Felstead

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This project started as a result of a search for my own G-G-Grandfather WILLIAM FELSTEAD who was found on just one Census Return in Chester,England in 1861.
His age was 22yrs and his birth place was given as "Born America - British Subject"
Some seven years later the birthplace of WILLIAM has not been located in "America" but even if it was it is likely his stay was transient.
Circumstantial evidence suggests his full name was William John Felstead and he may have been born in Nova Scotia but was brought back to England in time for the 1841 Census.
After marrying in England in 1860 he left his wife ,and at least one child, sometime after the 1861 census.
Further circumstantial evidence suggests his destination was Boston,Massachusetts where he had a successfull business as a Tinsmith.
Over these seven years a tremendous amount of data has been accumulated re FELSTEAD's from virtually every corner of the globe and which I wish to make available to anyone with an interest in the FELSTEAD family name which is now so rare that an estimate in Burke's Peerage in 1995 gave a figure of approximately 3000 FELSTEAD's worldwide.