when his brother Richard was probably the eldest living son (from manorial record reporting his mother's death)
↑ 1.01.11.2 Greene, David L. "Townsend Ancestry of Richard of the Welcome, John of Philadelphia, Joseph of Chester County, and Joan of Chester County", in Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania), 42 (4): 293-313, Fall/Winter 2002.
(See the children of RichardC and Agnes (Arnold?) Townsend, i. John Townsend from page 298.)
↑ Greene writes, “Many early Bucklebury baptismal records do not mention the parents, and it is clear that many Bucklebury vital events do not appear in the parish register, but the regular sequence of baptisms of the children in the following list indicates that we are dealing with one family.”