Patrick Philip Achilles Townshend (6A50)

Date of Birth: 15 Jun 1914
Date of Death: 28 Oct 1978
Generation: 8th
Residence: Kenya and Kettering
Father: Major Philip Achilles Kingston Townshend OBE [6A25]
Mother: Earnshaw-Howell, Zoë Elaine
Spouse:
  1. Rutherford, Josephine Desiree
  2. Schwartz, Micheline
Issue:
    • Philip John Neill [6A52]
    • Nicole Georgiana [6A53]
    • Evelyn Monique [6A54]
    • Philip John Neill [6A52]
    • Nicole Georgiana [6A53]
    • Evelyn Monique [6A54]
See Also: Table VIA ; Scrapbook ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for Patrick Philip Achilles Townshend

Patrick farmed coffee in Kenya.

The brothers Herbert Eyre Dalrymple Townsend [5B30] and Percy Dalrymple Townsend [5B31] went to Kenya some time in the late 1920's and settled at Kitale. Records in the CRB Africa Group in Nairobi show that the brothers farmed in Njoro with Percy specifically at the "Thurlestone Estate". The records also show a "GM Townsend" farming at Nakuru and at Kitale - presumably George Marsden Townshend [5D30], who previously worked for the Indian Forestry Service but lost a leg when he was attacked by a tiger, and a "PPA Townsend" at Hawks West Farm; this would have been Patrick Philip.

A cutting from 'The Times' reads, "Townshend. On 28 January 1939 at Kitale, Kenya, Josephine Desiree, dearly loved wife of Patrick Philip Achilles Townshend and daughter of Mr and Mrs Rutherford, Behar, India, aged 20."