Esther, thanks for your response. I found a
great deal of material on both Richard's line
and the early roots of the Townley family,
including the 1888 chart of Alden Hill. I'm
related to Richard's wife Elizabeth Smith,
and to the Townleys through a branch that
settled in what now is Northern Ireland, Co.
The early lines get quite complex, especially
where the lineages pass from mother to son.
I do have Geoffrey Whalley married to Alice
de Lacy, sister of John, the Magna Carta
baron. I also have the lines connecting on
back in time to William the Conqueror and
Adam and Eve, if you have any interest.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to compare notes. Thanks
again for your help and suggestions.