William Richard Townshend (240)
|Date of Birth:||1811|
|Date of Death:||dunm 1849|
|Residence:||Bridgetown (Coronea)? Skibbereen, Co Cork|
|Father:||Richard Townsend |
|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 , William and his brother Henry Owen Townsend  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  and John Henry Townsend  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  on 15 December 1835 to William Warren of Castletownshend. With his brother, Richard Townsend , 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  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.
(1) Lovera Papers 221/3
(2) Lovera Papers 244/