Further detail on this family. John Towner married Elizabeth Brown (b. 1751) in West Dean October 21 1776 (my own weddding annivrsary!). Children: 1. John Towner b. July 1777 in West Dean; married Nov 1798 Hannah Vine at East Blatchington. 2. Thomas Towner b. March 1779 in West Dean; married Frances Bartholomew April 1805 at East Blatchington. 3. James Towner b. March 1781 in West Dean; married August 1813 Lucy Foster at Icklesham. Died after 1839. 4. Leonard Towner b.August 1782 in West Dean; married November 1806 Mary Crassingham at Icklesham. Died May 1845. 5. Probably - Burnel Towner born about 1786; died November 1818 in Icklesham. (The name Burnell was given to some of James Towner's Australian descendants) 6. Charles William b. March 1787 in West Dean; married June 1823 Mary Stephens in Icklesham. 7. Frances Harriet twin of Charles. Died in infancy November 1787 in West Dean. 8. Charlotte b. July 1789 in West Dean; married December 1810 Thomas Jordan in Hastings. 9. Harriet twin born May 1796 in West Dean. 10. Sarah twin of Harriet.