Heslington Genealogy


William Jennings was born in 1829 in Great Bentley, Essex, England. He married Diana Browne in Apr 1852 in Tendring, Essex, England.

1881 Census: Poplar House, Gt Bentley, Essex; 52 year old Head of Household, Occupation: Vermin Destroyer / Ratcatcher:

Diana Browne [Parents] was christened on 19 Aug 1831 in St Michael, Mile End, Essex, England. She married William Jennings in Apr 1852 in Tendring, Essex, England.

Christening found in St MIchael Parish Register
1841 Census: Mile End Heath 9 year old.
1851 Census: 29 High St Colchester. St Runwald parish. 20 yr old Cook, living in the household of Thomas Beane.
1881 Census: Poplar House, Gt Bentley, Essex; 50 year old wife of a Vermin Destroyer / Ratcatcher:

They had the following children:

  M i Albert Edward Jennings was born on 2 Feb 1862.
  F ii Alice Jennings was born in 1865 in Great Bentley, Essex, England.

1881 Census: Poplar House, Gt Bentley, Essex: 16 year old unmarried daughter.
  M iii Henry John Jennings was born in 1872 in Great Bentley, Essex, England.

1881 Census: Poplar House, Gt Bentley, Essex: 9 year old son, scholar.
  M iv Ernest Jennings was born in 1876 in Great Bentley, Essex, England.

1881 census: Poplar House, Gt Bentley, Essex: 5 year old son, scholar.
  F v Grace Jennings was born in 1879 in Great Bentley, Essex, England.

1881 census: Poplar House, Gt Bentley, Essex: 2 year old daughter.

Thomas Saunders was born in 1813 in Mayfield, Sussex, England. He married Sarah Ann Pratt on 26 Jul 1848 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Info from Richard Ashby and The “Ashby book” (it’s a big word file) Richard is not the author of the bulk of the research (except for the descendants of Reuben Ashby & Elizabeth Blackstone – Richard's direct ancestors) it is not for circulation or publication.
1881 Census: Renhurst, Mayfield: 68 year old Head of Household, married Agricultural Labourer.

Sarah Ann Pratt [Parents] was christened on 1 Jun 1823 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She married Thomas Saunders on 26 Jul 1848 in Mayfield, Sussex, England.

Christening extracted to IGI
1881 Census: Renhurst, Mayfield: 57 year old wife of an Agricultural Labourer.

They had the following children:

  M i Frederick Saunders was born in 1848.
  F ii Elizabeth Saunders was born on 27 Jul 1853 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

IChristening extracted to IGI
  F iii Sarah Saunders was born on 1 Jun 1856 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Christening extracted to IGI
  M iv Samuel Saunders was born in 1858 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

1881 Census: Renhurst, Mayfield: 23 year old unmarried son, Agricultural Labourer.
  F v Phoebe Saunders was born on 14 Feb 1864 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Christening extracted to IGI
1881 Census: Hailsham, Sussex: 18 year old unmarried domestic servant for William Strickland.
  F vi Julia Saunders was christened on 14 May 1865 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Christening extracted to IGI named spelled as "Sanders"
1881 Census: Renhurst, Mayfield: 15 year old daughter

Matthew Dorton was christened on 8 Sep 1714 in Plymstock, Devon, England. He married Mary Trenick on 26 Apr 1736 in Plymstock, Devon, England.

Found on Ancestral File #N3R5-QQ
Father's name also Matthew Dorton.

Mary Trenick [Parents] was christened on 28 Nov 1713 in Ugborough, Devon, England. She married Matthew Dorton on 26 Apr 1736 in Plymstock, Devon, England.

Found on IGI and Ancestral File #N3R7-GM

They had the following children:

  M i John Dorton was christened on 27 Aug 1737.
  F ii Mary Dorton was christened on 16 Oct 1739 in Plymstock, Devon, England. She died before 1746 in Plymstock, Devon, England.

Found on Ancestral File #N3R5-T8
  F iii Mary Dorton was christened on 23 Sep 1744.
  F iv Lois Dorton was christened on 6 Feb 1746 in Plymstock, Devon, England. She died before 1753 in Plymstock, Devon, England.

Found on Ancestral File #N3R5-WL
  F v Betty Dorton was christened on 4 Apr 1749.
  F vi Lois Dorton was christened on 28 Jul 1751.
  M vii Lionel Hill Darton was christened on 18 Feb 1755.

Phillippe Trenicke was christened on 27 Sep 1607 in Ugborough, Devon, England. He was buried on 14 May 1643 in Ugborough, Devon, England. He married Margarit Hext on 13 Oct 1635 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI and Ancestral File #N3R9-ZH

Margarit Hext [Parents] was christened on 26 Apr 1617 in Ugborough, Devon, England. She was buried on 19 Jul 1660 in Ugborough, Devon, England. She married Phillippe Trenicke on 13 Oct 1635 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI and Ancestral File #N3RB-OM

They had the following children:

  M i Hugo Trenick was christened on 10 Sep 1637 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI.
  M ii Philip Trenick was christened on 14 Apr 1639. He died on 5 Aug 1694.
  F iii Elizabetha Trenick was christened on 26 Feb 1642 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI.

William Cole [Parents] was christened on 7 Aug 1612 in Ugborough, Devon, England. He married Thomasina Fox on 8 Aug 1642 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Information found on IGI and Ancestral File

Thomasina Fox [Parents] was christened on 1 Nov 1605 in Ugborough, Devon, England. She was buried on 4 Mar 1664 in Ugborough, Devon, England. She married William Cole on 8 Aug 1642 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Information found on IGI and Ancestral File #N3RB-FV

They had the following children:

  F i Anna Cole was christened on 14 May 1643. She was buried on 12 Oct 1683.
  M ii Laurentius Cole was christened on 14 May 1643 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Information found on IGI

Richard Trenick was born about 1605 in Ugborough, Devon, England. He married Phillipa about 1628 in , Devon, England.

Found on IGI, referred to as a father..

Phillipa was born about 1605 in Devon, England. She married Richard Trenick about 1628 in , Devon, England.

Christian Name found as mother to children on Ugborough Parish Records.

They had the following children:

  F i Johanna Trenick was christened on 7 May 1629 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI.
  F ii Elezebtha Trenick was christened on 29 Jul 1632 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI.
  M iii Phillip Trenick was christened on 12 Jul 1635.

John Adams was christened about 1625 in Devon, England. He married Katheren about 1650 in Devon, England.

Found as father on IGI.

Katheren was christened about 1625 in Devon, England. She married John Adams about 1650 in Devon, England.

Found as mother on IGI.

They had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth Adams was christened on 13 Jul 1655.

George Hext was christened about 1590 in , Devon, England. He married Margeret Floode on 6 Dec 1611 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI.

Margeret Floode was christened about 1590 in , Devon, England. She married George Hext on 6 Dec 1611 in Ugborough, Devon, England.

Found on IGI.

They had the following children:

  F i Margarit Hext was christened on 26 Apr 1617. She was buried on 19 Jul 1660.

Arthur Close was born in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England. He married Elizabeth Heslington on 11 Jan 1836.

Elizabeth Heslington [Parents] was christened on 10 Dec 1809 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England. She died before 1881. She married Arthur Close on 11 Jan 1836.

Found on IGI.


Thomas Lilley [Parents] was christened on 28 Feb 1808 in Great Holland, Essex, England. He died after 1881 in Langham, Essex, England. He married Ann Whesey on 17 Nov 1843 in Langham, Essex, England.

1841 Census: Langham aged 30
1851 Census: Langham, aged 42 married Farm Labourer born Boxted.
1861 Census: 13 Croken Lane Langham: 55 year old Farm Labourer born Great Holland.
1871 Census: Crooken Lane, Langham; 62 year old Farm Labourer born Great Holland.
1881 Census: Crooked Lane, Langford Hall, Langham, Essex: 72 year old Head of household, Ag. Lab of 140 acres employing 5 men and 1 boy.

Ann Whesey was born in 1816 in Framsden, Suffolk, England. She married Thomas Lilley on 17 Nov 1843 in Langham, Essex, England.

1851 Census: Langham, aged 37 wife of a Farm Labourer born Framsden, Suffolk
1861 Census: 13 Croken Lane, Langham 46 year old wife born Framsden.
1881 Census: Crooked Lane, Langford Hall, Langham, Essex: Wife aged 65 years old born Framsden, Suffolk.

They had the following children:

  F i Hannah Lilley was born in 1846 in Langham, Essex, England.

1851 Census: Langham, aged 4 daughter of a Farm Labourer born Langham.
  M ii George Lilley was born in 1854.

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