I have been sent a birth certificate which reads:
Registration District of Chorlton
1883 Birth in the sub district of Ardwick in the County of Lancaster
Entry 245 21st December 1882 at 10 Churchill Street, Openshaw U.S.D.
Florence a girl, Father Wilson Featherstone a joiner , mother Margaret Featherstone formerly Simpson. Informant M Feathertsone mother of 10 Churchill St, Openshaw, registered 16th January 1883.
Having found the Registration in the March of the following year, I went searching for a marriage of her parents, Looking for a marriage of a Wilson to a Margaret Simpson within 10 years of the birth of Florence, sure enough there is only one:
Civil Registration event: Marriage
Registration District: York
County: Yorkshire
Year of Registration: 1877
Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
Spouse’s last name: Not available before 1912
Volume No: 9D
Page No: 56
MarriageFinder: Wilson Featherston married one of the following people
SIMPSON, Margaret Ann
VEAR, Betsey
PADGET, Arthur
Then I looked for a census entry in 1881 could not find one, but I think the Ardwick area of Manchester has problems with missing folio’s so I tried 1891 and found this,
1891 Census
Piece: 3213 Folio: 19 Page: 32
Registration District: Salford. Civil Parish: Broughton
Municipal Borough: Salford
Address: 51, Choir Street, Broughton, Salford, Lancashire
FEATHERSTONE, Wilson Head Married M 35 1856 Joiner Stanhope Durham
FEATHERSTONE, Mary A Wife Married F 31 1860 Crook Durham
FEATHERSTONE, Robert H Son M 13 1878 Scholar Kirkby Stephen Westmorland
FEATHERSTONE, John W Son M 10 1881 Scholar Manchester Lancashire
FEATHERSTONE, Florie Daughter F 8 1883 Scholar Manchester Lancashire
MCGREGOR, Catherine Lodger Single F 29 1862 Dressmaker Edinburgh Scotland
MCGREGOR, Minnie Lodger F 2 1889 Manchester Lancashire

Is this a miss transcription, it should be Margaret , not Mary, It is not it is written Mary A. but I cannot find either a death for Margaret or a Marriage to a Mary A.
Going the other way I could not find a Wilson in 1871, but in 1861 I find a Jacob Wilson, born in the right place, Stanhope:
RG09/3724 F28 Page 4, Cowshill Stanhope
Ralph Featherston Head aged 39 Marr Lead Miner Stanhope Durham
Elizabeth Featherston Wife aged 34 Marr Grocer Stanhope Durham
Elizabeth Featherston Daur aged 12 Scholar Stanhope Durham
John Wm Featherston Son aged 11 Scholar Stanhope Durham
Dorothy Ann Featherston Daur aged 7 Scholar Stanhope Durham
Jacob Wilson Featherston Son aged 4 Stanhope Durham
Alfred R.A. Featherston Son aged 2 Stanhope Durham

and knowing that he had another name came up with:

1871 Census
RG number: RG10 Piece: 4949  Folio: 60 Page: 25
Registration District: Weardale. Sub District: St John
Enumeration District: 9. Civil Parish: Stanhope
Address: Cows Hill, Stanhope, Durham
FEATHERSTONE, Ralph Head M 49 1822 Grocer Stanhope County Durham
FEATHERSTONE, Elizabeth Wife F 44 1827 Stanhope County Durham
FEATHERSTONE, Elizabeth Daughter F 22 1849 Stanhope County Durham
FEATHERSTONE, John W Son M 21 1850 Stanhope County Durham
FEATHERSTONE, Dorothy A Daughter F 17 1854 Stanhope County Durham
FEATHERSTONE, Jacob W Son M 14 1857 Stanhope County Durham
FEATHERSTONE, Alfred R Son M 12 1859 Stanhope County Durham
FEATHERSTONE, Joseph A Son M 4 1867 Stanhope County Durham

So what happened to Jacob Wilson I cannot find him in any other census? Under Jacob or Wilson.


northern daily mail
west hartlepool
6 september 1917
mr and mrs jermy, of 8 hawkridge street, west hartlepool, have received official news that their son, private g featherstone, d.l.i., is in trent bridge hospital, nottingham, suffering from severe gunshot wounds on the left thigh. prior to enlisting he was employed by mr thomasson, hay and corn merchant.

Search marriages – results for spouse of ELIZABETH FEATHERSTONE
Result Year Surname Forename Initial Ref Number Click to contact
1 1902 FEATHERSTONE ELIZABETH H-999-37-0-171 Hartlepool
2 1902 JERMY WILLIAM H-999-37-0-171 Hartlepool

1911 Census
RG number: RG14 Piece: 29606
Reference: RG14PN29606 RG78PN1718A RD545 SD1 ED6 SN240
Registration District: Hartlepool. Sub District: Hartlepool
Enumeration District: 6. Parish: West Hartlepool
Address: 8 Hawkridge St West Hartlepool, Co.Durham
JERMY, William Head Married M 62 1849 Railway Signalman Wroxham Norfolk
JERMY, Elizabeth Wife Married F 43 1868 House Duties Dary Coates Hull Yorks
FEATHERSTONE, Hannah Bell Stepdaughter Single F 16 1895 Disengaged General Domestic West Hartlepool Durham
FEATHERSTONE, John Stepson M 14 1897 Bood Deal Asstant West Hartlepool Durham
FEATHERSTONE, George M Stepson M 12 1899 West Hartlepool Durham
FEATHERSTONE, Seth S L Stepson M 8 1903 West Hartlepool Durham

1901 Census
RG number: RG13 Piece: 4637 Folio: 106 Page: 16     
Registration District: Hartlepool. Sub District: Hartlepool
Enumeration District: 29. Ecclesiastical Parish: West Hartlepool St Oswald
Civil Parish: West Hartlepool
Address: 28, Crimdon Street, West Hartlepool, Co Durham
FEATHERSTONE, Eliz Head Widow F 32 1869 N K Yorkshire
FEATHERSTONE, Sarah Daughter Single F 8 1893 West Hpool Durham
FEATHERSTONE, Hannah Daughter Single F 6 1895 West Hpool Durham
FEATHERSTONE, John Son Single M 4 1897 West Hpool Durham
FEATHERSTONE, George Son Single M 2 1899 West Hpool Durham