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Joseph Featherston

Male Abt 1829 - 1875  (~ 46 years)


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  • Name Joseph Featherston  [1
    Born Abt 1829  Stanhope, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 12 Sep 1829  Heathery Cleugh, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1841 Census 06 Jun 1841  Middle Rigg, Weardale, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • 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  [3, 8
    • Lead Ore Miner
    • Role: Brother
    1861 Census 07 Apr 1861  High Rigg, Weardale, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • Landed Proprietor
    • Role: Son in Law
    Occupation 07 Apr 1861  [5
    as a Lead Miner 
    1871 Census 02 Apr 1871  White Hills, Stanhope, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    • Lead Miner, Landowner
    Reference Number 23184 
    Reference Number Mem 290 
    Will 27 Mar 1875  Stanhope, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • "The will of Joseph Featherstone late of White Hill in the parish ofStanhope in the county of Durham miner who died on 27 March 1875 atWhite Hills was proved at Durham by Henry Featherstone of Middle Rigg inthe said parish miner the nephew and John Graham of West Fall in thesaid parish miner two of the executors"
    Died 27 Mar 1875  Higg Rigg, Weardale, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I23184  Featherstone Main
    Last Modified 16 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  [13, 14
    Married Bef 1826  [15
    Family ID F5433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Featherston,   b. Abt 1830, Stanhope, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Apr 1857  Heatherey Cleugh Chapel, Stanhope, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Married Jun 1857  10a.277, Weardale, DUR, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Children 
     1. Henry Featherston,   b. 1859, Stanhope, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Jane Featherston,   b. 1869, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Margaret Featherston,   b. 1871, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Wesley Featherston,   b. Abt 1873, Co Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F8001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S445] Baptisms Heatherycleugh, (2010), Extracted by Weardale Museum from Parish records of Heatherycleugh
      Baptism 12 Sep 1829 Joseph Featherston, father Henry, mother Mary ofMiddlerigg a miner.

    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. [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.

    4. [S445] Baptisms Heatherycleugh, (2010), Parish Records Collection - baptism
      Day: 12
      Month: Sep
      Year: 1829
      Forenames: Joseph
      Surname: Featherston
      Fathers Forenames: Henry
      Occupation:
      Mothers Forenames: Mary
      Mothers Surname: Featherston
      Birth day:
      Birth month:
      Birth year:
      Abode:
      Place: Hethery Cleugh
      Description:
      County: Durham
      Country: England
      Checked:
      Other info:
      Other Father:
      Other Mother:
      Notes:
      Record source: Northumberland and Durham Baptisms
      Data provider: Northumberland & Durham Family History Society.

    5. [S1861] 1861 Census England & Wales, UK Gov., (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2005;), RG09/3723 F79 Page 8, High Rigg Stanhope
      Thomas Featherston Head aged 77 Widower Landed Proprietor StanhopeDurham
      Joseph Featherston Son in Law Marr aged 31 Lead Miner Stanhope Durham
      Mary Featherston Daur Marr aged 31 Stanhope Durham
      Henry Featherston Grandson aged 2 Stanhope Durham.

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

    7. [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.

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

    9. [S956] Featherstone Society Member #290 Family File, Jo Featherstone, Compiler: The Featherstone Society, (11 Mar 2005), Mem 290., 1861 Census: Thomas aged 77 living at High Rigg with son-in-law Joseph30, daughter Mary 30 and grandson Henry 2. Joseph was a son of Thomas'sister Mary Featherstone, so the couple were first cousins.

      1861 Census: Thomas Featherston, widower aged 77 living at High Riggwith son- in-law Joseph 31 and daughter Mary Featherston 31, son Henryaged 2 and servant Elizabeth Little aged 18. (Reliability: 1).
      {TMG Surety 1.111}

    10. [S1861] 1861 Census England & Wales, UK Gov., (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2005;), 1861 Census
      RG number: RG09 Piece: 3723 Folio: 79 Page: 8
      Registration District: Weardale Sub District: 1 St John
      Enumeration District: 6. Ecclesiastical Parish: St Johns
      Civil Parish: Stanhope
      Address: High Rigg, Stanhope, Co Durham
      FEATHERSTONE, Thomas Head Widower M 77 1784 Landed Proprietor StanhopeDurham
      FEATHERSTONE, Joseph Son In Law Married M 31 1830 Lead Miner StanhopeDurham
      FEATHERSTONE, Mary Daughter Married F 31 1830 Stanhope Durham
      FEATHERSTONE, Henry Grandson M 2 1859 Stanhope Durham
      LITTLE, Elizabeth Servant Unmarried F 18 1843 House Servant StanhopeDurham.

    11. [S1871] 1871 Census England & Wales, (2009), 1871 Census
      RG number: RG10 Piece: 4949 Folio: 8 Page: 10
      Registration District: Weardale. Sub District: St John
      Enumeration District: 6. Civil Parish: Stanhope
      Address: White Hills, Stanhope, Co Durham
      FEATHERSTON, Joseph Head M 41 1830 Lead Miner, Landowner Stanhope CountyDurham
      FEATHERSTON, Mary Wife F 41 1830 Stanhope County Durham
      FEATHERSTON, Henry Son M 12 1859 Scholar Stanhope County Durham
      FEATHERSTON, Mary J Daughter F 2 1869 Stanhope County Durham
      FEATHERSTON, Margaret Daughter F3 Months 1871 Stanhope County Durham.

    12. [S956] Featherstone Society Member #290 Family File, Jo Featherstone, Compiler: The Featherstone Society, (11 Mar 2005), Mem 290., 1871 Census: White Hills, Joseph Featherston head, 41, Mary Featherstonwife 41, son Henry 12, daughters MaryJane 2 and Margaret 3 months
      Joseph, husband of Mary, was left White Hills property by father Henryin his will.

    13. [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.}

    14. [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.

    15. [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.

    16. [S12] marriage certificate, Marriage solemnized at Weardale District, Chapel of Heathery Cleugh,Stanhope Durham 30 April 1857 Joseph Featherston 27, Bachelor MinerMiddle Ridge Henry Featherston Miner Joshua Fairless Mary Featherston27, Spinster High Ridge Thomas Featherston Miner Mary Featherston.

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