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Michael Fetherston

Male Abt 1770 - Aft 1854  (~ 85 years)


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  • Name Michael Fetherston  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1770  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Birth Bef 1807  [1, 2
    Residence 1827  Kintogher, Co Westmeath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1829  Mountain Road, Carne, Co Westmeath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1829  Mountain Road, Carne, Co Westmeath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • 'FETHERSTON, Mic., of Carne or Kintogher, House and townland. LandCarn orKintogher barony Demifore Ten Pounds'
    Residence 1854  Carne, Co Westmeath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • 10a Michael Fetherston House, offices and land 31 acres 2 roods10perches. Valuation 15.10.0 pounds. Tenant to Lord Longford.
    Residence 1854  Mountain Road, Carne, Co Westmeath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • House and 31 acres land, tenant to Lord Longford
    Residence 1855  Mayne, Co Westmeath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Aft 1854  [1, 2
    Residence 1932  Carne, Co Westmeath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Anecdote 2015  [2
    • From RCB Dublin researched by Barbara Creggy:-
      Protestants in Mayne Easter 1818
      Michael Fetherston - 5 family members

      From Electors List of 1829:-
      'FETHERSTON, Mic., of Carne or Kintogher, House and townland LandCarnor Kintoghter barony DemiforeTen Pounds'.

      Also on 1832 Electors List with other Fetherstons. He is shown ashaving lands in Carn and Kintogher, the latter being a 'place-name' inthe townland of Carn. A togher was a roadway through a swampy area,soliterally, it meant the head of the road. Kintogher is no longer in useand had been forgotten as a place name. Ten pounds was a reasonablevaluation, and would have entitled him to a vote for a Member ofParliament at Westminster.

      In the Killafree Churchyard, Castlepollard:-
      'This Stone was erected by Michael Fetherston in memory of his FatherMichael his children and his beloved wife who dep this life Oct 151835aged 64 years.'

      His gravestone has very interesting markings on it. I’m working onitreferring to Michael's wife who d.15 Oct 1835 67 yrs, their childrenand his father Michael. There is a possibility that this Michaelisactually the brother of William Fetherston b.c1815 and not hisfather.

      Michael was a member of Castlepollard Masonic Lodge No.445, the warrantfor which was dated 4th July 1816. He was registered on the same date.This explains the symbols on his gravestone.

      He was a tenant on Lord Longford's Estate (the Pakenham's), he held landand house in the townland of Carn.
      He erected the gravestone of his father Michael.

      In the 1854 Griffith's Valuation of Ireland, Co. Westmeath:-
      Fetherston, Michael Carn Mayne, Co. Westmeath

      I believe this is the correct Michael. He was a tenant in the townlandof Carn, Parish of Mayne. Michael Conlon has supplied the relavent pagefrom Griffith's Valuation plus a map:-
      10 a Michael Fetherston House, offices and land.
      31 acres 2 roods 10 perches. Valuation 14.10.0 pounds Buildings1.0.0.pounds.

      Rateable Property 15.10.0 pounds

      'As first quality land was approx. valued at 1 pound per acre, the landwas of reasonable quality.'

      The map shows Carn highlighted in orange. The Fetherston holding isoutlined in green, with an arrow pointing to the house ('a') on theroadside. Mr Conlon believes a Coghlan family was in it after theFetherston's, then a Gilmer family.

      Interesting that his near neighbours included Richard Holmes and a JohnRobinson. Other tenants at Carn included Ball, Brady, Flaherty,Fitzsimmons, De Burgh, Riggs, Coghlan, Pakenham, and Cramer.
    Reference Number 63589 
    Person ID I63589  Featherstone Main
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2016 

    Father Michael Fetherston 
    Mother (Unknown) (Unknown) 
    Married At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Family ID F18550  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 (Unknown) (Unknown),   b. Abt 1771,   d. 15 Oct 1835, Westmeath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Children 
     1. Nicholas Fetherston,   b. Bef 1800,   d. Aft 1818  (Age > 20 years)
     2. Anne Fetherston,   b. Abt 1800,   d. Aft 1818  (Age ~ 19 years)
     3. John Fetherston,   b. Abt 1801,   d. Aft 1853  (Age ~ 53 years)
     4. William Fetherston,   b. Abt 1815, Co Westmeath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1878, Carne, Co Westmeath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F18520  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 04 Jul 1816  Castlepollard, Co Westmeath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    • Castlepollard Masonic Lodge No. 445. Registered on the same daythewarrant to establish the Lodge was dated.
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F18549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2109] Research provided by Michael Conlon of Castlepolla, Griffiths Valuation of Ireland, Co Westmeath 1854.

    2. [S2090] Featherstone Society Member 322 Marie Davison, Marie Davison, (Aug 2015).

    3. [S2129] Church of Ireland - Castlepollard Union of Parishe, Research provided by Michael Conlon of Castlepollard.

    4. [S2109] Research provided by Michael Conlon of Castlepolla, Research provided by Michael Conlon of Castlepollard.