Mary Alice Townsend (436)

Date of Birth: 6 Apr 1846
Date of Death: Unknown
Generation: 7th
Residence: Australia & Castletownshend
Father: Samuel Townsend [412]
Mother: Becher, Charlotte Augusta
Spouse:
  1. Townsend, Edward James [340]
Issue: None
See Also: Table IV ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for Mary Alice Townsend

Mary's birth is recorded in the diary of Agnes Townsend [334] - '6 April Mrs Sam Townsend had a daughter Mary.'

Married 21 November 1865 in St Nicholas Parish Church, Cork. Edward James Townsend [340] 4th son of Commander Thomas Townsend [319].

Edward emigrated to Corowa, NSW as a young man and returned to Ireland in about 1855. He returned to Corowa with Mary in about 1861 and died there in 1885 (1). Mary never really cared for living in Australia and following Edward's death she sold the station and returned to Castletownshend having put her sons into private schools in Switzerland.

These details are drawn from a letter dated 26 April 1975 from May Miller of Fullerton, California to Rose-Marie Townsend [269].

(1) Entry in the diary of Agnes Townsend [334] - 'Dec 1 1885 Edward Townsend died in Australia'.