John Townsend

John Townsend (abt. 1608 - 1668)

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John Townsend
Born about in Bracon Ash, Norfolk, Englandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of
Husband of — married in New England, Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Oyster Bay, Nassau, Long Island, New York colonymap
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- John Townsend 1610

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.

John was of Oyster Bay, New York, USA.

Later returned to Warwick, Rhode Island, USA.


Name: John Townsend[1][2][3]


1609 Raynham Hall, Norwick, Norfolk, England
1610 Norfolk, Norwich County, England
about 1605-1609 Norwich, England


Year: 1643
Place: Lynn, Massachusetts
Family Members: Brothers Henry and Richard
Primary Immigrant: Townsend, John


1637 Boston, Massachusetts

Military Service

1668 One Of Three Brothers Who Were The First Settlers


Occupation: Tanner Collect (where City Hall in New York City now stands)[4]


5 OCT 1668 Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, USA
Age: 59-60


Cemetery: Fort Hill Cemetery
Place: Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York


  1. Source: #S65
  2. Source: #S66 Page: 1_385 Quality or Certainty of Data: 3
  3. Source: #S24 Page: ); Julie Barrows. Quality or Certainty of Data: 3
  4. Source: #S65
  • 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 <> Publication: 25 March 2004, 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

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On 26 Aug 2016 at 20:17 GMT Gordon Simpkinson wrote:

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.

On 19 Aug 2016 at 00:30 GMT Carolyn (Fisher) Lynett wrote:

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.

On 1 Jul 2016 at 22:33 GMT Norm Dilts Sr wrote:

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.

On 1 Jul 2016 at 15:15 GMT Carolyn (Fisher) Lynett wrote:

Townsend-39 and Townsend-4546 appear to represent the same person because: same wife and dod

John is 18 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 21 degrees from Katy Jurado and 16 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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