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


What happened to George?

I last find him in 1891 living with his brother Robert in the High Street in Skelton, can’t find him in 1901, Can you?

Found him in Scotton, near Knaresborough with the Andrew family as a Stable Groom. More research needed


Just received this marriage and found them in 1891, can you find anything earlier?
Copy of an Entry of Marriage in the Registration District of Liverpool from the registers of Liverpool
1884 Marriage solemnized at St Nicholas Church in the Parish of Liverpool in the County of Lancashire.
Entry 308 on the 3rd of January 1884 between
John Thomas Featherstone aged 25 a bachelor and gardener of Acomb in the county of York, father John Thomas Featherstone a railway servant
Julia Cheketts aged 22 a spinster of the Parish of Liverpool father Joseph Checketts a Undertaker.
Married in the church of St Nicholas according to the rites and ceremonies of the established church after Banns by me John Francis, Curate
Both signed in the presence of J H Checketts and J Grundy.

1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
Plantation Cottages, Beckfield Lane, Acomb, Great Ouseburn, Yorkshire, England
John Thos Featherstone Head Married Male 33 1858 Gardener Domestic Servant Dairy Coats hall, Yorkshire, England
Julia Featherstone Wife Married Female 29 1862 Upton on Severn, Worcestershire, England

A recent inquiry asked about who a box in her possession might have belonged to.Sir Arthur William

A search has found nothing could it be a joke?

Winifred Brother

Winifred Brother

James Robson (Jimmy) went on to become a big band leader bin the USA, but what happen to his sister Winifred. It appears she was a twin Joyce, who went with the family to the USA, but we can’t find anything on Winifred after her birth registration.

Can you find them in 1891 census

Name: William Featherstone
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 07 Feb 1886
Christening Place: Darley, Derbyshire, England
Birth Date: 08 Nov 1885
Father’s Name: Peter Featherstone
Mother’s Name: Anne
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C01756-0
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1041102
Reference ID: item 6 p 253

Citing this Record:
“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N81K-SZK : accessed 26 Feb 2014), William Featherstone, 08 Nov 1885.

Parish Record Collection – Marriage Record
Year: 1883
Forenames: Peter
Spouse Forenames: Ann
Spouse Surname: BUXTON
Place: Ashbourne
Description: Wesleyan Chapel
County: Derbyshire
Country: England
Reg Office: 390
Register Entry: ARO/02/047
Record source: Derbyshire Registrars Marriage Index
Data provider: Derbyshire Family History Society

Civil Registration event: Marriage
England & Wales
Registration district: Ashbourne
County: Derbyshire
Year of registration: 1883
Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
Spouse’s last name: Not available before 1912
Volume no: 7B
Page no: 948
MarriageFinder: Peter Featherstone married one of the following people:
GRUNDY, Charlotte

Is there a relationship between the couple in the 1911 Census and Charles R.W.
Name: Charles Robert William Featherstone
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 21 Apr 1903
Father’s Name: William Featherstone
Mother’s Name: Mary
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: J13905-1
System Origin: England-VR
GS Film number: 1041031
Reference ID: – 2:H0QJHK

Citing this Record:
“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N817-NM9 : accessed 26 Feb 2014), Charles Robert William Featherstone, 21 Apr 1903.

1911 Census
RG14PN21102 RG78PN1257 RD438 SD2 ED23 SN186
Reg. District: Chesterfield
Sub District: Chesterfield
Parish: Calow
Enum. District: 23
Address: 2 Bole Hill Calow
County: Derbyshire
Name Relation Condition/
Yrs married Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
GETTINGS, Joseph Head Married M 50 1861 Miner Hewer Darlington York
GETTINGS, Sarah Wife Married F 47 1864 Middlesborough Yorks
FEATHERSTONE, Edna Niece F 12 1899 Barnsley Yorks
FEATHERSTONE, Charles Nephew M 8 1903 Calow Derbysh

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