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Catherine Fletcher

Female 1680 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Born  Between 1680 and 1690 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I3773  markhamchest
    Last Modified  8 Jan 2016 

    Father  Benjamin Fletcher,   b. Abt 1640, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1703, Boyle, Roscommon Co, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Hodson,   b. Between 1640 and 1650, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1698, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1277  Group Sheet

    Family  William Piers,   b. Abt 1665, Westmeath Co, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1746, Westmeath Co, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1700 
    Children 
     1. William Henry Piers,   b. Abt 1700, Westmeath Co, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1751, Portarlington, Queens Co, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Fletcher Piers,   b. Abt 1702, Westmeath Co, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1768, Killashee, Longford Co, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Piers,   b. Abt 1704, Westmeath Co, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1768, Dublin, Dublin Co, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. George Frederick Nassau Piers,   b. Abt 1710, Westmeath Co, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1768, Dublin, Dublin Co, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jane Piers,   b. Abt 1710, Westmeath Co, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F1323  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Abstract of the Will of Benjamin Fletcher of Dublin, Ireland, Esq; dated 30 Oct 1701; recorded 1703; includes sketch of Coat of Arms; mentions - daughter Vincentia Fletcher, daughter Ratham Fletcher, son Benjamin Fletcher, estate in co Louth, Ireland.
      [source] Bethem Abstracts of Ireland; FHL Film #595941; vol 23 pg 5.
      [pam garrett's comment] Ratham Fletcher may be same as Catherine Fletcher.

      Rev William Piers, eldest son of Major Henry Piers, became chaplain to sir Charles Fielding's regiment of foot, and died in November 1746. He married Catharine, second daughter of Colonel Benjamin Fletcher, governor of Pennsylvania, and had -
      a. William Piers
      b. Henry Piers, a Captain of Foot, who died at Portarlington 1741, widow Anne
      c. Rev Fletcher Piers, incoment of Ardagh, married 1739 Anne, daughter of Lt Arthur Gailbraith
      d. John Piers, of Dublin who married a daughter of Mr Medlicott of Dublin and died 1763

      note - Sir Charles Fielding was an officer of the Irish army, and Colonel of the King's regiment of Guards in that kingdom; successively governor of Culmore Fort (Londonderry), Limerick, and Kilmainham (hospital).

      The parish of Ballymore has a chalice which dates from 1723. It is inscribed, " The gift of the Parishrs of Ballymore. Ye Revd. Wm. Piers, Minister. George Lennon and John Dawson, Churchwardens. 1723.
      [source] History of the diocese of Meath, John Healy, 1908.

      Ballymore in county Westmeath (also known as ) is the site of the derelict St Owen Church. The town of Ballymore is about two miles from Low Baskin, where member of the Piers and Fletcher families lived.

      Notes for Catherine Fletcher; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2015; for Markham of Chesterfield website.