Caroline Charlotte Townshend (5D31)

Date of Birth: 1878
Date of Death: 1944
Generation: 7th
Residence: Putney, London
Father: Chambre Corker Townshend [5D14]
Mother: Gibson, Emily Caroline
Spouse: Unmarried
Issue: None
See Also: Table VD ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for Caroline Charlotte Townshend

During World War I Caroline was a nurse in France.

She was a most successful stained glass artist and there is an illustrated thesis on her and her work in the University of Manchester Art Department. Examples of her work can be seen in churches throughout the UK and the windows in St. Nectan's Church at Stoke in Hartland are typical (1). Perhaps the most famous of her windows is the one that was designed by George Bernard Shaw in 1910 for the Fabian Society - the so called Fabian window. The strange story behind this window and an illustration of it can be found at the Webb Memorial Trust website.

Caroline was an executor for the will of her mother and her cousin Anne Townshend [5D20] and was living at 61 Deodar Road, Putney, London SW15 at the time of Emily's and Anne's death (2).

(1) Click here and here for other images of her work.

(2) London Gazette 33524 page 5248 dated 9 August 1929.