Barbara Townsend (312)

Date of Birth: ca 1780
Date of Death: post 1797
Generation: 5th
Residence: Bantry, Co Cork
Father: John Townsend [303]
Mother: Reddish, Elizabeth
  1. Baldwin, Jonas
  1. Mary
  2. Others
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Notes for Barbara Townsend

Married 1793. Jonas Baldwin (1) (died 1884) of Bantry, Co Cork, was the 3rd son of Henry Baldwin JP of Lissardagh,(2) Crookstown and also of Old Court, Co Cork. See 1958 Edn Burke's Irish Family Records - Baldwin formerly of Brookfield.

The daughter, Mary, was born in 1797 and married Moses Stoward (1793-1884) of Councambeg, Clonakilty, on 1 July 1823 in Cork. She was buried in Clonakilty on 13 December 1879. They had four sons and two daughters; the eldest son, George Stoward emigrated to Tasmania in 1852 and the family survives today (2016) in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

(1) The entry for Baldwin (West Muskerry) in the University of Galway Landed Estates Database records "The Baldwins of county Cork descend from two brothers, Elizabethan settlers, in the Bandon locality. One branch purchased the estate of Clohenna, parish of Kilnamartry, barony of West Muskerry, from Valentine Greatrakes of county Waterford in 1678. In 1689 Herbert Baldwin of Cloheena married Mary Hungerford and from them descend the Baldwins of the barony of West Muskerry. Later generations married with members of the Langton family of county Limerick, O'Connells of Derrynane and the Minhears. Herbert Baldwin, Medical Doctor, was Member of Parliament for the city of Cork in the 1830s. His daughter Mary Anne married John O'Sullivan of Bere. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Herbert MD, Henry and William Baldwin, held lands in the parishes of Ballyvourney, Kilnamartery, Kilmichael and Kilmurry, barony of West Muskerry. In October 1855, the house at Lissardagh and lands in the baronies of Kinalmeaky, East Carbery and West Muskerry, the property of William Baldwin, were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. Over 850 acres, the estate of John Baldwin in the parish of Kilmichael, were advertised for sale in April 1856 in the court."

(2) The entry for Lissardagh in the University of Galway Landed Estates Database records "The residence of William Baldwin at the time of Griffith's Valuation, held by him in fee and valued at £20. There is still a house extant at this location."

For other Baldwin connections see Katherine Townsend [245], Edward Mansel Townsend [401], Samuel Townsend [405].