Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
I am studying the Featley name and would like to collate all I know already to any new names and to connect them to the different areas and centuries in England.
Featly, Faircley, Fateley, ffeatly, ffeatley, feattie, Fertley.
John Fairclough travelled down to Oxford from Lancashire (Liverpool area) in the 1500's. He managed to get work as a butler in one of the universities. He had 3 sons and 2 daughters by his wife Marian Thrift. The second son Daniel Fairclough was born 1582 and he was bright enough to be sponsored to go to university. He became a Doctor of Divinity. It was he that first used the name of Featley in the books he wrote. His nephew also used the name.
Daniel Featley, 15/3/1582-17/4/1645. The most reknown of the Featleys. He was a Doctor of Divinity who wrote many books and tracts on religion. His books may be seen in the British Library among others. His history can be read in the Dictionary of National Biography, Addenda to the Histories of Lambeth Palace and Lambeth Parish, Dr. Featley of Acton, Chelsea and Lambeth by T. & A. Harper Smith, Featley of the City of Oxford by Mr. P. J. Towey.
John Featley, 1/5/1605-?/?/1666. Nephew of Daniel, he was also a Doctor of Divinity (as were other members of the family) and he became the first preacher in St. Christopher, (now St. Kitts). He married Anne Powell and had 21 children. He also wrote books on religion and also a short history of his uncle. His theory about the name is that it changed from Fairclough to Faircley to Fateley to Featley due to mis-spelling and mis-pronunciation. In one of his books, his image looks the spitting image of my brother!
Grace Featley, date of birth and death unknown. Circa 1695 she was involved in a court case against Lee Warner who had thrown her and other widows out of their accommodation for non payment of debt. She was re-instated. This can also be read up in the British Library. I believe she was the widow of Henry Featley, son of John Featley.
1841 census-4 addresses
1851 census-2 addresses
1861 census-3 addresses
1871 census-4 addresses
1881 census-2 addresses
1891 census-4 addresses
1901 census-3 addresses
1911 census-8 addresses
1931 register-11 addresses
Oxfordshire-19 names between 1591 and 1762
Warwickshire-45 names between 1656 and 1842
Staffordshire-22 names between 1704 and 1830 (+1 in 1937)
Buckinghamshire-5 names between 1625 and 1634
London-100s (I will verify numbers at a later date)
Lincolnshire-unknown (I will verify numbers at a later date)
Nottinghamshire-unknown (I will verify numbers at a later date)
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