Dorothea Townsend (404)

Date of Birth: ca 1728
Date of Death: Unknown
Generation: 4th
Residence: Abbeystrewry & Cloverhill
Father: Samuel Townsend [400]
Mother: Mansel, Dorothea
Spouse:
  1. Robinson, Thomas
  2. Wright, Richard
Issue:
    • William
    • Dorothea
    • Helena
See Also: Table IV ; Scrapbook ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for Dorothea Townsend

Page 127 of Gillman's 'Index to the Marriage Licence Bonds of the Diocese of Cork and Ross' records a Marriage Bond dated 1748 with the Rev Thomas Robinson (1) of Coronea (2), Skibbereen, Vicar of Abbeystrewry and father of both children. Married 2nd, Richard Wright of Cloverhill, Clonakilty, Co Cork. Judge John FitzHenry Townsend [250] shows Richard Wright as coming from Larigo, Skibbereen.

Of the children:

William was curate of Coronea for 40 years and married Mary Townsend [314] on 13 February 1781. He died on 5 May 1819.

Dorothea married Mary's brother, Reverend Richard Townsend [310] in 1784.

Helena married Samuel Philip Townsend [6B00] of Firmount in April 1782.

(1) The entry for Robinson (West Carbery) in the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway Connacht and Munster Landed Estates Database records "George Robinson of Coronea, grandson of the Reverend William Robinson, rector of Abbeystrewery, was the owner of almost 1000 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. He was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Dromdaleague at the time of Griffith's Valuation."

(2) The family lived at Coronea for some time. 'Thom's Irish Almanac Co Cork 1862' records "Robinson, George, Coronea, Skibbereen" as a magistrate. The entry for Coronea House in the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway Connacht and Munster Landed Estates Database records "Thomas Clerke was leasing this property from George Robinson at the time of Griffith's Valuation, when it was valued at £17. Lewis refers to Coronea House occupied by Mrs. Marmion in 1837. The residence of Rev. William Robinson in 1814 and in the 1770s it was the seat of a Townsend family. It is no longer extant." It is unclear which member of the family owned Coronea House - possibly Rev Richard Townsend [310]. Page 217 of 'An Officer of the Long Parliament' describes Coronea as "a nice house near Skibbereen."

For other Robinson connections see Richard Townsend [310], Dorothea Townsend [404], Edward Mansel Townsend [406], Samuel Philip Townsend [6B00].

For other connections with Abbeystrewry see Richard Townsend [310], Mary Townsend [314], Richard Boyle Townsend [332], Horatio Thomas Townsend [334], Charlotte Frances Townsend [422], Horatio Townsend [5D00], Horace Webb Townsend [634].