Radulph/Ralph/Raoul (7) de Tosny

(1255 - before 29 July 1295)
     Radulph/Ralph/Raoul (7) de Tosny was born in 1255. He was the son of Roger de Tosny and Alice de Bohun.
     Radulph/Ralph/Raoul died before 29 July 1295.

Radulph/Ralph/Raoul de Tosny

(between 915 and 920 - after May 991)
     Radulph/Ralph/Raoul de Tosny was also known as Ralph/Radulph (1) in records. He was born between 915 and 920 in Tosny, France. His brother was Hugo, archbishop of Rouen (942 - 10 Nov 1989). He became Seigneur of Tosny after 942. He was the son of Hugues Calvacamp.
     Radulph/Ralph/Raoul died after May 991.

Children of Radulph/Ralph/Raoul de Tosny

Ralph de Tosny

     Ralph de Tosny was the son of Radulph/Ralph/Raoul (6) de Tosny and Pernel de Lacy.

Robert de Tosny

( - 1088?)
     The early Belvoir families: The first Lord of Belvoir ... was Robert de Todeni or Tosny (ob. 1088). There are doubts concerning his place in the Tosny family, but it is probable that he was the brother' of Roger 1 de Tosny (ob.c. 1039), truly the Hereditary Standard Bearer of Normandy whose eldest son, Ralph III de Tosny, Lord of Conches and Seigneur d'Acquigny (ob. 1102), was founder of the great Tony line of Anglo-Norman barons. There is no doubt, however, that Robert was grandfather of Cecily of Belvoir, who carried the great Belvoir fee to her husband, William d'Aubigne (Brito) and their progeny 2 . From this marriage came the Breton Lords of Belvoir, the Earls and Dukes of Rutland, and also the Lords of Daubeney of South Petherton and the Earls of Bridgwater'. Robert's other grand-daughter, Cecily's sister Maud, married William d'Aubigny (now St. Martin d'Aubigny) known as Pincerna, distinguishing him from his sister-in-law's husband Brito; the issue of this marriage became the Albini or Aubigny Earls of Arundel & Sussex'.
Much confusion in the early history of Belvoir arose from the identical naming of Robert's son, William, second Lord of Belvoir, and the Breton Williams who succeeded after Adeliza, Robert's daughter. A perhaps greater confusion, however, followed from the unusual coincidence of the two grand-daughters marrying men from towns with similar names but of different regions. Even the Victorian County History of Bedfordshire gave Joan d'Albini of Cainhoe (ob. 13 10) the escutcheon of the Daubeneys of South Petherton, originating from the Montsorel arms of the Breton Aubigne family, even though she is now clearly seen to be of the Contentin family of Aubigny'.
The first definitive account of the family and pedigree of Robert of Belvoir, correcting the flawed attempts of Dugdale, Nichols, Burke and others, was that of the eminent scholar and genealogist, J. H. Round'. In 1914 Dr Farrer expanded Round's pedigree 6 but neither Round nor Farrer included both daughters of Adeliza de Tosny and Roger Bigod in their family tree charts. It was left to the late Sir Anthony Wagner, Garter King of Arms, to present clearly the link of the Aubignys of the Contentin with the Aubignes of Brittany through the two Bigod grand-daughters of Robert of Belvoir'.
The descent of the Aubigny Earls of Arundel from the marriage of Maud and William d'Aubigny (Pincerna) has been fully presented by the Complete Peerage and Lewis Loyd 4,5, but the descendants of Cecily still present a complex and difficult problem. A great deal of research by C. W. Watson went into the preparation of the Daubeney monograph of the Complete Peerage, which is now being revised. Even so, there were a number of complexities unresolved and the monograph passed very lightly over the Daubeney family of the 12th and early 13th centuries; this is unfortunate, for more than one of the family, receiving mention only, played a significant part in history, not least Philip 1 d'Aubigne who was a great man of his day, serving three successive kings of England with distinction. Watson dealt not at all with the Lords of Belvoir and gave little indication of the close ties between them and the Daubeneys.
     For further information on the origins of this family see: http://www.umich.edu/~bobwolfe/gentxt/Origin_and_early_generations_of_the_Tosny_family.pdf. Robert de Tosny was the son of Radulph/Ralph/Raoul (2) de Tosny. Robert de Tosny was also known as de Todeni in records.
     Robert de Tosny married Adelais.
     Robert died in 1088?. His sarcophogus rests at the north-west end of the chapel of Belvoir Castle, co. Rutland. Other sources suggest 1093 as his death date.

Children of Robert de Tosny and Adelais

Roger (3) de Tosny

(circa 1104 - after 29 September 1158)
     Roger (3) de Tosny was born circa 1104. He was the son of Radulph/Ralph/Raoul (4) de Tosny and Adeliza/Alicia Lady of Walthamstow.
     Roger (3) de Tosny married Gertrude/Ida de Hainult before 9 August 1138.
     Roger died after 29 September 1158.

Roger de Tosny

(29 September 1235 - before 12 May 1264)
     Roger de Tosny was born on 29 September 1235. He was the son of Radulph/Ralph/Raoul (6) de Tosny and Pernel de Lacy.
     Roger de Tosny married Alice de Bohun before 23 June 1239. He seems too young for this marriage.
     Roger died before 12 May 1264. He was living 10 June 1263?.

Children of Roger de Tosny and Alice de Bohun

Roger de Tosny

( - circa 1040)
     Roger de Tosny was the son of Radulph/Ralph/Raoul de Tosny.
     Roger died circa 1040.

Roger de Tosny de Conches (4)

(circa 1160 - after 29 December 1208)
     Roger de Tosny de Conches (4) was born circa 1160. He was the son of Radulph/Ralph/Raoul (5) de Tosny and Marguerite de Beaumont.
     Roger de Tosny de Conches (4) married Constance de Beaumont before 22 September 1199.
     Roger died after 29 December 1208.

Child of Roger de Tosny de Conches (4) and Constance de Beaumont

Roger de Tosny the Spaniard

(between 985 and 995 - )
     Roger de Tosny the Spaniard was buried in St Pierre de Castillon Abbey, Conches, France.
     Roger de Tosny the Spaniard married Godehildus/Gotelina de Unknown. Roger de Tosny the Spaniard was born between 985 and 995. He was the son of Radulph/Ralph/Raoul (2) de Tosny.

Child of Roger de Tosny the Spaniard and Godehildus/Gotelina de Unknown

Wiliam de Tosny Lord of Belvoir

( - after 1100)
     Wiliam de Tosny Lord of Belvoir was the son of Robert de Tosny and Adelais.
     Wiliam died after 1100.

Margaret Tothby

(circa 1340 - )
     A R Maddison wrote in Lincs pedigrees....
Towthby or Tothby is a small manor in the parish of Alford. From the pedigree in Vis. of 1592, it appears that the original name of the family Ryther. On the 18 July 1396, a royal licence was granted for a chauntry in Alford church. Sir William de Ryther pad xx marks to the King, who granted power to Sir Philip le Despencer, Knt, Henry Malbysshe, parson of Willoughby, Robert Cumberworth, and others, to assign a rent of cxiiis, iiijd, out of the manors of Towthby and Rigsby or a chaplain to say mass for the soul of John de Towthby, Knt. The manor of Towthby being worth x marks a year, and held of the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln, Sir Thomas Colepeper, Knt., the heirs of Walter de Touthby, Knt, his son Robert and his wife Joan, and for the good estate of Sir William Ryther, Knt., nephew and heir of the said Sir John de Touthby, Knt, of Johan his wife and other children of Ailianore, late wife of the said Sir John de Touthby, Knt.
The Rythers assumed the name of Towthby, and the first name given in the Visitation pedigree is, "Thomas Towthby, alias Ryther: In a MS in the library of Lincoln Cathedral, containing "Statuta et placita antiqua" is a conveyance of tenements in the parish of St George, Lincoln, from William son of the Gilbert de Toutheby, Knt, to his uncle William, son of William de Braytoft, Knt, dated Thursday next after the feast of Pope Gregory, 17 Edw III. In the same MS is given part of the will of Sir Gilbert de Toutheby, which was proved on Monday next after the feast of St Chad, 3rd Edw II. In it, he leaves his house in "ffletestret in suburbis Lincoln et London" to his sons William, John, Robert and Gilbert de Toutheby. To his daughter Margaret CC marks "de exitibus custodia: de Billesby et marum". He leaves his wife Johanna cxx, along with Thomas, rector of Tetford, and Ranulph de Saleby, rector of Grenford. Possibly the Sir John de Towthby, for whose soul the chauntry in 1396 was founded, was his son. On the 20 November 1399, a license was granted by the Bishop of Lincoln to Sir William Ryther, Knt, and his wife to have mass said in their oratory within the manor of Towthby. Francis Towthby had married Katherine, daughter of John Lane, or Orlinbury.
See also Notes on the Visitation of Lincolnshire 1634, by A Gibbons.
Inquisitions and Assessments Relating to Feudal Aids, With Other Analogous Documents Preserved in the Public Record Office, p. 349: Johannes Ryther de Toutheby in comitatu predicto, sqyer, fuit seisitus etc. de terris et tenementis in Ryggesby et Toutheby cum pertinenciis, que tenentur de feodo episcopi Eboracensis per servicium trium partium un. f. m. quondam Edinundi de Done.. Margaret Tothby was born circa 1340. She was the daughter and heir of Sir William de Toutheby/Towthby, The family had land in Alford, Lincs. She was the daughter of Sir William Totheby.
     Margaret Tothby married Robert Ryther Lord of Ryther, son of Robert Ryther and Ann Tunstall, circa 1365. In the 14th century, the manor of Towthby had passed in to the Ryther family, which seems to have represented the Touthebys in the female line.

Child of Margaret Tothby and Robert Ryther Lord of Ryther

Sir William Totheby

     In 1296 Walter de Toutheby presented, as patron, to the Rectory of
Oxcomb in co. Lincoln, and again in 1306. In 1314, however, the King
presented, as guardian of the heir of Roger de Scoter.

Gilbert de Toutheby presented, as patron, to Tetford, a parish not far
from Oxcomb, vii Id. Oct., 1322. He is undoubtedly identical with the Sir
Gilbert de Toutheby already mentioned, and, as will be seen lower down,
Thomas, the Rector of Tetford, shares in the administration of his will. The
will of Sir Gilbert de Toutheby Knt. was proved on Monday next after the
feast of St. Chad, 1330, and part of it ran as follows (translated): — "I give
and bequeath all my houses in ffletstrete in suburbio Lincoln et London" (sic)
to William and John, my sons, for their lives, or until they be promoted to any
ecclesiastical benefice ; and after their decease or promotion, then to Robert
and Gilbert, my sons (with similar contingency), and then to my right heirs.
Also I give and bequeath all my houses in the city of Lincoln to my sons
Robert and Gilbert (with contingency as above). Also I give and bequeath
to my daughter Margaret two hundred marks " de exitibus custodiae de Billesby
et de Marum," first paying forty pounds, which I owe, to Sir Robert de
Silkeston. If Margaret marry during my life she is not to receive any of the
two hundred marks. Administration was given to Joan, wife of the said
Gilbert de Toutheby, Thomas Rector of Tetford, and Ranulph de Saleby
Rector of Glenford, executors. — Placita Antiqua, as above.
Plainly there was an important family of this name, as is evidenced by
their attaining to knighthood, and holding property both in London and in
Lincoln, but nothing is known of them after this till the end of the fourteenth
century, when the manor of Towthby had passed into another family named
Ryther, which seems to have represented the Touthebys in the female line..
     At Westminster. One month from Easter, 33 Edward III [19 May 1359]. And afterwards one week from St Hilary, 35 Edward III [20 January 1362] (after the death of Sibel).
Parties: Robert de Alford' and Sibel, his wife, querents, and William de Wodethorp' and William de Toynton', chaplain, deforciants.
Property:     The manor of Alford'.
Action:Plea of covenant.
Agreement: Robert and Sibel have acknowledged the manor to be the right of William de Toynton', as that which the same William and William de Wodethorp' have of their gift.
For this:     William de Wodethorp' and William de Toynton' have granted to Robert and Sibel the manor and have rendered it to them in the court, to hold to Robert and Sibel and the heirs of their bodies, of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, remainder to William de Toutheby, knight, and his heirs.
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     At Westminster. One week from St Martin, 24 Henry VII [18 November 1508].
Parties: John Heron', esquire, and Robert Bonde, querents, and William Towthby and Margaret, his wife, deforciants.
Property:     1 messuage and 4 and a half acres of pasture in Alford'.
Action: Plea of covenant.
Agreement: William and Margaret have acknowledged the tenements to be the right of John, as those which John and Robert have of their gift, and have remised and quitclaimed them from themselves and the heirs of Margaret to John [and] Robert and the heirs of John for ever.
Warranty: Warranty.
For this: John and Robert have given them 20 marks of silver.
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     Notes on the Visitation of Lincolnshire 1634 by A Gibbons state: Tothby, otherwise spelt Totheby, Towthby, Toothby, and Toutheby, is a small manor in the parish of Alford, and was held at a very early period by a family which took the local name. In a MS. volume of Placita Antiqua of the fourteenth century in the Library of Lincoln Cathedral there is a grant from William son of Sir Gilbert de Toutheby Knt. of all his right in certain tenements in the parish of St. George in the city of Lincoln, which had belonged to his father, to William de Braytoft, son of Sir William de Braytoft Knt., his uncle, dated Thursday next after the feast of St. Gregory the Pope.
1344- In the same year William de Toutheby and Oliva his wife appear in court
by their attorney, John son of Juliana de Blyton, against Robert de Holme.

In 1296 Walter de Toutheby presented, as patron, to the Rectory of
Oxcomb in co. Lincoln, and again in 1306. In 1314, however, the King
presented, as guardian of the heir of Roger de Scoter.

Gilbert de Toutheby presented, as patron, to Tetford, a parish not far
from Oxcomb, vii Id. Oct., 1322. He is undoubtedly identical with the Sir
Gilbert de Toutheby already mentioned, and, as will be seen lower down,
Thomas, the Rector of Tetford, shares in the administration of his will. The
will of Sir Gilbert de Toutheby Knt. was proved on Monday next after the
feast of St. Chad, 1330, and part of it ran as follows (translated): — "I give
and bequeath all my houses in ffletstrete in suburbio Lincoln et London" (sic)
to William and John, my sons, for their lives, or until they be promoted to any
ecclesiastical benefice ; and after their decease or promotion, then to Robert
and Gilbert, my sons (with similar contingency), and then to my right heirs.
Also I give and bequeath all my houses in the city of Lincoln to my sons
Robert and Gilbert (with contingency as above). Also I give and bequeath
to my daughter Margaret two hundred marks " de exitibus custodiae de Billesby
et de Marum," first paying forty pounds, which I owe, to Sir Robert de
Silkeston. If Margaret marry during my life she is not to receive any of the
two hundred marks. Administration was given to Joan, wife of the said
Gilbert de Toutheby, Thomas Rector of Tetford, and Ranulph de Saleby
Rector of Glenford, executors. — Placita Antiqua, as above.

Plainly there was an important family of this name, as is evidenced by
their attaining to knighthood, and holding property both in London and in
Lincoln, but nothing is known of them after this till the end of the fourteenth
century, when the manor of Towthby had passed into another family named
Ryther, which seems to have represented the Touthebys in the female line.

On the 1 8th July, 1396, a licence for a chauntry in Alford church was
granted. Sir William Ryther Knt. paid 20 marks to the King, and power
was granted to Sir Philip le Despenser Knt., Henry Malbysshe Rector of
Willoughby, Robert Cumberworth, and others, to assign a rent of vli. xiijs. iiijd.
issuing out of the manors of Toutheby and Rigsby, for a chaplain to say mass
for the soul of Sir John de Toutheby Knt. 1

1 Sir John de Toutheby was apparently living in 1376. — See Gibbons' Early Lincoln Wills, p. 33.

Totheby of Totheby . 145
Sir William Ryther is described as nephew and heir of Sir John de
Toutheby. The chauntry is for the soul of Sir John de Toutheby Knt., his
son Robert, and his wife Joan, and for the good estate of Sir William Ryther
Knt., Johan his wife, and the children of Alianore wife of Sir John de
Toutheby Knt. 2

The manor of Toutheby was worth 10 marks per annum, and was held of
the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln, Sir Thomas Colepeper Knt., and the heirs
of Walter de Toutheby.

The manor of Rigsby, worth vli. per annum, was held of the Archbishop
of York as of his manor of Benniworth.

It is difficult to construct a satisfactory pedigree from the foregoing, but
it is clear that the ancient line of the Touthbys had come to an end, and that
the Rythers had taken their place. On the 20th Nov., 1399, a licence was
granted to Sir William Ryther Knt. and his wife to have mass said " infra
manerium de Towthby." In 145 1 a Sir William Ryther, possibly his son, was
High Sheriff.
- In 1517 Thomas Totheby of Alford was presented at the Archdeacon's
Court, on the petition of Thomas Haward, chantry-priest there, for obstructing
the performance of the will of Sir John Totheby Knt., founder of the chantry
of Alford.

The same chantry-priest, by will dated 12 Feb., 1532, and proved at
Lincoln 16 April following, provided "yt M r Thomas Totheby shall bye one
sufficient chalys to the altare of S* Laurence in the parysh churche of Alford
w* the money which he owyth to me by the oversyght of the priest that shall
cum next aftyr me in the sayd chauntry, or ells yff he will not, I give the
money yt he owyth me to the worke of o r lady of Lincoln."

We must now turn to the Visitations ; and in the one for 1592 there is a
Towthby pedigree, but unsatisfactory, as Visitation pedigrees usually are. It
commences with "Thomas Towthby alias Ryther," and gives only five genera-
tions. In the Visitation of 1634 the pedigree is equally unsatisfactory,
beginning one generation later than the pedigree of 1592, and differing from it
in the marriage of William Towthby, who in 1592 is said to marry Marian,
daughter of Roger Cumberworth of Cumberworth, while in 1634 he takes to
wife Margaret, daughter of Charles Angevine. He may of course have married
both, but a connection certainly did exist with the Angevines, as Jane Angevine
of Sturton, in her will dated 23 May, 1552, leaves various bequests to Towthbys.

By the aid of wills we are able to amplify the Visitation pedigrees to some
extent. Thomas Towthby, who married firstly a Langton and secondly a
Rodney, made his will 7 April, 1546. His sons were John, William, and
Edmund. He left to his daughter Jane 100 marks, and to his daughters
Anne, Mary, and Ursula 40//. apiece. He mentions his sister Johan Towthby
and his lands in Towthby, Rigsby, Ailby, Well, Manthorpe, Thoresthorpe,
Scremby, &c, and appoints as executors John Angevine and Thomas Quadring ;
John Marbury his supervisor. His will was proved 14 July, 1546, in London.
P.C.C., Allen, 31.

The Toutheby family died out in the fifteenth century. Mackman quotes A R Maddison 'Toutheby alias Ryther', LNQ vi (1901, pp 188-91.
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Children of Sir William Totheby

Martha Charlotte Totten

( - September 1974)
     Martha Charlotte Totten was commonly known as Lottie.
     Martha Charlotte Totten married Rev Francis Johnstone Halahan, son of Dean John Halahan and Harriette Sargent. They had no issue.
     Martha died in September 1974.

John Toutheby

     John Toutheby was the son of Sir William Totheby.      
John Toutheby The Lincolnshire Lay Subsidy return 1436 mentions John Toutheby, Esq, Assessed wealth 10m, Taxation 3s.
The realtionship, if any, to Sir William is not stated. in 1436 in Lincolnshire.

Amelia Bessie Towell

(circa February 1871 - May 1876)
     Amelia Bessie Towell was born circa February 1871 in Totnes RD, Devon. She was registered as Bessie Amelia in the March quarter of 1871. She was the daughter of John Towell and Amelia Jane Newton. Mary, Amelia and Annie were listed as the children of John Towell in the 1871 census in Brixham, Devon.
     Amelia died in May 1876 in Brixham, Devon. She was buried on 24 May.

Ann Towell

(6 November 1836 - )
     Ann Towell was christened on 6 November 1836 in Abbotskerswell, Devon. The Devon FHS transcript shows 12 Nov 1835, Anne Towel, daughter of John & Mary, baker. She may have been born on the 6th?. She was the daughter of John Towell and Mary Sergeant.
     Ann Towell appeared on the 1841 census in the household of John Towell and Mary Sergeant in Abbotskerswell, Devon. William, Ann, John and Mary were listed as the children of John Towell in the 1851 census in Staverton, Devon.

Annie Sargeant Towell

(1869 - September 1871)
     Annie Sargeant Towell was born in 1869 in Totnes RD, Devon. She was the daughter of John Towell and Amelia Jane Newton. Mary, Amelia and Annie were listed as the children of John Towell in the 1871 census in Brixham, Devon.
     Annie died Annie Sergent of Lower Brixham, aged 2, buried 17 Sep 1871 in September 1871 in Brixham, Devon.

Anson John Towell

(circa 1836 - December 1878)
     Anson John Towell was born circa 1836 in Bow, London, England. Anson was a Baptist Minister.
     The marriage of Anson John Towell and Jane Dinah Squirrell, daughter of John Squirrell and Harriet Squirrell, was registered in St Giles RD, England, in the March 1860 quarter.
     Anson's death was registered in the quarter ending in December 1878 in Pancras RD.

Children of Anson John Towell and Jane Dinah Squirrell

Anson John Towell

(December 1860 - June 1861)
     Anson John Towell's birth was registered in the quarter ending in December 1860 in Islington RD. He was the son of Anson John Towell and Jane Dinah Squirrell.
     Anson's death was registered in the quarter ending in June 1861 in Islington RD .

Child Towell

     Child died young. He was born in Middlesex. He was the son of Anson John Towell and Jane Dinah Squirrell.

Elizabeth Jeffreys Towell

(10 March 1839 - )
     Elizabeth Jeffreys Towell was born on 10 March 1839 in Abbotskerswell, Devon. Elizabeth Jeffreys Towell, daughter of John & Mary, baker.. She was the daughter of John Towell and Mary Sergeant.
     Elizabeth Jeffreys Towell appeared on the 1841 census in the household of John Towell and Mary Sergeant in Abbotskerswell, Devon.

Emily Jane Towell

(September 1862 - )
     Emily Jane Towell married Unknown Maines. Emily Jane Towell's birth was registered in the quarter ending in September 1862 in Camden Town, St Pancras, Middlesex. She was the daughter of Anson John Towell and Jane Dinah Squirrell.

Ethel Sophia Towell

(March 1877 - after 1950)
     Ethel Sophia Towell's birth was registered in the quarter ending in March 1877 in Pancras RD, England. She was the daughter of Anson John Towell and Jane Dinah Squirrell.
     Ethel died after 1950 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Jessie Pleasance Towell

(December 1865 - )
     She was a member of the Salvation Army.. Jessie Pleasance Towell's birth was registered in the quarter ending in December 1865 in Oxford Street, Soho, Westminster, Middlesex. She was the daughter of Anson John Towell and Jane Dinah Squirrell. Jessie Pleasance Towell was listed as Harriet Squirrell's grandchild in the 1871 census in 47 Margaret St, Marylebone. Harriet Squirrell, head, widow, 66, stay maker, born Bildeston, Sfk; Pleasance, unmarried daughter 38, ditto, born Stowmarket, Esther, 29, ditto, Jessie Towell, gd daughter 5, born London, Charles Towell, gd son 3, born London, with a servant and two lodgers.      
Jessie Pleasance Towell emigrated from London to USA.

John Towell

     John was present at Sarah Ryther's christening on 10 December 1804 in Bardney, Lincolnshire.

Child of John Towell and Ann Ryther (of Bardney)

John Towell

(circa 1810 - November 1876)
     John Towell was born circa 1810 in Newton Abbot, Highweek, Devon.
     John Towell married Mary Sergeant, daughter of William Sergeant and Mary Jeffery, on 7 April 1833 in Blackawton, Devon.
     John Towell and Mary Sergeant appeared on the 1841 census in Abbotskerswell, Devon. John Towell, 30 baker, Mary, 30, William, 6, Ann 4, Eliza 2, John 8 months; Ann Carpenter, 66, independent, all born in the county.
     John Towell and Mary Sergeant were recorded on the 1851 census in Staverton, Devon. John Towell, aged 40, baker & innkeeper, born Highweek, his wife Mary, 40, born Denbury; children William, 16, Ann 14, John 10 & Mary 8, all born at Abbotskerswell.
     John Towell and Mary Sergeant appeared on the 1861 census in Stoney Combe, Kingskerswell, Devon. John Towell 50, baker, born Highweek, Devon; his wife Mary Towell 52, born Denbury, Devon, and sons William Towell 26, house servant, John Towell 20, baker, both born at Abbotskerswell, Devon.
     John Towell and Mary Sergeant appeared on the 1871 census in Little Lane, Brixham, Devon. John Towell, 59 baker, born Highweek and Mary his wife, 62 born Denbury.
     John died in November 1876. His probably the John Towell, aged 66 who was buried at Brixham on Nov 17th 1876.

Children of John Towell and Mary Sergeant

John Towell

(September 1840 - September 1899)
     John Towell's birth was registered in the quarter ending in September 1840 in Abbotskerswell, Newton Abbot RD, Devon. He was the son of John Towell and Mary Sergeant.
     John Towell appeared on the 1841 census in the household of John Towell and Mary Sergeant in Abbotskerswell, Devon. William, Ann, John and Mary were listed as the children of John Towell in the 1851 census in Staverton, Devon. William and John were listed as the children of John Towell in the 1861 census in Stoney Combe, Kingskerswell, Devon.
     The marriage of John Towell and Amelia Jane Newton was registered in Totnes RD, Devon, in the September 1867 quarter.
     John Towell appeared on the 1871 census in Brixham, Devon. John Towell, 30 baker, born Abbotskerswell, wife Amelia 32, born Exeter, daughters Anne 2 & Amelia 2 months, both born at Brixham, with a servant, and Thomas Trickey a visitor (Master Mariner) and Lydia Maddick another visitor.
     John Towell and Amelia Jane Newton appeared on the 1881 census in 8 Bolton St, Brixham, Devon. John Towell, 40, baker, wife Amelia J. Towell 42, children Mary J. T. Towell 12, scholar, John T. E. Towell, 6, Amelia B. Towell, 4, William T?. Towell 5 months, all born at Brixham?
     John Towell and William Frederick Towell appeared on the 1891 census in 26 Greenswood St, Brixham, Devon. John Towell, 50, baker, born Abbotskerswell, wife Amelia S Towell, 52, born Lympstone, children Mary J T Towell, 23. domestic helper at home, John T E Towell, 16, baker's assistant, Amelia B Towell, 14, Help in home, William F Towell, 10, scholar, all born at Brixham.
     John died in September 1899 in Brixham, Devon. He was buried 13 Sep 1899 at Brixham.

Children of John Towell and Amelia Jane Newton

John Charles Towell

(December 1867 - circa 1942)
     John Charles Towell was also known as Charles in records. He's birth was registered in the quarter ending in December 1867 in St John's Wood, Middlesex, England. He was the son of Anson John Towell and Jane Dinah Squirrell. John Charles Towell was listed as Harriet Squirrell's grandchild in the 1871 census in 47 Margaret St, Marylebone. Harriet Squirrell, head, widow, 66, stay maker, born Bildeston, Sfk; Pleasance, unmarried daughter 38, ditto, born Stowmarket, Esther, 29, ditto, Jessie Towell, gd daughter 5, born London, Charles Towell, gd son 3, born London, with a servant and two lodgers.
     John died circa 1942 in Gt Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.

John T E Towell

(circa 1875 - )
     John T E Towell was born circa 1875. He was the son of John Towell and Amelia Jane Newton.

Mary Towell

(circa 1842 - )
     Mary Towell was born circa 1842 in Abbotskerswell, Devon. She was the daughter of John Towell and Mary Sergeant. William, Ann, John and Mary were listed as the children of John Towell in the 1851 census in Staverton, Devon.