Townsend, Henry

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Epithet: Churchwarden of St Clement Danes

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Epithet: landwaiter, Custom House, Dublin

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Epithet: Reverend; of Honington Hall

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Henry Townsend (1815-1886) was accepted as a Church Missionary Society missionary in 1836 and served the Society for nearly 40 years. He initially went to Sierra Leone but in 1843 he was transferred to the Yoruba mission which he was responsible for founding and from 1846 he was stationed at Abeokuta until 1867 when the missionaries were expelled. He retired in 1876. He wrote several hymns in Yoruba, compiled and printed the first hymn book in Yoruba, compiled the Yoruba primer and edited and printed the Iwe Irohin in English and Yoruba, a fortnightly publication.

Reference: Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905).

From the guide to the Papers of Reverend Henry Townsend, 1836-1871, (University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department)

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referencedIn Vol. CCXXVI (ff. 256). 17-20 Dec. 1834.includes:f. I Ernest Augustus Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 3rd Marquess of Ailesbury: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1834-1848.ff. 3, 10 William Brooks: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1834.f. 5 William Bro... British Library
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
referencedIn Vol. LXVII (ff. 380). 17 Aug.-12 Oct. 1815.includes:f. 1 Robert Stewart, 2nd Earl Castle Stewart: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1814-1823.f. 3 B-Browne, widow of A Browne, formerly Irish Prime Serjeant: Memorial to Lord Whitworth: 1815.f. 7 ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. LXXXI (ff. 502). Dec. 1816.includes:ff. 1, 131, 195 Lieutenant-General Sir George Beckwith, GCB: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1816-1818.ff. 3-5 William Foster, Surveyor of Excise at Cork: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1816-1817.f. 5 b... British Library
creatorOf Townsend, Henry, 1909-2006. Somebody's been borrowing that stuff. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Henry Townsend, Churchwarden of St Clement Danes: Bond to: 1607.Richard Beden, cook, of Send, county Surrey: Bond by, to the Churchwardens of St Clement Danes: 1607.John Downinge, Churchwarden of St Clement Danes: Bonds to: 1607-1609.London, England:... British Library
creatorOf Townsend, Henry, 1909-2006. Somebody's been borrowing that stuff [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Vol. LXXVII (ff. 404). 23 July-Aug. 1816.includes:f. 1 Thomas Richard Babington, Dublin police magistrate: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1815, 1816.ff. 3, 45 John Hatchell, barrister, of Dublin: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1814-1817.f. 5 James King, Cham... British Library
creatorOf Papers of Reverend Henry Townsend, 1836-1871 University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department
referencedIn Vol. XLIII (ff. 335). 10 Nov.-Dec. 1812.includes:f. 1 Andrew Bagot, of the Grand Canal Co., Ireland: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1812, 1813.f. 3 Isaac Corry, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ireland: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1812, 1813.f. 5 General Fran... British Library
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associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
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London, England
Dublin, Ireland
Drogheda, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Kilkenny, county of, Ireland
Cork, Ireland
Down, county of, Ireland
Taney, Dublin
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Birth 1909-10-27

Death 2006-09-24

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