Townshend, George, Reverend
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.
Children of Rev. George Townshend and Elizabeth Stewart:
1. George Stewart Townshend
B: 25 Jul 1839
D: Apr 1888
2. Alexander Stewart Townshend, Dr.
B: 02 Aug 1841
M: Oct 1864, Harriet King
3. Flora Stewart Townshend
M: Sep 1870, P. W. St. George
4. Charles James Townshend, Hon. Sir
B: 22 Mar 1844, Amherst, NS
D: 16 Jun 1924, Wolfville, NS
M: (1) 23 Apr 1867, Laura Kinnear d. 17 Mar 1884
M: (2) 25 Oct 1887, Margaret MacFarlane
He was educated at the Collegiate School and at King's College in Halifax where he graduated with high honours in 1862, B.A. 1863; B.C.L. 1872, and was admitted to the Bar of Nova Scotia in April 1866. He was made a Queens Counsel in 1880. He was elected to the Legislative Council for Cumberland in 1878 and re-elected in 1882, but resigned in 1884 and was elected a member of the Canadian House of Commons in 1884. He served in the Nova Scotia Executive Council from 1878 to 1882 and was elevated to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in March 1887. He was the Chief Justice of Nova Scotia and in his early days the Judge was Captain of the 1st Cumberland Regiment. He was also the Chancellor of King's College, Nova Scotia from 1912 to 1922.
5. William Hill Townshend, Captain
B: 30 Jun 1845
M: Jul 1875, Unknown
6. John Medley Townshend
B: 20 Jan 1852
M: Jun 1880, Annie Brown
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.