Heslington Genealogy


Thomas Asheby [Parents] was christened on 25 May 1629 in Groombridge, Sussex, England. He was buried on 3 Jul 1690. He married Mary Ann Peett on 27 Dec 1652 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI. Born in Frant, Sussex.
Christening and Marriage recorded in Vital Records, Recorded in Groombridge, Sussex, marriage in Frant.

Mary Ann Peett was born about 1630. She was buried on 9 Jan 1723/1724 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. She married Thomas Asheby on 27 Dec 1652 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Marriage found in Vital Records, Recorded in Frant.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Ashby was christened on 13 Nov 1653.
  F ii Joane Ashbee was christened on 27 Jun 1655.
  M iii John Ashby was christened on 30 Jul 1657. He was buried on 8 Oct 1733.
  M iv Thomas Asheby was born about 1659.
  M v William Ashby was christened on 16 Feb 1661.
  M vi Richard Ashby was christened on 2 Apr 1665. He was buried on 6 Nov 1751.
  M vii Abraham Ashby was christened on 27 Oct 1667.
  F viii Katherine Ashbey was christened on 12 Mar 1670.
  F ix Elizabeth Ann Ashbey was christened on 19 Oct 1673 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She died in 1677 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Christening extracted and submitted to IGI.
  F x Ann Ashby was christened on 30 Sep 1677 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She died in 1679 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Christening extracted to IGI twice surname spellings vary.
Christening recorded in Vital Records

John Heslington [Parents] was christened on 12 Dec 1806 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England. He died in Mar 1889 in Stockton 0n Tees, Co. Durham, England. He married Ann Robinson on 31 Mar 1834 in South Otterington, Yorkshire, England.

1841 Census: West Row, Northallerton: Grocer aged 35

Ann Robinson was born in South Otterington,Yorkshire, England. She married John Heslington on 31 Mar 1834 in South Otterington, Yorkshire, England.

They had the following children:

  F i Jane Ann Heslington was christened on 17 Jul 1835 in Northallerton,Yorkshire, England.

1841 Census: West Row, Northallerton. age 6
  M ii Thomas Walker Heslington was christened on 5 May 1837 in Northallerton,Yorkshire, England. He was buried on 2 Mar 1864 in St Thomas, Stockton on Tees, Co. Durham, England.

1841 Census: West Row, Northallerton. age 5
Married 26 Nov 1860
  M iii John Heslington was born on 31 May 1838. He died on 28 Jan 1878.
  M iv Richard Robinson Heslington was christened on 20 Jul 1840 in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England. He died on 8 Aug 1862 in Stockton-on-Tees, Co.Durham, England.

1841 Census: West Row, Northallerton: 1 year old child
  F v Elizabeth Lucy Heslington was christened on 24 Jun 1842.
  F vi Ellen Heslington was christened on 17 Oct 1845 in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England.

Joseph Heslington [Parents] was christened on 30 Apr 1820 in Thornborough, West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England. He died in 1894 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. He married Mary Fothergill on 16 Nov 1853 in Catterick, Yorkshire, England.

1841 Census: West Row, Northallerton: aged 20 employed as assistant in house of John Heslington, a grocer.
1861 Census: Union Row, Northallerton: 40 year old Head of House, a Tea Dealer.
Testator to the 1865 will of his mother. Described as general dealer son.
1881 Census: 15 Gilkes Street, Linthorpe, Yorks: 61 year old widowed Head of Household, a Butter Factor
1891 Census: 15 Gilkes Street, Middlesbrough: 71 year old widowed Head of Household, a Butter Factor.

Mary Fothergill [Parents] was born in May 1830 in Colbourne, Catterick, Yorkshire, England. She was christened on 30 May 1830 in Hipswell Chapel, Catterick, Yorkshire, England. She died in 1880 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. She married Joseph Heslington on 16 Nov 1853 in Catterick, Yorkshire, England.

1841 Census: Colburn, Catterick: 11 year old daughter.
1851 Census: Colburn, Catterick: 20 year old daughter.
1861 Census: Union Row, Northallerton: 30 year old wife.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Fothergill Heslington was christened on 28 Jan 1855. He died on 10 Jun 1925.
  M ii Joseph William Heslington was christened on 28 Sep 1856. He died in 1931.
  F iii Elizabeth Ellen Heslington was christened on 12 Sep 1858 in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England.

1861 Census: Union Row, Northallerton: 2 year old daughter.
  M iv John Walker Heslington was christened on 28 Apr 1861. He died in 1938.
  F v Mary Hannah Heslington was christened on 27 Feb 1863 in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England.

1881 Census: 16 Commercial Street, Middlesbrough: 18 year old servant in house of Elliott Baxter.
  F vi Jane Ann Heslington was christened on 13 Jan 1865.
  F vii Margaret Lucy Heslington was christened on 14 Sep 1867.
  M viii James Henry Walker Heslington was christened on 10 Sep 1869 in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England. He died in 1870 in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England.

Found on IGI.
  F ix Lavinia Heslington was christened on 3 Feb 1871.

William Fothergill [Parents] was born in 1798 in Tunstall, Yorkshire, England. He died before 1881 in Colburn, Catterick, Yorkshire, England. He married Eleanor about 1827 in , Yorkshire, England.

1841 Census: Colburn, Catterick: 43 year old Agricultural Labourer.
1851 Census: Colbourne, Catterick: 53 year old Head, Ag. Lab.

Eleanor was born in 1801 in Tanfield, Yorkshire, England. She died after 1881 in Colburn, Catterick, Yorkshire, England. She married William Fothergill about 1827 in , Yorkshire, England.

1841 Census: Colburn, Catterick: 40 year old.
1851 Census: Colbourne, Catterick: 51 year old Wife.
1861 Census: Union Row, Northallerton: 60 year old visitor, Mother-in-law.
1881 Census: Bats Cottage, Colborn, 80 year old widow.

They had the following children:

  M i John Fothergill was born in Colbourne, Catterick, Yorkshire, England. He was christened on 25 Dec 1827 in Hipswell Chapel, Catterick, Yorkshire, England.

1841 Census: Colburn, Catterick: 13 year old Agricultural Labourer.
  F ii Mary Fothergill was born in May 1830. She died in 1880.
  M iii William Fothergill was born in 1833 in Colbourne, Catterick, Yorkshire, England. He was christened on 17 Feb 1833 in Hipswell Chapel, Catterick, Yorkshire, England.

1841 Census: Colburn, Catterick: 8 year old.
1851 Census: Colburn, Catterick: 18 year old son.
1881 Census: Bats Cottage, Colburn, Catterick: 48 year old unmarried son, Ag. Lab.
  F iv Hannah Fothergill was born in 1835 in Colbourne, Catterick, Yorkshire, England. She was christened on 8 Apr 1835 in Hipswell Chapel, Catterick, Yorkshire, England.

1841 Census: Colburn, Catterick: 6 year old.
  F v Elinor Fothergill was born in 1838 in Colbourne, Catterick, Yorkshire, England.

1841 Census: Colburn, Catterick: 3 year old.
1851 Census: Colburn, Catterick: 13 year old daughter.
  M vi Richard Fothergill was born in 1840.
  M vii Ralph Fothergill was born in 1846 in Colbourne, Catterick, Yorkshire, England.

1851 Census: Colburn, Catterick: 5 year old son.

Joseph William Heslington [Parents] was christened on 28 Sep 1856 in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England. He died in 1931 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. He married Sarah Maria Winter on 21 Sep 1889 in St Nicholas, Guisbrough, Yorkshire, England.

1861 Census: Union Row, Northallerton: 4 year old son.
1881 Census: 15 Gilkes Street, Linthorpe, Yorkshire: 24 year old son, unmarried. Joiner.
1891 Census: 7 Emerald St, Middlesboro': 34 year old Head of House, a Joiner.
Civil index Death records 1931 4q: ref: 9d 638

Sarah Maria Winter [Parents] was born on 3 Oct 1870 in Northout Gate, Guisbrough, Yorkshire, England. She was christened on 22 Dec 1870 in Guisbrough, Yorkshire, England. She died on 9 Dec 1954 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. She married Joseph William Heslington on 21 Sep 1889 in St Nicholas, Guisbrough, Yorkshire, England.

Marriage certificate in possession of submitter.
Birth and baptism found in Guisbro' Parish Register.
1871 Census: Northgate, Guisbro': 6 Mos old Dau.
1881 Census: 75 Westgate, Guisboro': 10 year old dau, Scholar.
1891 Census: 7 Emerald St. Middlesbro': 21 year old wife.
Address at marriage in 1889: Bennison St, Guisbrough.

They had the following children:

  M i Lance Corporal William Walker Heslington was born in 1890. He died on 11 Dec 1918.
  F ii Sarah Jane Heslington was born in 1892 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. She died on 9 Dec 1954 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.

Found in Civil registration.
Died aged 87 - information from her nephew Raymond Heslington. Original research found death as infant, obviously incorrect.
  F iii Mary Elizabeth Heslington was born on 17 Aug 1894 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. She was christened on 16 Sep 1894 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. She died in 1895 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.

Found in Civil registration.
Address at birth: 32 Lumley Street, Middlesbrough
  M iv Born in the last 110 years.
  M v Born in the last 110 years.
  M vi Born in the last 110 years.
  F vii Born in the last 110 years.
  M viii Born in the last 110 years.
  M ix Born in the last 110 years.

Thomas Fothergill Heslington [Parents] was christened on 28 Jan 1855 in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England. He died on 10 Jun 1925 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. He was buried in Linthorpe Cemetery, Yorkshire, England. He married Elizabeth Alice Marlee in 1878 in Sunderland, Co Durham, England.

Other marriages:
Fothergill, Eleanor Jane Esther

1861 Census: Union Row, Northallerton: 6 year old scholar.
1881 Census: 15 Gilkes Street, Linthorpe, Yorks: 24(6) year old married son. Joiner.
1891 Census: 13 Thorn Street, Middlesbrough: Head, married 36 year old Joiner
Address at death: 89 Church Street, Middlesbrough. Civil Index reference: 9d 675 1925 2q.

Elizabeth Alice Marlee was born in 1854 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. She died in 1903 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. She married Thomas Fothergill Heslington in 1878 in Sunderland, Co Durham, England.

1881 Census:15 Gilke Street, Linthorpe, Yorks. 27 year old dau? (in law)
1891 Census: 13 Thorn Street, Middlesbrough: Wife, married 37 year old

They had the following children:

  F i Ellen Heslington was born in 1884 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.

1891 Census: 13 Thorn Street, Middlesbrough: 7 year old scholar daughter
  F ii Edith L Heslington was born in 1885 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.

1891 Census: 13 Thorn Street, Middlesbrough: 6 year old scholar daughter
  M iii John Thomas Heslington was born in 1890 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.

1891 Census: 13 Thorn Street, Middlesbrough: 1 year old son.
  M iv William Ernest Heslington was born on 18 Oct 1895 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.

Found in Civil registration.
Address at birth: 25 Elder St. Middlesbrough.

Thomas Fothergill Heslington [Parents] was christened on 28 Jan 1855 in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England. He died on 10 Jun 1925 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. He was buried in Linthorpe Cemetery, Yorkshire, England. He married Eleanor Jane Esther Fothergill on 17 Nov 1906 in Redcar, Yorkshire, England.

Other marriages:
Marlee, Elizabeth Alice

1861 Census: Union Row, Northallerton: 6 year old scholar.
1881 Census: 15 Gilkes Street, Linthorpe, Yorks: 24(6) year old married son. Joiner.
1891 Census: 13 Thorn Street, Middlesbrough: Head, married 36 year old Joiner
Address at death: 89 Church Street, Middlesbrough. Civil Index reference: 9d 675 1925 2q.

Eleanor Jane Esther Fothergill [Parents] was born in 1875 in Redcar, Yorkshire, England. She died in 1956. She married Thomas Fothergill Heslington on 17 Nov 1906 in Redcar, Yorkshire, England.

1881 Census: Redcar, Yorkshire: 6 year old scholar daughter.
Address at marriage: 72 High Street, Redcar.


John Cross.John married Lavinia Heslington on 31 Mar 1894 in Primitive methodist Chapel, Gilkes Street, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England..

Lavinia Heslington [Parents] was christened on 3 Feb 1871 in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England. She married John Cross on 31 Mar 1894 in Primitive methodist Chapel, Gilkes Street, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England..

1881 Census: 15 Gilkes Street, Linthorpe, Yorks: 10 year old scholar daughter
1891 Census: 15 Gilkes Street, Middlesbrough: 20 year old unmarried daughter.


William Ianson was born about 1865 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England. He married Margaret Lucy Heslington in 1893 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England.

Margaret Lucy Heslington [Parents] was christened on 14 Sep 1867 in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England. She married William Ianson in 1893 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England.

1881 Census: West Tanfield: 13 year old niece, living with her unmarried aunt Ellen who is a farmer of 42 acres.
1891 Census: The Farm House, Thornborough, West Tanfield: 23 year old single niece a Domestic Servant.
Her marriage to William Janson/Ianson may not have taken place because there is a possible death registered in Civil Index 1935 3q Bedale died age 68, estimated year of birth: 1867.


George T Porritt was born in 1864 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. He married Jane Ann Heslington in 1884 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.

1891 Census: 15 Gilkes Street, Middlesbrough: 27 year old married son in law, a Butcher.

Jane Ann Heslington [Parents] was christened on 13 Jan 1865 in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England. She married George T Porritt in 1884 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.

1881 Census:15 Gilkes Street, Linthorpe, Yorks: 16 year old daughter, domestic servant.
1891 Census: 15 Gilkes Street, Middlesbrough: 26 year old married daughter.

They had the following children:

  F i Florence Porritt was born in 1885 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.

1891 Census: 15 Gilkes Street, Middlesbrough: 6 year old granddaughter, a Scholar.
  M ii Joseph A Porritt was born in 1887 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.

1891 Census: 15 Gilkes Street, Middlesbrough: 4 year old Grandson.
  F iii Mary E Porritt was born in 1889 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.

1891 Census: 15 Gilkes Street, Middlesbrough: 2 year old Granddaughter.

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