Thomas Fetherstonhaugh1

M, #34982, b. circa 1272, d. circa 1336
Arms of Thomas
Father*Thomas Fetherstonhaugh1 b. c 1255, d. a 1312
Mother*Mariota (Unknown)1 d. a 1336
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Thomas Fetherstonhaugh was born circa 1272.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Thomas Fetherstonhaugh and Mariota (Unknown).1 Thomas Fetherstonhaugh died circa 1336.1

Family

Child
Last Edited13 Nov 2014

Citations

  1. [S1213] John Hodgson, A History of Northumberland, A clue to Mariota's origines. It is not clear whether Mariota was a widow in 1312 but we are told that her son Thomas granted the manor of Fetherstan-halg to her in 1336*. This suggests that Mariota was married to the third Thomas.
  2. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    The first mention found of a Thomas in a legal document is in 1225 (10 Henry III) when he was granted the manor of Featherstonhalgh in socage*. This suggests that Helias had died in that year. In 1244 and again in 1277 there are references to Thomas senior acquiring property in Wyden*. This implies that the second Thomas was born before 1244. If these birth dates are accepted, in 1277 the first Thomas (if still alive) would have been 64 and the second Thomas at least 33, old enough to have been the Thomas senior referred to in the 1277 document. However we are told that in 1272 Thomas junior took the inquest after the death of Thomas Lord Lucy, Baron of Langley*. We can therefore assume that the first Thomas was still living in 1272. Around 1256 Thomas held of the barony of Tindale, the manor of Fetherstanhalgh***. The next known document mentioning a Thomas was in 1309 when Thomas and his son,.also namedThomas, were inquisitors after the death of the second Thomas Lord Lucy, Baron of Langley*. In 130V the first Thomas (if still alive) would have been in his nineties, the second Thomas at least 65, and the third Thomas possibly in his forties.with a son (the fourth Thomas) who could have been in his twenties. On 21 April 1312 Thomas, probably the third Thomas, was a purchasing agent to King Edward II and was ordered to purchase 392 quarters of wheat and 420 quarters of malt in preparation for the King's visit to Newcastle**.
  3. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    The following further events relating to "Thomas" have been recorded :-
    1320. 15 September. Thomas witnessed the enrolment of a deed in the Chancery at Westminster**. 1322 Thomas stood surety for Robert de Angerton of Newcastle who was sending ships south for corn. Thomas was to ensure that Robert did not convey the corn to places other than York and Newcastle and did not communicate with the Scots or the Flemish**.
    1323. 30 July. Thomas "and his brother, Alexander," were rewarded with a grant from the King of the land in Sedburgh in Lonsdale, Yorkshire, forfeited by the rebel, Andrew de Harcla**.
    1324 &1326-8. Writs were addressed to Thomas as " keeper of the King's peles at Highhead in Cumberland pid Staworth (see also "1327 (ii)" below) in N:rthumberland**. 1326. Appointed to array all the fencible men of the liberties of Hexham (Northumberland), Wark in Tyndale,-the Barony of Tyndale and the moor of Alderston, to assess them to arms and lead them at the King's will or elsewhere as shall seem to the same Thomas to the King's advantage. with power to punish any found rebellious in this behalf **.
  4. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    It appears that 1327 was an eventful year for the Thomases in their services to the Crown. In January of that year (but possibly 1328 under our present Gregorian calendar) Edward II was deposed, to be succeeded by his 14 year-old son Edward III. In truth England was ruled in the King's name by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer for the first three years of Edward Ill's reign. In 1330 Edward asserted himself by arresting Mortimer with his own hands at Northampton Castle and having him tried and executed. Isabella was retired from public life with a yearly pension.)

    1327. (i)Thomas "senior and junior", Hugh de Walls and others were conservators to a truce between England and Scotland*.
    The King made "him" keeper of the Pele at Staworth for a given time and ordered him to repair the tower*.
    For his good services he gave "him" the custody of the manor of Werk in Tyndale for life*.
    As his valette, assigned "him" to elect able men in the liberties of Hexham, Wark in Tyndale and the barony of Tyndale*.
    1328 (i) Thomas the younger and his father were commissioned to cause the truce with Scotland to be observed in Northumberland and the Marches**.
    (ii) Thomas restored to the Abbot of Jedburgh (Roxburgh) out of his custody the land and possessions which had been seized by Edward II because of the war against Scotland**. 1328 & 9. Thomas served on inquisitions post mortem**.
    1329. Thomas the younger and his uncle, Peter,
    received a general pardon from the King for their
    actions "in the late rebellion."**.
    1331. Thomas went to Ireland with Anthony de Lucy**.

    In the year 1335Thomas had a mandate to array all the men at arms in South Tindale*.
    In 1336 Thomas granted to his mother, Mariota de Fetherstan, the manor of Fetherstanhalg*.

    In 1327 (for example) the third Thomas was probably in his sixties and his son, the fourth Thomas in his forties. However, in 1335 the third Thomas would have been in his seventies. The fourth Thomas could himself have had a son of the same name (a fifth Thomas) by 1327 who it is possible could by then have been in his twenties or even early thirties. Which Thomas is referred to in each of most of the events is therefore very much open to conjecture. From lack of evidence to the contrary, it can be assumed that either the fifth Thomas had no children or that they died before their parents.
  5. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    Tree.

Margaret (Unknown)1

F, #34983
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650

Family

Thomas Fetherstonhaugh b. c 1300
Last Edited21 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1213] John Hodgson, A History of Northumberland, In 1374 Margaret is recorded as widow of Thomas de Fetherstanhalgh and holding lands in the manor of Fetherstonhalgh for life. This appears to indicate that she was the wife of the fifth Thomas.

Alexander Fetherstonhaugh1

M, #34984, b. circa 1273, d. circa 1356
Attributed Arms:.
Arms:. Gules a chevron charged with three crescents sable between three ostrich feathers argent
Father*Thomas Fetherstonhaugh1 b. c 1255, d. a 1312
Mother*Mariota (Unknown)1 d. a 1336
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Alexander Fetherstonhaugh was born circa 1273.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Fetherstonhaugh and Mariota (Unknown).1 Alexander Fetherstonhaugh died circa 1356.1,2
Last Edited16 Jul 2016

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    1323. 30 July. Thomas "and his brother, Alexander," were rewarded with a grant from the King of the land in Sedburgh in Lonsdale, Yorkshire, forfeited by the rebel, Andrew de Harcla**.
  2. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    ALEXANDER is recorded as the second son after Thomas and must have been of mature years in 1306 when by deed he gave to Thomas Tuggen-hali, vicar of Haltwisill, all his lands in Wyden and Redepath*. An inquest held at Newcastle suggests that he died c. 1365*. Other dates and events relating to this Alexander are:
    In 1331 King Edward III appointed Alexander to the custody of Limerick Castle in Ireland and to the office of Constable of Dublin Castle**.
    In 1332 Alexander drew wages for a mission from Ireland to England. Anthony de Lucy the Justiciar of Ireland, the Chancellor and the Treasurer had sent him to report to the King on the state of the country**.
    1347 Back in England, Alexander served on a commission to inquire into the devastation by the Scots of the de Lucy lands in Northumberland**. 1352-4, 1356,
    1355 His services to the Crown gained him exemption from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions and from appointment as mayor, sheriff^ eschastor, coroner, bailiff or other minister of the King without his consent**. 1358. Several writs addressed to Alexander as Collector of Customs to levy Knight's Fees in Northumberland**.
    Alexander held the Manor of Featherstonhalgh of the de Lucy family by homage and service of 20s 7d yearly**.
  3. [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?).
  4. [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*.
  5. [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.

Peter Fetherstonhaugh1

M, #34985, b. circa 1274, d. after 1346
Perkin Fetherstonhaugh
3rd Son. Attributed Arms:.
Father*Thomas Fetherstonhaugh1 b. c 1255, d. a 1312
Mother*Mariota (Unknown)1 d. a 1336
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Peter Fetherstonhaugh was born circa 1274.2 He was the son of Thomas Fetherstonhaugh and Mariota (Unknown).1 Peter Fetherstonhaugh died after 1346.3
     Peter Fetherstonhaugh was also known as Perkin Featherstone of Fetherstonhaugh.4
Last Edited21 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    Tree.
  2. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    PETER and then his son, Thomas, held the Manor
    of Whitwhara of the de Lucy family**.
  3. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", The last documentary evidence of Perkin Featherstone of Fetherstonhaugh is in 1346 when as Captain of Lochmaben Castle his seal was appended to an agreement, indented, between Robert Doggle and Henry le Clerk, attorneys of the Earl of Northumberland, and Richard de Thirllewale, concerning the custody of Lochmaben Castle in Scotland.
    Sir Perkin Fetherstone had been involved in the garrisoning of Loch Maben Castle during the Scottish wars.
  4. [S1215] Richard Parkinson, "The origins of Elias", From the Tree drawn on page 2.

William Fetherstonhaugh1

M, #34986, b. circa 1275
Father*Thomas Fetherstonhaugh1 b. c 1255, d. a 1312
Mother*Mariota (Unknown)1 d. a 1336
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     William Fetherstonhaugh was born circa 1275.2 He was the son of Thomas Fetherstonhaugh and Mariota (Unknown).1

Family

Child
Last Edited10 Dec 2015

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    Tree.
  2. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    Tree
    WIILLIAM No further information has been found.
  3. [S2089] "Upton Papers,", 83. Upton Papers_21_54     .jpg (16.78 MB)
    Tree of Helias Fetherstonhaugh of Fetherston Castle, down to Cuthbert who settles in Phillipstown, purchasing lands in Westmeath and Longford in 1654 d. 1690 aged 72 years.

Richard Fetherstonhaugh1

M, #34987, b. circa 1276
Father*Thomas Fetherstonhaugh1 b. c 1255, d. a 1312
Mother*Mariota (Unknown)1 d. a 1336
ChartsRalph Grammaticus de Featherstone
Richard cir 1650
     Richard Fetherstonhaugh was born circa 1276.2 He was the son of Thomas Fetherstonhaugh and Mariota (Unknown).1
Last Edited26 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    Tree.
  2. [S1214] Varoius, The Featherstone Family News, Issue 2
    RICHARD was a merchant who loaned money to the King**.

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.