Doctor Hugh Hamilton Massy Townsend (6B44)

Date of Birth: 9 Sep 1908
Date of Death: 27 Jan 1974
Generation: 8th
Residence: Kilgobbin Castle, Dublin
Father: George Hugh Chetwood Townsend [6B36]
Mother: Massy, Geraldine
  1. Mease, Harriet
  2. Franks, Erma Nora
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Notes for Doctor Hugh Hamilton Massy Townsend

Married 1st 27 October 1934 at St Bartholomew's Church, Clyde Road, Dublin. Harriet Hermione Mease was the daughter of Reverend Charles William O'Hara Mease (1), Dean of Chapel Royal, Dublin. The marriage was dissolved by divorce. Married 2nd 24 May 1969. Erma Nora Franks (Nonie) (2) was the youngest daughter of General Thomas William Franks.

Like his cousin Edward William Maunsell Townsend [6B43] who was but one month older than him, Hugh was educated at Sherborne and St John's College, Cambridge (BCh) He followed a career as an auctioneer and valuer.

(1) ‘Slater’s Royal National Directory of Ireland, 1894’ records under the heading ‘Dublin Directory’ - “Mease Rev. Charles W. O'Hara, MA. 37 Dawson st” and under the heading ‘Dublin. The National Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St. Patrick. Patrick Street’ - “Dean’s Vicar and Resident Preacher—Rev. C. E. O'Hara Mease, MA.”

(2) Erma Nora was the sister of Rhoda Franks who married Crewe Armand Hamilton Townsend [6B37].