Frederick Charles Stenning

1863 born England,

Name: Frederick Charlie Stenning
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 26 Jun 1863
Baptism Place: Balcombe,Sussex,England
Father: James Stenning
Mother: Caroline Amelia

1881 census at Lower Beeding, Sussex


1883 His brother Arthur Norman Stenning married Phoebe Walters in Carmarthen . Arthur was also a gamekeeper, and went to Ireland where his wife Phoebe died in 1894 in childbirth. Athur then went to South Africa where he was involved in fish farming


1887 Apr/Jun Married in Carmarthen to Annie Berry


1893 Feb 21 Daughter born Inver Lodge, Oughterard, Galway


1898 Son born in Enfield. London


1899 the Frontier Acclimatization Society [the article is about Arthur Nimrod Stenning in South Africa] made its first attempt to import rainbow trout ova..... Towards the end of the year his brother, F.C. Stenning of Innishannon, County Cork, Ireland, promised to send a consignment of "sea trout" ova as a present to the society. Most of the ova did not hatch and by March 1900 only 170 fish remained. Dissolusioned by the climate for fish raising, he left early in 1903 to take up a position as curator of the hatchery of the Transvaal Trout Acclimatization Association in Potchefstroom. His wife, Laura E. Combs, and their son Sydney remained at the Pirie until May 1903. Arthur N Stenning and his wife were divorced in 1911. Aurhur died in South Africa in 1930

1901 census at Dromkeen , Innishannon


1910 census at Innishannon


Frederick Stenning was the agent of Moreton Frewen of Innishannon House and who also owned most of the village as well. Frewen was also a loyalist. Stenning collected the rents of houses and shops in the village; he also was Frewen’s gamekeeper.. It is easy to see how Stenning could have had enenies in the village over the years.


1921 Mar 30 Shot Cork


IRA Witness Statement

IRA Witness Statement


The surviving members of Stenning’s family (his wife Annie and three adult children) were forced to flee and their house was burned down on 25 June 1921.

Compensation Commission Register awarded £5500 compensation to his family for his death and noted that British liability was accepted. Register of Compensation Commission (Ireland) Cases of Private Persons (CO 905/15, TNA).



Shot by IRA as British spies