Elizabeth Susannah Townsend (514)

Date of Birth: 1805
Date of Death: 1 Mar 1887
Generation: 6th
Residence: Carrickmacross Monaghan and Dublin
Father: John Sealy Townsend [507]
Mother: Hancock, Anne
  1. Trench, Richard
  1. Anna Maria
  2. Thomas Weldon
  3. John Townsend
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Notes for Elizabeth Susannah Townsend

Married 9 April 1832 at Tallaght, near Dublin. Richard Trench JP (1) of Cardtown, Queen's County, was the son of The Hon and Very Rev Thomas Trench of Glemalyre, Ballybrittas, Queen's Co and Dean of Kildare who took the service. He was younger brother of 1st Baron Ashtown. See Burke's Peerage - Ashtown.(2)

Elizabeth died at St. Mildred's, Monkstown, Co. Dublin, and was buried at Kill-of-the-Grange, Co. Dublin, on 5 March 1887. Page 668 of The Calendar of Wills and Administration 1858-1922 in the National Archives of Ireland records that the will of "Elizabeth Susannah Trench late of St Mildreds Monkstown County Dublin", who died on 1 March 1887 at same place, was proved at the Principal Registry on 2 June 1887 by " James C. Trench of 8 Mount Street Crescent Dublin Land Agent and William Henry Porter of Ballymacool County Donegal Esquire the Executors”. Effects £628 6s 7d.

Elizabeth's brother, Richard Townsend [513], married Richard Trench's sister Helena.

Richard was appointed agent to the Shirley estate in Co Monaghan in April 1843 but resigned in April 1845. In December 1849 he was appointed agent to the estates of the Marquess of Lansdowne in Co Kerry. Two years later he took charge of the property of the Marquess of Bath in Monaghan and that of Lord Digby in King's County in 1856 and held these appointments until his death in 1872.

Of the children:

Thomas Weldon Trench was born on 11 February 1833 and died unmarried on 15 August 1872.

John Townsend Trench was born on 17 February 1834 and married, firstly, Agnes Merivale, daughter of Herman Merivale, on 20 August 1870; she was born on 21 December 1847 and died on 8 January 1872. He married, secondly, Leonora Wray, daughter of George Cecil Gore Wray, on 25 April 1874. John died on 9 August 1909 leaving

Mary Laura Beatrice Trench born 25 March 1875, died 1 June 1883.

Charlotte Violet Trench born 14 July 1877, died 6 October 1948.

Major John Steuart Trench born 9 Apr 1879, died 16 December 1922.

Reverend George Frederick Trench born 7 January 1881, died 23 April 1966.

Leonore Wray Trench born 3 September 1885, died 7 June 1969.

Anna Maria Trench was born in 1836 and married Lt.-Gen. George Neeld Boldero, son of Lt.-Col. Henry George Boldero, on 15 December 1862. Anna died on 1 December 1903.

(1) Richard (commonly called William-Steuart Trench) was born on 16 November 1808. He died at Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, on 4 August 1872 and was buried at Donaghmoyne, Co. Monaghan, on 9 August 1872. His will is dated 12 December 1869. Page 649 of The Calendar of Wills and Administration 1858-1922 in the National Archives of Ireland records that the will of "William Steuart Trench late of Carrickmacross County Monaghan", who died on 4 August 1872 at same place, was proved at the Principal Registry on 30 August 1872 by the oaths of "John Townsend Trench of Kenmare County Kerry Esquire and George Neeld Boldero of the United Service Club Pall Mall Colonel the executors”. Effects under £14,000.

(2) The entry for Trench Woodlawn (Ashton, Baron) in the University of Galway Landed Estates Database records "The Trench family at Woodlawn were one of a number of Trench families who came to prominence in county Galway in the 17th century. They were all descended from Frederick Trench who came to Ireland early in the 1600s. Strategic marriages into the Warburton and Power families led to the acquisition of more lands in East Galway. Much of the Woodlawn estate was originally Martin and Barnewall lands which were purchased by the Trenches in the early eighteenth century. Lord Ashtown is recorded as a non-resident proprietor in 1824. At the time of Griffith's Valuation he was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Ballymacward, barony of Kilconnell. In county Roscommon he held over a thousand acres in the parishes of Cam and Tisrara, barony of Athlone and in county Tipperary he held at least 21 townlands in the parishes of Ballingarry and Uskane, barony of Lower Ormond, inherited from the Sadleir family of Sopwell Hall. In the 1870s Lord Ashtown's estate in Galway amounted to over 8000 acres and he also held land in 7 other counties including county Waterford where he had purchased lands in the barony of Glenahiry from the Earl of Stadbrooke in the 1870s. These townlands remained in Trench ownership until purchased by the Land Commission in the 1930s. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Rev. Frederick Trench was leasing a house valued at £11 in the townland of Carrownamanagh, barony of Kilconnell, to Crawford Allen. The OS Name Books state that Mr. Birmingham acted as agent for the Trench estate. Lands at Carrowbane, the property of William Wallace Trench, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates court in November 1863. In 1852 Lord Ashtown married as his second wife Elizabeth Oliver Gascoigne, an heiress with large estates in county Limerick and Yorkshire. In the 1870s Lord Ashtown is recorded as the owner of 11,273 acres in county Limerick and 4,526 acres in county Tipperary. At the same time the Honourable Charles James Trench of Merrion Square, Dublin, owned 712 acres in county Tipperary. He was a brother of the 2nd Baron Ashtown. A nephew of the 1st Baron Ashtown Henry Trench of Glenmalyre, Queen's County (Laois) owned 699 acres in county Cork aand 671 acres in county Laois."