Susan Townsend (5D09)

Date of Birth: 31 Jan 1805
Date of Death: 19 Dec 1882
Generation: 5th
Residence: Cuilnaconartha, Clonakilty, Cork
Father: Reverend Horatio (Horace) Townsend [5D00]
Mother: Corker, Katherine
  1. Townsend, Edward Hume [626]
  1. Richard Hume [633]
  2. Rev Canon Horace Webb [634]
  3. Reverend Doctor John Hume [635]
  4. Chambre [636]
  5. Edward Hume Steele [637]
  6. Katherine Jane [638]
  7. Henrietta Murray [639]
  8. Caroline [640]
  9. Susannah Elizabeth [641]
See Also: Table VD ; Scrapbook ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for Susan Townsend

Married 12 March 1831. Edward Hume [626] (1) was the elder son of Rev Richard Townsend [612], Rector of Magourney.

In his will Katherine's father devised to her and her sisters "the sum of £1,000 secured by Mr Creagh’s bond shall be divided equally amongst my daughters Katherine, Isabella, Susannah, Harriet and Caroline." (2)

Susan went out to India after her marriage as Edward worked for the Indian Civil Service. There is a beautiful picture of her in her 'Scrapbook'.

Susan died at Cuilnaconartha, Clonakilty, which Edward had purchased in 1854.

Susan's death was recorded in the diary of Agnes Townsend [334] - 'December 10 1882 Susan Townsend died aged 78 - They that sleep in Jesus shall God bring with Him'. She got the date slightly wrong for page 854 of The Calendar of Wills and Administration 1858-1922 in the National Archives of Ireland records that Letters of Administration of the personal estate of "Susan Townsend late of late of Cuilnaconarthra County Cork Widow", who died on 19 December 1882, were granted at Cork on 28 May 1883 to "Susan E Townsend of the same place Spinster the Daughter and a Legatee". Effects £279.

(1) Edward was born on 3 September 1803 and died on 23 January 1880.

(2) Derry Papers. 5D00/14. Last will and testament of Rev Horatio Townsend dated 12 December 1828. Codicils 11 September 1830 and 25 April 1831. Probate 26 May 1837.

'Pooles of Mayfield' p 237 refers.