Heslington Genealogy


Henry Biggs.Henry married Ellen Rebecca Lilley on 28 Jun 1898 in Langham, Essex, England.

Ellen Rebecca Lilley [Parents] was christened on 29 Mar 1863 in Langham, Essex, England. She married Henry Biggs on 28 Jun 1898 in Langham, Essex, England. Ellen was baptized on 29 Mar 1862.

Christening submitted to IGI
1881 Census: Crooked Lane, Langham: 18 year old unmarried daughter, grocers assistant
1891 Census: Crooken Lane: 28 year old unmarried daughter of a Bricklayer born Langham


Richard Heslington [Parents] was christened on 14 May 1834 in Thornborough, Yorkshire, England. He died on 6 Feb 1907 in West Cornforth, Durham, England. He married Barbara Curry on 19 Mar 1859 in St Mary Magdalene Parish Church, Belmont, Durham, England.

Christening found on Bishops Transcripts.
1841 Census: Thornborough,West Tanfield age 7 born in Yorkshire
1861 Census: 37B Dragon Villa, St. Giles, Belmont: Head of Household, Miner, Age 26
1871 Census: 88 Adolphus Place, Belmont, Miner, age 37
1881Census: 13 Cross Row, Chilton, Co. Durham, Miner, Age 48
1891 Census: 409 Station Row,West Cornforth, Miner, Age 58
1901 Census: 19 Bow Window Road, Cornforth, Co. Durham, England: 68 year old married miner, head of household. Occupation: Stoneman, underground.
Death: Cause of death: senile decay. Richard, his son was in attendance at time of death, Aged 74 retired coal miner, Civil list: 10a 83

Barbara Curry was born in 1836 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. She died on 22 Jan 1922 in West Cornforth, Co Durham, England. She married Richard Heslington on 19 Mar 1859 in St Mary Magdalene Parish Church, Belmont, Durham, England.

Father named John Curry
1861 Census St. Giles, Belmont- Lived At 37B Dragon Villa,s-Age 24
1871 Census Belmont-Lived At 88 Adolphus Place-Age 35
1881 Census-Co. Durham-Lived At 13 Cross Row, Chilton-Age 46
1891 Census-W. Cornforth-Lived At 409 Station Row-Age 56
1901 Census: 19 Bow Window Road, Cornforth: 66 year old wife.
Address at death: Bay Window Row, West Cornforth. civil list: 10a 646

They had the following children:

  M i John Heslington was born about 1858 in Belmont, Durham, England.

1861 Census-St. Giles,Belmont- Lived At 37B Dragon Villas, -Age 4
1871-Census-Belmont-Miner-Lived At 88 Adolphus Place-Age 12
1881 Census-Co. Durham-Miner Lived At 13 Cross Row, Chilton-Age 22
  M ii James Heslington was born about 1859. He was buried on 10 Feb 1907.
  F iii Ellen Heslington was born about 1864 in Belmont, Durham, England. She died on 28 Dec 1943 in West Cornforth, Durham, England.

Never married.
1871-Census-Belmont-Lived At 88 Adolphus Place-Age 9
1901 Census: 19 Bow Window Road, Cornforth, Co. Durham: 39 year old daughter
  F iv Mary Jane Heslington was born about 1865.
  F v Isabell Heslington was born about 1868 in Belmont, Durham, England.

1871-Census-Belmont-Lived At 88 Adolphus Place- Age 2
1881 Census-Co. Durham-Lived At 13 Cross Row, Chiton- Age 12
1891 Census-W. Cornforth-Lived At 409 Station Row- Age 22
  M vi Richard Heslington was born about 1871. He died on 15 Jan 1943.
  F vii Barbara Heslington was born about 1874 in Belmont, Durham, England. She was buried on 9 Jan 1884 in Holy Trinity, Cornforth, Co. Durham, England.

1881 Census-Co. Durham-Lived At 13, Cross Row, Chilton-Age 6

James Heslington [Parents] was christened on 31 Dec 1824 in Thornborough, Yorkshire, England. He died on 19 Aug 1898 in New Durham, Durham, England. He married Ann.

Bishops Transcripts record Baptism on 25 Jan 1824.
1841 Census: Thornborough,West Tanfield age 17 Agricultural Labourer born in Yorkshire
1851Census: Portrack Lane, Durham, Co. Durham: 27 year old unmarried Head of Household, a Hand Loom Canvas Weaver, born Thornborough, Yorkshire living with a 24 year old house servant named Ann Gooderef? born Rumford (sic).
Possible marriage found on GRO Marriage Index
1861 Census: 100 Claypath, Durham, Miner, married Age 37
1871 Census: 262 Dyke Road, Belmont, age 48, Miner
1881 Census: 175, Dike St.,Belmont, Co. Durham. Hawker Age 56 married
1891 Census: 1 John Street, St Giles, Claypath, Co. Durham. Miner married aged 65.

Ann was born about 1826 in Rochford, , England. She married James Heslington.

1861 Census-Durham-Lived At 100 Claypath-Age 34
1881 Census-Co. Durham@Belmont-Lived at 175 Dike St. Belmont-Age 50


Elizabeth Heslington [Parents] was christened on 7 Jun 1829 in Thornborough, North Yorkshire, England. She was buried on 21 Nov 1869 in Belmont, Co. Durham, England.

1841 Census: Thornborough,West Tanfield age 12 born in Yorkshire

She had the following children:

  M i Ingram Heslington was born in 1848 in Bishop Auckland,Co Durham, England. He died on 29 Nov 1900 in Co. Durham, England.

1881 Census: 205 Gilesgate, St Giles, Durham: Age 32, Nephew, Clerk, born Bishop Auckland
Will proved 1900: of 63 Claypath, Durham, Railway Clerk Effects £698
  F ii Sarah Heslington was born in 1851 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

Illegitimate daughter
1881 Census: 205 Gilesgate, St Giles, Durham, shown as George's wife age 30 but she was his niece.

Robert Lilley [Parents] was born in 1802 in Langham, Essex, England. He died on 15 Feb 1878 in Tendring Work House, Essex, England. He married Mary Waller.

1841 Census: Church Street, Great Holland: 39 year old Gardener
1851 Census: Great Holland: 49 year old Gardener born Langham
1871 Census: Great Holland: 69 year old Gardener.

Mary Waller was born in 1804. She married Robert Lilley.

They had the following children:

  M i Robert Lilley was born on 30 Jan 1823 in Great Holland, Essex, England. He was buried on 9 Jul 1898 in Boxted, Essex, England.
  F ii Mary Lilley was born on 24 May 1824.
  M iii Thomas Lilley was christened on 21 Oct 1827. He died in 1887.
  F iv Susannah Lilley was born on 7 Nov 1827.
  F v Jane Ann Lilley was born on 24 Jul 1831 in Great Holland, Essex, England.
  M vi George Lilley was born on 3 Nov 1832 in Great Holland, Essex, England. He was buried on 10 Jan 1862 in Boxted, Essex, England.
  M vii James Lilley was born on 6 Mar 1836 in Great Holland, Essex, England.
  F viii Joanna Lilley was born on 5 Nov 1837.
  F ix Emma Lilley was born in 1847.

Parker Duffield Heslington [Parents] was christened on 7 Jan 1826 in Thornborough, North Yorkshire, England. He died on 24 Dec 1909 in Wheatbottom, Crook, Co.Durham.. He was buried on 28 Dec 1909 in Crook Cemetery, Co.Durham, England. He married Jane Thompson on 29 Sep 1851 in St Andrews, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England.

1851 Census: 138 Newgate St. Bishop Auckland, miner-Lodger Age 24 unmarried.
1861 Census: Old Shildon, Head of House, Age 34
1881 Census: Lynesack and Softley, Co.Durham, Age 54 married coal miner.
1891 Census: 122 Engine Yard, Lynesack and Softley, Co. Durham. Head of House age 65.

Jane Thompson was born in 1833 in Westminster, London, England. She died on 3 Jan 1888 in Butterknowle, Co.Durham, England. She was buried on 6 Jan 1888 in Lynesack Churchyard, Co.Durham, England. She married Parker Duffield Heslington on 29 Sep 1851 in St Andrews, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England.

1851 Census: 194 Fore Bondgate Street, Bishop Auckland.: Unmarried aged 21 Assistant washer woman.
1861Census: Old Shildon, Age 28 [Born Kent]
1881 Census: Lynesack and Softley, Co. Durham, Age 49-[Born Kinster]

They had the following children:

  F i Anne Heslington was christened on 3 Oct 1851 in St Anne, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England.
  F ii Elizabeth Heslington was christened on 6 Jan 1853 in St Anne, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England.

Christened 6.1.1853 at St. Anne,s, Bishop Auckland
  F iii Harriet Heslington was born about 1854 in Sunderland, England.

1861 Census-Old Shildon-Age 6 Born At Sunderland
  M iv Alfred Heslington was born Jan - Feb 1857 in New Durham, Co. Durham, England.

1861Census-Old Shildon-Age 4 Born-New Durham
1881 Census: Morton, Derby: 25 year old unmarried coal miner, born Durham, boarder in house of William Smailes
  F v Alice Heslington was born about 1860 in Kelloe, Co. Durham, England.

1861 Census-Old Shildon-Age 1-Born Kelloe
  F vi Mary Ann Heslington was born on 12 Nov 1863.
  F vii Sarah J Heslington was born about 1866.
  F viii Elizabeth Heslington was born about 1868.
  F ix Ellen Heslington was born on 9 Jul 1870.
  F x Margaret Ann Heslington was born about 1873.

Frederick Henry Powell was born in 1848 in Tower Hill, London, England.. He married Rebecca Sarah Carter Jan - Feb 1870 in St Pancras, Middlesex, England.

1871 Census: 62 Camden Street, Pancras: 23 year old married Head of Household, a Cook, born Tower Hill, London.
1881 Census: Household: 19 Georgiana St London, Middlesex, England RG11 0207 / 62
Frederick H. POWELL Head Married Male 54 Middx City, Middlesex, England Occupation: Carman

Rebecca Sarah Carter [Parents] was born on 20 May 1845 in Islington, London, England. She was christened on 28 Nov 1858 in Old Church, St Pancras, London, England. She married Frederick Henry Powell Jan - Feb 1870 in St Pancras, Middlesex, England.

Christening extracted to IGI
1861 Census: 8 College Lane, St Pancras, 15 year old daughter
1871 Census: 62 Camden Street, Pancras: 25 year old wife of a Cook. Born Hatton Garden, London
1881 Census: Household: 19 Georgiana St, London, Middlesex, England RG11 0207 / 62
Rebecca S. POWELL Wife Married, Female, 35 Hatton Gardens, Middlesex, England


Oswald Elcoate.Oswald married Margaret Ann Heslington on 13 Nov 1901.

Margaret Ann Heslington [Parents] was born about 1873 in West Prussia. She married Oswald Elcoate on 13 Nov 1901.

1881 Census-Co. Durham-Age 7 Lived At Lynesack @ Sof. Area-Born, [Prussia West]


James Heslington [Parents] was christened on 30 Oct 1768 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England. He was buried on 17 Oct 1837 in Thornborough, Yorkshire, England. He married Jane Kitson on 23 Nov 1795 in Kirklington, Yorkshire, England.

Parish of burial was St Nicholas. West Tanfield Bishops Transcripts 1821-1839 (Missing 1826-18380 record: 17 October 1837 James Heslington of Thornborough buried aged 68

Jane Kitson was born in 1771 in Kirklington, Yorkshire, England. She died on 14 Jan 1851 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England. She married James Heslington on 23 Nov 1795 in Kirklington, Yorkshire, England.

1841 census: Thornborough, West Tanfield: Head of household, aged 70, Farmer. Died aged 79.

They had the following children:

  M i Parker Heslington was christened on 13 Mar 1797. He died on 26 Feb 1856.
  M ii William Heslington was christened on 12 Feb 1799. He died on 19 May 1862.
  M iii John Heslington was christened on 1 Feb 1801 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England.
  M iv Thomas Heslington was christened on 25 Feb 1803. He died on 17 Mar 1883.
  M v James Heslington was christened on 28 Mar 1805 in Thornborough, West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England. He died in 1884 in Northallerton,Yorkshire, England.

1841 Census: Thornborough: Son aged 35 Ag. lab.
1881 Census: Heslington Farm, South Otterington, Yorkshire: Uncle age 77 No Occupation
  F vi Jane Heslington was christened on 28 Mar 1807.
  M vii Richard Heslington was christened on 1 Feb 1809 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England. He died on 15 Aug 1811 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England.

Benjamin Hendley was christened on 30 Apr 1837 in Hadlow Down, Sussex, England. He died on 21 Oct 1880. He married Phoebe Pratt on 11 Oct 1852 in St Denys, Rotherfield, 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.
Son of Mark Hendley and Mary Weston Curtis.
He deserted Phoebe - on 7th Feb 1856 he joined the Marines at their Headquarters in Canterbury and transferred to Chatham.
Marriage extracted to IGI
Place of death: 1 Greetham Street.

Phoebe Pratt [Parents] was born on 7 Jul 1828 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She was christened on 31 Aug 1829 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. She died on 21 Dec 1913 in Crowborough, Sussex, England. She married Benjamin Hendley on 11 Oct 1852 in St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England.

Other marriages:
Hendley, Peter

Christening extracted to IGI. Forename spelt 'Pheebe'. Marriage to Benjamin extracted to IGI
About a year after Benjamin left her Phoebe was living with Benjamin's younger brother Peter, they had 11 children, her two previous children Emily and Mark were brought up by her parents, Ann was her next child who was her only child by Benjamin, all subsequent children were fathered by Peter. The family, despite their religious convictions seemed to fully approve of Phoebe and Peter being together and when her father died he left a will in which he left the land and cottage where they were living to her absolutely "so that her husband shall not have anything to do with it whatsoever", he also left money to Phoebe's 2 children that he had brought up and 10 pounds to her daughter Ann (by Benjamin). Richard and Phoebe were the executors and Peter was a witness to the will - it is obvious the family were on her side. Phoebe died aged 85 of senility and cardiac failure, James Baker her son in law (Pamela's husband) was present at her death.
1881 Census: Luxford Cottage, Rotherfield: 52 year old wife of a farmer of 4 acres.
Place of Death: 2 Pilmer Road, Crowborough.

They had the following children:

  F i Emily Moon Pratt was born on 26 Feb 1847.
  M ii Mark Alpheus Pratt was born on 25 Nov 1849 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He was christened on 3 Feb 1850 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England. He died in 1908 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England.

Christening extracted to IGI. No father listed
Emily and Mark were brought up by their grandparents,
  F iii Ann Hendley was born on 31 Dec 1853. She died on 20 Apr 1921.

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