Ralph Obre Crofton Townsend (5B34)

Date of Birth: 1907
Date of Death: 1974
Generation: 8th
Residence: Lowdale Farm Rhodesia
Father: Thomas Crofton Croker (CC) Townsend [5B15]
Mother: Obre, Ethel Stanhowe
Spouse:
  1. Brooks, Annabelle Patricia
Issue:
  1. Michael Hugh Crofton [5B37]
  2. Andrew Colin Crofton [5B38]
  3. Diana Veronica Obre (Dinnie) [5B39]
  4. Linda Obre Crofton [5B40]
  5. Michael Hugh Crofton [5B37]
  6. Andrew Colin Crofton [5B38]
  7. Diana Veronica Obre (Dinnie) [5B39]
  8. Linda Obre Crofton [5B40]
See Also: Table VB ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for Ralph Obre Crofton Townsend

Married ca 1935. Ralph was educated at Cheltenham College from the ages of eight to 18 and then studied agricultural engineering in London before returning to Rhodesia to farm the family property at Lowdale.

Ralph was not only an outstanding farmer but a leading polo player,capped against SA and Argentina, who also used to return every year to Ireland to hunt. He was once offered the mastership of the Cullatin hounds.

Ralph's son, Andrew Colin Crofton Townsend [5B38], noted in the visitor's book at Castletownshend that his father was born in 1910.