Haven't found any connection between Thomas Townsend Wills and William John Wills the explorer.
On the 1856 Victorian Electoral Roll it says that Thomas Townsend Wills was a Harness Maker at 172 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy in Melbourne.
Over the past year I have been searching records to see if John Thomas Brock Wills ( first Wills to settle in the Western district) had connections around Melbourne. Thomas Townsend Wills may be one of them? Will keep searching and post my findings.
Ian Wills ( Melbourne )