Edward Mansel Townsend (406)
|Date of Birth:||Unknown|
|Date of Death:||dsp|
|Father:||Edward Mansel (Splendid Ned) Townsend |
|See Also:||Table IV ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree|
Notes for Edward Mansel Townsend
Dorothea Robinson was the only daughter of Rev William Robinson (1) of Coronea (2), Co Cork, by his wife Mary Townsend . Dorothea's grandmother was Dorothea Townsend  who married Rev Thomas Robinson of Coronea.
'Griffith's Valuation of Ireland 1848 - 1864' records for the parish of Creagh "Townsend Edward. Property in Skibbereen."
It appears Edward was a Freeman of the City of Cork. Between 1710 and 1841, when the power of admitting Freemen only by birth or right ceased, a total of thirty three members of the Townsend family were admitted as Freemen.
(1) The entry for Robinson (West Carbery) in the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway Connacht and Munster Landed Estates Database records "George Robinson of Coronea, grandson of the Reverend William Robinson, rector of Abbeystrewery, was the owner of almost 1000 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. He was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Dromdaleague at the time of Griffith's Valuation."
(2) The family lived at Coronea for some time. 'Thom's Irish Almanac Co Cork 1862' records "Robinson, George, Coronea, Skibbereen" as a magistrate. The entry for Coronea House in the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway Connacht and Munster Landed Estates Database records "Thomas Clerke was leasing this property from George Robinson at the time of Griffith's Valuation, when it was valued at £17. Lewis refers to Coronea House occupied by Mrs. Marmion in 1837. The residence of Rev. William Robinson in 1814 and in the 1770s it was the seat of a Townsend family. It is no longer extant." It is unclear which member of the family owned Coronea House - possibly Rev Richard Townsend . Page 217 of 'An Officer of the Long Parliament' describes Coronea as "a nice house near Skibbereen."