Person:Richard Townsend (17)

Richard Townsend
  1. Christian Townsend1610 - 1662
  2. Richard Townsend1614 - 1697
  3. John Townsend1617/18 - 1662
  4. Thomas Townsend1621 -
  • HRichard Townsend1614 - 1697
  • WJoan Markes1617 -
m. 14 NOV 1642
  1. Richard Townsend1645 -
  2. Richard Townsend1652/53 - 1732
  3. John Townsend1656 - 1727
  4. William Townsend1658 - 1692
  5. Mary Townsend1661 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Richard Townsend
Gender Male
Christening[1][2] 21 AUG 1614 Bucklebury, Berkshire, Englands/o Richard Townsend
Marriage 14 NOV 1642 Bucklebury, Berkshire, Englandto Joan Markes
Burial[3] 7 NOV 1697 Bucklebury, Berkshire, England7 9th mo. 1697, Newbury MM

Richard was a weaver.[4]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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 (2002): 299–301.

    Listed as “(3) RichardA Townsend”.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Church of England. Parish Church of Bucklebury. Bishop's transcripts, 1607-1835. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1985), FHL #1279452 item 20. From record indexed in “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” database, FamilySearch. The original source has not been verified.
  3. Society of Friends. Reading and Warborough Monthly Meeting (England). Births, marriages and burials, 1658-1782. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1969), 61:77, FHL #813689.

    On pp 299–300 Greene writes, “The Newbury Monthly Meeting register states ‘Richard Townsen aiged 95: years’ was buried 7 9th month [November] 1697. The entries list locations, Bucklebury in this case, but it is not clear if the location is of residence or burial.25 ... By law, baptisms had to be accomplished shortly after birth, and Richard's baptism is in regular sequence with those of his siblings. Thus he was 83 when he was buried, not 95.”

    Also, in note 25, “The Bucklebury parish register states Richard Townsend was buried 2 Nov 1697, perhaps RichardA, or perhaps Richard (William, RichardB, RichardC).” That is either this Richard or the son of his half-brother William.

  4. On p 300, note 26, Greene cites, “Gilbert Cope, Registers of the Quarterly Meeetings of Berkshire and Oxfordshire: Marriages 1648–1725, Births 1612–1725, Burials 1655–1725, GSP Collections 99(1905); FHL #441,490, item 1. It is expected that the Quarterly Digest is derivative of the Monthly Meeting registers. These Digests have not been filmed, so it is unclear if the occupation is additional information or a transcription error.”