Eleanor Townsend (521)
|Date of Birth:||24 Feb 1808|
|Date of Death:||9 Jan 1895|
|Residence:||Passage West. Cork|
|Father:||Thomas Townsend |
|See Also:||Table V ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree|
Notes for Eleanor Townsend
Eleanor was born in Mallow, Co Cork.
Nothing is known about Eleanor.
An entry in the County Directory for Passage West on page 289 of Francis Guy’s County & City of Cork Directory 1875-76 records - "Townsend Miss Eleanor, Glenbrook terrace." Strangely Eleanor is not shown in Francis Guy’s County & City of Cork Directory 1884 or 1891 though Agnes Townsend  (1) records her living at Glenbrook Terrace when she died.
The RBT Papers include an un-dated letter from 'Eleanor Townsend' to "My Dear Cousin". The address is shown as 5 Glenholm Terrace. (2) Confirmation that this refers to Eleanor is to be found in a letter dated 19 October 1893 from Agnes wife of the Reverend Horatio Townsend  to Dorothea Townsend [5D15]. (3)
Page 848 of The Calendar of Wills and Administration 1858-1922 in the National Archives of Ireland records that the will of " Eleanor Townsend late of Glenbrook Terrace Passage West County Cork Spinster”, who died on 9 January 1895, was proved at Cork on 18 February 1895 by "William Henry Beamish of The Crescent Queenstown in said County Land Agent one of the Executors". Effects £954 12s 6d.
(1) Entry in the diary of Agnes Townsend - '1895 Jan 9th Eleanor Townsend Glenbrook died'.
(2) RBT Papers 521/1.
(3) RBT Papers 334/1.