Person:Stephen Townsend (8)

Watchers
Stephen Townsend
 
  1. Stephen Townsend - ABT 1769
  2. James Townsend
  • HStephen Townsend - ABT 1769
  • W.  Elizabeth (add)
  1. Elizabeth Townsend1724 - 1794
  2. Mary Townsend1727 - 1806
  3. Stephen Townsend, Jr.1732 - 1793
  4. Sarah Townsend1735 - 1827
  5. William Townsend1740 - 1806
  6. Ann Townsend
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Stephen Townsend
Gender Male
Will[2] 10 JUN 1757 Solebury (township), Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
Death[1] ABT 1769 Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
Probate[1] 5 JUN 1769 inventory
Probate[2] 7 JUN 1769 Bucks, Pennsylvania, United Statesproved will

In a deed dated 6 Feb 1769, Stephen was said to be John's “eldest son” (in America).[1][3]

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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 John1 Townsend, maternity uncertain, iv. Stephen2 Townsend from pages 306–7.)

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bucks County (Pennsylvania). Register of Wills. Wills, 1713-1906 ; General index to wills, 1682-1939. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958, 1973), 3: 192-194, will no. 1259, FHL #172900 [images 119-120 of 578], proved 7 June 1769.

    Dated 10 June 1757. The will of Stephen (X) Townsend, of Solebury, Bucks co., Pennsylvania, a yeoman, bequeaths to sons Stephen Townsend and William Townsend; grandchildren John Hough, Mary Hough, Ellin Hough, and Jonathan Hough; and daughters Elisabeth Kennard, Mary Skelton, Sarah Smith, and Ann Townsend. Exs. friends John Scharbrough and Samuel Eastburn. Witnessed by Jonas Paxson, Sarah (X) Hough, and Samuel Armitage. Proved 7 June 1769, by Jonas Paxson and Samuel Armitage.

  3. Greene cites, “Philadelphia Deeds 16:203; FHL #21,991; the microfilm copy is missing several pages, but what remains is sufficient for the purposes of identifying John Townsend's children. I learned of this deed through Opfer, ‘John Townsend, Carpenter.’”