Isaac Townsend

Isaac Townsend was born in Horsley, Gloucestershire, ca 1805. He married Sarah Brinsdon (b. Bath, Somerset, 1814) in Minchampton parish - 19 October, 1830. They were the parents of Ellen Townsend who married 1. James Hobbs and 2. William Webb-King.

Isaac and Sarah Townsend, with their family, lived at St. Chloe Green, Amberley, Minchinhampton Parish.

Children of Isaac and Sarah were: William (b. Minchinhampton 1835; Ellen (b. Avening, Glouc.1832 or 1842) ; Richard (b. Froome, Somerset 1845); Elizabeth (b. Minchinhampton 1847); Francis (b. Woodchester, Glouc. 1849); James (b. Minchinhampton 1852).

Note: It's possible that there were two Ellen Townsend members of this family - one born in 1832 and who died; another born in 1842 who subsequently married James Hobbs and then William Webb-King. This would account for the discrepancy of dates re: Ellen in what is otherwise clear indication that this is the family (i.e. of Isaac and Sarah Brinsdon) in which 'our' Ellen was raised.

Christening: 26 AUG 1832 Horsley, Gloucester, England
Mother: SARAH
Batch No.: P018101

Marriage: 19 OCT 1830 Minchinhampton, Gloucester, England
Batch No.: M049001

1861 England Census about Isaac Townsend
Age: 56
Estimated birth year: abt 1805
Relation: Head
Spouse's name: Sarah
Where born: M Hampton, Gloucestershire, England
Civil parish: Minchinhampton (St. Chloe Green)
Ecclesiastical parish: Amberley
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Registration district: Stroud
Sub-registration district: Minchinhampton
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Household schedule number: 102
Household Members: Name Age
Isaac Townsend 56 cloth dresser
Sarah Townsend 47 (b. 1814, Bath, Somerset)
Ellen Townsend 19 flock worker (born ca 1842, Avening, Gloucester)
Richard Townsend 16 woolen cloth worker
Elizabeth Townsend 14 flock worker
Francis Townsend 12 scholar
James Townsend 9 scholar
Catherine Townsend 2 grandchild (of whom - Ellen?)

1851 Census

TOWNSEND Charles 46 Ag Lab Cherrington
Mary 46 Crudwell
William 21 Ag Lab Avening
Mary 16 Avening
John 16 Avening
Jane 14 Avening
Thomas 8 Scholar Avening

TOWNSEND William 36 Gardener Stroud
Elizabeth 30 Maruylebone
Edmund 10 Scholar Minchinhampton
Rose 8 Scholar Rodboro'
Sarah 6 Scholar Rodboro'
Ellen 2 Rodboro'

1851: Townsend Edmund 1841 Avening Stroud, Horsley

Census 1851:-
TOWNSEND George 51 Scripture Reader Prston /Nailsworth 51
TOWNSEND Charles 46 Ag Lab Cherrington /Avening 51
TOWNSEND James 29 Bacon Lab Horsley /Newmarket 1851
TOWNSEND William 36 Gardener Stroud /Avening 51
TOWNSEND Sarah Servant 27 Cherrington /Mn'chmptn 51
TOWNSEND James Servant 21 Carter Frampton Mansell /Mn'chmptn 51
TOWNSEND Job 47 Railway Lab Sapperton /Mn'chmptn 51
TOWNSEND Richard 56 Farmer 8ac Whelford /Mn'chmptn 51

None seemed to be in Horsley but it seems to overlap with Minchinhampton so had a look in Horsley and in M'ton
TOWNSEND Richard 56 Farmer 8ac Whelford
Elizabeth 55 Coln St Aldwins
Ann 20 Whelford
Mary Ann 17 Whelford
Caroline 15 Whelford
Richard 12 Scholar Whelford

Minchinhampton 1851
TOWNSEND Sarah Servant 27 Cherrington

GODWIN George Widr 41 Farmer 180 ac POOL Wilts
Eliza 18 Brokenborough
Henry 15 Minchinhampton
Sarah 13 Minchinhampton
HILLIER Susanna Servant Widow 70 Wilts Newnton
TOWNSEND James Servant 21 Carter Frampton Mansell **
ENGLISH Isaac Servant 20 Westport

TOWNSEND Job 47 Railway Lab Sapperton
Fanny 38 Cloth Worker Spinner Sapperton
Eliza 17 Silk Cleaner Minchinhampton
George 13 Ag Lab Minchinhampton

Newmarket. 36
TOWNSEND James 29 Bacon Lab Horsley
Charlotte 31 Cloth Worker Weaver Horsley
Ann 3 Home Horsley
Mary 1 Home Horsley

Possible earlier relatives:

Christening: 31 MAY 1712 Minchinhampton, Gloucester, England
Batch No.: C049001

TOWNSEND Jos. Flock Manufacturer Cains- Cross, Stroud - Pigott's Directory, 1830

John Townsend, p. Avening, & Ann Sims 26 Dec. 1796
William Townsend & Mary Farmiloe 12 Sept. 1774
William Townsind & Joane Farmilo 20 Oct. 1708
Nathan Townsind & Ann Baker 22 Apr. 1717
William Townshend & Mary Pain 20 July 1732
John Townshend & Mary Baker 4 Feb. 1742
William Townshend & Susannah Harris 16 Jan. 1744
William Townshend & Mary Grist 14 Oct. 1744
Gyles Chambres & Katherine Townsend 20 Sept. 1578
Edward Hollidaie & Margaret Townsende 9 July 1582

John Hobbs, p. Horseley, & Elizabeth Bird 17 May 1720

Little End is an18th Century renovated Cotswold stone cottage located on St Chloe Green adjoining the National Trust’s Rodborough Common and Amberley village between Minchinhampton , Woodchester and Nailsworth.

From a modern sales ad (re St. Chloe Green) . . .

18th Century renovated Cotswold stone cottage is on St Chloe Green adjoining National Trust Rodborough Common and Amberley village Situated between Minchinhampton , Woodchester and Nailsworth off the A46. It sleeps 6, and has every facility for a relaxed break in the country . It has a lovely walled cottage garden with a Conservatory at the rear and an orchard spinney on the front. It has a beautiful outlook over the Woodchester Hills and Rodborough Common, is quiet and well set away from main road traffic. It has space for parking 2/3 Cars Local amenities include a Post Office - General store, 2 Pub restaurants within walking distance., and is but a mile or so from the extensive facilities of Stroud, and Nailsworth This Three double Bedroom Cottage will sleep 6 persons and has an en suite Shower-room WC and a general bath,/shower/WC room.

Little End offers 1 double bedroom, 2 twin rooms, 2 bathrooms, large lounge and dining area with oak beams and original country features, large kitchen with duel fuel double oven. Cottage Facilities - bed linen and duvets, towels, stereo, television, video, parking (3), wood burning fire, gas central heating, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, cottage walled garden, orchard garden, patio, conservatory, electricity coin meter, payphone, 5+ children welcome, sorry no pets, non smokers only, friday changeover (arrival 3.30pm)

Little End is in the hamlet of St. Chloe facing the green to the NW of Amberley village itself. If you are approaching from Stroud take the A 46 to Bath. At the village of Woodchester the road forks left up Culver Hill signposted Minchinhampton, and Amberley, and immediately after crossing the cattle grid, turn left signposted St Chloe and proceed up the hill.

When the sign reads St Chloe-Littleworth take this fork and then left again to a road signed unsuitable for heavy vehicles the cottage is the last one, approx 100 yards on the right. Coming from Bath on the A46 towards Stroud turn right at Woodchester and proceed up Culver Hill as above.

If approaching from the M4. Take the A 419 after junction 15, Along the A 419, bypass Cirencester to STROUD, when reaching an airfield on your left in about 4 miles, turn left signed MOD Aston Down-Minchinhampton, proceed on over Rodborough Common and straight on for about 3 miles until The Bear at Rodborough country Pub, Turn sharp left and left again behind the Pub, Drive along the back road area and when reaching St Chloe Green turn right into the lane marked unsuitable for heavy vehicles and