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                               THE DOWNES FAMILY OF CHESHIRE
                                             CHART XVI
                                      1250  Robert Downes of Taxhall[1]
                                     1280  William Downes of Shrigley[2]
                                            1310  William, lv 1345
                                        1340  Sir William, lv 1359, 1385
                           l                                                    l
              1376  Robert, ob 1436                    1375  Editha
                           l                                                   =
              1398  Robert, ob 1460                     Roger Walcot  1360
                           l                                           CHART I
              1420  Robert[3], ob 1489
              1445  Robert, ob 1489
              1467  Roger, ob 1527
              1492  Roger, ob 1553
            1520  Laurence, ob 1564
              1545  Roger====Elisabeth Stanley 1555
                        ob 1602         CHART XII
The Charts cross-referenced above can be seen by clicking on the appropriate links which follow the notes below
[1]  This family held the manors of Downes and Taxhall in Cheshire and this Robert was a forester
[2]  William de Downes acquired lands at Shrigley, also in Chester
[3]  This Robert Downes is described as "armiger" on a monument at Prestbury, probably bearing the arms of Sir William "sable, a stag (or buck) lodged argent".
He and his son, Robert, both died the same year and are buried at Prestbury; on their monument, these arms are impaled with the arms of his wife and again with those of his son's wife
[1] The basic Downes pedigree is from J.P. Earwaker's "East Cheshire Past & Present", pp 321
[2] Visitation of Shropshire of 1623, pp 476 for the mariage of Editha Downes to Roger Walcot