Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Townsend (Shepperton & Dunbeacon)

John Townsend, great grandson of Colonel Richard Townsend, originator of the family in west Cork, inherited Shepperton in the mid eighteenth century. He was a barrister and an MP for various Cork constituencies up until the Act of Union. In 1788, on the death of his brother Henry, he inherited the Townsend Dunbeacon estates. For more information see Townsend Family Records at http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~townsend/tree/record.php?ref=214 In the 1870s the Shepperton estate was owned by Jane Townsend and amounted to over 1500 acres. The Dunbeacon estate, of almost 6000 acres, was in the possession of Richard Townsend.

Associated Families

No associated families were found for this estate

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Shepperton Aghills Castlehaven Skibbereen Shreelane 322 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W181356
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Ballinatona Cottage Ballinatona Myross Skibbereen Myross 321 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W206321
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Clontaff Clontaff Myross Skibbereen Myross 321 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W210337
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Dunbeacon House Dunbeacon Skull Skull Dunbeacon 331 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V919401
OS Sheet: 130
Discovery map: 88