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Sir Robert Townsend (Townshend)

Also Known As: "Sir Robert /Townsend/", "Knighted King Henry VIII"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ludlow, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Ludlow, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Ludlow Church, Shropshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Roger Townsend, Sir, MP and Anne Townsend
Husband of Alice Townsend and NN Townsend
Father of Alice Townsend; Peter Townsend; Anne Archer; Lady Elizabeth Townsend; Thomas Townsend, of Bracon Ash and 8 others
Brother of Anne Townshend; George Townshend; Susan Wyndham; Thomas Townsend; Giles Townshend and 4 others

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About Sir Robert Townsend

Robert Townsend was born about 1512 in Ludlow, Shropshire, England. He was the second son of Sir Roger Townsend, Esq. and Anne de Brewse. Robert studied law at the Society of Lincoln's Inn and with his father attended the Duke of Norfolk at the reception of Lady Anne of Cleves, who married Henry VIII on January 1, 1539. Robert was appointed the King's Sergeant at law in 1541, and knighted at Hampton Court in 1545. That same year he was made Lord Chief Justice of Chester. He also held that post under King Edward VI and Queen Mary. Robert married Alice Poppy, daughter of Robert Poppy, Esq., on October 1, 1534, probably in Ludlow. Robert died in Ludlow, Shropshire, on February 8, 1556. He was entombed in the high chancel of St. Laurence's Church in Ludlow, in an altar tomb. Around the coping of the top of the tomb is the inscription: "Here lyeth the body of Sir Robert Towneshende, Knight, Chief Justice of the Councill in the Marches of Wales and Chester, and Dame Alice, his wife, daughter and one of the heirs of Robert Poppy, Esq., who had between them 12 children, 6 sons & 6 daughters, lawfully begotten."


TOWNSEND LINE - FIRST GENERATION

ROBERT (TOWNSEND) TOWNSHEND

Birth: 1512 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

Death: 8 Feb 1556 in Salop

Burial: 8 Feb 1555/1556 Ludlow Church

Marriage 1 Alice POPPY b: 1510 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

Married: 1 Oct 1534 in of England

Children

   1. TOWNSEND b: ABT 1543 in England
   2. Alice TOWNSHEND b: 1551 in England
   3. THOMAS TOWNSHEND b: 1533/1534 in Bracon ash, Norfolk, England
   4. Isaac TOWNSHEND b: ABT 1535 in Eng.
   5. Henry TOWNSHEND b: 1537 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England
   6. Thomasine TOWNSHEND b: 1539 in Ludlow, Salop, Eng.
   7. Anne TOWNSHEND b: 1541 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England
   8. Grace TOWNSHEND b: ABT 1542 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England
   9. TOWNSHEND b: ABT 1543 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England
   10. Robert TOWNSHEND b: 1545 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England
   11. Bridget TOWNSHEND b: 1547 in Raynham, Norfolk, Eng.v 12. Anne (Alice) TOWNSHEND b: 1529 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England 

source: freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~parisho/t/townsend.html


ROBERT TOWNSHEND was born 1512 in (Ludlow, Shopshire, England), died on 08 Feb 1555-56 in Salop, England, and was buried in Ludlow, Shopshire, England. He married on 01 Oct 1534 to Alice Poppy.

References:

Children of Robert Townshend and Alice Poppy

1. THOMAS TOWNSHEND, b 1533-1534 Bracon Ash, Norwich, Norfolk, England d 12 Jun 1591

2. Isaac Townshend, b ca 1535

3. Henry Townshend, b1537 (of Ludlow, Salop, England) d 09 Dec 1621 Conde, Salop, England, buried Conde, Salop, England

4. Thomasine Townshend, b 1539 Ludlow, Salop, England d Billingford, Norfolk, England

5. Anne Townshend, b 1541 (of Ludlow, Salop, England)

6. Grace Townshend, b 1542 (of Ludlow, Salop, England)

7. Female Townshend, b ca 1543 (of Ludlow, Salop, England)

8. Robert Townshend, b 1545 (of Ludlow, Salop, England) d 28 Aug 1614

9. Bridget Townshend, b 1547 Paynham, Norfolk, England.

10. Alice Townshend, b 1551 (of Ludlow, Salop, England)


TOWNSEND LINE - FIRST GENERATION

ROBERT (TOWNSEND) TOWNSHEND

Birth: 1512 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

Death: 8 Feb 1556 in Salop

Burial: 8 Feb 1555/1556 Ludlow Church

Marriage 1 Alice POPPY b: 1510 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

Married: 1 Oct 1534 in of England

Children

1. TOWNSEND b: ABT 1543 in England 2. Alice TOWNSHEND b: 1551 in England 3. THOMAS TOWNSHEND b: 1533/1534 in Bracon ash, Norfolk, England 4. Isaac TOWNSHEND b: ABT 1535 in Eng. 5. Henry TOWNSHEND b: 1537 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England 6. Thomasine TOWNSHEND b: 1539 in Ludlow, Salop, Eng. 7. Anne TOWNSHEND b: 1541 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England 8. Grace TOWNSHEND b: ABT 1542 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England 9. TOWNSHEND b: ABT 1543 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England 10. Robert TOWNSHEND b: 1545 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England 11. Bridget TOWNSHEND b: 1547 in Raynham, Norfolk, Eng.v 12. Anne (Alice) TOWNSHEND b: 1529 in of, Ludlow, Shropshire, England source: freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~parisho/t/townsend.html


ROBERT TOWNSHEND was born 1512 in (Ludlow, Shopshire, England), died on 08 Feb 1555-56 in Salop, England, and was buried in Ludlow, Shopshire, England. He married on 01 Oct 1534 to Alice Poppy.

References:

Children of Robert Townshend and Alice Poppy

1. THOMAS TOWNSHEND, b 1533-1534 Bracon Ash, Norwich, Norfolk, England d 12 Jun 1591

2. Isaac Townshend, b ca 1535

3. Henry Townshend, b1537 (of Ludlow, Salop, England) d 09 Dec 1621 Conde, Salop, England, buried Conde, Salop, England

4. Thomasine Townshend, b 1539 Ludlow, Salop, England d Billingford, Norfolk, England

5. Anne Townshend, b 1541 (of Ludlow, Salop, England)

6. Grace Townshend, b 1542 (of Ludlow, Salop, England)

7. Female Townshend, b ca 1543 (of Ludlow, Salop, England)

8. Robert Townshend, b 1545 (of Ludlow, Salop, England) d 28 Aug 1614

9. Bridget Townshend, b 1547 Paynham, Norfolk, England.

10. Alice Townshend, b 1551 (of Ludlow, Salop, England)


Justice of the Peace, Sergeant-at-Law, Lord Chief Justice of Chester. Lived in Ludlow, Shropshire. Knighted in 1545.
Justice of the Peace, Sergeant-at-Law, Lord Chief Justice of Chester. Lived in Ludlow, Shropshire. Knighted in 1545.

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Sir Robert Townsend's Timeline

1512
January 8, 1512
Ludlow, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
1519
1519
Age 7
Norland, Yorks, Eng
1525
1525
Age 13
1529
1529
Age 17
Ludlow, Shropshire, England
1533
1533
Age 21
Dorset, England
1534
October 1, 1534
Age 22
Norwich, Norfolk, England
1535
1535
Age 23
Bracon Ash, Norfolk, England
1537
1537
Age 25
Ludlow, Shropshire, England
1539
1539
Age 27
Ludlow, Salop, England