d. Lancaster Co. VA
William is said to have come from Plymouth, England to Barbadoes, then in ship
Second Supply to Virginia in 1608.
Dunn, Thos. Branch, "The Downman Family," in Genealogies of Virginia Families from Tyler's Quarterly, v.1:618-621; v.16:188-191, 1935.
Hayden, Horace E., "Ball Family ... Excursus -- Downman" in Virginia Genealogies: A Genealogy of the Glassell Family...., orig. ed. 1891; repr. Gen. Publ. Co., Baltimore MD, 1959, pp.73-74.