Lafferty/Briggs Genealogy
Home Alphabetical Family Tree Search Maps Chronology of Events Contact Us

See Susannah TOWNE in the Family Tree
Find Another Individual
 
Susannah TOWNE  

Born: 20 OCT 1605 in St. Nicholas, Great Yarnouth, England
Died:
Buried:

Children With Thomas HAYWARD, Married: ABT 1626 in Aylesford, Kent, England
Thomas HAYWARD Born: ABT 1623
Aylesford, Kent, England
Died: 15 AUG 1698
Elizabeth HAYWARD Born: ABT 1626
England
Died: BEF 1705
John HAYWARD Born: 1628
England
Died: 7 DEC 1710
Bridgewater, Plymouth Co. MA
Susannah HAYWARD Born: ABT 1630
Aylesford, Kent, England
Died: BEF 1705
Martha HAYWARD Born: ABT 1633
Died: BEF 15 OCT 1701
Nathaniel HAYWARD Born: 1640
Bridgewater, Plymouth Co. MA
Died: 1681
Bridgewater, Plymouth Co. MA
Joseph HAYWARD Born: ABT 1642
Bridgewater, Plymouth Co. MA
Died: 20 JUN 1718
Bridgewater, Plymouth Co. MA
Mary HAYWARD Born: 1644
Died: AFT MAY 1705
Elisha HAYWARD Born: ABT 1646
Died: BEF 12 MAY 1713
 
Notes: Notes for Susannah Towne:
Susannah Towne
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Susanna (Towne) Hayward was not a daughter of William and Joanna (Blessing) Towne of Topsfield. She is incorrectly listed as such on several genealogical website. William and Joanna did have a daughter named Susan(nah) Towne who was baptized 26 Oct 1625 at the St. Nicholas parish church in Great Yarmouth, Co. Norfolk, England, however she was very likely the Susannah Towne was was buried there 29 Jul 1630. Furthermore, there is no mention of William and Joanna`s daughter Susanna after the family immigrated from England to Massachusetts and she is not named among the heirs of William Towne in the division of his estate.

The Susanna Towne who married Thomas Hayward was born prior to 1607 in England and was a sister of the William Towne who was a resident of Cambridge, MA in 1635 (this William Towne was not the same man as the William Towne of Topsfield). She was possibly the daughter of Peter Towne of Aylesford, England. In about 1622 Susanna married Thomas Hayward in Aylesford, Co. Kent, England. Susanna`s relationship to the William Towne of Cambridge is substantiated by the fact that Peter Towne, only son of William Towne of Cambridge, MA, died childless in 1705 and left his estate to his first cousins who were the five living children of Susanna (Towne) Hayward as of that date.

It is possible that Susanna and William were the children of Thomas Towne and Elizabeth Hayward m. at Tonbridge, Kent, England on May 29, 1604. There is also a George Towne of Maidstone, Kent, who had a son William b. 1604.

Thomas Hayward was born about 1597 and died Abt. 1678 of Bridgewater.
Thomas Hayward came to Boston in the William and Francis on June 5, 1632. He then returned to Aylesford, England and returned later with his wife and children. (About Towne, Vol. XXII No. 2 June 2002)

"Thomas HAYWARD, tailor, of Aylesford, England, with wife Susannah and 5 children (Thomas, John, Elizabeth, Martha and Susan) on the ship Hercules March 14, 1634. Settled at Cambridge; proprietor 1635-6. Rem. to Duxbury, propr. and purchased 5 Nov 1638. In court 1644. From. 1 Jun 1647. Rem. to Bridgewater. Will dated 29 Jun 1678; yeoman, Sen.; beq. to sons Elisha and Joseph and gr. ch. Joseph." ( Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts, p. 224)

Thomas Hayward came from England in the same vessel with John Ames and settled in Duxbury before 1638: was an original proprietor, and among the earliest and eldest of the settlers of Bridgewater; he d. 1781: his will dated 1678: no wife living." (Mitchell, Hist. of Bridgewater, MA p 176.) The LDS ancestral file indicates that he m. Susannah, daughter of William Towne but there is a question of any evidence that Susannah Towne was ever in New England. Walter Goodwin Davis has stated that Susannah Towne died without issue.
"Susanna (Towne) Hayward was not a daughter of William and Joanna (Blessing) Towne of Topsfield. She is incorrectly listed as such on several genealogical websites based on what I can only surmise to be careless assumption. William and Joanna did have a daughter named Susan(nah) Towne who was baptized 26 Oct 1625 at the St. Nicholas parish church in Great Yarmouth, Co. Norfolk, England, however she was very likely the Susannah Towne, "a girl," who was buried there 29 Jul 1630. Furthermore, there is no mention of William and Joanna`s daughter Susanna after the family immigrated from England to Massachusetts and she is not named among
the heirs of William Towne in the division of his estate.

The Susanna Towne who married Thomas Hayward was born about 1601 in England and was a sister of the William Towne who was a resident of Cambridge, MA in 1635 (this William Towne was not the same man as the William Towne of Topsfield). She was possibly the daughter of Peter Towne of Aylesford, England. In about 1622 Susanna married Thomas Hayward in Aylesford, Co. Kent, England. Susanna`s relationship to the William Towne of Cambridge is substantiated by the fact that Peter Towne, only son of William Towne of Cambridge, MA, died childless in 1705 and left his estate to his first cousins who were the five living children of Susanna (Towne) Hayward as of that date."

The Susannah Towne who married Thomas Hayward was, therefore, a distinctly separate individual from the Susannah Towne who was the daughter of William and Joanna (Blessing) Towne.
*******************
 
Susannah TOWNE
20 OCT 1605 -

-

-



-

-

-

-






-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-


Sources

  Home |  Alphabetical List |  Family Tree |  Search |  Chronology |  Admin |  Contact Us
 Copyright © Eloise Lafferty. All rights reserved.