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Alleyne Joan DOWNER

Female 1907 - 1942  (34 years)


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  • Name Alleyne Joan DOWNER 
    Nickname Joan 
    Born 7 May 1907  [1
    Gender Female 
    Notes for biography * Joan was the only daughter of Mr & Mrs J P Downer of Glenalta, Stirling.
    * She was frequently mentioned in the social pages prior to her marriage.
    * She married Henry when she was 26 years old and died after 8 years of marriage. It is not known why she died at the young age of 34 years. 
    Notes for biography Downer connections :
    * Note that there is a connection with the Downer family through Samuel as well as Kitty. His sister Florence had a daughter (also named Florence) who married James F Downer. It is not known what the relationship was between Joan and James.
    * Also, in 1954, Henry's niece, Shylie, might have been a flower girl with Angela Downer (who is this Angela?) for the wedding of Douglas Andrew MONTAGUE-DOUGLAS-SCOTT and Bridget GEORGE. Bridget was the daughter of the Governor of SA. 
    Died 28 Apr 1942  [1
    Person ID I44  Samuel WAY
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2017 

    Father J P DOWNER 
    Mother Unknown UNKNOWN 
    Family ID F113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Way RYMILL,   b. 9 Oct 1907, North Adelaide, SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1971, Sydney, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1934  St Peter's College Chapel Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Wedding * Henry & Joan were married on 26th September 1934 at St Peter?s College Chapel.
    * Mrs S F Downer decorated the chapel
    * Joan was given away by her father (JPD)
    * Bridesmaids were Jean Weston, Margaret Campbell? and Katherine Rymill (Henry's sister)
    * A R Downer was the best man
    * Rev Guy Pentreath officiated, assisted by Rev Warren Swan
     
    Children 
     1. Alleyne Katharine RYMILL,   b. 28 Apr 1942,   d. 12 Apr 2008  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Henry RYMILL,   b. 20 May 1936,   d. 8 Dec 2002, Stirling Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Margaret Florence RYMILL,   b. 21 Dec 1937,   d. 26 Apr 2015  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] 'The Rymill Roll-Call' by Peter Rymill, Peter Rymill, ISBN 978.0.9943720.0.0., page 166.