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James Townsend (abt. 1614 - abt. 1708)

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James Townsend
Born about in Norwich, Norfolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married about in Marylandmap [uncertain]
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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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No known carriers of James's Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA have taken yDNA or mtDNA tests.

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James is 20 degrees from Claude Monet, 17 degrees from Gigi Tanksley and 15 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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