Today, I've been going back further into the past and searching around for any new information on the Netherlands Indies part of the story. And yes, there are new and upgraded websites that throw up snippets of information that all add in to make the bigger picture. I do, however, wish that I was more fluent in Dutch, not that it is terribly difficult to catch the drift of an entry (and there's always an online dictionary to assist).
Interesting, too, to have a new contact from (I think) Los Angeles. It is amazing where these Townsend descendants turn up.