Towne Family Association, Inc.


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A Special Opportunity For Descendants of the Witchcraft Hysteria!

A new play about Judge Nathaniel Saltonstall, the only judge to recuse himself from the Trials as a judge, will be presented at the historic Larcom Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts from October 17 to 27, 2019. Descendants of the hysteria have been invited by the producer, Patricia Jamison, to attend a special showing on October 20th, with a post-show conversation by Marilynne Roach and Rachel Christ. More information

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.

Please explore and enjoy the many public areas of our site. In order to gain access to our database, newsletter archive, and research on our English ancestors, you need to be a MEMBER of TFA. Click below for a membership form. When you join, you will be registered for a user account and gain full access to our website. Membership is open to all persons having ties to this Towne family through blood relationship, marriage, collateral lines, friendship or interest.


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