I am a direct descendent of Erasmus Townshend a basket maker living at old Lenton, Nottinghamshire in 1638.
Sometime during the mid 19th century a Samuel Townshend born in Old Lenton 1774, moved to Leicester, he was a Framework Knitter.
One of his children a Mattthew Townsend born in 1817 occupation Hosiery Manufacturer,emigrated to the United States around 1860 and settled in the town of Canton,Norfolk,Massachusetts. Matthew's two sons Frederick born 1859 and Matthew born 1864 went to live at Hingham, Plymouth,Mass.
Matthew also had a son Henry born Leicester 1836, he was living at Germantown,Philadelphia in 1880, occupation framework knitter.
He had a son William Arthur born 1859.
I am looking for and would like to contact any descendents
of the people mentioned.