Henry Towns
(Abt 1790-)
Mary Knight
(Abt 1790-)
Richard Towns Townsend
(1821-1870)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Ruth White

Richard Towns Townsend

  • Born: 1821, Stevington, Bedfordshire England
  • Christened: 1829, Stevington, Bedfordshire England
  • Marriage (1): Ruth White on 12 Jun 1839 in Bedford, Bedfordshire England
  • Died: 29 Mar 1870, Armidale, NSW Australia at age 49

  General Notes:

Elizabeth Striplin notes:
Records show:

England and Wales Criminal Registers:
April 1838 - age 16 for fraud (Richard Towns)
October 1840 - age 19 for Sheep Stealing (Richard Townsend)
6 July 1841 (Suffolk) - age 21, Richard and his brother Thomas were both accused of (not legible but could be larceny) and were sentenced 'transportation' for 7 years.
31 March 1845 he was on board the vessel 'Elizabeth' bound for NSW, Australia as follows:
Richard Towns - Labourer - 22
Ruth Towns - Lacemaker - 24
James Towns - Son 5
Sarah Towns - Daughter 1

Richard Townsend's death made the newspapers (unfortunately)

The Manaro Mercury, and Cooma and Combala Advertiser (NSW 1862-1931), Saturday 7 May 1870 page 7
(National Library of Australia) www.nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113957878 <http://www.nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113957878> reads as follows:

SUFFOCATED BY DRINK.
Another terrible instance of death through excessive drinking is related in the Armidale Express:

On Tuesday, Richard Townsend and his wife came into Armidale to get their two daughters baptised. In the night, when Mrs Townsend looked for her husband, she found him lying drunk in Marsh Street. He was lifted into the dray, and the party went off home. Townsend, living about 12 miles from town, near the Rocky. Shortly after reaching his place, he was found dead and quite cold, in the dray. Mrs Townsend subsequently thought that he must have been dying when put into the dray, although she did not then think anything was wrong with him except intoxication, which he was addicted to. A post-mortem examination by Dr. Spasshatt showed that the lungs were thoroughly congested, the other organs being in a healthy state. The Coroner's jury returned a verdict of death from suffocation brought on by drink.

  Noted events in his life were:

connection. The connection between Di Williams and myself is as follows:
Di Williams . . .
Is linked in some way to . . .
Thomas White (1784) who married Lucy Hutchins (c1793)
They had Ruth White (c1820) who married Richard Townsend (1821)
They had Sarah Townsend (1843) who married Ralph Dawson (1839)
His father was Thomas Dawson (1801) who married Elizabeth Hare (1800)
Her father was Ellis Hare (1778)
His father was Ellis Hare (1740) & he also had Elizabeth Hare (1765) who married
William Godfrey (1763)
They had Sarah Godfrey (1790) who married William Enersby (1791)
They had Thomas Endersby (1822) who married Rebecca Lockey (1821)
Her father was Joseph Lockey (1782)
His father was Thomas Lockey (1748) & he also had Elizabeth Lockey (1773) who married John Godfrey (1772)
They had George Godfrey (1798) who married Elizabeth Huckle (1801)
Her father was Joseph Huckle (1766)
His father was James Huckle (1724) & he also had Henry Huckle (1761)
He had Anna Huckle (1787) who married George Larkinson (1789)
They had George Larkinson (1817)
He had Frederick Larkinson (1865)
He had Winthrop Larkinson (1889)
He had Dulcie Larkinson (1926) who married Colin Davies (1925)
They had me Robyn Bray (nee Davies) (1950)



The connection between Di Williams and Robert is as follows:

Di Williams . . .
Is linked in some way to . . .
Thomas White (1784) who married Lucy Hutchins (c1793)
They had Ruth White (c1820) who married Richard Townsend (1821)
They had Sarah Townsend (1843) who married Ralph Dawson (1839)
His father was Thomas Dawson (1801) who married Elizabeth Hare (1800)
Her father was Ellis Hare (1778)
His father was Ellis Hare (1740) & he also had Elizabeth Hare (1765) who married
William Godfrey (1763) who married Elizabeth Hare (1765)
Her father was Ellis Hare (1740) & he also had Ellis Hare (1778)
He had Elizabeth Hare (1800) who married Thomas Dawson (1801)
They had Rachel Dawson (1835) who married James Bell (1824)
They had Robin Bell (1862)
He had Myra Bell (1892) who married Andrew Menzies (1892)
His father was Daniel Menzies (1865) who married Lavinia Gower (1869)
Her father was Charles Gower (1829) who married Lavinia Pearson (1838)
Her father was Robert Pearson (c1795) & he also had William
He had Robert Arthur Bray (1947) who married me - Robyn Bray (nee Davies) (1950) Pearson (1830) who married Susannah Dawes (1841)
Her father was Edward Bannister Dawes (1843) & he also had James H. Dawes (1843)
He had Annie Florence Dawes (1873) who married Arthur Augustus Bray (1869)
They had Albert Alan Bray (1896)
He had Robert Alfred Bray (1920) who married me - Robyn Bray (nee Davies) (1950)


Richard married Ruth White, daughter of Thomas White and Lucy Hutchins, on 12 Jun 1839 in Bedford, Bedfordshire England. (Ruth White was born in 1819 in Stevington, Bedfordshire England, christened on 23 Apr 1820 in Stevington, Bedfordshire England, died on 17 Jul 1883 in Mount Butler, near Armidale, NSW Australia and was buried in Saumarez Ponds, near Armidale, NSW Australia.)


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