Do you have verification of John Townsend being the son of Henry and Margaret?

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I have the contents of the will of Henry Townsend 1558-1625, and he just mentions Robert, Thomas and Elizabeth, no John.  My line runs from John Townsend 1584-1668 and Elizabeth Montgomery and I sure would like to verify his father.
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In "England Births and Christenings 1538-1975" there was a John Townsend baptism 6 Nov 1585 at Saint Sidwell, Exeter, Devon, England. Father's name is Harrie Townsend.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
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http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Townsend-1316 is a profile listed on Wikitree for a John son of Henry and Margaret born: 1584 .  Contact the profile manager for sources beside what he listed which is http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jonrcarr&id=I3087&style=TEXT

My line runs through brother Thomas, so if your adding, thanks!

by Nae X G2G6 Mach 5 (54.3k points)
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[The following answer was posted by Lew Townsend. The original answer was lost so I needed to repost like this. -Chris]
 
The father of the three brothers, John, Henry and Richard of Oyster Bay has never been idientified nor where they came from. Any supposed parents for the three is simply wrong.
 
Lew   www.TownsendSociety.org
 
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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John Townsend of Oyster Bay, NY died in 1668 but was probably not born until about 1610; your genealogy links him to the wrong family.  John's wife was Elizabeth but her maiden name is unknown.  The origins of both of them are unknown.  The Townsend Society of America would very much like to confirm who his father was but so far no candidate has been found.

Henry Townsend 1558-1625 is from the Norfolk, England family with totally different YDNA.  This is the Thomas Townsend of Lynn line and that is who the Thomas in the will was.  Brother Robert seems to have died with no further trace and sister Elizabeth is likewise not traced.

There is no connection to the Oyster Bay Townsends.
by Liane Townsend G2G Crew (510 points)

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