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Geoffrey Fenton (abt. 1539 - abt. 1608)

Sir Geoffrey Fenton
Born about in Fenton, Nottinghamshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1565 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Lismore, Munster, Cork, Irelandmap [uncertain]
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European Aristocracy
Sir Geoffrey Fenton was a member of the aristocracy in England.

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Biography

Sir Geoffrey Fenton is a son of Henry Fenton of Fenton, co. Notts. and Cicely Beaumont.[1] He was the brother of Edward Fenton the famous navigator and Catherine Fenton wife of Sir William Parsons.[2]

Marriage

He married Alice Weston in June 1585.[3] She was the daughter of "Dr. Robert Weston, formerly lord chancellor of Ireland."[3]

Children

Geoffrey Fenton and Alice Weston are the parents of:[4]

  1. Catherine Fenton d. 16 Feb 1629 (an ancestor of the Queen Mother)
  2. Sir William Fenton d. 1667

Occupation

He held the office of Principal Secretary of State [Ireland].[1] He was invested as a Knight.

He was an English writer, Privy Councillor, and a friend of poet Edmund Spenser before becoming Principal Secretary of State in Ireland under Queen Elizabeth I.

Death

He died c.1608 and was buried in the "Weston" tomb in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Flower, W. (1871). "Fenton," in Vis. of Notts. 1569 & 1614. Google Books.
  2. Flower (1871), names Catherine's Fenton's husband as James, son of Thomas Parsons.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Fenton, Sir Geoffrey," in The Encyclopædia Britannica, IX, p. 260. Google Books.
  4. http://thepeerage.com/p5988.htm#i59874

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Fenton-1035 and Fenton-8 appear to represent the same person because: similar b/d/m dates, parents. Thanks!
posted by Kirk Hess

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