Elizabeth Townsend (326)

Date of Birth: Unknown
Date of Death: Unknown
Generation: 6th
Residence: Unknown
Father: Doctor Richard Townsend [315]
Mother: Jennison
  1. Morris, Edward
Issue: None
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Notes for Elizabeth Townsend

Married 6 February 1820 (1). Edward Morris was the son of William Morris of Castle Salem,(2) Co Cork. His grandmother was Katherine Townsend [307].

'The Post Chaise Companion or Traveller's Directory through Ireland 3rd Edition 1804' page 333 records "A little beyond Ross on the R. is Derry, the seat of Mr Townsend [501]; and near it, Castle Sally (Salem), the seat of Mr Morres". And further on page 333 - " Three miles beyond Ross, on the L. is Selmount, the seat of Mr Morres."

(1) “By permission of the Rev. J. Kenny, Curate of Myross, Edward Morris of the parish of Ross and Elizabeth Townsend of Myross were this day married by license by the Rev. J.M. Smyth, Sunday the 6th of February 1820”.

(2) The entry for Morris (Castle Salem and Cellmount) in the University of Galway Landed Estates Database records "A Welsh family descended from Captain William Morris who was granted lands in East and West Carbery, county Cork under the Acts of Settlement. Abraham Morris of Cork, merchant, bought lands in the baronies of Barrymore, Duhallow and Muskerry from the trustees of forfeited estates, 1703. Originally settled at Castle Salem, by the late 18th century Abraham Morris was established at Dunkettle near Cork city. In the 1790s he was elected Member of Parliament for county Cork in a controversial election. In 1851 his grandson Jonas Morris married Ellen only daughter of Silver Charles Oliver of Inchera. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Morris estate was located in the parishes of Shandrum, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, Clondrohid and Drishane, barony of West Muskerry and Ballydeloher and Caherlag, barony of Barrymore. In the 1870s Richard Morris of Dunkettle owned 6,494 acres in county Cork."

For other Morris connections see John Townsend [214], Katherine Townsend [307], Mary Townsend [308], Mary Townsend [314], Horatio Townsend [6B01].

'Pooles of Mayfield' p. 57 refers.