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Elias Featherstone

Male Abt 1185 - Abt 1226  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name Elias Featherstone  [1
    Born Abt 1185  [1, 2
    • In earlier years, dates of births, marriages and deaths were notofficially recorded. Usually the only clue we have to these events isfrom references in legal documents. There are references toFeatherstone’s in Yorkshire in legal documents of the twelfth century,but the first such reference found to a Featherstone in Northumberlandis to Helias/Elias in the early thirteenth century
    Gender Male 
    Name Helias Featherstone  [3
    Reference Number
    Reference Number Castle 
    Died Abt 1226  [1
    Person ID I1  Featherstone Main
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2018 

    Father William Featherstone,   b. Bef 1185, Featherstone, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1198 and 1204  (Age > 13 years) 
    Mother Hadawise de Tynedale 
    Married Bef 1185  [4, 5
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Thomas Fetherstonhaugh,   b. Abt 1213,   d. Aft 1272  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1212] CURIA REGIS ROLL, Northumberland Pleas Page 54
      CURIA REGIS ROLL NO. 67
      About 7 John (1166-1199)
      Temp. John

      186. Hugh of Ferstanehale for suretyship, half a mark.

      188. Robert son of Adam, who appealed Adam of
      Tingdal, Bruncestr', Elias of Frethenestalesholt,
      Michael of Raveneston, William son of Anketin, Thomas
      of Witewas, Alan Tann, William Caperun, Donevald the
      servant, Waldef of Bradewod, Scacius the servant, Gilbert
      the swineherd (porcarium), of breach of the king's peace,
      came into Court and withdrew himself. Adam of Tingdal
      gives the king 20 marks for leave to agree thereof, by pledge
      of sir Norwic' [sic]

      In witness whereof indented charter of these parts are alternatelyaffixed our seals.
      These being witnesses,

      In cuius rei testimonium sigilla nostra partibus istarum cartarumIndentatarum alternatim sunt appensa.
      Hiis testibus,.

    2. [S1214] The Featherstone Family News, Varoius, (The Featherstone Society, 14 Heddon Grove, from 1997 to present day), Issue 2
      During the term of office of Richard de Marisco, who was Archdeacon ofNorthumberland 1212 -1217, Helias granted lands in his free fee ofFeath-erstonhalgh to the Friars of Hexham in consideration of theirtaking him and his heir into their fraternity*. This suggests thatHelias was born in the latter half of the twelfth century and circa 1185has been suggested ***. There are also records of Helias being accusedof robbery in 1204 but declining to attend Court, and of a Hugh(possibly his brother) being involved in a Court case in the sameyear**. No clue has been found to the name of Helias' wife. Heliasprobably died in 1226 - see the first Thomas.
      ***"The Featherstones of England", A Family History." Dr. Hans W andMrs. Elizabeth Meier, 1995
      **"Featherstoniana" Dr C PCuttino

    3. [S1212] CURIA REGIS ROLL.

    4. [S1215] The origins of Elias, Richard Parkinson, (March 2012), It is in Yorkshire that we first find references to William deFeatherstone between the years 1154 and 1170 and where he is identifiedas the son of Sir Amfrey Featherstone of Featherstone County Yorks. Weare also told that he had a brother Dureward and a wife named Hadawise;that he held the Fee of Featherstone from Henry de Lascy Lord of theHonour of Pontefract; and that he had granted the living and tithes ofthe Parish Church of Featherstone to the monks of Nostell Priory.

    5. [S1215] The origins of Elias, Richard Parkinson, (March 2012), Elias is named along with Adam De Tindale Baron of Langley as aco-founder of the Benedictine Nunnery at Lambley on the Tyne, one and ahalf miles south of Featherstone Castle. The Nunnery was dedicated to StPatrick circa 1200 AD. In the founding charter Elias is named as thenephew of Adam of Tinedale making Elias the son of Adam De Tinedale’ssister Avice [Hadawise] who is named as the wife of William ofFeatherstone (in Yorkshire) in a grant donating the Parish Church ofFeatherstone to the Collegiate Church and Canons of Nostell Priory in1154-70.