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William Towne

Male 1599 - 1685  (86 years)


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  • Name William Towne 
    Born 18 Mar 1599  Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 21 May 1603  St. Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 24 Apr 1673  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Estate of William Towne of Topsfield

      Essex Probate Docket # 27923

      Administratation granted 24:4:1673 to Johana Towne on the estate of Wm Towne, her late husband, and she was to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich court.

      Salem Quarterly Court Records 5:66

      Petition for settlement of a small estate left the undersigned by their father, who died ten years ago leaving no will, but left his estate in the hands of their mother who was appointed admininistratrix and the estate remained unsettled until her death, and now they desire that the following division may be allowed: the land to be divided equally to his three sons, Edmund, Jacob, and Joseph and the moveables equally to the three daughters, Rebecka, Mary and Sarah; also the three brothers to pay all debts now due and what charges shall after arise in settlement of the estate to be equally borne by all six. Adted Jan 17, 1682.

      Signed by Mary (her mark) Towne relict of Edmond
      Jacob Towne
      Josep (his mark) Towne
      Francis (his mark) Nurs with the consent of Rebeka
      Mary (her mark) Esty, formerly Mary Towne
      Sarah (her mark) Bridges.

      Witness:
      John How
      John Pritchet
      Allowed by the court at Ipswich April 10, 1683

      Source: Ipswich Deeds, vol4, page 515
    Died 30 Apr 1685  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William Towne was baptised 18 March 1598/9 in St. Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth, County Norfolk, England, to John and Elizabeth Towne.

      William Towne was married in St. Nicholas Church on 25 Apr 1620 to Joanna Blessing.

      From Blundeston / Fixton Parish Register, County Suffolk, England is found:

      John Towne married Elizabeth Clarke on 20 Sep 1597. (This is abt.30 miles from Great Yarmouth).

      Elizabeth Clarke was baptised to John Clarke and Rose his wife on 3rd day of April 1569.

      John Clarke and Rose Fenne were married the 12th day of October 1563.

      John Clarke was buried on 23 Mar 1610 and Rose was buried 30 Jan 1619. [1]
    Person ID I17981707  7_families
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2007 

    Father John Towne,   b. 12 Dec 1568-1569, Braceby, Haydor, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Braceby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Clarke,   c. 3 Apr 1569, Blundeston Parish, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 20 Sep 1597  Blundeston Parish, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5860832  Group Sheet

    Family Joanna (Jone) Blessing,   b. 1594, Of Saint Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1682, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 25 Mar 1620  St. Nicholas Par, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Towne,   b. 21 Feb 1621, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1692, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. John Towne,   b. 16 Feb 1623, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1673, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +3. Susanna Towne,   b. 20 Oct 1625, St. Nicholas Par, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1678, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     4. Edmund Towne,   b. 22 Jun 1628, St. Nicholas Par, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1678, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     5. Jacob Towne,   b. 11 Mar 1632, St. Nicholas Par, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1704, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Mary Towne,   b. 24 Apr 1634, St. Nicholas Par, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1692, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     7. Sarah Towne,   b. 3 Sep 1639-1648, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1703, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     8. Joseph Towne,   b. 3 Sep 1639, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1714, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2008 
    Family ID F5858950  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Mar 1599 - Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 21 May 1603 - St. Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Mar 1620 - St. Nicholas Par, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 24 Apr 1673 - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Apr 1685 - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S408415] Massachusetts, Essex County Wills, ( http://www.rootsweb.com/~maessex/wills/).