Foster, John (1740-1828) Baron Oriel, last Speaker of the Irish House of Commons

Foster/Massereene Papers

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

The Foster/Massereene papers comprise over 26,000 documents and volumes, 1590-1935, deriving from the Clotworthy and Skeffington families, Viscounts Massereene, and the Foster family, Viscounts Ferrard of Collon, Co. Louth. The papers relate to the family estates, mainly in Counties Antrim and Louth; to the lives and political careers of individual family members, most notably John (Speaker) Foste ...