1910 US Census Pembroke Wash. County, Maine District 0298 (Can not read other numbers etc.)
All born in Maine
Harriet N. Batson,72, wdr, 5 children born, 4 living; her mother born in mass. USA; keeper of boarding house
George H Featherson, 45, son, married 12 years, labourer odd jobs
Estelle M Featherson, 27, wife, 7 born children, 6 living; works in sardine factory.
Hattie M Featherson, 10 dtr
Ephraim F Feathersone, 9
Clytie E. Featherson, 7
Williard E Featherson,5
Clyde S Featherson, 2
Beulah E Featherson 8 months old
George W Curling 49 boarder infirm.deaf
Ryland F Mahal, 12, boarder

1940 Census
Name: Stella M Featherson (Could this be Estella)
Age: 57
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Maine
Marital Status: Divorced
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Pembroke, Washington, Maine
View Map

Street: Charlotte Road
Farm: Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935: Pembroke, Washington, Maine
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 8B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 203
Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members: Name Age
Stella M Featherson 57
Lewis G Featherson 17
Amos S Haywood boarder

United States Census, 1940
Meddybemps Town, Washington, Maine, United States Enumeration district 15-61; Sheet number and letter, 2A; line number 15; Public. No: T627; roll number 1494; digital folder No: 0054622038; number 00311
Ephrim Feathersone Male, 39, single, white, head, HS4, b. Maine, 1901, res. Charlotte, Washington County, Maine; Residence in 1935 Charlotte
Clyde Featherson brother32 1935 resided Pembroke Maine Common labourer $200 a year;
Earl Featherson, brother23 Charlotte, Wash. Maine common labourer @200 a year
Williard Featherson, brother, 38, m, grade 8, Foreman $800 a year
Gladys, wife of Willlard, 31 lived Meddyhemps, Wash., Maine
All born in Maine (no specific place mentioned)


Year: 1920; Census Place: Pembroke, Washington, Maine; Roll: T625_650; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 181; Image: 753.

George Fertherson 55 Maine. Occ Farmer @ Home Farm. F & M birthplace Maine. Read & Write yes.
Estella Fertherson 37 Occ Lab Sardine Factory
Hattie Fertherson 19 Occ Lab Sardine Factory
Ephram Fertherson 18 Occ Lab Sardine Factory
Clojtie Fertherson 16
Willard Fertherson 14
Clyde Fertherson 12
Beulah Fertherson 10
Herbert Fertherson 7
Luella Fertherson 4
[4 1/12]
Earl Fertherson 2

When Ada Lilly Marinda Featherstone married Kurt Bruno Von Schwarzberg in 1899 and a daughter Frida Dora arrived in 1901, she applied for naturalization in 1916 stating she was German by marriage, under the
British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act, 1914. and that she was a widow. Her husband dying in 1909 aged 37. In 1938 in the electoral roll she was living with her daughter and her unmarried sister Edith Eleanor. But using her maiden name as was her daughter, and again in 1939 I can think of only one reason why she would do this it has to be the great war or as we call it now world war one.

After compling a list of entries in the 1911 England and Wales census, so we can check we have them all in our data, ready for the release in a couple of years of the 1921 census. With 4609 entries with some dubious spellings it might take us two years. My study associate found this entry that tugs at the heart strings.

About the fifth one I checked found an interesting new person to me. Mother married a Yorkshireman who didn’t know where in Yorkshire he was born.

birth registration index Harry Cecil Featherstone Sep 1910 Medway KEN 2a 715. no mother’s maiden surname given.

1911 census RG14/3910/183
37 Perry Street, Chatham, Kent
Kate E Seager head 32 married 11 years 7 children born alive 4 living 3 died Kent, Maidstone
Thomas G Seager son 11 school Kent, Maidstone
Bessy B Seager daughter 3 Kent, Litten Hill near Maidstone
Harry Jeff boarder 32 married stoker Royal Navy Yorkshire, place not known
Edith C Jeff wife of boarder 28 married under one year no children born alive 1 still living Kent, Maidstone
Harry S Featherstone boarder illegitimate son of above boarder) 9 months Kent, Chatham
John George Lindman boarder 26 single stoker Royal Navy North Shields

death registration index Harry Featherstone Dec 1911 Medway KEN 2a 759 age 1

Medway Union Admission and Discharge Book
Oct 8th Sun Harry Featherstone age 1 3/12 infant number affixed to paupers clothes 68 Dead admitted from Chatham

Register of Deaths in Chatham Workhouse Medway Union
Oct 8th Harry Featherstone 15 months from what Parish Admitted Chatham to be buried by Board at Chatham

(I can’t find his admission)


marriage registration index Dec 1910 Medway KEN 2a 1400

Harry Jeff

Edith Featherstone

A guild member kindly sent me a newspaper clipping that he noticed when copying the entry below for his own study from the The Derby Mercury 21 March 1866

The Derby Mercury 21 Mary 1866

So you might expect to find a death registration in either Derbyshire or failing that maybe Somerset, the only death registration found was one Anthony Featherstone. Can’t possibly be the same man mentioned in the clipping.

My fellow researcher turned up the following:

Baptism solemnized in the Parish of Wiveliscombe in the County of Somerset in the Year 1831

Decr 25th John Tyler born 24th May 1831 son of Edward John + Elizabeth Featherstone of Wiveliscombe clothier

is this him?

Parsonage, Milverton, Somerset
1841 census HO107/951/8/36/34/5
William Winstanley 25 schoolmaster n
Ellen Winstanley 30
Julia Winstanley 3
Calvin Winstanley 8
Noble Clarke 10
Henry Clarke 15
Robin Langdon 11
Robert Welch 12
John Featherstone 10 y
John Hunt 7
Elizabeth Stone 20
Eliza Burston 15

1841 census HO107/959/3/14/22/19
Bradford, Somerset
Harriet White 35 school mis y
Eliz White 25
Mary White 13
Mary White 70
Ann Richards 40
Hannah Mockridge 12
Ann Rendell 12
Ann Bond 13
Eliz Bond 7
Jane Wunner 11
Jane Trood 10
Ellen Guston 7
Charlotte Durham 6
Eliz Blake 6
Mary Blake 5
Eliz Burford 6
Nicholas Burford 8
Wm Bowen 9
Edwd Bowen 8
Robt Gadd 8
Robt England 7
Jno Featherstone 8 pupil y
Edwin Featherstone 8 pupil y
Hannah Mark 17
Ann Bryant 16

The London and Provincial Medical Directory, 1860
John Tyler Featherstone, Butterley, Alfreton, Derbysh. M.R.C.s> Eng., L.M., and L.S.A. 1858; Surg. Butterley and Codnor Pk. Iron Works and Collieries.

1861 census RG9/2431/68/4
Golden Valley, Codnor Park, Derbyshire
John Tyler Featherstone head U 29 member of the Royal Colledge of Surgeons, London Somersetshire, Wiveliscombe
Emily Featherstone sister U 24 Somersetshire, Wiveliscombe
Howard Peal serv U 23 groom Derbyshire, Horkley
Ann Peat serv U 22 general servant Derbyshire, Alfreton

death registration index John Tyler Featherstone Mar 1866 Basford NTT 7b 76 age 34

Probate 1866
John Tyler Featherstone Effects under £2000.

6 April. Letters of administration of the personal estate and effects of John Tyler Featherstone late of Ironville in the county of Derby surgeon a bachelor deceased who died 27 February 1866 at Ironville aforesaid were granted at Derby to Edward John Featherstone of Wiveliscombe in the county of Somerset gentleman the father and next of kin of the said deceased he having been first sworn.

So searching for a F. Featherstone would have turned up nothing. The only thing I can think of is that he was known by his second name Tyler and the reporters penmanship left a lot to be desired and his T looked like an F.

The Parish Atlas proved to be useful in discovering this previously unknown building looks like a farm and looking at the bricked-up windows if my knowledge of the Window tax is right could be as old as 1696. I used Google maps to follow down the road from Chittlehamholt, even managed to read the sign post on the way.

Lots of research to do looking at possible Devon families we have in our current database.

I am always surprised that even after 23 years we can still turn up these discoveries, thanks to my associate Guild member Paul R Featherstone for his work in the records of the south of England. See his work in the Southern England tree via the link below.

Look out for more via https://featherstone.one-name.net

A recent image tip from Billion Graves gave me a problem is that it was not easy to read, asked my co-researcher to take a look and he came back with “Sacred In the Memory Of Jean Beloved Only Daughter of M and the late J Featherston loved Sister of Jock died August 5th 1930 aged 21 years.
In a few minutes, he had found a members tree “so mother Millicent is the M on the memorial and the late J is James.
When Jean Isobel Featherston was born on 1 January 1909, her father, James, was 33, and her mother, Millicent, was 30. She had one brother. She died on 5 August 1930 in Wooroloo, Western Australia, at the age of 21. “
Four hours later he had more;
Can you tie it in from this:

When James Featherston was born on 18 July 1875 in Buninyong, Victoria, his father, Ralph, was 38 and his mother, Annie, was 39. He married Millicent Maud Toll on 3 August 1903 in St Andrews, Washington, USA. They had two children during their marriage. He died on 30 July 1918 in Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea, at the age of 43, and was buried in Kokopo, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

When Ralph Featherston was born in 1837 in Stanhope, Durham, his father, George, was 39 and his mother, Jane, was 37. He married Annie Isabella Stockell on 15 June 1861 in Durham, Durham. They had eight children in 15 years. He died on 24 December 1927 in Northcote, Victoria, at the age of 90.

When George Featherston was born on 24 December 1798 in Durham, Durham, his father, John, was 34 and his mother, Jane, was 26. He married Jane Robson on 25 May 1822. They had one child during their marriage. He died on 22 November 1876 having lived a long life of 77 years.

Seeing the Toll connection I emailed our member Ken Toll who came back with this:
Hi Paul,
I have 3 Millicent TOLLs on my on-line study.
One is May Millicent TOLL from a Norfolk family.
The other two are in my Family:
Millicent Alice TOLL born 1917 in QLD, Aus and
Millicent Maud TOLL born 1897 at Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic, Aus.
The latter married James Featherston 3 Aug 1904 Subiacco, Western Australia, Australia.

See: https://toll.one-name.net/getperson.php?personID=I543&tree=EngBdf01

I can’t add much more info on Jean I FEATHERSTON, but I have her TOLL/TOLE ancestry back Quite a way – early 1500s if you accept the interpretations of the data.
I then found in my data

So was this the same Ralph the father of James, I searched the Victoria State archive, and found

Record information

Event: births Registration number 14314 / 1874 Family name: FEATHERSTONE Given name(s) James Place of event: BUNINYONG, Australia

Personal detail

Mother’s name <Unknown Family Name>, Isabella Mother’s family name at birth STOKE Father’s Name: <Unknown Family Name>, Ralph

So the information on Ancestry does not quite tie in with what Ken knew and I found the Marriage registration of Ralph gave me

Name:Ralph Featherston
Registration Year:1861
Registration Quarter:Apr-May-Jun
Registration district:Weardale
Parishes for this Registration District:View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District
Inferred County:Durham
Records on Page:Name Ralph Featherston Stephen Richardson Isabella Stoker Isabella Stokoe Sarah Whitfield

I think that proved without much doubt we were looking at the same family and the gravestone had helped tie it all together

So sorting the wheat from the chaff, taking clues and working through what you can find and what sources you can access is the only method that makes working with a large study a challenge but worth while. On another note a chat on Facebook found us a marriage in Hong Kong that we did not have either and a clipping to go with it.

Not often that you get photo’s like this, only three people missing from all the possible descendants of one of my Grandfathers sisters Hilda born 1886 died 1969. See https://featherstone.one-name.net/getperson.php?personID=I1576&tree=main

Hilda Featherstone’s descendants

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We have Thomas who died in 1806 of Great Ormond Yard a builder a bachelor – I have his burial but it gives no age at burial

He has brothers William, John and Bradley, a sister Mary Wise a widow, a sister Eleanor also a widow who had married a Richard Jones who died in 1816 age 67.

There is also mention of an Elizabeth Brown, and of Ann Gouldston who married Joseph Featherstone.

Ancestry have the scan of the will as well as the burial – this points us towards “Carrwood” in Yorkshire – Cawood

St George, Bloomsbury, Middlesex

September 1806

5 Thomas Featherstone S Geo Martyr

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills

Thomas Featherstone Probate Date: 8 Sep 1806 Residence: Great Ormond Yard Bricklayer, Middlesex

Thomas Featherstone of Great Ormond Yard bricklayer in the County of Middlesex being of sound body and mind doth give and bequeath to my brother John ffeatherstone of Yorkshire in the town of Carrwood all the houses and lands and all other property belonging to me the said Thomas ffeatherstone the said John Featherstone shall give to is? sister Mary Wise £30 0 0 ….brothers Matthew ffeatherstone £20 0 0 …brother William ffeatherstone £10 0 0 brother Thomas ffetherstone….Bradley ffeatherstone….sister Eleanor ffeatherstone…last will and testament for Thos Featherstone 1806 August 29 Elizabeth Brown Matthew Featherstone Eleanor Featherstone Richd Jones Ann Goldstone

Proved at London the eighth day of September 1806

It looks to me like the family were all born in Cawood and Thomas, Joseph and Mary at least came to live in London. Ancestry also have John of Cawood’s will and it confirms he owned a number of properties in Great Ormond Yard while still living in Cawood. I’ll upload a new GEDCOM so you can see, but it looks like they are the children of Thomas Featherstone of Cawood

Ellin (Eleanor) baptized 1775, Bradley 1765, John 1767, Joseph 1769, Mary 1756, Sarah 1771, William 1760 – unfortunately Ancestry don’t have the original registers for Cawood so I have had to use the free basic information on FMP

In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

In the first session of Easter Term to wit Wednesday the twenty third day of April 1817

Featherstone against Featherstone

A business of bringing into exhibiting and leaving in the Registry of this Court the Probate of the last will and testament of Thomas Featherstone late of Great Ormond Yard in the parish of Saint George the Martyr in the Country of Middlesex deceased heretofore granted under seal thereof to John Featherstone the Brother of the said deceased and sole executor named in the said will and of showing candor why the same should not be revoked and the said declared null and void and the said Deceased pronounced to have died Intestate and why letters of Administration of all and in singular the Goods and Credits of the said Deceased as dying Intestate should not be committed and granted to William Featherstone also the natural and lawful Brother and one of the next of kin of the said Deceased promoted by the said William Featherstone against the said John Featherstone.

Alan Jenner Aug 20 1806

(In the margin – on which day Jenner in the name and as the lawful Proctor of the said John Featherstone exhibited the true and original last will and Testament of the said Thomas Featherstone the Party declared in this Cause now remaining in the Registry of this Court the said will beginning this “Aug 20 1806 In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Featherstone of Great Ormond Yard Bricklayer in the County of Middlesex” ending this “and all the other Salaries to be paid so soon as possible after my Decease and sums of money due to every Person this is my last Will and Testament and thus subscribed and dated by the said Testator” signed Thos Featherstone “1806 Augt 20” and by all better and more effectual ways and methods and to all interests and purposes in law whatsoever which may be with beneficial for his said party day’s alleged and in law particularly profound as follows to wit

First that the said Thomas Featherstone departed this life a bachelor without parent leaving behind him the said William Featherstone also Matthew Featherstone the said John Featherstone also Bradley Featherstone Mary Wise widow and Eleanor Jones widow then Eleanor Featherstone his natural and lawful brothers and sisters and only next of kin and the only persons who would have been entitled in distribution to his personal estate in case he had died Intestate and the party proponent with further allege and propounded that the said Deceased was at the time of the execution of the said will and at the time of his death possessed of real estate and of personal estate all of which are disposed of by the said will and this was and is true public and notorious and so much the said William Featherstone with know or hath heard and in his conscience believes and has confessed to be true and the party proponent doth allege and proposed everything in this and the subsequent articles of this allegation contained jointly and severely.

2nd That the said Thomas Featherstone the testator in this cause declared whilst living and of sound prefect and disposing mind memory and understanding having a mind and intention to make and execute his last will and Testament in writing did give directions and instructions Instructions to his sister Eleanor Jones widow then Eleanor Featherstone spinster for the receiving and writing thereof and among other things directed that annuities of twenty pounds each should be given to his brothers Matthew Featherstone and Bradley Featherstone for their respective lives and prinsmarch to the directions and instructions of the said deceased the very will now remaining in the Registry of this Court pleaded and propounded in this cause on the part and behalf of the same John Featherstone and beginning and ending as aforesaid was drawn up and reduced into writing with the exception of the word “each” written between the thirteenth and fourteenth lines of the said will which hath since been written thereon as herein after pleaded and after the same had been so drawn up and reduced into writing it was read all over audibly and distinctly to or by the said testator who will know and understand the contents thereof and liked and approved of the same and in testimony of such his good liking and approbation he the said testator and on or about the twenty eighth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and six being the day of the date of the said will write the word “signed ” and did subscribe his name thereto and date the same “1806 Aug 28” in manner and from as now appears thereon and did find each and declare the same to be his last will and Testament in the presence and hearing of Elizabeth Brown widow then the wife of Thomas Brown and of his brother Matthew Featherstone and of his said sister Eleanor Jones then Eleanor Featherstone three viedible persons and who did in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other severally set and rub out their respective names thereto as witnesses of the due execution thereof in manner and form as now appear thereon and on the same day and very soon after he the said testator and the said witnesses had so done Richard Jones having come to visit the said testator he the said testator did in the presence of the said Richard Jones and also of the said Matthew Featherstone and Eleanor Jones again publish and declare the said will beginning and ending and subscribed as aforesaid to be his last will and Testament and the said Richard Jones did then in the presence of the said deceased and at his request and also in the presence of Matthew Featherstone and the said Eleanor Jones set and subscribe his name thereto as a witness of the due execution of the said will in manner and form as now appear thereon and he the said testator did in and of his said will nominate institute and appoint his brother the said John Featherstone sole executor and residuary delegate and did give will bequeath devise dispose and do in all things as in the said will is contained and was at and during all and singular the premises of sound perfect and disposing mind memory and understanding talked and discoursed rationally and sensibly and very well knew and understood what he said and did and was fully capable of giving instructions for and making and executing his last will and Testament or of doing any other services or rational act of that or the like nature and requiring thought judgement and reflection and the party proponent doth further alledge and propound that since the death of the said deceased the said word “each” hath been inserted between the said thirteenth and fourteenth lines of the said will by the said Eleanor Jones the same having been there ever and inadvertence ommited in drawing the said will: and this was and is two public and notorious and so much the said William Featherstone doth know or hath heard and in his conscience believes and hath confessed to be true and the back proponent doth alledge and propound as before.

3rd That during the whole time of the giving instructions for and of the making and execution of the said last will and Testament of the said deceased Ann Featherstone then Ann Gouldston spinster now the wife of Joseph Featherstone who assisted the said Eleanor Featherstone in nursing and attending on the said testator was in a room next adjoining to that in which the said will was so executed and the door of communication between the said two rooms being open during the whole of the said time the said Ann Featherstone then Gouldston heard and saw all that paper on the occasion of the said testator so giving instructions for his said will and the making and execution thereof and soon after the said will had been so executed and republished she the said Ann Featherstone then Gouldston declared to the said Matthew Featherstone and Eleanor Featherstone that she had heard and seen all that papers on such occasions or to that affect and several times requested that she might be permitted to set her name to the said will as a witness of the due execution thereof and she was at length permitted so to do and she did accordingly set her name to the said Will as a witness of the making and execution thereof in new and form as now appears thereon but without the consent or knowledge of the said testator and this was and is true public and notorious and the party proponent doth alledge and propound as before.

4th That the said Richard Jones one of the subscribed witnesses to the said last will and Testament of the said Thomas Featherstone deceased had for several years before the time of the execution of the said will been their was and until the time of his death continued to be a delivering commodore in the service of the Honourable the East India Company at their warehouse in Fenchurch Street in the city of London and that at the time of the execution of the said will he lived and resided in Grays Inn Lane in the said county of Middlesex and afterwards went to reside in East Street Red Lion Square in the said County of Middlesex where he the said Richard Jones departed this life on or about the twenty fourth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen at the age of sixty seven years and was on or about the first day of March then next ensuing buried in the Burying Ground of the Parish of Saint George the Martyr in the said County of Middlesex and an entry of such his burial was made in the Register Book of burials kept in the said Parish of St. George the Martyr and the party proponents doth further alledge and propound that the said Richard Jones deceased was whilst living as well before as at and after the Execution of the said will a person of good character credit and reputation and an honest man and one who would not have set or subscribed his name as a witness of the execution of any will deed or other instrument unless the same had been duly executed in his presence and unless he had been convinced that the person or persons so executing the same was or were at such time of sound mind memory and understanding and capable of doing any serious or rational act requiring thought judgement and reflection and for and as such a person he the said Richard Jones was commonly anointed reputed and taken to be by and amongst his neighbours friends and acquaintances and this was and is true public and notorious and the party proponent doth alledge and propound as before.

5th That in supply of proof of the premises mentioned and set forth in the next preceding article and to all other intents and purposes in the law whatsoever the party proponent doth exhibit and hereto annex and prays to be here read and inserted and taken as part and parcel thereof a certain paper writing masked with the letter A and doth alledge and propound the same to be and contain a true copy of the entry of the burial of the said Richard Jones as mentioned and set forth in the next preceding article and that the same hath been faithfully extracted from the register book of burials kept for the said Parish of saint George the Martyr and carefully collated with the original entry now remaining in the said register book and found to agree herewith that all and singular the contents of the said exhibit were and are true that all things were so had done as therein contained and that Richard Jones East Street therein mentioned and Richard Jones herein before particularly mentioned and whose name appears set and subsumed as a witness to the last will and Testament of the said Thomas Featherstone the party deceased in this cause was and is one and the same person and not divers and this was and is true public and notorious and the party proponent doth alledge and propound as before.

6th that the letters and name “Richd Jones ” now appearing set and subscribed to the said last will and Testament of the said Thomas Featherstone deceased beginning and ending as aforesaid as a witness of the due execution thereof were and are of the proper handwriting and pubscription of the said Richard Jones deceased mentioned in the third and fourth articles of this allegation and are so well known or believed to be by divers persons of good faith credit and reputation who have frequently seen him write and also subscribe his name and are thereby become well acquainted with the manner and character of his handwriting and subscription and that Richard Jones who did so set and subscribe his name as a witness to the said last will and Testament of the said Thomas Featherstone the party deceased in this case and Richard Jones mentioned in the third and fourth articles of the said allegation was one and the same person and not divers and this was said in public and notorious and the party proponent doth alledge and propound as before.

7th That all and singular the Premises were and are true public and notorious and so forth.

John Dodson

Attached as “A” a copy of the burial certificate for Richard Jones

Burials in the Parish of St George the Martyr in the County of Middlesex in the Year 1816

Richard Jones of East Street March 1st 67 years

A true copy of the Register 18th April 1817 Chas Martyn Curate

Assignation book for 1819 states that on 1st session of that every term 23 Jany 1819

For opposing party Allen declared he proceeded no further thereupon Judge directed Probate be allowed out of Registry to Jenner??? For his paring (in Exar)

John’s will

Cawood, Yorkshire baptism 16 August 1767 John son of Thomas Featherstone

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will

John Featherstone Probate Date 1834 of Cawood, Yorkshire

John Featherstone of Carwood in the County of York gentleman 24 May 1833 dear wife property situated in London, County of Middlesex – daughter Ann wife of James Hastings of Burton in the County of York, daughter Eleanor wife of Richard Toll of Kingston upon Hull carver + gilder, late daughter Mary Middleton, sons Thomas ffeatherstone, francis ffeatherstone, Edward Mount ffeatherstone, daughter Sarah wife of Boilby Johnson of Howden, York draper Property in London 5 Great Ormond Yard, 10 Great Ormond Yard, 22 Great Ormond also property in Woolwich, Kent

Proved at London 1st July 1834 by oaths of Thomas Francis ffeatherstone and Edward Mount Featherstone

More to add to our data but you can see the family  here

Images of Isaac

Isaac Earl Featherston image and newspaper clipping from the Newcastle Courant May 1st 1874

Outline Descentdant report

Outline Descendant report

As you can see he and his family really travelled the world.

More details here:



I was given when I first started out a birth certificate containing the name of the father as Metcalfe Lyall who is my 2X great Grandfather his line comes down to my Grandmother Annie Lyall

Now the marriage of Joshua to Christina I was given via a contact I made in Genes Reunited. Things have moved on a bit since those days and today thinking I had found Metcalfe’ baptism in Aycliffe via Durham Records online

Baptisms, Darlington DistrictRecord Number: 857049.0
Location: Aycliffe, County Durham
Church: St. Andrew
Denomination: Anglican
4 May 1818 Medciff [Metcalf] Lisle, of Aycliffe, son of Joshua (butcher) & Christina Lisle

I thought I would check out the sources to see if I could prove the marriage from actual records. Find my past has Bishop’s transcripts and low and behold I found this

Now you will see that like me you think the name of the groom is Joseph Liel and he comes from Aycliffe, as you can see from the first image my Joshua’s children were born in Aycliffe. and their mother was called Christina.

So do I think all these incidents lead me to the conclusion that the Joseph on a bishop’s transcript in a place 22.9 miles away is the Joshua who fathered my Medciff, or should it be Medcalfe. On the basis that there are lots of ties in’s and I have been looking for this link for 28 years, maybe for now I think it is the best I can do. Until something else turns up.

Another thing to remember is that I have my family line in my One-Name study site, so when I thought I had found something new to add to the study, I found when I looked at my own personal database I already had the information logged I had just forgotten, does that show I should maybe keep one or the other and not both? or that I have been concentrating on my ONE NAME STUDY  to much?