I can find Richard right upto 1911, but cannot find him in the 1861 Census.

1911 Census
RG14PN19742 RG78PN1182 RD418 SD2 ED23 SN494
Reg. District: Lincoln. Sub District: Lincoln Home
Parish: Lincoln. Enum. District: 23
Address: 18 Rosebery Avenue Lincoln, Lincolnshire
FEATHERSTON, Richard Head Married M 55 1856 Postmaster Of Lincoln Yorkshire Dreffield
FEATHERSTON, Mahala Wife Married 30 years 5 Children all Living F 53 1858 Lancashire Liverpool
FEATHERSTON, Ella Daughter Single F 22 1889 Art Student Lincolnshire Grimsby
FEATHERSTON, Margery Daughter Single F 18 1893 School Lincolnshire Grimsby
CHESSMAN, Ruth Elizabeth Servant Single F 20 1891 General Servant Domestic     Lincolnshire Nettleham

1901 Census
Piece: 2996, Folio: 84, Page: 1
Registration District: Leicester. Civil Parish: Leicester
Address: 62, Melbourne Road, Leicester, Leicestershire
FEATHERSTON, Richard Head Married M 45 1856 Chief Clerk Post Office Driffield, Yorkshire
FEATHERSTON, Mahala Wife Married F 42 1859 Liverpool, Lancashire
FEATHERSTON, Jessie Daughter Single    F 19 1882 Grimsby, Lincolnshire
FEATHERSTON, Harry Son Single M 17 1884 Accountants Clerk Grimsby, Lincolnshire
FEATHERSTON, Hugh Son Single M 15 1886 Grimsby, Lincolnshire
FEATHERSTON, Ella Daughter Single F 12 1889 Grimsby, Lincolnshire
FEATHERSTON, Madge Daughter Single F 9 1892 Grimsby, Lincolnshire
WATMOUGH, Eveline F Visitor Single F 19 1882 Grimsby, Lincolnshire

1891 Census
RG number:     RG12 Piece: 2618 Folio: 131 Page: 40
Reg. District:Caistor. Sub District: Great Grimsby
Parish: Clee with Weelsby. Enum. District: 39
Ecclesiastical District: Clee
City/Municipal Borough: Grimsby
Address: 129, Hainton Street, Clee With Weelsby, Grimsby, Lincolnshire
FEATHERSTONE, Richard Head Married M 35 1856 Telegraph Superintendent Driffield, Yorkshire
FEATHERSTONE, May Wife Married F 30 1861 Liverpool, Lancashire
FEATHERSTONE, Jessie Daughter F 9 1882 Scholar Grimsby, Lincolnshire
FEATHERSTONE, Harry Son M 7 1884 Scholar Grimsby, Lincolnshire
FEATHERSTONE, Hugh Son M 5 1886 Scholar Grimsby, Lincolnshire
FEATHERSTONE, Ella Daughter F 2 1889 Grimsby, Lincolnshire
MARRIOTT, Rose E Servant Single F 19 1872 General Servant Holbeach, Lincolnshire

1881 Census
RG number:     RG11 Piece: 3273 Folio: 100 Page: 58
Reg. District: Caistor Sub District: Great Grimsby
Parish: Clee with Weelsby
Address: 166, Hainton St, Clee With Weelsby, Lincolnshire
FEATHERSTONE, Richard Head Married M 27 1854 Telegraphic Clerk (Civil Service) Driffield, Yorkshire
FEATHERSTONE, Matilda Wife Married F 23 1858 Liverpool, Lancashire

1871 Census
RG number: RG10 Piece: 4791 Folio: 50. Page: 43
Reg. District: Hull. Sub District:     Myton
Parish: Holy Trinity. Enum. District: 20
City/Municipal Borough: Kingston upon Hull
Address: Clarendon Street Collingwood Terrace, Holy Trinity, Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire
MOOREY, John K     Head M 31 1840 Postal Telegraph Clerk Newton on Ouse Yorkshire
MOOREY, Elizabeth Wife F 30 1841 Barrow Lincolnshire
FEATHERSTONE, Richard Boarder M 16 1855 Postal Telegraph Clerk Driffield Yorkshire