Heslington Genealogy


Thomas Kettle [Parents] was born on 12 Aug 1656 in Quaker Meeting House, Colchester, Essex, England. He was christened in Quaker Meeting House, Colchester, Essex, England. He died about 1718 in Colchester, Essex, England.. He married Mary Heaton on 10 Oct 1689 in Society Of Friends, Colchester, Essex, England.

Birth recorded in Quaker registers for Colchester.
Was the first Quaker schoolmaster in Colchester in 1698.
Clerk of the Colchester Quakers Two Weeks Meeting between 1709-13.
Noted as a Scrivener in 1709 in 'Colchester Quakers' book by S.H.G.Fitch and also in 1710 according to his will of same year.

Mary Heaton [Parents] was born on 18 Jun 1671 in Essex, England. She was christened in Bull and Mouth Meeting House,London,England. She married Thomas Kettle on 10 Oct 1689 in Society Of Friends, Colchester, Essex, England.

Birth: Registered at Society Of Friends, Bull & Mouth Meeting House, St Martins-le-Grand, London - formerly known as 'Boulogne Mouth', a coaching house. Birth also recorded at Society Of Friends, Colchester.
Note in parish records:
"Mary daughter of Thomas and Mary Heaton of Wivenhoe. She was afterward married to Thomas Kettle junior, she was borne ye 18th day of the fourth month Anno 1671." (This was the Julian calendar). Appears to have been entered by her husband Thomas Kettle after they were married because he was the scribe for this church.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Kettle was christened on 5 Sep 1690 in Society of Friends, Colchester, Essex, England.

Birth recorded in Quaker registers at Colchester - time of birth: 11.30am.
Attended meetings at Bull & Mouth (Quaker) Meeting House, London.
  M ii Thomas Kettle was born on 21 May 1692.
  M iii George Kettle was born on 8 May 1695 in Colchester, Essex, England. He was christened in Society of Friends, Colchester, Essex, England.

Birth recorded in Quaker registers for Colchester
  F iv Martha Kettle was born on 26 Jan 1697 in Colchester, Essex, England. She was christened in Society of Friends, Colchester, Essex, England.

Birth recorded in Quaker registers for Colchester.
  F v Anne Kettle was born on 19 Apr 1699 in Colchester, Essex, England. She was christened in Society of Friends, Colchester, Essex, England. She died on 15 Jan 1700 in Colchester, Essex, England.

Birth recorded in Quaker registers for Colchester - was born at 6.30pm.
Died as an infant.
  F vi Hannah Kettle was born in 1700 in Colchester, Essex, England. She died on 11 Oct 1700 in Colchester, Essex, England. She was buried in Almshouse Graveyard, Colchester, Essex, England.

Believed to have been a Quaker as the rest of the family.
Died as an infant.
  F vii Jane Kettle was born on 1 Feb 1702 in Colchester, Essex, England. She was christened in Society of Friends, Colchester, Essex, England.

Birth recorded in Quaker registers for Colchester.
  M viii William Norden Kettle was christened in 1706 in Society of Friends, Colchester, Essex, England. He died in 1710 in Chapel Burying Ground, Colchester, Essex, England..

Birth record recorded in Quaker Church records as son born 11th of the Fifth Month at the 5th hour ante meridian. (of the Julian calendar)
Burial recorded in Quaker Church Records, died at 3 and 3/4 years old.

Thomas Ashby [Parents] was christened on 5 Mar 1755 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. He died on 8 Jul 1836 in Lamberhurst, Sussex, England. He was buried on 13 Jul 1836 in Lamberhurst, Kent, England. He married Sarah Sayers on 14 Oct 1779 in Buxted, Sussex, England.

Reference made on IGI as father.
Banns 12 Sep 1779 in Framfield between Thomas of Framfield and Sarah of Buxted. Marriage witnessed by William Sayers and John Alexander. Sarah's signature very very poor - witnesses: William Sayers and John Alexander, William writes extremely well.
Christening submitted to IGI
In possession of burial record in Lamberhurst Parish Register. William died at age 80 years. Grave reference 411.

Sarah Sayers [Parents] was born in 1761. She was buried on 5 Jan 1827 in Lamberhurst, Kent, England. She married Thomas Ashby on 14 Oct 1779 in Buxted, Sussex, England.

Banns 12 Sep 1779 between Thomas of Framfield and Sarah of Buxted. Marriage witnessed by William Sayers and John Alexander. Sarah's writing is very poor.
In possession of copy of marriage found in Buxted Parish register.
In possession of copy of burial record found in Lamberhurst Parish Register. Age at death was 66 years. Surname spelled Ashbey. Grave reference 411.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Ashby was christened on 27 Aug 1780. He was buried on 30 Jan 1856.
  F ii Sarah Ashby was christened on 5 May 1782. She died in 1856.
  M iii Samuel Ashby was christened on 11 Jan 1789 in Lamberhurst, Kent, England. He died on 29 Dec 1793 in Lamberhurst, Kent, England.

Baptism found on I.G.I.
  F iv Philadelphia Ashby was christened on 16 May 1794.
  M v Richard Ashby was christened on 8 May 1796.
  F vi Mary Ann Ashby was christened on 11 Dec 1803.
  M vii Samuel Sawyers Ashby was born in 1799. He died on 21 Dec 1860.

James Gibbs [Parents] was christened on 24 Feb 1811 in Tonbridge, Kent, England. He married Lucy Latter on 14 Oct 1832 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

Marriage found in Tonbridge Parish Record. Also on IGI
1841 Census: Matts Crop,Tonbridge. 30 year old Ag Lab
Emigrated to Wisconsin in 1850s.

Lucy Latter was born about 1816 in Kent, England. She married James Gibbs on 14 Oct 1832 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

Marriage found in Tonbridge Parish Record. Also On IGI.
1841 Census: Matts Crop, Tonbridge. 25 year old.
Emigrated to Wisconsin in 1850s

They had the following children:

  M i James Gibbs was christened on 26 Oct 1833 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

1841 Census: Matts Crop Tonbridge. 8 year old
Emigrated to Wisconsin in 1850s
  F ii Sarah Ann Gibbs was christened on 21 Feb 1836 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

Emigrated to Wisconsin in 1850s
  M iii William Gibbs was christened on 3 Sep 1837 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

1841 Census: Matts Crop Tonbridge. 3 year old
Emigrated to Wisconsin in 1850s
  M iv George Gibbs was christened on 26 Jan 1840 in Tonbridge, Kent, England. He was buried on 8 May 1843 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

Baptism found on Tonbridge Parish Record.
1841 Census: Matts Crop Tonbridge. 1 year old
  M v Edward Gibbs was christened on 14 Apr 1842 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

Emigrated to Wisconsin in 1850s
  M vi Thomas James S. Gibbs was christened on 27 Jan 1854 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

Emigrated to Wisconsin in 1850s

Thomas Gibbs [Parents] was christened on 11 Oct 1807 in Tudeley and Capel, Kent, England. He married Mary Ann Skinner on 5 Feb 1831 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

Baptism on IGI
Marriage found in Tonbridge Parish Record to Mary Ann Skinner which was his second marriage.
1841 Census: Madens Corner, Tonbridge: 34 year old Ag Lab
1861 Census,27 King Street,Lambeth. Occupation Cabman

Mary Ann Skinner was born in 1810 in Speldhurst, Kent, England. She married Thomas Gibbs on 5 Feb 1831 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

Marriage found in Tonbridge Parish Record - 2nd marriage for her husband.

1841 Census: Madens Corner, Tonbridge: 30 year old.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Gibbs was christened on 24 Aug 1834 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

1841 Census: Madens Corner, Tonbridge, Kent. 8 year old boy
  M ii Robert Gibbs was christened on 4 Feb 1838 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

1841 Census: Madens Corner Tonbridge Kent. 3 year old boy

Chr found in Tonbridge Parish Record.
  F iii Hannah P. Gibbs was christened on 1 Nov 1840 in Tonbridge, Kent, England.

1841 Census: Madens Corner Tonbridge Kent. 1 year old girl

1861 Census,27 King St. Lambeth. 26 year old needlewoman, unmarried

Chr.Found in Tonbridge Parish Register.

Walter Kettle [Parents] was born in 1852 in Colchester, Essex, England. He died in Jun 1935 in St Pancras, London, England. He married Sophia Soens or Sones in 1876 in St Pancras, London, England.

Sophia Soens or Sones was born on 5 Jan 1849 in St Osyth, Essex, England. She died in 1933 in St Pancras, London, England. She married Walter Kettle in 1876 in St Pancras, London, England.

Info given by Family member.

They had the following children:

  F i Alice Emma Kettle was born in 1876 in St Pancras, London, England. She died in 1947.

Info given by Family member.
  F ii Edith Sophia Kettle was born in 1878 in Kensington, London, England. She died in 1960.

Info given by Family member.
  M iii Francis John Kettle was born in 1879 in St Pancras, London, England. He died in 1964.

Info given by Family member.
  M iv Walter Harold Kettle was born in 1881 in St Pancras, London, England. He died in 1959 in Hove, Sussex, England.

Info given by Family member.
  M v Bertie James Kettle was born on 15 Sep 1883 in St Pancras, London, England. He died in 1885 in Edmonton, London, England.

Info given by Family member.
  M vi Arthur Cecil Kettle was born on 15 Sep 1888. He died in 1967.
  F vii Florence Laura Kettle was born in 1885 in Edmonton, London, England. She died in 1968 in Cardiff, Wales.

Info given by Family member.

Arthur Cecil Kettle [Parents] was born on 15 Sep 1888 in St Pancras, London, England. He died in 1967 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England. He married Lilian Agnes Scruton in 1909 in St Pancras, London, England.

Info given by Jim Martin of Oxford
Born at 58 Belmont Street, St Pancras, London where he lived for most of his life until he retired to Eastbourne.

Lilian Agnes Scruton was born in 1883 in Islington, London, England. She died in 1942 in Hendon, Middlesex, England. She married Arthur Cecil Kettle in 1909 in St Pancras, London, England.

Info given by Jim Martin of Oxford
Lived in Finchley and Hendon and then Eastbourne.


George Baron was born about 1550 in Devon, England. He married Johanna Periton on 2 May 1580 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI.

Johanna Periton [Parents] was christened on 24 Jan 1560 in Ugborough, Devon, England. She married George Baron on 2 May 1580 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI.

They had the following children:

  F i Alicia Baron was christened on 20 Dec 1580.
  M ii John Baron was christened on 3 Mar 1587 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI.

Thomas Periton was born about 1525 in Devon, England. He was buried on 18 Jan 1568 in Ugborough, Devon, England. He married Alicia Bamlett on 9 Feb 1545 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI.

Alicia Bamlett was born about 1525 in Devon, England. She was buried on 11 Mar 1597 in Ugborough, Devon, England. She married Thomas Periton on 9 Feb 1545 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI.

They had the following children:

  F i Johanna Periton was christened on 14 Oct 1548 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI.
  F ii Elezebetha Periton was christened on 3 Jul 1552 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI.
  M iii John Periton was christened on 23 Nov 1556 in Ugborough, Devon, England. He was buried on 20 Mar 1624 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI.
  F iv Johanna Periton was christened on 24 Jan 1560.

Benjamin Smith was born about 1826. He was christened on 5 Jan 1823 in St Michael, Colchester, Essex, England. He died before 1881. He married Rachel Kerridge on 22 Sep 1851 in Colchester, Essex, England.

1851 Census: Mill Rd, Mile End: 25 yr old visitor, a carpenter.
1861 Census: Mill Rd, Mile End: 35 yr old Head.
Occupation upon marriage: Railway Fireman.
Chr. found in St Michael Parish Register. parents: John and Pamela Smith

Rachel Kerridge was born in 1826 in Frating, Essex, England. She married Benjamin Smith on 22 Sep 1851 in Colchester, Essex, England.

Other marriages:
Kettle, Henry

Father: Charles Kerridge
Marriage found in St Michaels Parish Register
1851 Census: Mill Rd, Mile End: 25 yr old Widow, a Tailoress.
1861 Census: Mill Rd, Mile End: 36 yr old wife.
1881 Census: 68 Henniker Road, West Ham, Essex. 54 year old widow, a housekeeper.

They had the following children:

  M i Benjamin Kettle Smith was christened on 28 Jan 1850.
  F ii Martha Smith was born in 1851 in Mile End, Colchester, Essex, England.

1861 Census: Mill Rd, Mile End: 10 yr old dau.
  F iii Susannah Smith was born in 1854 in Mile End, Colchester, Essex, England.

1861 Census: Mill Rd, Mile End: 7 yr old dau.
  M iv John Smith was born in 1856 in Mile End, Colchester, Essex, England.

1861 Census: Mill Rd, Mile End: 5 yr old son.
1881 census: 68 Henniker Road, West Ham, Essex. Unmarried 24 year old son. Railway Fireman
  M v Charles Smith was born in 1858 in St Michael, Colchester, Essex, England.

1861 Census: Mill Rd, Mile End: 3 yr old son.
  F vi Maria or Mary Ann Smith was born in 1861 in Mile End, Colchester, Essex, England.

1861 Census: Mill Rd, Mile End: 0 yr old dau.
1881 census: 68 Henniker Road, West Ham, Essex. Unmarried 20 year old daughter, a machinist
  F vii Eliza Smith was born in 1863 in Colchester, Essex, England.

1881 census: 68 Henniker Road, West Ham, Essex. Unmarried 18 year old daughter, a machinist
  F viii Ellen Smith was born in 1867 in Colchester, Essex, England.

1881 census: 68 Henniker Road, West Ham, Essex. Unmarried 14 year old daughter, a machinist

Abraham Lilley [Parents] was born about 1863 in Boxted, Essex, England. He married Harriet Eliza Page on 19 Jan 1891 in Boxted, Essex, England.

1871 Census: Lilley's Beerhouse in Boxted which later became known as the Fox Inn and thereafter Fox Cottage, Church Street, Boxted. Brother aged 8
1881 Census: Causeway, Great Horkesley, Essex: 18 year old unmarried brother in law, a butcher.

Harriet Eliza Page.Harriet married Abraham Lilley on 19 Jan 1891 in Boxted, Essex, England.

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