St. Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

Welcome and please join us in Topsfield, MA August 7-11, 2014!

Welcome to the Towne Family Association, Inc. site, dedicated to the descendants of William Towne and Joanna Blessing who were married at St. Nicholas Church on April 25, 1620. Six of their children, Rebecca, John, Susan, Edmund, Jacob, and Mary were baptized there. After emigrating to Salem MA, two additional children, Joseph and Sarah were born. Rebecca (Nurse), Mary (Esty) and Sarah (Bridges Cloyse) were victims of the witchcraft hysteria of 1692. A plaque commemorating this family, donated by TFA hangs in St. Nicholas Church. On September 4-12, 2012, TFA members toured ancestral sites in England and held our 32nd annual meeting in the church itself. This year, members will be meeting in Topsfield, MA. Not a member but curious about TFA? Come join us. Click the Reunions and Meetings button to the right for more information or Click here for hotel information and registration form.

User accounts which provide access to our database and newlsetter archive are available for members of TFA only. Click below if you would like to join!


Feature Articles

feature 1 All About TFA, Inc. A little bit of everything: Learn who is who and how to contact us. Visit our Genealogy Corner. JOIN or RENEW: Renewals for 2014 were due December 31, 2013. New or returning members are welcome at any time.

feature 2 Newsletter Members may read the JUNE issue of our quarterly newsletter, About Towne which includes registration information and forms for our August reunion in Topsfield, MA. Members also may access our newsletter archive which contains all past issues. Non-members are welcome to search the Subject and People Index, updated for 2012.

feature 3 Reunions and Meetings The Topsfield reunion deadline (JUNE 15) is rapdily approaching! View an updated "Preview" here. You will also find a link to the registration form and hotel information. Send your registration form to Catherine Kauffman by JUNE 15 to avoid disappointment. We are looking forward to a wonderful get together! Also,be sure to check out details for the 2nd annual Northwest regional meeting which will be held in Vancouver, WA on July 19. Note especially the new, earlier gathering time.

feature 4 DNA Project William Towne's Y-DNA legacy is passed down almost identically through every one of his exclusively-male lines. Are you a male Towne? Or Town/Towns/Tune/etc??? Confirm your lineage and help us map out William's Y-DNA tree!

Contact Us

email imageIf you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you. To access our database and newsletter archive, TFA membership is needed. Join now for full access to our site.