This book contains articles and notes on several branches of the Townsend family by Henry F. Waters and is divided into sections as follows:
pp 1 - 28: Section 1 - Reprint of an article originally published : The family of William Townsend of Boston. Compiled by Henry F. Waters. Essex (Mass.) : Essex Institute Historical Collections, 1882, Vol 19, p 269.
pp 29 - 38: Sketch of the Family of Thomas Townsend of Lynn. Compiled by Henry F. Waters.
pp 38 - 41: Joseph Townsend of Boston.
pp 41 -.43 : A Few English Notes Relating to the Name of Townsend. (Wills and Fine Rolls)