B: Abt 1768, Scotland
D: 1843, Amherst, NS, and was buried in Amherst, NS, Church of Christ Cemetery
M: Abt 1790, William Townshend,
FN: Peter Stewart
MN: Helen MacKinnon
From The Dictionary of Canadian Biography, "Little is known of William Townshend's life before became collector of customs and naval officer for St. John's (Prince Edward) Island. He may have obtained the appointments because of a family connection with George, Viscount Townsend. His enemies later asserted that he had powerful friends in England, although Sir Cecil Wray, an absentee proprietor for whom he acted as agent, is the only one noted as a patron. The office of collector had been given to William Allanby in 1765, but it appears that he had little interest in the colony for Governor Walter Patterson noted in 1783 that Allanby had been absent for nine years and was not likely to return. During his absence no shipping or customs records had been kept."
Children of William Townshend and Flora Stewart:
1. Cecil Wray Townshend, Hon. Sir
B: 03 Jun 1791, Charlottetown, St. John's Island, CAN
Bapt:15 Jun 1791 in Charlottetown, St. John's Island, CAN by Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay.
D: 12 Dec 1870 at Beaufort House in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
M: (1) Sarah Coady b. about 1792 d. 31 May 1819 in Charlottetown, PEI and was buried on 03 Jun 1819 in Charlottetown, PEI. She was previously married to a Mr. Coady, her maiden name is unknown. Buried: Old Anglican Cemetery, Elm Avenue.
2. William James Townshend
B: 11 Mar 1796
Bapt: 27 Mar 1796 in Charlottetown, PEI
M: Sarah Powe
William James was a Captain in the Royal Navy.
3. Peter Townshend
B: 29 Jan 1798
Bapt: 29 Apr 1798 by Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay.
4. Eliza Townshend
B: 29 Jan 1798
Bapt: 29 Apr 1798, Charlottetown, PEI
D: 10 Jun 1824 and was buried in Charlottetown, PEI. Old Protestant Burying Ground.
5. John Dalton
B: 04 Mar 1800, Sherwood, PEI
Bapt: 08 Apr 1800, Charlottetown, PEI
D: About 1873, Rollo Bay West, PEI. Buried in Bay Fortune, PEI
M: Agnes Talford Bell
6. Hester Townshend (Another name for Hester was Esther
B: 17 Jan 1802, Summerside, PEI
Bapt: 24 Feb 1802, Charlottetown, PEI by Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay.
7. Charles James Townshend
B: 13 Jul 1804
Bapt: 25 Sep 1804.by Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay.
8. Helen Diana Townshend
M: Rev. Abraham Van Guelder Wiggins
9. George Townshend,
B: 09 May 1810, Charlottetown, PEI
Bapt: Charlottetown, PEI
D: 1895, Amherst, NS. Buried in Amherst, NS
M: 22 Sep 1838, Elizabeth Stewart d. 24 Apr 1881. She was dau of Hon. Alexander Stewart, Master of the Rolls and Judge of the Court of Vice-Admiralty of Nova Scotia.
George Townshend lived in Amherst, NS, and was a minister of the Church of England. He was from Bushey in Hertfordshire, England. He earned his B.A. in 1843 and an M.A. in 1846. He was Rector of the Diocese of Amherst and was named Rural Dean in 1835. He was named Honourary Canon of St. Luke's Cathedral in Halifax in 1889 and was Canon from 1874 to 1889.
Stewart Families, Terry Spear, Thomas Woodman Stewart, Waldron Haslam Leard, Donna Collings, Al McNutt, Owen Gray, Patricia Alnes, Anna Lee Hogan, and Derek Wray Townshend.