GEORGE TOWNSEND (son of George Townsend of Ramsgate, Kent, Independent minister). b. Ramsgate 1788; educ. Trin. coll. Camb., B.A. 1812, M.A. 1816; C. of Littleport, Cambs. 1813; C. of Hackney, London to 1816; professor at Sandhurst 1816; C. of Farnborough, Hant. 1816; domestic chaplain to bishop of Durham 1822; prebendary of Durham 25 Aug. to death; V. of Northallerton, North Yorkshire 1826-39; P.C. of St. Margaret, Durham 1839-42; D.D. Durham 1845; went to Rome to convert Pio Nono 1850; author of Poems 1810; Armageddon, a poem 1815; The old testament arranged in historical and chronological order 1821, 5 ed. 1860; The new testament arranged in historical and chronological order 1826, 5 ed. 1860; The accusations of history against the church of Rome examined 1825, new. ed. 1845; Spiritual communion with God: or the Pentateuch and the book of Job arranged, 2 vols. 1845-49; and other books. d. The college, Durham 23 Nov. 1857. G.M. Jany. 1858 p. 101.