Elizabeth Townsend (c.1533 - 1560)

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Birthplace: Dorset, England
Death: Died in Warickshire, England
Managed by: Richard McKay Cryan
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About Elizabeth Townsend

History and Genealogy of the Cock, Cocks, Cox Family: Descended from James and Sarah Cock, of Killingworth Upon Matinecock, in the Township of Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y.

By George William Cocks, John Cox

Compiled by George William Cocks

Published by privately printed, 1914

JOHN (2) TOWNSEND, (prob.) son of Robert and nephew of Thomas of

Lynn, to have been a member of the Boston Artillery Company 1641, must have

been at least twenty-one years of age, and to have had his second son baptized

at Manhattan In 1642, counting the usual two years' interval between births of

children and the probability of an Intervening or preceding daughter, would suggest

a marriage date prior to his emigration from England, perhaps 1630, and

his birth about 1610. He died at Oyster Bay about 1668, ?aged about 60 years.

His wife, Elizabeth, as given In Savage's Gen. Diet, was dau. of Robert Coles of R. I.

Thompson's Hist. L. I. repeats the error, qualifying by saying "Robert

Coles was of a respectable Irish family, and an associate of the younger Win-

throp In the settlement of Ipswich, Mass." Robert Coles had no dau. Elizabeth,

nor is it believed that there were any of the Coles family seated In Ireland until

after Robert's migration to America. In the Townsend Memorial it is stated, "

his wife was Elizabeth Montgomery." Dr. Peter Townsend's mss. History states

that "the widow of John Townsend In 1683 was regularly visited at her mansion

in Oyster Bay by her countyman and supposed relative, the then Irish Governor

of the Province of New York, Thomas Dongan."

John Townsend dying Intestate, his widow with advice of her husband'»

brothers and consent of her older sons, divided the estate ; for account of which

very Interesting matter see "Memorial of the Townsend Brothers," p. 87, et seq.

She d. Oyster Bay. Nov. 29, 1684, and was laid beside her husband on ground

since known as "Fort Hill."

Issue, In order as given in the settlement :

I John. b. ; married, 1st, Susannah Harcurt ; m. 2d, Phebe .

II Thomas, bapt. 1742; m. 1st. Sarah Coles; m. 2d, Mary Unthank, widow of

Job Almy.

III Elizabeth, b. : m. 1st. Gideon Wright; m. 2d, Gershom Lockwood.

IV James, b. ; m. 1st, Elizabeth Wright; m. 2d, Jean Reddough ; m. 3d,

Delivered Pratt.

V Rose. b. ; m. 1st, John Wickes; m. 2d, Samuel Haydon.

VI Ann, b. .

VII Sarah, b. .

VIII George, b. ; m. Mary Hawxhurst.

IX Daniel, b. ; m. Susannah Forman.

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Elizabeth Townsend's Timeline

1533
1533
Dorset, England
1559
1559
Age 26
Wolverton, Warwickshire, , England
1560
1560
Age 27
Wolverton, Warwickshire, , England
1560
Age 27
Warickshire, England
1567
1567
Age 27
1571
1571
Age 27
1573
1573
Age 27
1592
1592
Age 27
West Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
1631
1631
Age 27
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1684
1684
Age 27
Flushing, Queens, New York, United States