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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Laurence Towneley Jr

Privacy Level: Open (White)

This is Laurence's basic pedigree chart. There is also a dynamic tree view and many additional tools for Laurence's genealogy below.

Laurence Towneley Jr
Born 1543
Died about 19 Jan 1597

Husband of Margaret Sherburne

Husband of Margaret Hartley

Husband of Margaret Mary Hartley

Father of John Townley and Lawrence Townley

Lawrence Towneley ancestors
1510 - 1565
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Helen Hesketh ancestors
1514 - 1580
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Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Laurence's family history.

Genealogy Research

Ancestor List for Laurence Towneley Jr ahnenlist
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text. There are no images or colors. This makes it well-suited for printing when you're doing offline research.

Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.

Descendant List descendants
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Laurence along with their spouses.

DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants DNA view
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Laurence's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Laurence gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Laurence's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Laurence's testable DNA.

DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid check mark
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Laurence's tree. This is still fairly complex. WikiTree is working on tools that will make it simpler.

Dynamic Tree
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.

Family Group Sheet family group sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage.

Global Family Reunion Connection
This is a special tool associated with the Global Family Reunion being planned for this June. It enables you to see Laurence's connection to AJ Jacobs, the organizer of the reunion. Note that the Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder.

Images of Laurence photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for Laurence yet. Login to upload one.

Index of Towneleys
This page shows all the Towneleys on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Laurence. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Towneley DNA Connections and TOWNELEY G2G.

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Barnside, Lancashire, England on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Unknown.
      Marriage: En on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Unknown.
      Death: Stone Edge, Colne, Lancashire, England on Google Maps | Open Street Map.

Printer-Friendly Tree printable tree
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering.

Profile of Laurence
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Laurence's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Towneley-38 is Laurence's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Towneley-38 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Laurence and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal.

Shareable Family Tree shareable tree
This is a family tree page for Laurence that is designed for sharing on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc. Copy and paste the URL into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Laurence's family names. Many members share its URL via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.

WikiTree Tools

Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Laurence's family history.

Activity Feed
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Laurence's profile so far.

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Laurence's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!

Family Tree Widgets family tree widgets
If you're a blogger who's writing a post about Laurence or have a Towneley family website or surname website you can include one of these widgets to illustrate his tree.

Privacy Setting privacy
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Towneley surname index, etc. The white dot for Laurence indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

Tests of Laurence's DNA
If Laurence's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Laurence's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Laurence's Trusted List.

Trusted List
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Laurence's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Laurence and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links Find Relationship next their names will show you their relationship to Laurence.


Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Laurence's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.

Ask a Question about Laurence
WikiTree's Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum is where genealogists help each other. If you have a question about Laurence and would like to seek help from the wider community — not just Laurence's friends and family — post it here.  

Comment on Profile Message Board
Laurence's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Laurence. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Laurence's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Laurence or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.

Privacy Take-Down Request Form
If you are Laurence or officially represent him and the profile manager refuses to remove personal information use this form.

Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Laurence's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.

Trusted List Request Form
If you're a genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on Laurence's profile, join the Trusted List. The profile is Open so you don't need to be on the Trusted List to edit or improve upon it. You only need to join if you want to receive updates about him in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about Laurence, the WikiTree community thanks you in advance for not leaving here without sharing it. :-) We are on a mission to connect the human family on one free yet reliable and privacy-controlled tree. Although we will never be finished, we make amazing progress every day because tens of thousands of good genealogists are willing to help.