CHAUNCEY HARE TOWNSHEND (only son of Henry Hare Townsend of Busbridge hall, Godalming, d. 1827). b. 20 April 1798; educ. Eton and Trin. hall, Camb.; B.A. 1821, M.A. 1824; chancellor's English medallist for a poem on the subject Jerusalem 1817; changed his name from Townsend to Townshend 1835; author of Poems 1821; A descriptive tour in Scotland by T. H. C., Brussels 1840, new ed. 1846; Facts in mesmerism, with reasons for a dispassionate inquiry into it 1840, 2 ed. 1844; Sermons in sonnets, with a text on the new year and other poems 1851; The burning of the Amazon, a ballad poem 1852; Mesmerism proved true and the Quarterly Reviewer reviewed 1854; The three gates, in verse 1859; Religious opinions 1869; resided latterly at Lausanne; bequeathed his collections of precious stones, coins, cameos, and pictures to South Kensington museum. d. 21 Norfolk st. Park lane, London 25 Feb. 1868. Boddington's Pedigree of the family of Townsend (1881); Church's Precious stones (1883) 96-111.