Thomas Townshend of County Cork attended Trinity College, Dublin (1792) and Gray's Inn (1794). He corresponded with Edmund Burke in 1796, and published pamphlets on Ireland, where he was a member of the Irish parliament. In some catalogues his General Opinions on the Conduct of the Ministers is attributed to Thomas Townshend "barrister at law" and in others as "Member of the Irish Parliament"; they appear to be by the poet.
Considerations on the theoretical spirit of the times; on the inefficacy of theory to the formation of civil government; on the doctrines of liberty and equality. 1793.
A summary defence of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke. In two letters. 1796.
General opinions on the conduct of the ministers with respect to Ireland. 1801.
Letter on the doctrines and facts of Sir Richard Musgrave. 1801.