Thomas Fetherstonhaugh1

M, #34988, b. circa 1300
Father*Thomas Fetherstonhaugh1 b. c 1272, d. c 1336
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Thomas Fetherstonhaugh was born circa 1300.1 He was the son of Thomas Fetherstonhaugh.1
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    Tree.

Thomas Fetherstonhaugh1

M, #34989
Father*Peter Fetherstonhaugh1 b. c 1274, d. a 1346
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Thomas Fetherstonhaugh is the son of Peter Fetherstonhaugh.1
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    PETER and then his son, Thomas, held the Manor
    of Whitwhara of the de Lucy family**.

Thomas Fetherstonhaugh1

M, #34990, d. circa 1374
Father*Alexander Fetherstonhaugh1 b. c 1273, d. c 1356
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Thomas Fetherstonhaugh was the son of Alexander Fetherstonhaugh.1 Thomas Fetherstonhaugh died circa 1374.1
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    THOMAS was presumably the eldest son of Alexander. He is recorded* as being the heir of his father, Alexander de Featherstonhalgh, and to have held the Manor of Featherstonhaugh in 1368. No mention has been found of Thomas having married and he appears to have died without issue about 1374 when Alexander his brother is recorded* as having inherited the Manor of Fetherstonhalgh while the "remainder" (presumably of Thomas' estate) was passed to Richard (his uncle?).

Alexander Fetherstonhaugh ii1

M, #34991, d. after 1421
Father*Alexander Fetherstonhaugh1 b. c 1273, d. c 1356
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Alexander Fetherstonhaugh ii was the son of Alexander Fetherstonhaugh.1 Alexander Fetherstonhaugh ii died after 1421.1
Last Edited26 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    ALEXANDER II. In the same year (1374) that this Alexander inherited the Manor of Featherstonhalgh, he is said* to have made some unspecified settlements before the Sheriff of the County before proceeding to the King's foreign wars. It seems that Alexander had married by 1374 because his wife, Isabella, is mentioned in the settlements. The next known mention of Alexander* is in 1406 when he conveyed to his wife Isabella and their son Alexander the Manor of Kellow and lands in Wyden. Alexander and Isabella appear to have had two sons, Ralph and Alexander III. Alexander II must have been living in 1421 because on 30 August that year he made a grant of the Manor of Featherstone to his son Ralph at £6.6s.8d. a year*.
  2. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    ALEXANDER III was married to Armitruda and they had two sons, Nicholas and Alexander. On 18 January 1461 Alexander entered into a contract with Sir Richard Salkeld to marry his son and heir, Nicholas, to Sir Richard's daughter, Maude. For whatever reason, Nicholas' brother Alexander IV was also engaged to marry Maude in case Nicholas should die before the wedding*. Alexander III must have died between 1461 and 1464 when his widow, Armitruda, "-- let the interest she had in the Lordship of Faderston to Richard Salkeld.esq. father to her son Nicholas' wife."*. Armitruda was.
  3. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    RALPH. Nothing has been found on Ralph having married or any other information on him after his tenure of the Manor of Featherstone in 1421.

Francis Fetherstonhaugh1

M, #34992, d. before 1374?
Father*Alexander Fetherstonhaugh1 b. c 1273, d. c 1356
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Francis Fetherstonhaugh was the son of Alexander Fetherstonhaugh.1 Francis Fetherstonhaugh died before 1374?1
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    FRANCIS is recorded* as being "--in remainder with his brothers Thomas and Alexander, in his father's entail of lands in Wyden and Redepeth." No further information has been found on Francis but the fact that he did not figure in the 1374 settlement of Thomas' estate may suggest that he too had died by then.

Isabella (Unknown)1

F, #34993
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    ALEXANDER II. In the same year (1374) that this Alexander inherited the Manor of Featherstonhalgh, he is said* to have made some unspecified settlements before the Sheriff of the County before proceeding to the King's foreign wars. It seems that Alexander had married by 1374 because his wife, Isabella, is mentioned in the settlements. The next known mention of Alexander* is in 1406 when he conveyed to his wife Isabella and their son Alexander the Manor of Kellow and lands in Wyden. Alexander and Isabella appear to have had two sons, Ralph and Alexander III. Alexander II must have been living in 1421 because on 30 August that year he made a grant of the Manor of Featherstone to his son Ralph at £6.6s.8d. a year*.
  2. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    ALEXANDER III was married to Armitruda and they had two sons, Nicholas and Alexander. On 18 January 1461 Alexander entered into a contract with Sir Richard Salkeld to marry his son and heir, Nicholas, to Sir Richard's daughter, Maude. For whatever reason, Nicholas' brother Alexander IV was also engaged to marry Maude in case Nicholas should die before the wedding*. Alexander III must have died between 1461 and 1464 when his widow, Armitruda, "-- let the interest she had in the Lordship of Faderston to Richard Salkeld.esq. father to her son Nicholas' wife."*. Armitruda was.
  3. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    RALPH. Nothing has been found on Ralph having married or any other information on him after his tenure of the Manor of Featherstone in 1421.

Alexander Fetherstonhaugh iii1

M, #34994, d. circa 1463
Father*Alexander Fetherstonhaugh ii1 d. a 1421
Mother*Isabella (Unknown)1
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Alexander Fetherstonhaugh iii was the son of Alexander Fetherstonhaugh ii and Isabella (Unknown).1 Alexander Fetherstonhaugh iii married Armitrude (Unknown).2 Alexander Fetherstonhaugh iii died circa 1463.1
Last Edited26 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    ALEXANDER III was married to Armitruda and they had two sons, Nicholas and Alexander. On 18 January 1461 Alexander entered into a contract with Sir Richard Salkeld to marry his son and heir, Nicholas, to Sir Richard's daughter, Maude. For whatever reason, Nicholas' brother Alexander IV was also engaged to marry Maude in case Nicholas should die before the wedding*. Alexander III must have died between 1461 and 1464 when his widow, Armitruda, "-- let the interest she had in the Lordship of Faderston to Richard Salkeld.esq. father to her son Nicholas' wife."*. Armitruda was.
  2. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    ALEXANDER III was married to Armitruda and they had two sons, Nicholas and Alexander. On 18 January 1461 Alexander entered into a contract with Sir Richard Salkeld to marry his son and heir, Nicholas, to Sir Richard's daughter, Maude. For whatever reason, Nicholas' brother Alexander IV was also engaged to marry Maude in case Nicholas should die before the wedding*. Alexander III must have died between 1461 and 1464 when his widow, Armitruda, "-- let the interest she had in the Lordship of Faderston to Richard Salkeld.esq. father to her son Nicholas' wife."*. Armitruda was later to marry John Brandsley who was engaged in coal mining enterprises. She was living in 1486*.
  3. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    NICHOLAS did survive until his wedding to Maude Salkeld who brought a dowry of £23*. On 4th October 1488 "Henry Earle of Northumberland granted to his servant Nicholas Fetherstanhaugh a fee of six markes during his life."*. Nicholas and Maude had three sons, Alexander, Richard and Rowland, and a daughter, Anne.

Armitrude (Unknown)1

F, #34995, d. after 1486
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Armitrude (Unknown) married Alexander Fetherstonhaugh iii, son of Alexander Fetherstonhaugh ii and Isabella (Unknown).1 Armitrude (Unknown) died after 1486.2
     Her married name was Fetherstonhaugh.2 As of after 1486,her married name was Brandsley.1

Family 2

John Brandsley
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    ALEXANDER III was married to Armitruda and they had two sons, Nicholas and Alexander. On 18 January 1461 Alexander entered into a contract with Sir Richard Salkeld to marry his son and heir, Nicholas, to Sir Richard's daughter, Maude. For whatever reason, Nicholas' brother Alexander IV was also engaged to marry Maude in case Nicholas should die before the wedding*. Alexander III must have died between 1461 and 1464 when his widow, Armitruda, "-- let the interest she had in the Lordship of Faderston to Richard Salkeld.esq. father to her son Nicholas' wife."*. Armitruda was later to marry John Brandsley who was engaged in coal mining enterprises. She was living in 1486*.
  2. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    ALEXANDER III was married to Armitruda and they had two sons, Nicholas and Alexander. On 18 January 1461 Alexander entered into a contract with Sir Richard Salkeld to marry his son and heir, Nicholas, to Sir Richard's daughter, Maude. For whatever reason, Nicholas' brother Alexander IV was also engaged to marry Maude in case Nicholas should die before the wedding*. Alexander III must have died between 1461 and 1464 when his widow, Armitruda, "-- let the interest she had in the Lordship of Faderston to Richard Salkeld.esq. father to her son Nicholas' wife."*. Armitruda was.
  3. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    NICHOLAS did survive until his wedding to Maude Salkeld who brought a dowry of £23*. On 4th October 1488 "Henry Earle of Northumberland granted to his servant Nicholas Fetherstanhaugh a fee of six markes during his life."*. Nicholas and Maude had three sons, Alexander, Richard and Rowland, and a daughter, Anne.

Ralph Fetherstonhaugh1

M, #34996
Father*Alexander Fetherstonhaugh ii1 d. a 1421
Mother*Isabella (Unknown)1
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Ralph Fetherstonhaugh is the son of Alexander Fetherstonhaugh ii and Isabella (Unknown).1
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    RALPH. Nothing has been found on Ralph having married or any other information on him after his tenure of the Manor of Featherstone in 1421.

John Brandsley1

M, #34997

Family

Armitrude (Unknown) d. a 1486
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    ALEXANDER III was married to Armitruda and they had two sons, Nicholas and Alexander. On 18 January 1461 Alexander entered into a contract with Sir Richard Salkeld to marry his son and heir, Nicholas, to Sir Richard's daughter, Maude. For whatever reason, Nicholas' brother Alexander IV was also engaged to marry Maude in case Nicholas should die before the wedding*. Alexander III must have died between 1461 and 1464 when his widow, Armitruda, "-- let the interest she had in the Lordship of Faderston to Richard Salkeld.esq. father to her son Nicholas' wife."*. Armitruda was later to marry John Brandsley who was engaged in coal mining enterprises. She was living in 1486*.

Nicholas Fetherstonhaugh1

M, #34998, d. after 1488
Father*Alexander Fetherstonhaugh iii1 d. c 1463
Mother*Armitrude (Unknown)1 d. a 1486
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Nicholas Fetherstonhaugh was the son of Alexander Fetherstonhaugh iii and Armitrude (Unknown).1 Nicholas Fetherstonhaugh died after 1488.1
Last Edited26 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    NICHOLAS did survive until his wedding to Maude Salkeld who brought a dowry of £23*. On 4th October 1488 "Henry Earle of Northumberland granted to his servant Nicholas Fetherstanhaugh a fee of six markes during his life."*. Nicholas and Maude had three sons, Alexander, Richard and Rowland, and a daughter, Anne.
  2. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    ALEXANDER V married Anne, daughter of John Crackenthorpe, of Crackenthorpe in Westmorland. The dispensation to marry was dated 9th December 1501*. In 1513 Alexander and Anne were granted the freehold of the manor of "Fetherstanhaught"*. Alexander and "Albany his son and heir apparent" had other interests. On October 6th 1539 they leased their lands at Smeaton and Smyddifield, called the Vaux lands, to Richard Vincent for the rent of 46s. 8d.*. In 1542 Alexander's "toure of Fetherstonhaughe was in good reparations."*. Alexander made a will in 1544. By this time his wife, Anne, had died.
  3. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    RICHARD. There is no doubt that Richard was a Doctor of Divinity and that he had Royal connections. There are, however, some differences of opinion on his specific roles and these are presented in the next column. There is general agreement that Richard was executed in 1540.
  4. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    ROWLAND. No further information has been found.
  5. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    ANNE married Ralph Brooke "one of the Spears and Waitre Bayliffes of Callyee."*.

Maud Salkeld1

F, #34999
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
Last Edited23 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    NICHOLAS did survive until his wedding to Maude Salkeld who brought a dowry of £23*. On 4th October 1488 "Henry Earle of Northumberland granted to his servant Nicholas Fetherstanhaugh a fee of six markes during his life."*. Nicholas and Maude had three sons, Alexander, Richard and Rowland, and a daughter, Anne.
  2. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    ALEXANDER V married Anne, daughter of John Crackenthorpe, of Crackenthorpe in Westmorland. The dispensation to marry was dated 9th December 1501*. In 1513 Alexander and Anne were granted the freehold of the manor of "Fetherstanhaught"*. Alexander and "Albany his son and heir apparent" had other interests. On October 6th 1539 they leased their lands at Smeaton and Smyddifield, called the Vaux lands, to Richard Vincent for the rent of 46s. 8d.*. In 1542 Alexander's "toure of Fetherstonhaughe was in good reparations."*. Alexander made a will in 1544. By this time his wife, Anne, had died.
  3. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    RICHARD. There is no doubt that Richard was a Doctor of Divinity and that he had Royal connections. There are, however, some differences of opinion on his specific roles and these are presented in the next column. There is general agreement that Richard was executed in 1540.
  4. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    ROWLAND. No further information has been found.
  5. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    ANNE married Ralph Brooke "one of the Spears and Waitre Bayliffes of Callyee."*.

Alexander Fetherstonhaugh iv1

M, #35000
Father*Alexander Fetherstonhaugh iii1 d. c 1463
Mother*Armitrude (Unknown)1 d. a 1486
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Alexander Fetherstonhaugh iv is the son of Alexander Fetherstonhaugh iii and Armitrude (Unknown).1
Last Edited26 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 3
    ALEXANDER III was married to Armitruda and they had two sons, Nicholas and Alexander. On 18 January 1461 Alexander entered into a contract with Sir Richard Salkeld to marry his son and heir, Nicholas, to Sir Richard's daughter, Maude. For whatever reason, Nicholas' brother Alexander IV was also engaged to marry Maude in case Nicholas should die before the wedding*. Alexander III must have died between 1461 and 1464 when his widow, Armitruda, "-- let the interest she had in the Lordship of Faderston to Richard Salkeld.esq. father to her son Nicholas' wife."*. Armitruda was later to marry John Brandsley who was engaged in coal mining enterprises. She was living in 1486*.

Alexander Fetherstonhaugh v1

M, #35001, d. after 1543
Father*Nicholas Fetherstonhaugh1 d. a 1488
Mother*Maud Salkeld1
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Alexander Fetherstonhaugh v was the son of Nicholas Fetherstonhaugh and Maud Salkeld.1 Alexander Fetherstonhaugh v married Anne Crakenthorpe on 9 December 1501; dispensation to marry.1,2 Alexander Fetherstonhaugh v died after 1543.1
Last Edited26 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    ALEXANDER V married Anne, daughter of John Crackenthorpe, of Crackenthorpe in Westmorland. The dispensation to marry was dated 9th December 1501*. In 1513 Alexander and Anne were granted the freehold of the manor of "Fetherstanhaught"*. Alexander and "Albany his son and heir apparent" had other interests. On October 6th 1539 they leased their lands at Smeaton and Smyddifield, called the Vaux lands, to Richard Vincent for the rent of 46s. 8d.*. In 1542 Alexander's "toure of Fetherstonhaughe was in good reparations."*. Alexander made a will in 1544. By this time his wife, Anne, had died.
  2. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations, Visitation 1615.
  3. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations, son two.
  4. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations, son three.
  5. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations, Daughter.
  6. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations, wife to George Blenkinsopp of Belleson.
  7. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations, wife to Hugh Crenshaw.
  8. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations, wife to Richard Carneby of Salkenstead.
  9. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations.

Anne Crakenthorpe1

F, #35002, d. before 1545
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Anne Crakenthorpe married Alexander Fetherstonhaugh v, son of Nicholas Fetherstonhaugh and Maud Salkeld, on 9 December 1501; dispensation to marry.1,2 Anne Crakenthorpe died before 1545.1
     As of 9 December 1501,her married name was Fetherstonhaugh.1
Last Edited24 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    ALEXANDER V married Anne, daughter of John Crackenthorpe, of Crackenthorpe in Westmorland. The dispensation to marry was dated 9th December 1501*. In 1513 Alexander and Anne were granted the freehold of the manor of "Fetherstanhaught"*. Alexander and "Albany his son and heir apparent" had other interests. On October 6th 1539 they leased their lands at Smeaton and Smyddifield, called the Vaux lands, to Richard Vincent for the rent of 46s. 8d.*. In 1542 Alexander's "toure of Fetherstonhaughe was in good reparations."*. Alexander made a will in 1544. By this time his wife, Anne, had died.
  2. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations, Visitation 1615.
  3. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations, son two.
  4. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations, son three.
  5. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations, Daughter.
  6. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations, wife to George Blenkinsopp of Belleson.
  7. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations, wife to Hugh Crenshaw.
  8. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations, wife to Richard Carneby of Salkenstead.
  9. [S1216] Joseph Foster, Pedigrees Recorded at The Heralds Visitations.

Richard Fetherstonhaugh1

M, #35003, d. 30 July 1540
Father*Nicholas Fetherstonhaugh1 d. a 1488
Mother*Maud Salkeld1
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Richard Fetherstonhaugh was the son of Nicholas Fetherstonhaugh and Maud Salkeld.1 Richard Fetherstonhaugh died on 30 July 1540 aged Executed
Richard Featherstone has often been
described as Chaplain to Queen Catherine of Aragon and of having acted for her in the matter of her divorce from King Henry VIII. Other research suggests that the facts may be slightly different.
Butler's Lives of the Saints volume 5 links three names together; Thomas Abel, Edward Powell and Richard Featherstone. All three were imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1534 and hanged, drawn and quartered at Smithfield on 30 July 1540 under Richard Cromwell's Act of Attainder for "adhering themselves to the Bishop of Rome". (There is a description of their execution in "Edward Hall's Chronicles" (Pub. 1542 & 1547)). All three are described as having supported Queen Catherine of Aragon who died in 1536.
Both Thomas Abel and Richard Featherstone are described as having served at the Royal Court, but it is Thomas Abel who is accredited with having been Catherine's Chaplain, to have acted as one of her counsel at her trial at Blackfriars and to have published a book, Invicta Veritas, arguing against the divorce. The role of "Richard Featherstone or Featherstonhaugh, to give him the fullness of his grand Border name" is given as teacher of Latin Grammar to Henry and Catherine's daughter, Princess Mary, who was to occupy the throne from 1553 to 1558 as Mary I ("Bloody" Mary). Richard had gained his Doctorate of Divinity at Cambridge and at the time of his Royal Appointment was Archdeacon of Brecknock (an alternative name for Breconshire) near the Welsh Border. Richard is said to have been appointed to Court in 1525 when Mary would have been about nine years old. We are told in 'Henry VIII's Six Wives' that Henry and Catherine sent Mary to Ludlow Castle on the Welsh Border to improve her education. Richard is recorded as having voted against Henry and Catherine's divorce at the Convocation of 1529 and in his "A History of the English Church in the 16th Century" (1904) Dr. James Gairdner suggests that Richard may have been the confidential agent who in 1534 took a message fom Mary to Chapuys, the Imperial Ambassador, that her father was planning her death. Thomas Abel appears to have been imprisoned in the Tower for a time before 1534 after the publication of his book, so it seems possible that Richard Featherstone acted as Catherine's Chaplain during his absence.
Edward Powell, Prebend of Salisbury and Vicar of St. Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol was very forceful and resolute in his support of Catherine but there is no suggestion of his having held any Royal appointment.1
Last Edited23 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    RICHARD. There is no doubt that Richard was a Doctor of Divinity and that he had Royal connections. There are, however, some differences of opinion on his specific roles and these are presented in the next column. There is general agreement that Richard was executed in 1540.

Rowland Fetherstonhaugh1

M, #35004
Father*Nicholas Fetherstonhaugh1 d. a 1488
Mother*Maud Salkeld1
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Rowland Fetherstonhaugh is the son of Nicholas Fetherstonhaugh and Maud Salkeld.1
Last Edited23 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    ROWLAND. No further information has been found.

Anne Fetherstonhaugh1

F, #35005
Father*Nicholas Fetherstonhaugh1 d. a 1488
Mother*Maud Salkeld1
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Anne Fetherstonhaugh is the daughter of Nicholas Fetherstonhaugh and Maud Salkeld.1

Family

Ralph Brooks
Last Edited23 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    ANNE married Ralph Brooke "one of the Spears and Waitre Bayliffes of Callyee."*.

Ralph Brooks1

M, #35006
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
Last Edited23 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    ANNE married Ralph Brooke "one of the Spears and Waitre Bayliffes of Callyee."*.

William Featherstone1

M, #35007, b. before 1185, d. between 1198 and 1204
Early Yorkshire Charter
Early Yorkshire Charter
Father*Amfrey Featherstone of Featherstone County Yorks2
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     William Featherstone was born before 1185 at Featherstone, Yorkshire, EnglandG.1,3 He was the son of Amfrey Featherstone of Featherstone County Yorks.2 William Featherstone died between 1198 and 1204.3

Family

Hadawise de Tynedale
Child
Last Edited13 Nov 2014

Citations

  1. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", In the twelfth year of the reign of Henry II (1165-6) WILLIAM de Featherston owed a mark, as recorded in pleas before the justices de Lucy in Northumberland. In 33 Henry II [1185] he is listed as a fugitive whose chattels were worth 19 s. 3 d.(5) ROBERT was party in a case before the same justices against one Rannulphus de Wichala in 1191. He is afterwards listed in every year from 1192 through 1198 as a defaulter owing 3s. 4d.(6).
  2. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", It is in Yorkshire that we first find references to William de Featherstone between the years 1154 and 1170 and where he is identified as the son of Sir Amfrey Featherstone of Featherstone County Yorks. We are also told that he had a brother Dureward and a wife named Hadawise; that he held the Fee of Featherstone from Henry de Lascy Lord of the Honour of Pontefract; and that he had granted the living and tithes of the Parish Church of Featherstone to the monks of Nostell Priory.
  3. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", This William Featherstone is undoubtedly the father of Elias it is interesting to note that he is William de Featherston and not William de Fetherstonhaugh. This indicates a link with the only family called “de Featherston” at this point in time that of the Featherstons of Featherstone in the Honour of Pontefract. County York.

    It is reasonable to suppose that William Featherstone died at some point between 1198 and 1204 when his son Elias was confirmed as Lord of the Manor of Fetherstonhaugh.

    It is in Yorkshire that we first find references to William de Featherstone between the years 1154 and 1170 and where he is identified as the son of Sir Amfrey Featherstone of Featherstone County Yorks. We are also told that he had a brother Dureward and a wife named Hadawise; that he held the Fee of Featherstone from Henry de Lascy Lord of the Honour of Pontefract; and that he had granted the living and tithes of the Parish Church of Featherstone to the monks of Nostell Priory.
  4. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", Elias de Featherstone of Fetherestanehalg [Fetherstonhaugh] is first mentioned in the “Curia Regis” roll of King John in 1204 where he is confirmed as Lord of the Manor of Fetherestanehalg and is re-confirmed in 1212. In 1204 Elias de Fetherestanehalg is also found being prosecuted for breaking the king's peace by robbery, and declined to attend the summons to court what happened as a result is unknown though he was clearly not outlawed or deprived of his lands. In the same year Hugh (perhaps a brother or uncle?) also had a case in court. This is the first mention of Fetherestanehalg as a place name in any written source and it is my contention that this in fact is approximately the time when Fetherstonhaugh in Northumberland itself was founded. The reason I believe this will become evident below. Elias gave lands in his free fee of Fetherstonhaugh to the Friars of Hexham in return for taking him and his son and heir into their confaternity witnessed by William De Marisco Archdeacon of Northumberland [William Marisco held the office of Archdeacon from 1212 until in 1217 which dates the charter]. William Marisco was Chancellor of England during the Minority of Henry III and afterwards Prince Bishop of Durham. The fact that Elias could count on the personal patronage of someone with the standing William de Marisco is significant. It gives a clue as to his standing in Northumberland and perhaps explains how he could flout the law with apparent impunity.
  5. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", In this short essay I intend to present a simplified outline of the findings of many years of careful and intensive study into the origins of the Fetherstonhaugh or Featherstone family of Fetherstonhaugh in Northumberland. For the purposes of brevity and simplicity it is not my intention to provide a full and complete account which must wait for a forthcoming book. However for those who are sufficiently interested I will in due course provide access to the extracts from original charters and contemporary documents which were used to compile the current account. It is my hope that the following essay though not scholarly will be informative and accurate, but remain simple and easy to understand. Throughout the essay I will use Featherstone or Fetherston for the family rather than Fetherstonhaugh which I will reserve for references to the location in Northumberland. This is a matter of my own personal preference and does not reflect any other accepted norms for its usage.

John le Perkinson i1

M, #35008
Father*Peter Fetherstonhaugh1 b. c 1274, d. a 1346
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     John le Perkinson i is the son of Peter Fetherstonhaugh.1

Family

Child
Last Edited23 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", From the Tree drawn on page 2.

Amfrey Featherstone of Featherstone County Yorks1

M, #35009
Father*Ralph Pincerna of Featherstone2
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Amfrey Featherstone of Featherstone County Yorks is the son of Ralph Pincerna of Featherstone.2

Family

Children
Last Edited26 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", It is in Yorkshire that we first find references to William de Featherstone between the years 1154 and 1170 and where he is identified as the son of Sir Amfrey Featherstone of Featherstone County Yorks. We are also told that he had a brother Dureward and a wife named Hadawise; that he held the Fee of Featherstone from Henry de Lascy Lord of the Honour of Pontefract; and that he had granted the living and tithes of the Parish Church of Featherstone to the monks of Nostell Priory.
  2. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", Sir Amfrey Featherstone of Featherstone in Yorkshire was the son and heir of Ralph Pincerna of Featherstone. Amfrey like his father before him was the Butler or Steward to Robert de Lacy Lord of the Honour of Pontefract, the Honour of Clitheroe and the Liberty of Bowland. Together these Honours comprised more than 200 manors mostly stretching over an arc of country in West Yorkshire and what is now North and East Lancashire. It represents one the largest contiguous land holdings in England and would later form the nucleus of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster. Sir Amfrey of Featherstone founded Nostell Abbey. The foundation of Nostell Priory probably began in the early years of the twelfth century with a community of men who lived and prayed at a chapel dedicated to St Oswald in a wood in the Parish of Featherstone near Pontefract Castle in Yorkshire. This band of hermits in the wood dedicated to St Oswald first attracted the attention of the local Baron, Robert I de Lacy (died 1136) lord of the honour of Pontefract who helped them with gifts of land between 1109 and 1114. After Robert de Lacy’s banishment from England, c. 1114, the community came to the attention of King Henry I and through his influence the curiales of his court and his newly created barons in the North gifted an endowment, spiritual and temporal, establishing Nostell Priory as not merely self sufficient but so firmly footed as to establish it as one of the three wealthiest Augustinian priories in the North of England. There is a separate document that records the grant and dedication of a church dedicated to St Oswald for the use of the canons that was given either by Robert himself or by his knight Amfrey of Featherstone. Robert I de Lacy and his knight Amfrey of Featherstone were probably present at the dedication ceremony of this church as described in the document. The ceremony was probably conducted by Archbishop Thomas II of York. Nb This could only have happened between Robert de Lascy’s return from banishment in 1135 on the accession to the throne of King Stephen and Roberts death the following year ie between 1135 and 1136.

    The first son of Ralph grammaticus and Edeline was Ralph of Featherstone known as Ralph Pincerna because of his office as Butler to Ilbert de Laci. In some charters he is named as Ralph son of Edeline because his mother. Ralph was the Butler or Dapifer of Ilbert de Laci and performed the same office for Robert de Lacy. When Robert was banished by King henry I in 1114, Ralph joined him in Normandy and did not return to England.

Hadawise de Tynedale1

F, #35010
Father*Adam de Tynedale2 b. a 1625
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Hadawise de Tynedale is the daughter of Adam de Tynedale.2

Family

William Featherstone b. b 1185, d. bt 1198 - 1204
Child
Last Edited6 May 2012

Citations

  1. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", It is in Yorkshire that we first find references to William de Featherstone between the years 1154 and 1170 and where he is identified as the son of Sir Amfrey Featherstone of Featherstone County Yorks. We are also told that he had a brother Dureward and a wife named Hadawise; that he held the Fee of Featherstone from Henry de Lascy Lord of the Honour of Pontefract; and that he had granted the living and tithes of the Parish Church of Featherstone to the monks of Nostell Priory.
  2. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", Elias is named along with Adam De Tindale Baron of Langley as a co-founder of the Benedictine Nunnery at Lambley on the Tyne, one and a half miles south of Featherstone Castle. The Nunnery was dedicated to St Patrick circa 1200 AD. In the founding charter Elias is named as the nephew of Adam of Tinedale making Elias the son of Adam De Tinedale’s sister Avice [Hadawise] who is named as the wife of William of Featherstone (in Yorkshire) in a grant donating the Parish Church of Featherstone to the Collegiate Church and Canons of Nostell Priory in 1154-70.
  3. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias."

Dureward Featherstone1

M, #35011
Father*Amfrey Featherstone of Featherstone County Yorks1
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Dureward Featherstone is the son of Amfrey Featherstone of Featherstone County Yorks.1
Last Edited23 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", It is in Yorkshire that we first find references to William de Featherstone between the years 1154 and 1170 and where he is identified as the son of Sir Amfrey Featherstone of Featherstone County Yorks. We are also told that he had a brother Dureward and a wife named Hadawise; that he held the Fee of Featherstone from Henry de Lascy Lord of the Honour of Pontefract; and that he had granted the living and tithes of the Parish Church of Featherstone to the monks of Nostell Priory.

Ralph Pincerna of Featherstone1

M, #35012
Father*Ralph Grammaticus de Featherstone2
Mother*Edeline (Unknown)2
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Ralph Pincerna of Featherstone is the son of Ralph Grammaticus de Featherstone and Edeline (Unknown).2
Last Edited22 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", Sir Amfrey Featherstone of Featherstone in Yorkshire was the son and heir of Ralph Pincerna of Featherstone. Amfrey like his father before him was the Butler or Steward to Robert de Lacy Lord of the Honour of Pontefract, the Honour of Clitheroe and the Liberty of Bowland. Together these Honours comprised more than 200 manors mostly stretching over an arc of country in West Yorkshire and what is now North and East Lancashire. It represents one the largest contiguous land holdings in England and would later form the nucleus of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster. Sir Amfrey of Featherstone founded Nostell Abbey. The foundation of Nostell Priory probably began in the early years of the twelfth century with a community of men who lived and prayed at a chapel dedicated to St Oswald in a wood in the Parish of Featherstone near Pontefract Castle in Yorkshire. This band of hermits in the wood dedicated to St Oswald first attracted the attention of the local Baron, Robert I de Lacy (died 1136) lord of the honour of Pontefract who helped them with gifts of land between 1109 and 1114. After Robert de Lacy’s banishment from England, c. 1114, the community came to the attention of King Henry I and through his influence the curiales of his court and his newly created barons in the North gifted an endowment, spiritual and temporal, establishing Nostell Priory as not merely self sufficient but so firmly footed as to establish it as one of the three wealthiest Augustinian priories in the North of England. There is a separate document that records the grant and dedication of a church dedicated to St Oswald for the use of the canons that was given either by Robert himself or by his knight Amfrey of Featherstone. Robert I de Lacy and his knight Amfrey of Featherstone were probably present at the dedication ceremony of this church as described in the document. The ceremony was probably conducted by Archbishop Thomas II of York. Nb This could only have happened between Robert de Lascy’s return from banishment in 1135 on the accession to the throne of King Stephen and Roberts death the following year ie between 1135 and 1136.

    The first son of Ralph grammaticus and Edeline was Ralph of Featherstone known as Ralph Pincerna because of his office as Butler to Ilbert de Laci. In some charters he is named as Ralph son of Edeline because his mother. Ralph was the Butler or Dapifer of Ilbert de Laci and performed the same office for Robert de Lacy. When Robert was banished by King henry I in 1114, Ralph joined him in Normandy and did not return to England.
  2. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", The first son of Ralph grammaticus and Edeline was Ralph of Featherstone known as Ralph Pincerna because of his office as Butler to Ilbert de Laci. In some charters he is named as Ralph son of Edeline because his mother. Ralph was the Butler or Dapifer of Ilbert de Laci and performed the same office for Robert de Lacy. When Robert was banished by King henry I in 1114, Ralph joined him in Normandy and did not return to England.

Ralph Grammaticus de Featherstone1

M, #35013
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
Last Edited7 Apr 2013

Citations

  1. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", The first son of Ralph grammaticus and Edeline was Ralph of Featherstone known as Ralph Pincerna because of his office as Butler to Ilbert de Laci. In some charters he is named as Ralph son of Edeline because his mother. Ralph was the Butler or Dapifer of Ilbert de Laci and performed the same office for Robert de Lacy. When Robert was banished by King henry I in 1114, Ralph joined him in Normandy and did not return to England.

Edeline (Unknown)1

F, #35014
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
Last Edited23 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", The first son of Ralph grammaticus and Edeline was Ralph of Featherstone known as Ralph Pincerna because of his office as Butler to Ilbert de Laci. In some charters he is named as Ralph son of Edeline because his mother. Ralph was the Butler or Dapifer of Ilbert de Laci and performed the same office for Robert de Lacy. When Robert was banished by King henry I in 1114, Ralph joined him in Normandy and did not return to England.

Adam de Tynedale1,2

M, #35015, b. after 1625
Father*Robert de Tynedale First Baron of Tynedale3
     Adam de Tynedale was born after 1625. He was the son of Robert de Tynedale First Baron of Tynedale.3
Last Edited26 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. Baron of Langley.
  2. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", Elias is named along with Adam De Tindale Baron of Langley as a co-founder of the Benedictine Nunnery at Lambley on the Tyne, one and a half miles south of Featherstone Castle. The Nunnery was dedicated to St Patrick circa 1200 AD. In the founding charter Elias is named as the nephew of Adam of Tinedale making Elias the son of Adam De Tinedale’s sister Avice [Hadawise] who is named as the wife of William of Featherstone (in Yorkshire) in a grant donating the Parish Church of Featherstone to the Collegiate Church and Canons of Nostell Priory in 1154-70.
  3. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", As tree drawn by Richard.

Adam de Tynedale II Baron of Langley1

M, #35016
Father*Adam de Tynedale1 b. a 1625
     Adam de Tynedale II Baron of Langley is the son of Adam de Tynedale.1
Last Edited23 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", Elias is named along with Adam De Tindale Baron of Langley as a co-founder of the Benedictine Nunnery at Lambley on the Tyne, one and a half miles south of Featherstone Castle. The Nunnery was dedicated to St Patrick circa 1200 AD. In the founding charter Elias is named as the nephew of Adam of Tinedale making Elias the son of Adam De Tinedale’s sister Avice [Hadawise] who is named as the wife of William of Featherstone (in Yorkshire) in a grant donating the Parish Church of Featherstone to the Collegiate Church and Canons of Nostell Priory in 1154-70.

Robert de Tynedale First Baron of Tynedale1

M, #35017
Father*Uctred Lord of Tynedale2
Mother*Bethoc Macdonald1
     Robert de Tynedale First Baron of Tynedale is the son of Uctred Lord of Tynedale and Bethoc Macdonald.2,1

Family

Child
Last Edited23 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", As tree drawn by Richard.
  2. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", As tree drawn by Richard
    Waldeve Of Allerdale Earl of Dunbar [possibly later Abbot of Croyland?]married Sigrid a Northumbrian noblewoman.