Richard Townsend (229)

Date of Birth: 5 Apr 1785
Date of Death: dunm 13 Feb 1805
Generation: 6th
Residence: Castletownshend, Co Cork
Father: Richard Boyle Townsend [219]
Mother: Newenham, Henrietta
Spouse: Unmarried
Issue: None
See Also: Table II ; Scrapbook ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for Richard Townsend

Richard was educated at Eton following which he entered Christ Church, Oxford as a gentleman commoner (1) where he died suddenly aged 19. His death was announced on page 255 of Walker's Hibernian Chronicle of April 1805 - "At Oxford university, Richard Townsend Esq, eldest son of Richard Boyle Townsend of Castletownsend Co Cork Esq."

(1) A wealthy or married undergraduate, who pays extra to “common” (i.e. dine) at the fellows' table. At Cambridge University the term is 'fellow commoner'.