A random selection of information found while searching the web. Most of what has been found is not repeated here - you can search for it easily yourself. Instead these are items not found by the casual search or even items that have since disappeared from the web.

The first is one where a story just vanished and so has now been re-posted here - Dateline London 1987 - The Kings Cross Underground Station Fire and Death of Colin Townsley

Another is this company with offices in Grimsby around 1939 ... Dawber, Townsley & Co. Ltd. Other records indicate that the company was based in Hull and operated from before 1904 until at least 1970. Update: A quotation for tiling work has turned up for Dawber, Townsley & Co Ltd. It is dated 1924 and claims that the company was established in 1789! Partial copy below -



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to the memory of
William Henry
son of Joseph & Hannah Townsley
who died December 21st 1851
aged 27 years
Resolv'd in folly's path to go,
Led captive by my stubborn will,
Thy love forbad my rest below,
Thy patient love pursued me still
And forced me from my sin to part,
And tore the idol from my heart.
Also Elizabeth, the beloved wife of John Bracewell,
Cloth Dresser of Leeds, and daughter of the above
Joseph & Hannah Townsley, who died October 27th
1855, aged 51 years
Also Ann,
widow wife of C. Arundale, &
daughter of the above, who died
September 23rd 1860, aged 41 years
Also the above named Joseph Townsley
who died March 20th 1865, aged 81 years
Also Hannah, wife of the above, who died June 3rd
1865 aged 80 years

Beckett Street Cemetery, Leeds (Grave 17026 E)

Award - A prize in honour of the contribution made by Professor W A Townsley to the University of Tasmania, Australia (1956-1974). This is the Wilfred Asquith Townsley (known as Mick) who was born in Yorkshire 1909 (reg Pontefract 1910) and moved to Tasmania in 1939. He died there in 2002.

Local Government - Leeds City Council (UK 1998) - Councillors who serve on the Education Committee (c/o The Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 1UR): Liberal Democrat - Christopher Townsley

Local Government - APPOINTMENT TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY AGENCY FOR NORTHERN IRELAND April 1998. The Economy Minister, Adam Ingram, today announced the appointment of Mr Desmond Andrew Lowry to serve as a member of the Health and Safety Agency for Northern Ireland for a period from 23 March 1998 to 30 September 2000. Other members of the Agency from 1 October 1997 are: Mrs A F Shaw - Chairman, Mr Brian Lewis, Mr Tom Moore, Mrs Teresa Townsley, Mrs Ann Ervine, Pat Larkin, Ms Roisin Lilley, Mr Jim Speers, Mr John Robinson.

Dr. John Townsley, associate director for policy and coordination in NIDR's Division of Extramural Research (DER), recently retired after more than 25 years at NIH. As chief advisor to the division director, he coordinated the development and administration of research grants and training programs. He was also executive secretary of NIDR's dental research programs advisory committee, which provided recommendations to the institute on program priorities. A native of Great Britain, Townsley earned his bachelor's degree and doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Leeds. In 1962, he arrived in the U.S. after accepting a fellowship in steroid biochemistry at Clark University and the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology in Massachusetts. (NIH, USA - August 1997)


Francis & Mary Ann Townsley, East Colwick

Arthur Andersen Visiting Fellow - Joe Townsley's appointments prior to joining UMIST included Chartered Accountancy Practice and Management Accountant in Industry. Having joined Manchester School of Management in 1972 as a lecturer he served as Senior Lecturer from 1979 to 1993. Having taken early retirement from UMIST, he is currently involved in a variety of business activities, whilst maintaining contact with the Manchester School of Management via the visiting fellowship (1993-present) and as a Director of Continuing Education (1996-present). His publications are used in teaching worldwide. (UK 1998)

Sport, Rugby League - Richard Townsley (b 1883) was a profesional rugby player for Hull Kingston Rovers and played the year they won the cup in the early 1900's. Does anyone know more about Richard's playing record?

Sport, Boxing - Joseph Townsley won the Bronze Medal for Scotland in the 71kg category at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Sport, Soccer - Tom Townsley was born 28 Apr 1898 in Scotland and made 159 professional league appearances for Leeds United in the 1920's. He appears in the Leeds United Football Club team photo of 1926-27. More - Tom came from a family of coal miners in Polmont (who came originally from County Antrim) and served with the Scots Guards in WW1. After the war he became a professional footballer with Falkirk FC (1920) and captained Scotland in their 3-0 win over Wales (1926). He was transferred to Leeds for a near-record fee of 5,000 pounds and stayed there until 1934. He then moved to Peterhead as player / coach. After the war he managed the team that won the Highland League Cup three years in a row. He died in 1976 and a press notice said - "There is so much one could write about Tom Townsley, but need I say more than this?  When in the company of Tom you were in the company of a Gentleman." (Information kindly supplied by Tom's grand daughter).

Sport, Soccer - Derek Townsley, leading goal scorer for Queen of the South (Scotland - 1998/99 Season). [More clubs and results since then]


Sport, Horse Racing -


John & Mary Townsley, Heaton, Bradford

THE VINCENT O'BRIEN COUNTY HANDICAP HURDLE Cheltenham Festival (England). Grade Three, Class A, Showcase Race, 5.40pm, Thursday, March 18, 1999, five-year-olds and upwards which, before February 15, have been placed first, second or third in a hurdle race, 2m 1f, 50,000 total prize fund. Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer: 2532-262 ALKA INTERNATIONAL 7-8-01 Paul Townsley, Pru Townsley

Townsley Lake is located in Yosemite National Park, California, USA close to a High Sierra camp named Vogelslang. It was named for a Townsley who was a ranger in Yosemite in the 1930's perhaps a bit later. He was known for packing in fish (mostly trout) to lakes in the Yosemite high country by horseback. A John Townsley became superintendent of Mount Rainer N.P., Washington State in 1967 and also was superintendent of Yellowstone N.P., Wyoming from 1975 to 1982. (Neil Townsley, Daleville, Alabama, USA)

Walking Trail, California, USA - "Only a few short minutes from the city, this beautiful loop climbs along the Coastal Trail past Battery Townsley and along windswept ridges with spectacular views south to San Francisco and north towards Point Reyes."

Hall County, Nebraska, USA - Townsley-Murdock Immigrant Trail Site, Approx. 1.5 mi. S of Alda

Historic Site - Steuben, Washington County, Maine, USA - Jacob Townsley House









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