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William Featherstone

Male Bef 1185 - 1204  (> 13 years)


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  • Name William Featherstone  [1
    Born Bef 1185  Featherstone, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 35007 
    Died Between 1198 and 1204  [2
    Person ID I35007  Featherstone Main
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2014 

    Father Sir Amfrey Featherstone, of Featherstone County Yorks 
    Family ID F10937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hadawise de Tynedale 
    Married Bef 1185  [3, 4
    Children 
     1. Elias Featherstone,   b. Abt 1185,   d. Abt 1226  (Age ~ 41 years)
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
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    Early Yorkshire Charter; "Early Yorkshire charters; being a collection ofdocuments anterior to the thirteenth century made from the publicrecords, monastic chartularies, Roger Dodsworth's manuscripts and otheravailable sources.
    BEING A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS ANTERIOR TO THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY MADEFROM THE PUBLIC RECORDS, MONASTIC CHARTULARIES, ROGER DODSWORTH'SMANUSCRIPTS AND OTHER AVAILABLE SOURCES
    EDITED BY
    WILLIAM FARRER, Ballantyne, Edinburgh 1916.
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    Early Yorkshire Charter; "Early Yorkshire charters; being a collection ofdocuments anterior to the thirteenth century made from the publicrecords, monastic chartularies, Roger Dodsworth's manuscripts and otheravailable sources.
    BEING A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS ANTERIOR TO THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY MADEFROM THE PUBLIC RECORDS, MONASTIC CHARTULARIES, ROGER DODSWORTH'SMANUSCRIPTS AND OTHER AVAILABLE SOURCES
    EDITED BY
    WILLIAM FARRER, Ballantyne, Edinburgh 1916.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1215] The origins of Elias, Richard Parkinson, (March 2012), In the twelfth year of the reign of Henry II (1165-6) WILLIAM deFeatherston owed a mark, as recorded in pleas before the justices deLucy in Northumberland. In 33 Henry II [1185] he is listed as a fugitivewhose chattels were worth 19 s. 3 d.(5) ROBERT was party in a casebefore the same justices against one Rannulphus de Wichala in 1191. Heis afterwards listed in every year from 1192 through 1198 as a defaulterowing 3s. 4d.(6).

    2. [S1215] The origins of Elias, Richard Parkinson, (March 2012), This William Featherstone is undoubtedly the father of Elias it isinteresting to note that he is William de Featherston and not William deFetherstonhaugh. This indicates a link with the only family called “deFeatherston” at this point in time that of the Featherstons ofFeatherstone in the Honour of Pontefract. County York.

      It is reasonable to suppose that William Featherstone died at some pointbetween 1198 and 1204 when his son Elias was confirmed as Lord of theManor of Fetherstonhaugh.

      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.

    3. [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.

    4. [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.