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Looking for family of DOWNES, Horace Edwin

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I am looking for my Grandmother's brother, Horace Edwin DOWNES. Family stories have him a moving to Australia aprox. 1910 where he had a banana farm near Brisbane. Possibly another brother was in Australia as well

My Grandmother was born Lizzie Ellen DOWNES on 13 SEP 1890 in Essex, England the 4th child of Fanny (HUXTER) & Arthur Charles DOWNES. She married John RICHARDSON, 23 JUN 1917 they lived in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada.

I recall my Grandmother mentioning sisters Maud, Kate, & Dorothy as well as brothers Charles,Horace, Ernest,and Fred.

As a child I was shown photos of her brothers in Australia and recall seeing a wedding photo of Horace's son. My Grandmother used to receive letters from Australia, however, my family has had no contact with this branch of our family for many, many years.

My Grandmother passed away 08 OCT 1966 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and is burried there.

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on 2011-01-29 14:12:32

PES , from Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2011. is researching the following names: DOWNES, MUNRO, SYLVESTER and 3 other(s).

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by edmondsallan on 2011-01-29 15:18:40

hello pes - I think you have abit of research on your hands . It seems most of the downes / downs went to victoria and western australia . I think you might have to start from scratch and go to the website -> www.coraweb.com.au < its a beginners sheet into queensland ( and other parts of aussie ) of immigrants etc. The time frame may be out ? however a quicky but thorough search may unearth something . give it a a go ! Regards - edmondsallan

by jeffel on 2016-04-26 06:49:03

Hi PES, sounds like you are looking for my great grandfather. I Think he came to Australia in about 1911. I think he died around 1955. One of his sons is my Grandfather, Cecil Rupert Downes. I just spoke to him last night, he'll be 93 this year and still lives in Queensland. I realise your post is quite old but I'd love to hear from you.
Cheers, Felicity Downes-Casipit, Sydney, Australia

by jeffel on 2016-04-26 06:50:39

Hi PES, sounds like you are looking for my great grandfather. I Think he came to Australia in about 1911. I think he died around 1955. One of his sons is my Grandfather, Cecil Rupert Downes. I just spoke to him last night, he'll be 93 this year and still lives in Queensland. I realise your post is quite old but I'd love to hear from you.
Cheers, Felicity Downes-Casipit, Sydney, Australia

by familydetective on 2016-04-26 15:05:08

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Horace Edwin Downes
Registration Year: 1887
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration district: Rochford
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 4a
Page: 439

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
Name: Horace E Downes
Gender: Male
Departure Date: 22 Dec 1911
Port of Departure: London, England
Destination Port: Brisbane, Australia
Ship Name: Orsova
Shipping line: Orient Line
Official Number: 128278
Master: H G Staunton

Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Name: Horace Edwin Downes
Spouse Name: Ethel Amelia Nelson
Marriage Date: 15 Nov 1916
Marriage Place: Queensland
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Year: 1916
Registration Number: B 019445
Page Number: 530

Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985
Name: Horace Edwin Downes
Death Date: 06 Jul 1955
Death Place: Queensland
Father's name: Charles Arthur
Mother's name: Fanny Huxter
Registration Year: 1955
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Number: 002828
Page Number: 692

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