William Towne

#14126, b. 2 February 1754, d. 27 December 1828

Relationship5th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
FatherJacob Towne b. 20 Oct 1720, d. 18 Oct 1755
MotherMary Campbell b. 11 Feb 1723/24, d. 11 Mar 1777

     Conflicting evidence states that he died on 1 December 1828 in New York, New York.1

Major Life Event

     William Towne was born on 2 February 1754 in Oxford, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.2,3 He married Mary Reynolds, daughter of Sacket Reynolds and Mary Jones, on 2 April 1787 in either the Congregational Chruch or at her Uncle Capt. Samuel Heacock's house, Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.4 William died on 27 December 1828 in New York, New York, at age 74.4

Children of William and Mary Reynolds

Narrative

     William grew up in Oxford and moved to Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut where he enlisted into the company commanded by Capt. Samuel Lockwood and Col. Lamb's Connecticut Regiment of Artillery for three years. He was discharged in 1780.4 Persion records relating to his Revoluntionary War Service are listed later.

     William worked as a stone mason for 20 years for George Mills at Stamford, until Mills moved to New York City in 1807. Pension records states that William brought up a large family in Stamford however not all of his children names have been discovered. Census records indicates that he 3 sons and 5 daughters. By the time of the 1820 U. S. Census William lived in Darien. By the fall of 1820, William moved his family to New York City to live with their son-in-law and daughter, Joseph and Elizabeth (Town) Jessup at 133 Christie St.1

William Town-Mary Town Pension Records as listed in the About Town Newsletter, W.315

Certificate:
     New York, from Connecticut, William Town of Stamford in the state of Connecticut who was a private in the artillery regiment commanded by Colonel Lamb of the Connecticut line, for the term of 3 years inscribed on the Roll of Connecticut at the rate of eight Dollars per month, to commence on the 30th of March 1818.
     Certificate of Pension issued the 21st of July 1819 and sent to Joseph Wood, Esqr., Stamford, Connecticut.

Declaration:
     William Town, of Stamford, Fairfield county, Connecticut testifies that in 1777 he enlisted into the company commanded by Capt. Samuel Lockwood and Col. Lamb's Regiment of Connecticut Troops. He was discharged 3 years later. Four days after his discharge, he was taken prisoner and his discharge papers were taken from him. He is 64 years of age.
     Jonathan Town of Greenwich, Fairfield, Conn., declares the he knows William Town and the he served 3 years in the Revolutionary war. Dated March 30, 1818.

Affidavit:
     Fairfield county, Connecticut, July 27, 1820, William Town, aged 66, resident of Darien, Fairfield county, Conn. Declares he enlisted in May 1777 into Col. Lamb's Regt. Of Artillery for 3 years, served out his time and was honorable discharged. He is a laborer. He has a wife, aged 57 years, a daughter Pollly aged 26 years and a son Salem, aged 12 years. He makes a declaration of property.

Application for transfer:
     State and City of New York, May 13, 1827. William Town requests that his pension be transferred to New York city; that he has lived in Stamford, Connecticut for about 40 years, but has removed to New York to live with his daughter.

Declaration:
     State, county and city of New York, Nov. 2, 1838:
Mary Town, resident of New York city, aged 73 years, 8 months makes declaration for a widow's pension. She is the widow of William Town wha was a sergeant; William Town died on December 27, 1828 in New York City. William Town entered the service at Greenwich, Conn. She was married to William town on April 2, 1778 at Stamford, Fairfield county, Connecticut at the Congregational Church.

Affidavit:
     Hannah Smith, aged 73, widow of Jacob Smith states that she resided in Stamford, Fairfield county, Connecticut from 1774 until 1800. William Town and Mary Reynolds, both of Stamford, were married at her Uncle Capt. Samuel Heacock;s (Mrs. Heacock was her aunt) the forepart of the year 1778.

Affidavit:
     George Mills, aged 75 years, 4 months, a native of Stamford, Fairfield county, Conn. states he resided there until 1807 when he came to New York City. He enlisted in 1777 until the forepart of 1780 into the Connecticut Regiment of Infantry. William Town enlisted at the same time. William Town was employed by Mills as a stone mason for 20 years. Town brought up a large family in Stamford, Conn. They lived in Stamford until the fall of 1820 when they moved to New York City. William Town died on December 1, 1828.

Letter:
     To Miss Zella Armstrong of Chattanooga, Tennessee of August 2, 1933. Re: William Town, W.31
     The data given below were obtained from the papers on file in the above noted claim for pension.
     While a resident of Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, William Town enlisted in May 1777 and served in Captains Samuel Lockwood's and William Steven's Companies, Colonel John Lamb's Artillery Regiment, his service terminating with the close of the war. He was allowed pension on his application executed March 30, 1818, while a resident of Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, aged sixty-four years. In July 1820, he was living in Darien, Fairfield Co., Conn. About 1821 he move from Conn. to New York to live with his daughter, her name not given. He died December 27, 1828 in New York City. Soldier married April 2, 1878 in Stamford, Connecticut, Mary Reynolds. They were then both residents of said Stamford and were married at the house of Captain Samuel Heacock. His widow, Mary Town, was allowed pension on her application executed Nov. 2, 1838 while a resident of New York, New York Co., New York, aged 74 years and 8 months. In 1843 and 1848, she was living in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tenn. In 1820 soldier's daughter, Polly was aged 26 years and his son, Salem was aged 12 years.

Letter:
     To Commissioner of Pensions, dated November 5, 1838. Mary Town encloses vouchers for William Town. William Town is deceased and she is his widow. Their address had been 133 Christie Street, New York City.

Letter:
From George Mills, dated Nov. 19, 1838, New York City.
     I wrote to you that Mary Town, Widow of William Town had gone from here to the State of Tennessee since which she has returned four days after she left here and says that she went in a wagon near forty miles on her journey and that her son that was going with her was taken sick on the road and could not proceed and she was abliged to return with him and now will not go to Tennessee. She now resides ata 1122 Eldridge Street, city of New York. Also signed by Mary Town, junior.

Declaration:
     Davidson County, Tennessee, May 8, 1843
Mary Town, aged 77 years makes declaration for pension. She is the widow of William Town who was a private of artillery under Capt. Lockwood.

Certificate:
     Tennessee, Nashville, Mary Town, widow of William Town, Col. Lamb, Connecticut, who served in the Revolutionary war as a private of artillery. Inscribed on the Roll at the rate of 100 Dollars per annum, to commence on the 4th day of March, 1848.
     Certificate of Pension issued the 23 day of January 1849 and sent to Smith…Nashville, Tennessee.

Statement:
     Davidson County, Tennessee, Sept. 6, 1848. Mary Town, resident of Nashville, aged 80 years states that she is the Widow of William Town, deceased.

Citations

  1. [S448] Newsletter, About Towne, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, June 2004, page 26.
  2. [S379] Letter, Anne Sloan to Paul E. Lawrence, August 9, 1999, charts and reports.
  3. [S448] Newsletter, About Towne, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, June 2004, page 24.
  4. [S448] Newsletter, About Towne, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, June 2004, page 25.
  5. [S448] Newsletter, About Towne, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, June 2004, page 24-25.

Mary Reynolds

#14127, b. 1 February 1763, d. 8 November 1850

Relationship5th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
FatherSacket Reynolds
MotherMary Jones

Major Life Event

     Mary Reynolds was born on 1 February 1763 in Greenwich, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.1 She married William Towne, son of Jacob Towne and Mary Campbell, on 2 April 1787 in either the Congregational Chruch or at her Uncle Capt. Samuel Heacock's house, Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.2 Mary died on 8 November 1850 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, at age 87.3 She was interred in Sloan family plot, Nashville City Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1

Children of Mary and William Towne

Citations

  1. [S448] Newsletter, About Towne, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, June 2004, page 26.
  2. [S448] Newsletter, About Towne, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, June 2004, page 25.
  3. [S379] Letter, Anne Sloan to Paul E. Lawrence, August 9, 1999, charts and reports.

Walter Roberts

#14128, b. 1526, d. 23 June 1580

Relationship11th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Ancestors of Robert Lawrence, immigrant to Virginia
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
FatherThomas Roberts Esq. b. 10 Jul 1494
MotherElizabeth Fremingham b. c 1502

Major Life Event

     Walter Roberts was born in 1526 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.1 He married first Katherine Fane, daughter of George Fane and Unknown Waller, on 22 January 1555.2,3 He married second Frances Maynard, daughter of John Maynard, before 1559.2,4 Walter died on 23 June 1580 in Cranbrook, Kent, England.1

Children of Walter and Katherine Fane

Children of Walter and Frances Maynard

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Thomas Roberts-Elizabeth Fremingham.
  2. [S404] The Harleian Society, Visitation of Kent 1619-1621, page 94.
  3. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Walter Roberts-Katherine Fane.
  4. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Walter Roberts-Frances Maynard.

Frances Maynard

#14129, b. 1537, d. February 1647/48

Relationship11th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Ancestors of Robert Lawrence, immigrant to Virginia
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
FatherJohn Maynard

Major Life Event

     Frances Maynard was born in 1537 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.1 She married first Walter Roberts, son of Thomas Roberts Esq. and Elizabeth Fremingham, before 1559.2,3 She married second William Bird, son of William Bird and Mirabell Rivett.1 Frances died in February 1647/48.1

Children of Frances and Walter Roberts

Family of Frances and William Bird

Citations

  1. [S348] World Family Tree, Vol. 4, Ed. 1, Tree #3186, Tree #3186.
  2. [S404] The Harleian Society, Visitation of Kent 1619-1621, page 94.
  3. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Walter Roberts-Frances Maynard.

Grisilde Roberts

#14130, b. 14 June 1574

Relationship10th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Ancestors of Robert Lawrence, immigrant to Virginia
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
FatherWalter Roberts b. 1526, d. 23 Jun 1580
MotherFrances Maynard b. 1537, d. Feb 1647/48

Major Life Event

     Grisilde Roberts was born on 14 June 1574 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.1 She married first Gervas Gibbon, son of Henry Gibbon.2,3 She married second Robert Poyntz after 1595.4

Children of Grisilde and Gervas Gibbon

Family of Grisilde and Robert Poyntz

Narrative

     Grisilde was also known as Grysell.

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Walter Roberts-Frances Maynard.
  2. [S630] Richard Mundy, Middlesex Pedigrees.
  3. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Gervas Gibbon-Grisilde Roberts.
  4. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Robert Pontz-Grisilde Roberts.

Gervas Gibbon

#14131, b. circa 1574, d. between 4 January 1595 and 10 April 1595

Relationship10th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Ancestors of Robert Lawrence, immigrant to Virginia
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
FatherHenry Gibbon

Major Life Event

     Gervas Gibbon was born circa 1574 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.1 He married Grisilde Roberts, daughter of Walter Roberts and Frances Maynard.2,1 Gervas died between 4 January 1595 and 10 April 1595.3

Children of Gervas and Grisilde Roberts

Narrative

     Gervas was also known as Jervas Gybbone.

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Gervas Gibbon-Grisilde Roberts.
  2. [S630] Richard Mundy, Middlesex Pedigrees.
  3. [S349] Henry F. Walters, Genealogial Gleanings in England, Will of Jarvis Gybbone, pages 1293, 1294.

Robert Poyntz

#14132, b. circa 1570

Major Life Event

     Robert Poyntz was born circa 1570.1 He married Grisilde Gibbon, daughter of Walter Roberts and Frances Maynard, after 1595.1

Family of Robert and Grisilde Roberts

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Robert Pontz-Grisilde Roberts.

Thomas Roberts Esq.1

#14133, b. 10 July 1494

Roberts
Arms. - Az. on a chev. ar. three mullets sa.
Crest. - An eagle, displayed, ar. gorged with a chaplet vert.
Relationship12th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Ancestors of Robert Lawrence, immigrant to Virginia
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
FatherWalter Roberts b. c 1438
MotherAlice Nayler b. c 1462

Major Life Event

     Thomas Roberts Esq. was born on 10 July 1494 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.2 He was christened on 21 September 1494.2 He married Elizabeth Fremingham, daughter of James Fremingham and Elizabeth Walworth.3,2 Thomas Roberts Esq. married Unknown Sackefeld.4

Family of Thomas and Unknown Sackefeld

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth Fremingham

Citations

  1. Of Glassenbury, Kent.
  2. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Thomas Roberts-Elizabeth Fremingham.
  3. [S404] The Harleian Society, Visitation of Kent 1619-1621, page 94.
  4. [S348] World Family Tree, Vol. 4, Ed. 1, Tree #3186, Tree #3186.

Elizabeth Fremingham

#14134, b. circa 1502

Relationship12th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Ancestors of Robert Lawrence, immigrant to Virginia
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
FatherJames Fremingham b. c 1470
MotherElizabeth Walworth b. c 1474

Major Life Event

     Elizabeth Fremingham was born circa 1502 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.1 She married Thomas Roberts Esq., son of Walter Roberts and Alice Nayler.2,3

Children of Elizabeth and Thomas Roberts Esq.

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, James Fremingham-Elizabeth Walworth.
  2. [S404] The Harleian Society, Visitation of Kent 1619-1621, page 94.
  3. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Thomas Roberts-Elizabeth Fremingham.

Katherine Fane

#14135, b. circa 1530, d. 11 January 1558

FatherGeorge Fane b. c 1500
MotherUnknown Waller

Major Life Event

     Katherine Fane was born circa 1530 in Badsell, Kent, England.1 She married Walter Roberts, son of Thomas Roberts Esq. and Elizabeth Fremingham, on 22 January 1555.2,1 Katherine died on 11 January 1558.1

Children of Katherine and Walter Roberts

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Walter Roberts-Katherine Fane.
  2. [S404] The Harleian Society, Visitation of Kent 1619-1621, page 94.

William Bird

#14136

FatherWilliam Bird
MotherMirabell Rivett

Major Life Event

     William Bird married Frances Roberts, daughter of John Maynard.1

Family of William and Frances Maynard

Citations

  1. [S348] World Family Tree, Vol. 4, Ed. 1, Tree #3186, Tree #3186.

Thomas Roberts

#14137, b. 1559, d. 20 February 1626/27

Relationship10th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherWalter Roberts b. 1526, d. 23 Jun 1580
MotherFrances Maynard b. 1537, d. Feb 1647/48

Major Life Event

     Thomas Roberts was born in 1559 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.1 He was christened on 2 February 1561 in Cranbrook, England.2 He married Frances James in 1584 in Dover, Staffordshire, England.2 Thomas died on 20 February 1626/27 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.1 He was interred on 23 February 1627 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.2

Family of Thomas and Frances James

Narrative

     Thomas was also known as [Sir] Thomas Roberts.

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Walter Roberts-Frances Maynard.
  2. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Thomas Roberts-Frances James.

Frances James

#14138, b. 1563, d. February 1647/48

Major Life Event

     Frances James was born in 1563 in Smarden, England.1 She married Thomas Roberts, son of Walter Roberts and Frances Maynard, in 1584 in Dover, Staffordshire, England.2 Frances died in February 1647/48 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.1

Family of Frances and Thomas Roberts

Citations

  1. [S348] World Family Tree, Vol. 4, Ed. 1, Tree #3186, Tree #3186.
  2. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Thomas Roberts-Frances James.

Eleanor Roberts

#14139, b. 10 August 1560

Relationship10th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherWalter Roberts b. 1526, d. 23 Jun 1580
MotherFrances Maynard b. 1537, d. Feb 1647/48

Major Life Event

     Eleanor Roberts was born on 10 August 1560 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.1 She married first Robert Philpott circa 1581.2 She married second Ellis Longford in 1582.

Family of Eleanor and Robert Philpott

Family of Eleanor and Ellis Longford

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Walter Roberts-Frances Maynard.
  2. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Robert Philpott-Eleanor Roberts.

Ellis Longford

#14140, b. 1558

Major Life Event

     Ellis Longford was born in 1558.1 He married Eleanor Philpott, daughter of Walter Roberts and Frances Maynard, in 1582.

Family of Ellis and Eleanor Roberts

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Ellis Longford-Eleanor Roberts.

Robert Philpott

#14141, b. circa 1556

Major Life Event

     Robert Philpott was born circa 1556.1 He married Eleanor Roberts, daughter of Walter Roberts and Frances Maynard, circa 1581.1

Family of Robert and Eleanor Roberts

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Robert Philpott-Eleanor Roberts.

Edward Roberts

#14142, b. 14 April 1563, d. 16 May 1635

Relationship10th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherWalter Roberts b. 1526, d. 23 Jun 1580
MotherFrances Maynard b. 1537, d. Feb 1647/48

Major Life Event

     Edward Roberts was born on 14 April 1563 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.1 He married Judith Birde in 1588 in England.2 Edward died on 16 May 1635 at age 72.1

Family of Edward and Judith Birde

Narrative

     Edward was also known as Edmond.

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Walter Roberts-Frances Maynard.
  2. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Edward Edmond Roberts-Judith Birde.

Judith Birde

#14143, b. 1565

Major Life Event

     Judith Birde was born in 1565 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.1 She married Edward Roberts, son of Walter Roberts and Frances Maynard, in 1588 in England.1

Family of Judith and Edward Roberts

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Edward Edmond Roberts-Judith Birde.

May Roberts

#14145, b. 30 December 1564

Relationship10th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherWalter Roberts b. 1526, d. 23 Jun 1580
MotherFrances Maynard b. 1537, d. Feb 1647/48

Major Life Event

     May Roberts was born on 30 December 1564 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.1 She married Thomas Henley in 1586 in Kent, England.2

Family of May and Thomas Henley

Narrative

     May was also known as Mary.

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Walter Roberts-Frances Maynard.
  2. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Thomas Henley-Mary Roberts.

Ann Roberts

#14146, b. 3 September 1565

Relationship10th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherWalter Roberts b. 1526, d. 23 Jun 1580
MotherFrances Maynard b. 1537, d. Feb 1647/48

Major Life Event

     Ann Roberts was born on 3 September 1565 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.1 She married Joseph Birchett in 1587.2

Family of Ann and Joseph Birchett

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Walter Roberts-Frances Maynard.
  2. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Joseph Birchett-Ann Roberts.

Joseph Birchett

#14147, b. 1563

Major Life Event

     Joseph Birchett was born in 1563 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.1 He married Ann Roberts, daughter of Walter Roberts and Frances Maynard, in 1587.1

Family of Joseph and Ann Roberts

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Joseph Birchett-Ann Roberts.

Thomas Henley

#14148, b. 1562

Major Life Event

     Thomas Henley was born in 1562.1 He married May Roberts, daughter of Walter Roberts and Frances Maynard, in 1586 in Kent, England.1

Family of Thomas and May Roberts

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Thomas Henley-Mary Roberts.

Francis Roberts

#14150, b. 18 November 1567, d. 1590

Relationship10th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherWalter Roberts b. 1526, d. 23 Jun 1580
MotherFrances Maynard b. 1537, d. Feb 1647/48

Major Life Event

     Francis Roberts was born on 18 November 1567 in Glassenbury, Kent, England.1 Francis died in 1590.1

Citations

  1. [S417] AFR, LDS, online http://www.familysearch.org, Walter Roberts-Frances Maynard.