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Thomas (Townsend) Townshend Esq (abt. 1533 - 1591)

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Thomas Townshend [uncertain] Esq formerly Townsend
Born about in Mergate Hall, Bracon-Ash, Norfolk, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Beckenham, Kent, Englandmap
Husband of — married (to ) in Norfolk, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kent, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Sep 2010 | Last significant change: 19 Oct 2018
21:10: Bob Fields edited the Status Indicators for Thomas (Townsend) Townshend Esq. [Thank Bob for this]
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Thomas Townsend of Bracaon Ash, Norfolk, was found to be the heir of Sir Robert Thowshend. He was at that time 22 years of age, and was seized of the manor of Suton, Swanton and Folsham, in Folsham, with Foxley manor in Twyford, which came to him by Alice his mother, daughter and heir of Roert Poppy, Esq.

Thomas., eldest son of Sir Robert, in 0225 presented the advowson of the church of Twyford, and in 0235 he passed this monor to Rowland Hayward.


Thomas Townsend
Thomas Townshend

Birth: 1535 Bracon Ash, South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England Death: June 12 1591 Bracon Ash, South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England

Thomas Townsend was born in Bracon Ash, Norfolk, England about 1535. He was the son of Sir Robert Townsend and his wife, Alice Poppy. His father died in 1556 and an inquisition was taken at Norwich, Norfolk on April 26, 1556, which determined that Robert's heir was Thomas. Thomas was married on June 27, 1567 in Beckenham, Kent, to Lady Elizabeth Style, daughter of George Periente of Digswell, Hertford, and widow of Sir Humphrey Styles of Langly, sheriff of Kent in 1543. Thomas and Elizabeth had several children, but all died young, except Henry, who was baptised "ye last of May, 1568" in Bracon Ash. Elizabeth died in June, 1580.

Thomas then married Anne, daughter of Henry D'Oyly, Esq. of Pond Hall, Hadleigh, Suffolk. Anne was many years his junior, and they also had several children, but all died young except Alice, baptised May 12, 1583 and Mary, baptised November 7, 1588. Thomas died at Bracon Ash and was entombed June 12, 1591, in the Berney mausoleum in St. Nicholas' Church in Bracon Ash.


Robert Townsend (1512 - 1556)
Alice Poppy Townsend (1514 - ____)


Elizabeth Peryente Townsend (1536 - 1580)


Henry Townsend (1568 - 1625)*


Anne Townshend Colles (1529 - 1605)*
Thomas Townsend (1535 - 1591)

Burial: St Nicholas Churchyard, Bracon Ash, South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England

Find A Grave: Memorial #116558446


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On 16 Oct 2018 at 17:36 GMT Linda (Carruth) Peterson wrote:

Townsend-6495 and Townsend-135 appear to represent the same person because: dates seem the same, spouse is the same, biography area has similar info

Thomas is 16 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 18 degrees from Frances Weidman and 14 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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