Welcome to the Townshend Family Website.

The proper HomePage will replace this page when the flash menus are loaded.

Click "BACK" on your browser if the proper Home-page loads too quickly and you really want read everything on this page before it is replaced.

This website was begun in January 1999 and contains all sorts of Townshend family history information. It relies solely on information being contributed so please get involved!

Should the menu's fail to load then you need the to update your browser with the Flash 5 plugin. Should the loading indicators remain at 00%, then you probably have the Flash 4 plugin and will need to upgrade.

  • The webmaster, Derek Townshend, can be contacted at

  • This website requires the Flash 5 plugin to be added to one's browser. This plugin is available at (Flash is built into all new browsers)

    Although Flash websites require a complete download before operating properly (which can be irritating), they have many advantages. Flash graphics are smaller in filesize and Flash websites are notably more reliable, interactive and consistent across all platforms and browsers. Flash has been used on this site because it is the only reliable way to deal with the very large menu system that this site requires.

  • This site uses frames which often frustrates individuals who want to save individual pages for their own personal perusal. Please note that the following feature has been added to flash menu - holding down the "SHIFT" key while clicking on a menu item will load the selected page into a new window that can be easily saved.

  • This site will work on all screen resolutions; 800x600 and above.

  • HTML coding is normally checked using Netscape 4.75 and IE 5 And Opera 5.11.

  • should redirect to this site.

  • The e-mail addresses on my website are slowly being changed into a special reusable flash application like the one seen below. Inside the website (HTML) coding one will notice that the "@" sign is swopped with another letter so that "internet spiders" can not recognize and extract e-mail addresses from my webpages. This is being been done to prevent honest people receiving unwelcome spam-mail simply because their names and addresses are on my website.