This page is dedicated to one of the three seperate Townshend branches that have ended up in South Africa. These Townshends appear to be the most prominent of the South African branches and feature extensively in the newspaper, printing and journalism industry in South Africa. The author of this website is does not descend from this branch but descends from a small branch of South African Townshends originating from the PEI Townshends.
Information from Paula Townshend - firstname.lastname@example.org
Francis Townshend (???? - ????) was a railway Station Master at hamsey, Sussex. He married in 1832 and had issue:
Walter Waters Townshend (1834 - ????) married Sarah Burton in 1858, Parish Church, Brighton, Sussex. Apprenticed to printer at Lewes 1848. Emmigrated to South Africa in 1882. Had issue:
Arthur Walter Townshend (1859 - 1935) was Mayor of Cape Town in 1900. Senior partner of "Taylor, Townshend & Snatchell" (printers), He married firstly to Bertha Gunning and secondly to Mary "Polly" Ingleslay. Had Issue
Dudley Townshend married Joyce Fear and had issue:
Ellen Sarah Townshend (1860 - 1865)
Alice Mary (1862 - 1929) married Edwin (Ted) Martin Suter. Most of family living in Gwelo (Gweru), Zimbabwe.
Frank Townshend (1863 - 1944) Edited newspaper at Walch, NSW. He married Maud Elizabeth Gates in 1893 and had issue:
Doris Burton Townshend (1894 - ????) married firstly Herbert Nelson and secondly to Harald Bowden and had issue.
George Burton Townshend (1864 - 1946) married Emma Selina Drake and had issue:
Hazel Waters Townshend (1896 - ????) marries Walter Montague Townshend, her cousin. (SEE BELOW)
Phyllis Ethelbert Townshend married Cecil Rupert Moore and had issue.
Frank Langley Redvers Townshend married firstly to Jean Mellefort and had issue. Married secondly to Edna Spence.
Jill Adele Townshend married William James Sutton
Arthur Bownan Inglesby Townshend married firstly Rita Eliza Thatcher (with issue) and secondly to Vera Till
Aline Ruth Townshend married Maxwell Gregory and had issue.
Bonnie Jessie Townshend (1910 - ????)
Rae Townshend married Alan Gestier and had issue.
Nellie Elizabeth Townshend
Philip Townshend (1866 - 1951) born in Uckfield, Sussex. Married Mary McKenzie Ferguson (???? - 1949) who died at age 73. They had issue.
Frank Townshend died young
Ruth Townshend died young
Walter Montague Townshend marries Hazel Waters Townshend, his cousin and has issue.
Marjorie Zel Townshend (1920 - 1946) married David Albiston
Bertha Veronica Townshend marries Simon Kloppers and has issue.
Frank Walter George Townshend (1921 - 1969) married Nora Ann and had issue:
Michael Anthony Townshend
Deidre Townshend married in 1949 to William John Surridge, had issue
Jeremy John Townshend (1965 - ) married Angela Maree in 1992 and have two sons
James Aidan Townshend (1995)
Patricia Ann Townshend (1968 - ) married Peter Berry in 1985 and had issue
Lachlan John Townshend (1998)
Valerie Phyllis Townshend married John Burton Edwards and had issue.
Stella Townshend marries Robert Lyle and has issue.
Laura Alfreda Townshend marries Geradus Cornelius Cruywagen and has issue.
Buller Townshend marries Maria Vos
Constance Townshend marries Reiner Blanckenberg and has issue.
Annabel Pretoria Townshend (1899 - 1922) Born in Vryberg.
Jessie Maria Townshend (1869 - 1958) marries Joseph Barrett. Widowed young - ran a stationary/bookshop and brought up children on her own. Her son, Philip, was the founder of PN Advertising group in South Africa.
Joseph Burton Townshend (1901 - 1985) married in 1951 to Isabella (Babs) Ingeborg Anstensen and had issue:
Sara Grace Townshend (1955)
Alice Maud Grace Townshend (1903 - 1955) marries Archibald Coventry
Nathan Johan Townshend (1956)
Henry Robin Hood Townshend (1905) marries Winnie Evans and has issue
Jonothan Townshend (1932 - 1982) marries Phyllis de Kock. Was a printer.
Ruth Townshend (1933) marries Ken Morley and has issue.
Charles Philip Townshend (1937) marries Pat Brady and has issue. Living in Canada
Hazel Townshend marries Randy Bell
Robin George Townshend marries Edwina Watt and has issue:
Ivan Townshend marries Natalie Balay
Thomas David Townshend (1911) marries Zuradah Elsie Sutherland. Now living in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Has issue
Harold Frank Townshend (1937) marries Elaine Marguerite and has issue:
Frank George Philip Townshend (1910 - 1935)
Simon Neville Thomas Townshend (1964)
Zuradah Mariad Townshend (1940) marries Thomas Patrick Davis and has issue. Now living in Queensland, Australia.
Guinevere Zuradah Helene (1967)
Philip Harold Tristram Townshend (1968)
David Graham Townshend (1948) marries Patricia Olwyn Farmer and has issue
David Robert Townshend (1982)
Mathew Richard (1951 - 1979)
Phebe Emily Townshend (1913 - 1986) marries in 1939 to Thomas Leeman and has issue.
Mary Madelaine (Polly) Townshend(1914 - 1939)
Arthur Benjamin Townshend (1915 - 1989) marries in 1944 to Ruth Watt in Pretoria, South Africa. They have issue:
Brian Peter Townshend (1945) marries Jean Walker in 1966 in Dunedin, New Zealand and has issue:
Jesse (Jack) Barrett Townshend (1918) marries Daphne Strachan and has issue:
Marion Townshend (1967)
Rhoda Elizabeth Townshend marries Robin Nunnerley in 1976 in Redditch, UK and has issue.
possible 6th child
Andrew David Townshend marries Katherine Wilkinson in 1976 in Dunedin, New Zealand and has issue:
Stephen Townshend (1984)
Annabel Ruth Townshend (1954) marries Bruce Ginn in 1984 in Sydney, Australia and has issue.
Philip Townshend (1986)
Paula Townshend (1961)
Thomas Townshend (1961)
marries Frances Oats in 1990 and has issue:
Seth Townshend (1991)
Kezia Townshend (1993)
Ethan Townshend (1997)
Peter Douglas Townshend marries Joanne Marlene McCulloch and has issue:
Margaret Rhoda Townshend (1919 - 1919)
Stuart William Townshend (1976)
Anthony Townshend marries Irene Day and has issue:
Robert Douglas Townshend (1979)
Claire Townshend (1982)
Loren Townshend (1984??)
Adam?? Townshend (1984??)