Heslington Genealogy


James Heslington [Parents] was born about 1859 in Belmont, Durham, England. He was buried on 10 Feb 1907 in Helperthorpe, Yorkshire, England. He married Elizabeth Tomlinson.

1861 Census-St. Giles,Belmont- Lived At 37B Dragon Villas -Age 1
1871 Census-Belmont-Lived At 88 Adolphus Place-Age 11
1881 Census-Co. Durham-Miner-Lived At 13 Cross Row, Chilton-Age 21
1891 Census-W. Cornforth-Miner-Lived At 444 Paddys Row-Age 31
Buried 10.2.1907 at Holy Trinity, W. Cornforth-Film No. 42-707 [Durham]

Elizabeth Tomlinson was born about 1862 in Darlington, Durham, England. She died in Jun 1892 in West Cornforth, Durham, England. She married James Heslington.

1891 Census-W. Cornforth-Lived At 444, Paddys Row-Age 29

They had the following children:

  M i John Heslington was born on 29 Oct 1888. He died on 24 Jul 1954.
  F ii Ellen Heslington was christened on 10 Sep 1890 in Holy Trinity, Cornforth, Co. Durham, England. She died on 9 Aug 1945 in West Cornforth, Durham, England.

1891 Census-W.Cornforth-Lived At 444 Paddys Row-Age 7 Months
1901 Census: 19 Bow Window Road, Cornforth, Co. Durham: 10 year old grand daughter.
  M iii Anthony Tomlinson Heslington was born on 15 May 1892 in West Cornforth, Durham, England. He was christened on 22 Jun 1892 in Holy Trinity, Cornforth, Co. Durham, England. He died on 9 Jul 1892 in West Cornforth, Durham, England.

Robert Lilley [Parents] was born in 1779 in Boxted, Essex, England. He was buried on 14 Mar 1858 in Great Holland, Essex, England. He married Deborah Godfrey on 11 Nov 1802 in Langham, Essex, England.

1841 Census: The Green, Great Holland: 60 year old.
1851 Census Index: The Green, Great Holland: 71 year old.

Deborah Godfrey was born in 1782 in Langham, Essex, England. She married Robert Lilley on 11 Nov 1802 in Langham, Essex, England.

1841 Census: The Green, Great Holland: 60 year old.
1851 Census Index: 69 year old.

They had the following children:

  M i Robert Lilley was born in 1802. He died on 15 Feb 1878.
  M ii Thomas Lilley was born on 8 Apr 1804 in Great Holland, Essex, England.
  F iii Deborah Lilley was born on 17 Aug 1806 in Great Holland, Essex, England.
  F iv Mary Lilley was born on 28 Feb 1809 in Great Holland, Essex, England. She died in 1826.
  F v Hannah Lilley was born on 2 Feb 1812 in Great Holland, Essex, England. She died on 26 Sep 1833 in Great Holland, Essex, England.
  F vi Sophia Lilley was born on 8 Jan 1815 in Great Holland, Essex, England.
  M vii James Lilley was born on 7 Feb 1819. He died after 1881.

Robert Lilley [Parents] was christened on 17 Jun 1750 in Langham, Essex, England. He was buried on 27 Jun 1823 in Boxted, England. He married Alice in 1778.

Other marriages:
Harpur, Easter
Cook, Martha
, Elizabeth

Christening recorded in Langham parish registers

Alice was buried on 15 Mar 1811 in Langham, Essex, England. She married Robert Lilley in 1778.

They had the following children:

  M i Matthew Lilley was christened on 5 Jul 1778. He was buried on 15 Mar 1834.
  M ii Robert Lilley was born in 1779. He was buried on 14 Mar 1858.
  F iii Hannah Lilley was christened on 14 May 1780 in Boxted, Essex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI
  M iv John Lilley was born on 14 Mar 1785.
  M v James Lilley was christened on 28 Mar 1813 in Boxted, Essex, England.

Suspicious!! name of mother in dispute she died 2 years before he was born, could be Martha Cook's child.
Christening submitted to IGI. Langham Parish Register entry as mother Alice.

James Jesse Chapman [Parents] was born in 1866 in Sydenham, Kent, England. He married Mary Ann Read on 1 Aug 1886 in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, England.

1871 Census: Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire:
1881 Census: Talbot Road, Ricksmansworth: 13 year old son, a scholar.

Mary Ann Read [Parents] was born in 1864 in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, England. She married James Jesse Chapman on 1 Aug 1886 in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, England.

1881 Census: Row Wood, Chalfont St. Giles: 17 year old unmarried daughter, a general servant.

They had the following children:

  F i Lizzie Chapman was born on 17 Nov 1886 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England. She was christened on 13 Feb 1887 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England.
  M ii James John Chapman was born on 18 Aug 1888 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England. He was christened on 14 Oct 1888 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England.
  F iii Jane Alicia Chapman was born on 16 Jan 1890 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England. She was christened on 23 Feb 1890 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England.
  F iv Emma Chapman was born on 19 Oct 1892 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England. She was christened on 8 Jan 1893 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England.
  F v Annie A Chapman was born on 21 May 1894 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England. She was christened on 24 Jun 1894 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England.
  F vi Frank Chapman was born on 21 May 1894 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England. She was christened on 24 Jun 1894 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England.
  F vii Ada Mary Chapman was born on 14 Aug 1895 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England. She was christened on 13 Oct 1895 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England.
  M viii George Chapman was born on 24 Apr 1897 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England. He was christened on 4 Jul 1897 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England.
  F ix Jessie May Chapman was born on 2 Apr 1899 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England. She was christened on 14 May 1899 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England.
  M x Harry Chapman was christened on 23 May 1900 in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire, England.

Henry Read was born in 1833 in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, England. He married Mary.

1881 Census: Row Wood, Chalfont St. Giles: 48 year old married Head of Household, an Agricultural Carter.

Mary was born in 1828 in Buntingford, Herfordshire, England. She married Henry Read.

1881 Census: Row Wood, Chalfont St. Giles: 53 year old wife of an Agricultural Carter.

They had the following children:

  M i Henry Read was born in 1863 in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, England.

1881 Census: Row Wood, Chalfont St. Giles: 18 year old unmarried son, a Carter.
  F ii Mary Ann Read was born in 1864.

John Fortune was born on 8 Apr 1832 in Dalmeny,West Lothian,Scotland. He died on 16 May 1899 in Crotta,Borrrisokane,Tipperary,Ireland. He married Sarah Ann Kettle on 4 Jan 1867 in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. John was baptized on 2 May 1832 in Dalmeny, West Lothian, Scotland.

Parents Andrew Fortune and Isabella Martin
Occupation: farmer

Sarah Ann Kettle [Parents] was born on 16 Feb 1846 in Spike Island, Cork, Ireland. She was christened on 8 Mar 1846 in St Mary, Clonmel Union, Cork, Ireland. She died on 20 Oct 1942 in London, England. She married John Fortune on 4 Jan 1867 in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Copy of baptism certificate in possession
Separated from husband for many years.
1891 Census: RG12/482 ff 38 110; Asylum Road, Camberwell: 42 year old widowed mother living on own means, born Ireland.

They had the following children:

  M i Robert Henry Martin Fortune was born on 4 Feb 1868 in Craigcrook Farm,Cramond,West Lothian,Scotland. He died on 10 Oct 1920 in Whakatane,Bay of Plenty,New Zealand. He was buried on 12 Oct 1920 in Whakatane Cemetery,Whakatane,New Zealand.

Buried Whakatane Cemetery Block-Plot E 32
  M ii John Fortune was born on 20 Sep 1869 in Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland.
  F iii Isabel Frances Fortune was born on 12 Sep 1871. She died on 25 Jan 1930.
  F iv Henrietta Helen Fortune was born on 6 Nov 1873 in Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland.

William Thompson Kettle [Parents] was born on 31 Jan 1849 in Lexden, Essex, England. He was christened on 25 Jul 1849 in St Leonards, Lexden, Essex, England. He died before 1871. He married Susannah Kettle on 3 Apr 1864 in St.Michael's Mile End,,Essex,England.

Baptised on July 25, 1849, same day as brother Enoch. Father: William Thompson
1881 Census: Railway Gate House, Frating, Essex. Occupation Railway Labourer. Age 34

Susannah Kettle [Parents] was born in 1844 in Colchester, Essex, England. She married William Thompson Kettle on 3 Apr 1864 in St.Michael's Mile End,,Essex,England.

1861 Census: 61 Studds Lane, Mile End: 17 yr old dau, a dressmaker.
1851 Census: Clay Lane, Mile End: 7 yr old dau
1881 Census: Railway Gate House, Frating, Essex. Wife of Railway Labourer. Age 33

They had the following children:

  M i William Kettle was christened on 11 Dec 1864 in St Michael, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, England.
  F ii Hannah Kettle was born on 23 Oct 1867 in Thorrington,Essex,England. She was christened on 8 Dec 1867 in Thorrington,Essex,England.
  M iii Robert Kettle was born on 27 Feb 1870 in Thorrington,Essex,England. He was christened on 18 Apr 1870.

1881 Census: Railway Gate House, Frating, Essex. 9 year old scholar son.
  F iv Margaret Kettle was born on 14 Jun 1872 in Thorrington,Essex,England. She was christened on 14 Jul 1872 in Thorrington,Essex,England.

1881 Census: Railway Gate House, Frating, Essex. 8 year old scholar daughter
  F v Miriam Kettle was born on 9 Dec 1874 in Thorrington,Essex,England. She was christened on 10 Jan 1875 in Thorrington,Essex,England.

1881 Census: Railway Gate House, Frating, Essex. 6 year old scholar daughter
  F vi Edith Kettle was born on 5 May 1877 in Thorrington,Essex,England. She was christened on 10 Jun 1877 in Thorrington,Essex,England.

Marriage entry - RGO 1904 Sept.Q Colchester 4a 1323
1881 Census: Railway Gate House, Frating, Essex. 4 year old scholar daughter
  F vii Ruth Kettle was born on 13 Aug 1879 in Thorrington,Essex,England. She was christened on 14 Sep 1879 in Thorrington,Essex,England.

Marriage entry RGO 1904 June Q Colchester 4a 1206
1881 Census: Railway Gate House, Frating, Essex. 2 year old scholar daughter
  F viii Maud Mary Kettle was born on 12 Aug 1882 in Thorrington,Essex,England. She was christened on 15 Oct 1882 in Thorrington,Essex,England.
  F ix Ethel Daisy Kettle was born on 11 Aug 1886.

Benjamin Kettle Smith [Parents] was christened on 28 Jan 1850 in St Michael, Colchester, Essex, England. He married Amelia.

1851 Census: Mill Rd, Mile End: 1 yr old son, surnamed Kettle.
1861 Census: Mill Rd, Mile End: 12 yr old son.
1881 Census: 122 Crownfield Road, Wanstead, Essex. 31 year old railway guard, head of household
Chr found in St Michael Parish Register.

Amelia was born in 1855 in Great Horkesley, Essex, England. She married Benjamin Kettle Smith.

1881 Census: 122 Crownfield Road, Wanstead, Essex. 26 year old wife of railway guard

They had the following children:

  M i Ernest Smith was born in 1874 in West Ham, Essex, England.

1881 Census: 122 Crownfield Road, Wanstead, Essex. 7 year old son
  F ii Ellen Smith was born in 1876 in West Ham, Essex, England.

1881 Census: 122 Crownfield Road, Wanstead, Essex. 5 year old daughter
  M iii Benjamin Smith was born in 1878 in West Ham, Essex, England.

1881 Census: 122 Crownfield Road, Wanstead, Essex. 3 year old son

Frank Hook.Frank married Margaret Eliza Lilley on 4 Jun 1919 in Langham, Essex, England.

Margaret Eliza Lilley [Parents] was born on 9 Sep 1888 in Langham, Essex, England. She married Frank Hook on 4 Jun 1919 in Langham, Essex, England.


William Charles Lilley [Parents] was born on 13 Jun 1829 in Boxted, Essex, England. He was christened on 23 Aug 1829 in Boxted, Essex, England. He married Ellen Lilley Jul - Aug 1864 in Langham, Essex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI
1871 Census: 11 Cross Street, Sudbury, Suffolk: 41 year old married Head of Household, a Miller born Boxted.

Ellen Lilley was born about 1830 in Langham, Essex, England. She married William Charles Lilley Jul - Aug 1864 in Langham, Essex, England.

1871 Census: 11 Cross Street, Sudbury, Suffolk: 41 year old wife of a Miller born Langham

They had the following children:

  F i Julia Lilley was born in 1860 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England.

1871 Census: 11 Cross Street, Sudbury, Suffolk: 11 year old daughter of a Miller born Sudbury
  M ii Charles William Lilley was born in 1869 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England.

1871 Census: 11 Cross Street, Sudbury, Suffolk: 2 year old son of a Miller born Sudbury

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