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The entries for people & families with the surname Feather are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.


Feather, Constable
[17??-18??] Assistant deputy constable of Halifax [1838]. On 16th November 1838, during the Mankinholes Riots, he and Sergeant King were attempting to arrest William Ingham for refusing to pay fines when they were attacked by a mob of 2000 people

Feather, Edgar
[1924-1944] Son of Annie (née Mellor) & Rhudall Feather.

His parents died and he lived with his uncle Norman Mellor at 18 Vaughan Street, Halifax.

He was a member of Halifax ATC / educated at Thornton Grammar School, Bradford & Halifax Tech / employed as Halifax Gas Works.

During World War II, he served as a Sergeant with the 7th Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He was killed in a Lancaster bomber [2nd May 1944] (aged 20).

He was buried at Nointel Communal Cemetery, France [Collective Grave].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Feather, Ernest
[1891-1917] Son of Joseph Feather.

Born in Holmfield.

He was a cloth finisher [1911] employed by Wayman, Sons & Company.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

His thigh was fractured whilst serving in France.

He died of wounds at Bethnal Green [20th December 1917].

He was buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden.

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

His brother Percy also died in the War

Feather, George
[1756-1826] Son of Pharaoh Feather.

He was described as surgeon during his lifetime, and a cattle doctor in extensive practice at his death

Feather, George
[1846-1914] Dentist.

He lived at 134 Gibbet Street, Halifax.

He died 9th February 1914 (aged 68).

He was buried at St James's Church, Thornton

Feather, Hartley
[1866-1925] Of Bradshaw.

In 1896, he married Sarah Hannah Helliwell [1869-1940] in Keighley.

Children:

  1. John Alton [1900-1915]

The family lived at St John's Cross Farm, Bradshaw [1900].

Members of the family were buried at Mount Zion Methodist Chapel, Ogden

Feather, Herbert Spencer
[1895-1916] Son of Alice & Edmund Feather of Smithy, Blackshaw, Hebden Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 32nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

He died 4th October 1916 (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 8 C 9A & 16A], and on Blackshawhead War Memorial

Feather, Jackson Herbert
[1877-1940] Son of Peter Ratcliffe Feather.

Born in Halifax [24th June 1877].

He was a worsted spinner [1901] / a worsted spinner (employer) [1911].

In [Q4] 1901, he married (1) Ruth Illingworth [1878-1920] in Halifax.


Ruth was born in Halifax, the daughter of Amelia & Thomas Illingworth
 

Children:

  1. Peter Kelk [b 1904]
  2. Margaret Illingworth (Feather) [b 1908]

In [Q4] 1921, he married (2) Hilda Christine Chapman [1897-19??] in Lambeth, London.


Hilda Christine was born 22nd January 1897
 

Children:

  1. Joy C. [b 1923]

The family lived at Dersingham, Halifax.

He died in Bournemouth [Q3 1940]

Feather, James
[18??-18??] He was a mineral water manufacturer at Stack Hills, Todmorden [1875], partner in James, James & T. Feather and J. Feather & Son, and a member of Todmorden Urban District Council [1895]

Feather, James
[1840-1903] On 26th April 1884, South Holme Farm, Southowram – of 4¾ acres – was for sale by auction for James.

James died 25th March 1903 [age 63]

Feather, James
[1840-1903] He was a farmer [1891] / a retired farmer [1901].

He married Sarah [1841-1915].


Sarah was born in Oxenhope
 

They lived at

  • South Holme, Southowram [1891, 1901]
  • South Holme Farm, Southowram [1903]
  • 3 South Holme Farm, Southowram [1911]

The 1911 census records that they had had 4 children of whom 1 was still living at that time.

Living with them [in 1891] was son Joseph Pickles [b  1864] (farm servant).

James died 17th March 1903 (aged 63).

Sarah died 7th September 1915 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-D21]

Feather, James
[1843-1???] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a cotton fustian cutter [1881] / beer house keeper at the Black Horse, Hebden Bridge [1891, 1901].

He married Ann [1845-1???] from North Wales.

Ann was a char woman [1881] / landlady of the Black Horse, Hebden Bridge [1905]

Children:

  1. Westrop [b 1870]

The family lived at Hollins Place, Wadsworth, Hebden Bridge [1881]

Feather, James
[1845-1892] Of Southowram.

In [Q4] 1866, he married Susan Thomas [1846-1912] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Arthur Farrar [1880-1881] who died aged 13 months
  2. James Herbert [1881] who died aged 9 months

Members of the family were buried at Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel, Bank Top

Feather, James Henry
[1895-1917] Son of Westrop Feather.

Born in Hebden Bridge [27th June 1895].

He was a creeler in a cotton factory [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Acting Corporal with the 7th Battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

He died of wounds [4th March 1917].

He was buried at Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref M 21]

Feather, John
[17??-1???] Coiner of Roughhead, Denholme. He absconded

Feather, John
[1817-1856] He was a farmer/woolcomber [1851].

In 1840, he married Hannah.


Hannah was the daughter of
Peter Jackson
 

Children:

  1. Edwin [b 1841]
  2. Ruth Ann [b 1844]
  3. David [b 1846]
  4. Peter Ratcliffe
  5. Frederick
  6. John

The family lived at

  • Luddenden [1841]
  • Halifax [1851]

John died in 1856.

In 1857, Hannah married (2) Henry Smithies

Feather, John
[1822-1902] Son of Robert Feather.

Born in Stansfield.

Baptised in Haworth [September 1823].

He grew up in the Stansfield and Erringden area.

He started working in the woollen mills, but in his mid-twenties he began working on the railways and moved to Bradford.

In 1851, he married (1) Sarah Sutcliffe [1827-1856].


Sarah was the daughter of William Sutcliffe
 

Children:

  1. William [1852-1932]
  2. Sarah [1854-1938]

In [Q3] 1857, he married (2) Sarah Craven [1818-1892] in Dewsbury.


Sarah was the daughter of Ann Craven, father not recorded
 

In 1865, the family emigrated to Queensland, Australia aboard the Queen of the Colonies.

In Queensland, he worked for the railways, and remained with the railways for the rest of his life.

Both the children married and had families in Queensland. William and his family moved to Sydney, New South Wales [late 1870s], and John and Sarah followed soon after. Daughter, Sarah, and her family remained in Queensland.

After Sarah's death, John married (3) Unknown.

John died in Sydney

Feather, John
[1854-1909] His father was not recorded on the marriage record.

Born in Warley.

He was a overlooker of Warley [1877] / a worsted spinner [1881, 1891, 1901] / partner in Feather Brothers.

In [Q2] 1877, he married Ellen Pollard [1857-1935] at Halifax Parish Church.


Ellen, of Midgley, was born in Booth, the daughter of Thomas Pollard, carter
 

Children:

  1. Martha Hannah [b 1878]
  2. John Thomas [b 1881] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  3. Richard Edwin
  4. David J [b 1885] who was a railway clerk [1901]
  5. Peter Fred [1886-1900]
  6. Jackson Pollard [b 1892] who was a bank clerk [1911]
  7. Helen Edith May [b 1895]
  8. Victoria Constance Irene [b 1900]

The family lived at

  • 5 Stannary Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 9 Trinity Place, Halifax [1891]
  • Clareville, Halifax [1901, 1911]
  • Beechwood, 147 Huddersfield Road, Halifax [1916]

23/5/19091 died in Southport (aged 54).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,178.

Probate was granted to his widow Ellen

Feather, Joseph
[1860-1936] He was a dyer's labourer [1885] / a fish fryer (own account) [1911].

On 22nd February 1885, he married Hannah Barker Smith [1863-1898] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Northowram
 

Children:

  1. Herbert [1885-1969] who was a confectioner's labourer [1911]
  2. Percy
  3. Ernest

The family lived at 178 Hebble Lane, Halifax [1911].

Sons Percy & Ernest died in World War I

Feather, Percy
[1887-1918] Son of Joseph Feather.

Born in Northowram.

He was a member of Illingworth Church Cricket Club / a chair frame maker [1911] / a cabinet maker employed by Siddal & Sons.

He married Unknown.

They lived at Bairstow's Buildings, Ovenden.

During World War I, he enlisted with the South Staffordshire Regiment [November 1916], then he served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment.

He was killed in action (lost as an HQ runner) [28th March 1918].

He is remembered on the Pozières Memorial, France [Grave Ref 52-54], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth

His brother Ernest also died in the War

Feather, Peter Ratcliffe
[1849-1901] Son of John Feather.

Born in Halifax.

Senior partner in Feather Brothers Limited.

In [Q1] 1874, he married (1) Sarah Town [18??-1882] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Annie
  2. Jackson Herbert
  3. Bertha
  4. Winifred Gertrude

In 1883, he married (2) Hannah Turner [1849-1923].

The family lived at 4 Eversley Mount, Halifax [1901].

He died at home [11th August 1901].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £14,305 2/1d. Probate was granted to son Jackson Herbert, Henry Smithies and Alfred Hoyle (worsted spinner) 

Feather, Pharaoh
[1722-1795] Son of Pharaoh Feather [d 1751].

In 1783, either he or his son Pharaoh was paid 10/6d for doctoring the Workhouse at Warley.

He married Sarah [1725-1799].

Children:

  1. George
  2. Pharaoh

Feather, Pharaoh
[1759-1824] Of Edge End, Warley.

Son of Pharaoh Feather.

Born in Oxenhope.

Baptised at Haworth [26th August 1759].

He was a farmer and a veterinary surgeon who also treated men and women. He served in the 1st West Yorkshire Militia [1780-1882].

In 1783, either he or his father was paid 10/6d for doctoring the Workhouse at Warley.

In 1778, he married Mary Foster in Bradford.

Children:

  1. Pharaoh
  2. Joseph [1787-1850]

He died 17th March 1824 (aged 64) 

Feather, Pharaoh
[1782-1855] Son of Pharaoh Feather

Feather, Professor Norman
[1904-1978] FRS.

Nuclear physicist.

Son of Samson Feather.

Born (in the schoolhouse) at Pecket Well [16th November 1904].

He was educated at Bridlington Grammar School, Trinity College Cambridge, and John Hopkins University, Baltimore.

In 1932, he married Kathleen Grace Burke.


Kathleen Grace was daughter of Andrew Francis Burke, schoolteacher.

She was a schoolteacher

 

Children:

  1. son
  2. twins daughter
  3. daughter

He died at the Christie Hospital, Manchester [14th August 1978]

Feather, Richard Edwin
[1883-1916] Son of John Feather.

He was a member of Stannary Congregational Church / educated at Holy Trinity School & Heath Grammar School / a worsted spinner [1901, 1911] / a director of Feather Brothers.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1915], and served as a Rifleman with the 21st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He died of wounds received in France [16th September 1916].

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [21st October 1916].

He was buried at Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France [Grave Ref II C 32].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Dudwell, on the Memorial at Heath Grammar School, on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Boys' School, Halifax, on the Feather family grave at Luddenden Cemetery,

He is remembered on the Memorial at Stannary Congregational Church, Halifax

An honour plaque was erected at Stannary Congregational Church on 16th September 1916, the same day Richard died. His name was added at a later date

Feather, Robert
[1791-1863] He was a wool comber.

In 1813, he married (1) Susan Holdsworth [1792-1832] at Heptonstall.

Children:

  1. John
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child
  11. child
  12. child
  13. child

In 1841, he married (2) Grace Barker [1799-1874].

The family lived at

Susan, Robert & Grace were buried at Heptonstall Church

Feather, Sam
[1895-1918]

During World War I, he served as a Private with the King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He died 18th April 1918 (aged 23).

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Feather, Samson
[1871-1949] He was teacher at Pecket Well [1904] / headmaster at Spalding Moor, East Riding.

In [Q3] 1902, he married Lucy Clayton in North Bierley.


Lucy was a teacher at the same school as her husband
 

Children:

  1. Norman
  2. son
  3. daughter

Feather, Thomas
[1817-1872] Born in Ovenden.

He was landlord at the Commercial, Illingworth [1861, 1872].

In 1840, he married Charlotte Smith [1816-1896] from Ovenden, in Halifax.

In January 1859, he was declared insolvent.

After his death, Charlotte took over at the Commercial. She was still there in 1881.

She was living at the Halifax Union Workhouse [1891]

Feather, Westrop
[1870-1936] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a fustian piecer & cutter [1890].

On the 31st May 1913, Westrop was convicted of assault and was imprisoned in HMP Wakefield for 18 months.

On 25th October 1890, he married Emma Marshall [1871-1954] in Halifax.


Emma was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Alice Ann [1892-1948]
  2. Jane [b 1893]
  3. Annie Eleanor [b 1896]
  4. James Henry
  5. Hilda [b 1897]
  6. Harriet [1899-1899]
  7. Louisa [1900-1905]
  8. Lewis Edward [1901-1901]
  9. Eleanor May [1903-1904]
  10. Harold [b 1903]
  11. George [1907-1907]
  12. Ethel Maud [b 1909]

The children were born in Hebden Bridge.

The family lived at

  • 29 Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge, [1911]
  • 2A Market Street, Hebden Bridge [1915]
  • 20A Market Street, Hebden Bridge [1917]

 

Feather surname
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Feather, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Feather:


Marriages 1871, 1880, 1962
 



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