B: Abt 1745 or 1760
D: 05 Dec 1816, Plymouth, England.
M: Flora Stewart b. abt 1768, Scotland d. 1843, Amherst, NS. Buried in Amherst, NS, Church of Christ Cemetery.
William, son of Richard Townshend and Sarah Walmesley. William Townshend was born about 1745 in Wrexham, WAL, UK and died on 5 Dec 1816 in Plymouth, ENG, (Current researchers have speculated that William was b. about 1760 in Wexham, Bucks instead of Wrexham. in Wales).
FN: Richard Townshend
MN: Sarah Walmesley
Children of William Townshend and Flora Stewart:
1. Cecil Wray Townshend, Hon.
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. He was raised by Sir Cecil Wray at Fillingham Castle.
D: 12 Dec 1870 at Beaufort House in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
M: 1815, (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.
M: (2) Elizabeth Lea
M: (3) Catherine Killey
2. William James Townshend, Captain
B: 11 Mar 1796
Bapt: 27 Mar 1796 in Charlottetown, PEI
D: Aft 1833.
M: Sarah Powe or Rowe ?
He was a Captain in the Royal Navy and served on the HMS Halifax and HMS Aelous together with a close friend and relative, Captain Lord James Townshend, youngest son of General George, 1st Marquess Townshend).
3. Peter Stewart Townshend
B: 29 Jan 1798
Bapt: 29 Apr 1798 by Rev. Theophilus DesBrisay.
Peter became a barrister and moved back to England.
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: 1831, Dr. Rev. Abraham Van Guelder Wiggins
Helen was obviously named after Helen Diana McKinnon (the head of the Clan McKinnons of which the Stewarts were closely related).
9. Canon Reverend George
B: 09 May 1810, Charlottetown, PEI
Bapt: Charlottetown, PEI
D: 1895, Amherst, NS. Buried in Amherst, NS
M: 1836, (1) Marriane Kinnear (sister of Judge Kinnear) d.
M: (2) 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. Canon Reverend George Townshend was the Rector of Amherst for 61 years and married twice.
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.