Hannah was born in Queens County, Long Island, New York. She was the daughter of Richard Harcourt. Hannah married John Townsend II, son of John Townsend I and Elizabeth Montgomerie, circa 1664 in Queens County, Long Island, New York. It has been noted in error that Susannah is John's first wife & the mother of his children. [klm] After the death of John's father, he removed to farm at Lewisham [Lusum or Jericho].