Townsend Society of America
123 South Street
Suite 207
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
(516) 558-7092
Director@TownsendSociety.org
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For the past four years, the East Hampton Library Long Island Collection has given serious, dedicated attention to one of its important collections, the Townsend Family Papers. Comprised of numerous manuscript letters, deeds, and the voluminous business records of this prosperous Oyster Bay, N.Y. merchant family, it’s the latter material, specifically the business records of son Robert Townsend, that are best known to researchers of the famed Culper Spy Ring, George Washington’s professional, secret intelligence gathering operation in New York during the British Occupation in the American Revolutionary War. Through diligent digitizing, cataloging, transcribing and useful tools, we have made this fascinating and important information accessible and, it is our hope, more readily understandable and usable for everyone. The reader will not only find innumerable names, products, prices and other glimpses into 18th century life just before, during, and immediately after the Revolution, but painstaking research and explanatory guidance of arcane accounting & bookkeeping methodology, colonial currency conversions, and much more.
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"An Officer of the Long Parliament Being an Account of the Life & Times of Colonel Richard Townesend of Castletown (Castletownshend) & an exhaustive genealogy of his descendants by Dr. Richard Townsend.
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This genealogy by Joe and Clarice Burval is the key to the Benedictus line. Please consult it before relying on the inaccurate family trees on the internet.
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From the Family Search WIKI.
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Website owned by Janie Jackson Kimble and for reference purposes .
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This site opens up the vast resources not only at familysearch.org but at other online resources. For example, if you enter East Raynham, Norfolk, England in the search box it will bring up a page with full information about the parish. At the bottom there is graphic showing all of the dates for which the parish registers still exist as well as links to online sources where you can find either transcriptions or the actual registers.
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Declaration of Religious Freedom signed by John and Henry Townsend in 1657 at Flushing, New York. The brothers had just returned from Warwick, Rhode Island where brother Richard remained. Four years later, the two would be established in Oyster Bay.
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This is a tremendous resource for online versions of old county histories and other historical books.
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An Oyster Bay line from Henry [this line conflicts with the Townsend Memorial and updates], Rufus Townsend's "Origination and Genealogy"; a Townsend Plan quilt
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Hezekiah's descendants went west and he is a link between them and the Oyster Bay line from Henry Townsend.
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The International Society for Genetic Genealogy whose "Mission is to advocate for and educate about the use of genetics as a tool for genealogical research and promote a supportive network for genetic genealogy." You can find information about this online organization of more than 1000 persons interested in genetic genealogy around the world. The Townsend DNA Project is a founding member and it is free to join. ISOGG's email address is ISOGG@yahoogroups.com
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Long-time TSA member and owner of Town's End Books, specializing in antiquarian books.
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Information for Long Island locations and families available via Drop Box, USB or CD with a subscription. Initial surname searches are available but not all events have sources.
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Myers/Townsend/McCune/Green, an Oyster Bay descent from Henry Townsend via Uriah Townsend, c 1767-1825, who was a brother of Hezekiah Townsend. The family migrated to Ohio and Michigan, then further west.
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The source for genealogical information for New York State.
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The society recently built a research center that has a library and archive, as well as an exhibition space. Periodically, they give walking tours of Oyster Bay.
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The Townsend home on W. Main St. in Oyster Bay.
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Descendant Tree for Gerardus Townsend.
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Townsends in politics.
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Derek Townshend's website which includes the Norfolk Townshends of all branches, Thomas Townsend of Lynn, MA, Derek's family who emigrated to Australia and New Zealand, as well as Canadian Townsends who settled on Prince Edward Island and at Park Corners, Nova Scotia.
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Tom Townsend's genealogy detailing his descent from Richard Townsend to the Cape May County, New Jersey family and then westwards.
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Society for the descendants of Capt. John Underhill and other Underhill families. They are located in the former Townsend Inn on W. Main Street in Oyster Bay near Raynham Hall.
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