Henrietta Townsend (426)

Date of Birth: Unknown
Date of Death: 13 Oct 1878
Generation: 7th
Residence: Inchinappa, Co Wicklow
Father: Henry Townsend [413]
Mother: Westropp, Annabella
  1. Crofton, Henry Morgan Carberry
  1. Henrietta
  2. Eva
  3. Lilian
  4. Henry
  5. Hugh
See Also: Table IV ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for Henrietta Townsend

Married at St Anne's Church, Dublin, on 20 June 1865. Henry Morgan Carberry Crofton JP of Inchinappa, Co Wicklow, elder son of Rev Henry William Crofton of Inchinappa.(1) See Burke's Peerage - Crofton of Mohill. Rev Henry William was the 2nd son of Sir Hugh Crofton Bt of Mohill, Co Leitrim.

Of the children:

Henrietta Annabella Mary Crofton died in December 1943.

Eva Annabella Jane Crofton married Captain Vere Henry Birch Reynardson, 3rd Battalion Hampshire Regiment, on 4 November 1892. He was the son of Colonel Edward Birch Reynardson and Emily Fane. They lived at Rushington Manor, Totton, Hampshire. She died on 29 April 1955

Lilian Elizabeth Crofton married Riversdale Sampson French, son of Venerable Thomas Fitzgerald French, on 5 August 1908 and died on 4 April 1952.

Major Henry William George Crofton,3rd Battalion East Surrey Regiment, was born on 14 July 1866 and was killed in action during the Boer War on 5 February 1902. He married Marianne Gertrude Wingrove, daughter of Drummond B. Wingrove, on 3 September 1889. He inherited the family estate at Inchinappa.

Hugh Arthur Crofton was born on 30 July 1873 and died unmarried on 16 January 1953.

The death of Henrietta was recorded by Agnes Townsend [334] in her diary - '1878 Oct 13 Henrietta Crofton died. Her husband died a month or six weeks before.' Page 148 of The Calendar of Wills and Administration 1858-1922 in the National Archives of Ireland records that the will of "Henrietta Crofton late of Inchinappa County Wicklow Widow deceased", who died on 13 October 1878 at the same place, was proved at the Principal registry on 7 November 1878 by "the oath of George Crofton of Inchinappa Esquire the sole Executor”. Effects under £400.

Henry Crofton died on 7 September 1878. Page 148 of The Calendar of Wills and Administration 1858-1922 in the National Archives of Ireland records that Letters of Administration of the personal estate of "Henry Morgan Carberry Crofton late of Inchinappa near Ashford County Wicklow JP Esquire", who died on 7 September 1878 at same place were granted at the Principal Registry on 6 November 1878 to “George Crofton of same place Esquire the Guardian of the Minor Children of said deceased.”, Effects under £14,000.

(1) The entry for Crofton in the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway Connacht and Munster Landed Estates Database records "Hussey de Burgh notes Rev. H.W. Crofton as the owner of over 700 acres in county Cork in the 1870s while his representatives are described as owning over 1000 acres around the same time. Much of his estate was inherited from the Earbery family. He was among the principal lessors in the parish of Ballyfeard, barony of Kinalea, Clondrohid, barony of West Muskerry and Aghabulloge and Donaghmore, barony of East Muskerry, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In 1869, Almost 800 acres of his Kinalea estate was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in 1869. The sale notice indicates that Rev.Crofton had acquired leasehold interests originally vested in the Daunt family from the Earl of Shannon's estate at the end of the seventeenth century. Reverend Henry William Crofton of Inchinappa, county Wicklow, was the third son of Sir Hugh Crofton of Mohill, county Leitrim. He married as his first wife Marcia Anastasia Earbery youngest daughter and co heir of Mathias Earbery Member of Parliament for Lanesborough. The 1876 return of Landowners of one acre and over records Henry Morgan Earbery Crofton of Dublin as the owner of 5,809 acres in county Cork."