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William James Downes


Army officer. Schoolfellow of CD’s. Left Shrewsbury School and entered Worcester College, Oxford, in 1823. Captain, Eleventh Hussars, at his death.


Alum. Oxon.

Crisp, Frederick Arthur, ed., Fragmenta genealogica ([London]: F. A. Crisp, 1889–[1910]) 13: 101

Prerogative Court of Canterbury will registers (The National Archives: Public Record Office PROB 11/2204)

Shrewsbury School register.


Alum. Oxon.: Alumni Oxonienses: the members of the University of Oxford, 1500–1886: … with a record of their degrees. Being the matriculation register of the university. Alphabetically arranged, revised, and annotated by Joseph Foster. 8 vols. London and Oxford: Parker & Co. 1887–91.

Shrewsbury School register: Shrewsbury School register. 1734–1908. Edited by J. E. Auden. Oswestry: Woodall, Minshall, Thomas and Co., Caxton Press. 1909.