Sgt. Thomas Downs, Jr.

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(Sgt) Constable Thomas Downes, Jr.

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Death: 1711 (57)
Kittery, York County, Province of Maine, Massachusetts (Killed by Indians while working in a field at Kittery, York Co., ME)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Downes and Katherine Downes
Husband of Martha Downs and Mary Downs
Father of Gershom Downs; Thomas Downes; Ebenezer Downs; Samuel Downs; William Downs and 1 other
Brother of Mary Cook and Rebecca Downes

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About Sgt. Thomas Downs, Jr.

About 1650, Thomas Downes, I came to Boston, MA from England on the ship Defiance. In 1656, the town od  Dover granted him land in Conchecho. In 1657, he bought ten more acres of the town. In 1666, he was constable of the town. He was a shoemaker by trade. In the record of Boston, MA his last name was spelled without the 'e'. Downs. 

Thomas Downs owned 60 acres of Great falla, NY ( now called Somersworth). It was Indigo Hill. There was a saw mill and grist mill just below the falls in Somersworth. In 1750, Samuel downs owned this land.

Source: Maine Pioneers: 1623-1666 - In 1657, Thomas Downs Dover, was fined for going on his boat on the Saabath, with wife Catherine and daughter Elizabeth, b. 17 November 1663. (Dover History Collection) estate adminstrated by son Gershons, 1713

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Sgt. Thomas Downs, Jr.'s Timeline

March 17, 1653
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
January 10, 1679
Age 25
Dover, Strafford, NH, USA
Age 36
Dover, Strafford, NH, USA
Age 36
Dover, NH, USA
Age 38
Age 41
Dover, Strafford, NH, USA
Age 45
Somersworth, Strafford, NH, USA
Age 57
Kittery, York County, Province of Maine, Massachusetts