Facts and Events
William Downing was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT 1745-1748. - 1750 William Downen, grandson of Elinor Cryler (Tyler), 30th May, 1750.
- Page 365.--30th May, 1750. Eleanor Tyler to grandson, William Downen. B. Sole. Deed gift. [Chalkey, Vol III] (Note: some researchers believe that the "Eleanor Tyler" listed in this record was actually Elinor Taylor, grandmother of this William Downing, which appears plausible, additional research may be needed).