Maria Margaretta Townsend (212)

Date of Birth: ca 1707
Date of Death: ante 1755
Generation: 4th
Residence: Fahalea, Co Cork
Father: Richard Townsend [201]
Mother: Synge, Mary
  1. Daunt, Thomas
  1. Issue only by Thomas' first and third wife
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Notes for Maria Margaretta Townsend (Maria Margaretta Townesend)

Under the heading 'Townesend', page 127 of Gillman's 'Index to the Marriage Licence Bonds of the Diocese of Cork and Ross' records a Marriage Bond dated 1746. Married 5 September 1746 as his second wife, Rev Thomas Daunt (1)(2) of Fahalea, (3) Carrigaline, Co Cork. Thomas' brother, Rev Achilles Daunt of Newborough, married in 1747 Frances French, whose mother was Penelope Townsend [119].

'An Officer of the Long Parliament' records that Maria died of small pox 'brought in some new dresses from her Mantua maker'.

(1) Entry 154; bottom of page 28. Thomas was born in 1707 and entered Trinity College, Dublin, under Dr Gilbert, on 25 May 1725. His first wife was Anne Fisher (b. 1709 d. 25 Mar 1742) of Olpenne, whom he married in August 1730 and had by her a son and three daughters. His third wife was Lettice, daughter of John Digby, and they were married on 10 February 1755 and had further issue – a son and a daughter. Lettice was baptised on 11 Nov 1722 and died about 1807. When Thomas died in 1779 he left directions that he should be buried in his wedding garment.

(2) The entry for Daunt (Kinsale) in the University of Galway Landed Estates Database records "Originally a Gloucestershire family, the Daunt family appear in county Cork in the early seventeenth century, notably Thomas of Owlpen Manor in Gloucestershire and Tracton Abbey, county Cork. Several members of the family owned property in the Kinsale area in the 1870s. These included the representatives of Achilles, who owned over 2000 acres and George A. who owned over 1000 acres. George A. Achilles and Arthur Daunt were among the principal lessors in the parishes of Ballyfeard, Ringcurran and Tracton, barony of Kinalea, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Thomas and George held townlands in the parish of Cullen at the same time while Thomas was also a lessor in the parish of Carrigaline, barony of Kerrycurrihy. William Henry Daunt of Fahalin, Carrigaline owned 1,372 acres in county Cork in the 1870s."

(3) The entry for Fahalea in the University of Galway Landed Estates Database records "Thomas Daunt held this property in fee at the time of Griffith's Valuation, when it was valued at £10."

For other Daunt connections see daughter of Penelope Townsend [119], daughter of Helena Townsend [218], John Sealy Townsend [333], Helena Herbert Townsend [619] and Richard Townsend [6A00].