Roger Townshend, I
|Birthplace:||Raynham, Norfolk, England|
|Death:||Died in Raynham Mary, Norfolk, England|
|Place of Burial:||St. Katherine's Chapel--St. Mary's Church|
Son of Sir John Townshende and Joan Townshend
|Occupation:||Justice of the Common Fee, lawyer, justice, and Member of Parliament|
|Managed by:||Private User|
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About Sir Roger Townshend
Son & heir of John Townshend & Joan Lunford
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
- Sir Roger Townshend+1 b. 1474, d. 1552
[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.
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.
NEW ENGLAND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER, VOL. 29
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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
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Raynham, Norfolk, England
Raynham, Norfolkshire, England
Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Raynham Hall, Walsingham, United Kingdom