Angela, a descendant of Victor Louis Townsend has been able to supply me with some valuable and interesting information about parts of the family, and some clues that I have been able to follow up.
One interesting thing to come out of this latest burst of activity is a marriage link between two different parts of the family via the Raff family. Daisy Ferrers Shirley (the second Mrs VL Townsend) had a sister who married an Eric Raff. This Eric Raff was the grandson of George Raff, and therefore nephew of Robert Raff who was Isabella Rachel Townsend's second husband. Robert was George's eldest son while Harry, Eric's father, was the sixth son.
It all goes 'round and 'round.