'Townshend4'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Townsend of Bridgemount, Townsend of Castle Townsend (Townshend of Castle Townshend), Townsend of Clogheen, Townsend of Shepperton, Townsend of Whitehall

BIFR1976 reports that "The first of this family to settle in Ireland was" the following Richard whose name was spelt Townsend, Townesende or Townshend. We have tried to follow the spelling shown by BIFR1976, and so make much use of "Townsend" (without an "h"), but it seems that the spelling varied between generations & different branches of this family. Cross-references from other sources normally favour "Townshend".
Richard Townsend of Castle Townsend, Sheriff of co. Cork (d 07.1692)
m1. Hildegardia Hyde
m2. Mary
Uncertain which wife was mother of which child.
1. John Townsend (dvp)
  m. Catherine Barry (dau of 2nd Earl of Barrymore)
  A. Susanna Townsend
  m. James Barry of Lisnagar & Rathcormac, 'the McAdam Barry' (Colonel)
  B.+ other issue (d infant) - Richard FitzJohn, Catherine
2. Bryan Townsend of Castle Townsend (d 1726)
  m. (1681) Mary Synge (dau of Edward Synge, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne & Ross)
A. Richard Townsend of Castle Townsend, Sheriff of co. Cork (b 15.07.1684, d 1742)
  m1. (1706) Mary Synge (dau of Samuel Synge, Dean of Kildare)
  i. Samuel Townsend (d c1725)
  ii. Mary Townsend
  m. (05.09.1746) Rev. Thomas Daunt of Fahalea
  m2. Elizabeth Becher (d 1743, dau of Henry Becher of Aughadown)
iii. Richard Townsend of Castle Townsend (Castletownshend), Sheriff of co. Cork (Colonel)
  m. (1750) Elizabeth FitzGerald (sister (not dau) & heir of Maurice FitzGerald, knight of Kerry)
  a. Richard Boyle Townsend of Castle Townsend (Castletownshend), Sheriff of co. Cork (b 1756, d 26.11.1827)
  m. (1784) Henrietta Newenham (d 1848, dau of John Newenham of Maryborough)
  (1) John Townsend of Castle Townsend (b 11.06.1786, d unm 23.04.1845, Colonel, 2nd son)
  (2) Maurice FitzGerald Townshend, later Stephens-Townshend, of Castle Townssend (d 02.03.1872) had issue
  m. (16.05.1826) Alice Elizabeth Shule (dau of Richard Shule of Iron Acton, niece/heir of Henry Stephens of Chavenage)
  (3) Henrietta Augusta Townsend
  m. (21.10.1822) Thomas Somerville of Drishane (d 19.05.1882)
  (4) Elizabeth Anne Townsend (b c1795, dsp 12.01.1885)
  m. (03.10.1850) Rev. Robert Kingsborough St. Lawrence (d 06.1866)
(5)+ other issue (d unm) - Richard (b 1785, d 1805), Henry (RN), Abraham Boyle (d 05.02.18160, rector of Easthampstead)
  b. Elizabeth Townsend (d young)
  iv. John Townsend of Shepperton, co. Cork (d 04.08.1810, MP)
  m. (1769) Mary Morris (dau of Jonas Morris of Barley Hill by Mary Townsend) @1@ below
  a. Richard Townsend of The Point, later of Ballinatona
  m1. (05.07.1790) Barbara Mellifont (dau of David Mellifont of Dublin)
(1) Richard Townsend, later Mellifont-Townsend of Dubeacon Lodge, co. Cork
  m. (24.05.1819) Eliza Mellifont (d 27.11.1868, dau of Gen. David Mellifont)
  (2) Jonas Townsend of The Point (d 1862) had issue
  m. (1827) Mary Somerville (d 1894, dau of Thomas Townsend Somerville of Drishane)
  (3) John Henry Townsend had issue
  m. (28.12.1842) Mary Herbert (dau of Rev. Arthur Herbert of Myross Wood, 2nd cousin)
  (4) Henrietta Anna Margaretta Townsend
  m. (08.1816) Philip Somerville of The Prairy, Schull (son of Thomas of Castlehaven by Mary, dau of Capt. Philip Townsend)
  (5) Barbara Mellifont Townsend (d unm 1832)
(6) Elizabeth Hildgardia Townsend
  m. (15.12.1835) William Warren of Prospect Villa (d 1885)
  m2. Katherine Ancram (dau of Major _ Ancram)
  (7) Catherine Helena Townsend
  m. (1837) William Baldwin of Gurteenakillagh (d 07.1854)
  (8)+ other issue (d unm) - William Richard (d 1849), Henry Owen Becher (d 1849)
  m3. (1822) Anne Townsend (dau of Edward Mansel Townsend of White Hall, widow of Thomas Warren of Prospect Villa) @2@ below
  b. Jonas Morris Townsend of Shepperton (d 1844) had issue
  m. (24.05.1815) Jane Digby (dau of Richard Digby of Cork)
  c. Henry Owen Becher Townsend of Castletownshend, co. Cork (d 18.03.1847) had issue
  m1. Sarah Fenwick (widow of Richard Robnett)
  m2. Anne Homan (dau of Rev. Philip Homan of Surock)
  d. Elizabeth Becher Townsend (d 02.1832)
  m. (11.1796) Thomas Townsend Somerville of Drishane & Castlehaven (d 06.1811)
e. Harriet Townsend
  m. (24.11.1802) Beresford Gahan of Waterford
  f.+ other issue (d unm) - Abraham Morris (d 13.04.1830), Katherine Helena (d 1848), Mary
  v. Henry Townsend (d unm, Captain RN)
  vi. Elizabeth Townsend
  m. _ Gwynne (Captain RN)
  vii. Harriet Townsend (dsp)
  m. David Freeman (rector of Castlehaven)
  viii. Helena Townsend
  m. Arthur Herbert of Cahirnane & Currane (rector of Tralee)
  B. John Townsend of Skirtagh, co. Cork (b 26.05.1691, d 1756, 4th son)
  m. Katherine Barry (d 20.12.1754, dau/heir of Col. James Barry of Lisnagar (the McAdam Barry') by Suzanna Townsend)
i. Richard Townsend (dsp 1793, rector of Schull)
  m. (1762) Susanna Gray (dau of Col. _ Gray, widow of T. Wheatley)
  ii. John Townsend of Courtmacsherry, co. Cork (3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Reddish (dau of Col. _ Reddish)
  a. John Townsend (curate of Carmullane)
  m. Martha Williams (dau of Carre Williams of Ashgrove)
  (1) Martha Townsend (dsp)
  m. Carre Columbine Williams of Cork
b. Richard Townsend (Rev.)
  m. Dorothea Robinson (dau of Rev. Thomas Robinson of Cornoea by Dorothea Townsend) @3@ below
  (1) John Townsend (Rev.) had issue
  m. Alice Warren (d 1870, dau of Sir Robert Warren, 1st Bart of Warren's Court, m2. Robert Benjamin Wolseley)
  (2) Thomas Townsend of Smithville (Cdre RN) had issue
  m. Helena Freke (dau of John Freke of Cork)
  (3)+ other issue - Elizabeth, Dorothea
  c. James Townsend
  d. Mary Townsend (dsp)
  m. Rev. William Robinson (d 1819, son of Rev. Thomas of Coronea by Dorothea Townsend) @4@ below
  e. Barbara Townsend
  m. (1793) Jonas (or James) Baldwin of Bantry (son of Henry of Lisards & Old Court)
f. Dorothea Townsend (dsp)
  m. Francis Bustead of Cork
  iii. Philip Townsend
  m. Mary Delap of Derry
  a. Richard Townsend of Cononagh
  m1. Helen Hungerford (dsp)
  m2. _ Jennison of Union Hall
  (1) Elizabeth Townsend
  m. Edward Morris of Benduff (son of William)
  (2)+ other issue - Thomas, Bryan, Anne, Barbara
  b. John Townsend (Cmdr RN, recorder of Clonakilty) had issue
  m1. Eleanor Townsend (dau of Richard Townsend) @5@ below
  m2. Agnes Somerville (dsp, dau of Thomas Somerville of Castlehaven, cousin)
  iv. Barbara Townsend (dsp)
  m. John Becher of Hollybrook
  v. Catherine Townsend
m. William Morris of Benduff (son of William)
  vi. Mary Townsend
  m. Jonas Morris of Barley Hill
  a. Mary Morris
  m. (1769) John Townsend of Shepperton (d 04.08.1810) @1@ above
  b. Dorothea Morris probably of this generation
  m. (1768) Hewitt Baldwin Poole of Mayfield
  vii.+ other issue - James (dsp), Elizabeth (d unm)
C. Samuel Townsend (b 23.09.1692)
  m. Dorothy Mansel (probably dau of Sir Thomas Mansel, 5th Bart (not Sir Edward Mansel, 4th Bart) of Muddlescombe)
  i. Edward Mansel Townsend of Whitehall, co. Cork (bpt 23.07.1727)
  m1. Helena Becher (dau of John Becher of Creagh by Mary Townsend)
  a. Dorothea Townsend
  m. Rev. Arthur Keiley of Bellevue
  m2. (1762) Anne Baldwin (dau of Walter Baldwin of Curravordy)
  b. Samuel Townsend of Whitehall, Sheriff (b 1768, d 19.06.1836)
  m. (1794) Mercy Baldwin (dau of Walter Baldwin of Curravordy)
  (1) Edward Henry Townsend of Whitehall (b 1798, d 1857) had issue
  m. Mary Cordelia/Carre Warren (dau of Thomas Warren of Prospect Villa by Anne Townsend)
  (2) Samuel Townsend of St. Kames Island, Dereeny & Blackrock, co. Cork (b 1800, d 11.12.1865) had issue
  m. (02.1844) Charlotte Augusta Becher (d 1881, dau of Edward Becher of Rock Castle)
(3) Henry Townsend (b 1801) had issue
  m. (1838) Anabella Westropp (dau of Robert Westropp of Fort Anne)
  (4) Walter Townsend (b 1803, d 1869) had issue
  m. Alice Swete (dau of Benjamin Swete)
  (5) Anne Townsend
  m. Edward Becher of Rock Castle
  (6)+ other issue - William (dsp 1869), Mercy (d unm 1833), Henrietta (d unm), Georgiana, Anna Maria (d unnm)
  c. Edward Mansel Townsend (dsp)
  m. Dorothea Robinson (dau of Rev. William Robinson of Coronea)
  d. Anne Townsend
  m1. Thomas Warren of Prospect Villa
  m2. (c1822) Richard Townsend of The Point, later of Ballinatona @2@ above
ii. John Townsend (d unm)
  iii. Samuel Townsend (d 27.05.1794, Lt. General)
  m. Elizabeth Aikenhead of Lanark (widow of Gilbert Ford of Northaw)
  a. Samuel Irwin Townsend (dsp 1874, rector of Chichley, Buckinghamshire)
  m1. (18.02.1828) Catherine Louisa St. Leger (dau of Anthony Butler St. Leger of Park Hill)
  m2. Eliza Cadogan (dau of Henry Cadogan)
  b. Elizabeth Trelawny Townsend
  m. (1799) Horatio Townsend (d 1844, son of Rev. Edward of Clondrohid) @6@ below
  iv. Dorothea Townsend
  m1. Rev. Thomas Robinson of Coronea
a. Rev. William Robinson (d 1819)
  m. Mary Townsend (dsp, dau of John Townsend of Courtmacsherry) @4@ above
  b. Dorothea Robinson
  m. Richard Townsend (Rev.) @3@ above
  m2. Richard Wright of Cloverhill
  D. Philip Townsend of Derry, co. Cork (b 13.08.1700, d 1786, Captain, 8th son)
  m. (28.11.1733) Elizabeth Hungerford (dau of Thomas Hungerford)
i. Richard Townsend 'of Myross Wood' of Dublin (b 12.01.1736/7, d 1817)
  m1. (1762) Eleanor Sealy (dau of John Sealy of Richmount)
  a. John Sealy Townsend of Myross Wood, Leap, co. Cork (d 1852)
  m. (1795) Anne Hancock (dau of John Hancock of Charles Fort)
  (1) Richard Townsend, Sheriff of oc. Cork (b 1800, d 29.11.1839) had issue
  m. (1826) Helena Trench (d 21.03.1874, dau of Thomas Trench, Dean of Kildare, brother of 1st Baron Ashdown)
  (2) Elizabeth Susanna Townsend (d 1887)
  m. (09.04.1832) Richard ('William Steuart') Trench (d 1827, son of Thomas Trench, Dean of Kildare)
  b. Thomas Townsend of Clyda (b 1770, d 13.04.1847, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (1799) Martha Uniacke (d 31.05.1839, dau of Redmund Uniacke)
  c. Eleanor Townsend
  m. John Townsend (Cmdr RN, son of Philip) @5@ above
  d.+ other issue (d unm) - Richard, 2 sons (d infant), Elizabeth, Susan
  m2. Margaret Townsend (dsp, dau of of Horatio Townsend of Bridgemount) @7@ below
m3. Elizabeth Norris (dsp)
  ii. Horatio Townsend of Derry (b 05.11.1750, d 26.03.1837, rector of Clonskilty & Carriagline, 3rd son)
  m1. Helen Meade (dau of Rev. Robert Meade of Ballintober)
  a. Joanna Meade Townsend (d 19.05.1867)
  m. (14.06.1806) Thomas Poole of Mayfield (d 03.03.1854)
  m2. Katherine Corker (dau of Chambre Corker of Lots, archdeacon of Ardagh)
  b. Chambre Corker Townsend of Derry (d 30.07.1852, rector of Kilmacabea)
  m1. (1824) Frances Vere Stewart (d 11.1824, dau of Edward Stewart of London, son of William of Killymoon & Ballymenagh)
  m2. (18.08.1831) Eliza Oliver (d 17.08.1906, dau/heir of Maj.Gen. Nathaniel Wilmot Oliver)
  c. Horatio Townsend (d 19.12.1837, rector of Carrigaline) had issue
  m1. (03.06.1829) Anne Kenney (dsp 02.04.1830, dau of Rev. Edward Kenney of Kilmeen)
m2. Jane Florence MacCartie (dau of Justin MacCartie of Carrignavar, m2. William Burton Leslie of Courtmacaherry)
  d. Richard William Townsend (d 1855) had issue
  m. (08.1850) Laura Hebbert (dau of Henry Hebbert of Bromley)
  e. Eliza Townsend (d 1863)
  m. (1819) Lionel John Fleming of New Court (d 1869)
  f. Maria Townsend
  m. Philip Somerville of The Priory (son of Thomas of Castlehaven by Mary Townsend)
  g. Isabella Townsend (dsp 1865)
  m. Edward Townsend (d 1851, Major, son of Horatio) @8@ below
  h. Susan Townsend (d 1882)
  m. Edward Hume Townsend of Cuilnaconara (d 1880, son of Rev. Richard of Magourney)
  i.+ other isssue (d unm) - Katherine (d 1877), Harriet (d 1887), Caroline Charlotte
  iii. Susannah Townsend
  m. Michael Trench of Rath
iv. Mary Townsend (d 1815)
  m. (1759) Thomas Somerville of Castlehaven (d 03.1793)
  v.+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas Hungerford (b 1737/8, d Captain), William
  E. Horatio Townsend (b 01.09.1706, d 10.1772, rector of Donoughmore)
  m. (1739) Mary Hungerford (dau of Thomas Hungerford of The Island)
  i. Edward Synge Townsend (b 18.01.1741, d 02.01.1819, rector of Clondrohid then Kilcorney)
  m. (02.10.1766) Elizabeth Townsend (d 1831, dau of Horatio Townsend of Bridgemount) @9@ below
  a. Horatio Townsend (b 1760, d 1844)
  m. (1799) Elizabeth Trelawny Townsend (dau of Gen. Samuel Irwin Townsend) @6@ above
  (1) Edward Townsend (dsp 1851, Major)
  m. Isabella Townsend (dau of Rev. Horatio Townsend of Derry) @8@ above
  (2) John Townsend (d 1884, Cmdr RN, 3rd son) had issue
  m. Marianne Oliver Townsend (dau of Nathaniel Wilmot Oliver Townsend of Ballinagorna)
  (3)+ other issue - Audrey de Vere (d unm 1891, vicar of Puxton), Horatio (d unm), Elizabeth, Charlotte
  b. Richard Townshend (b 1774, d 1886, rector of Magourney, 6th son) had issue
  m. Henrietta Murray Hume (dau of John Hume, Dean of Derry)
  c. Philip Townsend of Fern Hill (dsp, rector of Kilcorry)
  m1. Helena Keiley
m2. Elizabeth Palmer (dau of Sandford Palmer of Ballyknocken)
  d. Grace Townsend
  m. Henry Stewart (rector of Templmanus)
  e. Helena Herbert Townsend
  m. George Digby Taunt
  f.+ other issue (d unm) - Cornelius, Samuel, Thomas, Edward Synge, Mary, Susan, Elizabeth, Anne
  ii. Richard Townshend of Pallastown, co. Cork (d 08.04.1805, 4th son)
  m. (29.09.1772) Mildren Daunt (dau/coheir of Achilles Daunt of Gortigrenan)
  a. Samuel Philip Townshend of Gayrrycloyne Castle (d 07.09.1864) had issue
  m. (1836) Frances Helena Newman (dau of Adam Newman of Dromore House, cousin)
  b. Helena Townshend (dsp 1809)
  m. (09.1808) William McDermott of Dublin
  c. Mildred Townshend
  m. Webber Calrleton of Rock Lodge
  d. Jane Townshend
  m. Rowland Davies Gray (curate of Garrycloyne)
e.+ other issue (d unm) - Horatio (b 1775), Richard (b 1775), Anne (b 1773, d 22.10.1822), Mary (b 1778), Mildred (b 1780, d 1783), Elizabeth, Susan (d infant)
  iii. Samuel Philip Townsend of Firmount, co. Cork
  m. (04.1772) Helena Robinson (dau of Rev. Thomas Robinson of Coronea)
  a. Horatio Townshend of Woodside, Sheriff of co. Cork (d 1864) had issue
  m1. (1808) Katherine Morris (dau of Abraham Morris of Dunkettle)
  m2. (1822) Henrietta Margaret Chetwood (dau of Rev. J. Chetwood/Chetwode of Glanmire)
  b. William Robinson Townshend (rector of Aghada) had issue
  m. Isabella Young (dau of Maj. Gen. Brooke Young)
  c. Thomas Townshend (d 24.03.1860, rector of Mayo) had issue
  m. (1814) Caroline Jeynes (dau of Sir Edwin Jeynes of Gloucester)
d. Edward Richard Townshend of Cork (b 31.07.1800, d 06.01.1878) had issue
  m. (1827) Elizabeth Jane Bath (d 26.02.1878, dau of Neville Bath of Cork)
  iv. Susanna Townsend (dsp 19.03.1820)
  m. (1768) John Meade (d 1800, rector of Ballymartle, son of William, Dean of Cork, by Helena Townsend)
  v. Mary Townsend
  m. (21.04.1768) Adam Newman of Kinsale
  vi.+ other issue (d unm) - Horatio, Thomas, Barbara
  F. Mary Townsend
  m. John Hough (or House) of Castletownshend
  G. Helena Townsend
  m. (02.1719) William Meade of Ballymartle (b 02.01.1685, d before 31.05.1764, Dean of Cork)
  H. Barbara Townsend
  m. (1724) Thomas Hungerford of Cahirmore (Colonel, cousin)
I.+ other issue (d unm) - Edward (b 17.09.1685), Brian (b 04.02.1686/7), Francis (b 12.08.1694), William (b 20.04.1699), Katherine
3. Francis Townsend (Captain)
  m. Katharine Honnor (dau of W. Honnor of Madame)
  A. Richard Townsend
  m. _ Minchin
  i. Francis Townsend of Clogheen
  m. _ Roche of West Carbery
a. Butler Townsend (d young)
  b. Elizabeth Townsend
  m. Rev. W. Stewart of Wellfield (Kilgariff)
  c. Mary Townsend (a 03.1812)
  m. (1784) Francis Beamish of Myrtle Grove (d before 11.1807)
  ii. Butler Townsend (dsp, Rev.)
  m. Frances Roche (dau of John Roche of West Carbery)
  B.+ other issue - Dorothy, Jane
4. Horatio Townsend
  m. Elizabeth Becher (dau of Col. Thomas Becher of Sherkin Island & Aughadown, m2. Dive Downes, Bishop of Cork)
  A. Penelope Townsend
  m. Philip French of Rath (Mayor of Cork)
5. Philip Townsend (b 1664, d 1735, rector in Cork, 6th son)
  m. Helena Galway (d 1711, dau of John Galway)
  A. Elizabeth Townsend (b 1709, d unm)
  B. Mary Townsend (b 1710)
  m1. (1727) John Becher of Creagh (d 1730, son of (St.) John, Mayor of Bristol)
  m2. _ Mercer of Creagh (Colonel)
6. Cornelius Townsend (8th son)
  m. Jane Sweet (dau of Captain John Sweet)
  A. John FitzCornelius Townsend of Clogheen, Bridgemount & Cashall (d 1736)
  m1. Mary Bowdler (dau of John Bowdler of Condor & Castrall)
  i. Cornelius Townsend of Clogheen (dsp, 2nd son)
  m. Elizabeth Strange or Strangeways
  ii. Horatio Townsend of Bridgemount, Sheriff of co. Cork (b 1699, d 1764, 4th son)
  m. Anne Richards (dau of John Richards of Cork)
  a. Cornelius Townsend of Clogheen, Bridgemount & Monmouth (dsp 1817)
  m. Margaret Tanner of Bandon
  b. Elizabeth Townsend (d 1831)
  m. (02.10.1766) Edward Synge Townsend (d 02.01.1819, rector of Clondrohid, son of Rev Horatio of Donoughmore) @9@ above
  c. Margaret Townsend
  m. Richard Townsend @7@ above
  d. Anne Townsend
  m. (06.11.1766) Richard Orpen of Ardtully
  e. Grace Townsend (dsp)
  m. _ Meade (Archdeacon)
iii. Anne Townsend
  m. Thomas Murphy
  iv.+ other issue - William (d infant), John (b 1698), Richard (dsp), Francis (b 1705, dsp, Rev.), Philip (in W. Indies), Margaret (d unm)
  m2. Joanna Handcock (widow of _ Murphy)
  B. Kingston Townsend (d unm in W. Indies)
  C. Dorothea Townsend
  m. William Beamish of Willsgrove
  D. daughter
  m. Samuel Workman
7. Mary Townsend "said to have m" ...
  m. _ O'Regan or McCarthy Reagh or H. Jones, Bishop of Meath
8. Catherine Townsend
  m. (1694) William Gun of Rattoo (d 1723)
9. daughter
  m. John Owen
10. Dorothea Townsend
  m. Domenic Copinger
11.+ other issue - Kingston (d unm in Jamaica), William (b 1665, d unm 1711), Edward, Hiddigardia (d infant)

Main source(s): BIFR1976 (Townshend)
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