Ernest Frederick Ryder Townshend (679)
|Date of Birth:||8 Oct 1905|
|Date of Death:||dsp 11 Jul 1992|
|Residence:||Llanvapley & Oxford|
|Father:||Reverend Edward Mansel Townshend |
|Mother:||Young, Jesse Francis|
|See Also:||Table VI ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree|
Notes for Ernest Frederick Ryder Townsend
Married briefly then divorced.
Ernest joined the Merchant Navy as a marine engineer and travelled the world; a letter to him from Charlotte Powell of Llanvapley, near Abergavenny, dated 29 September 1969, shows that he was the Chief Engineer on the 'MV Tong Joo', c/o KIE Hock Shipping Co., P.O.Box 2271, Singapore. Later in his life he undertook missionary work.
Ernest invented and patented a form of gas injection engine and spent his entire income trying to get it developed.
When not at sea, Ernest lived at Llanvapley with his brother and sister for some time before moving to Oxford. He died in a nursing home in Wantage.