Person:Repentance Townsend (1)

Repentance Townsend
b.est. 1725
  • HRepentance Townsendest 1725 - abt 1794
  • WMary Taylorabt 1729 - 1776
m. abt. 1748
  1. Solomon Townsendabt 1749 - 1776
  2. Ezekiel Townsendest 1750 - 1802
  3. Samuel Townsend1752 - 1849
  4. Thomas Townsend1753 - 1836
  5. Henry Townsendabt 1759 - 1838
  6. John Townsend1761 - bef 1788
  7. Robert Taylor Townsendabt 1763 - 1831
  8. Andrew Townsend1764 - 1838
  9. Hannah Townsend1765 -
Facts and Events
Name Repentance Townsend
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 1712 England
Birth? est. 1725
Marriage abt. 1748 Virginiato Mary Taylor
Death? abt. 1794 Abbeville County, South Carolina

Repentance Townsend was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Acquisition of Land in Augusta County:

  • Repentance Townsend received a patent for 227 acres "on No. River of Shanado on a branch called the Second Fork of Thorney Branch. Cor. Smith's land", on 5th September 1749, (as listed in the Chalkley's records below).

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 192.--9th November, 1750. Repentance Townsend to James Brown, 227 acres on No. River of Shanado on a branch called the Second Fork of Thorney Branch. Cor. Smith's land. Mary wife of Repentance. Teste: John Brown, John Coningham, Alexander Richey.

Other Records

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 20.--19th June, 1746. Zeruiah Borden, widow, of Frederick County and Benj. Borden, of Augusta, executors of Benj. Borden, late of Orange, to Francis McCune, £3 current money Virginia; 328 acres, part of 92,100 acres patented to Benjamin, Sr. 6th November, 1739, the Barrens on the south side of the creek; corner to Joseph Kennedy. Witnesses, Jno. Smith, Samson Archee, Repentance Townsend. Acknowledged by Benjamin in person and for Zeruiah, 19th June, 1746.
  • Page 86.--15th March, 1755. Benjamin Copeland's additional appraisement, by Robert Patterson (mark), Jos. Bryan (mark), John Brown Daniel Henderson's note; John Macau's note; Gabriel Pickin's note; John Shaw's note (run away); James Gamble's note; Alex. Craig's note; Repentance Townsend's note; Henry Cryswell's note; Joseph Write's bonds.
  • Page 147.--5th April, 1751. Sale held of the estate of Jacob Pence, and settlement of estate by Peter Miller, executor of Val. Pence, who was executor of Jacob Pence, recorded 18th May, 1762. Sold to Henry Dooley, James Bartley, Wm. Craig, Jno. Fudge, James Downey, Joseph Wait, Repentance Townsend, Jacob Harman, Saml. Muncy, Robt. Hook, Danl. Love, David Loran, Wm. Beard, Johnston Hill, David Crighton; to cash. Paid Jno. Wright, Henry Perkey, Jno. Maggart, Andw. Faught, Jacob Pence. Nicholas Trout, Thos. Crawford, Archd. Huston.
  • Page 33.--17th November, 1752. James Brown and Agness to Wm. Preston, 277 acres on second Fork of Thorney Branch of North River of Shanandore; Smith's land. From Repentance Townsend, who patented it in 1749, 5th September. Teste: John Walter and James Trimble.


[ Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766, Abstracts of Wills & Estates, 1749-1795]p19/136. Repentence Townsend identified as a witness to a land transaction in Anson County in 1756.


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Jane Livingston m. Henry J. Townsend Posted by: Gayle Richardson Date: September 29, 2010 at 12:06:38

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Looking for the parents of Jane Livingston b. 1685 Virginia d. abt. 1744 married Henry J. Townsend b. 1674 Accomack Virginia d. 1744. They had a son named Repentance Townsend b. 1712 Augusta Virginia d. 1794 Abbeville S.C. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

NB: SInce Augusta was not settled in 1712, Repentence could not have been born in this area. There was, however, a Repentence Townsend in Augusta at an early date (1738 or so).

This is sometimes believed to be the same person as appears in court records in Chester County, PA.