Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Fenton

The Fenton family held land in and around Easky throughtout the 19th century. Various family members acted as agents for owners who travelled elsewhere. McTernan notes that the Sligo family were descended from a family of the same name in county Wicklow. In 1836 George Fenton was acting as agent for William whose address is given as "Lakes of Killarney" in the OS Name Books! Later members of the family entered the medical profession and travelled extensively including to Australia. In 1906 Thomas G. Fenton, M.D., is recorded as the occupier of property at Castletown, including a mansion house.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castletown Castletown Easky Dromore West Easky West 20 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G356383
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 24

Archival sources

  • Hillas Family papers, correspondance and legal cases. Estates Collection ; Sligo County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources