Mitt Romney

Ancestry of
Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts


    William Towne

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    • 12th Generation — 9th Great-grandfather of Mitt Romney
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 3910 
    • Birth Date:
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    • Christening Date:
    • 18 Mar 1598/1599 
    • Christening Location:
    • St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England 
    • Death Date:
    • ABT 1673 
    • Death Location:
    • Topsfield,Essex,MA 
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    • Marriage Date:
    • 25 Apr 1620 
    • Marriage Location:
    • St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England 
    • Notes: 
    • BIOGRAPHY: William and Joanna were the parents of three of the accused witches during the Salem witch trials in 1692, Rebecca Nurse, Mary Esty,and Sarah (Bridges) Cloyce. Rebecca and Mary were executed. Sarah barely escaped with her life.

      BIOGRAPHY: William's first six children were all baptized in the church of St. Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.

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  • Sources for William Towne

    • 1 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (New England Historic and Genealogical Society), Jan 1867, Vol. 21, Page 15, [Death].
    • 2 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (New England Historic and Genealogical Society), Jan 1867, Vol. 21, p. 16.
    • 5 Cutter, William Richard, ed., New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of . . . Third Series, Volume 1, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company (1915), 50.
    • 6 Davis, Walter Goodwin, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes, Portland, ME: Anthoensen Press (1959), 111, Hathi Trust Digital Library, [Christening].
    • 7 Davis, Walter Goodwin, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes, Portland, ME: Anthoensen Press (1959), 111, Hathi Trust Digital Library, [Death].
    • 8 Davis, Walter Goodwin, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes, Portland, ME: Anthoensen Press (1959), 111-113, 119, 125, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
    • 9 Davis, Walter Goodwin, The Ancestry of Lieut. Amos Towne, 1737-1793, of Arundel (Kennebunkport), Maine, Portland, ME: Southworth Press (1927), 21.
    • 10 Griffeth, Bill, By Faith Alone, Harmony Books, New York, 2007, Introduction pages.
    • 11 Hubbard, Edwin, Historical and Biographical Notes of the Family of Towne, Chicago, IL: Privately Printed (1878), 6.
    • 13 Roberts, Gary Boyd, Notable Kin, Volume 2, Santa Clarita, California: Carl Boyer, 3rd (1999), 83-84, 186.

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