Townsend Society of America
123 South Street
Suite 103
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
(516) 558-7092

Martin of Watertown/Yorkshire, Eng

Martin of Watertown, Massachusetts is the earliest known ancestor.  Research done a century ago claimed he belonged to the landed-gentry family  in Hinton in the Hedges, Northamptonshire, England however he is not found in any records relating to this family.  Martin described himself as a weaver and there are recent YDNA matches to men whose family can be traced to the West Riding of Yorkshire, an area with a long history of weaving with many families named Townsend or Townend, particularly north of Halifax.

The DNA results of this group match no other Townsends but have high resolution matches with surnames Morrow, Lawrence, and Conley who do not match others of their surnames.


Click here  to access downloadable information on Martin of Watertown.  (Note: if you are already logged in as a member you will be connected directly; if you are not logged in you will directed to do so - then go to Downloads and choose Martin of Watertown.)