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Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Townley family tree. Many large databases are available to search covering from births, deaths and marriages, military records, census records and immigration records with many other smaller collections too. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Townley Family History

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Townley Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Townley family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Townley

Thomas TownleyWiki Thomas Owen Townley (August 18 1862 ? March 19 1935) was a Canadian lawyer and the eighth Mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia, serving one term in 1901.
A. C. TownleyWiki Arthur Charles Townley (December 30, 1880 ? November 7, 1959) was a American farmer and political organizer best known for creating the Nonpartisan League, which adopted as its platform most of the immediate demands put forward by the Socialist Party.
Sidney Dean TownleyWiki Sidney Dean Townley (April 10, 1867 ? March 18, 1946) was an American astronomer and geodeticist.
James TownleyWiki James Townley (6 May 1714 - 5 July 1778), English dramatist and anonymous playwright, second son of Charles Townley, merchant, was born in London on May 6, 1714.
Michael TownleyWiki Michael Vernon Townley is a former American CIA agent currently living in the United States under terms of the federal witness protection program.
Richard TownleyWiki Richard Townley (?-1711) was born in England and emigrated to the New World in the suite of Lord Effingham Howard, Governor of Virginia in 1683.
William TownleyWiki William "Billy" Townley, (14 February 1866 ? 30 May 1950 in Blackpool, England), was an English football (soccer) player and coach.
Ben TownleyWiki Ben Townley (Born Dec 12, 1984) is a professional motocross rider originating from Taupo, New Zealand.
Roderick TownleyWiki Roderick Townley (born June 7, 1942) is an American author of juvenile, young adult, and adult books, including books of poetry, nonfiction, and literary criticism.
Alvin TownleyWiki Alvin Townley (1975-) is an American writer, author of the book "Legacy of Honor: The Values and Influence of America's Eagle Scouts", a story of his cross-country journey, during which he met Eagle Scouts from all walks of life.
Doody TownleyWiki Doody Townley (born 1925) was a driver of standardbred racehorses in New Zealand.
Jimmy TownleyWiki James Chadwick 'Jimmy' Townley (2 May, 1902-1983) was an English professional footballer who played Victoria Hamburg, FC St Gallen, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton & Hove Albion and Clapton Orient.
Max TownleyWiki Maximilian Gowran Townley (22 June 1864 ? 12 December 1942) was a British land agent, agriculturist and politician.