Edward Becher Townsend (433)

Date of Birth: 1857
Date of Death: 18 (17?) Aug 1886
Generation: 7th
Residence: Port MacKay, Queensland, Australia
Father: Samuel Townsend [412]
Mother: Becher, Charlotte Augusta
Spouse:
  1. White, Elizabeth Ellen
Issue:
  1. Captain Samuel Edward [441]
See Also: Table IV ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for Edward Becher Townsend. See also

Married 22 December 1883. Elizabeth Ellen White of NSW, Australia. Edward must have emigrated to Australia sometime before 1883. He lived in Port Mackay Queensland and was drowned there. His death was recorded by Agnes Townsend [334] in her diary - 'Aug 17 1886 at Queensland Eddie T drowned'.

Sometime before September 1914, Elizabeth Ellen married Mr W. Barnes of Selwood, 141 Alison Road, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales.

It would appear that she returned to Whitehall (1) for a time as ‘Slater’s Royal National Directory of Ireland, 1894’ records under the heading ‘Munster Parishes - Aghadown, Private Residents’ - “Townsend Mrs. Ellen, Whitehall.”

(1) The entry for Whitehall in the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway Connacht and Munster Landed Estates Database records "Edward Townsend held this property in fee at the time of Griffith's Valuation, when it was valued at £22. Lewis noted it as the residence of S. Townsend in 1837. In 1906 it was owned by the representatives of Samuel R. Townsend and valued at £21. Bence-Jones indicates that it later became the property of the Alleyne family."

Other ‘Townsend’ Australian émigrés - * Denotes with descendants.

Jonas Morris Townsend [237], Thomas Townsend [339]*, Edward James Townsend [340]*, James Townsend [342], Reuben Joseph Townsend [373]*, Edward Townsend [374]*, Samuel Edward Townsend [441], Edward Townsend [445]*, Edward Carr Townsend [5A01]*, Andrew Colin Crofton Townsend [5B38]*, David Michael Hume Townsend [667]*, Penelope Townsend [671], Samuel Philip Townsend [6A20]*, Sarah Townsend [6B56], Constance Rosemary Townsend [6C32]*.