Thom's Irish Who's Who/Fetherston, Rev. Sir George Ralph


FETHERSTON, Rev. Sir George Ralph, Bart. (Irld., 1776). Educ.: Brighton College and at the Theological College, Salisbury; ordained Deacon in Salisbury Cathedral, 1880, Priest, 1883, by the Bishop of Sarum; Asst. Chaplain, Queen Alexandra Military Hospital, Millbank, London, S.W., 1916; Curate of St. Martin's Parish Church, City and Diocese of Worcester, 1917; was Curate of Dilton Marsh with Chapmanslade, Wilts, 1889-4; Tenby, Pembrokeshire, 1884-87; Vicar of Pydeltrenthide, Dorset, 1887-90; Curate, Littiehampton, 1894-6; J.P., Co. Longford (High Sheriff, 1897); received the Diamond Jubilee Medal from Queen Victoria (1897) to be worn as a Decoration; is a composer of Sacred and other Music; has composed and published 137 hymn tunes, also songs and other sacred and secular music; a Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians, London; a Fellow of the Victoria College of Music, London; a hymn writer and contributor to magazines, &c; Member Royal Zoological Society, Ireland; Member of the Junior Philatelic Society, London; author of various letters and notes on Natural History and of the following works, published by Skeffington and Son, of London, "Loyalty in Sorrow," 1892; "Interrupted Harmony," 1892; "A Garden Eastward," 1895; "A Long Life," 1897; "Love Unquenchable," 1898; "Peace in War," 1899; "True Strength," 1896; "Hymn tunes for various occasions," 1913, Novello and Co., London: "The Mystery in Maple Street"; (a novel written in the Island of Malta) "Through Corsica with a pencil" "Brief Notes of a tour in the Island, Illustrated," 1914, Knott and Co., London; "Dogs and their Relation to Mankind"; Songs of Sunlight (Verses from many Lands); author of several volumes of sermons and poems on various subjects: is an ornithologist, entomologist, and philatelist; Chief Consul, Co. Longford Cyclists' Touring Club; formerly Vicar of Pydeltrenthide, Dorset; only son of Sir Thomas, 5th Bart., and Sarah (d. 27th Jan., 1872), youngest dau. of the late Harry Alcock, Esq., of Wilton Castle, Co. Wexford: b. 8th April, 1852, in Dublin; s. his father as 6th Bart., 21st Sept., 1869. Res.: The Elms, Battenhall, Worcester; Ardagh House, Ardagh; Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford. Club: Authors', 2 Whitehall Court, London, S.W.