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      The Townsend Family (Henry, Thomas, Andrew, Abigail Evans)   

                        First Generation

	1.	THOMAS TOWNSEND son of  HENRY TOWNSEND & MARGARET FORTHE
was born on 8 Jan 1594/1595 in Bracon Ashe, Norfolk Co., England.1 He died on 22 Dec
1677 in Lynn, Essex Co., MA.2
             
Thomas Townsend appeared in Lynn, MA in 1638 when he was granted 60 acres
of land by the town.3 His town house and seven acre lot was located on the south side of
Hill Street near the common.4  He owned other land in Rumney Marsh (Chelsea,
MA).He became a freeman in Lynn on 14 Mar 1639.5 

Thomas served on the jury in June 1641.6 On 12 Dec. 1661,Thomas Townsend, aged
about 60 years, deposed that he sold Mr. Dillinghan six acres of marsh land located in
Rumney Marsh.7 In June 1672, he signed a complaint against John Hathorne for selling
too much liquor to the Indians and others.8 Thomas was on a list as a debtor to Capt.
Nathaniel Davenport dated 7 Dec. 1675.9

On 1 Jan. 1674/75 Thomas and Mary Townsend deeded two acres of land on the
south side of Mill St. in Lynn to their son Andrew Townsend.  Andrew was to
care for his parents for  the rest of their lives.  He was to live with his
parents and "Carry on all their business for their comfortable livelihood...".
One of the provisions of he deed was that "if Andrew should marry and he and
his wife cannot with his parents live comfortably together", the said Andrew
shall build a house for himself on the two acres of land and conduct the affairs of his
parents.  After the parents decease the land was unconditionally Andrews.  He was 
to pay his brother Thomas 10 pounds and his brother Samuel Townsend five pounds as
legacies of his parents. The deed was witnessed by William Clark and Andrew
Mansfield and recorded 24 Mar 1674/75.10 

John Townsend had been given 60 acres of land  in Lynn by his father on 23 Nov.
1668.11

THOMAS married MARY NEWGATE. Mary died on 28 Feb 1692 in Lynn, Essex Co.,
MA.12

Mary was probably the sister of John Newgate of Boston, who in his will
probated 11 Sept. 1665 mentioned his brother-in-law Thomas Townsend of Lynn,
MA.13

THOMAS and MARY had the following children:14

+	2	M	i.  THOMAS Jr. TOWNSEND died after 3 Feb 1699.

+	3	M	ii. SAMUEL TOWNSEND was born about 1638 and died 21 Dec 1704
AE 66.

+	4	M	iii. JOHN TOWNSEND died on 14 Dec 1726/1727.

+	5	M	iv.  ANDREW TOWNSEND was born about 1654 and died on 10 Feb
1692.

+	6	F	  v. ELIZABETH TOWNSEND died on 19 Nov 1705.


                            Second Generation

	2.	THOMAS Jr. TOWNSEND (THOMAS) died after 3 Feb 1699, the
date of his will which was probated 22 July 1700.  He left everything to his wife Mary
and after her decease to the unnamed children.  Mary was the executrix of the will.15

THOMAS married MARY DAVIS, daughter of SAMUEL DAVIS and ANNA.

They had the following children:16
	7	M	i.  JOSEPH TOWNSEND was born 23 10m 1665 in Boston, MA.

	8	M	ii. THOMAS TOWNSEND was born on 10 Dec 1667 in Boston, MA.

	9	F	iii. SUSANNAH TOWNSEND.

	10	M	 iv. JOSHUA TOWNSEND was born on 21 Nov 1674 in Boston, MA. He
died on 28 Sep 1695 in Lynn, MA.17

	11	M	v. CALEB TOWNSEND was born on 21 Nov 1674 in Boston, MA.

	12	M	vi. NATHAN TOWNSEND was born on 5 Jul 1677 in Boston, MA.

	13	F	vii. PRISCILLA TOWNSEND was born on 20 Sep 1679 in Boston, MA.

	14	M	viii. ELISHA TOWNSEND was born on 9 Sep 1680 in Boston, MA. He
died on 1 Oct 1693 in Lynn, MA.18

	15	M	ix. BENJAMIN TOWNSEND was born on 10 Jan 1682/1683 in Boston,
MA.

	16	M	x. HEZEKIAH TOWNSEND was born on 12 Apr 1685 in Boston, MA.

	17	M	xi. TIMOTHY TOWNSEND was born on 25 Apr 1688 in Lynn, MA.

	18	M	xii  JOSIAH TOWNSEND was born on 8 May 1690 in Lynn, Ma. He
died on 28 Sep 1695.19

	19	M	xiii. THOMAS TOWNSEND was born on 7 Oct 1692 in Lynn, MA.

	3.	SAMUEL TOWNSEND (THOMAS) was born about 1638. He died 21 Dec 1704 AE 66
in Chelsea, MA.20

SAMUEL married ABIGAIL DAVIS, daughter of SAMUEL DAVIS and ANNA.
Abigail born c1641 and died 25 Jan 1728/1729 AE 87 in Chelsea, MA.21

They had the following children:22

	20	M	i.  JEREMIAH TOWNSEND was born about 1660.

	21	M	ii. SAMUEL TOWNSEND was born about 1662.

	22	M	iii. DAVID TOWNSEND was born 29 Feb. 1666. He died young.

	23	M	iv. JONATHAN TOWNSEND was born on 10 Sep 1668.

	24	F	v. ANNE TOWNSEND was born on 30 Jan 1672.

	25	M	vi. SOLOMON TOWNSEND was born on 1 Aug 1676.

	26	M	vii. ELIAS TOWNSEND was born on 2 Mar 1678.

	27	M	viii. ABRAHAM TOWNSEND was born on 20 May 1682.

	28	M	ix. ISAAC TOWNSEND was born on 20 May 1682.

	4.	JOHN TOWNSEND (THOMAS) died on 14 Dec 1726/1727 in Lynn, MA.23

John Townsend's will is dated 15 Jan. 1722/23 and was proved 30 Dec. 1726.
It names wife Mehitable, daughters Sarah Wesson, Mary Goodwin, Elizabeth
Gowing & Martha Townsend and sons John, Ebenezer & Daniel Townsend 24

 Mehitable Townsend's will is dated 8 Aug. 1733 and was proved 10 
June 1735.  It mentions daughter Hannah Aborn, son Daniel Townsend and his
daughter Lydia. 25

JOHN married (1) SARAH PEARSON, daughter of JOHN PEARSON and MARY, on
27 Jan 1688 in Lynn, MA26  Sarah died on 9 Jul 1689 in Lynn, MA.27

They had the following children:28
	29	F	i.  SARAH TOWNSEND was born on 4 Sep 1673 in Lynn, MA.

	30	M	ii. JOHN TOWNSEND was born on 17 Mar 1675 in Lynn, MA.

	31	F	iii. MARY TOWNSEND was born on 2 Sep 1677 in Lynn, MA.

	32	F	iv. HANNAH TOWNSEND was born on 11 Feb 1680 in Lynn, MA.

	33	F	v. ELIZABETH TOWNSEND was born on 9 Nov 1683 in Lynn, MA.

	34	M	vi. NOAH TOWNSEND was born on 30 Aug 1686 in Lynn, MA. He died
on 15 Dec 1717 in Lynn, MA.29

	35	M	vii. EBENEZER TOWNSEND was born on 3 Jul 1689 in Lynn, MA.

JOHN also married (2) MEHITABLE BROWN on 23 Jan 1690 in Lynn, MA.30
Mehitable died before June 1735 when her will was proved. 

They had the following children:31

	36	M	viii. THOMAS TOWNSEND was born on 7 Oct 1692 in Lynn, MA. He
died on 1 Jun 1716 in Lynn, MA.32

	37	F	ix.    MEHITABLE TOWNSEND was born on 28 Apr 1695 in Lynn, MA.
She died on 1 Sep 1695 in Lynn, MA33

	38	F	x.	MARTHA TOWNSEND was born on 14 Aug
1697 in Lynn, MA. She died single on 24 May 1729 in Lynn, MA.34

	39	M	xi. DANIEL TOWNSEND was born on 1 Apr 1700 in Lynn, MA.


	5.	ANDREW TOWNSEND (THOMAS) was born about 1654 in Lynn, Essex Co., MA.
He died on 10 Feb 1692 of camp fever in Lynn, Essex Co., MA.35

Andrew Townsend was born c1654 according to his deposition in a court case
involving Ezekiel Needham's mare in 1678 when it was stated he was about 24
years old.36 Most  printed genealogies have given Andrew’s birth year as c1644.  
If the above year 1654 is correct, Andrew's mother must have been in her forties when
she gave birth to Andrew and probably was much younger than her husband Thomas
Townsend who supposedly was born in 1594 according to tradition and 1601 according
to deposition made in 1661.

Andrew Townsend was impressed for service in King Philip's War.37 He was paid the
sum of 02-14-00 in 1675 for war service 38 He served under  Capt. Joseph Gardiner for
the Town of Lynn.39 On 18 Dec. 1677 Andrew Townsend took the Oath of Fidelity.40
On 27 May 1685 Andrew  signed a petition of sundry soldiers for a grant of land that
had been promised to those who served in King Philip's War.41
 On 24 Feb. 1690/91 Andrew Towmsemd, being of orthodox religion and 
sufficient property was made a freeman by the Massachusetts General Court.42

Andrew Townsend died intestate.  His brother Samuel Townsend of Boston
and Samuel Johnson of Lynn were appointed executors of his estate.  Kinsman
Daniel Mansfield was appointed guardian of Andrew's three children Elizabeth,
Andrew & Daniel.  The guardian for Abigail & David was Andrew's brother  Samuel
Towsend. 43

 The inventory of Andrew Townsend's  estate was taken on 10 Mar 1692/3 by Wm.
Ireland, John Floyd & John Burril Jr.  and  amounted to  L202:87:02.  Andrew's
real & personal estate were listed as follows: 44

neet Cattle 31:5/horses 6.5/Swine 2:4, L 39:19
Books and wearing clothes, 7:10
Cart wheeles, plows, chains, yokes, hacking? 3:2
bedsted, beds and furniture, 18:15
cubboards, tables, chests, chears, 7:15
arms, iron, pots, brass,pewter, 7:9
looms, yarn, flax, corne and meat, 20:14:8
Sadle and bridle & lumber, 1:14:5
housing and lands, 90:
silver, 6.18
Total,  L202:87:2

Expenses of the estate were listed:

The doctor, L5:10:0
The nurses, 3:9
funeral charges, 3:
what is behind of rates, 2:10:4
More out from sd estate, 27:12:2

Total: L41:1:6

The estate was divided as followith:  A double portion unto eldest son Thomas
Townsend L41:00:7; Abigail, Elizabeth, Andrew, David &  Daniel Townsend all
received L20:10:3-l/2 each.  On 1 May 1694 the ages of the children were given as:
Thomas, 15  years; Abigail, 14 years; Elizabeth, 12 years; Andrew, 8 years; Daniel, 5
years; & David, 2 years.45 On 15 Jan 1706 Nathaniel Evans signed a receipt for the
estate of Andrew Townsend - "My wife received of Uncle Samuel Johnson three
pounds 10 shillings I say received by mee Nath'l Evans.46

On 26 Apr 1733 a list of 840 grantees eligible for land grants as a result
of their service in King Philip's War was drawn up.  In a list of grantees,
heirs and later proprietors of Narraganset No. 3, townships now Amherst, NH,
the name of Nathaniel Evans representing the heirs of Andrew Townsend, can be
found.47

ANDREW married ABIGAIL COLLINS, daughter of JOHN COLLINS and ABIGAIL
JOHNSON, on 18 Jul 1678 in Lynn, Essex Co., MA.48 Abigail was born on 23 Mar 1661
in Lynn, MA.49 She died on 22 Feb 1692 of camp fever in Lynn, Essex Co., MA.50

They had the following children:51 

	40	M	i. THOMAS TOWNSEND was born on 12 Jun 1679 in Lynn, MA.
Thomas  was living on 25 July 1702 when he sold land in Lynn to
Daniel  Mansfield.52

THOMAS married ELIZABETH ORRIS on 24 Dec 1702 in Boston,
MA.53   

	41	F	ii. ABIGAIL TOWNSEND was born on 23 Jan 1680 in Lynn, Essex Co.,
MA. She died on 11 Apr 1750 in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA.54
ABIGAIL married NATHANIEL Jr. EVANS, son of NATHANIEL Sr.
EVANS and ELIZABETH DUNTON, on 27 Sep 1704 in Reading,
Middlesex Co., MA.55 Nathaniel Jr. was born on 12 Sep 1680 in Reading,
Middlesex Co., MA.56 He died on 29 Apr 1750 in Reading, Middlesex Co., 
MA.57 SEE EVANS FAMILY BY COMPILER


NATHANIEL Jr. and ABIGAIL had the following children:58

	42	F	i.  ABIGAIL EVANS was born on 23 Jun 1705 in Malden, MA.

	43	F	ii. SARAH EVANS was born on 20 Oct 1707 in Malden, MA.

44	M	       iii.  ANDREW EVANS was born on 26 Jan 1708 in
Reading, Middlesex Co., MA. 

	45	F	iv.  ELIZABETH EVANS was born on 28 Mar 1711 in Malden, MA. She
died on 4 Dec 1718 in Reading, MA.

	46	M	 v.  DAVID EVANS was born on 19 Jul 1715 in Reading, MA. 

	47	F	vi.  ELIZABETH EVANS was born on 4 Dec 1719 in Reading, MA.

	48	M	vii. JONATHAN EVANS was born on 9 May 1722 in Reading, MA. .

	49	F	viii. MARY EVANS was born on 4 Mar 1723 in
Reading, MA. 


50. F	iii. ELIZABETH TOWNSEND was born on 21 May 1683 in Lynn, MA.

51 F	iv. MARY TOWNSEND was born on 7 Jul 1685 in Lynn, MA. She died on 10 Dec 1685
in Lynn, MA.59

52 M	v. ANDREW TOWNSEND was born on 13 Feb 1686/1687 in Lynn, MA, died Dec.
168860

53 M	vi. DANIEL TOWNSEND was born on 6 Dec 1688 in Lynn, MA.
Removed to Charlestown, South Carolina61

 54M	vii. DAVID TOWNSEND was born on 6 Apr 1692 in Lynn, MA. He died about 1753.62

DAVID married MABEL SHIPPIE, daughter of THOMAS SHIPPIE
and MABEL MITCHELL, on 1 Jul 1714 in Boston, MA63. Mabel was
born on 1 Jul 1692 in Charlestown, MA.64


 
DAVID and MABEL had the following children:65

	55 F	i.	MABEL TOWNSEND was born on 12 Feb 1716/1717 in Charlestown,
MA. She died on 23 Apr 1744 in Charlestown, MA.66

	56	M	ii. DAVID TOWNSEND was christened on 25 Feb 1718/1719 in
Charlestown, MA.

	57	M	iii. ANDREW TOWNSEND was born on 1 Mar 1720/1721 in
Charlestown, MA.

	58	M	iv. SHIPPIE TOWNSEND was born on 16 Nov 1722 in Charlestown,
MA.

	59	F	v. MARY TOWNSEND was born on 12 Oct 1724 in Charlestown, MA.

	60	F	vi. ABIGAIL TOWNSEND was born on 14 Sep 1726 in Charlestown,
MA. She died on 22 Oct 1727 in Charlestown, MA.67

	61	F	vii. ABIGAIL TOWNSEND was born on 8 Apr 1728 in Charlestown,
MA. She died on 17 Oct 1729 in Charlestown, MA.68


	6.	ELIZABETH TOWNSEND (THOMAS) died on 19 Nov 1705 in Concord, MA.69
ELIZABETH married SAMUEL MERRIAM, son of GEORGE MERRIAM and
SUSAN RAVEN, on 22 Dec 1699 in Lynn, MA.70 Samuel was born on 21 Jul  16 __
in Concord, MA.71

SAMUEL and ELIZABETH had the following children:72

	62	F	i.  MARY MERRIAN was born on 30 Sep 1671 in Concord, MA.

	63	F	ii. ELIZABETH MERRIAM was born on 5 Oct 1673 in Concord, MA.

	64	F	iii. SARAH MERRIAM was born on 18 Aug 1675 in Concord, MA.

	65	F	iv.  SUSANNA MERRIAM was born on 15 Aug 1677 in Concord, MA.

	66	M	v.   SAMUEL MERRIAM was born on 17 Oct 1679 in Concord, MA.

	67	F	vi.   HANNAH MERRIAM was born on 16 Feb 1681 in Concord, MA.

	68	F	vii.  ABIGAIL MERRIAM was born on 19 Oct 1684 in Concord, MA.

END NOTES
1.  NEH&G Register Jan. 1875, Vol. 29:97
2.  Lynn MA printed VR, 605
3.  Essex Quarterly Court Records Vol. 3:270 hereinafter EQCR
4.  Ibid
5.  N.B. Shurtleff Records of the Governor & County of the Massachusetts Bay in New England {1853}, Vol. 1:375
6.  EQCR 1:26
7.  Ibid 2:33
8.  Ibid 5:60
9,  Massachusetts Archives State House, Boston, MA Vol. 16:135-137
10. Essex Co. MA LR 4:107
11. Register Jan. 1875, Vol. 29:103
12. Lynn MA printed VR, 605
13. Register 13:333
14  Register Vol. 29:102
15. Essex PR Docket  #27945
16. Born Boston MA except last three born Lynn, MA -- - Register Vol. 29:303 & Lynn VRS, 401
17. Lynn MA printed VR, 605
18. Ibid, 606
19; Ibid
20. Chelsea MA printed VR & Suffolk PR Docket #2910 Administration
21. Register Vol. 29:103
22. Ibid
23. Lynn MA printed VR, 605
24. Essex Probate Docket #27932
25. Essex Probate docket #27940
26. Lynn MA printed VR, 374
27. Ibid, 605
28. Ibid, 400-401
29. Ibid, 605
30. Ibid, 374
31. Ibid, 400-401
32. Ibid, 605
33. Ibid
34. Ibid
35. Ibid
36. EQCR 6:29
37. Massachusetts State Archives Vol. 68:70c,98 hereinafter MAR
38. George Madison Bodge, Soldiers In King Philip's War - A Critical Account of That War, etc {Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1865} 165
39. Ibid, 167
40. EQCR 6:399
41. MAR Vol. 112:39
42. Ibid
43. Essex PR 307,341-343 Docket #27927
44. Essex PR 303:167
45. Ibid 303:205
46. Ibid 312:278
47. Bodge, 412, 422
48. Lynn MA printed VR, 373
49. Ibid
50. Ibid, 605
51. Ibid 400-401
52. Register Vol. 29:102
53. A Report of the Records Commissioners of the City of Boston - Boston Marriages 1700- 1751 {1898}6
54. Reading MA printed VR, 519
55. Ibid, 335
56. Ibid, 9
57. Ibid, 519
58. Ibid, 89, last 4 also recorded Malden, MA printed VRS, 26
59. Lynn MA printed VR, 605
60. Register Vol. 29:104
61. Ibid
62. David Townsend's will was dated 26 Nov 1753 - whole estate to wife, lodged no date Thomas B. Wyman, Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown Massachusetts {Boston, D. Clapp & sons, 1879}Vol. 2:949
63. Ibid
64. Charlestown MA printed VR, 156
65. Ibid, 248 265,272,284, 291, 296
66. Ibid, 3132
67. Ibid, 290
68. Ibid, 305
69. Concord MA printed VR, 69
70. Ibid, 14 & Lynn MA printed VR, 374
71. Ibid, 5
72. Ibid, 15, 17,18, 20, 23, 25, 26