Frank Featherstone1

M, #59093, b. 3 July 1909, d. December 1973
     Frank Featherstone was born on 3 July 1909.1 He His death was registered in the Ince registration district in the quarter of December 1973 Vol./Page 10c.1193.1
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Citations

  1. [S3] As per use, death registration index.

George Featherstone1

M, #59094, b. 23 June 1895, d. December 1973
     George Featherstone was born on 23 June 1895.1 He His death was registered in the Basford registration district in the quarter of December 1973 Vol./Page 3c.19.1
Last Edited31 Aug 2015

Citations

  1. [S3] As per use, death registration index.

George Featherstone1

M, #59095, b. 1896, d. December 1973
     George Featherstone was born in 1896.1 He His death was registered in the Durham North Western registration district in the quarter of December 1973 Vol./Page 1a.1556.1
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  1. [S3] As per use, death registration index.

George Henry Featherstone1

M, #59096, b. 13 May 1896, d. December 1973
     George Henry Featherstone was born on 13 May 1896.1 He His death was registered in the Scarborough registration district in the quarter of December 1973 Vol./Page 1b.2531.1
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Citations

  1. [S3] As per use, death registration index.

Grace Featherstone1

F, #59097, b. 20 April 1973, d. December 1973
     Grace Featherstone was born on 20 April 1973.1 She Her death was registered in the Salford registration district in the quarter of December 1973 Vol./Page 10f.1316.1
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Citations

  1. [S3] As per use, death registration index.

John Featherstone1

M, #59098, b. 8 February 1900, d. December 1973
     John Featherstone was born on 8 February 1900.1 He His death was registered in the Cleveland registration district in the quarter of December 1973 Vol./Page 1b.1787.1
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  1. [S3] As per use, death registration index.

Lilian Kate Fetherston1

F, #59099, b. 22 July 1885, d. December 1973
     Lilian Kate Fetherston was born on 22 July 1885.1 She Her death was registered in the Weston Super Mare registration district in the quarter of December 1973 Vol./Page 7c.1463.1
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  1. [S3] As per use, death registration index.

Lily Featherstone1

F, #59100, b. 22 October 1905, d. December 1973
     Lily Featherstone was born on 22 October 1905.1 She Her death was registered in the Hull registration district in the quarter of December 1973 Vol./Page 2a.550.1
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  1. [S3] As per use, death registration index.

Robert Featherstone1

M, #59101, b. 14 March 1899, d. December 1973
     Robert Featherstone was born on 14 March 1899.1 He His death was registered in the Scarborough registration district in the quarter of December 1973 Vol./Page 1b.2597.1
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Citations

  1. [S3] As per use, death registration index.

Walter Featherstone1

M, #59102, b. 18 August 1904, d. December 1973
     Walter Featherstone was born on 18 August 1904.1 He His death was registered in the Newark registration district in the quarter of December 1973 Vol./Page 3c.621.1
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Citations

  1. [S3] As per use, death registration index.

Wilfred Featherstone1

M, #59103, b. 16 April 1899, d. December 1973
     Wilfred Featherstone was born on 16 April 1899.1 He His death was registered in the Scarborough registration district in the quarter of December 1973 Vol./Page 1b.2515.1
Last Edited31 Aug 2015

Citations

  1. [S3] As per use, death registration index.

(Unknown) Brewer1

F, #59104

Family

Child
Last Edited28 Sep 2015

Citations

  1. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), birth registration index Samuel R Featherstone
    Mother's Maiden Name: Brewer
    Sep 1911 Devonport DEV 5b 557 (1837-2010).

Nancy Featherston1

F, #59105, b. November 1849
     Nancy Featherston was born in November 1849 at Arkansas, United States of AmericaG.1
Last Edited29 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. [S1765] GEDCOM file created by E. Elaine Boston, 2014 "unknown cd."

Helen M Featherston1

F, #59106, b. 11 September 1914, d. 31 July 2008
     Helen M Featherston was born on 11 September 1914.1 She died on 31 July 2008 at Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri, United States of AmericaG.1 She was buried after 31 July 2008 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri, United States of AmericaG.1
Last Edited30 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. [S1765] GEDCOM file created by E. Elaine Boston, 2014 "unknown cd."

William M Steele1

M, #59107, b. 1819, d. 1900
     William M Steele was born in 1819.1 He died in 1900.1
Last Edited30 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. [S1765] GEDCOM file created by E. Elaine Boston, 2014 "unknown cd."

Franklin C Martin1

M, #59108, b. 15 May 1896, d. 25 September 1974
     Franklin C Martin was born on 15 May 1896 at Clark County, Kentucky, United States of AmericaG.1 He died on 25 September 1974 at Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, United States of AmericaG.1 He was buried after 25 September 1974 at Sunset Memory Garden, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, United States of AmericaG.1
Last Edited6 Jul 2015

Citations

  1. [S1765] GEDCOM file created by E. Elaine Boston, 2014 "unknown cd."

John Bryant Featherston1

M, #59109, b. 20 July 1891, d. 5 January 1976
John Bryant Featherston 1891-1976
Father*John Henry Featherston1 b. 11 Apr 1862, d. 28 Sep 1940
Mother*Lou Annie Bryant1 b. 12 Jan 1873, d. 2 Apr 1949
ChartsCharles cir 1637 England then USA
     John Bryant Featherston was born on 20 July 1891 at Chilton, Falls County, Texas, United States of AmericaG.1 He was the son of John Henry Featherston and Lou Annie Bryant.1 John Bryant Featherston married Sambo Gaines circa 1916.1 John Bryant Featherston died on 5 January 1976 at Chilton, Falls County, Texas, United States of AmericaG.1 He was buried after 5 January 1976 at Chilton Falls, Falls County, Texas, United States of AmericaG.1

Family

Sambo Gaines b. 25 Nov 1894, d. 21 Jun 1984
Children
Last Edited25 Jul 2016

Citations

  1. [S1765] GEDCOM file created by E. Elaine Boston, 2014 "unknown cd."

Charles Featherston1

M, #59110, b. 1637, d. 22 August 1682
ChartsCharles cir 1637 England then USA
     Charles Featherston was born in 1637 at EnglandG.1 He married Rebecca Stratton in 1673 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1 Charles Featherston died on 22 August 1682 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1
     Charles is probably not the son of Thomas and Elizabeth but probably a cousin to William--not a brother. No other relationship explains the DNA matches.

While Charles Featherstone was not the first of the name to arrive in American, he is the immigrant ancestor from whom Winfield Scott Featherstone descends. He arrived in Virginia in 1653, having been transported by Major Abraham Wood. This Charles is not known to fit in in this line where I placed it so I could identify all the Mississippi Featherstons. There are just too many similarities in naming patterns and choice of names for these two lines to not be closely related--the commonality of names are endless--Columbus, Charles Henry, Daniel Marshall--the list is endless. Plus there are DNA matchs with someone from this line (laurenpyoung; Ralph Dugger75; list others). Other matches from this line have already shown up with my grandchildren as well on the Ancestry Family Finder DNA test. The geographical clusters and migratory patterns of the two families are very similar. They certainly seemed to be acquainted with each other and named their children the same family names. Someday it will be clear exactly where and how Charles and his descendants fit into the United States Featherston line headed by William Featherstone. DNA is beginning to tell us that.
Elaine Featherston Boston

The original work on this family was done by the late George Cuttino, who published his findings privately in the early 1960’s. He subsequently updated his files and submitted them to Featherston Findings, a work which has subsequently been posted on the Internet. Dr. Cuttino was a professor of history, with an interest in medieval England, so a lot of his interest was in making a connection to English royalty, which he did through Thomas Ligon. In his report, he followed only the lineal descent to Lucius Horace Featherston, In this report, I have tried to include some information about the siblings in each generation, taking advantage of the wealth of new information published in the last forty years.

Charles Featherston (also spelled Fetherstone, Featherstone), b. ca. 1635 in England, emigrated as a headright of Major Abraham Wood to Charles City County,Virginia, in 1653 and d. ca. 1681. He settled in that part of Henrico County that later became Chesterfield County, and on 19 August 1672 was granted a tract of land of 700 A. This land is described as being on the north side of the Appomattox River corner to the orphan's land of Mr. William Walthall, near Timbury Run Plantation, now the site of Petersburg. In 1679 Charles was named in a list of '40 tythables' ordered by the court to 'fit out arms and men.' He was assigned a quota of three men. In August 1682 his widow, Rebecca, was granted administration of his estate. She later married Samuel Newman.

Charles Featherstone had in his possession when he died a horse belonging to Joseph Tanner, Newman refused to return the horse and in the October Court 1683 Tanner sued Newman for trespass. The court impaneled and swore in a jury to consider the matter. Their verdict favored Tanner and the court granted him a judgment against Newman for the horse. Henrico County ordered Samuel Newman to make a bond to the benefit of the orphans of Charles Featherstone on 1 Aug 1694.

Deposition of Rebecca Newman, wife of Samuel Newman, age 77, 18 Sept. 1725, that she knew personally Charles Featherstone, dec'd, of this county, and that he had at the time of his death 4 children lawfully begotten: a son Henry Charles Featherstone and 3 daughters Anne, Sarah, and Susanna Featherstone, and that the son remains in good health. Sworn before Henry Randolph and Richard Kennon and recorded May 2, 1726.5

Additional information on this man was published in 1986 by Robert M. Clark, whose work is included here.

At some time during or previous to the year 1672, an Englishman named Charles Featherston appeared in Henrico County, the part which was later formed into Chesterfield County. The first official reference to him is when he made application for a grant of land lying about 3 miles southwest of the present town of Chester, on Timbury Run. (Pat. Bk. No. 6, II Cav. & Pioneers 112.) He was most likely the same Charles Featherstone listed as a headright of Col. Abraham Wood who was granted 1557 acres at Ft. Henry in Charles City County (Patent Bk. No. 3, I Cav & Pioneers 255.) Since Charles Featherston used the name of Thomas Chamberlayne as one of his 'rights' in his 1672 Henrico County grant, stating that he had come over twice, we can assume that they were close friends. He may have stopped prior to 1672 with his friend Thomas Chamberlayne, whose home was not very far away, until he decided just where he wanted to establish a permanent home. The location of Timbury RUn Plantation was just 4 or 5 miles from Fort Henry on the Appomattox River, now the site of Petersburg.

Thomas Chamberlayne had married a daughter of General Abraham Wood, Commander of the Fort when it was first established; so he seems to have lived nearby for a long time--later moving to Proctor's Creek, nearer to the Varina, county seat of Henrico County.

Charles Featherstone was born in 1637 (24 William and Mary Quarterly (1st) 208) in England. On 19 August 1672 Charles Featherston was granted a tract of land containing 700 acres, by Sir William Berkeley, then Governor of the Colony of Virginia (Patent Book No. 6, II Cavaliers and Pioneers 112.) The grant of land was described as being on the north side of Appomatox River in Henrico County, corner to the orphans of Mr. William Walthall, near Timbury Run, to the cornoer of Timbury patent, up Timbury's line to the head of the Run. This was granted for the transportation of the following 14 persons into the colony: Edward Noddan, John Crabb, Charles Featherston, Richard Read, Ben Jabin, Thomas Chamberlayne twice, William Cooke, Jone Corsse, William Payne, William Fraviles, Thomas Mors, Xpofer Renings, Xpofer Grisley.

At this time there were serious troubles with the Indians, which led to Bacon's Rebellion. Fort Henry on the Appomattox River was an outpost for settlements at that time, causing many people to settle a short distance from the Fort. in times of Indian incursion, the settlers could take refuge in the fort. We have no record as to which side of Bacon's Rebellion Charles Featherston espoused, but from the group of men with which he was identified later, it is a natural supposition that he was on the side of the King.

On 10 die Xbis (10th December) 1677, Charles Featherston, aged 40 odd years, appeared in Court and made a deposition to the effect that Mr. Pride came out of the woods in Mr. Randolph's cart, called at the house of the said Featherston, and stated that he was going to live at Mr. Randolph's because of the times, left his wife but returned for her that night. He agreed to make a crop for the said Featherston, who at first objected as the times were troubled and dangerous. It was finally agreed that the said Featherston was to give him land to work, free of rent, as it would be for the security of his plantation to have him there, as well as William Bevins who was to assist said William Pride in making the crop. (Vol. 1, p. 29 Henrico County, Records.)

John Willson made deposition to the same effect, except that he said Pride was to sleep at Bevin's house at night, all week save two nights. Of course, this was for protection during Indian troubles. We also find evidence that Featherston was of convivial habits, as cited by the depositions following: John Jacques, aged 23 years or thereabouts, stated that about May or June last, there came to the house of Mrs. Judith Randolph, Mr. John Pygott and Mr. Charles Featherston where, drinking of a bottle, they fell to playing all fours (a game said to be similar to HIgh, Low, Jack & Gane), but while playing awhile and their money coming even, Mr. Featherston said I will play no more unless you put down money or Mr. Soane passe for you. Where after some words Pygott told the said Soane he owne him 14 pence, who replied and said yes he did and he would passe for a Shilling for either of them. Whereupon going to play again, and in the drinking of another bottle, the said Soane sometimes betted with Mr. Featherston on Mr. Pygott's head one Shilling, and sometimes 2 Shillings and their play continued till Mr. Featherston won 15 half crowns of Pygott and of the aforesaid Soane 13 pence which money was won by the said Featherston, but they differing againe he said he would play no more without money or his bill which Pygott refused and said he would give noe other security that what he had done, upon which they fell to bad & angry words & had fought but were hindered by William Soane and myself who were then there; this is truth to the best of your deponents..judgment and further said not.

10 die (Xbris) Nov 1677. Test. William Randolph, CC. February Court 1677/8 Charles Featherston by his own confession has been drunke since he has been on ye Jury & at ye same tyme swore several oaths in my hearing. Testified to by Samuel Knibb. (Henrico Records Vol. 1, p. 70.)

We next find that he and his brother-in-law, Edward Stratton, Jr., were drinking on a Sabbath day at night. (Vol. 1, p. 78.)
There were diversions other than drinking and gambling, since we find at this time that Manakin Town on the south side of James River was appointed as a place for the fair or mart with the Indians. This was in the present Powhatan County where the French refugees were settled in the year 1700, and was doubtless an event with sufficient thrills, since they were rather fierce and troublesome as neighbors. All freemen were bound to be trained every month in their particular counties for military service, and those of substance were called upon to equip or fit out men, horses & arms. Charles Featherston was ordered to fit out three men. (30 April 1679, Vol. 1, p. 102.)

On February 20, 1682, Robert Farmer disposed that 28 years before--1654--he carried the chains in survey of land at Charles Featherston's new plantation and that a certain line that was between Mr. Walthall and Mr. Hatcher. (Vol. 1, p.212.)

It was several miles from the home plantation of Charles Featherston to the court house, which was then at Varina, and he had to cross a ferry at that point from the south side of James River. This did not seem to hinder them if something of interest was on hand, and we find that an ordinary or tavern was kept at the plantation of Mr. Thomas Cocke who lived at Malvern Hill. There was an alley for playing nine pins there. (Vol. 1, p. 191.) Crosse and Pile was another game played, and I find that John Pygott won 700 lbs. of tobacco in 1 night playing with one John Milner. Aside from this they raised horses and had cock fights. However, life was not all drinking and gambling. These were habits brought from the mother country and hard to get away from all at once. When alarms sounded that an Indian raid was expected, all was excitement and worry as to the fate of family and home. Men were sent out to give the alarm and get the Militia together to drive the savages back. Pirates also often came into the great rivers, causing great alarm. Yorktown, Jamestown, and Hampton were fortified against pirates for many years, but the pirates would land at plantations to steal and frighten planters.

Charles Featherston was married to Rebecca, the daughter of Edward Stratton, Sr. Rebecca Featherstone did not long remain a widow after the death of Charles Featherstone in 1682, for she had married Samuel Newman by October 1683. (Henrico County Records, Vol. 1, p. 150.) In 1698 Rebecca Featherstone was listed as the sister of Edward Stratton (Jr.) in his will recorded in Henrico County Wills and Deeds 1697-1704, p. 122.).

Charles Featherstone's will has never been located. However, at the August 1682 Henrico County Court, Rebecca Featherston was granted administration on the estate of her husband Charles Featherston, deceased. (Vol. 1, p. 225.) Charles Featherston's estate was inventoried by John Steward and Thomas Webster, appraisers, value £ 15.4.6; account of debts of the estate mentions Abraham Womack, William Bevin, Timothy Allen, John Baugh, John Davis, Mr. Lown, Edward Stratton, jr., Robert Bolling, and Peter Rowlett for Lewis, recorded 2 Oct 1682. The complete inventory is listed below:..
One Feather bed, Boulster, Pillow, two blankettts, one Rugg, one pair of Sheets with Dinerminster Curtains & Vallance & Bedstead, £12-0-0. One small feather bed, boulster, pillow, blankett, 7 pair of sheets, £1.0.0. One chest, 1 wainscott chair, 1 long table, a forme, 2 joint stools. Two iron potts, one iron kettle, one pair of racks with pot hooks, one pair of tongs, a brass ladle, five gunns unfixt, 1 fixt gunn, a cutlass, two Buck skins, one Box iron, one Cross cut saw, two hand saws, one Broad—ax, two adses, four augers, two Chisels, one drawing knife, one frow, one hammer, Fifteen pounds of old pewter, one brass mortar, one iron pestle, pieces of gunns, one Couch & 2 small chairs, one old trunk & Case, one powdering tubb & other lumber, one Diaper Table Cloth, 13 diaper napkins, 2 Diaper towels, 2 pair of old sheets, Six old pillow cases, Eight coarse napkins, two small course table cloths, one Blankett, one old Holland Sheet, one very old Bible, three books, three little old Pillows, one looking Glass, Three Qrters of Course Broadcloath, two yards of Flannell, two yard half of Norwich stuff, About 60 head of Hoggs running in ye woods. totall £15.4.8. Eight Cowes, one three year old Heifer, three three year old steers, two steers two years old, one Bull three years old, two yearling heifers, three yearling Bulls & one young Cow calf. Two sever year old mares, two Young Horses, one Mare two years old, one Mare foal one half a year old.

10 October 1683 it was recorded that a horse running at Pucketts belonged to Charles Featherston. He & Joseph Tanner had traded horses and he had been looking for it in company with Christopher Branch at Appomattox. (Vol. 1, p.150)

2 Cuttino, George P. Ancestors and Descendants of Lucius Horace Featherston. The copy I worked from was distributed by him to family, including my father, in 1962. An updated version was later published in Hawkins, Joyce F. Featherston Findings. 9:1-18,1992. This work is now available on the Internet at http://www.featherstone-society.com/indexes/usa/featherstone. I will
refer to this work as Cuttino, George P., as he did not paginate his typescript.

3 In the final version of this work, he says “Family tradition has always had it that the Featherstons in America were descended from three brothers, Henry, Charles, and Edward, who emigrated to Virginia about 1750. This tradition has no basis in fact.” However, it can be seen in various family trees posted on the Internet.

4 Cuttino, George P.

5 Castleman, Janice M. http://genforum.genealogy.com/featherston/messages/5.html. She
cites as her source: BBWeisinger - ColonialWills of Henrico Co. p109.

6 Clark, Robert M. Abstracts of Records of the Featherstone Family in Southside Virginia. (1986) Copy located at the DAR Library, Washington, D. C. He was an attorney, which is evident from his form of citation, which I have retained intact

FEATHERSTON

Compiled by
Mrs. Augusta B. Fothergill, Richmond, Virginia
(Brenda Fischler: “Copied from a typewritten copy borrowed from Marie Rutledge of Greenwood, Mississippi. Miss Rutledge said that this manuscript was compiled “for Some of the Richmond Featherstons” in the 1930’s by Mrs. Fothergill.”) Joyce F. Hawkins: “Marie Rutledge is deceased.”

 At some time during or previous to the year 1672 an Englishman named Charles Featherston appeared in Henrico County, the part which was later formed into Chesterfield County; the first official reference to him is when he made application for a grant of land lying about 3 miles southwest of the present town of Chester on Timbury Run. He may have been in the colony for some time before making application for the tract of land, as was often the case, but of this we have no evidence of an official nature. New-comers often remained in the section where they pleased to settle until certain of just where to locate their homes, often building their homes and making other improvements. Since Charles Featherstone used the name of Thomas Chamberlayne as one of his “rights”, stating that he had come over twice, we can assume that they were close friends; and so he may have stopped with his friend, whose home was not very far away, until he decided just where he wanted to establish a permanent home. The location of Timbury Run Plantation was just 4 or 5 miles from Fort Henry on the Appomattox River, now the site of Petersburg. Thomas Chamberlayne had married the daughter of General Abraham Wood, Commander of the Fort when it was first established, and so seems to have lived nearby for a long time, later moving to Proctor’s Creek, nearer to the county seat, Varina.

In Vol. VI, p. 414, of land patents preserved in the land office, state Capitol Bldg., in Richmond, we find that on 19 August 1672, Charles Featherston was granted a tract of land containing 700 acres, by Sir William Berkeley, then Governor of the Colony of Virginia.
It is described as being on the north side of Appomattox River in Henrico County, corner to the orphans of Mr. William Walthall, near Timbury Run, to the corner of Timbury patent, up Timbury’s line to the head of the Run. This was granted for transportation of 14 persons into the colony; Edward Noddan, John Crabb, Charles Featherston, Richard Read, Ben Jabin, Thomas Chamberlyne twice, William Cooke, John Crosse, William Payne, William Fraviles, Thomas More, Xpofer Renings, Xpofer Grisley.

At this time there were serious troubles with the Indians, which led to Bacon’s Rebellion. Fort Henry on Appomattox River was the outpost of settlements at that time in that region so that a good many people settled within a short distance of it so that in time of Indian incursions they could take refuge in the fort. We have no record as to which side Charles Featherston espoused, but from the group of men with which he was identified later. it is a natural supposition that he was on the side of the King.

On Nov. 10, 1677, Charles Featherston, aged 40 odd years, appeared in court and made a deposition to the effect that Mr. Pride came out of the woods in Mr. Randolph’s cart, called at the house of the said Featherston, and stated that he was going to live at Mr. Randolph’s because of the times, left his wife but returned for her that night. He agreed to make a crop for the said Featherston, who at first objected as the times were troubled and dangerous. It was finally agreed that the said Featherston was to give him land to work, free of rent, as it would be for the security of his plantation to have him there, as well as William Bevins who was to assist said William Pride in making the crop. (Vol. 1, p. 29, Henrico Co.)
John Willson made deposition to the same effect, except that the said Pride was to sleep at Bevin’s house at night all week save two nights. Of course, this was for protection during Indian troubles.

We also find evidence that Featherston was of convivial habits, as cited by the depositions following: John Jaques, aged 23 years or thereabouts, stated that about May or June last, there came to the house of Mrs. Judith Randolph, Mr. John Pygott and Mr. Charles Featherston where drinking of a bottle they fell to playing all fours (a game said to be similar to High, Low, Jack & Game), but playing a while and their money coming even, Mr. Featherston said I will play no more unless you will put down money or Mr. Soane pass for you. Where after some words Pygott told the said Soane he owed him 14 pence, who replied and said yes he did and he would pass for a shilling for either of them. Whereupon going to play again and in the drinking of another bottle, the said Soane sometimes betted with Mr. Featherston on Mr. Pygott’s head one shilling and sometimes 2 shillings and their play continued till Mr. Featherston won 15 half crowns of Pygott and of the aforesaid Soane 13 pence which money was won by the said Featherston, but they differing again he said he would play no more without money or his bill which Pygott refused and said he would give no other security than what he had done, upon which they fell to bad and angry words and had fought but were hindered by William Soane and myself who were then there; this is the truth to the best of your depts...judgmt and further said not. 10 die Xbris 1677. Test William Randolph C.C.
February Court 1677/8, Charles Featherston by his own confession has been drunke since he has been on ye jury and at ye same tyme swore several oaths in my hearing. Testified to by Samuel Knibb (Vol. 1, p. 70.)

We next find that he and (another ancestor) Edward Stratton, Jr. were drinking on a Sabbath day at night (Vol. 1, p. 78). (note by Brenda F. Fischler: “This Edward Stratton, Jr., who is called another ancestor, must refer to an ancestor of the people for whom this paper was written by Mrs. Fothergill; this was done by her for some of the Featherstons in Richmond, VA, those who descend from the Charles Featherston who married Anne French and their son Charles Henry Featherston who married Elizabeth Short Thornton...I don’t know where Edward Stratton fits in but it must be on this line through one of the female lines.”)

There were other diversions than drinking and gambling, since we find at this time that Manokin Town on the south side of James River was appointed as a place for the faire or mart with the Indians. This was in the present Powatan County where the French refugees were settled in the year 1700 and was doubtless an event with sufficient thrills since they were rather fierce and troublesome as neighbors.

All freemen were bound to be trained every month in their particular counties for military service and those of substance were called upon to equip or fit out men, horses and arms. Charles Featherston was ordered to fitt out 3 men. (30 April 1679, Vol. 1, p. 102)
On February 20th 1682, Robert Farmer deposed that 28 years before - 1654 - he carried the chains in survey of land at Charles Featherston’s new plantation and that a certain line that was between Mr. Walthall and Mr. Hatcher. (Vol. 1, p. 212)

It was several miles from the home plantation of Charles Featherston to the court house, which was then at Varina, and he had to cross a ferry at that point from the south side of James River. This did not seem to hinder them if something of interest was on hand, and we find that an ordinary or tavern was kept at the plantation of Mr. Thomas Cook who lived at Malvery Hill. There was an alley for playing ninepins there (Vol. 1, p. 191). Crosse (?) and pile was another game played and I find that John Pygott won 700 lbs. of tobacco in one night playing with one John Milner. Aside from this they raised horses and had cocke fights. However, life was not all drinking and gambling. These were habits brought from the mother country and hard to get away from all at once. When alarms were sounded that an Indian raid was expected, all was excitement and worry as to the fate of family and home. Men were sent to give the alarm and get the Militia together to drive the savage back. Pirates also often came into the great rivers, causing great alarm. Yorktown, Jamestown, and Hampton were fortified against pirates for many years, but they would land at plantations to steal and frighten planters.

I do not find a will of Charles Featherston, but at August Court, 1692 (Marie Rutledge: “typed as Mrs. Fothergill has it typed - it obviously is an error.”) Rebecca Featherston was granted administration on the estate of her husband Charles Featherston, deceased. (Vol. 1, p. 225) There is no statement as to who she was, but her son was quite young at the time of his father’s death; he must have married her after coming to Virginia. She did not long remain a widow, as she had married one Samuel Newman by October 1683.  (Vol. 1, p. 150)

At a court held at Varina for ye county of Henrico ye second day of October by his Majesty’s Justices of ye Peace for ye said County, in ye thirty fourth year of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lord Charles ye Second by ye grace of God Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of ye faith, etc; and in ye year of our Lord God 1682:  A true and perfect inventory of the estate of Charles Featherston deceased taken and appraised by John Steward and Thomas Webster, Appraisers thereunto appointed and sworn before Mr. Richard Kennon one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace this 22 day of August 1682.  Vis: one Feather bed, Boulster, Pillow, two Blanketts, one Rugg, one pair of Sheets with Dinerminister Curtains, and Vallance and Bedstead, L 2-0-0, one small feather bed, boulster, pillow, blankett, 7 pair of sheets, L 1-0-0.  One chest, 1 Wainscott chair, 1 long table, a forme, 2 joint stools. Two iron potts, one iron kettle, one pair of racks with pot hooks, one pair of tongs, a brass ladel, five gunns unfixt, 1 fixt gunn, a cutlass, two Buck skins, one Box iron, one cross-cut saw, two hand saws, one Broad-an (Broad-axe?), two adese, Four Augers, two Chissles, one drawing knife, one frow, one Hammer, Fifteen pounds of old pewter, one brass mortar, one iron pestle, pieces of gunns, one Couch and 2 small chairs, one old trunk and case, one powdering tubb, and other lumber, one Diaper Table Cloth, 13 Diaper Napkins, 2 Diaper Towells, 2 pair of old sheets, Six old pillow cases, Eight Course Napkins, two small course table cloths, one Blankett, one old Holland sheet, one very old Bible, three books, three little old pillows, one looking Glass, Three orters of Course Broadcloth, two yards of Flannel, two yards half of Norwich stuff, About 60 head of Hoggs running in ye woods. Totall: L 15-04-08. Eight Cowes, one three year old Heifer, three three year old steers, two steers two years old, one Bull three years old, two yearling heifers, three yearling Bulls, and one young Cow calf. Two seven year old mares, two young Horses, one Mare two years old, one Mare foal one half a year old. Signed John Steward and Thomas Webster.

Debts were due the estate by Abraham Womack, William Bevin, and Timothy Allen. Due out to the estate: John Baugh, John Davies, Mrs. Lown, Edward Stratton, Jr., Robert Bolling, Peter Rowlett for Lewis (Vol. 1, p. 226)
10 October 1683, a horse running at Puckett’s belonged to Charles Featherston. He and Joseph Tanner had traded horses and he was looking for it in company with Christopher Branch at Appamattock. (Vol. 1, p. 150)
At a court held in October 1682 it was stated that Samuel Newman had married ye widow of Charles Featherston. (Vol. II, p. 150)
Some of the old records of Henrico County were destroyed so we cannot find out who all of the children of Charles & Rebecca Featherston were, but we find that Henry, one of the orphans of Charles Featherston deceased was upwards of 21 years of age when he discharged his guardian from further service on Aug. 20, 1702. This was Samuel Newman who had married his mother Rebecca (Orphans Court, Henrico Records, Vol. 4, p. 45). This indicates that Henry was born about 1681 so was likely the youngest child. He appears as Henry and as Charles Henry.

On January 19, 1715, Charles Henry Featherston was one of the witnesses to the will of Richard Walthall as well as to that of his daughter Diana Walthall on Oct. 5 of the same year (Vol. 1714-18, pp. 27-23. Marie Rutledge: “Mrs. Fothergill says pp. 27-23”)
We note that Richard Walthall mentioned a son Henry in his will to which Charles Henry Featherston was a witness in 1715; that the same Henry Walthall in his will 1760 stated that he was of great age; that his daughter Phoebe Featherston was dead and made provision for her children. We find that one Henry Featherston - seemingly his son - seems to have died without wife or children, so Phoebe must have been the wife of Charles Featherston of that period.

Aug. 20, 1743, Sir William Gooch, Governor of Virginia, granted Charles Featherston 247 acres of land lying in Henrico County at Richard Wood (a corner oak, Joseph Red’s line, to Epps’ line, Owen’s line and Middle Creek Road). He is to improve 3 acres of every 50. (Land patents XXI, p. 486)
 Jan. 22, 1745, Charles Featherston purchased from Henry Randolph 120 acres of land which was described as lying on Timbury Run and Sarah Stewart’s Spring Branch. The witnesses to the deed were Henry Newman, Henry Featherston and John Chumbly. (Deeds 1744-48, p. 135). L 45, price.
Charles Featherston of Dale Parish, Henrico County, sold to Henry Featherston of the same parish and county, for the sum of L 5 current money of Virginia, a tract of 300 acres of land lying on Timbury Run adjoining Charles Featherston and Henry Randolph; it being part of 720 acres which belonged to Charles Henry Featherston the grantee, 28 September 1747. Witnesses: Henry and Grief Randolph, Benjamin Ratcliss.  (Records 1744-48, p. 324). This was a deed of gift or its equivalent since 5 pounds would have been just about sufficient to pay recordation fees and surveyor’s charges. We note that Henry Randolph paid him L 45 for 120 acres of the same tract on Timbury Run.

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY

The first transaction found after Chesterfield County was formed from Henrico Co. was when Charles Featherston had the age of a negro named Kitt adjudged at November Court 1755. Kitt was aged 8 years (Orders # II, p. 139). This was done because of the requirement to pay taxes on all servants over 12 years of age. The same year Henry Featherston sued John Osborne for the sum of 25 shillings current money (Orders # II, p. 116). On the same day he paid J. Puckett and George Grinnell as witnesses.

December Court 1758, Charles Featherstone was appointed guardian of Barclay Baugh and Betty, wife of William Walthall, children of William Baugh.
Feb. 26, 1759, Elizabeth Featherston made her will in which she mentioned a son Henry and a daughter Mary. To Henry, 3 beds with furniture, cattle and pewter; to daughter Mary, 2 feather beds, a side saddle; wearing clothes to four daughters (Names not mentioned). Witnesses: Henry Featherston, Jr., Edward Lofman and Grief Randolph.
At October Court 1759 the will of Elizabeth Featherston was presented by Henry Featherston the executor and proved by Henry Featherston, Jr., Grief Randolph and Edward Lofman.  (Orders # III, p. 27)

April 5, 1760, Henry Featherston of Chesterfield Co. made his will in which he left bequests to Edward, son of Charles Featherston, of 300 acres of land whereon said Henry lived. To his sister Mary Featherston, one bay horse. Residue of estate, after payment of debts, to brother Charles Featherston’s children, those of Thomas Jeffress and Thomas Sadler and to his sister Mary Featherston. Brother Charles executor of estate. (Will Book 1, p. 360)
At November Court 1760, the noncupative will of Henry Featherston was presented in Court by Charles Featherston, his brother and next of kin. Randall Johnson deposed that he wrote the will of said Henry Featherston the day before he died and he was in perfect sense and memory. Charles Featherston gave bond as administrator. The estate to be appraised by George Grey, Walter Scott, William Watt, and John Covington. (Orders # III, p. 88)
July 27, 1760, Charles Featherston of Dale Parish, Chesterfield County, conveyed to Henry Cox of same county, for the sum of 25 pounds current money, a tract of land containing 247 acres adjoining Richard Wood, Joseph Read, Eppes, Owen, and on Middle Creek Road. The witnesses were Peter Oliver and Thomas Friend.  (Deeds # 4, p. 27)
 April Court 1761 Charles Featherston was appointed surveyor of the highway leading from Daniel Nunnally’s to Henry Randolph’s.  (Orders # 3, p. 118)
 April 9, 1764, Henry Walthall made his will stating that he was old and of great age; mentioned his deceased daughter Phoebe Featherston and her children, to whom a negro named Judy (Marie Rutledge: “copied as written by Mrs. Fothergill; apparently a line omitted here”). He failed to state who her husband was or the names of her children.  (Will Book 1, p. 459)
On March 11, 1765, Charles and Henry Featherston witnessed a deed from Daniel Puckett to Francis Walthall for land adjoining Richard Womack on Ashen Swamp.  (Deed Bk. 5, p. 27)
Oct. 4, 1765, Charles Featherston of Chesterfield conveyed to his son Henry Featherston, a tract of land containing 220 acres on the north side of Timbury Run, up Cool Springs Branch, to Thomas Walthall’s line; also 2 negroes Kitt and Nance. Witnesses: Francis Walthall, John Robertson, Joseph Howlett. (Deed Bk. 5, p.376)
 July 23, 1770, Charles Featherston and Jerrard Walthall had a dispute over a boundary line; the matter to be arbitrated by Joseph Base, Charles Burton, Jr., Francis and Thomas Osborne. The line was to be drawn from Francis Walthall’s to a point near the old field of said Jerrard at that of Featherston’s patent.  (Deed Bk. 4, p. 235)
Sept. 5, 1775, Charles and Henry Featherston of Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co., conveyed to Edward Featherston, for the sum of L 10 current money of Virginia, a tract of land containing 300 acres adjoining John Randolph, William Archer, Jerrard Walthall and said Charles Featherston, it being the tract of land that the said Charles Featherston conveyed to his brother Henry Featherston deceased, and of record in Henrico County. Witnessed by Henry Bass, James Walthall, William Walthall.  (Deed Bk. 8, p.33)
Henry Featherston and Elizabeth his wife of Chesterfield County conveyed to William Walthall, for the sum of L 50 current money of Virginia, 41 acres of land adjoining said Henry Featherston, which he purchased from John Walthall, Jr., witnessed by: Edward Goode, Jesse Cogbill, Jesse Goode.  (Deed Bk. 11, p. 617)
 Feb. 11, 1792, Henry and Elizabeth Featherston conveyed to Edward Featherston, all of Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co., for the sum of L35 specie, a tract of land containing 7 acres lying in Dale Parish, adjoining the said Edward Featherston and Jesse Cogbill a short distance on the south side of Timbury Swamp land of Edward and Henry Featherston together with buildings, etc. Witnesses: John Cogbill, Martin Baker, Thomas Bridgewater. (Deed Bk. 11, p.179)
It was doubtless this above referred to Edward Featherston who married in Oct. 1778 Sarah Ashbrook in Chesterfield Co. The will of one Edward Featherston was dated 20 Jul 1792, in which he mentioned a wife but omits her name, while mentioning 2 sons Charles and Edward, daughters Elizabeth and Lucy and stating that another child was expected. His brothers Charles and Henry and his nephew Henry Featherston were to be his executors. (Will Bk. 4, p. 505)
June 11, 1792, Henry Featherston conveyed to Thomas Hardie and Sally his wife for the sum of L 50 current money a tract of land containing 185 acres adjoining Robert Donals and David Perkinson on the east side of Swift Creek; purchased from Joseph Jackson and Frances his wife May 8, 1785. Witnessed by John Cogbill, Martin Baker, Thomas Bridgewater. (Deed Bk. 11, p. 181) (Sallie Featherston, daughter of Henry Featherston, married Thomas Hardie Oct. 27, 1791, Chesterfield Co. Marriage Records.)
April 10, 1797, Henry Featherston conveyed to Henry Featherston, Jr., for and in consideration love and affection, 200 acres of land lying on Timbury Run, to the fork of Deep Bottom adjoining Daniel Hatcher, Pleasant Suits, Daniel Jackson.  (Deed Bk. 15, p. 37)
Dec. 12, 1801, William Featherston of the City of Richmond conveyed to Henry Featherston of Chesterfield County, for the sum of $50.99 67 1/2 acres of land bounded as in a plat made by the State of Virginia to the said William Featherston.  (Deed Bk. 15, p. 383)
Henry Featherston and Elizabeth his wife of Chesterfield conveyed to Z. Hall 67 1/2 acres of land lying in Manchester Parish, Chesterfield County, adjoining Ruben Winfree, Samuel Roper, Benjamin Burmer and Stephen Watkins (Deeds 16, p. 392) dated 13 Feb 1804.
April 7, 1807, John Brander, Henry Featherston and William Archer conveyed to Edward Archer a tract of land on Timbury Run or Hatcher Run.  (Deed Bk. 17, p. 364)
                                                                                
AMELIA COUNTY

Abraham Burton of old Henrico, later of Chesterfield Co., married Ann Featherston, removed to Amelia County where he died about 1736, when his will was entered for probate. His widow Ann died in 1745. At the time of making her will she mentioned grandchildren Charles and Abraham Burton, sons of her son Charles. Their removal to Amelia may have been the reason for the going into that county of Charles Featherston.

We find that Charles Featherston, evidently from Chesterfield Co., came 40 miles to court in 1758 as a witness for Bartholomew Dupee, for which he was to be paid 315 pounds of tobacco (Suit vs. Frederick Baugh).

From the family Bible still preserved in the family and now owned by Frederick M. Featherston of Richmond, Virginia, we find that Charles Featherston was born in the year of 1743, married Ann French in 1781, their marriage bond being dated 23rd Nov. of that year. We have no record proving an earlier marriage, but at the time of early marriages it was unusual for men to marry earlier. (Marie Rutledge: “Mrs. Fothergill obviously intended to say that it was “Usual” for men to marry earlier”.) He seems to have been in Amelia much earlier than the date of his marriage to Ann French, as on July 23, 1767 he, Charles Featherston of Amelia County, purchased 210 acres of land on Flatt Creek from James and John Murry, executors of the estate of James Murry deceased of Prince George County which he had purchased from Thomas Eldridge and his wife. It was described as lying in Horsepen Branch of Flatt Creek. The consideration was L305 current money.  (Deed Bk. 9, p. 185) This was the land which long continued in the family and on which their home was located until the late 1880s.

On March 25, 1790 Charles Featherston qualified as executor of the estate of Thomas French deceased. (Order Bk. 1788-91, p. 220)
Charles Featherston added to his land holdings 22 June 1797 when he purchased from John Walke and Hannah his wife 100 acres which adjoined his other land, that of General Eveard Meade, John and James Robertson. (Deed Bk. 20, page 333)
Then on 9 Dec 1809, we find that his son Charles H. Featherston bought 53 acres of land from Richard E. Meade on Genitoe Creek, adjoining John Lane and James Robertson, Sr., for the sum of $593.60. (Deed Bk. 28, p. 175)

Charles Featherston, born in 1743, died in 1828, married Ann French 1781. They had 3 children: (1) Dorothy French, born May 1783, married 25 Sept. 1800, Cadwallader Jones; (2) Charles Henry Featherston, born 3 May 1786, married Elizabeth Short Thornton, dau. of Col. Sterling Clack and Mary Jones Thornton, in Prince Edward County, 15 Jan 1807; (3) Calphurina (Pheny) Wherry Featherston born 21 Feb 1799, married William H. L. Tabb, 2 Dec. 1822, in Amelia County. (Family Bible Records and Amelia Co. Mar. Rec.)

We see that Charles Henry Featherston was married in Jan. 1807, so the couple probably lived with his father and mother, since he does not seem to have acquired land until 11 July 1810, when his father and mother, Charles and Ann Featherston, John R. Archer and Charles E. Featherston - the latter of Chesterfield County - conveyed to Charles E. Featherston, for love and affection 210 acres of land on the Lower Horsepen Branch; 26 negro slaves, sheep, cattle, silver plate, household furniture, plantation tools, in trust; the death of her said husband, and to be supported in such manner as she has been accustomed to live while a member of her husband’s family; and after her support is paid for by said Charles Featherston during his life it is to be continued at his death by such persons as he shall appoint but in case he should not appoint some person to direct matters it would be divided amongst the children he may have at his death or among their children. Signed by Charles Featherston, Ann M. Featherston, Charles E. Featherston and John M. Archer. The witnesses were: Francis Drake, D. Rottray, Charles Walthall, Daniel Rowlett, James Farriss, and R. Chastain. This was recorded in Deed Bk. 24, p. 107, Amelia County.
1 July 1810 Charles Featherston of Amelia Co. conveyed to Charles A. (Joyce F. Hawkins: “I believe this should read Charles H.”) and to Charles E. Featherston for and in consideration of love and affection for his daughter Dorothy F. the wife of Cadwallader Jones and the sum of $20 cash, 10 negro slaves which are not in her possession, for the term of her natural life and then to her children. Witnessed by Philip Dunnivant, William Warrimer, Henry W. Roverson.  (Deed Bk. 28, p. 238)
On 23 Oct. 1813, Charles Featherston of Amelia conveyed to Charles H. and Charles E. Featherston for the benefit of his daughter Calphurnia Featherston 12 negro slaves, 1 dozen silver spoons, 1 feather bed and furniture, a horse, bridle and saddle for her life and then to her children. Witnesses: Christopher Walthall, Daniel Bowlett, James Ferriss, R. Chastin, Jr.  (Deed Bk. 28, p. 660) (This daughter married Wm. H. L. Tabb in 1822)
22 Oct 1813, Charles Featherston conveyed to Charles H. and Charles E. Featherston as trustees for the benefit of his grandchildren Cassandra Calvin Jones, Cladius Cicero Jones, Camelius Jones, Canddolas Jones and Charles H. Featherston at the age of 21 years 2 negro slaves each. (Deed Bk. 28, p. 661)
29 April 1816, Charles H. Featherston gave a deed of trust on the 100 acres of his land called the Crab Orchard, to secure a debt which he owed to Cadwallader Jones, his security against him in a case. The above deed of trust was released 18 Feb. 1817, as said Featherston had paid the amount due. (Deed Bk. 24, p. 368)
Charles and Elizabeth S. Featherston, on 15 Dec 1827, conveyed to John T. Leigh, Trustee, and John Booker, executor of James H. Conway, said Booker has obtained judgement against John B. Archer and said Charles H. Featherston for the sum of $747.83 and said Featherston have undertaken to discharge the said judgment therefore they convey to said John T. Leigh 153 acres of land called the Crab Orchard. Said trust deed certified to by William J. Barksdale and Hodijah Meade. (Deed Bk. 30, p. 14)
28 July 1831 John Booker and John T. Leigh purchased the above tract of land, having been sold under the above deed of trust.
The above Charles Henry Featherston was born 3 May 1786; married to Elizabeth Short Thornton January 1807 and died in the year 1865. We know that her parents lived for some years in the lower part of Amelia Co. in the neighborhood of Spinners Branch and the Namozeen Road. They moved to Prince Edward Co. where they lived for some 10 years or more, about one mile from Hampden-Sidney College, where their only son William Jones Thornton, was educated; later they removed to Lynchburg, where they both died.
It is most likely that their daughter Elizabeth returned to Amelia Co. to visit relatives. Her father, Sterling Clack Thornton, had an Aunt Prudence Thornton who married Samuel Pryor in Glouchester Co; then, a niece Mary Thornton married Everard Meade and made their home at the Hermitage, adjoining Featherston lands. Elizabeth must have visited some of these relatives where she could very easily have met the son of their neighbor, Charles H. Featherston, and married after her return to Prince Edward. The original bond, with a note of consent for her marriage, is of record there, signed by her father, Sterling C. Thornton.

According to the record still preserved, we find that their first child was a son, Charles H. who was born 13 October 1807, died 19 Jan. 1833. His will was written 18 May 1832 in which he left his riding mare to his sister Amanda L. P., his mule to his mother for life and then to brother John L. and sister Mary B. Featherston.  Negro Man Joe to be hired out until brother Montgomery is 21 years of age, when he is to have him. He left Stokes Thurstall as executor; witnesses: 
Charles H. Featherston, Sr., Samuel Burton, Claudius C. Jones.  (Will Bk. 12, p. 430)
Richard S. Featherston, born Dec. 8, 1808; nothing further known. Amanda, born 9 Feb. 1811, died 10 June 1859.
Edward, born 8 Dec. 1813, died 1 Sept. 1853; married Mary Howlett in Edenton, NC, 23 April 1845 
(Record in Dept. of Hist., Raleigh). (Joyce F.Hawkins: “This Edward, shown other places as Edward A., that Mrs. Fothergill says died 1 Sept. 1853, and widely recorded in other sources this way, did not die until 1 Sept. 1888. Even Mrs. Fothergill continues records for Edward after 1853.”) 

Their children: Fannie, who married Walter Coleman of Amelia and still living - 1935.
Sally, who married Alfred M. Archer
Annie, married (1) A.M. Brown and (2) Price Jones
 Harvey, who died unmarried
Libby, who married R. A. Bendall
Charles Henry, who married Lillian Quarles and had issue: Edward. Charles. Sallie. Norfleet
 
Fredrick Marcellus, who married Inez Reed and had issue: Frederick. Elizabeth. James.Charles Virgil. Watson.
Margaret. Nannie. Howlett, Mercer and Montgomery, twin sons of Charles and Elizabeth Featherston, were born 8 Dec 1814. Montgomery married (1) Susan Snellings of Chesterfield Co. and had 2 children who died unmarried; (2) Emily Ann Agee, and had Sarah who died young and James who married Sallie Massie (Ragland) and had issue: Alpha Agee, died single; Emily Montgomery, died single; Nathaniel Ragland, who married Anna Marshall and lives (1935) in Appomattox; Mary Elizabeth, who married Warren A. Thornhill; Martha Trent, single; Lucie Lillie, married Robert E. Baldwin.
William Booker Featherston was born 25 May 1817, went to Lynchburg where he married his first cousin Melvina Fitzallen Talbott; they had a school there but removed to Cleburn, Texas about 1854, where she died about five years later, leaving an only child, William Booker Featherston, who was later Judge of the United States District Court.
Martha E. and Mary went to Texas with their brother William Booker Featherston, Sr., where Martha married John W. Doty, leaving no issue. Mary married General E. C. Turner and left one child, Martha, who married B. F. Clayton and left issue: Edwin, Benjamin, Charles and Mary Clayton.
Leadrius M. Featherston, son of Charles H. and Elizabeth S. Thornton Featherston, was born 1 Jan. 1820. Everard Meade, another son, was born 13 March 1822, died Cincinnati, Ohio, about 1895, leaving a widow and a daughter Bettie Lee, now (1935) Mrs. Ford of Oklahoma City.
John R. A. Featherston, born 6 Dec. 1824, died at the age of 87 years at the home of his nephew, Judge William Booker Featherston in Cleburn, Texas. He seemingly did not marry.
18 March 1843, John Robertson and Elizabeth his wife conveyed to Charles H. Featherston, trustee, 225 acres of land at Tabbe Bridge, adjoining Joseph Scott, W. Dunnevant and William Booker; also 8 negroes. (Deed Bk. 35, p. 73)
22 July 1863, Edward A. Featherston, as executor of the will of Charles H. Featherston, conveyed to William A. Willston and Pleasant Wilkinson, trustees of the Baptist congregation worshipping in the brick church known as Mt. Tabor, for the sum of $500 the land on which the church stands, on the Jenitoe Road; to permit the Mt. Tabor congregation to remain in possession as long as white members may think proper to do so. The part of the first part to give no interest to colored congregations, but to be in the entire and exclusive control of white members. (Deeds 40, p. 105)
 By this time Edward A. Featherston was living in the lower part of Amelia and was buying more land, as on 30 October 1869 he bought of J. S. Fitzgerald and Elizabeth his wife 644 acres, lying on Sweathouse Creek adjoining Daniel Craddock and C. C. Coleman. (Deeds 41, p. 138).
24 April 1860, William J. Norfleet and Eliza P. his wife of Chowan Co., NC, conveyed to Edward A. Featherston of Amelia Co., for the sum of $1000 a tract of land containing 25 acres, lying in Amelia County adjoining the heirs of Alfred Mann, on the Richmond Road and Namozeen Road, commonly called the Cross Road. (Deeds 41, p. 247).
15 Feb. 1870, Edward A. Featherston and Mary M. his wife had conveyed to Richard Hardaway 21 Nov. 1876 a tract of land adjoining Mt. Tabor Church on Genitoe Road; said Hardaway gave a deed of trust on same to W. O. Harvey in order to secure payment on same to E. A. Featherston. (Deeds 45, p. 123)
13 October 1880, Edward A. Featherston and Mary his wife gave a deed of trust on 350 acres of land lying on Genitoe Road adjoining B. Dennis, Isham Clements, Baker, Meade’s old farm, to pay bonds due Robert R. Wood. (Deeds 45, p. 155).
Edward A. Featherston purchased the first tract of land in the lower part of Amelia Co. Feb. 10, 1851, when Mary Cocke, Mary Susan Cocke, Martha A. Cocke, Richard F. Taylor, and Rosa Lee his wife, the only heirs of James E. Cocke, deceased, the tract of land which said E. A. Featherston had purchased of James E. Cocke, who had not made a title to it. The tract contained 150 acres and adjoined Armistead Coleman, John Phillips, and John Willson on Namozeen Road. It was purchased by said James E. Cocke from John A. Jeter in 1843. (Deeds _____)
11 Nov. 1865 Edward A. Featherston purchased from Asa Kidd, executor of estate of Patty ____ 210 1/2 acres for the sum of $1294.57, on the south side of Namozeen Road on Wintercomake (?) creek adjoining Robert Cousins and Henry C. Gregory. (Deeds 39, p. 410)
On October 3, 1813, Charles Featherston and Ann M. his wife conveyed to John R. Archer and Charles E. Featherston as trustees, certain real and personal estate and provided that Charles E. Featherston should have power to direct to whom the said property should be given at his death; in pursuance of said power, said Charles H. Featherston on 4 Nov 1860 did direct that the said tract of land so conveyed with all crops, stock, tools, and implements that might be on his land at his death together with kitchen furniture on the place be sold. Edward A. Featherston, executor named in this will, 10 Aug. 1865, qualified and gave bond in the sum of $10,000. The other executor, Everard M. Featherston, failed to qualify. Edward A. Featherston, in pursuance of the power contained in the deed 23 Oct. 1813 and in the will of 1860, agreed to sell to GV Garrett Vanderbrough the tract on which said Charles H. Featherston resided, containing 411 1/2 acres, for the sum of $4010.00, reserving 1/2 acre contained in and around the grave yard, to be the family graveyard. (Deeds 41, p. 105). Deed dated 23 Dec 1868.
25 February 1885, Edward A. Featherston, R. A. Coleman, and R. E. Clay, school trustees of Jackson District, Amelia Co., purchased of R. S. Wills and Mary his wife, for the sum of $10 one acre of land adjoining said Wills on Ricky Hill Road. (Deeds 47, p. 523)
 
In March 1887, E. A. Featherston being indebted to Nannie J. Vaughn, sold to L. H. Vaughn for the sum of $650 land on Genitoe Road, adjoinging B. Dennis, Isham Clements, Baker, Dick Hardaway, Meade’s old farm and others, on Horsepen Branch, 337 1/2 acres. (Deeds 47, p. 678)

19 July 1886, Edward A. Featherston sold to Martha and Armistead Knibbs for the sum of $150 31 acres of land on the north side of Genitoe Road, Dick Hardaway, Isham Clements. (Deeds 48, p. 143)

29 July 1885, Edward Featherston conveyed to R. D. Maben, 200 acres of land to secure an indebtedness to Samuel F. Epes of $400 due by a bond due 12 months after date. Land adjoined M. J. Oliver, L. H. Featherston, Mary A. Cosby, J. S. Gills, said E. A. Featherston and on Sweathouse Creek. R. D. Maben, trustee. (Deeds 48, p. 210)

On March 1, 1889 we find that Charles H. Featherston (sold?) to W. O. Coleman as trustee for the sum of $100 one Tennessee Two-horse wagon, one brown mare Nettie and all crops of every description that he is raising or may raise during the year 1889 on the farm now occupied by said Charles H. Featherston formerly owned by the late E. A. Featherston, in trust to secure to Sallie E. Archer payment of a bond bearing even date with this deed, payable 12 months after date. (Deeds 48, p. 283)
13 December 1893, W. E. Coleman and Fannie his wife to L. H. Featherston for the sum of $600, tract of land containing 200 acres adjoining W. J. Oliver, Mrs. Cosby, N. L. Gills, and on Sweathouse Creek, it being part of land which was owned by E. A. Featherston purchased ..... (Marie Rutledge: “This is the way page 21 of Mrs. Fothergill’s manuscript ends -- my page numbers are not the same as hers -- different type, etc. -- but it ends in the middle of a sentence -- the paragraph immediately following this one above is on the top of page 22 of her manuscript and is a new paragraph.”)

On 15 Dec. 1895, Lewis H. Featherston gave a deed of trust on the land he (Deeds #50, p. 285) purchased from W. E. Coleman and Frances his wife for the sum of $600 brought suit against the administrator of E. A. Featherston, September Court 1869, commissioners J. A. Gills, R. G. Southall and F. R. Farrer, who are ordered to make sale of land. Said Southall made sale of 410 acres to J. S. Gills for the sum of $1200. (Deeds #52, p. 71)
Deed from T. Jefferson Branch and Bertha Branch to M. J. Oliver, J. A. Sydnor, W. S. Quarles, G. B. Hawked, E. A. Featherston, Frank Barwager, Robert Balligh, trustees of the Methodist Protestant Church of Amelia County, one acre of land lying near Mannboro on the north side of Namozeen Road, beginning at the center of said road to West line, being 12 feet east of the china tree standing near the line between said Branch and J. A. Sydner’s line leaving a 12 foot driveway between land conveyed and J. A. Sydnor’s line. Consideration $10. (Deeds #55, p. 146)
1 Dec. 1906, L(ewis) Harvey Featherston conveyed to Edwin Thompson for the sum of $800 205 acres of land on Sweathouse Creek, adjoining M. J. Oliver, J. A. Gills, and Mrs. Mary A. Mosby, it having been conveyed to the said L. H. Featherston by W. E. Coleman and wife on 15 Dec. 1893. (Deeds 58, p. 14)
25 November 1915, Edwin Thompson and wife Sarah, R. P. Craddock conveyed to Lewis Harvie Featherston for the sum of $200 a tract of land containing 52 1/2 acres lying on Sweathouse Creek, to Gill’s Mill Road to F. J. Gills’ line. (Deeds)
On motion of Mrs. W. E. Coleman and other legatees, J. S. Sydnor was appointed to qualify as administrator of the estate of L. Harvey Featherston deceased who died intestate; sometimes called Lewis H. Featherston.  J. A. Sydnor gave his bond in penalty of $300, J. H. Sydnor his surety.
The personal estate of Lewis Harvey Featherston amounted to $873.26. Schedule of distribution to heirs:
    
C. H. Featherston $145.92 Mrs. W. E. Coleman $145.92 
Mrs. F. M. Dunnington           $145.92 Mrs. Bernard Barrow $ 72.95
E. A. Archer $ 72.95 Mrs. J. S. Cosby $ 29.18 
Mrs. Jesse Patterson $ 29.18 Mrs. F. W. Jones                    $ 29.18 
Mrs Sarah Jones                    $ 29.18 Mrs. H.G. Gregory $ 29.18 


Charles H. Featherston seems to have survived his wife Elizabeth S. since she is not mentioned in his will which is as follows:
I, Charles H. Featherston, son of Charles and Ann M. Featherston, of the county of Amelia do make this as and for my last will and testament hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made.

Whereas Charles Featherston and Ann M. his wife did on the 23rd day of October 1813 by deed recorded in the Clerk’s office of the county of Amelia convey unto John R. Archer and Charles E. Featherston trustees certain property real and personal mentioned in the said deed to be held by the said trustees upon trust mentioned in said deed. And whereas it is provided by said deed that I shall have authority and power by will to direct to whom the said property shall be given at my death, now therefore in execution of the power conferred on me by said deed I do make the following disposition and appointments of the said property to wit:

1. The tract of land conveyed by the said deed and all crops and stocks of every kind, horses, tools, farming implements, wagons that may be on the farm at my death together with all household and kitchen furniture and all other perishable property of every description on the premises at my death I direct to be sold by my executors on such terms as they shall deem best.

2. Out of the proceeds arising from the sales directed to be made by the preceding clause I direct that a sum of money equal to one fifth of said sales and the value of all the slaves which I have the power under the said deed to dispose of by will be invested by my executor in the 6% registered debt of the State of Virginia or such other public stock as my executors may deem best, the annual interest upon which I give to my son John R. Featherston during his natural life and at his death I give such issue to take such part as the deceased parent or parents would have taken if alive at the death of my said son. But should my son die without issue living at his death then I give the said capital sum to his brothers and sisters to be equally divided between them or such of them as may be alive at his death, and the issue of such as may have died leaving issue, such issue to take such part as their deceased parent or parents would have taken if alive at the death of my said son.

3. I direct that the whole of the residue of the proceeds arising from the sales directed by the 1st clause after providing for the investment directed to be made for my son John and all the slaves which under the deed aforesaid which I have the power to dispose of  by will shall be divided into 4 equal parts, 1 of which is to include Winney and her 6 children: Emmett, Catherine, Patrick, Jordan, Phil and Jenny, and the future increase of the females. I give unto my son Edward A. Featherston absolute property and if the slaves aforesaid given to Edward A. shall exceed in value of his fourth he is to account for the excess to his brother Everard M. Featherston and his sisters Martha and Mary and such excess shall constitute a lein on the said slaves, and I give to my son Everard M. Featherston in absolute property one other fourth part in which is to be included a negro woman named Maria who is to be valued at $800, the said woman being now in the possession of my daughter Martha. I give to my daughter Martha E. Doty for her sole and separate use during her life free from the debts and control of her present or any future husband and her death I give to her children living or the issue of any who may have died leaving issue alive issue to take the part of the parent or parents should have taken at the death of said daughter, but should said daughter die without issue living at her death then I give the said fourth to her brothers and sisters to be equally divided among them or such of them as may be alive at her death and the issue of such as may have died leaving issue at her death such issue to take part deceased parent or parents would have taken if alive at the death of my said daughter; and the remaining one fourth (in which of my daughter Mary) which is to be valued at $800, I give to my daughter Mary E. Featherston for sole and separate use for her life free from the debts or control of any husband she may marry and at her death to her children living at her death and the issue of such as may have died leaving issue living at her death of such issue to take such part as the deceased parent or parents would have taken if alive at her death of my said daughter Mary E. Featherston.

4. I have heretofore given to my son William B. Featherston in various forms more than the shares of his brothers and sisters under the will; I therefore give him one dollar to show that he is not pretermitted and no more.

5. I appoint my son Edward A. Featherston and Everard M. Featherston executors of this will having full confidence in their integrity request that no security may be required of them or their qualifications as executors. In testimony I have here subscribed my name the fourth day of November in the year 1860.

Signed and acknowledged by Charles H. Featherston in our presence we have in his presence and in the presence of all others subscribed our names as witnesses to this will at his request. Pleasant Wilkinson,  Charles F. Williams
This will was entered for probate at August Court 1865 in Amelia County (Will Bk. 19, p. 64)
Edward A. Featherston sold off all the land on Genitoe Road and Horsepen Branch after which his brothers seem to have left the county. As late as 2 May 1883, he sold 50 acres of the said tract to Isham Clements for the sum of $300 adjoining Mt. Tabor Church, Dr. Ben Bennis and the old Genitoe Road, said E. A. Featherston. (Deeds #56, p. 341)

Edward A. Featherston made his will 3 February 1888:
1st All debts to be paid.
2nd. All estate to be kept together for 2 or 3 years except that I desire there shall be an appraisement and sale of my personal effects except as herein provided and worked under L. J. Featherston’s direction.
3rd. After payments of just debts $3,000 shall be held by W. E. Coleman as trustee the interest only of which shall to the maintenance and support of E. M. Featherston and Annie Featherston as long as they live or remain single, the principle of the said sum never to be touched and the surpls of interest if any to go to as increase of the principal.
4th. I give $3,000 to be equally divided between my 4 daughters at the death of E. M. Featherston and Annie Featherston, her interest to cease and at her marriage and the whole sum to E. M. Featherston.
5th. Any residue left I will my son Charles is to have $150.
6th. To L. H. Featherston a bed, bedstead, necessary convering for the same, say the one he sleeps on, also 1/2 the corn, oats, fodder and shucks made in the year 1888 in the year I die; also wheat sown by him.
7th. Sallie Archer my gold spectacles and a Bible.
8th. To E. M. Featherston my wearing apparel.
9th. To my granddaughter Lucy Bendall a colt named Strange to be kept on the farm until 3 years of age free of charge.
10th. To L. H. Bendall 1 cow to be selected by himself.
11th. After paying all bequests I give to my sons L. H. and R. E. Featherston the sum of $500 each.
12th. The residue of estate after paying above bequests shall be divided among all my children.
13th. W. E. Coleman executor and request the court not to require any security of him.Witnesses: John A. Gills, M. J. Oliver. The inventory and appraisement returned 19 July 1888 by M. J. Oliver, J. A. Gills and J. A. Wills.  
(Will Bk.22, p.622)
                                           William Featherston of Prince George & Amelia.1 All five of the tested descendants of William Featherston, born 1642, have the same Y-DNA haplotype J-M172. Amongst the five, three of the four sons of William's son William (1685) have been shown to be related. An effort needs to be extended to find a male descendant of Charles (1637) to determine if the same Y-DNA haplotype appears.

John L Featherstone
jfeatherstone@sbcglobal.net.2

Family

Rebecca Stratton b. 1652, d. a 2 May 1726
Children
Last Edited17 May 2017

Citations

  1. [S1765] GEDCOM file created by E. Elaine Boston, 2014 "unknown cd."
  2. [S2464] Featherstone Society Member John L Featherstone, "Featherstone Society Member John L Featherstone," e-mail to W. Paul Featherstone, 2017.

Rebecca Stratton1

F, #59111, b. 1652, d. after 2 May 1726
ChartsCharles cir 1637 England then USA
     Rebecca Stratton was born in 1652 at EnglandG.1 She married Charles Featherston in 1673 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1 Rebecca Stratton died after 2 May 1726.1
     As of 1673,her married name was Featherston.1 CHARLES FEATHERSTON:
b. abt 1637 (Wm & Mary Qtrly 24 (I) 208 / Henrico Co. Order Bk Vol L p 29: 10 Dec 1677 depo of Chas F. 'aged 40 odd years'.
m. REBECCA STRATTON dau. of Edward Stratton, Sr. (see series below for
proof)
d. by Aug 1682 (Henrico Co. Order Bk. I p225, Rebecca Featherstone granted
administration of estate)
REBECCA STRATTON FEATHERSTONE m. 2nd Samuel Newman by Oct 1683 - will of brother Edward Stratton, Jr.
BBWeisinger: Colonial Wills of Henrico Co:
p54(122) Will of Edward Stratton (very faint and badly torn)
To son Edward Stratton, all my land, etc.
to dau. Martha Cox, (torn or missing)
To loving sister Rebeckah Newman, (faded)
To John Clyborn, Jr. a heifer
To loving wife, the negro man Jack, etc. and she to be executor
dated 27 Aug 1698
Wit: Rich. Cocke, Jr, John Newman, John Worsham rec. 3 Dec. 1698
BBWeisinger - Colonial Wills of Henrico Co. p109:
Rebecca d. aft Sept. 1725 :
Deposition of Rebecca Newman, wife of Samuel Newman, age 77, 18 Sept. 1725, that she knew personally Charles Featherstone, dec'd, of this county, and that he had at the time of his death 4 children lawfully begotton: a son Henry Charles Featherstone and 3 daughters Anne, Sarah, and Susanna
Featherstone, and that the son remains in good health. Sworn before Henry Randolph and Richard Kennon and recorded May 2, 1726.
children: see above depo - one son HENRY CHARLES (my line)
Also the following notes:
RMClark: p6 (Patent Bk #6, II Cavaliers & Pioneers 112) 19 Aug 1672: granted 700 acres by Sir Wm. Berkeley, then Gov of Va Colony, on north sidde of Appomatox River in Henrico Co, corner to the orphans of Mr. Wm Walthall, near Timbury Run, to the corner of Timbury patent, up Timbury's line to the head of the Run. For the transportation of 14 persons into the colony: Edward Noddan, John Crabb, Charles Featherston, Richard Read, Ben Jabin, Thomas Chamberlayne twice, William Cooke. Jone Crosse, Wm Payne, Wm Fraviles, Thomas
Mors, Xpofer Renings, Xpofer Grisley.
p11 listed as 'Mr.' in the 1679 Henrico Co Heads of family, indicates he was prominent in the County.
BBWeisinger: Colonial Wills of Henrico Co. part I - p9 (226)
Inventory of Charles Fetherstone by John Steward and Thomas Webster, appraisers Val:15/4/6 Account of debts of the estate mentions: Abraham Womack, William Bevin, Timothy Allen, John Baugh, John Davis, Mr. Lown, Edward Stratton, Jr., Robert Bolling, and Peter Rowlett for Lewis. Rec. 2
Oct 1682
RMClark: Abstracts
Henrico Co. Order Bk Vol 1 p 29: 10 Dec 1677 deposition of Charles Featherstone 'aged 40 odd years'
' ' ' ' ' p 225: Aug 1682 - Rebecca
Featherstone granted admin of estate of Chas.
Orphans Court Book
p74 20 Aug 1694 Samuell Newman did this day in open Court tender unto Capt. Joseph Royall, Mr. Edwd Stratton & Mr. Abra:Womack an acct of the Cattle Horses &c : belonging to the orph: of Charles ffeetherstone pursuant to an order of Court dated Aug the 1st 1694 in the other book, and Capt Peter
Field & Capt Tho. Cocke offer themselves to become Security with them for the same Whereupon the sd Royall, Stratton & Womack doe consent & agree to stand bound as formerly and the Clerke is orderd to take bond of them, and Newman ordered to pay all costs ariseing abt the sd Estate.
RE: ABRAHAM BURTON -
Col Wills of Henrico Co:
p48 (405) Abraham Burton, who married Anne, one of the orphans of Charles Featherston, dec'd appeared at Court to ack. recpt of Anne's share of her dec'd father's estate

RMClark p 31 'Abraham Burton of Old Henrico, later of Chesterfield Co, married Anne Featherston, removed to Amelia Co. where he died about 1736 when his will was entered for probate. His widow Anne died in 1745. At the time of making her will she mentions grandchildren Charles & Abraham Burton, sons of her son Charles. Their removal to Amelia may have been the reason for the going into that Co. of Charles Featherston.1'

Family

Charles Featherston b. 1637, d. 22 Aug 1682
Children
Last Edited17 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1765] GEDCOM file created by E. Elaine Boston, 2014 "unknown cd."

Ann Featherston1

F, #59112, b. 1674, d. 17 January 1745
Father*Charles Featherston1 b. 1637, d. 22 Aug 1682
Mother*Rebecca Stratton1 b. 1652, d. a 2 May 1726
ChartsCharles cir 1637 England then USA
     Ann Featherston was born in 1674 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.2 She was the daughter of Charles Featherston and Rebecca Stratton.1 Ann Featherston married Abraham Burton on 1 February 1691 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.2 Ann Featherston died on 17 January 1745 at Amelia County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.2
     As of 1 February 1691,her married name was Burton.2

Family

Abraham Burton b. 1669, d. 14 Jan 1736
Children
Last Edited17 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1765] GEDCOM file created by E. Elaine Boston, 2014 "unknown cd."
  2. [S1765] GEDCOM file created by E. Elaine Boston, 2014 "ANN FEATHERSTON, b. 1670-16747 Henrico County, Virginia; d. after 12 December 1745 Chesterfield County, Virginia; m. ABRAHAM BURTON February 1692 Henrico County, Virginia, son of THOMAS BURTON and SUSANNE HATCHER; b. about 1669 Henrico County, Virginia.; d. after 12 May 1736 Chesterfield County, Virginia."

Susannah Featherston1

F, #59113, b. 1678, d. after 1 February 1708
Father*Charles Featherston1 b. 1637, d. 22 Aug 1682
Mother*Rebecca Stratton1 b. 1652, d. a 2 May 1726
ChartsCharles cir 1637 England then USA
     Susannah Featherston was born in 1678 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1 She was the daughter of Charles Featherston and Rebecca Stratton.1 Susannah Featherston died after 1 February 1708 at United States of AmericaG.2
     She left a will on 1 February 1708 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG; Susanna Featherston was witness to the will of James Lockett, 1 Feb. 1708. (Weisinger, I Henrico Co.Wills.)2
Last Edited17 Mar 2015

Citations

  1. [S1765] GEDCOM file created by E. Elaine Boston, 2014 "unknown cd."
  2. [S1765] GEDCOM file created by E. Elaine Boston, 2014 "Susanna Featherston was witness to the will of James Lockett, 1 Feb. 1708. (Weisinger, I Henrico Co.Wills)."

Henry Charles Featherston1

M, #59114, b. 1681, d. 1759
Father*Charles Featherston1 b. 1637, d. 22 Aug 1682
Mother*Rebecca Stratton1 b. 1652, d. a 2 May 1726
ChartsCharles cir 1637 England then USA
     Henry Charles Featherston was born in 1681 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.2 He was the son of Charles Featherston and Rebecca Stratton.1 Henry Charles Featherston married (Unknown) (Unknown) circa 1698.1 Henry Charles Featherston married Elizabeth Bowman on 15 October 1715 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1 Henry Charles Featherston died in 1759 at Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1

Family 1

(Unknown) (Unknown) b. c 1680, d. 1710
Child

Family 2

Elizabeth Bowman b. 1685, d. 26 Feb 1759
Children
Last Edited24 Sep 2015

Citations

  1. [S1765] GEDCOM file created by E. Elaine Boston, 2014 "unknown cd."
  2. [S1765] GEDCOM file created by E. Elaine Boston, 2014 "HENRY FEATHERSTON (CHARLES1) was born about 1680 in Henrico County, Virginia, and died before 1759 in Henrico County, Virginia He married (1) ELIZABETH WALTHALL, daughter of RICHARD WALTHALL and MARY. She was born 1685 in Henrico County, Virginia, and died after 1 January 1713/14 in Henrico County, Virginia He married (2) ELIZABETH BOWMAN about 1715 in Henrico County, Virginia, daughter of EDWARD BOWMAN. She died after 26 February 1759 in Chesterfield County, Virginia Henry Featherston was upwards of 21 when he discharged his guardian, who was his stepfather, on 10 August 1702. Therefore he was b. ca. 1680. Henry is listed on the quit-rent roll of Henrico Co. in April 1705. He died ante 1759, for the will of his widow, Elizabeth, is dated 26 February 1759.11

    The Will of Elizabeth Featherston 12
    In the name of God Amen February 26th, 1759 I Elizabeth Featherston Widow, being weak in Body but of Perfect sound Memory praised be to God for the same but knowing the uncertainty of this Life do make and ordain this my last Will &Testament.

    First, I give my Soul to God who gave it and my body to Earth from whence it was taken to be decently Buryed at the Descretion of my Executor hereafter named and for what worldly goods It Hath pleased God to dispose upon me I do Dispose of in manner following.

    Item. I give and bequeath to my son Henry Featherston all my stock of Cattle Puter and three Beds with the Furniture belonging to him and his Heirs forever and two Potts and one Kittle.
    Item. I give to my Daughter Mary Featherston two fether Beds to her and her Heirs and assigns forever and one side saddle.
    Item. I Desire that all my Wearing Cloths may be equally divided among my four Daughters, and
    Lastly I do constitute and appoint my son Henry Featherston hole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have set my hand and Seal this 26th Day of February 1759.
    Signed Sealed and Delivered
    In presence of Elizabeth (X) Featherston (LS)
    Henry Featherstone Jr.
    Edward (X) Lofman
    Grey Randolph

    The will of Elizabeth Featherston refers to four daughters, but the names of only two have been identified: Mary and Rebecca. From the will of Henry Featherston, it is likely that Mary did not marry, and that two of the other sisters were married to Thomas Jeffries and Thomas Sadler, respectively. This leaves one sister unaccounted for.

    Samuell Newman did this day in open Court tender unto Capt. Joseph Royall, Mr. Edwd Stratton & Mr. Abra:Womack an acct of the Cattle Horses &c : belonging to the orph: of Charles ffeetherstone pursuant to an order of Court dated Aug the 1st 1694 in the other book, and Capt Peter Field & Capt Tho. Cocke offer themselves to become Security with them for the same Whereupon the sd Royall, Stratton & Womack doe consent & agree to stand bound as formerly and the Clerke is orderd to take bond of them, and Newman ordered to pay all costs ariseing abt the sd Estate.13

    The listing of two wives for Henry Featherston is based upon the work of Clarke and also students of the Walthall family. George Cuttino did not say that Elizabeth Featherston was Elizabeth Walthall—that conclusion was based upon studies of the Walthall family.

    Henry Charles Featherstone, 14 the only surviving son of Charles Featherstone, was born about 1681 and married Elizabeth Bowman sometime between 1715-1718.15 Elizabeth Bowman was a daughter of Edward Bowman. Edward Bowman was a son of Robert Bowman and was brother of John Bowman, as indicated by the following deed: Confirmation of a deed of land by Edward Bowman, son and heir of Robert Bowman, dec'd, to his brother John Bowman. 2 Feb 1688.

    Robert Bowman emigrated to Henrico County, Virginia prior to 1667 as indicated by the fact that he was already a landowner in Henrico County when his son Robert Bowman received a 1667 land grant adjoining Robert Bowman's land. (Nugent, II Cavaliers & Pioneers 24.) Therefore the 1670 land grant of Mr. Robert Woodson which listed Robert Bowman as a headright was

    Edward Bowman was a headright in 1674 of John Lindsey who was granted700 acres in Middlesex County, Virginia. Edward Bowman also was listed as having 3 tithables in June 1679 in Henrico County. Edward Bowman died in 1722 and his will was recorded on p. 555 of Miscellaneous Henrico County Court Records 1650-1807, part II. (Weisiger, I Colonial Wills, Henrico County, Virginia, 1654-1737, p. 168.)

    Will of Edward Bowman of Henrico Parish:
    To my son Gilbert, 200 acres on third branch of Swift Creek, being my upper lot; to son Henry, 100 acres joining John Steward, being land I bought from Samuel Newman; to son Abraham, 100 acres on south side of Swift Creek, being the remainder of the land that I gave to son in law Rice Jones; to son Abraham and son in law Rice Jones 200 acres surveyed for me on Swift Creek, and also an entry I have joining my brother John Bowman, equally; to each of my four sons, a feather bed, and money in Mr. Perry's hands to be laid out for blanketts, etc. Son Henry to live at this plantation I live on until 21.
    I appoint my son in law Henry Charles Featherstone executor.
    Dated 10 May 1722; wit. J. Bolling, Jr., Robert Hudson, Sr., Edward Tanner.
    To three daughters, Elizabeth, Frances, and Mary, each 1 shilling.
    Recorded 6 August 1722.

    The following administrations of probate of Edward Bowman's estate are recorded in the Henrico County, Virginia, Minute Book 1719-1724, pp. 196, 211, 220, 228, 237, 248, 263, and 371. (Weisiger, Henrico County, Virginia Wills Addenda 10-13,17.)

    16 August 1722, p. 196. Will of Edward Bowman presented by Henry Charles Featherstone and Edward Bowman, his executors, and proved by John Bolling, jr., Robert Hudson, Sr., and Edward Tanner, 3 of the witnesses; Maj. William Kennon and Capt. Henry Randolph, security. Edward Stratton, William Ligon, Robert Elam and Edward Haskins to appraise the estate.

    1 October 1722, p. 211. On petition of John Stewart, setting forth that he married Mary, daughter of Edward Bowman, dec'd., who in his lifetime gave said Mary 1 feather bed, prays the executors deliver same. Ordered that sheriff summon Henry Charles Featherstone and Edward Bowman, executors of said Bowman to appear and answer.

    5 November 1722, p. 220. Henry Charles Featherstone, one of the executors of the will of Edward Bowman, informing the court that Henry and Abraham, two orphans of said Bowman are under age to choose a guardian, and that said Bowman did not dispose of guardianship by will, and on motion of Featherstone that the church wardens bind the orphans to him, and that he teach them to read and write and learn the trade of blacksmith, it is ordered.

    7 January 1723, p. 228. Henry Bowman chooses Edward Bowman as his guardian; Robert Hudson and Rice Jones, security.

    6 February 1723, p. 237. On petition of Rice Jones against Henry Charles
    Featherstone and Edward Bowman, executors of John Bowman, dec'd, they are to
    appear at the next court.

    1 April 1723, p. 248. Upon petition of Henry Bowman, setting forth that after the death of his father, Edward Bowman, he did work on his father's plantation in making a crop of corn and tobacco, begun in his father's lifetime. and that Henry Charles Featherstone hath applied it to his own use and refuses to allow him, the said Henry, any part of it, and praying that said Featherstone deliver to him sheep given to him by his aunt Rebecca Briarly. Court orders
    Henry Bowman to be paid 250 lbs of tobacco from the estate. Rebecca Briarly makes oath she gave said Henry the sheep. Said Featherstone to also deliver to Henry Bowman 8 sheep and 5 lambs.

    3 June 1723, p. 263. On petition of Rice Jones, guardian of Gilbert Bowman, praying the executors of Edward Bowman, dec'd, deliver to him the estate of said Gilbert Bowman. Court appoints Col. Francis Epes, Capt. Joseph Royall to assign to said Gilbert his share of the estate.
    2 November 1724, p. 371. Rice Jones granted administration of the estate of Edward Bowman, dec'd, Seth Ward and Michael Turpin, security. Robert Bowman, Robert Hudson, Robert Elam, and Edward Stratton to appraise estate.

    Charles Henry Featherston, on January 19, 1715, was one of the witnesses to the will of Richard Walthall as well as to that of his daughter Diana Walthall on October 5 of the same year. (Henrico Wills and Deeds 1714-1718, pp. 27-73, reprinted in Weisiger I Henrico Co. Wills 1654-1737, 96 and 100.)

    Henry Charles Featherston and his wife Elizabeth Bowman (will 1759 Chesterfield Co.) had the following children:
    1. Henry Featherstone was born from 1715-1718, never married and his will was dated 6 April 1760 in Chesterfield County, Virginia
    2. Mary Featherstone whose estate was inventoried 24 July 1786.
    3. Charles Featherstone, born 1715-1718, died in 1778 (will Chesterfield County, Virginia) and who married Phebe Walthall, daughter of Henry Walthall, about 1740.
    4. daughter deceased by 1760 who married Thomas Sadler, whose will was in Brunswick Co. in 1795.
    5. daughter deceased by 1760 who married Thomas Jeffries
    6. daughter who died before 1760.
    Charles Featherstone paid a poll tax in 1736 on 700 acres. Henry Charles Featherstone died by 1747 because in that year Charles Featherstone devised land to the other son of Charles Henry Featherstone.

    Note that Richard Walthall mentioned a son Henry in his will to which Charles Henry Featherston was a witness in 1715; that the same Henry Walthall in his will 1760 stated that he was of great age; that his daughter Phoebe Featherston was dead and made provision for her children. We find that a Henry Featherston--seemingly the son of Henry Charles Featherstone--seems to have died without wife or children (see will of Henry Featherston in 1760, so Phoebe must have been the wife of Charles Featherston of that period

    Clark, Robert M. Abstracts of Records of the Featherstone Family in Southside Virginia.
    (1986) Copy located at the DAR Library, Washington, D. C.
    11 Cuttino, G. P.
    12 Cuttino, G. P.
    13 Henrico County, Virginia, Orphans Court Book p74, August 20, 1694. Castleman, Janice M.
    http://genforum.genealogy.com/featherston/messages/5.html. She cites as her source: R. M.
    Clarke: Abstracts.
    14 Clark, Robert M. Abstracts of Records of the Featherstone Family in Southside Virginia.
    (1986) Copy located at the DAR Library, Washington, D. C.
    15 This is the point of divergence. Many students of the Walthall family say that Henry
    Charles Featherston married Elizabeth Walthall. In Clark's manuscript, p. 16, he recounts the
    Walthall genealogy and says 'Henry3 Walthall, the father of Phebe Walthall, was born October 23,
    1690 (Bristol Parish, Virginia, Register). He married sometime before 1716 and his will was dated April 9, 1764. He was the brother of the Elizabeth Walthall who married Henry Charles Featherstone and their father was Richard Walthall. [This statement is not referenced, but I have seen it in other Walthall sources.] Clark has presented good evidence, apparently not available to
    George Cuttino (who did not say that Elizabeth was a Walthall) that Henry Charles Featherston was the husband of Elizabeth Bowman. The simplest resolution is to assume that the Elizabeth Featherston who died testate in 1759 was the second wife of Henry Charles, since Charles is pretty clearly the husband of Phebe Walthall, daughter of Henry3 Walthall and Phebe Ligon.
    undoubtedly referring to his immigration several years earlier. (Nugent, II Cavaliers & Pioneers 73).

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY

    The first transaction found after Chesterfield County was formed from Henrico Co. was when Charles Featherston had the age of a negro named Kitt adjudged at November Court 1755.  Kitt was aged 8 years (Orders # II, p. 139).  This was done because of the requirement to pay taxes on all servants over 12 years of age.
    The same year Henry Featherston sued John Osborne for the sum of 25 shillings current money (Orders # II, p. 116). On the same day he paid J. Puckett and George Grinnell as witnesses.
    December Court 1758, Charles Featherstone was appointed guardian of Barclay Baugh and Betty, wife of William Walthall, children of William Baugh.
    Feb. 26, 1759, Elizabeth Featherston made her will in which she mentioned a son Henry and a daughter Mary.  To Henry, 3 beds with furniture, cattle and pewter; to daughter Mary, 2 feather beds, a side saddle; wearing clothes to four daughters (Names not mentioned).  Witnesses:  Henry Featherston, Jr., Edward Lofman and Grief Randolph.
    At October Court 1759 the will of Elizabeth Featherston was presented by Henry Featherston the executor and proved by Henry Featherston, Jr., Grief Randolph and Edward Lofman.  (Orders # III, p. 27)
    April 5, 1760, Henry Featherston of Chesterfield Co. made his will in which he left bequests to Edward, son of Charles Featherston, of 300 acres of land whereon said Henry lived.  To his sister Mary Featherston, one bay horse.  Residue of estate, after payment of debts, to brother Charles Featherston’s children, those of Thomas Jeffress and Thomas Sadler and to his sister Mary Featherston. Brother Charles executor of estate.  (Will Book 1, p. 360)
    At November Court 1760, the noncupative will of Henry Featherston was presented in Court by Charles Featherston, his brother and next of kin.  Randall Johnson deposed that he wrote the will of saidHenry Featherston the day before he died and he was in perfect sense and memory.  Charles Featherston gave bond as administrator.  The estate to be appraised by George Grey, Walter Scott, William Watt, and John Covington.  (Orders # III, p. 88)
    July 27, 1760, Charles Featherston of Dale Parish, Chesterfield County, conveyed to Henry Cox of same county, for the sum of 25 pounds current money, a tract of land containing 247 acres adjoiningRichard Wood, Joseph Read, Eppes, Owen, and on Middle Creek Road.  The witnesses were Peter Oliver and Thomas Friend.  (Deeds # 4, p. 27)
     April Court 1761 Charles Featherston was appointed surveyor of the highway leading from Daniel Nunnally’s to Henry Randolph’s.  (Orders # 3, p. 118)
     April 9, 1764, Henry Walthall made his will stating that he was old and of great age; mentioned his deceased daughter Phoebe Featherston and her children, to whom a negro named Judy (Marie Rutledge:  “copied as written by Mrs. Fothergill; apparently a line omitted here”).  He failed to state who her husband was or the names of her children.  (Will Book 1, p. 459)
    On March 11, 1765, Charles and Henry Featherston witnessed a deed from Daniel Puckett to Francis Walthall for land adjoining Richard Womack on Ashen Swamp.  (Deed Bk. 5, p. 27)
    Oct. 4, 1765, Charles Featherston of Chesterfield conveyed to his son Henry Featherston, a tract of land containing 220 acres on the north side of Timbury Run, up Cool Springs Branch, to Thomas Walthall’s line; also 2 negroes Kitt and Nance.   Witnesses:  Francis Walthall, John Robertson, Joseph Howlett.  (Deed Bk. 5, p.376)
     July 23, 1770, Charles Featherston and Jerrard Walthall had a dispute over a boundary line; the matter to be arbitrated by Joseph Base, Charles Burton, Jr., Francis and Thomas Osborne.  The line was to be drawn from Francis Walthall’s to a point near the old field of said Jerrard at that of Featherston’s patent.  (Deed Bk. 4, p. 235)
    Sept. 5, 1775, Charles and Henry Featherston of Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co., conveyed to Edward Featherston, for the sum of L 10 current money of Virginia, a tract of land containing  300 acres adjoining John Randolph, William Archer, Jerrard Walthall and said Charles Featherston, it being the tract of land that the said Charles Featherston conveyed to his brother Henry Featherstondeceased, and of record in Henrico County.  Witnessed by Henry Bass, James Walthall, William Walthall.  (Deed Bk. 8, p.33)
    Henry Featherston and Elizabeth his wife of Chesterfield County conveyed to William Walthall, for the sum of  L 50 current money of Virginia, 41 acres of land adjoining said Henry Featherston, which he purchased from John Walthall, Jr., witnessed by:  Edward Goode, Jesse Cogbill, Jesse Goode.  (Deed Bk. 11, p. 617)
     Feb. 11, 1792, Henry and Elizabeth Featherston conveyed to Edward Featherston, all of Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co., for the sum of L35 specie, a tract of land containing 7 acres lying in Dale Parish, adjoining the said  Edward Featherston and Jesse Cogbill a short distance on the south side of Timbury Swamp land of Edward and Henry Featherston together with buildings, etc.   Witnesses:  John Cogbill, Martin Baker, Thomas Bridgewater.  (Deed Bk. 11, p.179)
    It was doubtless this above referred to Edward Featherston who married in Oct. 1778 Sarah Ashbrook in Chesterfield Co.  The will of one Edward Featherston was dated 20 Jul 1792, in which he mentioned a wife but omits her name, while mentioning 2 sons Charles and Edward, daughters Elizabeth and Lucy and stating that another child was expected.  His brothers Charles and Henry and his nephew Henry Featherston were to be his executors.  (Will Bk. 4, p. 505)
    June 11, 1792, Henry Featherston conveyed to Thomas Hardie and Sally his wife for the sum of L 50 current money a tract of land containing 185 acres adjoining Robert Donals and David Perkinson on the east side of Swift Creek; purchased from Joseph Jackson and Frances his wife May 8, 1785.  Witnessed by John Cogbill, Martin Baker, Thomas Bridgewater.  (Deed Bk. 11, p. 181)  (Sallie Featherston, daughter of Henry Featherston, married Thomas Hardie Oct. 27, 1791, Chesterfield Co. Marriage Records.)
    April 10, 1797, Henry Featherston conveyed to Henry Featherston, Jr., for and in consideration love and affection, 200 acres of land lying on Timbury Run, to the fork of Deep Bottom adjoining Daniel Hatcher, Pleasant Suits, Daniel Jackson.  (Deed Bk. 15, p. 37)
    Dec. 12, 1801, William Featherston of the City of Richmond conveyed to Henry Featherston of Chesterfield County, for the sum of $50.99 67 1/2 acres of land bounded as in a plat made by the State of Virginia to the said William Featherston.  (Deed Bk. 15, p. 383)
    Henry Featherston and Elizabeth his wife of Chesterfield conveyed to Z. Hall 67 1/2 acres of land lying in Manchester Parish, Chesterfield County, adjoining Ruben Winfree, Samuel Roper, Benjamin Burmer and Stephen Watkins (Deeds 16, p. 392) dated 13 Feb 1804.
    April 7, 1807, John Brander, Henry Featherston and William Archer conveyed to Edward Archer a tract of land on Timbury Run or Hatcher Run.  (Deed Bk. 17, p. 364)."

Sarah Featherston1

F, #59115, b. 1676, d. 1677
Father*Charles Featherston1 b. 1637, d. 22 Aug 1682
Mother*Rebecca Stratton1 b. 1652, d. a 2 May 1726
ChartsCharles cir 1637 England then USA
     Sarah Featherston was born in 1676 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1 She was the daughter of Charles Featherston and Rebecca Stratton.1 Sarah Featherston died in 1677 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1
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Elizabeth Bowman1

F, #59116, b. 1685, d. 26 February 1759
ChartsCharles cir 1637 England then USA
     Elizabeth Bowman was born in 1685.1 She married Henry Charles Featherston, son of Charles Featherston and Rebecca Stratton, on 15 October 1715 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1 Elizabeth Bowman died on 26 February 1759 at Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1
     As of 15 October 1715,her married name was Featherston.1

Family

Henry Charles Featherston b. 1681, d. 1759
Children
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Henry Featherston1

M, #59117, b. 1718, d. 6 April 1760
Father*Henry Charles Featherston1 b. 1681, d. 1759
Mother*Elizabeth Bowman1 b. 1685, d. 26 Feb 1759
ChartsCharles cir 1637 England then USA
     Henry Featherston was born in 1718 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1 He was the son of Henry Charles Featherston and Elizabeth Bowman.1 Henry Featherston died on 6 April 1760 at Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG, Date of death is actually date of will.1
     He left a will after 5 April 1760; Apparently never married. Henry Featherstone dictated his will in Chesterfield County, Virginia, on 5 April 1760, dying the next day before he signed it. This nuncupative will [delivered orally to witnesses] was presented by brother and next of kin Charles Featherston to the November 1760 Chesterfield County, Virginia Court. In it, Henry left Edward Featherstone, son of his brother Charles, the 300 acre plantation on which he was then living. He left his sister Mary a bay horse, and required the remainder of his estate to be divided among the children of Charles Featherstone, Thomas Jeffries’ children, Thomas Sadler’s children, and his sister Mary.
Source: Chesterfield County, Virginia Deed Book 8, page 33.1
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Mary Featherston1

F, #59118, b. 1713, d. 24 July 1786
Father*Henry Charles Featherston1 b. 1681, d. 1759
Mother*Elizabeth Bowman1 b. 1685, d. 26 Feb 1759
ChartsCharles cir 1637 England then USA
     Mary Featherston was born in 1713 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1 She was the daughter of Henry Charles Featherston and Elizabeth Bowman.1 Mary Featherston died on 24 July 1786 at United States of AmericaG Date of death is actually date her estate was inventoried.1
     It appears that Mary did not marry, and probably lived with her brother, Henry, and subsequently with her nephew, Edward Featherstone. The date of death is based upon the estate inventory.1
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Charles Featherston1

M, #59119, b. 1716, d. 1778
Father*Henry Charles Featherston1 b. 1681, d. 1759
Mother*Elizabeth Bowman1 b. 1685, d. 26 Feb 1759
ChartsCharles cir 1637 England then USA
     Charles Featherston was born in 1716 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1 He was the son of Henry Charles Featherston and Elizabeth Bowman.1 Charles Featherston married Phebe Walthall in 1740 at United States of AmericaG.1 Charles Featherston died in 1778 at Bristol Parish, Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1
     Charles FEATHERSTONE and wife, Phoebe WALTHALL were first cousins. Charles' Mother, Elizabeth WALTHALL FEATHERSTONE, and Phoebe's Father,Henry WALTHALL, were sister and brother.  Charles FEATHERSTONE'S will dated 13 November 1778.

The descendants of Charles FEATHERSTONE and Phoebe WALTHALL FEATHERSTONE are descended through the ancestry of Phoebe(Phebe) LIGON - from the Carolingian Kings of France, the Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and Plantagenet Kings of England up to and including King Edward III. they are also descended from the following 15 sureties of the Magna Carta: William D'Albini, Hugh Bigod 3rd Earl of Norfolk & Suffolk, Roger le Bigod 2nd Earl of Glouster, Richard de Clare Earl of Clare, John Fitzrobert, William Malet Baron of Curry, William De Mowbray, Saiher de Quincy, Robert de Roos Baron of Hamlake Manor, and Robert de Vere Earl of Oxford.

Henry Charles (or Charles Henry) or usually, Charles Featherston can be traced through various land transactions and other documents in Henrico (Chesterfield) Co. during the period 1740-1770, but they tell us little beyond the facts that he was a surveyor and held a good deal of property. At 20 he married Phebe Walthall, who was b. ca. 1720. She was the daughter of Henry Walthall and Phebe Ligon.

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Charles' brother Henry, executor of his mother's will died without children.

His will is extant.
In the name of God Amen April 5th 1760 I Henry Featherston being in low state of Health but in my proper senses do make this my last Will and Testament I give and Bequeath to Edward Featherston son of Charles Featherston three hundred acres of land it being the plantation whereon I now live to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and Bequeath to my sister Mary Featherston one bay Horse colt to her and her heirs forever. I desire the rest of my Estate may be sold to pay my just Debts and the overplus to be divided between my brother Charles' children and Thomas Jeffres' children and Thomas Sadler's children and my sister Mary. I appoint Charles Featherston my Executor.
Signed Sealed and Delivered (LS) [signature lacking]
In the presence of [witnesses lacking]
Last Will and Testament of Charles Featherston. [Chesterfield County, Virginia, Will Book 3:70.]

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Charles Featherstone of the county of Chesterfield and parish of Dale do make and ordain this me last will and Testament first I give my Soul to God that made it and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Henry Featherstone the land and Plantation whereon I now live and five negroes Peter, Jeney, Jack, Judy, Yourk to him his heirs or assigns forever and also one wheat fan.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Edward Featherstone six negroes Frank, Brister, James, Faney and her two children and increase, one yoke of oxen one ten gallon pot one wheat sive to him and his heirs or assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Charles Featherstone two Negroes and their increase namely John, Sarah, to him and his heirs or assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Walthall one negro Cloe, one spice morter, one Sorel mare to her and her heirs or assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Phebey Featherstone five negroes, Will, Bidey, Dafney, Soney, Hannah, one bay horse one sorrel filley one coper cittle one pair of flat Irones one Desk two trunks one pewter dish and all the earthen ware to her and her heirs or assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto grandson Charles Featherstone son of Henry Featherstone two negroes Filles and Tom, one round table to him and his heirs or assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my five children Henry, Charles, Edward, Elizabeth, Phebey all the residue of my estate of what nature or kind soever to them to be equally Divided to them or their heirs forever. I desire no appraisment to be taken nor no security to be taken of the executors. I leave my two sons Henry Featherstone and Edward Executors to this my last will this 13th day of November 1778.
Signed, sealed
In the presence of Charles Featherstone (LS)
Jesee Cogbill

Charles Featherston of Dale Parish, Henrico County, sold to Henry Featherston of the same parish & county for the sum of £5 current money of Virginia, a tract of 300 acres of land lying on Timbury Run adjoining Charles Featherston & Henry Randolph, it being part of 720 acres which bleonged to Charles Henry Featherston the grantee, on 27 September 1747. 21 Witnesses:
Henry and Grief Randolph. (Henrico County, Virginia, Records 1744-1748, p. 324.)This was a deed of gift or its equivalent since £5 [sic. The deed says £50] would have been just about sufficient to pay recordation fees and surveyor's charges. We note that Henry Randolph paid him £45 for 120 acres of the same tract on Timbury Run.
The entire deed follows:
This indenture made this twenty eight day of September in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and forty seven Between Charles Featherstone of the parish of Dale and County of Henrico of the one part and Henry Featherstone of the parish and county aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said Charles Featherstone for and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Henry Featherstone
before the unsealing and delivery of these presents the receipt thereof said Charles Featherstone doth hereby acknowledge. He the said Charles Featherstone hath granted bargained sold alienated released and confirmed and by these presents doth Grant Bargain Sell Alien release and confirm unto the said Henry Featherstone his heirs and Assigns for Ever a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and Being on the north side of Timbury Swamp in the Parish and
County aforesaid containing by estimation three hundred acres be the same moreor less Beginning at a Red Oak Corner of Henry Randolph's land running thence south south west sixty poles to a run in a slash thence South West one hundred and eighty eight pole to a live oak on the North side of Timbury Swamp thence up the swamp as it meanders to a live oak on the North Side thereof thence North forty nine Degrees East two Hundred and twenty Pole to a hickory in Charles Featherstones line thence south ease half east one hundred and sixty eight Pole to the Beginning it being part of a Tract of Land containing Seven Hundred and Twenty acres formerly belonging to Henry Charles Featherstone and from him descend to his son Charles Featherstone party to these presents and all the estate right title interest Claim and Demand whatsoever of the said Charles Featherstone in and to the same or any part or parcel thereof and the Reversion & Reversions remainder and remainders with their and every of their appurtenances to have and to hold the said land and premises sold or confirmed unto the said
Henry Featherstone his heirs assigns forever to be held of our Sovereign Lord the King his heirs and successors by the Quit rents accostomed and the said Charles Featherstone his heir Executors and Administrators the said hereby Granted and released premises & every part and parcel thereof with their appurtenances unto the said Henry Featherstone his Heirs and Assigns forever against the said Charles Featherstone his Heirs and assigns and all other persons whatsoever shall with warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said
Charles Featherstone hath hereunto set his hand and Seal the day and year first above written. Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
S/ Charles Featherston LS
Test Henry Randolph
Grief Randolph
Benjamin (x) Ratliff
Memorandum that on t he Day and year within written Quiet and peaceable posssion & sevizen of the land & Premises within mentioned was delivered and given by the within named Charles Featherstone to th within named Henry Featherstone accruing to the form and Effect of the with written Deed in the presence of us whose names are hereunder written.
Test: Henry Randolph
Grief Randolph
Benjamin (x) Ratliff s/ Charles Featherston LS

At a court held for Henrico County the first Monday in November 1747 Charles Featherston acknowledged this Deed with the Livery of Sesin endorsed to Henry Featherston to be his act and Deed which was ordered to be recorded.

21 Robert M. Clark. Abstracts of Records of the Featherstone Family in Southside Virginia (1986.) Copy located at the DAR Library, Washington, D. C.1

Family

Phebe Walthall b. 10 Jan 1720, d. 4 Jul 1760
Children
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Susanah Rebecca Featherston1

F, #59120, b. 1722, d. 1796
Father*Henry Charles Featherston1 b. 1681, d. 1759
Mother*Elizabeth Bowman1 b. 1685, d. 26 Feb 1759
ChartsCharles cir 1637 England then USA
     Susanah Rebecca Featherston was born in 1722 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1 She was the daughter of Henry Charles Featherston and Elizabeth Bowman.1 Susanah Rebecca Featherston married Thomas Sadler circa 1737 at Henrico County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1 Susanah Rebecca Featherston died in 1796 at Brunswick County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1
     As of circa 1737,her married name was Sadler.1 Reference: Source: The James Y. Bennett Family Starke County, Indiana--A Record of the Ancestors, the Family and the Descendants of James Yeargin Bennett 1822-1873 & Hannah Humbert Bennett 1823-1878 by Leroy C. Bennett 1988; research of Jerry Ponder, June Millwood, Mrs. I.D. Oakley and Madeline Raymond. after 1796.1

Family

Thomas Sadler b. 1720, d. 25 Jul 1796
Children
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Phebe Walthall1

F, #59121, b. 10 January 1720, d. 4 July 1760
ChartsCharles cir 1637 England then USA
     Phebe Walthall was born on 10 January 1720 at Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1 She married Charles Featherston, son of Henry Charles Featherston and Elizabeth Bowman, in 1740 at United States of AmericaG.1 Phebe Walthall died on 4 July 1760 at Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States of AmericaG.1
     As of 1740,her married name was Featherston.1 Reference: One researcher lists a child Charles Henry Featherston, b. 19 Feb 1743. Chesterfield County, Virginia d 23 Apr 1828 m to Gilly Brunfield and Lucy Elmore. I have this individual as Carolus Featherston in another line. on 9 February 1743 at United States of AmericaG.1

Family

Charles Featherston b. 1716, d. 1778
Children
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Edward Featherston1

M, #59122, b. 1742, d. after 20 July 1792
Father*Charles Featherston1 b. 1716, d. 1778
Mother*Phebe Walthall1 b. 10 Jan 1720, d. 4 Jul 1760
ChartsCharles cir 1637 England then USA
     Edward Featherston was born in 1742 at Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1 He was the son of Charles Featherston and Phebe Walthall.1 Edward Featherston married Sarah Ashbrooke on 28 October 1778 at Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1 Edward Featherston died after 20 July 1792 at Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States of AmericaG.1
     Edward Featherston was compensated by Frans. Smith, Commr. in Nov 1781 for 90 bushels of wheat given to a militia unit. Source: Abercrombie, Janice I. and Slatten, Richard, Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, (Athens, GA: iberian Publ. County, 1998), p. 243.1

Family

Sarah Ashbrooke b. c 1745, d. 13 Jun 1796
Children
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