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  • Elizabeth Watts (c.1665 - c.1710)
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About the Downey surname

If I am correct in my understanding, Downey used to be O'Downey or the like, and my grandfather Ralph Downey indicated that he was Irish. I believe his family migrated to the united States of America from Ireland.