Frances Dorothea Townsend (6A16)

Date of Birth: 17 Aug 1839
Date of Death: 7 Feb 1917
Generation: 6th
Residence: Firmount (1) & Parkside, Co Cork
Father: Samuel Philip Townsend [6A03]
Mother: Newman, Frances Helena
  1. Townsend, Major John Crewe Chetwood [6B04]
  1. Major Samuel Charles Chetwood [6B24]
  2. Henrietta Frances [6B25]
  3. Elizabeth Constance [6B26]
  4. Joanna Crewe Chetwood [6B27]
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Notes for Frances Dorothea Townsend

Married 1869. Major John Crewe Chetwood Townsend [6B04] (b 29 January 1824. d 1 May 1873) was the eldest son of Horatio Townsend [6B01] of Woodside,(2) Co Cork.

The April 1901 Irish Census records that Frances, aged 61, was living at house 3 in Ringmeen, Queenstown, Cork, with her unmarried daughter Henrietta [6B25] and niece Emily Mabel Townsend [6A24].

Frances died in Fleet, Southampton, and is not shown in the April 1911 Irish Census. Page 751 of The Calendar of Wills and Administration 1858-1922 in the National Archives of Ireland records that Probate of the will of "Frances Dorothea Townsend late of Wood Lynch Fleet Southampton Widow”, who died on 7 February 1917, was granted at London 17 April 1917 to "Temple W Maynard and Oliver S Stokes". Resealed in Dublin 16 May 1917. Effects in Ireland £3,248 14s 6d. (Temple Maynard and Oliver Stokes were the husbands respectively of Elizabeth Constance Townsend [6B26] and Joanna Crewe Chetwood Townsend [6B27]).

(1) The entry for Firmount in the University of Galway Landed Estates Database records "A Townsend family home, occupied by Horace Townsend in 1837 and by William Coghlan at the time of Griffith's Valuation. It was then valued at £14.10 shillings and was held from Horatio Townsend. The sale rental of 1877 records a fee farm grant of Firmount from John Crewe Chetwood Townsend to Arthur Chute dated 1871 and a fee farm grant from Arthur Chute to J.C.C. Townsend executed the following year." Horatio Townsend [6B01].

(2) The entry for Woodside in the University of Galway Landed Estates Database records "Wilson refers to Wood-side as the seat of Mr. Carleton in 1786. It was 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. It had become known as Kilcrenagh by the publication of the 25-inch Ordnance Survey map in the 1890s. Donnelly states that it was burnt in May 1921 during the War of Independence when it was the residence of the family of Ebenezer Pike. The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage notes that it is now in ruins."