Richard Townsend (508)

Date of Birth: ca 1766
Date of Death: dunm
Generation: 5th
Residence: Unknown
Father: Doctor Richard Townsend [501]
Mother: Sealy, Eleanor
Spouse: Unmarried
Issue: None
See Also: Table V ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for Richard Townsend

Richard studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and the TCD Graduation List records that he qualified BA in Spring 1796. Richard Townsend [612] was an undergraduate at Trinity at the same time.

Nothing further is known about Richard except that he was a barrister. He is not shown in 'An Officer of the Long Parliament' but is shown in Burke's Irish Family Records 1976 and by John FitzHenry Townsend [250] in his pedigree.

Page 318 of Francis G Tuckey's "Tuckey's Cork Remembrancer" records that 'Richard Townsend' was High Sheriff of County Cork in 1807; there is no supporting evidence to show that this refers to Richard - it could equally apply to four others named Richard [221], [315], [501] and [6A00] or to someone from another family. On balance of probability it is most likely Richard Townsend [221].