Given a patent, along with others, for the town of Flushing, New York.
John Townsend settled in Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY sometime between the middle of January and the 16th of September, 1661. He bought his house on South Street in February, 1661. (More information on the Townsend Family can be found on pages 474-478 of The Poindexter Family History Book.
Townsend--Townshend, 1066-1909: the history, genealogy and alliances of the English and American house of Townsend. by Tagliapietra, Margaret (Townsend) [from old catalog] comp; Townsend, James C. [from old catalog]; Townsend, Martin Ingham, 1810-1903. [from old catalog]; Townshend, Charles Hervey, 1833- [from old catalog]; Smith, Isaac Townsend, 1813-1906. Press of the Broadway Publ., New York, 1909 Pages 68-71
Reynolds, Cuyler, editor, Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley, Vol. 3, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company (1914), 1115, Google Books (Digital Library).
Source: S65 Media: Electronic Abbreviation: WorldTree Database: "Townsend Genealogical Database" Title: WorldTree Database: "Townsend Genealogical Database" Author: Tom Townsend <email@example.com> Publication: 25 March 2004, Ancestry.com Repository: #R27 Paranthetical: Y
Source: S66 Media: Book Abbreviation: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield Title: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield Author: Daniel Lines Jacobus Publication: New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1930-1932 Note: **** [Note: This source was added during the import of the WorldConnect Database: "Black/NobleCT", by Julie Barrows, dated 10 Sep 2009. Imported on 4 Mar 2011.] Repository: #R28
I would suggest that Lew Townsend be asked for input on this. He knows far more than I about how the various branches fit together and I do not feel confident at all about how to chase this down. I'll post an inquiry on his profile.
After further research, this is not the John Townsend that was the son of Thomas. This John was born about 1610 and Thomas, 1594. Thus, Thomas would have been 16 when John was born. Other dates don't match up, either.
Townsend-39 and Townsend-4546 are not ready to be merged because: John Townsend is the son of Thomas and Mary (Newgate-1) Townsend-133 . Thomas Townsend-133 is the son of Henry and Margaret (Forthe-1) Townsend-134, and for that reason I cannot in good faith approve this merge.