Annie Johnson Townsend (439)

Date of Birth: 1857
Date of Death: vivens 1928
Generation: 7th
Residence: Baltimore, Co Cork
Father: Samuel Townsend [412]
Mother: Becher, Charlotte Augusta
  1. Jones, Jonas Travers
  1. Daughter
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Notes for Annie Johnson Townsend

Entry in the diary of Agnes Townsend [334] - 'April 13 1880 Rev JT Jones (1 & !a) married to Annie Townshend'. Rev Jonas Travers Jones was Curate and Rector of Baltimore, Co Cork for 46 years. Jonas's elder brother, Rev Richard Jones DD Rector of Youghal, married Jane Townsend [343].

Agnes Townsend [334] records in her diary that Annie had a daughter in Baltimore in 1881 - '1881 Nov Annie Jones - Baltimore had a daughter'. Agnes further records that the daughter died on 18 August 1883.

Two letters (2) dated 18 and 25 March 1928 to Edward Mansel Townshend [630] show that Annie was living at 37 Horfield Road, Bristol. The content is mostly about other Townsend relations and acquaintances they had in common. But she was clearly in straitened circumstances: "My miserable remains of property has been for years in the hands of the Free State Landed Estates Commissioners. I have not had one penny rent for years. I am living in a small bed-sitting room , 71 years of age and in delicate health.....If I could get even a small cottage I should be so grateful." The most significant comment she makes is "The Castletownshend estate has been bought by Miss Somerville, the novelist..."

(1) Jonas Jones's family lived at Drombeg near Glandore for nearly two centuries in one of the oldest houses in that part of the country, having been built in 1703 by Henry Jones, a descendant of Henry Jones, a major in Cromwell's army, who settled in Bandon. Jonas was educated at the Diocesan School, Rosscarbery and entered Trinity College Dublin in 1852. BA 1857. MA 1879. He was ordained Deacon, 3 July 1859 and Priest 3 June 1860, both at Cork, for curacy of Tullagh. His full biographical details can be seen on page 295 of Reverend John Harding Cole's Church and Parish Records of the United Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross 1863-1903.

(1a)‘Slater’s Royal National Directory of Ireland, 1894’ records under the heading ‘Munster Parishes - Baltimore. Church of Ireland’ - “Rev. Jonas Jones MA.” and under the heading ‘Baltimore. Private Residents’ - “Jones Rev. Jonas MA. The Glebe.”

(2) Llanvapley Papers.