Margaret Featherston1

F, #23642, b. 9 July 1814, d. 1837
Father*Thomas Featherston1 b. 5 Apr 1766, d. 1856
Mother*Jane Earl1 b. 1779
     Margaret Featherston was born on 9 July 1814 at Collingwood Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, EnglandG.2,3 She was the daughter of Thomas Featherston and Jane Earl.1 Margaret Featherston was baptized on 5 September 1814 at St John, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, EnglandG.2 She died in 1837.3 She was buried on 5 May 1837 at Newcastle General Cemetery, Newcastle, Northumberland, EnglandG.4 Her estate was probated on 28 August 1837 at Durham, Co Durham, EnglandG.5
     She left a will on 2 April 1837; 804 Margaret Featherston Durham 1837

From the Original in Durham University Archives and Library

This is the last will and testament of me Margaret Featherston of Cotfield House in the county of Durham spinster First I order and direct all my just debts the cost of proving this my will and other incidental charges to be fully paid and satisfied by my executrix hereinafter named Also I give and bequeath unto my dear Father the legacy or sum of two hundred pounds To my brother Isaac Earl Featherston the legacy or sum of four hundred pounds To my sister Jane Featherston the legacy or sum of two hundred pounds And to William Muschamp the legacy or sum of one hundred pounds to be paid to them respectively within twelve calender months next after my decease. Also I give devise and bequeath all the real and all the singular the rest and residue of the personal estate of what nature or kind soever the same may be of which I am possessed or entitled to either in possession reversion remainder or expecting and over which I possess my right or power of dispositions unto my dear mother Jane Featherston her heirs executors administrators and assigns to and for her own absolute use and benefit independently of her present or any after taken husband or husbands and so and in such manner that the same shall not be subject or liable to his debts or control or engagements And I do hereby declare that the receipt or receipts of my said dear mother not withstanding her coverture shall be good and sufficient discharges to all and every person and persons whomsoever for any monies or other effects to be received by her And of this my last will and testament I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said dear mother Jane Featherston sole executrix hereby making all former or other wills by me at any time heretofore made and declaring this only to be and contain my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 22nd day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty seven Margaret Featherston

Signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix Margaret Featherston as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Thomas Featherston Junr ? Elizabeth Weightman Mary Guthrie Twenty second of April 1837

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

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 traveling 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 practiced 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 would lie in acting as Secretary to my Husband'. But she went on to observe that Featherston 'has rather antiquated ideas about 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'.

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 16 December 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
© Crown Copyright 1990-2005. Published by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Wellington, New Zealand. All rights reserved.

Life and recollections of a New Zealand colonist by Charles Rooking Carter Volume III p233-234

Mr J. Morrison was an efficient officer, but one who liked the pay better than the work, and who aspired to be "A.G."...

During the first part of the Doctor's [Featherston] term of office as Agent-General he lived at Croyden, ten miles from London. He resided there for twelve months, at the end of which, in the autumn of 1872, he removed his family to Boulougne, and afterwards went over to spend Christmas Day with them. On his return to London the next day he looked ill, and told me he felt very unwell, and continued getting worse till New Year's day, 1873, when he was confined to his apartment which he had furnished as a bedroom, adjoining his office. Soon after this, his condition became daily more critical. While in bed he dictated a telegram to his daughter Fanny, at Ashford in Kent. It was to the effect that he was ill, suffering acute pain, and wished her to come up as soon as she could to see him, and also to go with me to take a house. After this I found a suitable residence in Colville Gardens, Bayswater: still he remained seriously ill at the offices. The late London Agent for the NZ Government, Mr John Morrison, was still with us at a salary of £600 a-year, and the medical adviser of the Agent-General used to come every morning to his patient at the offices.
One morning the Agent-General was worse than usual, and myself and Mr Morrison waited the coming of his medical attendant with unusual anxiety. He came, saw Dr Featherston, and came into the room where we were, and reported that his patient was dangerously ill, and that he might not be able to continue to sign cheques. This was an official duty that the Agent-General, I knew, was most unwilling to delegate to any one else. His medical adviser left, and Mr M.and myself were left
to ponder over the situation. He thought the Agent-General might not recover, and in the midst of our consultation, he suddenly exclaimed:- "Carter, the business of the office must not be stopped, somebody must stand in the breach: I will do it, and the Colony will back me up!" He was ready to sign cheques and quickly step into a dead man's shoes. But the Doctor did not die; he began to recover, and soon after a telegram arrived from the Colony, saying that Mr Morrison's services were to be
dispensed with; and so ended his connection with the office and with New Zealand - out of which he had made a large fortune. She left a will on 22 April 1837 at Cotfield House, Co Durham, England.6,1
Last Edited26 Aug 2016

Citations

  1. [S14] Unknown author, Will, 804 Margaret Featherston Durham 1837

    From the Original in Durham University Archives and Library

    This is the last will and testament of me Margaret Featherston of Cotfield House in the county of Durham spinster First I order and direct all my just debts the cost of proving this my will and other incidental charges to be fully paid and satisfied by my executrix hereinafter named Also I give and bequeath unto my dear Father the legacy or sum of two hundred pounds To my brother Isaac Earl Featherston the legacy or sum of four hundred pounds To my sister Jane Featherston the legacy or sum of two hundred pounds And to William Muschamp the legacy or sum of one hundred pounds to be paid to them respectively within twelve calender months next after my decease. Also I give devise and bequeath all the real and all the singular the rest and residue of the personal estate of what nature or kind soever the same may be of which I am possessed or entitled to either in possession reversion remainder or expecting and over which I possess my right or power of dispositions unto my dear mother Jane Featherston her heirs executors administrators and assigns to and for her own absolute use and benefit independently of her present or any after taken husband or husbands and so and in such manner that the same shall not be subject or liable to his debts or control or engagements And I do hereby declare that the receipt or receipts of my said dear mother not withstanding her coverture shall be good and sufficient discharges to all and every person and persons whomsoever for any monies or other effects to be received by her And of this my last will and testament I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said dear mother Jane Featherston sole executrix hereby making all former or other wills by me at any time heretofore made and declaring this only to be and contain my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 22nd day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty seven Margaret Featherston

    Signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix Margaret Featherston as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Thomas Featherston Junr ? Elizabeth Weightman Mary Guthrie Twenty second of April 1837.
  2. [S2236] Baptism Transcript, St John's, unknown period "Baptisms, Newcastle District - Record Number: 1203961.0
    Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland
    Church: St. John
    Denomination: Anglican
    5 Sep 1814 Margaret Featherston of Collingwood Street, daughter of Thomas (grocer) & Jane Featherston."
  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. [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. "Died unmarried. Buried 5 May 1837 at Newcastle General Cemetery from Cotfield House, Gateshead, aged 22."
  5. [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 Commissioner 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.
  6. [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.

Samuel Featherstone1

M, #23643, b. circa 1759
ChartsSamuel cir 1759 Nottinghamshire
     Samuel Featherstone was born circa 1759.1 He married Sarah (Unknown) before 15 September 1780.2,1

Family

Sarah (Unknown) b. c 1759
Children
Last Edited11 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      George
    Last name      Featherstone
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1798
    Baptism date      11 May 1798
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherstone
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherstone
    Residence      Mansfield Woodhouse
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."
  2. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      Hannah
    Last name      Featherston
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1780
    Baptism date      15 Sep 1780
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherston
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherston
    Residence      Market Warsop
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."
  3. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      John
    Last name      Featherston
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1783
    Baptism date      19 Jul 1783
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherston
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherston
    Residence      Market Warsop
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."
  4. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      Samuel
    Last name      Featherston
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1785
    Baptism date      09 Dec 1785
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherston
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherston
    Residence      Mansfield Woodhouse
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."
  5. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      Sarah
    Last name      Featherston
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1790
    Baptism date      11 Apr 1790
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherston
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherston
    Residence      Mansfield Woodhouse
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."
  6. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      John
    Last name      Featherston
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1792
    Baptism date      22 Jul 1792
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherston
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherston
    Residence      Mansfield Woodhouse
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."
  7. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      Mary
    Last name      Featherstone
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1794
    Baptism date      05 Aug 1794
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherstone
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherstone
    Residence      Mansfield Woodhouse
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."
  8. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      William
    Last name      Featherston
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1788
    Baptism date      06 Apr 1788
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherston
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherston
    Residence      Mansfield Woodhouse
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."

Sarah (Unknown)1

F, #23644, b. circa 1759
ChartsSamuel cir 1759 Nottinghamshire
     Sarah (Unknown) was born circa 1759.2,1 She married Samuel Featherstone before 15 September 1780.2,1
     As of before 11 May 1798,her married name was Featherstone.1

Family

Samuel Featherstone b. c 1759
Children
Last Edited11 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      George
    Last name      Featherstone
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1798
    Baptism date      11 May 1798
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherstone
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherstone
    Residence      Mansfield Woodhouse
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."
  2. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      Hannah
    Last name      Featherston
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1780
    Baptism date      15 Sep 1780
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherston
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherston
    Residence      Market Warsop
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."
  3. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      John
    Last name      Featherston
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1783
    Baptism date      19 Jul 1783
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherston
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherston
    Residence      Market Warsop
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."
  4. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      Samuel
    Last name      Featherston
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1785
    Baptism date      09 Dec 1785
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherston
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherston
    Residence      Mansfield Woodhouse
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."
  5. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      Sarah
    Last name      Featherston
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1790
    Baptism date      11 Apr 1790
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherston
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherston
    Residence      Mansfield Woodhouse
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."
  6. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      John
    Last name      Featherston
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1792
    Baptism date      22 Jul 1792
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherston
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherston
    Residence      Mansfield Woodhouse
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."
  7. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      Mary
    Last name      Featherstone
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1794
    Baptism date      05 Aug 1794
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherstone
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherstone
    Residence      Mansfield Woodhouse
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."
  8. [S931] Webpage findmypast.co.uk (http://www.findmypast.co.uk) "Nottinghamshire baptisms Transcription
    First name(s)      William
    Last name      Featherston
    Birth year      -
    Baptism year      1788
    Baptism date      06 Apr 1788
    Denomination      Anglican
    Church      SS Peter & Paul
    Baptism place      Warsop
    Father's first name(s)      Samuel
    Father's last name      Featherston
    Mother's first name(s)      Sarah
    Mother's last name      Featherston
    Residence      Mansfield Woodhouse
    County      Nottinghamshire
    Country      England."

(Unknown) Featherstone

M, #23645
     Kent Database; Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013

(Unknown) Featherstone1

M, #23646
     Kent Database; Y.

Family

Mary (Unknown) b. c 1861
Last Edited20 Mar 2013

Citations

  1. [S1901] 31.3.1901 Census filmed, unknown repository address, as per citation, 1901 census RG13/728/114/35
    25 Railway Street, Chatham, Kent
    Ernest E Townley head M 42 dentist Hants, Portsmouth
    Florence J Townley wife M 37 Kent, Sandgate
    Florence M Townley dau 14 London
    Clara Townley dau 13 London
    Sydney Townley son 7 Kent, Chatham
    Frank Townley son 5 Kent, Chatham
    Madge Townley dau 3 Kent, Chatham
    Dorothy Townley dau 3mo Kent, Chatham
    Mary Featherstone Servant M 40 domestic (general Servant) London, Hammersmith.

(Unknown) Featherstone1

M, #23647
     Kent Database; Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013

Citations

  1. [S879] W. P Featherstone, "Estimation."

(Unknown) Featherstone1

M, #23648
     Kent Database; Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013

Citations

  1. [S1841] Census filmed for England & Wales, "1841 census HO107/1056/2/40/32
    Grove Place, Brixton Road, Kennington, Surrey
    Sarah Fetherstone 60 Ind N
    Catherine Fetherstone 20 Ind N
    Henry Green 4 y
    Louisa 2 y."

(Unknown) Featherstone

M, #23649
     Kent Database; Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013

Mary Ann Adams1

F, #23650, b. circa 1856, d. September 1904
Father*Charles Adams1
     Mary Ann Adams was born circa 1856 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, EnglandG.2,1 She was the daughter of Charles Adams.1 Mary Ann Adams married Robert Henry Featherstone, son of William Featherstone and Mary Ann Phipps, on 10 January 1878 at St Paul, Bristol, Gloucestershire, EnglandG.1,3 Robert Henry Featherstone and Mary Ann Adams marriage was registered in Bristol district Vol/Page 6a.66 in the quarter of June 1878.4,5 She Her death was registered in the Bristol registration district in the quarter of September 1904 Vol./Page 6a.122.6
     As of June 1878,her married name was Featherstone.4,5 She wasenumerated as the Wife of Robert Henry Featherstone in the Census on 3 April 1881 Robert Henry Featherstone Occupation was a a Wholesale Boot Saleman & Warehouseman living at 2, Steynton Cottage, Russell Place, Ss James And Paul United Out, Bristol, Gloucestershire, EnglandG.2 Mary Ann Adams wasenumerated as the Wife of Robert Henry Featherstone in the Census on 5 April 1891 Robert Henry Featherstone Occupation was a Commercial Traveller living at 6, North Road, Ss James And Paul United Out, Bristol, Gloucestershire, EnglandG.7 Mary Ann Adams wasenumerated as the Wife of Robert Henry Featherstone in the Census on 31 March 1901 Robert Henry Featherstone Occupation was a a Commercial Traveller living at 1 Kent Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire, EnglandG.8 Mary Ann Adams was aged 49 at death as of September 1904.6

Family

Robert Henry Featherstone b. 9 Sep 1855
Children
Last Edited30 Jul 2017
ReferenceP7507

Citations

  1. [S266] Parish register Microfilm Transcript, As per citation, 1837-1911 "Copy of an Entry of Marriage in the Registration District of Bristol
    1878 Marriage solemnised at the Parish Church in the Parish of St Paul in the County Of Bristol
    Entry 146
    10 Jan 1878
    Robert Henry Featherstone aged 22 a bachelor, Salesman of 2 Union Street, Father William Featherstone, Cooper
    To
    Mary Ann Adams aged 23 spinster of 8 Orange Street. Father Charles Adams (decd) painter
    Married in the Parish church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the established Church after Banns by me George Alford
    Both signed in the presence of William Featherstone and Mary Ann Featherstone."
  2. [S1881] National for England & Wales, "1881 Census
    RG number: RG11 Piece: 2485 Folio: 53 Page: 16     
    Registration District: Barton Regis. Sub District: Ashley
    Civil Parish: Ss James and Paul (United Out)
    Address: 2, Steynton Cottage, Russell Place, Ss James And Paul (United Out), Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTONE, Robert Hy Head Married M 25 1856 Wholesale Boot Saleman & Warehouseman Bristol Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTONE, Mary Ann Wife Married F 26 1855 Boots Machinist Bristol Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTONE, Robert Hy Son Single M 2 1879 Bristol Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTONE, Herbert F Son Single M 1 1880 Bristol Gloucestershire
    POCOCK, Florence Visitor Single F 11 1870 Scholar Bristol Gloucestershire."
  3. [S747] Marriage Transcript, St Paul, Portland Square, Bristol, unknown period "Robert Henry Featherstone
    England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900
         
    residence:     10 Jun 1878 —Gloucestershire, Bristol, St Paul, Portland Square
    marriage:     10 Jun 1878 —Bristol, St Paul, Portland Square, Gloucestershire, England
    parents:     William Featherstone
    spouse:     Mary Ann Adams
         
    record title:     England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900
    name:     Robert Henry Featherstone
    event:     Marriage
    event date:     10 Jun 1878
    event place:     Bristol, St Paul, Portland Square, Gloucestershire, England
    gender:     Female
    marital status:     Single
    father:     William Featherstone
    spouse:     Mary Ann Adams
    spouse's marital status:     Single
    spouse's father:     Charles Adams
    digital folder number:     4225689."
  4. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), Collected 2000 (1837-2010).
  5. [S3] As per use, death registration index, Marriages Jun 1878 (>99%)
    In Bristol Vol. 6a Page      66
    Adams Mary Ann
    EDWARDS Mary Ann C
    FEATHERSTONE Robert Henry
    GODWIN Henry.
  6. [S3] As per use, death registration index, Collected 29/8/2002.
  7. [S1891] National for England & Wales, "1891 Census
    RG number: RG12 Piece: 1973 Folio: 9 Page: 12     
    Registration District: Barton Regis. Sub District: Ashley
    Enumeration District: 22. Ecclesiastical Parish: St Andrews
    Civil Parish: St James & St Paul Out. Municipal Borough: Bristol
    Address: 6, North Road, St James & St Paul Out, Bristol, Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTONE, Robert H Head Married M 35 1856 Commercial Traveller Bristol
    FEATHERSTONE, Mary A Wife Married F 35 1856 Bristol
    FEATHERSTONE, Robert H Son M 12 1879 Scholar Bristol
    FEATHERSTONE, Herbert F Son M 11 1880 Scholar Bristol
    FEATHERSTONE, Mabel M Daughter F 9 1882 Scholar Bristol
    FEATHERSTONE, Sidney E Son M 8 1883 Scholar Bristol
    FEATHERSTONE, Thomas Son M 7 1884 Scholar Bristol
    FEATHERSTONE, Harry W Son M 5 1886 Bristol
    FEATHERSTONE, Frederick Son M 4 1887 Bristol
    PINNEGAR, Bertha S Servant F 14 1877 General Servant Cromhall Gloucestershire."
  8. [S1901] 31.3.1901 Census filmed, unknown repository address, as per citation, 1901 Census
    RG number: RG13 Piece: 2402 Folio: 134 Page: 33     
    Registration District: Bristol. Sub District: Ashley
    Enumeration District: 35. Ecclesiastical Parish: Bristol St Bartholomew's
    Civil Parish: Bristol
    Address: 1, Kent Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTON, Robert King Head Married M 45 1856 Commercial Traveller Bristol Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTON, Mary Ann Wife Married F 46 1855 Bristol Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTON, Herbert F Son Single M 21 1880 Boot Warehouseman Bristol Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTON, Mabel M Daughter Single F 19 1882 Bristol Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTON, Sidney E Son Single M 18 1883 Boot Clicker Bristol Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTON, Thomas Son Single M 16 1885 Drapers Assistant Bristol Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTON, Henry W Son Single M 15 1886 Bristol Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTON, Reggie Son M 8 1893 Bristol Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTON, Edith E Daughter F 7 1894 Bristol Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTON, Horace V Son M 3 1898 Bristol Gloucestershire
    FEATHERSTON, Amy Daughter F 1 1900 Bristol Gloucestershire.
  9. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), birth registration index George Featherstone Mar 1890 Barton Regis GLS 6a 80
    mother's maiden surname Adams (1837-2010).
  10. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), birth registration index Frederick Featherstone Mar 1891 Barton Regis GLS 6a 62
    mother's maiden surname Adams (1837-2010).
  11. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), birth registration index Richard Featherstone Jun 1892 Barton Regis GLS 6a 72
    mother's maiden surname Adams (1837-2010).
  12. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), birth registration index Dorothy Beatrice Featherstone Mar 1896 Barton Regis GLS 6a 69
    mother's maiden surname Adams (1837-2010).
  13. [S2] As per use, Index of Marriage as per use, Marriages Jun 1878 (>99%)
    In Bristol Vol. 6a Page      66
    Adams Mary Ann
    EDWARDS Mary Ann C
    FEATHERSTONE Robert Henry
    GODWIN Henry (1837-1965).
  14. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), birth registration index Horace Victor Featherstone Sep 1897 Barton Regis GLS 6a 86
    mother's maiden surname Adams (1837-2010).

Emily Eliza Blick1

F, #23651, b. circa 1858, d. before 1880
     Emily Eliza Blick was born circa 1858 at Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, EnglandG; see also 1881 census RG number: RG11/Piece: 2541/Folio: 46/Page: 19.1,2 She married Robert William Edwin Featherstone, son of John Featherstone and Mary Wooton, on 7 July 1875 at St James, Bristol, Gloucestershire, EnglandG.1,3 Robert William Edwin Featherstone and Emily Eliza Blick marriage was registered in Bristol district Vol/Page 6a.18 in the quarter of September 1875.4 She died before 1880 aged Nothing found in the indexes.
     Kent Database; Y. As of September 1875,her married name was Featherstone.4

Family

Robert William Edwin Featherstone b. 22 Dec 1850, d. 29 Sep 1927
Last Edited20 Mar 2013

Citations

  1. [S266] Parish register Microfilm Transcript, As per citation, 1837-1911 "Copy of an Entry of Marriage in the Registration District of Bristol
    1875 Marriage solemnised at the Parish Church in the Parish of St James in the County Of Bristol
    Entry 380
    7 July 1875
    Robert William Edwin Featherstone 25years old widower, Cooper, of Maudlin Street, father John Featherstone, Cooper
    to
    Emily Eliza Blick aged 17a spinster of Cannon Street, Father Robert Blick, a Builder.
    Married in the Parish church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the established Church after Banns by me J O Sainsbury
    Both signed in the presence of William H Brooks and Mariane Brooks."
  2. [S1871] 2009 Census filmed, unknown repository address, as per citation, 1871 Census
    RG number: RG10 Piece: 2628 Folio: 39 Page: 38     
    Registration District: Stroud. Sub District: Stonehouse
    Enumeration District: 2. Civil Parish: Stonehouse
    Address: Stonehouse Cross, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
    BLICK, Robert Head M 38 1833 Carpenter Strood Gloucestershire
    BLICK, Caroline Wife F 37 1834 Stonehouse Gloucestershire
    BLICK, Emma Daughter F 12 1859 StonehouseGloucestershire
    BLICK, Andrew Son M 9 1862 Stonehouse Gloucestershire
    BLICK, Frances Daughter F 7 1864 Stonehouse Gloucestershire.
  3. [S740] Marriage Transcript, St James parish of Bristol, unknown period "Robert William Edwin Featherstone
    England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900
         
    residence:     07 Jul 1875 —Gloucestershire, Bristol, St James
    marriage:     07 Jul 1875 —Bristol, St James, Gloucestershire, England
    parents:     John Featherstone
    spouse:     Emily Eliza Blick
         
    record title:     England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900
    name:     Robert William Edwin Featherstone
    event:     Marriage
    event date:     07 Jul 1875
    event place:     Bristol, St James, Gloucestershire, England
    gender:     Female
    marital status:     Widowed
    father:     John Featherstone
    spouse:     Emily Eliza Blick
    spouse's marital status:     Single
    spouse's father:     Robert Blick
    digital folder number:     4197592."
  4. [S2] As per use, Index of Marriage as per use (1837-1965).

Samuel Harding1

M, #23652

Family

Child
Last Edited18 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. [S266] Parish register Microfilm Transcript, As per citation, 1837-1911 "Copy of an Entry of Marriage in the Registration District of Bristol
    1874 Marriage solemnised at the Parish Church in the Parish of Temple in the County Of Bristol
    Entry 94
    24 May 1874
    Alfred Featherstone 21 years old bachelor, Cooper, of this parish , father Wm Featherstone, Cooper
    to
    Elizabeth Ann Harding aged 2.? Spinster of this Parish, father Samuel Harding, cattle dealer
    Married in the Parish church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the established Church after Banns by me W Hazeldine
    Both signed in the presence of George Thomas, and Thomas Porter."

Charles Adams1

M, #23653

Family

Child
Last Edited18 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. [S266] Parish register Microfilm Transcript, As per citation, 1837-1911 "Copy of an Entry of Marriage in the Registration District of Bristol
    1878 Marriage solemnised at the Parish Church in the Parish of St Paul in the County Of Bristol
    Entry 146
    10 Jan 1878
    Robert Henry Featherstone aged 22 a bachelor, Salesman of 2 Union Street, Father William Featherstone, Cooper
    To
    Mary Ann Adams aged 23 spinster of 8 Orange Street. Father Charles Adams (decd) painter
    Married in the Parish church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the established Church after Banns by me George Alford
    Both signed in the presence of William Featherstone and Mary Ann Featherstone."

John Gould1

M, #23654, b. circa 1855
     John Gould was born circa 1855.1 Mary Ann Featherstone and John Gould marriage was registered in Bristol district Vol/Page 6a.93 in the quarter of December 1877.2 He married Mary Ann Featherstone, daughter of William Featherstone and Mary Ann Phipps, on 22 December 1877 at St Peter, Bristol, Gloucestershire, EnglandG.3

Family

Mary Ann Featherstone b. 1858
Last Edited9 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. [S266] Parish register Microfilm Transcript, As per citation, 1837-1911 "Copy of an Entry of Marriage in the Registration District of Bristol
    1877 Marriage solemnised at the Parish Church in the Parish of St Peter in the County Of Bristol
    Entry 344
    22 Dec 1877
    John Bould aged 22 a bachelor, Schoolteacher of this Parish father Samuel Gould a foreman.
    To
    Mary Ann Featherstone aged 20 a spinster of St Phillips father William Featherstone a Cooper?
    Married in the Parish church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the established Church after Banns by me G T Harding
    Both signed in the presence of William Featherstone and Mary Ann Featherstone
    Both signed in the presence of William Featherstone and Mary Ann Featherstone."
  2. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), Collected 2000 (1837-2010).
  3. [S266] Parish register Microfilm Transcript, As per citation, 1837-1911 "Copy of an Entry of Marriage in the Registration District of Bristol
    1877 Marriage solemnised at the Parish Church in the Parish of St Peter in the County Of Bristol
    Entry 344
    22 Dec 1877
    John Bould aged 22 a bachelor, Schoolteacher of this Parish father Samuel Gould a foreman.
    To
    Mary Ann Featherstone aged 20 a spinster of St Phillips father William Featherstone a Cooper?
    Married in the Parish church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the established Church after Banns by me G T Harding
    Both signed in the presence of William Featherstone and Mary Ann Featherstone."

Amelia Loder1

F, #23655
Last Edited19 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. [S575] Website Lancshire BMD (http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/) "Lancashire Marriage indexes for the years: 1899
    Surname     Forename(s) Surname Forename(s) Church / Register Office Registers At Reference
    FEATHERSTONE Henry John LODER Amelia Blackburn Register Office or Registrar Attended Blackburn RM/141/69."

Edith Tucker1

F, #23656, b. circa 1872
ChartsJoseph Featherstone cir 1766 m. Devonshire
     Edith Tucker was born circa 1872 at Heanton Punchardon, Devonshire, EnglandG.1 Herbert Joce Featherstone and Edith Tucker marriage was registered in Barnstaple district Vol/Page 5b.936 in the quarter of December 1896.2,1
     As of December 1896,her married name was Featherstone.2,1 She wasenumerated as the Wife of Herbert Joce Featherstone in the Census on 31 March 1901 Herbert Joce Featherstone Occupation was a French Polisher living at 2 Zion's Place, Barnstaple, Devonshire, EnglandG.1 Edith Tucker wasenumerated as the Wife of Herbert Joce Featherstone in the Census on 2 April 1911 Herbert Joce Featherstone Occupation was a General Labourer Boro Council living at 19 Azes Lane, Barnstaple, Devonshire, EnglandG.3

Family

Herbert Joce Featherstone b. Sep 1873, d. Sep 1921
Children
Last Edited10 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S1901] 31.3.1901 Census filmed, unknown repository address, as per citation, 1901 census RG13/2144/72/45
    2 Zion's Place, Barnstaple, Devon
    Herbert Featherstone head M 27 french polisher Devon, Barnstaple
    Edith Featherstone wife M 29 Devon, Heanton Punchardon
    Albert Featherstone son 2 Devon, Barnstaple
    Edith Featherstone dau 1 Devon, Barnstaple.
  2. [S2] As per use, Index of Marriage as per use, collected Sept 2000 (1837-1965).
  3. [S1911] 2009 Census filmed, Room 1.015, Government Buildings, Cardiff Road, Newport, South Wales, as per citation, 1911 Census
    RG number: RG14 Piece: 13323
    Reference: RG14PN13323 RG78PN772 RD284 SD1 ED7 SN172
    Registration District: Barnstaple Sub District: Barnstaple
    Enumeration District: 7. Parish: Barnstaple
    Address: 19 Azes Lane Barnstaple, Devonshire
    FEATHERSTONE, Herbert Head Married M 38 1873 General Labourer Boro Council Barnstaple Devon
    FEATHERSTONE, Edith Wife Married F 40 1871 Heanton Punchardon Devon
    FEATHERSTONE, Albert Son M 13 1898 School Barnstaple Devon
    FEATHERSTONE, Edith Daughter F 11 1900 School Barnstaple Devon.

John Young Wilkinson1

M, #23657
     Kent Database; Y.
Last Edited20 Mar 2013

Citations

  1. [S581] From Index for as per use and as per use, as per use "License date :      02 Feb 1849
    License date year :      1849
    Bride's last name :      FEATHERSTONE
    Bride's first name :      Charlotte
    Dual date :      02 Feb 1849
    Groom's last name :      WILKINSON
    Groom's first name:      John Young
    Record source:      Faculty Office Marriage Licence Allegations 1701-1850
    Data provider:      Society of Genealogists."

Henry Ernest Venneear1,2

M, #23658, b. circa 1876
     Henry Ernest Venneear was born circa 1876 at Hoxton, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.3,1 He married Frances Featherstone, daughter of William Samuel Featherstone and Frances Davis, on 28 October 1901 at St John the Baptist, New North Road, Hoxton, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.3 Frances Featherstone and Henry Ernest Venneear marriage was registered in Shoreditch district Vol/Page 1c.145 in the quarter of December 1901.2
     Kent Database; Y. As of 1899, Henry Ernest Venneear was also known as Veneear.3 He was the head of household in the Census on 2 April 1911 Henry Ernest Venneear Occupation was a Chair And Couch Frame Maker living at 126 Downham Road Southgate Road, Islington, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.1

Family

Frances Featherstone b. Jun 1875
Last Edited20 Mar 2013

Citations

  1. [S1911] 2009 Census filmed, Room 1.015, Government Buildings, Cardiff Road, Newport, South Wales, as per citation, 1911 Census
    RG number: RG14 Piece: 910
    Reference: RG14PN910 RG78PN32 RD10 SD6 ED8 SN193
    Registration District: Islington. Sub District: Islington South East
    Enumeration District: 8. Parish: Islington
    Address: 126 Downham Road Southgate Road Islington, London
    VENNEEAR, Henry Ernest Head Married M 35 1876 Chair And Couch Frame Maker London C Hoxton
    VENNEEAR, Francis Wife Married 10 years 2 children 1 living F 38 1873 Card Board Box Maker London C Shoreditch
    VENNEEAR, Frances Louisa Daughter F 9 1902 London C Hoxton.
  2. [S2] As per use, Index of Marriage as per use, Civil Registration event: Marriage
    Name:      FEATHERSTONE, Frances
    Registration District: Shoreditch
    County:      London
    Year of Registration:      1901
    Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
    Volume No: 1C
    Page No: 145
    MarriageMatch™: Frances Featherstone married one of the following people
    HAALAND, Tulette
    OAKENFOLD, William Carter
    VENNEEAR, Henry Ernest (1837-1965).
  3. [S266] Parish register Microfilm Transcript, As per citation, 1837-1911 "Copy of an entry of marriage in the registration district of Shoreditch from the registers of St John the Baptist, New North Road, Hoxton
    1901 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of St John the Baptist, Hoxton in the County of London.
    No. 44
    28 Oct 1901
    Henry Ernest Veneear aged 25 a Bachelor, Chair Maker of 17 Turner Square, Father John Daniel Veneear, Box maker
    To
    Frances Featherstone aged 25 a Spinster of 67 Provost Street, Father William Featherstone, Chair Maker
    Married in the Parish Church according to the Rights of the Established Church after banns by me J G F Day
    Both signed in the presence of W***** Feathersto* and Maud Grew X her mark
    Entry Transcribed by Howard Benbrook for The Guild of One Name Studies' Marriage Challenge, from the Registers Deposited at the London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Row, London EC1R 0HB."

Michael William McCarthy1

M, #23659, b. 26 June 1905
Father*Michael William McCarthy1 b. c 1871, d. 29 Oct 1952
Mother*Theresa Mary Clarke1 b. 9 Jul 1870, d. 1 Mar 1946
     Michael William McCarthy was born on 26 June 1905 at Walthemstow, Essex, EnglandG.1 He is the son of Michael William McCarthy and Theresa Mary Clarke.1
     Kent Database; Y.
Last Edited13 May 2012

Citations

  1. [S240] Theresa Kowall, "Theresa Kowall," e-mail to W Paul Featherstone.

Florence Edith McCarthy McCarthy1

F, #23660, b. 23 December 1907
Father*Michael William McCarthy1 b. c 1871, d. 29 Oct 1952
Mother*Theresa Mary Clarke1 b. 9 Jul 1870, d. 1 Mar 1946
     Florence Edith McCarthy McCarthy was born on 23 December 1907 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaG.1 She is the daughter of Michael William McCarthy and Theresa Mary Clarke.1
     Kent Database; Y.
Last Edited29 Nov 2012

Citations

  1. [S240] Theresa Kowall, "Theresa Kowall," e-mail to W Paul Featherstone.

Paul Augustus Pitts1

M, #23661
     Kent Database; Y.

Family

Theresa Florence Featherstone b. 23 Oct 1895
Last Edited20 Mar 2013

Citations

  1. [S240] Theresa Kowall, "Theresa Kowall," e-mail to W Paul Featherstone.

Sinclair Munroe McDougall1

M, #23662
     Kent Database; Y.

Family

Emily Elizabeth Featherstone b. 21 Dec 1897
Last Edited20 Mar 2013

Citations

  1. [S240] Theresa Kowall, "Theresa Kowall," e-mail to W Paul Featherstone.

Frances Mary Thomas1

F, #23663, b. circa 1852, d. September 1935
ChartsMatthew Featherstonehaugh first son born cir 1778
     Frances Mary Thomas was born circa 1851 at Hackney, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.2 She was born circa 1852 at Kingsland, Herefordshire, EnglandG.1 She married George Alfred Featherstonehaugh, son of Thomas Featherstonhaugh and Maria Holdsworth, on 10 February 1873 at Parish Church, Hackney West, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.3 George Alfred Featherstonhaugh and Frances Mary Thomas marriage was registered in Hackney district Vol/Page 1b.517 in the quarter of March 1873.4,1 She Her death was registered in the Edmonton registration district in the quarter of September 1935 Vol./Page 3a.706 84.5
     Kent Database; Y. As of March 1873,her married name was Featherstonehaugh.6 As of before 1874,her married name was Featherstone.7 She wasenumerated as the Wife of George Alfred Featherstonehaugh in the Census on 3 April 1881 George Alfred Featherstonehaugh Occupation was a Grocer living at 5, Haggerston Road, Shoreditch, London, LND, EnglandG.8 As of 3 April 1881, Frances Mary Thomas was also known as Frances Featherstone.1 She wasenumerated as the Wife of George Alfred Featherstonehaugh in the Census on 5 April 1891 George Alfred Featherstonehaugh Occupation was a cheesemonger living at 18 Marlboro Road, Shoreditch, London, LND, EnglandG.9 Frances Mary Featherstonehaugh wasenumerated as the Wife of George Alfred Featherstonehaugh in the Census on 31 March 1901 George Alfred Featherstonehaugh Occupation was a Grocer Assistant in the same house as married daughter Alice Hail living at 18 Malvern Road, Hackney, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.10 Frances Mary Featherstonehaugh granted the probate of the estate of George Alfred Featherstonehaugh on 1 August 1908 at London, Middlesex, EnglandG.11 As of September 1935, Frances Mary Thomas was also known as Frances M Featherstonhaugh.5 Frances Mary Thomas was 84 at death as of September 1935.5

Family

George Alfred Featherstonehaugh b. 27 Oct 1844, d. Sep 1908
Children
Last Edited20 Mar 2013
ReferenceP4398

Citations

  1. [S1881] National for England & Wales, "1881 Census
    RG number: RG11 Piece: 404 Folio: 70 Page: 1     
    Registration District: Shoreditch Sub District: Haggerston
    Civil Parish: Shoreditch
    Address: 5, Haggerston Rd, Shoreditch, Middlesex     
    FEATHERSTONE, George Head Married M 36 1845 Grocer Heighbury Middlesex
    FEATHERSTONE, Frances Wife Married F 29 1852 Kingsland Herefordshire
    FEATHERSTONE, Mary Daughter Single F 7 1874 Haggerston RD
    FEATHERSTONE, Alice Daughter Single F 5 1876 Haggerston RD
    HUGHES, Phillip Servant Single F 31 1850 Servant
    FEATHERSTONE, George Son Single M 0 1881 Haggerston Middlesex."
  2. [S1891] National for England & Wales,.
  3. [S318] Microfilm Marriage, Hackney, unknown period "Marriage solemnized at the parish church in the parish of West Hackney in the county of Middlesex
    February 10 1873
    George Alfred Featherstonhaugh full age bachelor grocer of 5 Haggerston Road, Dalston father Thomas Featherstonhaugh retired coachman
    Frances Mary Thomas full age spinster of 444 Kingsland Road father John Thomas goldsmith jeweller
    Married in the parish church after banns
    Both signed in the presence of Joseph ??? and Emily Thomas."
  4. [S2] As per use, Index of Marriage as per use, Name: FEATHERSTONHAUGH, George Alfred
    Registration District: Hackney
    County:      London
    Year of Registration:      1873
    Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Volume No: 1B
    Page No: 517
    MarriageMatch™: George Alfred Featherstonhaugh married one of the following people
    THOMAS, Frances Mary
    PERRYMAN, Ellen (1837-1965).
  5. [S3] As per use, death registration index, Taken from the index of freebmd web site.
  6. [S2] As per use, Index of Marriage as per use (1837-1965).
  7. [S879] W. P Featherstone, "Estimation."
  8. [S1881] National for England & Wales, "1881 Census
    RG number: RG11 Piece: 404 Folio: 70 Page: 1     
    Registration District: Shoreditch. Sub District: Haggerston
    Civil Parish: Shoreditch
    Address: 5, Haggerston Rd, Shoreditch. County: Middlesex
    FEATHERSTONE, George Head Married M 36 1845 Grocer Heighbury Middlesex
    FEATHERSTONE, Frances Wife Married F 29 1852 Kingsland Herefordshire
    FEATHERSTONE, Mary Daughter Single F 7 1874 Haggerston RD
    FEATHERSTONE, Alice Daughter Single F 5 1876 Haggerston RD
    HUGHES, Phillip Servant Single F 31 1850 Servant
    FEATHERSTONE, George Son Single M 0 1881 Haggerston Middlesex."
  9. [S1891] National for England & Wales, "1891 census RG12/255/70/31
    18 Marlboro Road, Shoreditch, London
    George Featherstone head M 40 cheesmonger London, Islington
    Fanny Featherstone wife M 40 London, Hackney
    Mary Featherstone dau 17 scholar London, Shoreditch
    Anne Featherstone dau 15 scholar London, Shoreditch
    G A Featherstone son 10 scholar London, Shoreditch."
  10. [S1901] 31.3.1901 Census filmed, unknown repository address, as per citation, 1901 Census
    RG number: RG13 Piece: 225 Folio: 143 Page: 18    
    Registration District: Hackney. Sub District: South-West Hackney
    Enumeration District: 19. Ecclesiastical Parish: St Phillips Dalston
    Civil Parish: Hackney
    Address: 18, Malvern Road, Hackney County: London
    Schedule 118
    HAIL, Henry H Head Married M 26  1875 Hatter Shoreditch London
    HAIL, Alice Wife Married F 25  1876 Shoreditch London
    Schedule 119 same house
    FEATHERSBOROUGH, G A Head Married M 56  1845 Grocer Assistant Hackney London
    FEATHERSBOROUGH, F M Wife Married F 48  1853 Hackney London
    FEATHERSBOROUGH, G A Son Single M 20  1881 Grocer Assistant Hackney London.
  11. [S194] Unknown author, Probate, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations
    George Alfred Featherstonhaugh of 90 Queens Road, Dalston, Middlesex died 15 July 1908 Probate London 1 August to Frances Mary Featherstonhaugh widow Effects £1379 0s 6d.

Emma Ridgley1,2

F, #23664, b. 26 February 1882, d. June 1975
ChartsMatthew Featherstonehaugh first son born cir 1778
     Emma Ridgley was born on 26 February 1882 at Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, EnglandG.1,3,4 Marriage banns for Emma Ridgley and George A Featherstonhaugh were published between 27 August 1905 and 10 September 1905 at St Philip’s Church, Dalston, London, EnglandG; Marriage bann notes to take place 24 Sep 1905.5 George A Featherstonhaugh and Emma Ridgley marriage was registered in Hackney district Vol/Page 1b.894 in the quarter of September 1905.6,1 She married George A Featherstonhaugh, son of George Alfred Featherstonehaugh and Frances Mary Thomas, on 24 September 1905 at St Philip, Dalston, London, EnglandG.2 Emma Ridgley Her death was registered in the Hastings registration district in the quarter of June 1975 Vol./Page 18.1074 aged 93.4
     Kent Database; Y. As of September 1905,her married name was Featherstonhaugh.6,1 She wasenumerated as the Wife of George A Featherstonhaugh in the Census on 2 April 1911 George A Featherstonhaugh Occupation was a Grocer Retai living at 18 Marlborough Road, Dalston, Shoreditch, London, LND, EnglandG.1 As of 2 April 1911, Emma Ridgley was also known as Emily Featherstonhaugh.1
Last Edited20 Mar 2013

Citations

  1. [S1911] 2009 Census filmed, Room 1.015, Government Buildings, Cardiff Road, Newport, South Wales, as per citation, 1911 Census
    RG number: RG14 Piece: 1378
    Reference: RG14PN1378 RG78PN48 RD16 SD3 ED15 SN409
    Registration District: Shoreditch. Sub District: Shoreditch North East
    Enumeration District: 15. Parish: Shoreditch
    Address: 18 Marlborough Road Dalston N E. County: London
    FEATHERSTONHAUGH, George Head M 30 1881 Grocer Retail Haggerston London N E
    FEATHERSTONHAUGH, Emily Wife F 29 1882 married 5 years 2 children stiil living Princes Risborough Bucks
    FEATHERSTONHAUGH, Dorothy Daughter F 4 1907 Haggerston London N E
    FEATHERSTONHAUGH, Alma Daughter F 0 (8 MONTHS) 1911 Haggerston London N E.
  2. [S1320] Image Marriage, St Philip, Dalston, unknown period "Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the parish of St Philip, Dalston in the county of London
    September 24th 1905
    George Albert Featherstonhaugh 25 bachelor grocer of 90 Queens Road father George Alfred Featherstonhaugh retired
    Emma Ridgley 23 spinster of 18 Malvern Road father Thomas Ridgley deceased
    Married in the parish church after banns
    Both signed in the presence of George Alfred Featherstonhaugh and Ellen Mim?"
  3. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), birth registration index Emma Ridgley Jun 1882 Wycombe BKM 3a 628 (1837-2010).
  4. [S3] As per use, death registration index, death registration index Emma Featherstonhaugh
    Birth Date: 26 Feb 1882
    Jun 1975 Hastings SSX 18 1074 age 93.
  5. [S242] Churches Various UK, Banns UK, 1905 banns of marriage published in St Philip’s Church, Dalston
    Between George Albert Featherstonehaugh 25 B of this parish 90 Queen’s Road
    And Emma Ridgeley 23 S of this parish 18 Malvern Road
    1st Sunday August 27 2nd Sunday September 3 3rd Sunday September 10
    Note in margin 2/6 pd wedding Sept 24 9.45am.
  6. [S2] As per use, Index of Marriage as per use, from 1837 online image Oct 2005 (1837-1965).
  7. [S2] As per use, Index of Marriage as per use, Civil Registration event: Marriage
    Name:      FEATHERSTONHAUGH, George A
    Registration District: Hackney
    County:      London
    Year of Registration:      1905
    Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep
    Volume No: 1B
    Page No: 894
    MarriageMatch™: George A Featherstonhaugh married one of the following people
    CHURCH, Ellen
    RIDGLET, Emma (1837-1965).
  8. [S1] As per person, Index of Births various (see entry), birth registration index Margaret H F Featherstonhaugh
    Mother's Maiden Surname: Ridgley
    Sep 1923 Hastings SSX 2b 25 (1837-2010).

Henry Horace Hail1

M, #23665, b. circa 1875
ChartsMatthew Featherstonehaugh first son born cir 1778
     Henry Horace Hail was born circa 1875 at Shoreditch, London, LND, EnglandG.1 He married Alice Emily Featherstone, daughter of George Alfred Featherstonehaugh and Frances Mary Thomas, on 14 August 1899 at St Mary, Haggerston Road, Shoreditch, London, LND, EnglandG.2
     Kent Database; Y. Henry Horace Hail was the head of household in the Census on 2 April 1911 Henry Horace Hail Occupation was a hatter living at 18 Malvern Road, Hackney, London, Middlesex, EnglandG.1

Family

Alice Emily Featherstone b. Mar 1876, d. 18 Dec 1940
Last Edited20 Mar 2013

Citations

  1. [S1901] 31.3.1901 Census filmed, unknown repository address, as per citation, 1901 Census
    RG number: RG13 Piece: 225 Folio: 143 Page: 18    
    Registration District: Hackney. Sub District: South-West Hackney
    Enumeration District: 19. Ecclesiastical Parish: St Phillips Dalston
    Civil Parish: Hackney
    Address: 18, Malvern Road, Hackney County: London
    Schedule 118
    HAIL, Henry H Head Married M 26  1875 Hatter Shoreditch London
    HAIL, Alice Wife Married F 25  1876 Shoreditch London
    Schedule 119 same house
    FEATHERSBOROUGH, G A Head Married M 56  1845 Grocer Assistant Hackney London
    FEATHERSBOROUGH, F M Wife Married F 48  1853 Hackney London
    FEATHERSBOROUGH, G A Son Single M 20  1881 Grocer Assistant Hackney London.
  2. [S266] Parish register Microfilm Transcript, As per citation, 1837-1911 "Copy of an entry of marriage in the registration district of Shoreditch from the registers of St Mary, Haggerston Road
    1899 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of St Mary, Haggerston Road in the County of London.
    No 91
    14 Aug 1899
    Henry Horace Hail aged 25 a Bachelor, Hatters assistant, of 4 Brownlow Road, Dalston, father Thomas Alfred Hail (dec),
    Manager
    To
    Alice Emily Featherstonehaugh aged 23 a spinster of 18 Marlboro Road, Father George Alfred Featherstonehaugh,
    Provisions Merchant
    Married in the Parish Church according to the Rights of the Established Church after banns by me Geo H Colbeck
    (Assistant Curate)
    Both signed in the presence of G A Featherstonehaugh, MH Hail, EV Simon, Henry Ellis
    Entry Transcribed by Howard Benbrook for The Guild of One Name Studies' Marriage Challenge, from the Registers
    Deposited at the London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Row, London EC1R 0HB."

Peggy Featherstone1

F, #23666, b. 10 January 1795
Father*George Featherston2 b. c 1774
Mother*Mary (Unknown)3 b. c 1774
     Peggy Featherstone was baptized on 10 January 1795 at Iresopeburn, Co Durham, EnglandG.1 She was the daughter of George Featherston and Mary (Unknown).2,3
Last Edited25 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. [S582] Not given, baptism register Iresopeburn, Presbyterian: Featherston Peggy female Father George mother Mary baptised 10 Jan 1795, Co. Durham Archives.
  2. [S582] Not given, baptism register Iresopeburn, Presbyterian: Featherston Peggy, father George, Mother Mary baptisd 1 Oct 1795, Co. Durham Archives.
  3. [S582] Not given, baptism register Iresopeburn, Presbyterian, Co. Durham Archives.

George Featherston1

M, #23667, b. circa 1774
     George Featherston was born circa 1774.2 He married Mary (Unknown) before 1795.2

Family

Mary (Unknown) b. c 1774
Child
Last Edited20 Sep 2016

Citations

  1. [S582] Not given, baptism register Iresopeburn, Presbyterian: Featherston Peggy female Father George mother Mary baptised 1 Oct 1795, Co. Durham Archives.
  2. [S582] Not given, baptism register Iresopeburn, Presbyterian: Featherston Peggy female Father George mother Mary baptised 10 Jan 1795, Co. Durham Archives.
  3. [S582] Not given, baptism register Iresopeburn, Presbyterian: Featherston Peggy, father George, Mother Mary baptisd 1 Oct 1795, Co. Durham Archives.

Mary (Unknown)1

F, #23668, b. circa 1774
     Mary (Unknown) was born circa 1774.2 She married George Featherston before 1795.2
     As of before 1795,her married name was Featherston.2

Family

George Featherston b. c 1774
Child
Last Edited20 Sep 2016

Citations

  1. [S582] Not given, baptism register Iresopeburn, Presbyterian: Featherston Peggy female Father George mother Mary baptised 1/10/1795, Co. Durham Archives.
  2. [S582] Not given, baptism register Iresopeburn, Presbyterian: Featherston Peggy female Father George mother Mary baptised 10 Jan 1795, Co. Durham Archives.
  3. [S582] Not given, baptism register Iresopeburn, Presbyterian, Co. Durham Archives.

Thomas Featherston1

M, #23669, b. 22 September 1793
Father*John Featherston1 b. b 22 Sep 1793
Mother*Frances (Unknown)1 b. b 22 Sep 1793
     Thomas Featherston was baptized on 22 September 1793 at Iresopeburn, Co Durham, EnglandG.1 He was the son of John Featherston and Frances (Unknown).1
Last Edited25 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. [S582] Not given, baptism register Iresopeburn, Presbyterian: Thomas Featherston male Father John Mother Mary Baptised 22 Sep 1793, Co. Durham Archives.

John Featherston1

M, #23670, b. before 22 September 1793
     John Featherston was born before 22 September 1793.1 He married Frances (Unknown) before 22 September 1793.1

Family

Frances (Unknown) b. b 22 Sep 1793
Child
Last Edited13 Nov 2014

Citations

  1. [S582] Not given, baptism register Iresopeburn, Presbyterian: Thomas Featherston male Father John Mother Mary Baptised 22 Sep 1793, Co. Durham Archives.

Frances (Unknown)1

F, #23671, b. before 22 September 1793
     Frances (Unknown) married John Featherston before 22 September 1793.1 Frances (Unknown) was born before 22 September 1793.1
     As of before 22 September 1793,her married name was Featherston.1

Family

John Featherston b. b 22 Sep 1793
Child
Last Edited25 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. [S582] Not given, baptism register Iresopeburn, Presbyterian: Thomas Featherston male Father John Mother Mary Baptised 22 Sep 1793, Co. Durham Archives.