Abraham Morris Townsend (224)

Date of Birth: Unknown
Date of Death: dunm 13 Apr 1830
Generation: 5th
Residence: Drishane and Glannafoyne
Father: John Townsend [214]
Mother: Morris, Mary
Spouse: Unmarried
Issue: None
See Also: Table II ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for Abraham Morris Townsend

Abraham inherited the lands at Drishane & Farrnedagh and Glannafoyne on the death of his father in 1810. 'Pigot's Provincial Directory 1824' records "Townsend Abraham Esq, Castle Townsend."

Abraham was a Freeman of the City of Cork. Between 1710 and 1841, when the power of admitting Freemen only by birth or right ceased, a total of thirty three members of the Townsend family were admitted as Freemen.

The Castlehaven Vestry Book, shown in the Castlehaven & Myross History website,records that Abraham was a churchwarden 1811 - 1814, 1817, 1818, 1822 and 1824.

Abraham is buried in St Barrahane's Church in Castletownshend. His will is dated 24 February 1826 and was proved on 28 April 1830 in Cork. In it he devised all his freehold lands of Myross to his brother Henry Owen Townsend [223] and after his death these lands were to pass to John FitzHenry Townsend [250]. The lands of Drishane, Farrendagh and Glannafoyne he devised to his sister “Catherine Townsend [226] (Resident of the City of Cork)” and after her death these lands were to pass to John FitzHenry Townsend. Catherine also received all Abraham’s goods, chattels, furniture and plate etc. Abraham left one hundred guineas to “my respected friend and relative Philip Somerville of Laputa Esq” and directed his brother Henry to pay an annuity of £6 to “my servant John Walsh for his faithful and honest servitude”. The executors where Philip Somerville and Jonas Morris of Dunkettle. John subsequently conveyed the Drishane lands to Thomas Somerville, husband of his Aunt Elizabeth Townsend [225]. Lovera Papers 224/1