John Downall

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The Ven. John Downall, MA (1803–1872) was the Archdeacon of Totnes[1] from 1859[2] until 1872.[3]

He was the only son of James Downall of Liverpool and studied at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, graduating BA in 1826[4] and MA in 1829. He was ordained deacon in 1826 at Eccleshal, Staffordshire.[5] His first post was as Curate at Blidworth.[6] He then became Chaplain to the Earl of Burlington before a stint as Vicar of St George, Kidderminster.


  1. ^ ”Some account of the barony and town of Okehampton:Its antiquities and institutions” Bridges, W.B; Wright, W.H.K; Rattenbury, J; Shebbeare, R; Thomas, C; Fothergill, H.G Tiverton, W.Masland,1889
  2. ^ MISCELLANEOUS North Wales Chronicle (Bangor, Wales), Saturday, March 19, 1859; Issue 1667
  3. ^ Trewman's Exeter Flying Post (Exeter, England), Wednesday, April 10, 1872; Issue 5602. (555 words).
  4. ^ 'BA UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE' The Morning Post (London, England), Friday, May 05, 1826; Issue 17278
  5. ^ "Downall, John". Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  6. ^ 'PREFERMENT' Berrow's Worcester Journal (Worcester, England), Thursday, July 08, 1841; Issue 7232
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Robert Froude
Archdeacon of Totnes
Succeeded by
Alfred Earle