Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Weatherson, Weatherston, Wetherston, Wetherstone
Category: 2 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way, but currently in some countries only.
Contact: Mr David Bates
As I researched my own family line, it became apparent that the name was quite localised, at which point I began to consider undertaking a one-name study. At the time of joining the Guild - Sep 06 - my information was primarily limited to England & Scotland but this has expanded as my research continues, hopefully with input from those of you Weatherstones still out there. Jan 07: Input received from British Columbia, Canada and Tasmania, so a big thank you to those individuals. July 07: Contact from Australia, identifying a Weatherstone emmigration from North Shields in 1913. 2009: Evidence of the name found in China with 2 births in the 1870s. 2010: Further progress on the China connection with help from Hugh D, a descendant of a prominent Berwick based line of Weatherstons'. Research is continuing in 2011. 2011: More progress on the 'Brewing' Weatherstones incl. the Lord of the Manor of Chiswick Circa 1770
The earliest recorded entry I have found is for a marriage in 1604 in Newcastle
In 1881 the representation in the 'Borders' region of the UK can be found in Berwick, Roxborough, Peebles, Selkirk & Dumfries and Northumberland.
Further afield, Durham & Midlothian are worth mentioning as is the natural migration to London.
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