Susannah Townsend (604)

Date of Birth: Unknown
Date of Death: dsp 19 Mar 1820
Generation: 4th
Residence: Ballymartle
Father: Reverend Horatio Townsend [600]
Mother: Hungerford, Mary
  1. Meade, John
Issue: None
See Also: Table VI ; Scrapbook ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for Susannah Townsend

Page 92 of Green's 'Index to the Marriage Licence Bonds of the Diocese of Cloyne' 1630-1800 records a Marriage Bond dated 1768. Susannah was the second wife of her distant cousin Rev John Meade,(1) Rector of Ballymartle, Kinsale, Co Cork He was the eldest son of the Very Rev William Meade of Ballymartle, Dean of Cork, by his wife Helena Townsend [209]. See Burke's Irish Landed Gentry 1912 - Meade.

'The Post Chaise Companion or Traveller's Directory through Ireland 3rd Edition 1804' page 352 records "Five miles and a half from Cork on the R. is Mount Pleasant, the seat of Mr Bonwell; and two miles farther, on the L. is Ballymartle, that of the Rev Mr Meade".

(1) John was born in 1720 and married first Katherine, daughter of Rev John Moore, Rector of Innishannon,by whom he had no issue; he was buried on 2 September 1800. See page 31 of Brady's Parochial and Clerical Records Volume 1. The entry for Meade in the University of Galway Landed Estates Database records "This family was related to the Meades, Earls of Clanwilliam. In 1787 the Reverend John Meade, Rector of Ballymartle, near Kinsale, county Cork, bought the estates of Ballymartle and Ballintober from his cousin John 1st Earl of Clanwilliam. His nephew the Reverend Richard Meade succeeded to the Ballymartle estate and another nephew John succeeded to the Ballintober estate. Rev. John Meade held townlands in the parish of Templemichael, barony of Kinalea at the time of Griffith's Valuation. William R. Meade was among the principal lessors in the parish of Ballymartle at the same time. He was the proprietor of over 1100 acres in the 1870s while John Meade of Ballintober owned 982 acres."

For other Meade connections see Grace Townsend [142], Helena Townsend [209], Reverend Henry Townsend [5A12], Rev Horatio Townsend [5D00].

'Poole's of Mayfield p 144 & 246 refer.