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Thomas Fetherstonhaugh

Male Abt 1255 - Aft 1312  (~ 58 years)

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  • Name Thomas Fetherstonhaugh 
    Born Abt 1255  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 34980 
    Died Aft 1312 
    Person ID I34980  Featherstone Main
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2014 

    Father Thomas Fetherstonhaugh,   b. Abt 1244 
    Family ID F10923  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mariota (Unknown),   d. Aft 1336 
    Married Abt 1275  [2
     1. Thomas Fetherstonhaugh,   b. Abt 1272,   d. Abt 1336  (Age ~ 64 years)
     2. Alexander Fetherstonhaugh,   b. Abt 1273,   d. Abt 1356  (Age ~ 83 years)
     3. Peter Fetherstonhaugh,   b. Abt 1274,   d. Aft 1346  (Age ~ 73 years)
     4. William Fetherstonhaugh,   b. Abt 1275
     5. Richard Fetherstonhaugh,   b. Abt 1276
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F10924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Arms & Heraldry
    It is not known for a fact how many Thomas's there were but the periodbetween Elias and Thomas born cir 1272 gives a possibilty using 25 yearsa generation to have had four generations of Thomases. All would havehad the same Arms passed down father to son

  • Sources 
    1. [S1214] The Featherstone Family News, Varoius, (The Featherstone Society, 14 Heddon Grove, from 1997 to present day), Issue 2
      The first mention found of a Thomas in a legal document is in 1225 (10Henry III) when he was granted the manor of Featherstonhalgh in socage*.This suggests that Helias had died in that year. In 1244 and again in1277 there are references to Thomas senior acquiring property in Wyden*.This implies that the second Thomas was born before 1244. If these birthdates are accepted, in 1277 the first Thomas (if still alive) would havebeen 64 and the second Thomas at least 33, old enough to have been theThomas senior referred to in the 1277 document. However we are told thatin 1272 Thomas junior took the inquest after the death of Thomas LordLucy, Baron of Langley*. We can therefore assume that the first Thomaswas still living in 1272. Around 1256 Thomas held of the barony ofTindale, the manor of Fetherstanhalgh***. The next known documentmentioning a Thomas was in 1309 when Thomas and his son,.alsonamedThomas, were inquisitors after the death of the second Thomas LordLucy, Baron of Langley*. In 130V the first Thomas (if still alive) wouldhave been in his nineties, the second Thomas at least 65, and the thirdThomas possibly in his forties.with a son (the fourth Thomas) who couldhave been in his twenties. On 21 April 1312 Thomas, probably the thirdThomas, was a purchasing agent to King Edward II and was ordered topurchase 392 quarters of wheat and 420 quarters of malt in preparationfor the King's visit to Newcastle**.
      ***"The Featherstones of England", A Family History." Dr. Hans W andMrs. Elizabeth Meier, 1995
      **"Featherstoniana" Dr C PCuttino

      * "A History of Northumberland." John Hodgson, 1840.

    2. [S1213] A History of Northumberland, John Hodgson, (Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1840), A clue to Mariota's origines. It is not clear whether Mariota was a widowin 1312 but we are told that her son Thomas granted the manor ofFetherstan-halg to her in 1336*. This suggests that Mariota was marriedto the third Thomas.