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James Townsend (abt. 1615 - abt. 1708)

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James Townsend
Born about in Norwich, Norfolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in Marylandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Virginiamap [uncertain]
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Categories: Peter Bonaventure, sailed 1635.


He is NOT related to the Townsend family of Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY despite some online genealogies linking them. He is often confused with a different James Townsend of that family. See


He emigrated Apr 1635 to the Virginia Colony, on The Peter Bonaventure from London to Virginia.


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