Katherine Townsend

F, b. 1513, d. before 7 December 1581
Oxbourg Hall - Courtesy of Laura DeSpain
Photograph by Toni Woodward
     Katherine was born in 1513 in Raynham, County Norfolk, England. She was the daughter of Sir Roger Townsend and Amy Brewes [Brawce]. Katherine married Sir Henry Bedingfeld, son of Sir Edmund Bedingfeld and Grace Marney, circa 1533 in Oxborough. When she became gravely ill, Katherine wrote to the privy council requesting that her husband could return to their manor and be with her for what time she had remaining. The council granted her request with the provision that Henry would not leave the manor without permission. Katherine departed this life before 7 December 1581 in Oxborough at Oxbourgh Hall.1 She was buried there at Oxborough in the Bedingfeld Chapel, St. John the Evangelist.


Sir Henry Bedingfeld b. 8 Sep 1511, d. 22 Aug 1583


  1. [S2168] George A Carthew, The Hundred of Launditch and Deanery of Brisley Corrections and continuations of and additions to Blomefield's history ... to the present time "C."