Georgina Maria Townsend (6B13)

Date of Birth: ca 1830
Date of Death: Unknown
Generation: 6th
Residence: Novohal, Co Cork
Father: Reverend Doctor William Robinson Townsend [6B02]
Mother: Young, Isabella
Spouse:
  1. Hill, Richard Thomas
Issue:
  1. Thomas Lionel
See Also: Table VIB ; Lineage ; Ancestors' Tree ; Descendents' Tree

Notes for Georgina Maria Townsend

Married ca 1850. Richard Hill, the son of Rev James Hill Rector of Rostellan, was a Civil Engineer.

In a letter dated 24 July 1874 to his sister, Jane, John Tuckey, the husband of Georgina's sister Mary Townsend [6B14] described Richard Hill as "a man of very little brains. He went to Australia years ago as an engineer and from that to New Zealand with the intention of sending for his family; but he has never done any good and never will."

Entries in the diary of Agnes Townsend [334] read - 'Sept 11th 1845 Georgina Townsend married to Mr Hill' and 'April 7 1848 Mrs Hill (Georgina T) had a son'.

The son Thomas Lionel Hill was born ca 1852 and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. BA 1872. BD 1882. He was ordained Deacon by the Bishop of Down in 1876 and Priest by the Bishop of Cork in 1881. He was Diocesan Curate of Ardfert and Curate of Tralee 1879-1881; Curate of Corkbeg, Cloyne, 1881-84; Rector of Kilmeen, Ross, 1884-1888. He was appointed Rector of Novohal in 1888. He married, on 8 January 1885, Rebecca Morgan, daughter of JW Lindsay JP of Janeville, Blackrock, Cork. They had two sons, Lionel George William and Lindsay Arthur; and two daughters, Anna Somerville and Georgina Townsend. Thomas died on 28 December 1891, aged 42 years and the brass lectern in Nohoval Church was dedicated to his memory by his widow. Thomas' biographical details can be seen in Reverend John Harding Cole's Church and Parish Records of the United Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross 1863-1903 on page 97.