Mildred Townsend (6A08)

Date of Birth: Unknown
Date of Death: Sep 1822
Generation: 5th
Residence: Rock Lodge, Cork
Father: Richard Townsend [6A00]
Mother: Daunt, Mildred
  1. Carleton, Webber
  1. Issue
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Notes for Mildred Townsend

Webber Carleton (1) was the son of John Carleton (2) and Penelope Dunscombe (2a) of Woodside,(3) Co Cork.

The Constitution or Cork Morning Post dated 11 September 1822 reported Mildred’s death “On Monday night, at Palacetown, the seat of her brother Samuel Philip Townsend, Esq. Mildred, wife of Webber Carleton, Esq. of Rock Lodge (4). Her death was occasioned by consumption, under which she had suffered with Christian patience for some time. She was mild and affectionate, and constituted the entire happiness of a fond husband, who has to deplore her loss, in common with all who knew her.”

The Limerick General Advertiser reported on 2 April 1816 "Tuesday [26 March] morning a duel took place at the Dublin Turnpike, near Cork, between Walter CROKER Esq and Webber CARLETON Esq and after exchanging shots without injury to either party, the business was adjusted."

(1) Webber was born about 1778 in Woodside, Co Cork. He was admitted to Trinity College Dublin on 29 January 1794 but failed to graduate. He died on 2 October 1832 and it is assumed that Woodside passed to his brother, the Rev EM Carleton who died in 1837. The house was later bought by Horatio Townsend [6B01] in 1844. The Rev Carleton's daughter, Penelope Carleton, married Edward Warren of Belleville (1790-1858), the son of Anna Townsend [408] and Thomas Warren MP, on 9 November 1824 and had issue. See 'The Connaught Journal' dated Thursday 18 November 1824. (A note in his brother's notebook, {Robert Carleton}, shows that he died in 1841, and there is a reference to EM Carleton finishing his years in the Citadella private asylum, just south of Cork; it is possible that Horatio Townsend was a Trustee of this asylum at that time. See also the entry for Horatio Townsend [607].)

(2) John Carleton was born at Woodside, Co. Cork (ca1734-ca1838), the son of Christopher Carleton (1700-1776) and Ann Webber (they married in 1734). His father, Christopher, was Sheriff of Cork 1737, alongside Horatio Townsend [130] (son of John Townsend [122] and Margaret Bowdler). John was the great grandson of Christopher Carleton (ca1640-1703/4), the 17th century Irish MP (for Wicklow Borough – 1696-9, 1703-4) and former Revenue Collector for Cork (1690-93). Woodside was the principal residence of the “Woodside Carletons” (one of two estates, with Rock Lodge, located to the north of Cork City just south of Blarney, purchased by the family from the Hollow Sword Blade Company in 1704 – part of land forfeited for supporting the wrong side in the Williamite Rebellion and sold to the property investment group the Hollow Sword Blade Company following the 1700 Act of Resumption). Woodside passed to John’s son, Webber’s brother, the Rev. Edward M. Carleton (1772-1837) (on John’s death between 1838 and 1841), and subsequently after Edward’s death was sold to Mildred’s first cousin, Horace Townsend [6B01]. Mildred and Webber lived at Rock Lodge. Webber Carleton was a respected early 19th century Cork artist. On Webber’s death in 1832, Rock Lodge passed to his brother Robert Carleton. Penelope Carleton, one of the Rev E. M. Carleton’s daughters, married Edward Townsend Warren of Belleville (1790-1858), the son of Anna Townsend [408] and Thomas Warren MP.

(2a) Penelope Dunscombe was born in 1742 and was probably a descendant of the Dunscombes of Mount Desert. The entry for Dunscombe in the University of Galway Landed Estates Database records "A family originally from Devon who settled in county Cork in the mid 17th century. In 1703 William Duncomb purchased the lands of Currikippane East and West, in the South Liberties of Cork city, from the trustees for the sale of forfeited estates. In 1764 Nicholas Dunscombe of Mount Desert, barony of Cork, married Mary Parker of Inchigagin, county Cork and had 7 sons. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Nicholas Dunscombe held land in the parishes of Inishcarra, barony of East Muskerry and Currykippane, barony of Cork. The Appendix to the 34th Report of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues 1856, published in the House of Commons Papers Vol 37 page 145 records the purchase of parts of the Kingwilliamstown estate by Nicholas Dunscombe (1,063 acres) in 1855. In 1858 Nicholas Dunscombe, son of Parker Dunscombe and his wife Jane Waggett bought the Scully part of the Kingwilliamstown's estate in the parish of Nohavaldaly, barony of Duhallow, county Cork and went to live at Kingwilliamstown House. In July 1859 the county Limerick estate of Parker Dunscombe was advertised for sale. The estate amounted to over 4,000 acres in the barony of Connello Upper [actually in barony of Glenquin], county Limerick, most of it held from Dame Charlotte O'Brien by fee farm grant dated 1852. In the 1870s Nicholas Dunscombe of Mount Desert owned 1,126 acres in county Cork and Nicholas Dunscombe of Kingwilliamstown owned 2,678 acres." Elizabeth Barry, daughter of Susannah Townsend [114] and Col James Barry, married Noblett Dunscombe.

(3) The entry for Woodside in the University of Galway Landed Estates Database records "Occupied by John Carleton in 1814 and by the Reverend E.M. Carleton in 1837. By the early 1850s the house was occupied by Horace Townsend and held by him in fee. It was valued at £40."

(4) Rock Lodge and Woodside are located very close to each other. Thomas Henry Denny Townsend [5A10] lived in Rock Lodge from 1916 to 1922. 'The Post Chaise Companion' or 'Traveller's Directory through Ireland 3rd Edition 1804' page 346 records "Three miles from Cork on the R. is Inchegaghan Church & castle; and half a mile farther, is Carrigroghan (Rock Lodge), the seat of Mr Colthurst". In the section covering the parish of Carrigrohanbeg 'Lewis' Topographical Dictionary 1837' records "The gentlemen's seats are Woodside, the residence of the Rev. E. M. Carleton....Rock Lodge, of R. Carleton, Esq." The entry for Rock Lodge in the University of Galway Landed Estates Database records "A house on the Donoughmore estate, occupied by R. Carleton in 1837 and by Henry Osborne Seward at the time of Griffith's Valuation (1848-1864) when it was valued at £25."