William Towne1

#1380, (18 March 1598/99 - before June 1673)


Jone Blessing b. s 1604, d. c 1682
Children 1.Rebecca Towne+3 (c 1621/22 - 1692)
 2.John Towne3 (c 1623 - )
 3.Susannah Towne3 (c 1625 - )
 4.Edmund Towne3 (c 1628 - )
 5.Jacob Towne3 (c 1632 - )
 6.Mary Towne3 (c 1634 - 1692)
 7.Joseph Towne3 (a 1640 - )
 8.Sarah Towne+1 (1648 - 1703)
Baptism*18 March 1598/99He was baptized on 18 March 1598/99 at St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, EnglandG.1 
Marriage*25 April 1620He married Jone Blessing on 25 April 1620 at NorfolkG.1,2 
between 1634 and 1640He and Jone Blessing immigrated between 1634 and 1640 to Salem, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.3 
1651William Towne and William Paine acquired real estate from William Paine at Topsfield, Massachusetts, in 1651 (forty acres, bounded by William Howard and Walter Roper.)1 
1660He was in Court in 1660 "testifying in a lawsuit his age was estimated at three score years."1 
Death*before June 1673He died before June 1673 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG.4 
Probate*June 1673His estate was probated in June 1673 at Ipswich, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.4 


  1. [S187] Walter Goodwin, Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966) (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1916, 1963), online Ancestry.com, Vol. III, p 486. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis.
  2. [S187] Walter Goodwin, Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis, Vol. III, p 488.
  3. [S187] Walter Goodwin, Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis, Vol. III, p 487/8.
  4. [S602] George Francis Dow, compiler, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1911–1919), V:197, June 1673. "Johana Towne was appointed administratrix of the estate of Wm. Towne, her late husband, and was to bring in an inventory to the next Ipswich court."