Rebecca Feather

1827–1908 (Age 81)
Haworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Feather was born in 1827, in Haworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Feather, was 30 and her mother, Sarah or Sally Cowgill, was 28. She married Jabez Tempest in 1851, in Keighley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Sutton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Glusburn, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. She died in 1908, in Bierley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 81.

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Jabez Tempest
Rebecca Feather
Marriage: 1851

Spouse and Children

    Jabez Tempest



Keighley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings


    Sarah or Sally Cowgill




    Betty Feather


    Thomas Feather


    Sally Feather


    Elizabeth Feather



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 6

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

Age 23

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English fether ‘feather’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a trader in feathers and down, a maker of quilts, or possibly a maker of pens. Feathermongers are recorded from the 13th century onwards. In some cases the surname may have arisen from a nickname denoting a very light person or perhaps a person of no account.2 Americanized form of German Feder .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Feather in household of John Feather, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Rebecca Tempest in household of Jabez Tempest, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Rebecca Tempest in household of Jabez Tempest, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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