W.---  Cadet  Eveline Mary Curzon Townshend

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 b. 12 Oct 1910, Dublin  10 Mar to 12 Jun 1942

   RAeC 1940

     

 

Father: Capt. William Tower Townshend JP, a land agent, (d. 1943), Mother: Hon. Geraldine Emily [Curzon]

Two elder sisters: Blanche Hermoine and Marjorie (brother Alfred died in infancy)

The 1911 Census shows them living in Derry, Cork with a nurse, a nurserymaid, a lady's maid, a cook, a parlourmaid, a housemaid, and a kitchenmaid

Ed. The Cliff, Eastbourne (matriculation)

Address in 1939: Manor House, Battle, Sussex and Leixlip House, Co. Kildare, Eire

'Irish [Pilot's] Licence No. 91"

This notice appeared in the Daily Telegraph on 15 Nov 1939:

... but it seems that, for whatever reason, the marriage did not take place.

Address in 1942 - 46: Bodiam Manor, Sussex


 [Contract Terminated]


The London Gazette, 3 June 1949, reported that "TOWNSHEND, Eveline Mary Curzon (Spinster), Downash, Flimwell, near Hawkhurst, in the county of Kent. FARMER" was declared bankrupt - "Act of Bankruptcy proved in Creditor's Petition."

 

In January 1951, this was in The Cheshire Observer:

"Miss Townshend 'has a 'go' at The Theatre:

Leading four pure-bred Shetland ponies—drawing a glass coach with 32 lights--on to the stage of the Royalty Theatre, Chester, for a scene In the pantomime,  "Cinderella" may not be the most exciting entry into professional theatricals, but for Miss Eveline Townshend of Little Kernsdale. Rolvenden, Kent, it is another step in her motto of 'try anything once'.

Shooting, rowing,  sailing,  breaking, training and making hunters and steeplechasers, flying with the A.T.A. during the 1939-45 War, riding, and dairy farming—she has tried, successfully [sic] all these things. and was at a loose end when a Bristol business man advertised for a groom for the ponies. "It is really good fun" Miss Townshend said to a reporter this week.

"Will I go on to another theatre when this 'run' is completed? Perhaps, but I think a circus will be the next stop. I like to try anything once, you know." To see that her four eight-years-old charges—Janet, Bonnett V-Sign and Chagford (the only 'boy')—are sleek and gleaming ready for their twice daily appearance. Miss Townshend spends several hours each day carefully grooming their coats. She "puts them to bed" each night, and is there —accompanied by her nine years-old Alsatian. Simon — at seven o'clock each morning. 1 love all animals, especially horses, but then I suppose I should, I have been riding since I was two," she added. 

 She was fined £5 in 1956 for failing to keep one of her 3 Alsatians under proper control. She brought all 3 into the court with her...

 

 Address in 1976: Prior Park College, Bath, Somerset

 

 d. 9 Sep 1993 - Gedney, Spalding, Lincs, leaving £38,932

buried at Teampall Bán Graveyard, Unionhall, County Cork, Ireland

“SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF EVELINE MARY CURZON TOWNSHEND. DIED 9TH SEPT 1993 DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM TOWER TOWNSHEND OF MYROSS WOOD AND GERALDINE EMILY TOWNSHEND.”


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