Weatherstone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Weatherstone family

The surname Weatherstone was first found in Ross-shire, Scotland where they held the lands of Waterson in the parish of Fern (Fearn) in that shire from very ancient times. Wether Hill is located in Dumfries and Galloway, near New Galloway, Scotland; near Perth and near Penrith, England.

Early History of the Weatherstone family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weatherstone research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1359, 1495, 1594, 1929, 1585, 1634, 1656 and are included under the topic Early Weatherstone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Weatherstone Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Waterson, Watersone, Waterston, Watherston and many more.

Early Notables of the Weatherstone family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Edward Waterson (died 1594), English Catholic priest and martyr, beatified in 1929; Simon Waterson (1585-1634) a London prominent publisher of Edmund...
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weatherstone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Weatherstone family to Ireland

Some of the Weatherstone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


New Zealand Weatherstone migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Weatherstone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. P. Weatherstone, Scottish settler travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Robert Henderson" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 9th February 1858 [1]
  • Mrs. Weatherstone, Scottish settler travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Robert Henderson" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 9th February 1858 [1]
  • Miss Helen Weatherstone, Scottish settler travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Robert Henderson" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 9th February 1858 [1]
  • Mr. David Weatherstone, Scottish settler travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Robert Henderson" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 9th February 1858 [1]
  • Mr. John Weatherstone, Scottish settler travelling from Greenock aboard the ship "Robert Henderson" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 9th February 1858 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Weatherstone (post 1700) +

  • Sir Dennis Weatherstone KBE (1930-2008), English former CEO and Chairman of J. P. Morgan & Co
  • Ross Weatherstone (b. 1981), English footballer, brother of Simon Weatherstone
  • Simon Weatherstone (b. 1980), English former footballer
  • Laurence John Weatherstone (b. 1950), Australian former rugby union player
  • Grant Weatherstone (b. 1931), former Scotland international rugby union player


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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