Alfred Featherstone

M, #6541, b. circa 1823
Father*William Featherstone b. 18 Nov 1798, d. Mar 1881
Mother*Lucy Croft b. c 1801, d. 15 Nov 1844
ChartsJohn Featherstone cir 1663- Kent
John Feverstone married in 1688 in Kent
     Alfred Featherstone was born circa 1823 at Kent, EnglandG.1 He is the son of William Featherstone and Lucy Croft.
     Kent Database; Y. Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2424

Citations

  1. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales,.

Mary Mullroney1

F, #6542, b. circa 1853
Father*Thomas Mullroney1 b. c 1829
     Mary Mullroney was born circa 1853.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Mullroney.1
     As of 31 August 1875,her married name was Featherstone.1
Last Edited16 Jun 2017

Citations

  1. [S575] Website Lancshire BMD (http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/) "Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
    Marriage: 31 Aug 1875 St Mary of the Assumption, Burnley, Lancashire, England
    Joannem Eatherston - Burnley
    Mary Mullroney - Burnley
    Groom's Father: Joannis Eatherston
    Bride's Father: Thomae Mullroney
    Witness: Richard Holland; Mary Mullroney
    Married by: Michael J McCormack, M C
    Notes: [originally entered as Fithardson, crossed through and Eatherston entered - Featherstone in marriage reg]
    Register: Marriages 1874 - 1905, Page 15
    Source: Original Parish Register."

Isaac Earl Featherston

M, #6543, b. 21 March 1813, d. 19 June 1876
Isaac Earl Featherston, Dr., Politician, Provincial Superintendent New Zealand
Father*Thomas Featherston1 b. 5 Apr 1766, d. 1856
Mother*Jane Earl2 b. 1779
     Isaac Earl Featherston was born on 21 March 1813 at Newcastle, Northumberland, EnglandG.3 He was the son of Thomas Featherston and Jane Earl.1,2 Isaac Earl Featherston married an unknown person on 10 December 1839 at Edinburgh parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandG.4,3 He married Bethia Campbell Scott on 10 December 1839 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandG.5,6 Isaac Earl Featherston was buried in June 1876 at Steyning, Sussex, EnglandG.3 He His death was registered in the Steyning registration district in the quarter of June 1876 Vol./Page 2b.177.7 He died on 19 June 1876 at Hove, Sussex, EnglandG.3 He died on 19 June 1876 at Brighton, Sussex, EnglandG.8,9
     Kent Database; Y. Y. Isaac Earl Featherston emigrated from Wellington, New ZealandG on 1840 (an unknown value.)5 Born in England 1813, fourth son of Thomas Featherston of Blackdian, Weardale and Cotfield House, Durham. Graduated as a physician in Edinburgh 1836.
Among the first settlers in New Zealand, Featherston arrived NZ on the barque 'Olympus' (500 Tons). Sailed as Surgeon Superintendent under Captain John Whyte. Sailed from London 9th December 1840 - arrived Port Nicholson (Wellington). 20th April 1841.
Accompanied by wife Bethia Campbell Featherston, nee Scott

The Featherston's had eight daughters and four sons. Seven of Dr Isaac Earl Featherston's children are noted between 1842 and 1857, but his initials are variously given as J.E., F.E, T.F. and T.E. (Australasian Births, Marriages & Deaths 1840-1864: Letters Home & News 1852-1861). Some of the daughters were identified in his Will (dated 1 May 1876) as:
Frances Marianne Featherston
Bertha Jane Featherston
Louisa Mariam Featherston
Helen Featherston, and
Octavia Featherston

During the 1840s Featherston practised medicine in Wellington and became involved in the new town's various associations. He helped in community-building initiatives, such as the founding of the Wellington Savings Bank in 1846, and took a leading part in deputations and public meetings. He became the first editor of the Wellington Independent in 1845. In 1848 Judge H. S. Chapman referred to him as 'a man of unimpeached character, of ability and very popular among the settlers, to whose interests he is devoted. Indeed he may be said to be the leader of the settlers.'

Member of Parliament for Wanganui 1853-70 and four times elected Superintendent of Wellington. Appointed Agent General for New Zealand in London in 1870. Died in England on 21st June 1876. Featherston in the Wairarapa was named after him in 1854. Featherston Street in Wellington is also named after him, as is Featherston St in Palmerston North.
In 1871 Featherston took up appointment as New Zealand's first agent general in London. Much of his work in this position involved recruiting migrants under Vogel's immigration programme.


Source: New Zealand Gazette No60 28th October 1875.

Biography:
Hamer, David. 'Featherston, Isaac Earl 1813 - 1876'. Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, updated 21 May 2002
URL: http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/

The original version of this biography was published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography Volume One (1769-1869), 1990

1-Alfred Kingcome NEWMAN (MD) m. February 1879 Octavia FEATHERSTON in
St. Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

2-David James BREMNER m. Helen FEATHERSTON in St. Paul's Cathedral,
Wellington.

Surgeon Superintendent on the Olympus, a barque of 500 Tons.
Sailed London 9th December 1840 - arrived Port Nicholson 20th April 1841.


472 Isaac Earl Featherston 1876 N/Z MDX

This is the will and testament of me Isaac Earl Featherston Agent General for New Zealand at present temporarily residing at Brighton in England made this first day of May one thousand eight hundred and seventy six and which will is intended to have effect upon and to dispose of any real estate I may die seized of in England Scotland or Ireland and any personal estate in England Scotland or Ireland I may die possessed of and any personal estate except personal estate in New Zealand the indicia of property of which I may have with me at the place of my death if I shall then be residing out of the Colony of New Zealand and shall not have any effect upon my property real or personal in New Zealand I devise and bequeath the real and personal estate which this will is intended to operate as aforesaid unto my daughter Frances Marianne Featherston her heirs executors administrators and assigns respectively Upon trust to sell convert get in the same and to stand possessed of the net proceeds of sale and all other moneys which may come to her hands by virtue of this my will Upon trust to apply the same in such manner in all respects as she shall think fit for the benefit of herself and her sisters Bertha Jane Featherston Louisa Mariam Featherston Helen Featherston and Octavia Featherston or such of them as shall be living and unmarried at the time of my death until such time as my assets in New Zealand shall have been collected and invested and sufficient income thereby provided for such of my daughters as shall for the time being be the objects of this my will and until such moneys shall be exhausted and if such sufficient income shall in the opinion of my said daughter Frances Marianne be provided before such moneys shall be exhausted then I direct that the surplus of such moneys shall be equally divided between such of my said daughters as shall then be objects of this my will and I appoint my said daughter Frances Marianne Featherston sole executor of this my will In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand the day and year first above written IE Featherston signed by the said testator in the presence of us present at the same time who in his sight and presence do attest the same and subscribe our names as witnesses Charles A Wooley Solr Brighton

Lizzie Howlett servant to Mr Featherston

Proved at London 1 August 1876 by the oath of Frances Marianne Featherston Spinster the daughter the sole executrix to whom admon was granted.

________________________________
Entry in 'Dictionary of New Zealand Biography'

Featherston, Isaac Earl 1813 - 1876
Doctor, politician, provincial superintendent

Isaac Earl Featherston was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on 21 March 1813, the son of Thomas Featherston, a wealthy retail grocer and his wife, Jane Earl. He was educated at a private school at Tamworth and at Edinburgh University from which he graduated MD in 1836. He married Bethia Campbell Scott at Edinburgh on 10 December 1839. After travelling in search of a restoration of health (he suffered from tuberculosis), Featherston took a position as surgeon superintendent on board a New Zealand Company ship, the Olympus , which left England in December 1840 and arrived at Wellington in May 1841.

During the 1840s Featherston practised medicine in Wellington and became involved in the new town's various associations. He helped in community-building initiatives, such as the founding of the Wellington Savings Bank in 1846, and took a leading part in deputations and public meetings. He became the first editor of the Wellington Independent in 1845. In 1848 Judge H. S. Chapman referred to him as 'a man of unimpeached character, of ability and very popular among the settlers, to whose interests he is devoted. Indeed he may be said to be the leader of the settlers.'

Featherston's first reaction on arriving at Wellington was one of shock. 'Did those mud hovels scattered along the beach, or those wooden huts which appeared every here and thererepresent the City of Wellington?' He saw the New Zealand Company as having deceived its migrants, especially over the hundreds of acres of 'fine fertile land which shall produce such astounding crops'. He himself was said by Chapman to have turned against the company because 'he invested money in land in 1840 and has got a useless swamp worth nothing'. Featherston fought to secure compensation for the company's land purchasers. When a scheme finally was worked out, he received much of the credit and a service of silver plate was presented to him at a function at Barrett's Hotel on 28 June 1852. He was shocked at the smallness of the attendance: many stayed away because they suspected that the compensation was aimed at creating a class of rich landowners. This was the first of many public controversies in which he was to be involved.

In 1851 Featherston was one of the leaders of the Wellington Settlers' Constitutional Association and a critic of Governor George Grey's constitutional proposals. He caused a stir, therefore, when in 1852 and 1853 he did a volte-face and came out in support of Grey's new constitution, even defending Grey's failure to convene the General Assembly. Featherston's actions arose from his political views: an extreme provincialist, he favoured the maximum possible devolution of functions and powers to the provincial councils. Some observers, however, attributed his actions to personal ambition. Henry Sewell, calling Featherston a 'fallen angel', said that Grey had seduced him by handing over so much power to the superintendents of the new provinces. Sewell was referring to the fact that in 1853 Featherston had been elected unopposed as the first superintendent of Wellington province.

A feature of Featherston's early career was his antagonism to the Wakefields. It was said that he had intended to emigrate to Australia but was persuaded by Edward Gibbon Wakefield to go to New Zealand instead. His animosity towards the Wakefields may have stemmed from this experience of their 'sales talk'. In 1847, soon after publishing an attack on New Zealand Company land policy in the Independent , Featherston fought a duel with Colonel William Wakefield, the company's principal agent. When Edward Gibbon Wakefield arrived in Wellington in 1853, Featherston clearly saw him as a serious rival for leadership: one re[port had him wanting to 'drive [Wakefield] out of the colony'. Sewell believed that he was jealous of Wakefield and took an 'implacable and inflexible' attitude to his offers of co-operation. One major issue at stake was the price at which land should be sold: Wakefield tried unsuccessfully to convert Featherston to the 'high' or 'sufficient price' policy. Wakefield took up the promotion of 'small' settlement and obliged Featherston to appear to be in favour of it - until ill health removed Wakefield from political activity in 1854. A few years later his son, Edward Jerningham Wakefield, became one of Featherston's chief antagonists in Wellington's constitutional crisis.

Featherston tried to adopt a form of responsible government for Wellington province by choosing executive officers acceptable to the provincial council. One effect of this was to foster party politics. But Featherston had no intention of acting as a mere constitutional monarch and adopting policies that were acceptable to a majority composed of his and his 'party's' opponents. Such a majority was elected in 1857, and in May 1858 Featherston resigned as superintendent, apparently intending to return to England. Instead, almost immediately, he stood for and secured re-election. Three years of stalemate ensued as he had no power to dissolve the council. Government was paralysed, and, when Wellington's representatives were too preoccupied to attend the 1858 session of the General Assembly, the New Provinces Act was passed which enabled Hawke's Bay to secede from Wellington province. In 1859 he resumed full powers as superintendent and spent money without the authority of the council. The crisis was not broken until the 1861 election when he once more had a majority.

Featherston continued to hold the position of superintendent for Wellington province until 1870. He was also a member of the House of Representatives from 1853 until 1870, representing first Wanganui and then from 1855 the City of Wellington. Only twice did he hold office in the general government - as colonial secretary for a month in 1861 and minister without portfolio from 1869 to 1871. After failing to form a government in 1856, he concentrated on a career at the provincial level where he was able to enjoy a continuous hold on power such as he would have been most unlikely to have achieved at the national level. It is open to debate whether his concentration on provincial politics was a consequence of his ultra-provincialism or a cause of it.

C. R. Carter, writing in 1863, described Featherston as having 'an intellectual head, a pale face, and 'sparse' hair and whiskers fast turning grey'. He was regarded as an eloquent speaker, although his voice was weak and so quiet as sometimes to be inaudible. A listener might think that he was on the verge of breaking down; naturally this characteristic added to the impact. He gave the impression of struggling to draw words from his heart. According to one observer, 'the man's fine moral nature is apparent and gives dignity to all he says'.

Featherston was troubled by constant ill health, at times severe and debilitating. Carter once found him in bed suffering simultaneously from asthma, bronchitis and sciatica. It is doubtful whether his illness had any seriously inhibiting effect on his political activity and it sometimes furnished an excuse for courses of action or modes of behaviour which he wished to adopt. The antidote to ill health was action. His approach to politics was characterised by concentrated exertion of energy, courage and boldness in seeking solutions. Such traits he described as typical of men engaged in the heroic work of founding 'a great future nation'.

In 1860 the Waitara dispute culminated in war between Maori and Pakeha. Featherston was a strong critic of the Stafford government's handling of the affair, and his speech on 7 August, denouncing the official policy, attracted widespread acclaim. It has been argued that among his reasons for taking this stand were gratitude to Wiremu Kingi Te Rangitake for his assistance in averting attack on the Wellington settlement in the 1840s, and anger over the Stafford government's New Provinces Act 1858. As conflict intensified, he became anxious about policies promoting a more vigorous prosecution of the war, fearing their unsettling effect on race relations, especially in Wellington province, and the consequence of increasing the power of the general government.

In this period Featherston became renowned for his diplomacy. Whenever trouble threatened, he intervened personally and worked to persuade Maori tribes not to join the Kingites, using his stand over Waitara as proof of his even-handedness. He acquired mana, perhaps as much as anything because of his courage and boldness.

Featherston used his new-found skills as a negotiator with particular effect in facilitating the acquisition of Maori land. In 1862 he was appointed land purchase commissioner in Wellington province. Most celebrated was his role over seven years in negotiations for the Rangitikei block, culminating in a great meeting in 1867 witnessed by Sir Charles Dilke, who was very impressed by Featherston's cunning and powers of persuasion.

During the war crisis of 1865--66 Featherston raised auxiliaries of pro-government Maori but they refused to fight unless he led them himself. Although so ill that at times he could hardly sit on his horse, he accompanied Major General Trevor Chute on his west coast campaign and led a Maori contingent in several engagements, notably at Otapawa. This episode fuelled the Featherston legend: he was described leading the men into battle 'in his dressing gown, with a cigar in his mouth, having no weapon whatever with which to defend himself'. He was subsequently awarded the New Zealand Cross for bravery. Other honours were accorded him in recognition of his services: the Wairarapa town of Featherston and Featherston Street in Wellington were named after him.

Throughout his political career Featherston followed a policy of selling land in Wellington province at a low price. It was widely argued that this favoured pastoralists by enabling them to acquire large estates at moderate expense. Whatever the truth of this, Featherston's avowed aim was to maintain a substantial revenue from land sales. He saw the province's over-riding need as revenue for the promotion of public works and immigration. He never promoted closer settlement with great vigour or enthusiasm, but on the other hand he did everything possible to encourage pastoral development. He himself owned and leased considerable areas of land in the province. In particular, he acquired land in Wairarapa and established a sheep farm there.

Featherston had eight daughters and four sons. Much of the work of raising this family was inevitably left to his wife, Bethia. She once remarked that, 'if I had no children I fancy my chief pleasure wd lie in acting as Secretary to my Husband'. But she went on to observe that Featherston 'has rather antiquated ideas abt. the Rights of Women' and 'seems to have a leaning towards the opinion that the less a wife is seen or heard of in public the more admirable is she in private'. C. W. Richmond found 'the Featherston Mâenagedreary & uncomfortable' and concluded that 'home is not Featherston's centre'. While this judgement seems blunt, it is probably fair to say that public rather than personal concerns engaged Featherston's attention, especially after the death of Bethia on 16 March 1864.

From the mid 1860s Featherston worried about trends that he believed were undermining the provincial system; for example, the consolidation of loans in 1867. In 1866 he predicted the rise of a great provincial party to defend the provinces. So inflexible did he become and so formidable a leader of provincialism was he that it is not surprising that the Fox--Vogel government devised various ways to detach him from national politics after 1869. He was sent to the United Kingdom to negotiate, unsuccessfully, for the retention of two British regiments in New Zealand. While there, however, he secured a British government guarantee of a £1 million loan for roading.

In 1871 Featherston took up appointment as New Zealand's first agent general in London. Much of his work in this position involved recruiting migrants under Vogel's immigration programme. He disliked office work and failed to develop efficient business habits. No doubt this was because of his age and the very different style in which he had hitherto exercised authority. Someone as accustomed as he was to near autocratic power could not adjust to being the servant of the government. If he thought that his instructions were wrong, he ignored or disobeyed them. He left correspondence unanswered and failed to keep the government informed. As a result, he was frequently rebuked. Increasingly his performance was affected by a deterioration in health which culminated in his death on 19 June 1876 at Hove in Sussex, England.

Complex and forceful, Featherston was regarded with awe by his peers. C. W. Richmond said that he was the only one of his political opponents whom he feared. 'He is very persuasive, very resolute, very deep.' Yet in personal relations he was described as being very genial and fond of a joke. Featherston's personality was undoubtedly an asset to him in his career: he was one of the earliest New Zealand politicians to have a popular image. Affection is reflected in the name by which he was commonly known: to the people he helped govern he was 'The Little Doctor'.


DAVID HAMER

Buick, T. L. Old Manawatu. Palmerston North, 1903

[Carter, C. R.] Life and recollections of a New Zealand colonist. 3 vols. London, 1866--75

Dalziel, R. M. The origins of New Zealand diplomacy. Wellington, 1975

Hall, K. H. 'Aspects of the career of Dr Featherston'. MA thesis, Victoria, 1950

Morrell, W. P. The provincial system in New Zealand, 1852--76. 2nd ed. Christchurch, 1964

Stuart, P. Edward Gibbon Wakefield in New Zealand. Wellington, 1971


HOW TO CITE THIS BIOGRAPHY:
Hamer, David. 'Featherston, Isaac Earl 1813 - 1876'. Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, updated 4 April 2003
URL: http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/

The original version of this biography was published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography Volume One (1769-1869), 1990
b Crown Copyright 1990-2003. Published by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Wellington, New Zealand. All rights reserved.

Doctor Isaac FEATHERSTON, Superintendent of Wellington Provence, was awarded the New Zealand Cross for meritorious and intrepid services during Major - General Chutes campaign 1865-66, and especially at Otapawa Pa, 13 January 1866

The New Zealand Cross decoration was instituted by an Order-in Council by Sir George Bowen at New Zealand Government House, Wellington, on 10 March 1869, for award to members of the Militia, Volunteers and Armed Constabulary who particulary distinguished themselves by bravery in action or devotion of duty. The New Zealand Cross consists of a silver Maltese cross with a star on each limb. In the centre, in a circle within a wreath of laurel in gold, are the words 'New Zealand'. The cross is surmounted by a crown in gold which is attached by a ring and a V to a silver bar ornamented with gold laurel leaves, through which the ribbon passes. The ribbon, 1/2 inches, is crimson. As the New Zealand cross was awarded only to twenty three officers and men for bravery in the Maori Wars and has not been used since, it is a unique and rare decoration.3 He was Doctor, politician , provincial superintendent between 1840 and 1876.10 He was Agent General for New Zealand in 1874.9,11 He lived in 1875 at Victoria Chambers, St Margarets, Westminster, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.12 He lived in 1876 at Brighton, Sussex, EnglandG.9 He lived in 1876 at 66 Inverness Terrace, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.9 He left a will on 1 May 1876 at Brighton, Sussex, EnglandG.9 Isaac Earl Featherston was aged 65 at death as of June 1876.13 He's will was put into administration on 1 August 1876 at London, EnglandG, Proved at London 1 August 1876 by the oath of Frances Marianne Featherston Spinster the daughter the sole executrix to whom admon was granted.14

Family

Bethia Campbell Scott d. 16 Mar 1864
Children
Last Edited26 Aug 2016
ReferenceP2426

Citations

  1. [S194] Unknown author, Probate, The Will of Margaret Featherston
    This will was proved at Durham on the 28th day of August 1837 by Jane Featherston wife of Thomas Featherston of Cotfield House in the parish of Gateshead in the county of Durham the sole executrix to whom administration was granted she having been first duly sworn before the Reverend Robert Green clerk Master of Arts a Commisioner in this behalf lawfully appointed faithfully to execute and perform the same as usual Effects sworn under £1000 R Burrell Pw? Joseph Davison Depy Reg
    d House in the parish of Gateshead in the county of Durham the sole executrix to whom administration was granted she having been first duly sworn before the Reverend Robert Green clerk Master of Arts a Commisioner in this behalf lawfully appointed faithfully to execute and perform the same as usual Effects sworn under £1000 R Burrell Pw? Joseph Davison Depy Reg.
  2. [S14] Unknown author, Will, The Will of Margaret Featherston

    This will was proved at Durham on the 28th day of August 1837 by Jane Featherston wife of Thomas Featherston of Cotfield House in the parish of Gateshead in the county of Durham the sole executrix to whom administration was granted she having been first duly sworn before the Reverend Robert Green clerk Master of Arts a Commisioner in this behalf lawfully appointed faithfully to execute and perform the same as usual Effects sworn under £1000 R Burrell Pw? Joseph Davison Depy Reg.
  3. [S2231] Unknown author Andrew J Macfarlane as submitted in GEDCOM file C:Userspaul2DocumentsGenealogyProjectsGEDCOM PROJECTFrom Mcfaralne clanAnnieAgnesFeatherston.ged and imported on 2016/08/26 at 09:39:20.
  4. [S2232] Donald Featherston Macfarlane Donald Featherston Macfarlane NZ.
  5. [S219] Unknown author, Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.
  6. [S616] As per use, index marriage registration Scotland as per use, 10 Dec 1839 Featherston Issac Earl Married Bethia Cambell Scott Parish of Edinburgh county Midlothian GROS Ref 685/010660 0174 (1837-2010).
  7. [S3] As per use, death registration index, collect Feb 2002. death registration index Issac Earl Featherston Jun 1876 Steyning SSX 2b.177 age 63.
  8. [S3] As per use, death registration index.
  9. [S14] Unknown author, Will.
  10. [S219] Unknown author, Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, Isaac Earl Featherston was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on 21 March 1813, the son of Thomas Featherston, a wealthy retail grocer and his wife, Jane Earl. He was educated at a private school at Tamworth and at Edinburgh University from which he graduated MD in 1836. He married Bethia Campbell Scott at Edinburgh on 10 December 1839. After travelling in search of a restoration of health (he suffered from tuberculosis), Featherston took a position as surgeon superintendent on board a New Zealand Company ship, the Olympus, which left England in December 1840 and arrived at Wellington in May 1841.

    During the 1840s Featherston practised medicine in Wellington and became involved in the new town's various associations. He helped in community-building initiatives, such as the founding of the Wellington Savings Bank in 1846, and took a leading part in deputations and public meetings. He became the first editor of the Wellington Independent in 1845. In 1848 Judge H. S. Chapman referred to him as 'a man of unimpeached character, of ability and very popular among the settlers, to whose interests he is devoted. Indeed he may be said to be the leader of the settlers.'

    Featherston's first reaction on arriving at Wellington was one of shock. 'Did those mud hovels scattered along the beach, or those wooden huts which appeared every here and there…represent the City of Wellington?' He saw the New Zealand Company as having deceived its migrants, especially over the hundreds of acres of 'fine fertile land which shall produce such astounding crops'. He himself was said by Chapman to have turned against the company because 'he invested money in land in 1840 and has got a useless swamp worth nothing'. Featherston fought to secure compensation for the company's land purchasers. When a scheme finally was worked out, he received much of the credit and a service of silver plate was presented to him at a function at Barrett's Hotel on 28 June 1852. He was shocked at the smallness of the attendance: many stayed away because they suspected that the compensation was aimed at creating a class of rich landowners. This was the first of many public controversies in which he was to be involved.

    In 1851 Featherston was one of the leaders of the Wellington Settlers' Constitutional Association and a critic of Governor George Grey's constitutional proposals. He caused a stir, therefore, when in 1852 and 1853 he did a volte-face and came out in support of Grey's new constitution, even defending Grey's failure to convene the General Assembly. Featherston's actions arose from his political views: an extreme provincialist, he favoured the maximum possible devolution of functions and powers to the provincial councils. Some observers, however, attributed his actions to personal ambition. Henry Sewell, calling Featherston a 'fallen angel', said that Grey had seduced him by handing over so much power to the superintendents of the new provinces. Sewell was referring to the fact that in 1853 Featherston had been elected unopposed as the first superintendent of Wellington province.

    A feature of Featherston's early career was his antagonism to the Wakefields. It was said that he had intended to emigrate to Australia but was persuaded by Edward Gibbon Wakefield to go to New Zealand instead. His animosity towards the Wakefields may have stemmed from this experience of their 'sales talk'. In 1847, soon after publishing an attack on New Zealand Company land policy in the Independent, Featherston fought a duel with Colonel William Wakefield, the company's principal agent. When Edward Gibbon Wakefield arrived in Wellington in 1853, Featherston clearly saw him as a serious rival for leadership: one report had him wanting to 'drive [Wakefield] out of the colony'. Sewell believed that he was jealous of Wakefield and took an 'implacable and inflexible' attitude to his offers of co-operation. One major issue at stake was the price at which land should be sold: Wakefield tried unsuccessfully to convert Featherston to the 'high' or 'sufficient price' policy. Wakefield took up the promotion of 'small' settlement and obliged Featherston to appear to be in favour of it – until ill health removed Wakefield from political activity in 1854. A few years later his son, Edward Jerningham Wakefield, became one of Featherston's chief antagonists in Wellington's constitutional crisis.

    Featherston tried to adopt a form of responsible government for Wellington province by choosing executive officers acceptable to the provincial council. One effect of this was to foster party politics. But Featherston had no intention of acting as a mere constitutional monarch and adopting policies that were acceptable to a majority composed of his and his 'party's' opponents. Such a majority was elected in 1857, and in May 1858 Featherston resigned as superintendent, apparently intending to return to England. Instead, almost immediately, he stood for and secured re-election. Three years of stalemate ensued as he had no power to dissolve the council. Government was paralysed, and, when Wellington's representatives were too preoccupied to attend the 1858 session of the General Assembly, the New Provinces Act was passed which enabled Hawke's Bay to secede from Wellington province. In 1859 he resumed full powers as superintendent and spent money without the authority of the council. The crisis was not broken until the 1861 election when he once more had a majority.

    Featherston continued to hold the position of superintendent for Wellington province until 1870. He was also a member of the House of Representatives from 1853 until 1870, representing first Wanganui and then from 1855 the City of Wellington. Only twice did he hold office in the general government – as colonial secretary for a month in 1861 and minister without portfolio from 1869 to 1871. After failing to form a government in 1856, he concentrated on a career at the provincial level where he was able to enjoy a continuous hold on power such as he would have been most unlikely to have achieved at the national level. It is open to debate whether his concentration on provincial politics was a consequence of his ultra-provincialism or a cause of it.

    C. R. Carter, writing in 1863, described Featherston as having 'an intellectual head, a pale face, and "sparse" hair and whiskers fast turning grey'. He was regarded as an eloquent speaker, although his voice was weak and so quiet as sometimes to be inaudible. A listener might think that he was on the verge of breaking down; naturally this characteristic added to the impact. He gave the impression of struggling to draw words from his heart. According to one observer, 'the man's fine moral nature is apparent and gives dignity to all he says'.

    Featherston was troubled by constant ill health, at times severe and debilitating. Carter once found him in bed suffering simultaneously from asthma, bronchitis and sciatica. It is doubtful whether his illness had any seriously inhibiting effect on his political activity and it sometimes furnished an excuse for courses of action or modes of behaviour which he wished to adopt. The antidote to ill health was action. His approach to politics was characterised by concentrated exertion of energy, courage and boldness in seeking solutions. Such traits he described as typical of men engaged in the heroic work of founding 'a great future nation'.

    In 1860 the Waitara dispute culminated in war between Maori and Pakeha. Featherston was a strong critic of the Stafford government's handling of the affair, and his speech on 7 August, denouncing the official policy, attracted widespread acclaim. It has been argued that among his reasons for taking this stand were gratitude to Wiremu Kingi Te Rangitake for his assistance in averting attack on the Wellington settlement in the 1840s, and anger over the Stafford government's New Provinces Act 1858. As conflict intensified, he became anxious about policies promoting a more vigorous prosecution of the war, fearing their unsettling effect on race relations, especially in Wellington province, and the consequence of increasing the power of the general government.

    In this period Featherston became renowned for his diplomacy. Whenever trouble threatened, he intervened personally and worked to persuade Maori tribes not to join the Kingites, using his stand over Waitara as proof of his even-handedness. He acquired mana, perhaps as much as anything because of his courage and boldness.

    Featherston used his new-found skills as a negotiator with particular effect in facilitating the acquisition of Maori land. In 1862 he was appointed land purchase commissioner in Wellington province. Most celebrated was his role over seven years in negotiations for the Rangitikei block, culminating in a great meeting in 1867 witnessed by Sir Charles Dilke, who was very impressed by Featherston's cunning and powers of persuasion.

    During the war crisis of 1865–66 Featherston raised auxiliaries of pro-government Maori but they refused to fight unless he led them himself. Although so ill that at times he could hardly sit on his horse, he accompanied Major General Trevor Chute on his west coast campaign and led a Maori contingent in several engagements, notably at Otapawa. This episode fuelled the Featherston legend: he was described leading the men into battle 'in his dressing gown, with a cigar in his mouth, having no weapon whatever with which to defend himself'. He was subsequently awarded the New Zealand Cross for bravery. Other honours were accorded him in recognition of his services: the Wairarapa town of Featherston and Featherston Street in Wellington were named after him.

    Throughout his political career Featherston followed a policy of selling land in Wellington province at a low price. It was widely argued that this favoured pastoralists by enabling them to acquire large estates at moderate expense. Whatever the truth of this, Featherston's avowed aim was to maintain a substantial revenue from land sales. He saw the province's over-riding need as revenue for the promotion of public works and immigration. He never promoted closer settlement with great vigour or enthusiasm, but on the other hand he did everything possible to encourage pastoral development. He himself owned and leased considerable areas of land in the province. In particular, he acquired land in Wairarapa and established a sheep farm there.

    Featherston had eight daughters and four sons. Much of the work of raising this family was inevitably left to his wife, Bethia. She once remarked that, 'if I had no children I fancy my chief pleasure wd lie in acting as Secretary to my Husband'. But she went on to observe that Featherston 'has rather antiquated ideas abt. the Rights of Women' and 'seems to have a leaning towards the opinion that the less a wife is seen or heard of in public the more admirable is she in private'. C. W. Richmond found 'the Featherston Ménage…dreary & uncomfortable' and concluded that 'home is not Featherston's centre'. While this judgement seems blunt, it is probably fair to say that public rather than personal concerns engaged Featherston's attention, especially after the death of Bethia on 16 March 1864.

    From the mid 1860s Featherston worried about trends that he believed were undermining the provincial system; for example, the consolidation of loans in 1867. In 1866 he predicted the rise of a great provincial party to defend the provinces. So inflexible did he become and so formidable a leader of provincialism was he that it is not surprising that the Fox–Vogel government devised various ways to detach him from national politics after 1869. He was sent to the United Kingdom to negotiate, unsuccessfully, for the retention of two British regiments in New Zealand. While there, however, he secured a British government guarantee of a £1 million loan for roading.

    In 1871 Featherston took up appointment as New Zealand's first agent general in London. Much of his work in this position involved recruiting migrants under Vogel's immigration programme. He disliked office work and failed to develop efficient business habits. No doubt this was because of his age and the very different style in which he had hitherto exercised authority. Someone as accustomed as he was to near autocratic power could not adjust to being the servant of the government. If he thought that his instructions were wrong, he ignored or disobeyed them. He left correspondence unanswered and failed to keep the government informed. As a result, he was frequently rebuked. Increasingly his performance was affected by a deterioration in health which culminated in his death on 19 June 1876 at Hove in Sussex, England.

    Complex and forceful, Featherston was regarded with awe by his peers. C. W. Richmond said that he was the only one of his political opponents whom he feared. 'He is very persuasive, very resolute, very deep.' Yet in personal relations he was described as being very genial and fond of a joke. Featherston's personality was undoubtedly an asset to him in his career: he was one of the earliest New Zealand politicians to have a popular image. Affection is reflected in the name by which he was commonly known: to the people he helped govern he was 'The Little Doctor'.
  11. [S190] Unknown author, newspaper, Newcastle Courant 1 May 1874 Page 6.
  12. [S1664] Proof Of Parish see citation, born see citation "Westminster Rate Books 1634-1900 Transcription
    First Name:Isaac Earl
    Last Name:Featherstone
    Occupiers First Name:Isaac Earl
    Occupiers Last Name:Featherstone
    Date:1875
    Year:1875
    Address:Victoria Chambers
    Parish:St Margaret, Westminster
    Notes:Poor Rate V. 751 1875
    Folio Number:25
    Record set:Westminster Rate Books 1634-1900
    Category:Census, Land & Substitutes
    Record collection:Rate Books
    Collections from:United Kingdom."
  13. [S3] As per use, death registration index, collect Feb 2002.
  14. [S194] Unknown author, Probate, The will of Isaac Earl Featherston late of 66 Inverness Terrace in the county of Middlesex Agent General for New Zealand who died 19 June 1876 at Brighton in the county of Sussex was proved at the principal Registry by Frances Marianne Featherston of 60 York Road Brighton spinster the daughter the sole executrix £5000.
  15. [S876] As per use web image, Church of Jesus Christ Latterday Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America, 1927 Marriage solmnized at St Mary's Church in the Parish of Aston Brook in the county of Birmingham
    Entry 152. July 30th 1927
    James Samuel Tinsley aged 26 a bachelor, Turner of 32 Stretton Road, Father Samuel Tinsley (deceased) Engine Driver
    to
    Galdys Annie Featherstone aged 22 Spinster of 6 Sutton Terrace, Lichfield Road, Father Thomas Featherstone, Polisher
    Married in the Parish Church according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England after banns by me Arthur E Chester? Vicar
    Both signed
    In the presence of Thomas Featherstone & Bernard Featherstone.
  16. [S1700] Don Macfarlane, "Don Macfarlane," e-mail to W. Paul Featherstone, 2014, 2 John Earl Featherston b: 28 Nov 1841 in Wellington, NZ, d: 01 Feb 1853 in Wellington, NZ.
  17. [S1700] Don Macfarlane, "Don Macfarlane," e-mail to W. Paul Featherstone, 2014, 2 Laetitia Anne Featherston b: 05 Dec 1845 in Wellington, NZ, d: 27 Mar 1929
    ...... + James Alexander Robertson Menzies b: 21 Feb 1821 in Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire, Scotland,
    m: 03 Oct 1865 in St Johns Presbyterian Church, Willis St, Wellington, d: 18 Aug 1888 in
    Dunalister, Wyndham, Southland, NZ.
  18. [S1700] Don Macfarlane, "Don Macfarlane," e-mail to W. Paul Featherstone, 2014, ......2 Eliza Catherine Featherston b: 11 Sep 1847 in Wellington, NZ, d: Abt. 12 Apr 1901 in London
    ...... + John Cargill b: 11 Apr 1821 in Edinburgh, Scotland, m: 01 Sep 1869 in Wellington, NZ, d: 02 Jan
    1898 in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.
  19. [S1700] Don Macfarlane, "Don Macfarlane," e-mail to W. Paul Featherstone, 2014, ......2 Alice Margaret Featherston b: 02 Oct 1850 in Wellington, NZ, d: 09 Dec 1931 in Wellington, NZ
    ...... + Charles John Johnston b: 11 Oct 1845 in Wellington, NZ, m: 12 Jan 1871 in Christchurch, NZ, d:
    13 Jun 1918 in Wellington, NZ.
  20. [S572] As per use, death registration index New Zealand, 1853/55     Featherston John Earle Age Not recorded.
  21. [S571] As per person, Index of Births various, Registration Number     Family Name     Given Name(s)     Mother's Given
    Name(s)     Father's Given
    Name(s)
    1856/1971     Featherston      Charles Thomas Milner      Bethia Campbell     Isaac Earl (1 Jan 1840- 1 Jan 1910).
  22. [S571] As per person, Index of Births various, Registration Number     Family Name     Given Name(s)     Mother's Given
    Name(s)     Father's Given
    Name(s)
    1857/696     Featherstone William Robert Earl no father or mother recorded (1 Jan 1840- 1 Jan 1910).

John Featherstone

M, #6544, b. 30 September 1816, d. 5 April 1892
Father*John Featherstone b. c 1781, d. Sep 1859
Mother*Eleanor (Unknown) b. c 1778, d. Jun 1853
     John Featherstone was born on 30 September 1816 at Tottenham, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.1,2 He was the son of John Featherstone and Eleanor (Unknown). John Featherstone was baptized on 3 November 1816 at Tottenham, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.2 John Featherstone and Charlotte Parsons marriage was registered in St George Hanover Square district Vol/Page 1.33 in the quarter of March 1838.3 John Featherstone married Charlotte Parsons on 11 March 1838 at St George Hanover Square, Westminster, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.4 John Featherstone died on 5 April 1892 at 126 Olinda Road, Stamford Hill, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.5 He His death was registered in the Hackney registration district in the quarter of June 1892 Vol./Page 1b.273.6
     Y. Kent Database; Y. He was the head of household in the census on on 30 March 1851 living at at Little Weymouth Street, Shoreditch, London, LND, EnglandG, occupation a warehouseman.7 He was a warehouseman on 30 March 1851.1 He was the head of household in the census on 7 April 1861 occupation warehouseman living at 5 Broke Road South, Shoreditch, London, LND, EnglandG.8 He was a warehouseman on 7 April 1861.9 He was the head of household in the Census on 2 April 1871 John Featherstone Occupation was a warehouseman living at 10 Broke Road, Shoreditch, London, LND, EnglandG.10 He was a warehouseman on 2 April 1871.11 He was a warehouseman on 3 April 1881.12 He enumerated as a lodger in the Census on 3 April 1881 In household of Amelia Belcham living at 5 Southampton Street, Pancras, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.13 He was a retired warehouseman on 5 April 1891.14 John Featherstone was the head of household in the census on 5 April 1891 occupation was a Retired warehouseman living at 126 Olinda Road, Hackney, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.15 John Featherstone was aged 76 at death as of June 1892.6 He's will was put into administration on 17 June 1892 at Probate Court, London, Middlesex, EnglandG, to John Featherstone commercial traveller and Lydia Featherstone spinster Effects £104 10s.5

Family

Charlotte Parsons b. c 1807, d. 17 Feb 1890
Children
Last Edited15 Jun 2017
ReferenceP2427

Citations

  1. [S1851] National for England & Wales,.
  2. [S710] Not given, baptism register parish of Tottenham: baptism solemnized in the parish of Tottenham in the County of Middlesex in the year 1816
    born September 30 baptised November 3 John son of John and Eleanor Featherstone of Tottenham labourer, Ancestry Web site.
  3. [S2] As per use, Index of Marriage as per use (1837-1965).
  4. [S12] Marriage certificate: marriage
    Mar 1838     St George Hanover Square 1     33
    11 March 1838 after Banns Charlotte Parsons full age a spinster of Bond Street father William Parsons a farmer and John Featherstone full age bachelor a shopman of Bond Street father John Featherstone a sawyer witnesses Abraham THURGAR and Maria THURGER by W H Dickinson, BLL, Curate.               
  5. [S110] Unknown author, Administration, John Featherstone of 2 Sherboro Road Stamford Hill Middlesex died 5 April 1892 at 126 Olinda Road Stamford Hill Probate London to John Featherstone commercial traveller and Lydia Featherstone spinster Effects £104 10s.
  6. [S3] As per use, death registration index, Collected 16/5/02
    death registration index John Featherstone Jun 1892 Hackney MDX 1b 273 age 76.
  7. [S1851] National for England & Wales, "1851 census HO107/1537/66
    Little Weymouth Street, Shoreditch, Middlesex
    John Featherstone head M 34 warehouseman Middx, Tottenham
    Charlotte Featherstone wife M 40 Middx, Hoxton
    John Featherstone son 10 scholar Middx, Shoreditch
    Lydia Featherstone dau 8 scholar Middx, Shoreditch
    Stephen Featherstone son 5 Middx, Shoreditch
    Andrew Featherstone son 12m Middx, Shoreditch."
  8. [S1861] National for England & Wales, "1861 census RG9/246/51/16
    5 Broke Road South, Shoreditch, Middlesex
    John Featherstone head M 46 warehouseman Tottenham, Middlesex
    Charlotte Featherstone wife M 54 Hampshire
    John Featherstone son U 20 shopman Shoreditch, Middlesex
    Lydia Featherstone dau U 18 teacher Shoreditch, Middlesex
    Stephen Featherstone son U 15 scholar Shoreditch, Middlesex
    Andrew Featherstone son U 11 scholar Shoreditch, Middlesex."
  9. [S1861] National for England & Wales,.
  10. [S1871] 2009 Census filmed, unknown repository address, as per citation, 1871 census RG10/472/56/12
    10 Broke Road, Shoreditch, Middlesex
    John Featherstone head M 53 warehouseman Tottenham, Middlesex
    Charlotte Featherstone wife M 63 Hampshire
    Stephen Featherstone son U 24 warehouseman Shoreditch, Middlesex
    Andrew Featherstone son U 21 painter Shoreditch, Middlesex
    Elizabeth Bernard lodger W 52 bible woman (out of employ) Shoreditch, Middlesex.
  11. [S1871] 2009 Census filmed, unknown repository address, as per citation.
  12. [S1881] National for England & Wales,.
  13. [S1881] National for England & Wales, "1881 census RG11/186/75/24
    5 Southampton Street, Pancras, Middlesex
    in household of Amelia Belcham
    John Featherstone lodger M 64 warehouseman Middlesex
    Charlotte Featherstone lodger M 75 Berks, Christmas?"
  14. [S1891] National for England & Wales,.
  15. [S1891] National for England & Wales, "1891 census RG12/182/52
    126 Olinda? Road, Hackney, London
    John Featherstone head W 74 retired warehouseman London, Tottenham."

Richard Featherstone

M, #6545, b. 1829, d. June 1878
Father*Ephraim Richard Featherstone b. b 8 Jan 1788, d. 14 Feb 1854
Mother*Lydia Edmeads b. c 1801
     Richard Featherstone was born in 1829 at Sheerness, Kent, EnglandG.1 He was the son of Ephraim Richard Featherstone and Lydia Edmeads. Richard Featherstone His death was registered in the Sheppy registration district in the quarter of June 1878 Vol./Page 2a.468.2
     Y. Kent Database; Y. He was enumerated in the household of Ephraim Richard Featherstone in the Census on 6 June 1841 Ephraim Richard Featherstone Occupation was Labourer living at Minster in Sheppey, Kent, EnglandG.3 Richard Featherstone was enumerated as the son of Ephraim Richard Featherstone in the Census on 30 March 1851 Ephraim Richard Featherstone Occupation was a watchman living at Hope Street, Sheerness, Kent, EnglandG. Richard was a labourer in Dockyard.4 Richard Featherstone was a labourer in dock yard on 30 March 1851.5 He lived on 30 March 1851 at Hope Street, Sheerness, Kent, EnglandG, with parents.5 He lived on 7 April 1861 at 73 Hope Street, Sheerness, Minster in Sheppey, Kent, EnglandG, with mother.6 He was a Labourer H M D F on 7 April 1861.6 He was a leading man of labourers on 2 April 1871.1 He lived on 2 April 1871 at 86 Hope Street, Sheerness, Minster, Kent, EnglandG, with mother.1 Richard Featherstone was aged 48 at death as of June 1878.2
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2428

Citations

  1. [S1871] 2009 Census filmed, unknown repository address, as per citation.
  2. [S3] As per use, death registration index, collect Feb 2002.
  3. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales, "1841 census HO107/474/14/38/19
    Minster in Sheppey
    Ephraim Featherstone 52 lab y
    Lydia Featherstone 40 y
    John Featherstone 15 y
    Richd Featherstone 13 y
    Edw Featherstone 8 y
    Charlotte Featherstone 10mo y."
  4. [S1851] National for England & Wales, "1851 census HO107/1628/132
    48. Hope Street, Sheerness, Parish of Minster, Kent
    Ephraim Featherstone head M 63 watchman Kent, Minster in Sheppey
    Lydia Featherstone wife M 52 Kent, Minster in Sheppey
    John Featherstone son U 26 labourer d yard Kent, Minster in Sheppey
    Richard Featherstone son U 23 labourer d yard Kent, Minster in Sheppey
    Edward Featherstone son U 18 general labourer Kent, Minster in Sheppey
    Charlotte Featherstone dau 11 Kent, Minster in Sheppey
    Harriet Featherstone dau 7 Kent, Minster in Sheppey."
  5. [S1851] National for England & Wales,.
  6. [S1861] National for England & Wales,.

William Eden

M, #6546
ChartsThomas Featherstone cir 1763 England
     Y. Kent Database; Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2429

Robert Featherstone

M, #6547, d. before 1733
     Robert Featherstone married an unknown person. He died before 1733.1
     He lived at Maidstone, Kent, EnglandG.1 Kent Database; Y. Y. He was a gardener.1

Family

Child
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2430

Citations

  1. [S220] Webpage Patrimony Index (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mrawson/…) "unknown cd."

Robert Featherstone

M, #6548
Father*Robert Featherstone d. b 1733
     Robert Featherstone is the son of Robert Featherstone.
     Y. Kent Database; Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2431

Doris Lavinia Featherstone1

F, #6549, b. 19 June 1911, d. 3 February 1978
Father*Frank George Featherstone b. 20 Jul 1883, d. 6 Jun 1958
Mother*Kate Lavinia Ethell b. Mar 1889, d. 23 Nov 1978
     Doris Lavinia Featherstone was born on 19 June 1911 at EnglandG.2,3 She was born on 19 June 1911 at The Stream, Goudhurst, Kent, EnglandG.1,3 She was the daughter of Frank George Featherstone and Kate Lavinia Ethell. Doris Lavinia Featherstone was baptized on 30 July 1911 at St John the Baptist, Bredgar, Kent, EnglandG.1 She Her Birth was registered in the Milton district in the quarter of September 1911 Vol/Page at 2a.1982; as Doris L.4 She died on 3 February 1978. She was buried after 3 February 1978 at New Hope Cemetery, Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, CanadaG.3
     Kent Database; Y. Y.
Last Edited25 Oct 2016
ReferenceP2432

Citations

  1. [S1457] Baptism Transcript, St John The Baptist, Bredgar, Kent, unknown period "Parish Record Collection - Baptism Record
    Baptism Day:      30
    Baptism Month:      Jul
    Baptism Year:      1911
    Forename(s):      Doris Lavinia
    Surname:      Featherstone
    Relationship:      Daughter of
    Father's Forename:      Frank George
    Mother's Forename:      Kate Lavinia
    Birth Day:      19
    Birth Month:      Jun
    Birth Year:      1911
    Abode:      Laburnun Villa
    Parents's Occupation:      Wheelwright
    Place:      Bredgar
    County:      Kent
    Dedication St. John the Baptist
    Record Source:      Bredgar baptisms 1540-1911
    Kent FHS Ref:      3986
    Record source:      Kent Baptisms
    Data provider:      Kent Family History Society."
  2. [S2164] Unknown author 1921 Census Canada, Census Type: National, Census Place: see Citation "First name. Surname Place township. Parish. Province. Date of birth.Immigraion Date. Where born. Where Father born. relation. Occupation Vera Featherston Hespeler Town, Waterloo South, Ontario. 1918 OntarioEngland Daughter Dorie Featherston Hespeler Town, Waterloo South, Ontario 1912 1913England England Daughter Lana  Featherston Hespeler Town, Waterloo South, Ontario 1914 1913Ontario England Daughter Edna  Featherston Hespeler Town, Waterloo South, Ontario 1915 OntarioEngland Daughte Frank Featherston Hespeler Town, Waterloo South, Ontario 1876 1913England England Head cabinet maker Kate  Featherstone Hespeler CapitalWar , Ottawa, Ontario 1889 1913England England Wife."
  3. [S119] Various, memorial inscription, Frank C. FEATHERSTONE 1883-1958 New Hope Cemetery Street Address: 235 Cooper St Community: Hespeler Township: Waterloo Township Locality: Waterloo County Municipality: Cambridge Province: ON GPS: 43.428797,-80.297007 - See more at:http://www.geneofun.on.ca/cems/ON/… Photos courtesy of Gary Schumacher [2011]http://geneofun.on.ca/names/photo/81657 FEATHERSTONE In Loving Memory of Frank C. Featherstone July 20 1883- June 6 1958 His Beloved Wife Kate Lavinia Ethell Nov. 24 1888- Nov. 23 1978 Daughters Doris Lavinia June 19 1911- Feb. 3 1978 Edna Lilian Jan. 7 1915- Apr. 23 2005 Elsie Enid Infant Daughter Sept. 17 1919- July 12 1920.
  4. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), birth registration index Doris L Featherstone Sep 1911 Milton KEN 2a 1982 (mother's maiden name Ethell) (1837-2010).

Lillian Featherstone

F, #6550, b. September 1911
Father*George Featherstone b. Mar 1869
Mother*Alice Stotesbury b. 1875
     Lillian Featherstone Her Birth was registered in the Greenwich district in the quarter of September 1911 Vol/Page at 1d.1898.1 She is the daughter of George Featherstone and Alice Stotesbury.
     Kent Database; Y. Y.
Last Edited15 Dec 2014
ReferenceP2433

Citations

  1. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), birth registration index Lillian Featherstone Sep 1911 Greenwich KEN 1d 1898 mother's maiden name Stotesbury (1837-2010).

William Featherstone

M, #6551, b. circa 1821
     William Featherstone was born circa 1821 at Kent, EnglandG.1
     Y. Kent Database; Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2434

Citations

  1. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales,.

Robert Sleap1

M, #6552, b. circa 1831
     Robert Sleap was born circa 1831.1
     Robert Sleap was the head of household in the census on 3 April 1881 occupation was a printers smith and fitter living at 11 Royal Oak Walk, Hoxton, Middlesex, EnglandG.2
Last Edited23 Dec 2016
ReferenceP12309

Citations

  1. [S2384] Marriage Transcript, St Mark Old Street, unknown period "Marriage solemnized at the parish church in the parish of St Mark Old Street in the County of Middlesex
    March 1st 1874
    Robert Sleap 43 widower smith and fitter of St Mark Old Street father Charles Sleap carman
    Emma Spratt 44 widow of St Mark Old Street father John Featherstone farmer
    married in the parish church after banns
    both signed in the presence of Joseph Rowland and Sarah Rothwell x."
  2. [S1881] National for England & Wales, "1881 census RG11/394/58/50
    11 Royal Oak Walk, Hoxton, Middlesex
    Robert Sleap head M 49 printers smith and fitter Mddx, Islington
    Emma Sleap wife M 51 confectioner Queensborough deaf & dumb
    Jane Sleap daur 15 genl servant unemployed Middx, Shoreditch
    Eliza Sleap step daur 18 apprentice machinist Kent, Woolwich
    Caroline Sleap step daur 14 Chelsea
    Ann Sleap step mother W 87 Queenborough."

Betsy Featherstone

F, #6553, b. circa 1832
     Betsy Featherstone was born circa 1832 at Kent not, EnglandG.1
     Y. Kent Database; Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2436

Citations

  1. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales,.

John Featherstone

M, #6554, b. circa 1771
     John Featherstone was born circa 1771 at Kent, EnglandG.
     Y. Kent Database; Y.
Last Edited13 Nov 2014
ReferenceP2437

Charlotte Featherstone

F, #6555, b. circa 1801
Father*John Featherstone
     Charlotte Featherstone was born circa 1801 at Kent, EnglandG.1 She is the daughter of John Featherstone.
     Kent Database; Y. Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2438

Citations

  1. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales,.

William Featherstone

M, #6556, b. circa 1816, d. June 1881
Father*Thomas Featherstone b. c 1775, d. 1832
Mother*Sarah Cleveland b. c 1782, d. 9 Dec 1841
ChartsWilliam Feverstone m. 1698 Kent
     William Featherstone was born circa 1816 at Elham, Kent, EnglandG.1 He was the son of Thomas Featherstone and Sarah Cleveland. William Featherstone was baptized on 15 December 1816 at Elham, Kent, EnglandG; son of Thomas and Sarah Featherstone of Elham farmer.2 He married Ann Crouch on 19 November 1836 at St James, Dover, Kent, EnglandG.3,4 William Featherstone His death was registered in the Elham registration district in the quarter of June 1881 Vol./Page 2a.535.5
     He 1841 census HO107/477/23 (p9)
Bladbean, Elham, Kent
Sarah Featherstone F 60 farmer y
Harriet Featherstone F 15 y
James Crouch M 25 ag lab y
James Moody M 20 ag lab y
Nathan Fagg M 20 ag lab y

William Featherstone M 25 ag lab y
Ann Featherstone F 25 y
William Featherstone M 8 months y

Elizabeth Featherstone F 25 y
Adaline Featherstone F 8 y
Emma Featherstone F 6 y
Samuel Featherstone M 3 y
Ann Featherstone F 2 y

1851 census HO107/1633/9
6 Well Street, Elham, Kent
William Featherstone head M 35 baker employing 1 app Kent, Elham
Ann Featherstone wife M 36 Kent, Elham
William Featherstone son 10 scholar Kent, Elham
Mary G Featherstone dau 8 scholar Kent, Elham
Frances Featherstone dau 7 scholar Kent, Elham
Elizabeth Featherstone dau 5 scholar Kent, Elham
Ann C Featherstone dau 3 Kent, Elham
James J Featherstone son 1 Kent, Elham
Benjamin Bragg serv 12 baker apprentice Kent, Elham
Ellen Smith serv 14 house servant Kent, Elham

1861 census RG9/551/71/2
29 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent
William Fetherstone head Married M 45 Baker & Confectioner employing two men and one boy Elham, Kent
Ann Fetherstone Wife Married F 47 Elham, Kent
William Fetherstone son Unmarried M 20 Baker & Journeyman Elham, Kent
Mary Fetherstone dau F 18 Elham, Kent
Fanny Fetherstone dau F 17 Dressmaker Elham, Kent
Elizabeth Fetherstone dau F 15 Elham, Kent
James Fetherstone son M 11 scholar Elham, Kent
Henry Fetherstone son M 3 Folkestone, Kent
Sarah A Bragg Niece Unmarried F 16 Elham, Kent
John Strickland Servant Unmarried M 21 Baker Journeyman Aldington, Kent

1871 census RG10/1015/39/69
Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent
William Fetherstone head 54 M baker and confectioner Kent, Elham
Annie Fetherstone wife 56 M Kent, Elham
Thomas Kilham boarder U 23 elementary school teacher (Wesleyan) York, Rawcliffe
James Collier serv U 19 baker and confectioner Middlesex, London
Sarah Crouch serv U 21 general servant Kent, Elham
Sarah Morris U 18 general servant Kent, Burstead

1881 census RG11/1009/89/66
1 Priory Gardens, Folkestone, Kent
Mary G. Featherstone head U 38 lodging house keeper Elham, Kent
William Featherstone father W 64 retired baker Elham, Kent
Clara J. Babb visitor U 34 Devonport, Devon
Mary S. Mempes serv U 21 general servant Folkestone, Kent
Azemie Warne lodger W 68 Boulogne F, France

Death Registration Index William Fetherstone b. ABT 1817 d. Jun 1881 Elham KEN 2a.535. Y. Kent Database; Y. He lived in 1836 at Dover, Kent, EnglandG.6 He was the head of household in the Census on 6 June 1841 William Featherstone Occupation was a Ag Lab living at Bladbean, Elham, Kent, EnglandG.7 He was a agricultural labourer on 6 June 1841.7 He was the head of household in the census on on 30 March 1851 living at at 6 Well Street, Elham, Kent, EnglandG, occupation a baker employing 1 app.8 He was a baker employing 1 apprentice on 30 March 1851.1 As of 1861, William Featherstone was also known as William Fetherstone.9 He was a baker & confectioner employing two men and one boy on 7 April 1861.10 He was the head of household in the census on 7 April 1861 occupation Baker & Confectioner employing two men and one boy living at 29 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, EnglandG.10 He was a baker and confectioner on 2 April 1871.11 He was the head of household in the Census on 2 April 1871 William Featherstone Occupation was a baker and confectioner living at Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, EnglandG.11 He was enumerated as the Father of Mary Greenfield Fetherstone in the Census on 3 April 1881 Mary Greenfield Fetherstone Occupation was a lodging house keeper living at 1 Priory Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, EnglandG.12 William Featherstone was a retired baker on 3 April 1881.12 William Featherstone was aged 64 at death as of June 1881.5

Family

Ann Crouch b. c 1815, d. Jun 1875
Children
Last Edited13 Jan 2017
ReferenceP1584

Citations

  1. [S1851] National for England & Wales,.
  2. [S5] At church, parish registers.
  3. [S188] Unknown author, marriage licence, Wm Featherstone of St James Dover bachelor (22) and Ann Crouch of Elham spinster (23) were married at St James Dover 19 November 1836.
  4. [S32] Church, Canterbury Marriage Licences.
  5. [S3] As per use, death registration index, Collected Feb 2002.
  6. [S188] Unknown author, marriage licence.
  7. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales, "1841 census HO107/477/23 (p9)
    Bladbean, Elham, Kent
    Sarah Featherstone F 60 farmer y
    Harriet Featherstone F 15 y
    James Crouch M 25 ag lab y
    James Moody M 20 ag lab y
    Nathan Fagg M 20 ag lab y

    William Featherstone M 25 ag lab y
    Ann Featherstone F 25 y
    William Featherstone M 8 months y

    Elizabeth Featherstone F 25 y
    Adaline Featherstone F 8 y
    Emma Featherstone F 6 y
    Samuel Featherstone M 3 y
    Ann Featherstone F 2 y."
  8. [S1851] National for England & Wales, "1851 census HO107/1633/9
    6 Well Street, Elham, Kent
    William Featherstone head M 35 baker employing 1 app Kent, Elham
    Ann Featherstone wife M 36 Kent, Elham
    William Featherstone son 10 scholar Kent, Elham
    Mary G Featherstone dau 8 scholar Kent, Elham
    Frances Featherstone dau 7 scholar Kent, Elham
    Elizabeth Featherstone dau 5 scholar Kent, Elham
    Ann C Featherstone dau 3 Kent, Elham
    James J Featherstone son 1 Kent, Elham
    Benjamin Bragg serv 12 baker apprentice Kent, Elham
    Ellen Smith serv 14 house servant Kent, Elham."
  9. [S1861] National for England & Wales,.
  10. [S1861] National for England & Wales, "1861 census RG9/551/71/2
    29 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent
    William Fetherstone head Married M 45 Baker & Confectioner employing two men and one boy Elham, Kent
    Ann Fetherstone Wife Married F 47 Elham, Kent
    William Fetherstone son Unmarried M 20 Baker & Journeyman Elham, Kent
    Mary Fetherstone dau F 18 Elham, Kent
    Fanny Fetherstone dau F 17 Dressmaker Elham, Kent
    Elizabeth Fetherstone dau F 15 Elham, Kent
    James Fetherstone son M 11 scholar Elham, Kent
    Henry Fetherstone son M 3 Folkestone, Kent
    Sarah A Bragg Niece Unmarried F 16 Elham, Kent
    John Strickland Servant Unmarried M 21 Baker Journeyman Aldington, Kent."
  11. [S1871] 2009 Census filmed, unknown repository address, as per citation, 1871 census RG10/1015/39/69
    Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent
    William Fetherstone head 54 M baker and confectioner Kent, Elham
    Annie Fetherstone wife 56 M Kent, Elham
    Thomas Kilham boarder U 23 elementary school teacher (Wesleyan) York, Rawcliffe
    James Collier serv U 19 baker and confectioner Middlesex, London
    Sarah Crouch serv U 21 general servant Kent, Elham
    Sarah Morris U 18 general servant Kent, Burstead.
  12. [S1881] National for England & Wales,.
  13. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), birth registration index George Fetherstone Dec 1837 Elham KEN 5 121
    mother's maiden name Crouch (1837-2010).
  14. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), Taken from Family Records Centre Birth index
    31.12.1997. birth registration index Sarah Ann Green Fetherstone Sep 1839 Elham KEN 5.133 (1837-2010).
  15. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), birth registration index Henry Fetherstone Mar 1853 Elham KEN 2a 651
    mother's maiden surname Crouch (1837-2010).

Ann Crouch

F, #6557, b. circa 1815, d. June 1875
ChartsWilliam Feverstone m. 1698 Kent
     Ann Crouch was born circa 1815 at Elham, Kent, EnglandG.1 She married William Featherstone, son of Thomas Featherstone and Sarah Cleveland, on 19 November 1836 at St James, Dover, Kent, EnglandG.2,3 Ann Crouch Her death was registered in the Elham registration district in the quarter of June 1875 Vol./Page 2a.568.4
     Y. Kent Database; Y. She possible death from indexes Ann Fetherstone c 1814 Jun 1875 Elham KEN 2a.568. She lived in 1836 at Elham, Kent, EnglandG.5 As of 19 November 1836,her married name was Featherstone. She was enumerated in the household of William Featherstone in the Census on 6 June 1841 William Featherstone Occupation was Ag Lab living at Bladbean, Elham, Kent, EnglandG.6 Ann Featherstone wasenumerated as the Wife of William Featherstone in the Census on 30 March 1851 William Featherstone Occupation was a baker employing 1 app. living at 6 Well Street, Elham, Kent, EnglandG.7 As of 1861, Ann Crouch was also known as Ann Fetherstone.4,8 She wasenumerated as the Wife of William Fetherstone in the Census on 7 April 1861 William Fetherstone Occupation was a Baker & Confectioner employing two men and one boy living at 29 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, EnglandG. Also present Sarah Bragg Niece aged 16.9 Ann Fetherstone was enumerated as the wife of William Featherstone in the Census on 2 April 1871 William Featherstone Occupation was a baker and confectioner living at Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, EnglandG.10 Ann Crouch was aged 61 at death as of June 1875.4

Family

William Featherstone b. c 1816, d. Jun 1881
Children
Last Edited21 Dec 2016
ReferenceP523

Citations

  1. [S1851] National for England & Wales,.
  2. [S188] Unknown author, marriage licence, Wm Featherstone of St James Dover bachelor (22) and Ann Crouch of Elham spinster (23) were married at St James Dover 19 November 1836.
  3. [S32] Church, Canterbury Marriage Licences.
  4. [S3] As per use, death registration index, collect Feb 2002.
  5. [S2] As per use, Index of Marriage as per use (1837-1965).
  6. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales, "1841 census HO107/477/23 (p9)
    Bladbean, Elham, Kent
    Sarah Featherstone F 60 farmer y
    Harriet Featherstone F 15 y
    James Crouch M 25 ag lab y
    James Moody M 20 ag lab y
    Nathan Fagg M 20 ag lab y

    William Featherstone M 25 ag lab y
    Ann Featherstone F 25 y
    William Featherstone M 8 months y

    Elizabeth Featherstone F 25 y
    Adaline Featherstone F 8 y
    Emma Featherstone F 6 y
    Samuel Featherstone M 3 y
    Ann Featherstone F 2 y."
  7. [S1851] National for England & Wales, "1851 census HO107/1633/9
    6 Well Street, Elham, Kent
    William Featherstone head M 35 baker employing 1 app Kent, Elham
    Ann Featherstone wife M 36 Kent, Elham
    William Featherstone son 10 scholar Kent, Elham
    Mary G Featherstone dau 8 scholar Kent, Elham
    Frances Featherstone dau 7 scholar Kent, Elham
    Elizabeth Featherstone dau 5 scholar Kent, Elham
    Ann C Featherstone dau 3 Kent, Elham
    James J Featherstone son 1 Kent, Elham
    Benjamin Bragg serv 12 baker apprentice Kent, Elham
    Ellen Smith serv 14 house servant Kent, Elham."
  8. [S1861] National for England & Wales,.
  9. [S1861] National for England & Wales, "1861 census RG9/551/71/2
    29 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent
    William Fetherstone head Married M 45 Baker & Confectioner employing two men and one boy Elham, Kent
    Ann Fetherstone Wife Married F 47 Elham, Kent
    William Fetherstone son Unmarried M 20 Baker & Journeyman Elham, Kent
    Mary Fetherstone dau F 18 Elham, Kent
    Fanny Fetherstone dau F 17 Dressmaker Elham, Kent
    Elizabeth Fetherstone dau F 15 Elham, Kent
    James Fetherstone son M 11 scholar Elham, Kent
    Henry Fetherstone son M 3 Folkestone, Kent
    Sarah A Bragg Niece Unmarried F 16 Elham, Kent
    John Strickland Servant Unmarried M 21 Baker Journeyman Aldington, Kent."
  10. [S1871] 2009 Census filmed, unknown repository address, as per citation, 1871 census RG10/1015/39/69
    Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent
    William Fetherstone head 54 M baker and confectioner Kent, Elham
    Annie Fetherstone wife 56 M Kent, Elham
    Thomas Kilham boarder U 23 elementary school teacher (Wesleyan) York, Rawcliffe
    James Collier serv U 19 baker and confectioner Middlesex, London
    Sarah Crouch serv U 21 general servant Kent, Elham
    Sarah Morris U 18 general servant Kent, Burstead.
  11. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), birth registration index George Fetherstone Dec 1837 Elham KEN 5 121
    mother's maiden name Crouch (1837-2010).
  12. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), Taken from Family Records Centre Birth index
    31.12.1997. birth registration index Sarah Ann Green Fetherstone Sep 1839 Elham KEN 5.133 (1837-2010).
  13. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), birth registration index Henry Fetherstone Mar 1853 Elham KEN 2a 651
    mother's maiden surname Crouch (1837-2010).

Elizabeth Ellen

F, #6558, b. circa 1831
Father*Valentine Ellen b. c 1803, d. Dec 1873
Mother*Sarah Fetherstone b. c 1808, d. c Jun 1850
ChartsWilliam Feverstone m. 1698 Kent
     Elizabeth Ellen was born circa 1831 at Kent, EnglandG.1 She is the daughter of Valentine Ellen and Sarah Fetherstone.
     Kent Database; Y. Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2441

Citations

  1. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales,.

Emily M Ellen

F, #6559, b. circa 1833
Father*Valentine Ellen b. c 1803, d. Dec 1873
Mother*Sarah Fetherstone b. c 1808, d. c Jun 1850
ChartsWilliam Feverstone m. 1698 Kent
     Emily M Ellen was born circa 1833 at Kent, EnglandG.1 She is the daughter of Valentine Ellen and Sarah Fetherstone.
     Kent Database; Y. Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2442

Citations

  1. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales,.

William Ellen

M, #6560, b. 15 June 1835, d. 9 May 1877
Father*Valentine Ellen b. c 1803, d. Dec 1873
Mother*Sarah Fetherstone b. c 1808, d. c Jun 1850
ChartsWilliam Feverstone m. 1698 Kent
     William Ellen was born on 15 June 1835 at Elham, Kent, EnglandG.1,2,3 He was the son of Valentine Ellen and Sarah Fetherstone. William Ellen died on 9 May 1877 at Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New ZealandG.3
     Y. He 1861 census RG9/553/14/21
Dane Farm, Bladbean, Kent
William Ellen head Married M 26 agricultural labourer Elham, Kent
Susanna Ellen Wife Married F 29 Bishops..., Kent
Valentine Ellen son M 1 Upper Hardres, Kent
George A Ellen son M 0 Elham, Kent.
Kent Database; Y. He lived in 1861 at Dane Farm, Bladbean, Kent, EnglandG.2 He was a agricultural labourer on 7 April 1861.2
Last Edited21 Nov 2013
ReferenceP2443

Citations

  1. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales,.
  2. [S1861] National for England & Wales,.
  3. [S852] Website My Heritage (http://www.myheritage.com/) "In ARGYLE Web Site ARGYLE (Join) Site manager: [Australia] [PremiumPlus member] Graham Le Breton
    William Ellen
    1835 - 1877
    Birth
    June 15 1835
    Elham, Kent, England
    Death
    May 9 1877
    Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand."

Adelane Ellen

F, #6561, b. circa 1837
Father*Valentine Ellen b. c 1803, d. Dec 1873
Mother*Sarah Fetherstone b. c 1808, d. c Jun 1850
ChartsWilliam Feverstone m. 1698 Kent
     Adelane Ellen was born circa 1837 at Kent, EnglandG.1 She is the daughter of Valentine Ellen and Sarah Fetherstone.
     Kent Database; Y. Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2444

Citations

  1. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales,.

Caroline Ellen

F, #6562, b. circa 1839
Father*Valentine Ellen b. c 1803, d. Dec 1873
Mother*Sarah Fetherstone b. c 1808, d. c Jun 1850
ChartsWilliam Feverstone m. 1698 Kent
     Caroline Ellen was born circa 1839 at Elham, Kent, EnglandG.1,2 She is the daughter of Valentine Ellen and Sarah Fetherstone.
     Kent Database; Y. Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2445

Citations

  1. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales,.
  2. [S1871] 2009 Census filmed, unknown repository address, as per citation.

Valentine Ellen

M, #6563, b. 1841
Father*Valentine Ellen b. c 1803, d. Dec 1873
Mother*Sarah Fetherstone b. c 1808, d. c Jun 1850
ChartsWilliam Feverstone m. 1698 Kent
     Valentine Ellen was born in 1841 at Elham, Kent, EnglandG.1,2 He was the son of Valentine Ellen and Sarah Fetherstone.
     Y. Valentine Ellen possibly Valentine Ellen
birth registration index Valentine Ellen Mar 1841 Elham KEN 5 155

1871 census RG10/1018/43/7
Mochbeggar, Lyminge, Kent household of John Chaplin farmer of 320 acres
Valentine Ellen serv U 30 farm servant Kent, Bradbourne. Kent Database; Y. He lived on 2 April 1871 at Mochbeggar, Lyminge, Kent, EnglandG, household of John Chaplin farmer of 320 acres.3 He was a farm servant on 2 April 1871.3
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2446

Citations

  1. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales,.
  2. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), (Mar 1841 Elham KEN 5 155) (1837-2010).
  3. [S1871] 2009 Census filmed, unknown repository address, as per citation.

Sarah Cleveland

F, #6564, b. circa 1782, d. 9 December 1841
ChartsWilliam Feverstone m. 1698 Kent
     Sarah Cleveland was born circa 1782 at Kent, EnglandG.1 She married Thomas Featherstone, son of Robert Fetherstone and Mary Austin, on 12 October 1805 at Barham, Kent, EnglandG; Thomas Featherstone - of Barham - to - Sarah CLEVELAND - of Barham - By Banns - 12 October 1805.2 Sarah Cleveland died on 9 December 1841 at Elham, Kent, EnglandG, aged aged 59.3,4 She was buried on 14 December 1841 at Elham, Kent, EnglandG, age 59 years.3
     Kent Database; Y. She 1841 census HO107/477/23 (p9)
Bladbean, Elham, Kent
Valentine Ellen M 35 ag lab y
Sarah Ellen F 30 y (Sarah Featherstone married Valentine Ellen at Elham 15 June 1828)
Sarah Ellen F 12 y
Elizabeth Ellen F 10 y
Emily Ellen F 8 y
William Ellen M 6 y
Adeline Ellen F 4 y
Caroline Ellen F 2 y
N.K. Ellen M age 1 month y

Sarah Featherstone F 60 farmer y
Harriet Featherstone F 15 y
James Crouch M 25 ag lab y *
James Moody M 20 ag lab y
Nathan Fagg M 20 ag lab y

William Featherstone M 25 ag lab y
Ann Featherstone F 25 y * Ann Crouch of Elham married William Featherstone 19 November 1836 at Dover
William Featherstone M 8 months y

Elizabeth Featherstone F 25 y
Adaline Featherstone F 8 y
Emma Featherstone F 6 y
Samuel Featherstone M 3 y
Ann Featherstone F 2 y. Y. As of 12 October 1805,her married name was Featherstone. She lived in 1841 at Bladbean, Elham, Kent, EnglandG.1 She was a farmer on 6 June 1841.1

Family

Thomas Featherstone b. c 1775, d. 1832
Children
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2447

Citations

  1. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales,.
  2. [S5] At church, parish registers.
  3. [S148] Unknown author, bishop's transcripts.
  4. [S1219] Alison Krohn, "Alison Krohn," e-mail to W. Paul Featherstone, 2012, Also have death details for Sarah Featherstone, nee Cleveland (I 16738)
    died 9th December 1841, parish of Elham, Kent, aged 59 years, widow
    (natural death, notified by coroner).

Harriot Featherstone

F, #6565, b. circa 1826
Father*Thomas Featherstone b. c 1775, d. 1832
Mother*Sarah Cleveland b. c 1782, d. 9 Dec 1841
ChartsWilliam Feverstone m. 1698 Kent
     Harriot Featherstone was born circa 1826 at Kent, EnglandG.1 She is the daughter of Thomas Featherstone and Sarah Cleveland.
     Kent Database; Y. Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2448

Citations

  1. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales,.

George White Featherstone

M, #6566, b. circa 1825, d. March 1841
Father*Thomas Featherstone b. c 1775, d. 1832
Mother*Sarah Cleveland b. c 1782, d. 9 Dec 1841
ChartsWilliam Feverstone m. 1698 Kent
     George White Featherstone was born circa 1825 at Elham, Kent, EnglandG. He was the son of Thomas Featherstone and Sarah Cleveland. George White Featherstone was baptized on 18 December 1825 at Elham, Kent, EnglandG; son of Thomas and Sarah Featherstone farmer.1 He His death was registered in the Elham registration district in the quarter of March 1841 Vol./Page 5.111.2
     Kent Database; Y. Y. As of 1841, George White Featherstone was also known as George Featherstone.2 He The only death of a Featherstone at Elham in the indexes is George Featherstone Mar 1841 Elham KEN 5.111 if he isn't George White then who is he?
Think this is incorrect as this Burial fits
Parish Records Collection 1538-2005 burial
Forenames:      George
Surname:      Featherstone
Burial Date Day:      21
Burial Date Month :      Feb
Burial Date Year:      1841
Parish :      Elham
County:      Kent
Age at death as supplied:      3
Age at Death (number):      3
Calculated Date of Birth:      1838
Abode:      Elham
Notes:      
Record source:      East Kent Burial Index 1813-1841
Data provider:      Dr David Wright in March 1841.
Last Edited7 Jan 2017
ReferenceP2449

Citations

  1. [S5] At church, parish registers.
  2. [S3] As per use, death registration index, Taken from NRO Death Index.

Harry Featherstone

M, #6567
     Y. Kent Database; Y.

Family

Child
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP2447

Adaline Featherstone

F, #6568, b. before 6 March 1832
Father*Thomas Featherstone1
Mother*Elizabeth Castle1
ChartsWilliam Feverstone m. 1698 Kent
     Adaline Featherstone was born before 6 March 1832 at Boughton, Kent, EnglandG.2,3,1 She was baptized on 6 March 1832 at St's Peter & Paul, Upper Hardres, Kent, EnglandG.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Featherstone and Elizabeth Castle.1 Adaline Featherstone and James Ashburn marriage was registered in Faversham district Vol/Page 5.255 in the quarter of June 1851.4 Adaline Featherstone married James Ashburn on 2 June 1851 at St Peter & Paul Parish Church, Boughton Under Blean, Kent, EnglandG; Marriage registration index Jun 1851 Faversham KEN 5 255
Adeline Featherstone and James Ashburn

Copy of Entry in the Parish register of St Peter & Paul 1851
Marriage Solemized at the Parish Church of Boughton under Blean
Entry number 128. 2nd June 1851
James Ashburn of full age a Widower, Bricklayer of Boughton under Blean. Father William Ashburn a bricklayer.
To
Adeline Fetherstone of full age a spinster of Boughton under Blean, Father Thomas Fetherstone a labourer.
After Banns by Thomas Nunn Curate.
Both Signed
Witnesses Richard Harris, George Hilles?? Boulder??
Note that some one changed the name in the register to Featherstone.5

     Kent Database; Y. Y. Adaline Featherstone was enumerated as a visitor in the Census on 30 March 1851 Sarah Comforth head of household widow, washerwoman. living at Bull Lane, Village Boughton, Canterbury, Kent, EnglandG.6 As of 2 June 1851,her married name was Ashburn.5

Family

James Ashburn b. c 1825
Children
Last Edited25 Feb 2017
ReferenceP2451

Citations

  1. [S1454] Image Baptism, Baptism Register St Peter & St Paul Upper, Hardres, unknown period "Parish Record Collection - Baptism Record
    Day:      6
    Month:      Feb
    Year:      1832
    Forename(s):      Adeline
    Surname:      Featherstone
    Father's Forename(s):      Thomas- a Farmer
    Mother's Forename(s):      Elizabeth
    Mother's Surname:      
    Birth Day:      
    Birth Month:      
    Birth Year:      
    Place:      Upper Hardres, SS Peter & Paul
    County:      Kent
    Archive Reference:      U3/114 Page 23 entry Number 184
    Year Range:      1813-1923
    Record source:      Canterbury Baptisms - Transcripts
    Data provider:      Canterbury Cathedral Archives."
  2. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales,.
  3. [S1851] National for England & Wales,.
  4. [S2] As per use, Index of Marriage as per use (1837-1965).
  5. [S12] Marriage certificate.
  6. [S1851] National for England & Wales, "1851 census HO107/1626/95/34
    Bull Lane, Village, Boughton, Canterbury, Kent
    Sarah Comforth head wid 73 charwoman Sussex Steyning
    Adaline Featherstone visitor U 22 Kent, Boughton
    Emma? Ashbourne grandau U 2 Kent, Boughton.
    "

Emma Featherstone

F, #6569, b. 2 February 1834
Father*Thomas Featherstone
Mother*Elizabeth Castle
ChartsWilliam Feverstone m. 1698 Kent
     Emma Featherstone was born before 2 February 1834 at Elham, Kent, EnglandG.1 She was baptized on 2 February 1834 at St Mary The Virgin, Elham, Kent, EnglandG.2,3,1 She was the daughter of Thomas Featherstone and Elizabeth Castle.
     Y. Kent Database; Y. Emma Featherstone was a house servant on 30 March 1851.3 She was enumerated as a servant in the Census on 30 March 1851 Head of household of John Chaplin, farmer. Emma was a General servant. living at Mockbeggar, Lyminge, Kent, EnglandG.4
Last Edited25 Feb 2017
ReferenceP2452

Citations

  1. [S1521] Image Baptism, St Mary The Virgin, Elham, unknown period "Parish Record Collection - Baptism Record
    Day:      2
    Month:      Feb
    Year:      1834
    Forename(s):      Emma
    Surname:      Featherstone
    Father's Forename(s):      Thomas, Labourer of Elham
    Mother's Forename(s):      Elizabeth
    Mother's Surname:      
    Birth Day:      
    Birth Month:      
    Birth Year:      
    Place:      Elham, St Mary the Virgin
    County:      Kent
    Archive Reference:      U3/32/1/5 Page 106 Entry 845
    Year Range:      1813-1865
    Record source:      Canterbury Baptisms - Transcripts
    Data provider:      Canterbury Cathedral Archives."
  2. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales,.
  3. [S1851] National for England & Wales,.
  4. [S1851] National for England & Wales, "1851 Census for HO107/1633/385/7
    Mockbeggar, Lyminge, Kent
    household of John Chaplin, farmer includes
    Emma Fetherstone serv U 17 general servant Kent, Elham,."

Thomas Featherstone

M, #6570, b. circa 1775, d. 1832
Father*Robert Fetherstone b. c 1750, d. 8 Dec 1835
Mother*Mary Austin b. c 1747, d. 1823
ChartsWilliam Feverstone m. 1698 Kent
     Thomas Featherstone was born circa 1775 at Hastingleigh, Kent, EnglandG. He was the son of Robert Fetherstone and Mary Austin. Thomas Featherstone was baptized on 1 October 1775 at Hastingleigh, Kent, EnglandG.1 He married Sarah Cleveland on 12 October 1805 at Barham, Kent, EnglandG; Thomas Featherstone - of Barham - to - Sarah CLEVELAND - of Barham - By Banns - 12 October 1805.1 Thomas Featherstone died in 1832 at Elham, Kent, EnglandG.2 He was buried on 2 December 1832 at Elham, Kent, EnglandG, age 57 years.2
     Y. Kent Database; Y. He Hastingleigh Parish Church 1 Oct 1775 Thomas Feverton son of Robert & Mary Feverton

Elham U3/32/1/1
Baptisms
1813 May 23rd Martha Elizabeth d/o Thomas and Sarah Featherstone (nee Cleveland) Bladbean Elham Farmer
1815 July 30 Ann d/o Thomas & Sarah Featherstone Elham Farmer
1816 Dec 15 William s/o Thomas & Sarah Featherstone Elham Farmer
1820 November 12 John s/o Thomas & Sarah Featherstone Elham Farmer
1825 Dec 18 George White s/o Thomas & Sarah Featherstone Farmer
1827 Dec 17 H ??? s/o Sarah Fetherstone Elham
1835 June 21 Thomas s/o Thomas & Elizabeth Featherstone Elham Publican

It only gave the maiden name for Martha's entry. Hope you find this useful.

will (PRC17/109/122 Kent County Council East Kent Archives Centre, Dover)
This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Fetherstone of Bladbean in the Parish of Elham in the County of Kent Yeoman. First I direct all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid by my executors hereinafter named as soon after my decease as it may be convenient for them to do so. I give and bequeath all my household goods furniture plate linen china farming stock and implements of husbandry goods chattels money securities for money and all my other personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever of or to which I shall be purposed? or entitled at the time of my decease unto my wife Sarah for and during the term of her natural life or so long as shall continue my widow and unmarried with full power to carry on my present business as long as she shall think proper and from and immediately after the decease or next marriage which shall first happen of my said wife I give and bequeath the same unto my eight children, viz Mary the wife of William Knott, Sarah the wife of Valentine Ellen, Thomas, Martha Elizabeth, Ann, William, John and George White to be divided between them in equal shares and proportions and to their respective executors administrators and ???? I appoint my said wife and my brother William Fetherstone of the parish of Barham in the said county yeoman executors of this my will in witness thereof I the said Thomas Fetherstone the testator have to this my last will and testament in one sheet of paper contained set my hand and seal this eleventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two the mark x and seal of Thomas Fetherstone.
The writing contained in this sheet of paper was signed and sealed by the above named Thomas Fetherstone and by him published and declared as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names in his presence and in the presence of each other Willm Wood clerk to W Saulley Canterbury, William White victualler Canterbury Thos Holines farmer Lower Hardress

The before registered will of Thomas Fetherstone deceased was proved the fourth day of May 1833 before the Reverend John Spechy? Francis clerk surrogate to the worshipful Herbert Jenner Knight doctor of laws Official general to the Reverend the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oathes of Sarah Fetherstone widow the relict and William Fetherstone brother of the deceased the executors named in the said will they being first sworn duly to perform the same. He lived in 1813 at Bladbean, Elham, Kent, EnglandG.1 He was a farmer in 1813.1 He was a yeoman in 1832.3 He lived in 1833 at Bladbean, Elham, Kent, EnglandG.3

Family

Sarah Cleveland b. c 1782, d. 9 Dec 1841
Children
Last Edited25 Mar 2017
ReferenceP2453

Citations

  1. [S5] At church, parish registers.
  2. [S148] Unknown author, bishop's transcripts.
  3. [S162] Unknown author, Will of Thomas Fetherston of Bladbean, Elham, Kent.