James Townsend (311)
|Date of Birth:||1759|
|Date of Death:||dunm post 1798|
|Residence:||London and Dublin|
|Father:||John Townsend |
|See Also:||Table III ; Scrapbook ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree|
Notes for James Townsend
Alumni Trinity College Dublin from Co Cork and Kerry 1593-1860 in Dr Casey's Collection records that James was taught by Mr Collins before he entered Trinity College, Dublin, on 5 January 1774 aged 15 as a pensioner who paid a fixed sum annually for his studies. Mr Collins also tutored James's brother, Richard Townsend , and his cousin Horatio Townsend [5D00] before they entered the University in 1774 and 1765 respectively. Following this James trained as a barrister at Lincoln's Inn.
The Gentleman’s and Citizen’s Almanac compiled by John Watson Stewart in 1800 was published in Dublin and records on page 120 under the heading ‘Judges and Barristers’ - “T. 1780 Townsend (James) London, M.1767 Townsend (John) Cork, M. 1787 Townsend (John Sealy) Baggot Street and H. 1797 Townsend (Thomas)”. The fact that James is shown in the Almanac indicates that he practiced in Dublin. Part III (Wilson’s Dublin Directory) of The Triple Almanac 1801 sold in Dublin by W. Wilson, No.16 Cork Hill repeats these details but omits Thomas Townsend . A facsimile of the 1800 Almanac is shown in John's 'Scrapbook'. (James Townsend , John Townsend , John Sealy Townsend .