Fenton baronets

The Fenton Baronetcy, of Mitchelstown in the County of Cork, was a title in the Baronetage of Ireland. It was created on 22 July 1661 for Maurice Fenton. The baronetcy became extinct on 17 March 1670, with the death of his son William Fenton.


Sir Geoffery Fenton, Principal Secretary of State in Ireland, had a grant, 27 August 1600, of the manor and town of Clontarfe, in the county of Dublin. He married Alice, daughter of Robert Weston, LL.D. Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and died 19 October 1608, leaving a son and heir William.[1]

Sir William Fenton (died 1667), of Mitchelatown, in the county of Cork,[1] married Margaret (1602–1666), daughter of Maurice Fitzgibbon (son of Edmond Fitzgibbon, 11th White Knight) and sister and heiress of Maurice Oge Fitzgibbon, 12th White Knight.[2] They had a son and a daughter:[1]

Sir Maurice Fenton, of Mitchelstown, had been dubbed knight in the morning of 7 June 1658 at Cork House by Henry Cromwell, Lord Deputy of Ireland (under the Commonwealth which was passed to oblivion at the Restoration.[4][5] 23 October 1653 he married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Hardress Waller, of Castletown, in the county of Limerick, and by her, who married secondly, in 1667, Sir William Petty, and was created Baroness Shelburne in her own right,[1] Maurice left at his death, in 1664:

Fenton baronets, of Mitchelstown (1661)


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Burke & Burke 1844, p. 605.
  2. Lundy 2011, p. 11742 §117412 cites Montgomery-Massingberd 1976, p. 429
  3. Burke 1855, p. 48.
  4. Shaw 1906, p. 224.
  5. Lodge & Archdall 1789, p. 229 like, Burke & Burke 1844, p. 605, state that Maurice Fenton was made a baronet by the Lord Protector Richard Cromwell at Whithall on 25 May 1658 and by patent on 14 July the same year, however other more modern sources (such as Shaw 1906, p. 224), do not record this baronetcy and on that date Richard Cromwell was not Lord Protector (his father Oliver was).



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