25th Generation

644. Matthew FORTESCUE of Stephenstown91 was born in 1755. He died on 10 November 1802.92 Mathew hunted at Abington Abbey home of his friend John Harvey Thursby. John's son another John Harvey married Emily, Matthew's daughter.

Details of Matthew as a Tenant of Earl of Roden are given in the book below

"The Roden Title. Statement of Title of The Right Hon. Robert Earl of Roden to the Manor, Town, and Lands of Dundalk and Other Lands in The County of Louth, in Ireland with The Opinion of the Right Hon. Thomas Lefroy Thereon", Hodges and Smith. Dublin. No Date.

Believed the book was published either in 1834 or 1837.

Details given below are:

Tenants' Names in Present Rental (surname/name)
Date of Grant or Lease (dd/mm/yyyy)
Name of Original Lessee (surname/name)

Fortescue Mathew Middle Ward [Dundalk] 01/03/1787 Coleman Thomas 999 years
Fortescue Mathew South Marsh (part of) 21/02/1781 Kelly Patrick 999 years

See http://www.abandonedireland.com/Stephenstown.html for a view of the House today.

Matthew FORTESCUE of Stephenstown and Mary Anne MCCLINTOCK of Drumcar were married on 1 January 1787.92 Mary Anne MCCLINTOCK of Drumcar32,66,91 was born on 17 May 1767.92 She died on 14 October 1849. She wrote a diary which is reproduced in part in "Knockbridge Miscellany"

Matthew FORTESCUE of Stephenstown and Mary Anne MCCLINTOCK of Drumcar had the following children:



Matthew FORTESCUE of Stephenstown.



Anna Maria FORTESCUE of Stephenstown.



Harriett FORTESCUE of Stephenstown (private).



Emily FORTESCUE of Stephenstown.