Janet Mary Townshend (5B11)
|Date of Birth:||1847|
|Date of Death:||7 Aug 1924|
|Residence:||Pembroke East, Dublin|
|Father:||Horatio Uniacke Townshend [5B00]|
|See Also:||Table VB ; Scrapbook ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree|
Notes for Janet Mary Townshend
The April 1901 Irish Census shows Janet living at house 120 in Marlborough Road, Pembroke West, Dublin, with her daughter Hildegarde, son John, sister, Mary Townshend [5D07] and a domestic. The April 1911 Irish Census records Janet being of private income, aged 64, living at 7,Anglesea Road, Pembroke East, Dublin, with a daughter, Hilda T aged 29, and a servant. The Census also shows that she had a total of five children but only two survived - this does not accord with the details below.
Janet died at 3 Lansdowne Gardens, Dublin.
Of the children:
John Edward de Burgh Galwey of Lota, Foxrock, was born 31 October 1870. He married 28 July 1908 Catherine Mary daughter of Major Edwin Grogan, The Warwickshire Regiment. He was a Superintending Engineer in the Printing Department at the Bank of Ireland.
Lilian Mary Isobel Galwey was born 1875 and died unmarried 12 July 1954.
Janet Hildegarde Galwey was born on 21 December 1881 and died unmarried on 9 May 1955.
(1) Charles was born 8 August 1840 at Gortgowan and died at Lacken, Co Kilkenny on 15 January 1895. His biography can be seen in the Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720-1940. There is an epitaph to him in St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny. He is a descendant of John Galwey of Lota, Cork, whose daughter Helena Galwey married Rev Philip Townsend . Charles’ father was born 3 May 1792 and he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA. 1814). He married 9 April 1822 Honoria Tomkins daughter of Col Andrew Knox of Prehen, Co Derry, MP in the Irish Parliament at the Union.
(2) The entry for Galwey (Lota) in the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway Connacht and Munster Landed Estates Database records ""Burke's Irish Family Records" traces the ancestry of this family back to their location in Kinsale, county Cork in the 15th century. By the mid 16th century the Galways were well established in Cork city and by the end of the 17th century were living at Lota. In 1739 John Galway of Lota married Jane only child and heiress of William O'Bryen of Anacross, county Cork. From their son Edward descend the later generations of Galway of Lota and Fort Richard and from their son John descend the Galways of Doon, county Clare and Rock Lodge, county Cork. (See the entries at [5A10] and [6A08] for other Rock Lodge connections.) Several members of the Galway family owned between 200-500 acres in the hinterland of Clonakilty in the 1870s. William Galway is listed as a proprietor of over 1300 acres at the same time. Michael Galway was among the principal lessors in the parish of Rathbarry, barony of Ibane & Barryroe at the time of Griffith's Valuation while William Galway held townlands in the parish of Desertserges, barony of Kinalmeaky." This entry in the database also records that "Tradition locally suggests Scartagh Cottage was originally the property of the Townsend family. By the time of Griffith's Valuation, it was being leased by Henry Galway to Matthew O'Hea." See the entry for John Townsend  for the Scartagh connection and that for Rev Philip Townsend  who married Helena Galwey in 1708.