botsford Parish, Westmorland County.
1) John Downing
2) Madelaine Downing
3) Marie Downing
4) Ann Downing born 6 Jan 1764
5) David Downing b. 22 Feb 1766
6) Margaret Downing b. 20 Jan 1768
7) Catherine Downing born 14 Aug 1769
8) Magdelene Downing born 20 Nov 1770
9) Bridget Downing born 20 Jan 1772
10) Thomas Downing born 18 Mar 1776, m Miss Berry
11) Modeste Downing born 14 Jun 1779
12) Michael Downing born 15 Oct 1782, m Mary Stultz.

The Downing Family

David Downing and Dorothy Boudrot

Son of John Downing and Margaret O’Donel of Cork in Ireland
Born: Around 1735 in Ireland
Married Dorothy Boudrot of the Parish of Port Lajoie----now known as Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. They were married July 15,1752 in Charlottetown, PEI

David Downing died at Franklin Manor, Elysian Fields (Maccan&Nappan, N.S) at the age of 73 in 1803. His death and birth of Nine of his children are registered in the districts of Franklin manor.

Children born in Charlottetown, PEI

John Downing Born: Oct 25, 1755
Michel Downing Born: July 19, 1757 Died Young
Madelaine Marie Downing Born: Oct 16, 1759 Married in 1780 to Pierre Saulnier of Memramcook, N.B

Children Born in Franklin Manor

Ann Downing Born: Jan 6, 1764
David Downing Born: Feb 22, 1766 Married March 24, 1785 to Rose McCrum–Daughter of James& Magdalen McCrum of Amherst, N.S Their daughter Catherine,was born on Oct 5,1787
Margaret Downing Born: Jan 20, 1768 Married Aug 7, 1786 to John Gould (Born March 11, 1764) son of Peter and Margaret Gould

Catherine Downing Born: Aug 29, 1769 Married Aug 7, 1786 to Joseph Gould (Born Jan 30, 1762) son of Pe

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