Bryan Townsend (329)
|Date of Birth:||Unknown|
|Date of Death:||dinf|
|Father:||Commander John Townsend |
|Mother:||Eleanor Townsend |
|See Also:||Table III ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree|
Five of John Townsend's eight children died in infancy and none are mentioned by Judge John FitzHenry Townsend . There is a belief in the family that Colonel Bryan  was so grieved by the death of his son Bryan  that he set a curse on any of his descendants who used the name. Bryan  died in poverty and obscurity and Bryan  was severely paralysed. 'Pooles of Mayfield' p. 237 refers.