Gertrude Mary FitzGerald Townsend (555)
|Date of Birth:||28 Oct 1874|
|Date of Death:||1925|
|Father:||Robert Uniacke FitzGerald Townsend |
|Mother:||Gertrude Townsend [5A04]|
|See Also:||Table V ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree|
Notes for Gertrude Mary FitzGerald Townsend
Gertrude was born in Cork.
The April 1901 Irish Census records Gertrude, aged 26 and unmarried, as a 'Visitor' at house 11 in Westbourne, Queenstown Urban, Cork; the house belonged to her cousin Dr Richard Hungerford Townsend [5A02].
Gertrude and William went to Antigua, British West Indies, in 1909 where William had a sugar estate.
Of the children:
Robert Delacour Fitzgerald Beamish was born on 12 July 1914 and died on 4 April 1959 aged 44. He married Ina Willhelmina Evans, daughter of Evan Ernest Evans on 19 April 1951. Robert was a secondary school teacher in Antigua. They had three daughters - Alice, Patricia and Amy. As of 1976 Ina lived in the British Virgin Islands.
(1) William died on 11 March 1952. He was descended from Richard Beamish who married in 1695 Mary Townsend  and was the progenitor of the Mount Beamish, Willsgrove & Beaumont Branches of the Beamish Family in Ireland.
(2) Ordnance survey of Ireland. Discovery Series. 1:50,000. Map sheet 80, grid reference W608721.
(3) ‘Slater’s Royal National Directory of Ireland, 1894’ records under the heading ‘County Magistrates for the Province of Munster. Co Cork’ – “Beamish Albert, Leemount, Coachford, Cork” and under the heading ‘Munster Parishes - Magourney, Co Cork. Private Residents.’ - “Beamish Albert JP. Leemount.”