Exciting news! The Clayes House which went up for auction Friday, October 23rd, was sold back to the bank at over $800,000, effectively freeing it up to be donated to the preservation group. To read more about this sale, go to the Sarah Clayes house website
TFA is going to England again! Click for full color brochure!
2017 England Tour Information
Act quickly - at last count only 3 seats remain!
Hintlesham Map Project
An exciting opportunity to take part in the preservation of a piece of our history! Of particular interest to the Estey branch, but a wonderful find for us all.
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. Plans are underway for another visit in 2017.
Before you can register for a USER ACCOUNT which provides access to our database, newlsetter archive,and research on our English ancestors, you need to be a member of TFA. Click below if you would like to join! If you are already a member, remember to renew by December 31, 2015. Once you have joined you may register for a user account to gain full access to out website.