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Name  Matthew Fetherstonhaugh

Role  Politician
Matthew Fetherstonhaugh Sir Matthew Fetherstonhaugh 1715 1774 Find A Grave Memorial
Died  1774, Whitehall, London, United Kingdom

Sir Matthew Fetherstonhaugh, 1st Baronet, FRS (; c. 1714 – 1774) was an English politician and landowner.

He was the son of Matthew Fetherstonhaugh of Featherstone Castle, Northumberland. In 1746 he inherited the estates of a kinsman Sir Henry Fetherston but not Sir Henry's baronetcy which became extinct on his death. However, on 3 January 1747 Fetherstonhaugh was created a baronet, of Featherstonehaugh in the County of Northumberland, in the Baronetage of Great Britain.

On his marriage to Sarah Lethieullier, sister of Benjamin Lethieullier he bought Uppark, Sussex and the manors of East And West Harting and in 1747 sold the family estate at Featherstone to James Wallace. Between 1748 and 1753 he undertook the Grand Tour with his brother-in-law Benjamin Lethieullier and his step brother-in-law Lascelles Iremonger. They brought back to Uppark an impressive collection of Italian art.

He served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Morpeth from 1755 to 1761 and for Portsmouth from 1762 to 1774.

In the 1750s he commissioned architect James Paine to design and build Dover House, Whitehall, London.

He was succeeded by his son Henry.


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