John Fereday

Male19 July 1820–18 February 1898

Brief Life History of John

John Fereday was born on 19 July 1820, in Brewood, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Martha Lewis on 23 October 1845, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 18 February 1898, in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Fereday
Martha Lewis
Marriage: 23 October 1845
Sarah Ann Fereday
Joseph John Fereday
John France Fereday
George Fereday
William Fereday
Charles Fereday
Elizabeth Fereday
David Fereday
Ann Fereday
Martha Fereday

Sources (28)

  • 1851 - John Fereday in household of Thomas Kingstone, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • 1932 - John Fereday in entry for George Fereday, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • 1851 - John Fereday, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 October 1845Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 7

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


    Age 23

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Galway): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearadhaigh (see Ferry 1).

    English: variant of Vardy .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    John (Bird) Fereday (1820)

    A Recollection by Anna Eliza McBride Barrus My grandfather, John Bird, son of George Bird and Elizabeth Fereday, was born 19 July 1820, in Paradise Staff, England. He married Martha Lewis on23 Octobe …

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