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Francis & Susan FELTUS,nee BALFOUR married 3 July 1825 in Loughrea,Co Galway & had children Elizabeth b c 1826,John Balfour 1828 (bapt 5 July 1828 in Loughrea,Co Galway),Maria Matilda c 1832,& possibly William b c 1832,died 1 July 1857 in Tullamore,Co Offaly & maybe Henry. Francis FELTUS was  born c 1800,died 7 May 1877,Nuns Island,Galway & his occupation Land Steward. The family were Church of Ireland.

The wife of Francis FELTUS,Susan (nee BALFOUR) b c 1805,died 14 Sep 1869 in Glenview,Salthill,Galway & was buried in Ardrahan,Co Galway (said of "Castle Taylor").

James FELTUS (brother of Francis) married Jane BALFOUR. 2 brothers married 2 sisters. James & Jane & family came to South Australia & also the son of Francis, John Balfour FELTUS & his wife Mary Ann nee BARTON & children came to SA.. Have lots of information on them in AUS.

Regarding the FELTUS family in Galway- Francis brother James FELTUS maried Jane BALFOUR on 2 May 1831 in St Nicholas,Galway (mistranscribed as FILTUS & BALFORD). Also in same Church,Elizabeth FELTUS  (b c 1826) married John TAYLOR on 24 Nov 1844 (no furthur information known on them). Maria  NAYLOR,nee FELTUS ,2nd married John SCOTT. on 22 Oct 1874 in Chapel of Bushypark,Galway,Co Galway.

Both James FELTUS & his nephew John Balfour FELTUS were in Royal Irish Constabulary. I have the records for John. And I know that James was also in RIC as he received a pension of about 4 pounds from RIC in SA.

John Balfour FELTUS & Mary Ann (nee BARTON,b c 1830 Ireland,possibly Co Fermanagh,daugher of Robert & Jane BARTON,nee WILSON)  married where/when unknown & had children Susan ( born 28 Aug 1848 in Manorhamilton,Co Leitrim,baptised St Johns Union Workhouse,Co Sligo on same day as her brother Robert in 1859); Francis William Jonathon (bapt 1850 Sharavogue,Co Offaly,died 9 Jan 1858 Liverpool,ENG),Maria Matilda b c 1854,John b c 1856 (obituary says born Liverpool but cant find record),Robert (born 28 Dec 1858 in Glasgow,Scotland; baptised 8 July 1859 St Johns Union Workhouse,Co Sligo) then they came to South Australia. John Balfour FELTUS arrived before Mary Ann & children. In 1851 Mary Ann & children Susan & Francis were with her parents in Glasgow.

Francis William Jonathon FELTUS bapt Sharavogue,Co Offaly is the same place (& year) as on the marriage of Maria Matilda FELTUS & her 1st husband Jonathon NAYLOR,her place of residence was given as Sharavogue,Kilcolman (Co Offaly). Maria & Jonathon had children baptised in Mount Brown & Islandeady,Co Offaly and Ballindereen,Co Galway..Jonathon & child Henrietta Eleanor NAYLOR were buried at Ardraham,Co Galway-same as Susan FELTUS.They were of "Castle Taylor".

James & Jane FELTUS,nee BALFOUR had children Maria c 1832,George c 1837,James Alexander c 1839. James FELTUS was in Ennis,Co Clare in 1843. On death certificate of George,it said born Co Clare.On shipping record it said from Co Antrim.On their daughter Maria's marriage newspaper clipping it said "late of Ennis,Co Clare".

Thanks for any help


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Kerri from Aus

Saturday 19th May 2012, 10:51AM

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