Dowinton family page
William George Edward Dowinton, born in Jersey in 1846, with his wife Mary Ann, nee Warren (1852- )
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Origins of surname
We have failed to find a reference to the origins of Dowinton, but it is a variant of Downton, which is derived from dun and tun, meaning 'hill settlement'.
The family arrived in Jersey from Guernsey in the mid-19th century, and can be traced back to the 16th century in Dorset, where it started out as Downton.
Births and baptisms
Great War service
- Edward Lewis Dowington (1902- ) (St H), Boy 2nd Class RN, HMS Vivid I
This will created by a member of the Downton family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- John Downton, 4 Val Plaisant, St Helier - 19 October 1910, D/Y/A/69