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  • ID: I616
  • Name: Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1621
  • Death: 24 JUN 1693
  • Residence: 1651 Phillipstown, co Offaly
  • Note: 1 2 3 4

    Cuthbert Fetherston, born 1621, son of Ralph of Co Durham, left for Ireland immediately after the Battle of Worcester in 1651; he was unable to save his relative, Sir Thomas Fetherstonhaugh, who was captured and later beheaded at Chester. Cuthbert settled at Phillipstown, married and died in 1693. He left five sons -
    1. John of Castlekeeran (below)
    2. Thomas, a soldier who served in defence of Enniskillen and carried the Enniskillen Standard at the Battles of the Boyne (1690) and Aughrim (1691). He married and had children but his branch died out in the early 1800's
    3. Philip married and had children but his branch also died out.
    4. Jacob died without children
    5. James, born 1681, no information
    Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh of Hethrege-Cleugh, co Durham, removed to Ireland after the execution of his cousin Sir Timothy Fetherstonhaugh (son of Henry Fetherstonhaugh of Kirkoswald, 2nd son of Sir Albany Fetherstone-haugh of Fetherstone Castle, high sheriff of Northumberland 1530.) (Albany was killed 24 Oct 1530 by Nicholas Ridley of Unthank, Hugh Ridley of Harden, and others at a border feud at Greenshilhaugh near the farmhouse of one Wydon Eals). Sir Timothy was captured at the battle of Wigan Lane, Lancs, and was tried by court martial in Chester and beheaded for treason 22 October 1651.
    In the parish church of Kirk-Oswald are memorials of the family of Fetherstonhaugh, particularly the monument of the loyal Sir Timothy Fetherstonhaugh, who was beheaded at Chester in 1651. It has the following inscription:
    M. S. Timothei Fetherstonhaugh de Kirk-Oswald equitis vexillarii, ab antiquâ de T. H. in agro Northumb. stirpe oriundi; quantum pro publicis afflictĉ patriĉ vindiciis (grassante tunc conspiratione, perfidissimâ) et molitus et perpessus, oculos huc adverte, lege, lege. Causam Regis et ecclesiĉ Ang. extremo capitis fortunarumq[ue] periculo perpetim asseruit, aureos 300 in regium subsidium ultro erogavit; cohortem militarem suis ipsius sumptibus conscripsit. Filium Henricum primogenitum equestri dignitate sub vexillis regiis insignitum in perduelles ad mortem usq[ue] dimicantem; res familiares misere tabefactas, se suaque per omnia aspera jactata, aspexit, et invicta animi magnitudine sustinuit. Tandem, hostium in manus inauspicato incidit, in vincula conjectus est, & in civitate Cestriĉ immaniter decollatus, 22° die Octob. A.D. 1651.
    "In desideratissimi avi memoriam, hoc monumentum extrui, in extremis mandatis dedit Ths. F. nepos meritissimus qui ob. 3 die Oct. 1747."
    Mr. Fetherstonhaugh, the present proprietor of this estate, has in his possession some letters, full of affection to his wife and family, addressed by Sir Timothy to Lady Fetherstonhaugh, from Chester Castle; one of them is his farewell letter, written on the 20th of October, two days before his execution. With these letters is a petition of Dame Bridget Fetherstonhaugh, his widow, setting forth the grievous plunder of property which she had suffered after his decease.
    A. J. Fetherstonhaugh's "Fetherstonhaugh Family" (Dublin, 1879) gives a short survey of the group of families once concentrated in Northumbria and the branches that migrated into southern England and midland Ireland.
    The author's Roll of Honour of ten ancestors in England opens with Elias of 1204 who endowed Hexham Monastery, with which St. Cuthbcrt (634-687) and the Irish St. Eata were associated as Bishops of Hcxham; three Thomas Featherston?s, including the commander of the King's Army in reign of Edward III; Father Richard the 1540 Martyr; Sir Albany, High Sheriff 1559-60, and his son Alexander, High Sheriff 1589- 90; Henry Fetherston 1603 and his son Sir Timothy who was beheaded 1651. This Roll is not a Family Tree.
    Source of death date is given by Darrly Lundy as:
    Ione Patricia Borwick, "re: Borwick Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 11 September 2005 to 9 November 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Borwick Family."
    Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Burke's Irish Family Records, page 406.
    ? Thomas Fetherstonhaugh
    ? Philip Fetherstonhaugh
    ? Jacob Fetherstonhaugh
    ? John Fetherstonhaugh b. 1652
    ? James Fetherstonhaugh b. 1681, d. 1761
    (Burke's Irish Family Records. 1976.)
  • _UID: 491194DCD2ED413BAA1FD748ECF8432B3F5B
  • Change Date: 20 APR 2011

    Father: Ralph Fetherstonhaugh

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
    • Married: ABT 1651 in Phillipston, Offaly 5
    1. Has Children John Fetherstonhaugh b: ABT 1652 in Phillipston, Offaly

    1. Text:
    2. Type: Web Site
    3. Type: Book
      Periodical: Magna Britannia
      Date: 1816
    4. Text: The Fetherston Family of Ardagh
      by REV. JOHN J. A. HODGINS, M.A.
      Transcribed with permission of the Ardagh Historical Society
    5. Text: IGI
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