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Roger Townshend, I

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Raynham, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Raynham Mary, Norfolk, England
Place of Burial: St. Katherine's Chapel--St. Mary's Church
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Townshende and Joan or Agnes or Isabel Townsend
Husband of Eleanor Townsend and Anne Townsend
Father of Joan Townsend; Elizabeth Townsend; Sir Roger Townshend, MP; Anne Townsend; Sir Thomas Townsend and 2 others
Brother of Catherine Townsend and Joan Townsend

Occupation: Justice of the Common Fee, lawyer, justice, and Member of Parliament
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About Sir Roger Townshend

Son & heir of John Townshend & Joan Lunford

http://thepeerage.com/p20474.htm#i204735

Sir Roger Townshend was born in 1430.1 He married Eleanor Lunsford. He died in 1493.1

Child of Sir Roger Townshend and Eleanor Lunsford

  1. Sir Roger Townshend+1 b. 1474, d. 1552

Citations

[S1901] Michael Ridgdill, "re: Townshend Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 6 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Townshend Family."

-------------------- Sir Roger TOWNSHEND [Parents] was christened in St. Mary's Ch., Raynham, Norfolk, England. He died on 10 May 1552 in (will proved). He married Anne DE BREWSE.

[Notes]

He was the eldest son of the Judge, was bred to the law, and among other gentlemen of worth and dignity of the Co. Norfolk, was appointed a commissioner by act of parliament for raising the sum of l63,000 pounds by a poll-tax in l5l3 for defraying the expense of taking Teroven and Tournay. In l5l8 he covenanted to serve the king with ten men-at-arms; was sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk l5ll, l5l8, l525 & one of the masters of the courts of request in l529, serving also the same year as one of the King's Conncil with the Bishop of Lincoln. On Jan. l, l539, he attended the Duke of Norfolk at the marriage reception of King Henry VIII, and was knighted l545, on the return of the king from Boulogne, and on the death of that monarch was commissioned to take care of the peace of the co. Norfolk. He was a gentleman of great honor and worth, both at home and at court, and was one of the king's privy council. Upon his death, he ordered his body to be buried in the church of East Raynham.

Sources:

THE TOWNSENDS

NEW ENGLAND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER, VOL. 29

TOWNSHEND HERITAGE

AMERICAN FAMILIES WITH BRITISH ANCESTRY

Anne DE BREWSE [Parents] was christened in St. Mary's Ch., East Raynham, Norfolk, England. She died on 25 Jul 1551. She married Sir Roger TOWNSHEND.

They had the following children:

		M	i	 Sir Robert TOWNSEND
		M	ii	 John TOWNSEND
		M	iii	 George TOWNSEND
		M	iv	 Thomas TOWNSEND

-------------------- Sir Roger was a lawyer, justice, and Member of Parliament, lived at Raynham, Norfolk. -------------------- 1545 waswas a Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, England

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Roger_Townshend,_1st_Baronet

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Sir Roger Townshend's Timeline

1430
1430
Raynham, Norfolk, England
1466
1466
Age 36
1468
1468
Age 38
1469
1469
Age 39
undefined, England
1470
1470
Age 40
1472
1472
Age 42
Raynham Hall, Norwich, Norfolk, England
1474
1474
Age 44
1477
1477
Age 47
1477
Age 47
Raynham, Norfolkshire, England
1489
October 1489
Age 59
Raynham Hall, Walsingham, United Kingdom