Yes, George married Matilda Snell, and then moved to London. That's him on the 1871 census.
Matilda is on her own with the children in 1881, 1891 and 1901 but they are together in 1911.
I have pondered over the George Down born in Exeter on the 1901. I have Esther's birth cert and her mother is shown as Susan(nah) Eppy. George and Susan(nah) appear to be together in 1891 (Susannah was born in Steeple Bumstead in Essex).George is shown as George H Downs b c1846 in Exeter. I can't find a marriage.
In 1881, that George is shown as born in Topsham c 1846. I have been unable to find a match for him in terms of birth reg or baptism.
He seems to disappear after 1901, so I have considered that he left Matilda and then returned. George and Matilda's last child, Arthur was born in 1879.
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