Person:Richard Townsend (19)

Richard Townsend
  • HRichard TownsendAbt 1540 - Bef 1593
  • WAgnes1544 - Bef 1621
m. Aft 10 Mar 1562
  1. John Townsend1568 - BEF 1593
  2. Elizabeth Townsend1569/70 -
  3. Agnes Townsend1571/72 -
  4. Marye Townsend1575 -
  5. Richard Townsend1577 - 1641
  6. Robert Townsend1580 - 1616
  7. Stephen TownsendABT 1585 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Richard Townsend
Gender Male
Birth[3] Abt 1540 prob. Berkshire, Englandapproximate year of birth
Marriage Aft 10 Mar 1562 prob. Bucklebury par., Berkshire, Englandafter “10 March 4 Eliz. [1562]” to “Agnes” who may be Anne Arnold
to Agnes
Death[1][2] Bef 15 Oct 1593 Bucklebury par., Berkshire, Englanddate presented to the Court Baron of “Burghulburye” Manor
  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): 293-313, Fall/Winter 2002.

    (See RichardC Townsend from pages 297-8.)

    Greene cites Humphreys, Arthur L. Bucklebury: A Berkshire Parish[,] the Home of Bolingbrook 1701-1715. (Reading, Berkshire, 1932), 470, 474. “Humphreys includes, in English translation, the records of the ‘Manor of Burghulburie.’ Even though Humphreys was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and should have known better, he was confused about dating. He silently transferred the months from numbers to names using modern numbering [i.e., January as month 1] so that, for example, he misdated 10 1st month as 10 January. This may affect the dating of the manorial rolls, which unfortunately do not appear to be available elsewhere.”

  2. 2.0 2.1 Humphreys, Arthur Lee. Bucklebury : a Berkshire parish, the home of Bolingbroke 1701-1715. (Reading England: The author, 1932), p 470.

    Extracted from the manor rolls:
    “Burghulburye” Court Baron, dated “1593. Oct. 15 (as in 1583)”

    “They present the death of Richard Townsende, who held (by copy of 10 March 4 Eliz. [1562]) the reversion of a messuage called Heiwardes in West End, formerly Stephen Arnoldes, to hold to him, such wife as he should marry & their eldest son; rent 5s. 10d. Heriot : a brown cow with a white face. He married one Agnes, & had by her a son Richard. Agnes is admitted tenant.”

  3. Greene writes, “Unfortunately, the Bucklebury manorial court rolls are missing for 1513 through 1563, but the surviving rolls show no Townsends before a later reference to land held in 1562. Hence it appears that RichardC Townsend, or possibly his parents, moved to Bucklebury from elsewhere.”