The Early
Townshends of Raynham

1400-1700

by Robert O'Connor --- roconnor@es.co.nz with a few changes by the webmaster.

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ROGER TOWNSHEND, of South Raynham, Norfolk, England., He was a prosperous free tenant by the 1390s. M 1st Eleanor. M 2nd Matilda. He led a group of tenants from South Raynham who petitioned the chancellor over a dispute over common grazing rights, 1413. He made his son John an unconditional grant of his personal property, 1435. Died c. 1435. He had issue:

Durham, pp 2-3

Moreton, pp 5-7

JOHN TOWNSHEND, of South Raynham, Norfolk, England., Born c. 1400. M 1st Agnes, d. of William Gigges, of Wighton, Norfolk. M 2nd Isabel. As a tenant of Thomas, Lord Scales, he farmed the manor of Scales in South Raynham between the mid 1440s & the early 1460s. He acted as a Trustee for Thomas, Lord Scales. Died 1465. Bur. St. Mary's Church, Raynham. He had issue by his 1st wife:

Durham, pp 3-6
Moreton, pp 7-10
BP 1999, p 2836

1.ROGER (Sir), of whom we presently.


2.Catherine, M Francis Colville, of Newton Colville, Cambridgeshire (Died 1494), s. of Sir John Colville, Kt., High Sheriff of Cambridge, 1459 (See WYTHE & Burke's L.G., Colville of Lullington). Died 1465.

Burke's LG

3.Joan, M John Blakeney, M.P., of Honingham, Norfolk (Died 1471). She had issue.

Moreton, p 9

Sir ROGER TOWNSHEND, Kt., M.P., J.P. , of Raynham Hall, Norfolk, England., Born c. 1430. Educ. at Lincoln's Inn, admitted Sept. 1454. Gov. of Lincoln's Inn, 1461, 1463, 1465 & 1466. J.P. for Norfolk, from 24 July 1466. M.P. for Bramber, Sussex, 1467, & for Calne, Wilts., 1472. Reader at Lincoln's Inn, 1468 & 1474. Appointed Serjeant-at-Law, 9 June 1478, & Assistant to the House of Lords in Parliament, 1480. Appointed King's Serjeant-at-Law, 11 May 1481. Elevated to the Bench as a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, 30 Sept. 1485. Knighted by King Henry VII at Worcester, Whitsunday 1486. Appointed Commissioner for Oyer & Terminer for London, 14 July 1486. J.P. for Sussex, Essex & Herts., from 1489. Appointed Commissioner for Gaol Delivery for Herts., Colchester & Guildford, 1489. M Eleanor (Will dated 9 Nov. 1499. Died 5 Sept. 1500. Will Proved at P.C.C., 8 Oct. 1500), d. of William Lunsford, "Gentleman", of Lunsford & Battle, Sussex, & his wife Thomasine, d. of John Barrington, "Gentleman", of Raleigh, Essex. Will dated 14 Aug. 1493. Died 9 Nov. 1493. Will Proved at P.C.C., 1495. He had issue:

Moreton, pp 10-27
BP 1999, p 2836
DFUSA, p 2943
DNB
Durham, pp 7-14
Richmond, pp 100 & 126
Foss, p 668
Wedgewood, p 864

1.Thomasine, M before 12 Sept. 1488 Sir Thomas Wodehouse, K.B., of Kimberley, Norfolk, who was created a Knight of the Bath at the marriage of Arthur, Prince of Wales. She had issue:

Moreton, p 21


2.ROGER (Sir), of whom we presently.


3.Thomas, Admitted to Lincoln's Inn, 20 Oct. 1499. Died by Feb. 1501.

Moreton, p 21

4.Anne, M Ralph Castell, of Raveningham, Norfolk.

Moreton, p 23

5.Elizabeth, M John Cressener, of Aldborough, Norfolk.

Moreton, p 21

6.Agnes, She became a nun at the Benedictine abbey at Barking.

Moreton, p 22

Sir ROGER TOWNSHEND, Kt., M.P., J.P., of Raynham Hall, Norfolk, England., Born 1477 at Whissonsett. Educ. at Lincoln's Inn, admitted 1496. J.P. for Norfolk, 1501-13 & 1525-51. High Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk, 1511, 1518 & 1526. Knighted by King Henry VIII, 1518. Commissioner for Subsidy for Norfolk, 1512, 1514, 1523 & 1524. Appointed a councillor to hear causes in the Court of Requests, 1528. M.P. for Norfolk, 1529 & 1542. Knight of the Body to King Henry VIII, by 1533. Commissioner for the Survey of Monasteries, 1537, & a member of many other commissions, 1505-50. With his son Robert he attended the Duke of Norfolk at the wedding reception of King Henry VIII & Anne of Cleves, 1 Jan. 1539. Joint-Lieutenant of Norfolk, April 1551. M Anne (or Amy) (Born 1474 & Died 25 July 1551), d. of William Brewes, "Gentleman", of Stinton Hall, Salle, Norfolk, & his wife Elizabeth, d. of John Hopton, J.P., of Blythborough, Suffolk & Swillington, Yorks. Will dated 31 July 1551. Died 25 Nov. 1551. Bur. St Mary's Church, Raynham. Will Proved at Norwich, 10 May 1552. He had issue:

Moreton, pp 27-49
BP 1999, p 2836
HoP 1509-1558, IV, pp 470-71
Wyndham, p 92
Durham, pp 15-20
Will Norwich

1.John, of Brampton, Suffolk., Born c. 1493. M 1511 Eleanor, d. of Sir John Heydon, K.B., of Braconsthorp, Norfolk, & his wife Catherine, sister of the 1st Lord Willoughby of Parnham. Mentioned in his father's will as then "deceased", 31 July 1551. Died 4 Aug. 1540. He had issue:

BP 1999, p 2836

Father's will

1a.Richard, of Brampton., M Catherine (Bur. 20 Feb. 1616 at St. Dunstan's, Canterbury), d. of Sir Humphrey Brown, Kt., of Ridley Hall, Terling, Essex, one of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas. Mentioned in his paternal grand father's will as then "deceased", 31 July 1551. Died July 1551. He had issue:

HoP 1558-1603, IV, p 520

1b.Roger (Sir), Kt., of Raynham Hall., Born 1544. He was heir to his great grandfather Sir Roger Townshend & was mentioned in his will, 31 July 1551. M.P., for Norfolk, 1563. Knighted 26 July 1588 for his spirited conduct against the Spanish Armada by Charles, Lord Howard of Effingham. M 1st Ursula, d. of Sir Christopher Heydon, Kt., M.P. M 2nd Jane, d. of Sir Michael Stanhope, Kt., of Shelford, Notts. Bur. 30 June 1590. He had issue by his 2nd wife:

HoP 1558-1603, IV, p 520

BP 1999, p 2836

1c.John (Sir), Kt., M.P., of Raynham Hall., M.P. for Castle Rising, 1593. Knighted by the Earl of Essex at the Siege of Cadiz, 1596. M Anne, d. of Sir Nathaniel Bacon, K.B., Lord Keeper of the Great Seal. Died 2 Aug. 1603 (Killed in a duel with Sir Matthew Brown, Kt.). He had issue:

HoP 1558-1603, IV, p 519

1d.Roger (Sir), 1st Bt., M.P., of Raynham Hall. Created a Baronet, 16 April 1617. M.P. for Oxford, 1621. M.P. for Norfolk, 1628. M Mary, d. of Horatio, Lord Vere of Tilbury (See Burke's Dormant & Extinct Peerages). Will dated 24 Dec. 1636. Died 1 Jan. 1637. Will Proved at P.C.C., 10 June 1637. He had issue:

BP 1999, p 2836

Will PCC

1e.Horatio, 1st Viscount Townshend. , He was one of the most forward in restoring the monarchy & for his services was created Baron Townshend, 20 April 1661 & Viscount Townshend, 11 Dec. 1682. M 24 Nov. 1673 Mary, d. of Sir Joseph Ashe, Bt., of Twickenham, Middlesex. Died 10 Dec. 1687. He had issue:

BP 1999, p 2836

1f.Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend, K.G. , Lord Lieut. of Norfolk. Joint Ambassador to the Hague, 1709-11. One of the Regents of the Realm, 1714. Lord President of the Council, 1720-21. M 1st Elizabeth, d. of 1st Baron Pelham. M 2nd Dorothy, sister of Sir Robert Walpole, Kt., M.P., 1st Earl of Oxford & Prime Minister of England. Died 21 June 1738. He had issue:

BP 1999, p 2837

1g.Charles, 3rd Viscount Townshend., Born 11 July 1700. M 29 May 1723 Audrey, d. of Edward Harrison, of Balls Park, Herts. Died 12 March 1764. He had issue:

BP 1999, p 2837

1h.George, 4th Viscount Townshend & 1st Marquess Townshend. , M 1st Charlotte, Baroness Ferrers of Chartley, d. of 5th Earl of Northampton. M 2nd 19 May 1773 Anne, d. of Sir William Montgomery, Bt., of Magpie Hill. Viceroy of Ireland, 1767-72. Lord Lieut. of Norfolk. Field Marshall of the Army. Created Marquess Townshend, 31 Oct. 1787. Died 14 Sept. 1807. He had issue: (Ancestor of the present Marquess Townshend, See Burke's Peerage & Baronetage)

BP 1999, p 2837

2h.Charles (Rt. Hon.) , the celebrated orator & statesman. Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1767. Died 4 Sept. 1767, on the point of being appointed Prime Minister.

BP 1999, p 2837

2g.Thomas, M.P. , Born 2 June 1701. M 2 May 1730 Albinia, d. of John Selwyn. M.P., for Cambridge Univ. Died 21 May 1780. He had issue:


1h.Thomas, 1st Viscount Sydney. , Born 24 Feb. 1732/3. M 19 May 1760 Elizabeth Powys. Sec. of State for Home Dept. Created Baron Sydney of Chislehurst, 6 March 1783 & Viscount Sydney, 11 June 1789. The city of Sydney, Australia was named for him. Died 30 June 1800. He had issue: (See Burke's Dormant & Extinct Peerage, Townshend, Viscounts Sydney)

BP 1999, p 2837

3g.William, Born 9 June 1702. M 29 May 1725 Henrietta, d. of Lord William Powlett. A.D.C. to King George II & Groom of the Bedchamber & Privy Purse to Frederick, Prince of Wales. Died 29 Jan. 1738. He had issue:

BP 1999, p 2837

1h.Charles, 1st Baron Bayning., Born 27 Aug. 1728. M 21 Aug. 1777 Annabella, d. of Rev. Richard Smyth. Created Baron bayning, 27 Oct. 1797. Died 19 May 1810. He had issue: (See Burke's Dormant & Extinct Peerage, Townshends, Barons Bayning)

BP 1999, p 2837

2c.Robert (Sir), Kt., M.P., Born 1580. Educ. New Coll., Oxford. M.P., for Castle Rising, 1601 & 1604. Knighted 1603. M Anne, d. of William, Lord Spencer. Died before 1617. s.p.

HoP 1558-1603, IV, p 520

2b.Alice, Mentioned in the will of her great-grandfather Sir Roger Townshend, 31 July 1551.


2a.Henry.


3a.John, of Helloughton, Norfolk., Mentioned in the will of his grandfather Sir Roger Townshend, 31 July 1551. M Cicely (Bur. 9 Nov. 1589 at Helloughton), d. of Piers Peyner. He had issue:


1b.Amy.


4a.George.


5a.Ann, M Thomas Crofts, of Felmingham.


6a.Catherine, M Francis Colville, of Marshland, Norfolk.


2.Robert (Sir), Kt., J.P. , of Ludlow, Shropshire, England., Born c. 1495. Educ. at Lincoln's Inn. In the early part of the reign of Henry VIII he became eminent in the practise of the law, & was retained by Queen Jane Seymour. Appointed a Justice of the Peace for Norfolk, 1526. With his father he attended the Duke of Norfolk at the wedding reception of King Henry VIII & Anne of Cleves, 1 Jan. 1539. Appointed Serjeant-at-Law, June 1540, & King's Serjeant-at-Law, 1541. He joined the royal army which invaded France in 1544. He was elevated to the Bench as Justice of Chester, 21 May 1545 & was knighted by King Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace, Trinity Sunday 1545. He obtained a 21 year lease of the Austin Priory in Ludlow, 1547. Mentioned in his father's will "as my son Sir Robert Townshend Knight" under which he inherited his father's "Cheyne of gold", 31 July 1551. M 1 Oct. 1516 Alice (Mentioned in her husband's Inq. P.M., 26 April 1556 & 11 Aug. 1556. Bur. 13 Nov. 1576 at Ludlow, as "Lady Alice Townshend"), d. of Robert Poppy, "Gentleman", of Twyford, Norfolk, & his wife Anne, d. of John Mordox. Died 8 Feb. 1555/6 at Ludlow. Bur. in a tomb in the High Chancel of Ludlow Parish Church. M.I. I. P.M., 26 April 1556 (Norfolk) & 11 Aug. 1556 (Shropshire). He had issue:

Durham, pp 22-26
DFUSA, p 2943
HSP Shrops, Worc 1634, p 96 & Norfolk 1613, p 203
Moreton, p 40
Faraday, p 61
BP 1999, p 2836
CHT, pp 41-2
Father's will
IPM

1a.Thomas, of Mergate Hall, Braconash, Norfolk., Born 1534. He was "aged 22" & found to be his father's heir at his father's Inq. P.M., 20 April 1556. M 1st 27 June 1558 at Beckenham, Kent, Elizabeth (Bur. 30 June 1580 at Braconash), widow of Sir Humphrey Style, Kt., of Langley, Kent (Died 9 April 1557), & d. of George Periante, of Digswell, Herefordshire & his wife Agnes Sporne. M 2nd Anne (she M 2nd - Wilmott & 3rd Sir Robert Needham, Kt., who was cr. Viscount Kilmorey, 1625), d. of Henry D'Ogly, of Hadleigh Suffolk (ancestor of D'Ogly, Baronets, See Burke's Peerage & Baronetage). He entertained Queen Elizabeth I at his house at Braconash, 16 Aug. 1578. Bur. 12 June 1591 at Braconash. He had issue by his 1st wife:

BP 1999, p 2836
DFUSA, p 2943
HSP Worc 1634, p 96
HSP Shrops
Father's Inq PM
CHT, p 44

1b.Roger, Bapt. 5 July 1563 at Braconash. Bur. 22 Jan. 1573 at Braconash.


2b.Thomas, Bapt. 25 Sept. 1566 at Braconash. Bur. 2 Jan. 1567/8 at Braconash.


3b.Henry, of Gedding, Suffolk., Bapt. 31 May 1568 at Braconash. M 1st 5 Nov. 1590 at St. John Zacharis Church, London, Margaret (Bur. 23 June 1596 at Braconash), d. of Robert Forth, D.C.L., of Stretham, Surrey, Clerk of the Privy Seal, & his wife Martha, d. of William Box, Alderman of London. M 2nd Anne (Bur. 4 Oct. 1629 at Intwood, Norfolk), d. of Bertram Calthorpe, M.P., of Norwich, Norfolk, & his wife Margaret Tichborne. Will dated 10 Sept. 1624. Died 22 Aug. 1625 at Gedding. Will Proved at Norwich, 29 Aug. 1625. He had issue:

Durham, p 25

DFUSA, p 2943

CHT, pp 45-6

Will Norwich

1c.Robert, Bapt. 8 June 1591 at Braconash. M 20 Feb. 1615 at St. Edmund's Church, Norwich, Margaret Kirstick. Mentioned in his father's will under which he received £400, 10 Sept. 1624.

Father's will

CHT, p 46

2c.Arthur, Bapt. 16 Nov. 1593 at Braconash. d.s.p


3c.Thomas, of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, North America., Bapt. 8 Jan. 1594/5 at Braconash. Mentioned in his father's will under which he received £300, 10 Sept. 1624. When he became of age he moved to London, where his uncle, Thomas Forth, resided. Mentioned in his father's will under which he received £400, 1625. Went from London to Lynn, 1636. Assisted by his cousin John Winthrop, Gov. of the Mass. Bay Colony. Granted 60 acres by the town of Lynn, 1638, & later purchased land at Romney Marsh, Chelsea, Mass. Made a Freeman of Lynn, 14 March 1639. M Mary (Born 1598 in England & Died 28 Feb. 1692 at Lynn), sister of the wife of John Newdigate, ‘Merchant', of Boston, Mass. Died 22 Dec. 1677 at Lynn. He is supposed to be the ancestor of the Townsends of America. He had issue:


Father's will

DFUSA, p 2943

Durham, p 25

CHT, pp 48-8

1d.Thomas, of Lynn, Mass., Born 1637. M Mary, d. of Samuel Davis & his wife Ann Norcross. "Husbandman". Will dated 3 Feb. 1699. Will Proved at Lynn, 22 July 1700. He had issue:

DFUSA, p 2943

Will

2d.Samuel, of Chelsea, Mass., Born 1638 at Lynn. M Abigail (1641-1728), d. of Samuel Davis, & his wife Ann Norcross. Settled at Chelsea, joined the Second Church in Boston, 18 Sept. 1681. Made a Freeman at Boston, 15 April 1690. Served as Constable & Town Surveyor. "Husbandman". Died 24 Dec. 1704 at Rumney Marsh, Chelsea. He had issue:

DFUSA, p 2943

CHT, p 50

3d.John, of Lynn, Mass., Born 1640 at Lynn, Mass., M 1st 27 Jan. 1669 at Lyme, Conn. Sarah Pearson (1647-1689). M 2nd 23 April 1690 at Lynn, Mehitable Brown (1661-1735). Will dated 15 Jan. 1722/3. Died 14 Dec. 1726 at Lynn. Will Proved at Salem, 30 Dec. 1726. He had issue:

Will

CHT, p 53

4d.Andrew, of Lynn., Born 1654 at Lynn. M 18 July 1678 at Lynn, Abigail Collins. Died 10 Feb. 1692/3 at Lynn. He had issue:

DFUSA, p 2943
CHT, p 55

5d.Elizabeth, Born 1644 at Lynn. M 22 Oct. 1669 at Lynn, Samuel Merriam (b 1643). Died 19 Nov. 1705 at Concord, Mass. She had issue.


4c.Elizabeth, Mentioned in her father's will under which she received £300, 10 Sept. 1624.

Father's will

Thomas Townshend (Died 1591) had further issue by his 2nd wife:


4b.Alice, Bapt. 12 May 1583 at Braconash. M Ambrose Clive, of Styche Hall, Shropshire. She had issue and was the great great great grandmother of Robert, 1st Lord Clive, K.B., M.P., Born 1725. He was responsible for the establishment of British Dominion over India. Created Baron Clive of Plassey, Co. Limerick, 15 March 1762. Died 22 Nov. 1774. He had issue: (See Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, Earls of Powis)

BP 1999, p 2304

5b.Mary, Bapt. 17 Nov. 1586 at Braconash. Died 1624. unm.

PR

2a.Robert, of Ludlow & Llanvary, Shropshire, England., Born 1535. Mentioned in the will of his uncle Giles Townshend, 15 April 1552. M 30 April 1571 at St. Mary's Aldermanry Church, London, Anne (Bapt. 5 Oct. 1553 at St. Peter's, Westcheap, London. Mentioned in the will of her maternal grandmother, Joan Laxton, 10 Aug. 1576, in her husband's will, 13 Feb. 1613/4, & in the will of her son Nicholas, 13 June 1614), d. of John Machell, Alderman & Sheriff of London, & his wife Joan (who M 2nd Sir Thomas Chamberlain, Kt., M.P., Ambassador to Spain in 1562), d. of Henry Lodyngton, Citizen & Grocer of London. Mentioned in the will of his wife's maternal grandmother, Joan Laxton, 10 Aug. 1576. He was a catholic recusant and together with his brother-in-law, Ralph Dutton, of Hatton, was investigated in 1581 for his relations with the Jesuit priest & missionary to England, Edmund Campion. He was mentioned in state papers of Sept. 1609 as being granted protection from arrest for his religion. Will dated 13 Feb. 1613/4. "Gentleman". Bur. 28 Aug. 1614 at Ludlow. Will Proved at P.C.C., 1615. He had issue:

HSP Shrops
HSP Worc 1634, p 96
St John Brookes, p 216
Durham, p 27
CHT, p 43
Burke's EB, p 106
Faraday, p 73
State Papers
Will PCC

1b.John (Sir), Kt., M.P., of Ludlow, Shropshire., Bapt. 23 Oct. 1572 at Ludlow. Knighted by King James I at Hanworth, 1603. M.P. for Chipping Wycombe, 1604. He was a shareholder of the Virginia Company. He was required to pay a bond for the return of his brother Sydney from Naples, 1 Nov. 1610. He petitioned the King concerning a dispute over a lease with Sir Francis Fortescue, Dec. 1610. Mentioned in his wills of his father, 13 Feb. 1613/4, & of his brother Nicholas, 13 June 1614. Mentioned in State Papers, 1624-25. He issued legal proceedings for the recovery of the Manor of Pebworth, Glouc., 1626. M Mary Fitz Hughes. Died c. 1630. He had issue:

Family wills
HSP Shrops
HSP Worc 1634, p 96
Durham, p 27
CHT, p 43

1c.Robert.


2c.George.

CHT, p 43

3c.Anne, M - Williams.


4c.Mary, M Sir Robert Rookwood, Kt., of Coldham Hall, Suffolk, (Died 1679), who was knighted by King James I at Royston, 19 Dec. 1624, & who was the son of Ambrose Rookwood, of Stanningfield, who was implicated in the Gunpowder Plot to blow up King James I & his Parliament & executed at Tyburn, London, 1605. She had issue:

CTG, II, p 146

CHT, p 43

5c.Henry, Bapt. 5 Nov. 1614 at Ludlow.


2b.Mary, Bapt. 9 Sept. 1574 at Ludlow.

HSP Shrops

3b.Anne, Bapt. 23 June 1576 at Ludlow. Mrs Wollaston.

PR

4b.Penelope, Bapt. 1 Sept. 1577 at Ludlow. Bur. 11 March 1584 at Ludlow.


5b.Nicholas, of London., Bapt. 25 Nov. 1579 at Ludlow. Mentioned in his father's will, 13 Feb. 1613/4. Will dated 13 June 1614. "Gentleman". Will Proved at P.C.C., 1615.

Will PCC

Father's will

6b.Henry, Bapt. 9 April 1580 at Ludlow.

PR

7b.Sydney, Bapt. 1 Nov. 1582 at Ludlow. Travelled to the continent, visiting Naples in Italy, 1610. Mentioned in his father's will, 13 Feb. 1613/4, under which he inherited farmland & houses in the Parish of Skerrowe, Montgomeryshire. M 2 March 1626 at Collington, Co. Hereford, Elizabeth Munn.

HSP Worc 1634, p 96

Father's will

8b.Frances, Bapt. 3 Nov. 1583 at Ludlow. Mentioned in her father's will, 13 Feb. 1613/4, under which she inherited £200. Mentioned in the will of her brother Nicholas, 13 June 1614.

Father's will

Brother's will

9b.Thomas, of Birmingham, Warw., England., Bapt. 11 July 1585 at Ludlow, Shrops. M -- . Mentioned in his father's will, 13 Feb. 1613/4, under which he inherited farmland & various houses in the Parish of Llanvary, Shrops. Exec. of the will of his brother Nicholas, 13 June 1614, under which he inherited land in Co. Radnor. "Gentleman". Bur. 10 Oct. 1624 at St. Martin's Church, Birmingham. He had issue:

Father's will
Brother's will
Durham, p 28
CHT, p 43

1c.Anne, Bapt. 30 March 1603 at St. Martin's, Birmingham.

PR

2c.Elizabeth, Bapt. 16 Sept. 1603 at St. Martin's, Birmingham.


3c.Joan, Bapt. 22 May 1605 at St. Martin's, Birmingham.

PR

4c.John, of Birmingham, Warw., Bapt. 24 Jan. 1607/8 at 'St. Martins Church, Birmingham. M Margaret -- . Bur. 4 Feb. 1667/8 at St. Martin's Church, Birmingham. He had issue:

Ellis

PR

1d.Elizabeth, Bapt. 5 May 1633 at St. Martin's, Birmingham.


2d.John, Bapt. 21 Sept. 1636 at St. Martin's, Birmingham.


3d.Jacob, of Birmingham, Warw., Bapt. 7 May 1643 at St. Martin's Church, Birmingham. M -- . Bur. 12 June 1702 at St. Martin's Church, Birmingham. He had issue.

Ellis

PR

4d.Eleanor, Bapt. 16 Aug. 1646 at St. Martin's, Birmingham.


5d.William, Bapt. 21 July 1610 at St. Martin's, Birmingham.


6d.Isabel, Bapt. 16 July 1612 at St. Martin's, Birmingham.


7d.Thomas, Bapt. 26 Nov. 1615 at St. Martin's, Birmingham.


8d.Suzanna, Bapt. 25 Jan. 1623/4 at St. Martin's, Birmingham.


10b.Edward, Bapt. 2 May 1587 at Ludlow.


11b.Robert, of Ludlow., Bapt. 30 Nov. 1589 at Ludlow. Mentioned in the wills of his father, 13 Feb. 1613/4, & his brother Nicholas, 13 June 1614. M Amy Bluett. He had issue:


1c.Mary, Bapt. 20 June 1627 at Ludlow.


2c.Anne, Bapt. 21 June 1628 at Ludlow.


3c.Bluett, Bapt. 21 July 1629 at Ludlow.


3a.Henry (Sir), Kt., M.P., J.P., of Cound & Ludlow, Shropshire., Born c. 1537 in Norfolk. Educ. at Lincoln's Inn, admitted 1559. Called to the Bar, 1569. M.P. for Bridgenorth, Shropshire, 1571 & 1572. Appointed a member of the Council in the Principality of Wales, 1576. Elevated to the Bench as Deputy Lord Chief Justice of Chester, 1577. Recorder of Ludlow, 1577. Appointed Puisne Judge for Chester, Flintshire & Montgomeryshire, 1578. J.P. in Shropshire & all neighbouring counties, & in all Welsh Counties, from 1579. Autumn Reader at Lincoln's Inn, 1581. Burgess of Ludlow, 1584. Deputy Recorder at Bridgenorth, 1586-89. Recorder at Carmarthen, 1588-90. Recorder at Leominister, from 1590. Appointed a Judge of the Sheriff's Court of London, 1592. Steward of Oswestry, 1596. Steward of Shrewsbury, 1598. Vice Chamberlain of Chester, 1604. Knighted by King James I at Whitehall, London, 29 June 1604. Mentioned in the will of his brother, Robert, 13 Feb. 1613/4. M.P. for Ludlow, 1614. Vice President of the Council in the Principality & Marches of Wales, 1614. Recorder of Worcester, 1617. M 1st Susan (Died 1592), d. of Sir Rowland Hayward, Kt., M.P., J.P., Lord Mayor of London. M 2nd 1593 Dorothy (Died 1635), d. of Christopher Heveningham, of Aston, Staffs. Will dated 2 April 1621. Bur. 9 Dec. 1621 at Cound. Will Proved at P.C.C., 1621. He had issue by his 1st wife:

HSP Shrops

HSP Worc 1634, p 96

HoP 1558-1603, IV, pp 517-9

Durham, pp 25 & 28

CHT, p 43

CSP

Brother's will

PR

Will PCC

1b.Hayward, M.P., B.A., of Lincoln's Inn, London., Born 6 June 1577 at Philip Lane, London. Educ. St. Mary's Hall, Oxford Univ., entered 1590. B.A., 22 Feb. 1595. M.P. for Bishop's Castle, Norfolk, 1597 & 1601. Called to the Bar, 1601. Described by A.F. Pollard as "incomparably the best of Elizabethan Parliamentary Journalists". Published posthumously ‘Historical Collections', 1680. M Francasina, d. of Edmund Neville, claimant of the Earldom of Westmorland, & his wife Francasina, d. of John Townshend, of Dereham Abbey, Norfolk (See Above). Died 1604. s.p.

DNB

HSP Worc 1634, p 96

HoP 1558-1603, IV, 516

2b.Mary, Bapt. 8 July 1583 at Cound. M Sir Philip Cromwell, Kt., of Biginhome, Hunts, (Died Jan. 1630), Uncle of the Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell (See Bush, formerly Cromwell, Burke's L.G., 1952 edn.). Bur. 3 Nov. 1617 at Ramsey, Hunts. She had issue:

HSP Shrops

Burke's LG 1952

3b.Elizabeth, Born 24 Sept. 1586 at Cound. M Edmund Cresset, of Upton Cresset, Shropshire. Mentioned in her father's will, 2 April 1621.

HSP Shrops
Father's will

4b.Joan, Bapt. 11 Nov. 1590 at Cound. M John Vaughan, of Penclasse, Co. Carm. Mentioned in her father's will, 2 April 1621.

Father's will

5b.John, Bapt. 10 Jan. 1591/2 at Cound. Mentioned as deceased in his father's will, 2 April 1621.

Father's will

Sir Henry Townshend (Died 1621) had further issue by his 2nd wife:


6b.Henry, J.P., B.A., of Elmley Lovett, Worc., Born 1601. Matriculated at St. Mary's Hall, Oxford University, 31 May 1616, "aged 15". Graduated B.A., 20 April 1618. Exec. of his father's will, 2 April 1621. Appointed a J.P., for Worc., 3 Jan. 1639. He was a royalist Commissioner for Subsidy & was present at the surrender of the City of Worcester to the Parliamentary Army, 20 July 1646. His diary "is by far the most important Worcestershire source on the Civil War". M 1st Elizabeth, d. & heiress of Sir John Acton, Kt., M.P., of Elmley Lovett, & his wife Anne Clare. M 2nd Dorothy (widow of John Dobbins, of Evesback, Herefordshire), & d. of Rev. Henry Bright, of Brockbury, Hereford, Canon of Worcester, & his wife Joanna, d. of Richard Berkeley, of Spetchley, Worc. (See Burke's Family Records & Burke's Colonial Gentry, Bright). Died 1663. He had issue:

HSP Shrops

HSP Worc 1634, p 96

AO1, IV, p 1500

Burke's FR, p 95

Hutton

Father's will

1c.Henry, of Elmley Lovett., Bapt. 6 Feb. 1625/6 at Cound, Shrops., M his step sister Anne, d. of John Dobbins, of Evesback, Herefordshire. Died 1682, aged 57. He had issue:

HSP Worc 1682

1d.Dorothy, Died unm.


2d.Henry, J.P., of Elmley Lovett., Born 1653. Matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford University, 4 May 1668, "aged 15". M Mary, d. of Thomas Vernon, Registrar of the Diocese of Worc. Barrister-at-law. Admitted to the Middle Temple, 1697. High Sheriff of Worc., 1716. Will Proved at P.C.C., Oct. 1739. He had issue:

AO1, IV, p 1500

HSP Worc 1682

Will PCC

1e.Anne, Died in infancy.


3d.Robert (Rev.), M.A., of Hanbury, Worc., Born 1656. Matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford University, 20 March 1672/3, "aged 17". Graduated B.A., 1676 & M.A., 1679. Rector of Hanbury, 1682. M 26 Nov. 1685 at Hanbury, Jane, d. of William Vernon, d 1706, of Edgiock & Bradley, Worc. & his wife Mary Baylies. He had issue:

Burke's P 1904, p 1564

AO1, IV, p 1500

1e.Dorothy, Bapt. 17 Jan. 1686/7 at Hanbury. unm.


2e.Henry, of Elmley Lovett., Bapt. 1 Aug. 1688 at Hanbury. Matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford University, 24 Oct. 1707, "aged 18". M 30 Nov. 1723 at Elmley Lovett, Anne Beirche. He had issue:

AO1, IV, p 1500

1f.Dorothy.


3e.Jane, Bapt. 21 July 1689 at Hanbury.


4e.Robert, of Christleton., Bapt. 21 July 1692 at Hanbury. Matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford University, 24 Nov. 1707, "aged 18". He had issue:

HoP 1754-90, II, p 450

1f.Ann, M Col. Cecil Forester, M.P. (d 1774 aged 53).


5e.Elizabeth, Bapt. 11 Sept. 1693 at Hanbury.

PR

6e.John, M.A., Bapt. 20 Aug. 1695 at Hanbury. Matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford University, 15 March 1710/11, "aged 16". Graduated B.A., 8 March 1714/5, & M.A., 1718.

AO1, IV, p 1500

7e.Ann, Bapt. 6 Jan. 1696/7 at Hanbury.


8e.William, Bapt. 18 Aug. 1698 at Hanbury.


2c.Dorothy, Bapt. 22 Jan. 1626/7 at Cound. Died in infancy.


3c.Elizabeth, Bapt. 10 Feb. 1628/9 at Elmley Lovett.


4c.Francis, Bapt. 13 June 1630 at Elmley Lovett.


5c.John, M Mary, d. of Col. Sir William Smith, Bt., M.P., & his wife Margaret, d. of Sir Alexander Denton, Kt., M.P. of Hillesdon, Buckinghamshire. Alderman & later Mayor of Oxford. Alive 1687. He had issue:

HSP Worc 1682

1d.John.


2d.Edward.


6c.Edward, Bapt. 29 Oct. 1638 at Elmley Lovett.


7c.Dorothy, Bapt. 15 Oct. 1639 at Elmley Lovett.


8c.Robert, Born 1640. Died at Oxford 1658.


9c.Joan, M 1st Henry Mucklow, of Areley, Worc. M 2nd John Clutton, of Pensax.


10c.Rowland, D.C.L., of All Souls College, Oxford., Born 1646. Matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford University, 14 May 1662, "aged 16". Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University. B.C.L., 1670. D.C.L., 1675. Died 18 July 1685. Will Proved at Oxford, 1 Aug. 1685.

AO1, IV, p 1500

HSP Worc 1682

11c.Charles (Rev.), M.A., Born 1646. Matriculated at Lincoln College, Oxford University, 1 April, 1665, "aged 15". Graduated B.A., 1667. Fellow of Peter House, Oxford, & M.A., 1670. Rector of Aston Beauchamp, Worc., 1672 till death. Died 1681.

AO1, IV, p 1500

HSP Worc 1682

12c.Thomas.


7b.Tillesworth, Born 22 Aug. 1579.


8b.Warren, Born 1582 at Kempsford, Glouc. Mentioned in his father's will as "being beyond the seas", 2 April 1621. "Barrister". Died 1662. Will Proved at P.C.C., 1662.

Father's will

Will PCC

4a.Isaac.

HSP Shrops

5a.Roger.

HSP Shrops

6a.John.


7a.Anne, M 6 Oct. 1551 Humphrey Archer, of Umberslade, Warw. (Born 1527 & Died 24 Oct. 1562 at Umberslade). Died 28 Nov. 1607. She had issue:

Burke's EP, p 9

8a.Amy, M Ralph Dutton, of Hatton, Cheshire (Died 28 Sept. 1582), 2nd son of Sir Piers Dutton, Kt., of Hatton, & his wife Eleanor, d. of Thomas Ligh, of Adlington. She had issue.

HSP Ches II, p 93

9a.Eleanor, unm. d.s.p.

HSP Shrops

10a.Thomasine, M 1st William Curson, of Beckhall, Norfolk. M 2nd William Rugge, of Felmingham, Norfolk. She had issue by her 2nd husband:

Faris, p 282

11a.Grace, M Richard Gilbert. She had issue: including George Gilbert, He travelled to the continent in 1579 where he was converted to Roman Catholicism by the Jesuit Robert Parsons. On his return to England he, with Thomas Pound, founded the Catholic Association, which received the Pope's blessing, to assist the arrival in England of the Jesuit missionary Edmund Campion in 1580. He withdrew to Rheims in France in 1581, & is remembered for the frescoes of the English martyrs which he caused to be made at great expense for the walls of the English College in Rome. Died 1583 at Rheims.

HSP Shrops

12a.Bridget, M Henry Acton, s. of Sir Robert Acton, Kt.

HSP Shrops

3.George, of West Dereham, Norfolk., M 1516 Alice, granddau. of Sir John Thurston, Kt., Sheriff of London. Entered Lincoln's Inn, 1528, & called to the Bar, 1534. Appointed Joint Executor of his father's will, 31 July 1551. He had issue:

Moreton, p 41
Durham, p 26
Father's will

1a.John, of Dereham Abbey, Norfolk., M Elizabeth, d. of Richard Catlyne, Kt. He had issue:


1b.Aurelian , of Barbican, London., Born c. 1580. He attracted the attention of Sir Robert Cecil, who sent him to Paris & Italy. Visited the continent with Edward, 1st Lord Herbert of Cherbury, 1608, & on his return entered into Sir Robert Cecil's service. Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to Charles I. Appointed Composer of the Court Masques, 1631. M Anne, widow of William Agborough, & d. of Edward Wythes, of Copgrove, Yorks. Died c. 1650. He had issue:

Burke's LG 1835, p 1421
DNB
EB, XXII, p 334

1c.George, Bapt. 17 Dec. 1622 at St. Giles Cripplegate, London. Mentioned in the Herald's Visitation of Warw., 1682/3, as then living in Yorkshire.

HSP Warw

2c.Mary, Bapt. 8 April 1626 at St. Giles Cripplegate. Mentioned in the Herald's Visitation of Warw., 1682/3 as House Keeper of the Royal Palace at Whitechapel under Kings Charles I & Charles II.

HSP Warw

3c.James, Bapt. 15 Dec. 1627 at St. Giles Cripplegate.

PR

4c.Herbert, Bapt. 23 Dec. 1631 at St. Giles Cripplegate.


5c.Frances, Bapt. 17 Nov. 1632 at St. Giles Cripplegate.

PR

2b.Francasina, M Edmund Neville, claimant to the Earldom of Westmorland. She had issue:

Durham, p 26

1c.Francasina Neville, M Hayward Townshend, M.P., B.A., of Lincoln's Inn, London, eldest s. of Sir Henry Townshend, Kt., M.P., J.P. of Ludlow & Cound, Shropshire.

HoP 1558-1603, IV, 516

2a.Giles.


3a.Edmund.


4a.Susan.


4.Roger (Rev.), D.C.L., Educ. at Cambridge Univ. Rector of St. Peter's & St. Paul's, Salle, Norfolk, 1523. Rector of Creake & Snoring, Norfolk, 1525. Admitted to the Doctors' Commons, 1533. He was appointed a royal chaplain, 1537. Died Oct. 1538. s.p.

Moreton, p 42

5.Thomas, of Testerton, Norfolk., M 1539 Elizabeth (Died 1591), d. of John Calybut, of Castleacre, Norfolk. Appointed Joint Executor of his father's will, 31 July 1551. Died 1573. Will Proved, 21 Nov. 1573. He had issue:

BP 1999, p 2836
Father's will

1a.Thomas, of Testerton., M 1572 at West Dereham, Norfolk, Elizabeth, d. of Richard Catlyn, of Honingham, Norfolk. Died 1581. She had issue:

HSP Norf 1664, p 267

1b.Thomas, of Testerton., M Elizabeth, d. of Richard Timperley, of Hintlesham, Suffolk. He had issue:


1c.Dorothy, M Thomas Bedingfeld (Died 1665), brother of Sir Henry Bedingfeld, 1st Bt., of Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk. (See Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, Bedingfeld, Baronets)

Burke's P 1970, p 228

2a.Elizabeth, M Henry Collard.

Durham, p 27

3a.George, of East Rudham & Great Ryburgh., M Frances (Died Sept. 1649), d. of Edmund Bacon. He had issue:


1b.George, of Southbergh., M Elizabeth (who M 2nd George Bachelor). Bur. 3 Feb. 1633 at Southbergh, aged 26. He had issue:

HSP Norf 1664, p 268

1c.Henry, of Southbergh., M Mary (Bur. 26 Jan. 1709). Bur. 18 Sept. 1672 at Southbergh. He had issue:


1d.George.


2d.Samuel, Bur. 11 March 1731 at Southbergh.


3d.Elizabeth, M 1687 George Gay, of Hapton. Bur. 20 May 1741.


2c.Frances, Bur. 1631 at Woodrising.


2b.Thomas, of West Wretham, Norfolk., M Katherine (Died 1681), d. of Clement Hoo. He had issue:


1c.George, of West Wretham, Norfolk., M 1st Sarah, d. of Joshua Greene, of East Bradenham (no issue). M 2nd 1675 at Talcolneston, Mary (Bur. 6 Oct. 1728 at Talcolneston), d. of Sir Robert Baldock, Kt. Bur. 13 Feb. 1728 at Talcolneston. He had issue:

HSP Norf 1664, p 268

1d.Thomas (Rev.), Born 1682. educ. Caius Coll., Cambridge. Rector of Shipdam. M Elizabeth (Died 24 Feb. 1731, aged 46), d. of Rev. Samuel Needham, Vicar of West Bradenham, & sister of Peter Needham, D.D., of Stanwick, Northhamptonshire. Died 23 Feb. 1764, aged 82. He had issue:

HSP Norf 1664, p 269

1e.Elizabeth, M Rev. Colby Bullock, of Shipdam (Died 19 Nov. 1804, aged 78).


2e.Frances, Bur. 16 May 1776 at West Bradenham.


3e.Sophia, Bur. 7 Jan. 1771 at West Bradenham.


2d.Horatio (Rev.), Rector of Talcolneston. Bur. 2 March 1705.


3d.Robert.


4d.Mary, M Thomas Cremer, of Lynn.


5d.Catherine, M John Berney, of Lynn. Died 17 May 1716, aged 34.


6d.Frances, M Sept. 1701 at Redgrave, Rev. John Echard, Rector of Wreningham, Norfolk.


2c.Elizabeth, M John Jermyn, of West Tofts.


3c.Frances, M Owen Jenny. Bur. 18 Oct. 1679.


4c.Katherine, M Robert Hammont, of Great Palgrave.


3b.Henry, Born 1613.


4a.Catherine, M John Anquish.


5a.Amy, M 1st Thomas Thirlby. M 2nd John Wingfield.


6a.Dorothy, M Henry D'Oyley.


6.Giles, J.P., He entered Lincoln's Inn, 1528. Appointed a Justice of the Peace for Norfolk, 1542. Mentioned in his father's will, 31 July 1551. Will dated 15 April 1552 & Proved 4 May 1554. d.s.p.

Moreton, p 45

Durham, p 27

7.Susan, M 1521 Sir Edmund Wyndham, Kt., M.P., J.P., of Felbrigg, Norfolk (Mentioned in the will of his father-in-law, 31 July 1551. Died 23 July 1569), Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk in 1547 & 1560. Mentioned in her father's will, 31 July 1551. She had issue: including Sir Francis Wyndham, Kt., M.P., J.P.

Moreton, p 39
BP 1999, p 2836
Father's will
HoP 1558-1603

8.Catherine, M Sir Henry Bedingfeld, Kt., M.P., J.P., of Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk (Died 22 Aug. 1583), Knight Marshal of the Army, Gov. of the Tower of London & Jailer to the Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth I). Bur. 7 Dec. 1581 at Oxburgh. She had issue: (See Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, Bedingfeld, Baronets)

Moreton, p 39

BP 1999, p 2836