DOWNING, Edmund (c.1530-?96), of White Friars, London and Hendon, Mdx.
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Family and Education
b. c.1530, ?rel. of William Downing. m., 2da.
Downing had a connexion with the Exchequer extending over 30 years. He was man of business to Mildmay, the chancellor of the Exchequer, who was no doubt behind his return for Higham Ferrers in 1572. He signed the foundation deed for Mildmay’s college, Emmanuel, Cambridge, and was an executor of Mildmay’s will, as he was also that of Thomas Randolph and John Tamworth.
Though Downing received numerous stewardships of manors and engaged in land transactions in Suffolk and elsewhere, he did not set up as a country gentleman. His admission to the Middle Temple