I have been researching my family for over ten years now, but cannot get past Josias/Josiah Downing born Cardiganshire Wales according to the 1851 census where I found him as a lodger aged 70 Widow. Per the 1841 census he is Josiah Downing. He married a Peggy Margaret Moore in 1801 in Devon. They were in Bristol in the 1841/51 census. By the time 1851, Peggy had passed on. He was in customs and exercise. I just cannot go further than him. What I would like to know is who his parents were and any brothers and sisters. I beleive that some of the Downing went to America.(not sure) He and Peggy had three sons Josias, William and George. I have only just recently found our that there was a James Thomas Downing b 1817 Bristol and Louise Augusta Downing b 1821. Don't know if there were any children between Josias, William and George as they were born 1803,1806 and 1809. So the space between James and George is quite large. Any help would be greatly appriciated.