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Frederick Featherstone 1825 - 1890

Postby coopernicola » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:49 am

My husband's 2x gt grandfather is a bit of a mystery. I have his marriage & death certificates and he appears in two census returns, perhaps three, but there is no sign of him in 1841, 1851, 1861 or 1881(?) His wife Mary appears at the same residence 1851-1881 with her mother, grandmother & children.

Frederick FEATHERSTONE marries Mary Jane ALLAM (a minor)* 13 Feb 1843 St Mary, Lowgate
Frederick’s father = Henry, a bricklayer. No family member act as witnesses.

Mary Augusta** FEATHERSTONE m Joseph COOPER, Shipwright 5 Apr 1873 St Mary, Lowgate
Mary’s father = Frederick. One of witnesses is F Featherstone (may be her brother).

1881 Census: 9 Hanover Sq, HULL
Joseph Cooper 30, Shipwright
Mary, 31
Alfred, 7
Walter, 2
Mary Featherstone, 56 Mother in Law - Tailoress
Mary Allam, 86 Grandmother - formerly Tailoress (nee Foster, Mary’s grandmother)
All born in Hull, E. Yorkshire

1881 Census: Union Workhouse, Anlaby Rd, HULL
Frederick FEATHERSTONE, 63 “widower” Stoker Ironworks - ?possibility

Frederick FEATHERSTONE, age 65, dies 21 Jan 1890 at Union Workhouse, “daughter Mary Cooper in Attendance”

Children of Mary ALLAM & Frederick FEATHERSTONE:
Mary Jane FEATHERSTONE - Dec 1843 Kingston upon Hull 22 394
William Frederick FEATHERSTONE - Sep 1848 Kingston upon Hull 22 422
Mary Jane FEATHERSTONE - Mar 1850 Kingston upon Hull 22 421
All have mother’s maiden name as ALLAM/ALLAN
**There are no Mary Augusta’s born - this is used in only one document
I would appreciate a fresh pair of eyes as I do not seem to be able to locate Frederick in any other documents.
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Re: Frederick Featherstone 1825 - 1890

Postby sdup26 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:01 pm

This is the only male with first initial F, surname Featherstone, I could find in the north (there are Frederick Featherstones down south): UK Apprentices Indentured in the Merchant Navy 1824-1910, F. Featherstone, ship Falcon, out of Sunderland, 1840.
Mary is on the 1881 census, so the stoker Frederick on the same census as a 'widower' is a bit suspect, but if he's your man, and as he was a dock labourer in 1871, could he have been a stoker on a ship? Might explain his absence at census times.
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Re: Frederick Featherstone 1825 - 1890

Postby MayHam » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:20 am

Had a hard time following this family but just a couple of notes:

1. Frederick & Mary's first child, Mary Jane the first, may have died in 1848.
FEATHERSTONE, MARY  JANE  
ALLAN  
GRO Reference: 1843  D Quarter in KINGSTON UPON HULL  Volume 22  Page 394

FEATHERSTON, MARY  JANE  
5  
GRO Reference: 1848  D Quarter in KINGSTON UPON HULL  Volume 22  Page 284

2. There was another Mary Jane who died in the same year. I don't know who her parents are.
FEATHERSTONE, MARY  JANE  
0  
GRO Reference: 1848  S Quarter in KINGSTON UPON HULL  Volume 22  Page 265

3. Frederick & Mary's son, William Frederick the first, also may have died in 1848.
FEATHERSTONE, WILLIAM  FREDERICK  
ALLAM  
GRO Reference: 1848  S Quarter in KINGSTON UPON HULL  Volume 22  Page 422

FEATHERSTON, WILLIAM  FREDERICK  
4 (months? I'm not sure) 
GRO Reference: 1848  D Quarter in KINGSTON UPON HULL  Volume 22  Page 284

4. Mary Jane the second (or third?) is found in the 1851 census with her mother and grandmother.
FEATHERSTONE, MARY  JANE  
ALLAM  
GRO Reference: 1850  M Quarter in KINGSTON UPON HULL  Volume 22  Page 421

1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
3, Duke Street, St Marys, Hull, Yorkshire, England
http://search.findmypast.com/record?id= ... 0015487211

5. I couldn't find this birth registered. There was a Jenny, daughter of William G. & Ellen (Brigham) Featherston, born 1853 but I don't think this is her.
England Deaths and Burials
Name: Jenny Featherston
Gender: Female
Burial Date: 25 Dec 1853
Burial Place: Kingston-Upon-Hull, England
Age: 0
Birth Date: 1853
Father's Name: Fredk. Featherston
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JCBT-NJG
and
Name: Jenny Featherston
Gender: Female
Burial Date: 25 Dec 1853
Burial Place: Holy Trinity, Hull, York, England
Father's Name: Fred'K. Featherston
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J8WJ-75X

6. William Frederick the second was registered in Hull in 1855.
FEATHERSTONE, WILLIAM  FREDERICK  
ALLAM  
GRO Reference: 1855  D Quarter in HULL  Volume 09D  Page 163

He and 1850 Mary are listed in the 1861 census with their mother and grandmother.
1861 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
9, Hanover Square, St Marys, Hull, Yorkshire, England
http://search.findmypast.com/record?id= ... 0018525414

7. IanBee may be kind enough to examine the workhouse records for you if you think 1881 Frederick is your man.

First name(s)
Frederick
Last name
Featherstone
Relationship
Pauper Inmate
Marital status
Widower
Gender
Male
Age
63
Birth year
1818
Occupation
Stoker Ironworks (N Oc)
Birth town
Hull
Birth town as transcribed
HULL
Birth county
Yorkshire
Birth county as transcribed
YORKSHIRE
Birth place
England
House name
Hull Workhouse
Street
Anlaby Road
Town
-
Parish
Kingston upon Hull Holy Trinity and St Mary
County
Yorkshire, Yorkshire (East Riding)
Country
England
Registration district
Hull
Archive reference
RG11
Piece number
4780
Folio
100
Page
9
Record set
1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Category
Census, Land & Substitutes
Subcategory
Census
Collections from
United Kingdom
http://search.findmypast.com/record?id= ... 0022366157

8. Don't know if the following may be yours or not? Unfortunately, the National Archives have not yet digitized this record so you would have to write for it.
Country: Great Britain
Record set: British Army, Worldwide Index 1861
First name: Fredk:
Last name: Featherstone
Service number: 346
Rank: Private
Unit or Regiment: 1st Btn 24th Foot (2nd Warwickshire)
Regiment stationed at: ret.from India
Year: 1861
National Archives reference: WO12 / 4117
Category: Military Service & Conflict
Subcategory: Regimental & service records
Collections from: United Kingdom
http://search.findmypast.com/record?id= ... 2f00166266

9. I'm guessing you have already seen the following Frederick in 1841?
1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
West Street the Mermaid, St Mary, Warwick, Warwickshire, England
John Fetherston, Male, 70, 1771, Warwickshire, England
Fredk Fetherston, Male, 20, 1821, Warwickshire, England
http://search.findmypast.com/record?id= ... 0005368341

10. He is probably the following person.
Name: Frederick Oliver Fetherston
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 07 Jul 1819
Christening Place: HOLY TRINITY,STRATFORD ON AVON,WARWICK,ENGLAND
Birth Date: 19 Apr 1818
Father's Name: John Fetherston
Mother's Name: Sarah
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQVB-N4Y

11. He may have had a brother, John Jr., who was a bricklayer in 1851.
1851 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
Shottery, Old Stratford, Stratford-On-Avon, Warwickshire, England
John Featherston, Head, Married, Male, 37, 1814, Bricklayer, Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, Eng
Sarah Featherston, Wife, Married, Female, 40, 1811, Dress Maker, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Eleanor Featherston, Daughter, Unmarried, Female, 16, 1835, Stay Maker, Alverton, Warwickshire
William J Featherston, Son, Unmarried, Male, 11, 1840, Errand Boy, Alverton, Warwickshire, England
Eliza S Featherston, Daughter, -, Female, 6, 1845, Scholar, Alverton, Warwickshire, England
http://search.findmypast.com/record?id= ... 0012189106

Sorry not much help.
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Frederick Featherstone 1825 - 1890

Postby coopernicola » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:46 am

Thanks sdup26 & MayHam, I'll get into comparing notes when after my many meetings this week. I'm not convinced Frederick was ever at sea, as many of our ancestors were, but the army may be a possibility. I couldn't decide whether there were two Mary Jane's and two William Frederick's. If the GRO does introduce a cheaper electronic certificate system I may shell out for all of them. It's odd that their DoB's fall in between these years on each census. I'm not certain there are any workhouse records to examine as our local History Centre claims they were destroyed during the bombing in WWII.
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