Richard Hume Townshend (633)

Date of Birth: 3 Jan 1832
Date of Death: dvp 7 Mar 1852
Generation: 6th
Residence: Unknown
Father: Edward Hume Townsend [626]
Mother: Susan Townsend [5D09]
Spouse: Unmarried
Issue: None
See Also: Table VI ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for Richard Hume Townsend

Richard was born in Bombay nine months before his parents set out on the first of their many journeys in Maharastra and Karnataka, where his father worked for the East India Company. His marked ability brought rapid promotion from Lord Clare who was Governor of Bombay 1830 to 1834. Later Edward was appointed Secretary to the Bombay Government and then Revenue Commissioner to The Presidency of Bombay.

Richard is frequently mentioned in his mother's Journal

Richard spent his tenth birthday in South Africa (1), where his father was taking 'long leave'. After touring round the country for several months Richard was sent back to Ireland with his uncle William Richard Townsend who had travelled out to Cape Town with his sisters Henrietta Townsend and Katherine Corker Townsend the year before. Richard's sisters Kate and Henrietta returned to Ireland with him and his uncle.

Alumni Trinity College Dublin from Co Cork and Kerry 1593-1860 in Dr Casey's Collection records that Richard was taught by the Rev R Pears at Repton School before he entered Trinity College, Dublin, on 15 Oct 1850 aged 18 as a pensioner who paid a fixed sum annually for his studies.

Nothing further is known about Richard.

(1) Details of the family's travels in South Africa are recorded in Journal of Henrietta Townsend.