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William Henry Featherstone

Male Abt 1831 - Bef 1880  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name William Henry Featherstone  [1
    Born Abt 1831  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 24 Mar 1832  Weardale, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1841 Census 06 Jun 1841  Middle Rigg, Weardale, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • miner aged 45,
    • Role: Witness
    1851 Census 30 Mar 1851  64 Middle Rigg, Stanhope Forest Quarter, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • Lead Ore Miner
    • Role: Brother
    Emigration Aug 1855  Ship Oliver Lang, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • The family arrived at Port Phillip Victoria in August 1855 on ship OliverLang with Henry aged 2 and an infant aged 2 months, and ThomasFeatherstone - possibly a brother of Mary Featherston, wife ofWilliam's brother Joseph??
      WILLIAM HENRY FEATHERSTON

      Did the family of William Henry Featherston (wife Hannah and son Henry)return home to Weardale?

      In 1861 Hannah Rutherford/Featherston married Thomas Carr in the DurhamWestern District.
      She and her son Henry are found in the 1861 and 1871 censuses, and Henryappears in subsequent censuses.


      1861 censusForest quarterschedule 72Travelers Rest2
      Carr ThomasHM37Merchant TailorN'land Bywell
      Carr HannahWM29D'ham Stanhope
      Featherston HenrySL8ScholarD'ham Stanhope
      Moore SarahSVU22D'ham Stanhope

      1871 censusForest quarterschedule 113Cows Hill13
      Carr ThomasHM47 Tailor and Inn Keeper N'land St Peters Bywell
      Carr HannahWM39D'ham Stanhope
      Featherstone HenrySSU18TailorD'ham Stanhope
      Carr John ThomasS9ScholarD'ham Stanhope
      Carr Joseph WilliamS8ScholarD'ham Stanhope
      Carr Alfred Blenkinsop S6D'ham Stanhope
      Carr Mary HarrietD0D'ham Stanhope

      1881 censusForest quarterschedule 47Cows Hill18
      Featherstone HenryHM28TailorD'ham Stanhope
      Featherstone HannahWM21D'ham Stanhope

      1891 censusForest quarterschedule 80Cowshill1
      Featherstone HenryHM38TailorD'ham Stanhope
      Featherstone HannahWM31D'ham Stanhope
      Featherstone Isidora MaryD8ScholarD'ham Stanhope
      Featherstone Mable JaneD6ScholarD'ham Stanhope

      1901 censusForest quartered 4schedule 23St Johns Chapel9
      Featherstone HenryHM48 Draper & ClothierD'ham Stanhope
      Featherstone HannahWM41D'ham Stanhope
      Featherstone Isidora MaryDS18D'ham Stanhope
      Featherstone Mabel JaneDS16 Milliner's ApprenticeD'ham Stanhope
    Reference Number 15113 
    Reference Number Mem 290 
    Died Bef 1880  [8
    Person ID I15113  Featherstone Main
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2017 

    Father Henry Featherston,   b. Bef 02 Jan 1790, Stanhope, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1847, Middle Rigg, Weardale, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years) 
    Mother Mary Featherstone,   b. Bef 22 Jan 1796, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1840, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 44 years) 
    Married 16 May 1818  St John's Chapel, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Married Bef 1826  [11
    Family ID F5453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Rutherford,   b. Abt 1831 
    Married 30 Jan 1853  Heatherey Cleugh Chapel, Stanhope, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • witnesses to marriage: Mary Rutherford, Joseph Featherston
    Married Mar 1853  10a.183, Weardale, DUR, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Henry Featherston,   b. Abt 1853, Stanhope, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. (Unknown) Featherston,   b. Abt 1855, Stanhope, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Featherston,   b. 1857, Dunolly, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857, Dunolly, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. John Joseph Featherston,   b. 1858, Pleasant Creek, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858, Pleasant Creek, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F5610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] 2 index Marriage registration England & Wales, (1837-1965).

    2. [S956] Featherstone Society Member #290 Family File, Jo Featherstone, Compiler: The Featherstone Society, (11 Mar 2005), Mem 290. (Reliability: 1).
      {TMG Surety 1.11.}

    3. [S445] Baptisms Heatherycleugh, (2010), Extracted by Weardale Museum from Parish records of Heatherycleugh
      Baptism 24.3.24 William Henry Featherston, father Henry, mother Mary ofMiddlerigg a miner.

    4. [S956] Featherstone Society Member #290 Family File, Jo Featherstone, Compiler: The Featherstone Society, (11 Mar 2005), Mem 290.

    5. [S1841] 1841 Census England & Wales, (2008), 1841 Census
      RG number: HO107 Piece: 308 Book/Folio: 10/48 Page: 4
      Registration District: Weardale. Sub District: St John
      Civil Parish: Stanhope
      Address: Middle Rigg, , Stanhope, Forest Quarter, Co Durham
      FEATHERSTON, Henry M 45 1796 Lead Miner Durham
      FEATHERSTON, John M 20 1821 Lead Miner Durham
      FEATHERSTON, Ralph M 15 1826 App. Joiner Durham
      FEATHERSTON, Joseph M 11 1830 Durham
      FEATHERSTON, William M 9 1832 Durham
      FEATHERSTON, Emerson M 6 1835 Durham
      LEE, Margaret F 25 1816 Servant Durham.

    6. [S956] Featherstone Society Member #290 Family File, Jo Featherstone, Compiler: The Featherstone Society, (11 Mar 2005), Mem 290. (Reliability: 1).
      {TMG Surety 1.111}

    7. [S1851] 1851 Census England & Wales, UK Gov., (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com OperationsInc,2005.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851.Kew,Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): PublicRecordOffice (PRO), 1851. Data imaged from the National A;), 1851 Census
      RG number: HO107 Piece: 2388 Folio: 68 Page: 19
      Registration District: Weardale. Sub District: Saint John's
      Enumeration District: 1D. Ecclesiastical Parish: Heathery Cleugh
      Civil Parish: Stanhope Forest Quarter
      Address: Middle Rigg, Stanhope Forest Quarter, Co Durham
      FEATHERSTONE, John Head Married M 32 1819 Lead Ore Miner Stanhope Durham
      FEATHERSTONE, Jane Wife Married F 27 1824 Stanhope Durham
      FEATHERSTONE, Mary Daughter F 6 1845 Stanhope Durham
      FEATHERSTONE, Henry Son M 3 1848 Stanhope Durham
      FEATHERSTONE, Sarah Daughter F 1 1850 Stanhope Durham
      FEATHERSTONE, Joseph Brother Unmarried M 21 1830 Lead Ore Miner StanhopeDurham
      FEATHERSTONE, W Henry Brother Unmarried M 19 1832 Lead Ore MinerStanhope Durham
      FEATHERSTONE, Emerson Brother M 15 1836 Lead Ore Miner Stanhope Durham
      PEART, Esther Servant Unmarried F 20 1831 Dom General Servant StanhopeDurham.

    8. [S956] Featherstone Society Member #290 Family File, Jo Featherstone, Compiler: The Featherstone Society, (11 Mar 2005), Mem 290. (Reliability: 1).
      {TMG Surety 1.1..}

    9. [S956] Featherstone Society Member #290 Family File, Jo Featherstone, Compiler: The Featherstone Society, (11 Mar 2005), Mem 290., Parish Records Collection - marriage
      Day: 16
      Month: May
      Year: 1818
      Groom forenames: Henry
      Groom surname: Featherston
      Grooms parish:
      Groom other:
      Bride forenames: Mary
      Bride Surname: Featherston
      Brides parish:
      Bride other:
      Place:
      Description: Stanhope
      County: Durham
      Checked: N
      Origin:
      Record source: Northumberland and Durham Marriages
      Data provider: Northumberland & Durham Family History Society (Reliability: 1).
      {TMG Surety 1111.}

    10. [S1355] E mail fom Judith Rogers, Monica Taylor, (Period, 1999), Henry Featherstone, bap.2,January 1790, at St.Johns Chapel son of Ralphand Margaret Featherstone of Heathery Cleugh. Henry Featherston marriedMary Featherston on 16 May 1818, at Stanhope, both of this parish, bylicence, by G. Langhorn Curate. Witnesses
      were William Renwick and Lowinger HalI
      (8) Margaret Eeatherstone, c. 24 September 1,79L, at St. ,John,s
      daughter of Ralph and
      Margaret Featherstone of Heathery cleugh. Margaret Featherston
      Kell-et married on
      2 December 1809 at Stanhope, both of this parish, by banns, by
      T,anghorn, Curate.
      Wi-tnesses were Alexander Featherston and ,fohn Featherston
      2. f have a microfiche of Memorial Inscriptions from 5t. ,fohns Chapeland
      found one that might relate to the above;
      3. on another rulcrofi-che, this time a listing of I'South Durham PolIBook
      1868", I looked to see if I could find any lllilliam Featherstones.There we.re only three and one was listed under the Bishop Aucklanddj-strict which i-s very near Lo south Church. The only otherinformation the"r ffisEgives
      is the abode and his or""
      -.
      The other two Williams were both in the St-*Iohns Chapel District. Onelived
      at rlalhiteslones t the other at I HawkweLlhead'
      )From the information already ha
      abl-e to et
      .John's Chapel, son of
      and Mary Eeatherston
      Langhorn,
      ChapeI,
      and .Tohn
      George.
      E mail message from Judith Rogers to Terence Featherstone regardingsearch for Terence's Family Line.; E mail message from Judith Rogers toTerence Featherstone regarding search for Terence's Family Line.

    11. [S445] Baptisms Heatherycleugh, (2010), Extracted by Weardale Museum from Parish records of Heatherycleugh
      Baptism 30 Sep 1826 Margaret Featherston, father Henry, mother Mary ofMiddlerigg a miner.

    12. [S12] marriage certificate, Weardale District, William Henry Featherstone 21, Bachelor Miner MiddleRigg Henry Featherston Miner Mary Rutherford Chapel of Heathery Cleugh,Stanhope Durham 30-Jan 1853 (signed as Featherston) Hannah Rutherford21, Spinster Black Cleugh Joseph Rutherford Miner Joseph Featherston _.