John Townsend (101)

Date of Birth: 1646?
Date of Death: dvp ante 1692
Generation: 2nd
Residence: Timoleague
Father: Colonel Richard Townsend [100]
Mother: Hyde, Hildegardis
Spouse:
  1. Barry, Lady Katherine
Issue:
  1. Richard FitzJohn [113]
  2. Susannah [114]
  3. Katherine [115]
See Also: Table I ; Scrapbook ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for John Townsend

John was probably born before his father went to Ireland in 1647.

Marriage Settlement dated 1666. Lady Katherine Barry was the 2nd daughter of Richard, 2nd Earl of Barrymore and was aged about 16 when she married. See Burke's Irish Landed Gentry 1912 -Barry.

John was appointed a JP on 2 March 1671 and elected Sovereign of Clonakilty on 18 October 1675. The documents recording his election are the oldest surviving records of the town and are reproduced in John’s ‘Scrapbook’.

Katherine married secondly Captain Charles Barclay of London and had a daughter, Elizabeth, who married Captain Richard Willis.

'An Officer of the Long Parliament' Ch VIII p. 195-98 refers.