As it frequently happens that a public does not take interest in a subject until a finished product lies before them, the compiler thinks it well to state, should this volume meet with the approval of a sufficient number of members of the family who have not previously subscribed, and are desirous of having the records of their particular branch included, if they will so communicate with her, she will issue a second edition of this volume Within the year, together with any additions or revisions suggested by present subscribers. This volume can only be obtained from the compiler. The data of the comparatively small number who have enrolled themselves, has already reached the dimensions of a moderate sized volume. As the previous matter has not been illustrated, the compiler feels it will be of interest to intro duce some types of Townsends, and has placed as many of these as can be conveniently inserted, the English Townshends being of especial interest historically, together with letters and notes that may be of interest. Some matter not directly connected with the genealogy, has been most reluctantly cut from Mr. Charles Hervey Townshend's compilation, and original deeds in possession of the writer, of historical interest to descendants of The Three Brothers, have had to be omitted, as they enlarged the manuscript to considerably over the limit allowed by the publisher in his estimate, and there are no further funds at hand with which to controvert the argument.