Mildred Townsend (6A08)

Date of Birth: Unknown
Date of Death: Sep 1822
Generation: 5th
Residence: Rock Lodge, Cork
Father: Richard Townsend [6A00]
Mother: Daunt, Mildred
  1. Carleton, Webber
  1. Issue
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Notes for Mildred Townsend

Webber Carleton (1) was the son of John Carleton (2) and Penelope Dunscombe (2a) of Woodside,(3) Co Cork.

The Constitution or Cork Morning Post dated 11 September 1822 reported Mildred’s death “On Monday night, at Palacetown, the seat of her brother Samuel Philip Townsend, Esq. Mildred, wife of Webber Carleton, Esq. of Rock Lodge (4). Her death was occasioned by consumption, under which she had suffered with Christian patience for some time. She was mild and affectionate, and constituted the entire happiness of a fond husband, who has to deplore her loss, in common with all who knew her.”

The Limerick General Advertiser reported on 2 April 1816 "Tuesday [26 March] morning a duel took place at the Dublin Turnpike, near Cork, between Walter CROKER Esq and Webber CARLETON Esq and after exchanging shots without injury to either party, the business was adjusted."

(1) Webber was born about 1778 in Woodside, Co Cork. Admitted to Trinity College Dublin on 29 January 1794, he failed to graduate.

(2) Probably one of the banking family associated with the Cork Bank of Lawton, Carleton and Ferray, which collapsed on 19 December 1760. The entry for Carleton in the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway Connacht and Munster Landed Estates Database records "At the time of Griffith's Valuation George and Christopher Carleton held land in the parish of Kilshannig, barony of West Muskerry, county Cork. Christoher D. Carleton and Thomas Mitchell also held lands in the parishes of Kilnamartery (West Muskerry) and St Finbars and Kilnaglory (East Muskerry). They appear to be the sons of Edward Mitchell Carleton and grandsons of John Carleton of Wilton House, Woodside, parish of Carrigrohanebeg, barony of East Muskerry. In the 1870s C.D. Carleton of Bruges, Belgium, owned 832 acres in county Cork. Webber Carleton, an early 19th century artist was a member of this family."

(2a) Probably a descendant of the Dunscombes of Mount Desert. The entry for Dunscombe in the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway Connacht and Munster Landed Estates Database records "A family originally from Devon who settled in county Cork in the mid 17th century. In 1703 William Duncomb purchased the lands of Currikippane East and West, in the South Liberties of Cork city, from the trustees for the sale of forfeited estates. In 1764 Nicholas Dunscombe of Mount Desert, barony of Cork, married Mary Parker of Inchigagin, county Cork and had 7 sons. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Nicholas Dunscombe held land in the parishes of Inishcarra, barony of East Muskerry and Currykippane, barony of Cork. The Appendix to the 34th Report of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues 1856, published in the House of Commons Papers Vol 37 page 145 records the purchase of parts of the Kingwilliamstown estate by Nicholas Dunscombe (1,063 acres) in 1855. In 1858 Nicholas Dunscombe, son of Parker Dunscombe and his wife Jane Waggett bought the Scully part of the Kingwilliamstown's estate in the parish of Nohavaldaly, barony of Duhallow, county Cork and went to live at Kingwilliamstown House. In July 1859 the county Limerick estate of Parker Dunscombe was advertised for sale. The estate amounted to over 4,000 acres in the barony of Connello Upper [actually in barony of Glenquin], county Limerick, most of it held from Dame Charlotte O'Brien by fee farm grant dated 1852. In the 1870s Nicholas Dunscombe of Mount Desert owned 1,126 acres in county Cork and Nicholas Dunscombe of Kingwilliamstown owned 2,678 acres." Elizabeth Barry, daughter of Susannah Townsend [114] and Col James Barry, married Noblett Dunscombe.

(3) The entry for Woodside in the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway Connacht and Munster Landed Estates Database records "Occupied by John Carleton in 1814 and by the Reverend E.M. Carleton in 1837. By the early 1850s the house was occupied by Horace Townsend and held by him in fee. It was valued at £40."

(4) Thomas Henry Denny Townsend [5A10] lived in Rock Lodge from 1916 to 1922. 'The Post Chaise Companion' or 'Traveller's Directory through Ireland 3rd Edition 1804' page 346 records "Three miles from Cork on the R. is Inchegaghan Church & castle; and half a mile farther, is Carrigroghan (Rock Lodge), the seat of Mr Colthurst". In the section covering the parish of Carrigrohanbeg 'Lewis' Topographical Dictionary 1837' records "The gentlemen's seats are Woodside, the residence of the Rev. E. M. Carleton....Rock Lodge, of R. Carleton, Esq." The entry for Rock Lodge in the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway Connacht and Munster Landed Estates Database records "A house on the Donoughmore estate, occupied by R. Carleton in 1837 and by Henry Osborne Seward at the time of Griffith's Valuation when it was valued at £25."