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presumably brother of Nicholas Downing
c.1791 Born Co.Durham
1819 Married Phebe Littlefair at St Helen-Auckland
1841 A George Downing, iron founder, lived in Chester Le Street, age 50, with his wife Phebe, age 50, sons Nicholas, age 21, William, age 19, John, age 17, George, age 13, and daughters Mary, age 13 and Phoebe, age 10
1843 Mention of Nicholas Downing, Ironfounder, of Chester-le-Street in connection with the effects of the Iron and Brass foundry recently owned by George Downing, deceased.
1843 Death of George Downing