Joseph Towne

Male Bef 1639 - 1713  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Joseph Towne 
    Born Bef 3 Sep 1639  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 3 Sep 1648  [1
    Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA 
    _FGLINK https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64229171 
    _FGRAVE 64229171 
    _UID 981605F8776347A2BC24A80EF17C47AC6479 
    Died 21 Feb 1713  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I50452  Wyman
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2019 

    Father William Towne Click to preview: William Towne,   b. Bef 18 Mar 1599, St. Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth, , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Apr 1673, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Joanna Blessing Click to preview: Joanna Blessing,   b. 1595, Holy Trinity Church Caister-On-Sea, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1682, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1620  St. Nicholas Parish Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth, , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    • The marriage record in in the Norfolk Record Office, Norwich, letter of 29 July 1988, from Paul Rutledge, County Archivist to J. F. Roome. About Towne pg. 66 December 2001. "On 25 April 1620, in the same church, Joanna Blessing, was married to William Towne."
      "The Descendants of William Towne Copied from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. XX, pg. 167. Page 13 "In this church, founded in A.D. 1123, dedicated to St. Nicholas in 1251, and still retaining the anem, were married, March 25, 1620, William Towne and Joanna Besssing, and here their first six children were baptized."
    Family ID F18185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phebe Perkins Click to preview: Phebe Perkins,   b. 1644, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1680, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 1663 
    • "About Towne" Newsletter Dec. 2001 Pg. 67 "On the occasion of the marriage of his son, Joseph Towne to Phebe Perkins, daughter of Deacon Thomas Perkins and Phoebe Gould, in 1663, William Towne deeded two-thirds of his real property to Joseph, with he and Joanna retaining rights to remain on the farm until their deaths. (EQV IV, pp 293-295, Topsfield).

      "Phebe Perkins married Joseph Towne, son of William and Joanna (Blessing) Towne about 1665." "English Origin of Six Early Colonists" by the name of Perkins" by Paula Perkins Mortensen pg. 24 The Mark Towne web site: http//www.myfamilyhistory.com/Towne/ has Joseph married Phoebe Perkins in 1663 in Topsfield, MA.

      Did not find marriage under vital records in Topsfield, MA.
    Alt. Marriage Between 1663 and 1665  [9, 10
    Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, USA 
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F18085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 3 Sep 1639 - Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1713 - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "After arriving in Salem, they (William and Joanna Blessing) had two more children, Sarah who had to be born circa 1636/7 and the youngest child, Joseph, born in 1639. Both were baptized on 3 Sep 1648 in the Salem Meeting House. In 1660, Joseph made an oath in a court case that he was age 21 (Essex Files 2:205) "About Towne Newsletter" Dec. 2001 pg. 66

      Joseph is the brother of Mary Easty (hung as witch), Rebecca Nurse (hung as a witch), Edmund Brown, Sarah accused of being a witch but was released before she was hung and others of the Towne family. There are several off spring of Joanna Blessing and William Towne affected by the Salem Witch Hysteria. William Towne the son of Edmund Towne married Margaret who was the wife of John Willard who was hung.

      Phebe Perkins married Joseph Towne, son of William and Joanna (Blessing) Towne about 1665. He was baptized 3 September 1648 in Salem, MA, and died about 1713 in Topsfield.

      My line goes from Joseph Towne to John Town and John Town Jr. to William Town who marries Catherine Waite to Sally Town who married Timothy Richardson.

      Could not find Vital Record of Death in Topsfield Vital Records.

      This is from Mark Towne web site: http://www.myfamilyhistory.com/Towne/
      9. Joseph Towne (William ) was born in 1639 in Salem, MA. He died in 1713 in Topsfield, MA.

      Joseph married Phoebe Perkins in 1663 in Topsfield, MA.

      They had the following children:

      + 52 F i Susannah Towne was born on 24 Dec 1671 and died on 13 Sep 1766.
      + 53 M ii Joseph Towne was born on 22 Mar 1672/1673 and died on 28 May 1757.
      54 F iii Phoebe Towne was born on 4 May 1666 in Topsfield, MA. She died on 3 Jan 1667/1668 in Topsfield, MA.
      + 55 F iv Joanna Towne was born on 22 Jan 1666/1667 and died in 1736.
      56 F v Mary Towne was born on 27 Mar 1670 in Topsfield, MA.
      57 F vi Sarah Towne was born on 30 Dec 1675 in Topsfield, MA. She died on 1 Nov 1760.
      + 58 M vii John Towne was born on 20 Feb 1676/1677 and died on 28 Mar 1714.
      59 F viii Martha Towne was born on 19 May 1680 in Topsfield, MA.
      Martha married Iaac Leach.
      60 F ix Phoebe Towne was born on 23 Jul 1685.
      Phoebe married Unknown Newhall. Unknown died on 10 Jun 1736.

      Looked up vital records for Joseph Towne Death and Phebe Perkins and marriage and did not find any facts under Topsfield Vital Records.

      In the book "English Origin of Six Early Colonists by the Name of Perkins" by Paula Mortensen on page 24 indicates that all of Joseph and Phebe Perkins children were born in Topsfield.

      The book, "Descendants of William Town" by Edmund Eugene Towne on page 22 has: "Joseph b. about 1639. m. Phebe Perkins, dau. of Thomas Perkins, of Topsfield. Removed from Salem to Topsfield March 22, 16990. Was a member of the church, and d. 1713. aged seventy-four. Their children, all b. at Topsfield."

  • Sources 
    1. [S564] About Towne Newsletter March 2002, Page 8 (Reliability: 3).
      Sarah and Joseph baptised Sept. 3, 1648 in Salem, Massachusetts.

    2. [S556] About Towne Newsletter Vol. XXI No. 4, December 2001 pages 61, 64-67, Page 66 (Reliability: 3).
      After arriving in Salem, they had two more children, Sarah who had to be born circa 1636/7 and the youngest child, Joseph, born in 1639. Both were baptized on 3 Sep 1648 in the Salem Meeting House. In 1660, Joseph made oath in a court case that he was age 21 (Essex Files 2: 205).

    3. [S519] English Origin of Six Early Colonists by the Name of Perkins, Paula Perkins, (Name: Perkins Mortensen Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, MD 1998;), Page 24 (Reliability: 3).
      Joseph Towne, son of William and Joanna (Blessing) Towne was baptized 3 September 1648 in Salem, MA.

    4. [S549] Vital Records Topsfield Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 Vol. 1, (Name: Published by the Topsfield Historical Society Topsfield, Mass. 1903;), F74T6T6., Page 251 (Reliability: 3).
      TOWN, Joseph, sr. ______, 1713. (between Oct. 24, 1712 and Feb. 10, 1713.)

    5. [S519] English Origin of Six Early Colonists by the Name of Perkins, Paula Perkins, (Name: Perkins Mortensen Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, MD 1998;), Page 24 (Reliability: 3).
      Joseph Towne died about 1713 in Topsfield.

    6. [S556] About Towne Newsletter Vol. XXI No. 4, December 2001 pages 61, 64-67, Pge 66 (Reliability: 3).
      "On 25 Apr 1620, in the same church, (St. Nicholas Church at Great Yarmouth, England), Joanna Blessing, was married to William Towne (Norfolk Record Office, Norwich, England)

    7. [S558] St. Nicholas Parish Church Register, (Location: Norfolk Record Office;) (Reliability: 3).
      On 25 Apr 1620, in the same church, (St. Nicholas Church at Great Yarmouth, England), Joanna Blessing, was married to William Towne (Norfolk Record Office, Norwich, England)

    8. [S559] Great Yarmouth Parish Registers, Documents at Norfolk Record Office in Norwich, Norfolk, Eng land Reference (Reliability: 3).
      : PO 28/1 Great Yarmouth Burial Susan Towne PD 28/1 Great Yarmouth Baptisms William, Rebecca John Susan Edmund Jacob and Mary all with last name TOWNE Great Yarmouth Marriage William Towne and Joanna Blessing All at St. Nicholas Parish Church

    9. [S556] About Towne Newsletter Vol. XXI No. 4, December 2001 pages 61, 64-67, Page 67 (Reliability: 3).
      About Towne" Newsletter Dec. 2001 Pg. 67 "On the occasion of the marriage of his son, Joseph Towne to Phebe Perkins, daughter of Deacon Thomas Perkins and Phoebe Gould, in 1663, William Towne deeded two-thirds of his real property to Joseph, with he and Joanna retaining rights to remain on the farm until their deaths.

    10. [S519] English Origin of Six Early Colonists by the Name of Perkins, Paula Perkins, (Name: Perkins Mortensen Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, MD 1998;), Pgae 24 (Reliability: 3).
      "Phebe Perkins was born about 1644 in Topsfield, MA, and died there, after 1680. She married Joseph Towne, son of William and Joanna (Blessing) Towne about 1665.