Fenton, Nottinghamshire, England
about 9 Oct 1608
Lismore, Munster, Cork, Ireland
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Sir Geoffrey Fenton is a son of Henry Fenton of Fenton, co. Notts. and Cicely Beaumont.
He was the brother of  Edward Fenton the famous navigator and Catherine Fenton wife of Sir William Parsons.
He married Alice Weston in June 1585.
She was the daughter of "Dr. Robert Weston, formerly lord chancellor of Ireland." 
Geoffrey Fenton and Alice Weston are the parents of:
Catherine Fenton d. 16 Feb 1629 (an ancestor of the Queen Mother)
Sir William Fenton d. 1667
He held the office of Principal Secretary of State [Ireland].
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.
He died c.1608 and was buried in the "Weston" tomb in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
1.0 Flower, W. (1871). "Fenton," in Vis. of Notts. 1569 & 1614. 1.1 Google Books.
↑ Flower (1871), names Catherine's Fenton's husband as James, son of Thomas Parsons. ↑
3.0 "Fenton, Sir Geoffrey," in The Encyclopædia Britannica, IX, p. 260. 3.1 Google Books. ↑ http://thepeerage.com/p5988.htm#i59874
his biography can be viewed on the Sturton-le-Steeple website
Find A Grave: Memorial #44569390
Some family tree information taken and transcribed from a parchment scroll.
The Dictionary of Irish Biography profile for Sir Geoffrey Fenton, by Judy Barry:
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