father:
mother:
Townshend, Roger [CEM]
born:
spouse: ?, Eleanor
     son: Townsend, John
livelihood: prosperous free tenant by the 1390s
spouse (2): ?, Matilda (as of 1406)
petitioned: chancellor over grazing rights, leading a group of tenants in 1413
conveyed: lands, tenements, pastures and sheep-folds to John in abt 1423
died: soon after mid-1435
buried: Parish church of South Rayham
father: Townshend, Roger
mother: ?, Eleanor
Townshend, John (? - 1466) [CEM]
born:
married: shortly before 1471
spouse: Gygges, Agnes
     son: Townsend, Roger
     daughter: Townsend, Catherine (? - 1465)
     daughter: Townsend, Joan
married: shortly before 1471
spouse (2): ?, Isabel
owned: two manors and other lands in Raynum
employed: four servants and one or more shepherds
died: 1465
father: Townsend, John
mother: Gygges, Agnes
Townshend, Sir Roger (? - 1493) [S1]
born: abt 1430
spouse: Lunsford, Eleanor
     child: Townsend, Sir Roger
     child: Townsend, Thomasine
     child: Townsend, Thomas
     child: Townsend, Anne
     child: Townsend, Elizabeth
     child: Townsend, Agnes
livelihood: prominent lawyer; the first Townsend 'gentleman'
appointed: Justice of the Common Fee, by King Richard III; 1484 [DWT]
knighted: by King Richard III; 1484
died: 1493
father (authenticated): Townshend, Sir Roger
father (apochryphal): Townshend, Roger
mother: Lunsford, Eleanor
Townsend, Sir Roger (bef 1474 - abt 1554)
born: bef 1474 in Testerton, Norfolk, England
spouse: de Brewse, Anne
     child: Townsend, Sir Roger
     child: Townsend, Sir Robert *
knighted: 1545
died: abt 1554
father (authenticated): Townshend, Sir Roger
father (apochryphal): Townshend, Roger
mother: Lunsford, Eleanor
Townsend, Thomasine (ancester of Queen Elizabeth II) [DWT]
born:
married: bef 12 Sep 1488
spouse: Wodehouse, Sir Thomas
     child: Wodehouse, Sir Roger
died: 1551
father: Wodehouse, Sir Thomas
mother: Townsend, Thomasine
Wodehouse, Sir Roger (ancester of Queen Elizabeth II) [DWT]
born:
married:
spouse: Radcliff, Elizabeth
     child: Wodehouse, Anne
knighted: by King Edward VI; 1548
died:
father: Townsend, Sir Roger
mother: de Brewse, Anne
Townsend, Sir Roger (abt 1508 - 1590) [S1]
born: abt 1508
spouse: Stanhope, Jane (? - 3 Jan 1618)
     child: Townsend, Sir John
knighted: 26 Jul 1588 in "Ark Royal"
died: 30 Jun 1590 in Newington, County Middlesex
buried: in St. Giles, Cripple-gate, London
father: Townsend, Sir Roger
mother: de Brewse, Anne
Townsend, Sir Robert (abt 1510 - 1556) [S1]
born: abt 1510
spouse: Poppe, Dame Alice
     child: Townsend, Thomas *
     child: Townsend, Robert (1535 - 1614)
     child: Townsend, Anne
     child: Townsend, Sir Henry (? - 1621)
     child: Townsend, Isaac
     child: Townsend, Roger
     child: Townsend, John
     child: Townsend, Amy
     child: Townsend, Eleanor
     child: Townsend, Thomasine
     child: Townsend, Bridget
knighted: by Henry VIII at Hampton Court in 1545
died: 8 Feb 1556
buried: in High Cancel of Ludlow Church, Salop, in an alter tomb [S44]
Heare Lieth the Bodyes of Syr Robert Townshend, Knight Justes of the Counsel in the Marches of Wales and Chester, and Dame Alice his Wife, Daughter and on of the Heyres of Robert Poppe Esquire, who have between them twelve children...
father: Poppe, Robert, Esquire
mother:
Poppe, Dame Alice [S1]
born:
spouse: Townsend, Sir Robert
     child: Townsend, Thomas *
     child: Townsend, Robert (1535 - 1614)
     child: Townsend, Anne
     child: Townsend, Sir Henry (? - 1621)
     child: Townsend, Isaac
     child: Townsend, Roger
     child: Townsend, John
     child: Townsend, Amy
     child: Townsend, Eleanor
     child: Townsend, Thomasine
     child: Townsend, Bridget
died:
buried: in High Cancel of Ludlow Church, Salop, in an alter tomb [S44]
father: Wodehouse, Sir Roger
mother: Radcliff, Elizabeth
Wodehouse, Anne (ancester of Queen Elizabeth II) [DWT]
born:
married:
spouse: Coningsby, ?
     child: Coningsby, Elizabeth
died:
father: Townsend, Sir Roger
mother: Stanhope, Jane
Townsend, Sir John (? - 1603)
born:
spouse: Bacon, Anne
     child: Townshend, Roger (1595 - 1 Jan 1636)
died: 2 Aug 1603 in duel on Hounslow Heath
father: Townsend, Sir Robert
mother: Poppe, Alice
Townsend, Thomas (1534- bef 1591) [S1]
born: 1534
married: 27 Jun 1558 in Beckenham, Kent, England
spouse: Periante, Lady Elizabeth
     child: Townsend, Roger (abt 5 Jul 1563 - 22 Jan 1572/73)
     child: Townsend, Thomas (abt 25 Sep 1566 - 2 Jan 1567)
     child: Townsend, Henry *
     child: Townsend, Elizabeth
entertained: Queen Elizabeth at Mergate Hall (his home) in 1578
married 2nd: abt 1581
spouse (2): d'Ogly, Anne
died: bef 12 Jun 1591
buried: abt 12 Jun 1591 in Bracon-Ash, Norfolk, England
father: Periante, George
mother: Sporne, Agnes
Periante, Lady Elizabeth (1558 - 1580) [MT]
born: 1536 in Suffolk, England
spouse 1st: Style, Sir Humphrey
spouse 2nd: Townsend, Thomas
married: 27 Jun 1558 in Beckenham, Kent, England
     child: Townsend, Roger (abt 5 Jul 1563 - 22 Jan 1572/73)
     child: Townsend, Thomas (abt 25 Sep 1566 - 2 Jan 1567)
     child: Townsend, Henry *
     child: Townsend, Elizabeth
religion Catholic despite the reformation
entertained: Queen Elizabeth at Mergate Hall (her home) in 1578
On the 16th we find the Queen dining with the “Lady Style” at Braconash, about six miles from Norwich. Lady Style was the “Lady Elizabeth Style” of the Braconash parish register, who was at this time wife of Thomas Townshend, a man of large possessions in the county of Norfolk. He appears to have kept considerable estate at Braconash, and to have lived on a scale of baronial hospitality. But Mr. Townshend was under suspicion. A cousin of his, who lived a few miles off, was actually a recusant, and was repeatedly fined for his offence; and though Thomas Townshend had himself conformed, his wife, “the Lady Style,” had refused to do so. This time the Queen’s host was spared, not so the guests. Nine of the neighboring gentry, who had presumably come to show their respect for their sovereign, but who hitherto had declined the oath from conscientious scruples, were forthwith arrested, as Rookwood had been, dragged to Norwich, and were either sent to jail or bound over under a bond of £200 a piece to keep to their lodgings in Norwich until further notice.
One generation of a Norfolk House: A Contribution to Elizabethan History
Augustus Jessopp, 1879
died: abt 30 Jun 1580 in Bracon-Ash, Norfolk, England
father: Coningsby, ?
mother: Wodehouse, Anne
Coningsby, Elizabeth (ancester of Queen Elizabeth II) [DWT]
born:
married:
spouse: Gawdy, Sir Francis
     child: Gawdy, Elizabeth
died:
father: Gawdy, Sir Francis
mother: Coningsby, Elizabeth
Gawdy, Elizabeth (ancester of Queen Elizabeth II) [DWT]
born:
married:
spouse: Hatton, Sir William
     child: Hatton, Frances
died:
father: Townsend, Thomas
mother: Periante, Lady Elizabeth
Townsend, Henry (1568 - 1625) [S1, S2]
born: 22 May 1568 in Bracon-Ash, Norfolk, England
christened: May 1568
married:
spouse:
     child: Townsend, Alice (abt 12 May 1583 - ?) [MT]
     child: Townsend, Mary (abt 17 Nov 1586 - 1624) [MT]
married 2nd: 5 Nov 1590 in St. John Zacharis Church, London, England
spouse: Forthe, Margaret
     child: Townsend, Robert
     child: Townsend, Arthur (abt 16 Nov 1593 - ?)
     child: Townsend, Thomas *
     child: Townsend, Elizabeth
married 3rd:
spouse: Calthorpe, Anne [MT]
died: bef 22 Aug 1625
buried: 22 Aug 1625 in Gedding, County Suffolk
father: Calthorpe, Bertram
mother: Tichbourne, Margaret
Calthorpe, Anne [MT]
born:
married:
spouse: Townsend, Henry
died: abt 4 Oct 1629 in Intwood, Norfolk, England [MT]
father: Forth, Robert [MT]
mother: Box, Martha
Forthe, Margaret (abt 1570 - abt 1596) [S44]
born:
married: 5 Nov 1590 in St. John Zacharies, London, England
spouse: Townsend, Henry
     child: Townsend, Robert
     child: Townsend, Thomas *
     child: Townsend, Elizabeth
died: bef 23 Jun 1596 in Braconash, Norfolk, England [MT]
father: Townsend, Thomas
mother: Periante, Lady Elizabeth
Townsend, Elizabeth
born: 1577 in Tenterton, Kent, England
married:
spouse: Ballard, Henry
married 2nd:
spouse: Ballard, Philip
died: in Southwell, Notts, England
father: Hatton, Sir William
mother: Gawdy, Elizabeth
Hatton, Frances (ancester of Queen Elizabeth II) [DWT]
born: 1590
married:
spouse: Rich, Robert, 2nd Earl of Warwick
     child: Rich, Robert, 3rd Earl of Warwick
died: 1623
father: Townsend, Henry
mother: Forthe, Margaret
Townsend, Robert (abt 1591 - ?) [MT]
born: abt 8 Jun 1591 Braconash, Norfolk, England
married: 20 Feb 1614/15 in St. Edmund's Church, Norwich, England
spouse: Kirstick, Margaret
died:
father: Townsend, Henry
mother: Forthe, Margaret
Townsend, Elizabeth (abt 1603 - ?) [S44]
born: abt 1603
died:

father: Rich, Robert, 2nd Earl of Warwick
mother: Hatton, Frances
Rich, Robert, 3rd Earl of Warwick (ancester of Queen Elizabeth II) [DWT]
born: 1611
married:
spouse:
     child: Rich, Lady Essex
died: 1659
father: Rich, Robert, 3rd Earl of Warwick
mother:
Rich, Lady Essex (ancester of Queen Elizabeth II) [DWT]
born: 1652
married:
spouse: Finch, Daniel, Earl of Nottingham
     child: Finch, Lady Mary
died: 1684
father: Finch, Daniel, Earl of Nottingham
mother: Rich, Lady Essex
Finch, Lady Mary (ancester of Queen Elizabeth II) [DWT]
born: 1677
married:
spouse: William, 2nd Marquess of Halifax
     child: Savile, Lady Dorothy
died: 1718
father: William, 2nd Marquess of Halifax
mother: Finch, Lady Mary
Savile, Lady Dorothy (ancester of Queen Elizabeth II) [DWT]
born:
married:
spouse: Boyle, Richard, 3rd Earl of Burlington
     child: Boyle, Lady Charlotte
died:
father: Boyle, Richard, 3rd Earl of Burlington
mother: Savile, Lady Dorothy
Boyle, Lady Charlotte (ancester of Queen Elizabeth II) [DWT]
born:
married:
spouse: Cavendish, William, 4th Duke of Devonshire, K.G.
     child: Cavendish, Lady Dorothy
died: 1754
father: Cavendish, William, 4th Duke of Devonshire, K.G.
mother: Boyle, Lady Charlotte
Cavendish, Lady Dorothy (ancester of Queen Elizabeth II) [DWT]
born:
married: 1766
spouse: William, 3rd Duke of Portland, K.G.
     child: Cavendish-Bentinck, Lord William
died: 1794
father: William, 3rd Duke of Portland, K.G.
mother: Cavendish, Lady Dorothy
Cavendish-Bentinck, Lord William Charles (ancester of Queen Elizabeth II) [DWT]
born:
married: 1816
spouse: Wellesley, Anne
     child: Cavendish-Bentinck, Rev. Charles William
died: 1826
father: Cavendish-Bentinck, Lord William Charles
mother: Wellesley, Anne
Cavendish-Bentinck, Rev. Charles William (ancester of Queen Elizabeth II) [DWT]
born: 1817
married:
spouse: Burnaby, Caroline
     child: Cavendish-Bentinck, Nina Cecilia
died: 1865
father: Cavendish-Bentinck, Rev. Charles William
mother: Burnaby, Caroline
Cavendish-Bentinck, Nina Cecilia (ancester of Queen Elizabeth II) [DWT]
born: 1862
married:
spouse: Bowes-Lyon, Claude, 14th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, K.G., K.T.
     child: Cavendish-Bentinck, Queen Elizabeth
died: 1938
father: Bowes-Lyon, Claude, 14th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, K.G., K.T.
mother: Cavendish-Bentinck, Nina Cecilia
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother [DWT]
born: 1900
married:
spouse: King George VI
     child: Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain
died:

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