William Richard Townshend (240)

Date of Birth: 1811
Date of Death: dunm 1849
Generation: 6th
Residence: Bridgetown (Coronea)? Skibbereen, Co Cork
Father: Richard Townsend [221]
Mother: Ancram, Katherine
Spouse: Unmarried
Issue: None
See Also: Table II ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for William Richard Townsend

Under the terms of the will (1) dated 19 January 1841 of their father, Richard Townsend [221], William and his brother Henry Owen Townsend [241] each inherited one moiety of the lands at Ballintona, Coursecroneen and Ardra totalling 341 acres. When the two brothers died in 1849 these lands passed to their brothers Jonas Morris Townsend [237] and John Henry Townsend [238] and were subsequently sold in the Land Court on 26 November 1850.

William was a witness to the Marriage Settlement (2) of his sister Elizabeth Townsend [244] on 15 December 1835 to William Warren of Castletownshend. With his brother, Richard Townsend [236], he was a trustee of a jointure in favour of Elizabeth drawn up on the day of her marriage. (A jointure is a settlement covering the the period during which a wife survives her husband.) See page 46 of the Abstract of the Deeds Enrolled in Chancery 1834-1839 deed number 212.

'Griffith's Valuation of Ireland 1848-1864' records for the parish of Abbeystrowry "Townsend William. Bridgetown, Skibbereen". This could also refer to William Townsend [341] who died in 1853. Bridgetown (alias Coronea) was a property of the Skirtagh branch of the family. The deed mentioned above shows him living at Point House, Castletownshend.

Richard is buried in St Barrahane's Church in at Castletownshend.

(1) Lovera Papers 221/3

(2) Lovera Papers 244/