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On the research conducted so far, it appears that my Townrow ancestors came from Campsea Ash in Suffolk. I have traced as far back as the 1500's and found the spelling of the surname Townrow appears as Townerawe. Although I cannot be entirely sure that Henry Townerawe is my ancestor due to a break in my findings from 1625 to 1750's. It does seem to be quite a coincidence that the christian name of Henry crops up in the family tree. Therefore although it has been added, until such time as it can be confirmed I have taken the Townrow ancestry from HENRY TOWNROW's marriage to Elizabeth Cone in 1751.
I have found that Henry Townerawe from the 1500's appeared to have at least three children, and possibly a fourth named Anthonye. Willm christened 9 September 1584 in Campsea Ash, Thomas christened 12 June 1586, Campsea Ash and Elizabeth christened 12 May 1588, Campsea Ash. These are from the parish records of Campsea Ash dated 1549 to 1775.
Anthonye Townerawe married Jone Smythe on 14 November 1603, Campsea Ash. They had at least two children, Elizabeth christened 11 August 1605, Campsea Ash and Henrye christened 4 January 1606. Unfortunately he also died in January 1606. Thomas Townerawe appeared to have married and had three children. I then found that the surname of Townerawe changed to the spelling of Townrow. This may have been due to whomever was entering the names in to the parish records. The three children located with Thomas as their father were Elizabeth christened 17 February 1621, Campsea Ash, Dorothie christened 20 February 1625, Campsea Ash and Katheryne also christened on 20 February 1625. Although there is no indication that these two girls were twins. On some occasions children born close together would be christened at the same time.
HENRY TOWNROW 1751