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
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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
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Earl Fertherson 2

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?


vane_featherstone_1862-1948Miss Alicia Frederica Vane Featherstonhaugh, was actually born Alicia Frederica Vane Dimsdale who’s father Frederick Dimsdale married Jane Cassandra Wilks Featherstonehaugh in the registry office of St George Hanover Square, London after obtaining a license from St Stephen, Paddington.
Frederick however Frederick was imprisoned for life and his son Clarence fled the country after being charged with trying to bribe the jailor at the Mansion House Police court with £500 to let him escape. Frederick filed for bankruptcy presented a petition for liquidation saying his liabilities amounted to £230,000 and assets amounted to £130,000. Assets included an interest in the Basingstoke Canal and properties in Surrey, Bucks and Middlesex. A receiver was appointed by the court. the receiver recorded total debts as £226,430 and assets £14,979. the case continued with additionally James Drake, a carpenter accused of obtaining £300,000 by means of forged and counterfeit leases. Frederick Dimsdale’s son Clarence Dimsdale was also found to be involved.
Vane died in 1948 her obituary read as follows;
November 8 1948
Miss A Featherstonhaugh
Miss Alicia Frederica Vane Featherstonhaugh, who had a long and successful career on the stage under the name of Vane Featherstone, died at her home, North Town House, Maidenhead, on Saturday in her 87th year.
Miss Featherstonhaugh made her first appearance on the stage in Jolliboy’s Woes at the Olympic Theatre in 1878. There followed a series of engagements both in London and on tour until 1884, when she joined Charles Hawtrey at the Globe Theatre, playing the part of Edith Marsland in the Private Secretary. She remained with Hawtrey’s company until 1891. Among the many parts played by her during her long career was that of Mrs. Linden in A Doll’s House at the Globe Theatre in 1897, of Alice Vowdon in the Chetwynd Affair at the Royalty Theatre in 1904, and of Mrs Hughes in the Woman in the Case at the New Theatre in 1909. She twice toured in America; in 1904 with Sir Charles Wyndham and in 1920 with Marie Lohr, whom she had joined in 1918 on Marie Lohr’s assumption of the management of the Globe Theatre. Among the parts she played in America was that of Marion Blayds-Conway in the Truth about Blayds. On her return to Britain she played in 1923 Lady Ingleby in Love in Pawn at the Kingsway Theatre.
Read more and trace her line here

I have very little information on what interested the people I have in my one-name study data. I have always imagined they were too busy wondering how they were going to provide the basic needs of their family like food, shelter, and maybe the warmth of clothing.
My opinion of modern folks was rather shaken by the list of the top 25 page views on Wikipedia this last year. It would appear we are more concerned with celebrities than we are about things that really matter. Listening to the news I would have thought the top of the list would be climate change or the worry about nuclear proliferation. Maybe a mention of how we are going to feed our selves in the future. Not a mention of Brexit or how we are planning to look after our old folk in the future.
What do you think of the list?
1. Avengers: Endgame, 44,159,830 pageviews
2. Deaths in 2019, 38,434,061 (see notes below)
3. Ted Bundy, 29,334,592
4. Freddie Mercury, 27,358,657
5. Chernobyl disaster, 25,493,154
6. List of highest-grossing films, 24,933,436
7. Joker (2019 film), 22,848,283
8. List of Marvel Cinematic Universe films, 21,865,076
9. Billie Eilish, 20,741,313
10. Keanu Reeves, 16,891,641
11. Jeffrey Epstein, 16,147,371
12. Elizabeth II, 15,795,572
13. Captain Marvel (film), 15,756,835
14. Game of Thrones (season 8), 15,690,793
15. Game of Thrones, 15,423,792
16. Donald Trump, 15,224,884
17. List of Bollywood films of 2019, 14,804,884
18. United States, 14,569,088
19. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 13,725,337
20. Spider-Man: Far From Home, 13,614,704
21. YouTube, 13,504,863
22. The Mandalorian, 12,035,150
23. 2019 in film, 11,690,826
24. Jason Momoa, 11,505,267
25. Nipsey Hussle, 11,411,893


A Google alert sent me to a project about a local gardening project in South Africa with a picture of Pat Featherstone since she was a female I presume she was Patricia.

Woven in the story is a precis of her life, what it does not tell me is was she born a Featherstone or is that her married name.
I have written via the organisation’s website to ask if she would like to help me record her family line since she is a person of interest in my study.
You can read more about the project she started here https://soilforlife.co.za/ and her life story at https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-01-14-pat-featherstone-the-heart-and-soul-of-soil-for-life/

The P numbers we use to link two datasets together, between two researchers, All info found by Paul R Featherstone.

birth registration index Frances Charlotte Featherstone Jun 1865 St Giles MDX 1b 443
no mother’s maiden surname given

Baptism solemnized in the Parish of St Giles in the Fields in the County of Middlesex in the Year 1865
July 23 Frances Charlotte daughter of William Goodall? (crossed through) + Frances Featherstone of 30 Bloomsbury St born April 24 1865

1881 census RG11/2699/10/11
Brunswick Street, Newcastle, Staffordshire
Jas Tittensor head M 33 hairdresser + tobacconist Staffd, Newcastle
Marion A Tittensor wife M 36 dressmaker + milliner employing 5 assist + 3 apprentices Dublin City
Ellen M H Tittensor daur 7 scholar Staffd, Newcastle
Geo Fk Tittensor son 3 Staffd, Newcastle
Ellen Tittensor widow wid mother 62 retired grocer Staffd, Wolstanton
Francis C Featherstone boarder U 15 apprentice dressmaker London
Sarah Hulse serv U 20 genll dom serv Staffd, Alsagers Bank

New Zealand Archives Passenger List
Assisted Emigration to Wellington by the ship Oxford 1883
23 July 1883 Frances Featherstone age 19 (OAD? written next to age) County Stafford Occupation nurse – “said to have been taken to AG by her Guardian who could do nothing with her”

New Zealand, Marriage Index, 1840-1937
Name: Frances Charlotte Featherstone Gender: Female Marriage Year: 1889 Marriage Place: New Zealand Spouse: John Crawford Relation: Bride (Wife) Folio Number: 1182

Maybe a 2nd marriage New Zealand, Marriage Index, 1840-1937
Name: Frances Charlotte Crawford Gender: Female Marriage Year: 1900 Marriage Place: New Zealand Spouse: James Gallagher Relation: Bride (Wife) Folio Number: 1892

1928 Wellington East General Roll
Francis Charlotte Gallagher 38 Lonsdale Cres widow
Lenard Francis Gallagher 38 Lonsdale Cres tram employee

1954 Island Bay General Roll
Francis Charlotte Gallagher 136 Russell Tee widow

death registration index 1956/37413 Frances Charlotte Featherstone age 89

New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007
Name: Frances Charlotte Gallagher Birth Date: abt 1867 Death Age: 89 Death Date: 9 May 1956 Death Place: Karori, Wellington Burial Place: Wellington, New Zealand Cemetery: Karori

assuming they did not divorce these are the deaths of John Crawfords in New Zealand between 1889 and 1900
1889/2910 John Crawford age 79
1891/2107 John Thompson Crawford age 54
1895/6161 John Crawford age 49 – on Find A Grave buried Tasman – picture on gravestone has the inscription “deaf mute”
1896/269 John Crawford age 91 – on Find A Grave – wife Elizabeth Ann
1898/1598 John Martin Crawford age 50

assuming they did not divorce these are the deaths of John Crawfords in New Zealand between 1889 and 1900
1889/2910 John Crawford age 79
1891/2107 John Thompson Crawford age 54
1895/6161 John Crawford age 49 – on Find A Grave buried Tasman – picture on gravestone has the inscription “deaf mute”
1896/269 John Crawford age 91 – on Find A Grave – wife Elizabeth Ann
1898/1598 John Martin Crawford age 50

New Zealand Towns Directory 1902
6 Marion Street, Wellington James Gallagher

death registration index 1907/10166 James Gallagher age 59

Find A Grave memorial 190859682
James Gallagher born 1849 died 22 Jan 1907 Te Aro, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
Buried Mount Street Cemetery, Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand

22 Jan 1907 On the 22nd January, 1907, at his residence, 6 Marion street, suddenly, of apoplexy, James Gallagher, J.P., in his 59th year. R.I.P.

31 Jan 1907 An old and highly respected colonist in the person of Mr James Gallagher, of Marion street, died at his residence rather suddenly of apoplexy on Tuesday morning. The deceased, who was in his 59th year, was a man of robust frame and his death came as a great shock to his many friends. In company with his brother, Mr John Gallagher, of Hopper street, he landed in Wellington about the Christmas of 1865 and has remained here ever since. While of a reserved nature, he took a very keen interest in municipal and colonial politics and was ever ready to lend a helping hand to those that asked his aid. In his younger days he served in the armed constabulary and in the police under Inspectors Branigan and Brougham. For many years and up to the time of his death he was a Justice of the Peace and often presided on the local Bench. His funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Thursday afternoon. The remains were taken to St Mary of the Angels’ Church and thence to the Catholic cemetery in Mount street, The Rev Father Kimbell officiated both at the Church and at the graveside. The deceased leaves a widow, one son, and five daughters. The bereaved ones have the deepest sympathy of a large circle of friends in the great blow that has so unexpectedly fallen upon them. R.I.P.

From Family Tree Circles ‘Residents’ of Mount Street Cemetery, Wellington (as at May 2012) by ngairedith

He must have been married before – 17 Jan 1907 Miss Jennie (Jane) Gallagher, third daughter of Mr and Mrs James, of Marion street, is to be married on the 30th inst., to Mr Michael Gleeson, son of Mr and Mrs Gleeson, of Napier. (they were married that day)

This looks like his mother – Ellen Gallagher – On the 23rd August 1895, at her son-in-law’s residence, Taranaki-street, Ellen Gallagher, late of Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland, and mother of John and James Gallagher, of this city; aged 84 years

And is this his first wife and other children? Emily Gallagher – 16 May 1885 aged 2 Emily was a daughter of James Gallagher & Honora O’Connor:
1877 – Mary Gallagher
1878 – Ellen Gallagher
1881 – Jane Gallagher
1883 – Emily Gallagher, as above
1884 – Eliza Catherine Gallagher
1886 – Lily Gallagher

birth registration index (from searching for births registered between 1/11899 and 31/12/1899 1964/125690 Leonard Francis Neilson Gallagher parents James and Frances Charlotte

1928 Wellington East General Roll
Francis Charlotte Gallagher 38 Lonsdale Cres widow
Lenard Francis Gallagher 38 Lonsdale Cres tram employee

1935 Wellington East General Roll
Leonard Francis Gallagher Rex Street tramway employee

1946 Miramar General Roll
Leonard Francis Gallagher 9 Puriri Street motorman

1957 Onehunga Main Roll
Leonard Francis Gallagher Prince Albert Hotel SE5 manager

1963 Waitemata Main Roll
Leonard Francis Gallagher 10 Rothesay Bay Road, Rothesay Bay, rtrd

death registration index 1970/30863 Leonard Francis Gallagher age 70

Joseph Featherstone has two children William Wass Featherstone registered in the Jun Quarter of 1894 and John Frank Featherstone registered in Sep quarter of 1897 both have a record in the new GRO indexes of a mothers name of Wass, to confirm this Joseph in the 1901 Census is a widower but living with him is his Mother in law also a widow with the surname of Wass. I cannot find a Death or a marriage in Bransdale cum Farndale Parish records. Can you find a marriage so I can complete the family?

1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
Tenter Hill, Farndale East Side, Helmsley, Yorkshire, England
Joseph Featherstone Head Widower Male 41 1860 Farmer Farndale, Yorkshire
William W Featherstone Son – Male 6 1895 – Farndale, Yorkshire
John F Featherstone Son – Male 3 1898 – Bilsdale, Yorkshire
Sarah M Wass Mother-In-Law Widow Female 62 1839 Housekeeper Bilsdale, Yorkshire
John T Richardson Servant Single Male 36 1865 Ordinary Agricultural Labourer Bransdale, Yorkshire
Eliza Dobson Servant Single Female 13 1888 General Domestic Servant Margrove Park, Yorkshire
Archive reference RG13
Piece number 4552
Folio 81
Page 9

Mother’s Maiden Surname: WASS
GRO Reference: 1894 J Quarter in HELMSLEY Volume 09D Page 446

Mother’s Maiden Surname: WASS
GRO Reference: 1897 S Quarter in HELMSLEY Volume 09D Page 474