Heslington Genealogy


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 Martha Cook on 3 Jun 1813 in Langham, Essex, England.

Other marriages:
Harpur, Easter
, Alice
, Elizabeth

Christening recorded in Langham parish registers

Martha Cook.Martha married Robert Lilley on 3 Jun 1813 in Langham, Essex, England.

Info from Carrie Groom


Parkin Dowson was born in 1868 in Lynesack and Softley, Co.Durham, England. He married Mary Ann Heslington on 24 Nov 1886 in Lynesack and Softley, Co.Durham, England.

Marriages Dec 1890 Dowson Parkin Auckland 10a 281Heslington Mary Ann Auckland
10a 281
1901 Census: Pinfold Lane, Lynesack and Softly, Co. Durham: 32 year old married head of household. Occupation: draper.

Mary Ann Heslington [Parents] was born on 12 Nov 1863 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. She married Parkin Dowson on 24 Nov 1886 in Lynesack and Softley, Co.Durham, England.

1881 Census: Heighington, Durham: 18 year old unmarried domestic servant in home of Tom L Oxendale, born Sheffield,Yorkshire.
Marriages Dec 1890 Dowson Parkin Auckland 10a 281Heslington Mary Ann Auckland
10a 281
1901 Census: Pinfold Lane, Lynesack and Softly, Co. Durham: 36 year old wife.

They had the following children:

  F i Ethel J Dowson was born in 1892 in Lynesack and Softly, Co. Durham, England.

1901 Census: Pinfold Lane, Lynesack and Softly, Co. Durham: 9 year old daughter
  M ii William O Dowson was born in 1898 in Lynesack and Softly, Co. Durham, England.

1901 Census: Pinfold Lane, Lynesack and Softly, Co. Durham: 3 year old son

John Asheby was born in 1560 in Sussex, England.

He had the following children:

  M i John Asheby was christened on 11 Mar 1591.
  F ii Elizabeth Asheby was christened on 27 Jun 1596.
  F iii Agnes or Annis Asheby was christened on 6 Apr 1600 in Rotherfield, East Sussex, England.

Found on IGI surname spelt 'Asheby' forename is Annis.
  F iv Mary Asheby was christened on 18 Sep 1603.
  F v Alice Asheby was christened on 6 Jul 1606.

John Lilley [Parents] was born on 14 Mar 1785 in Boxted, Essex, England. He was christened on 20 May 1821 in Boxted, Essex, England. He married Mary Nicholson on 13 Oct 1820 in Langham, Essex, England.

Birth and Christening separately submitted to IGI
1841 Census; Boxted: Age 49

Mary Nicholson was born in 1796. She married John Lilley on 13 Oct 1820 in Langham, Essex, England.

1841 Census; Boxted: Age 45

They had the following children:

  M i John Lilley was born on 19 Jul 1821.
  M ii Abraham Lilley was christened on 7 May 1822 in Boxted, Essex, England.

Christening found on Boxted Parish Register
  F iii Marianne Lilley was christened on 13 May 1823 in Boxted, Essex, England.

Birth and Christening submitted to IGI
  F iv Elizabeth Lilley was born on 31 Dec 1825.
  M v George Lilley was born on 9 Jul 1827 in Boxted, Essex, England. He was christened on 16 Sep 1827 in Boxted, Essex, England.

Christening submitted to IGI
  M vi William Charles Lilley was born on 13 Jun 1829.

William Heslington [Parents] was christened on 15 Nov 1835 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England. He died in 1897. He married Elizabeth Leeming in Dec 1858 in Ripon, Yorkshire, England.

1851 Census: Middleton, Quernhow, Yorkshire: Aged 15. Servant on Farm of Older Fryer Bailey.
1881 Census: 117 Craddock Street, Whitworth, Co. Durham: Head of House, Coke Drawer, age 45.
1891 Census: 117 Craddock Street, Spennymoor, Co.Durham: Head of House, Labourer.

Elizabeth Leeming was born in 1835 in Carthorpe, Yorkshire, England. She died in Mar 1893. She married William Heslington in Dec 1858 in Ripon, Yorkshire, England.

1881 Census: 117 Craddock Street, Whitworth, Co.Durham: Wife aged 45
1891 Census: 117 Craddock Street, Spennymoor, Co.Durham

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Heslington was born in 1860 in Thornborough, Yorkshire, England. He died in 1916 in Auckland, Co.Durham, England.

1881 Census: 117 Craddock Street, Whitworth, Co.Durham: Son aged 21 Small Coal Runner
  M ii John Heslington was born in 1864 in Brandon, Durham, England. He died in 1932 in Auckland, Co.Durham, England.

1881 Census: 117 Craddock Street, Whitworth, Co.Durham: Son aged 17 Labourer
  F iii Mary Elizabeth Heslington was born in 1867 in Brandon, Durham, England.

1881 Census: 117 Craddock Street, Whitworth, Co.Durham: daughter aged 14
  F iv Margaret Jane Heslington was born in 1871 in Old Shildon, Durham, England.

1881 Census: 117 Craddock Street, Whitworth, Co.Durham: Daughter aged 10
  F v Annie Heslington was born in 1874 in Auckland Park, Durham, England.

1881 Census: 117 Craddock Street, Spennymoor, Co.Durham: daughter aged 7
1891 Census: 117 Craddock Street, Spennymoor.

Thomas Heslington [Parents] was christened on 6 Sep 1845 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England. He died in 1905 in Auckland, Co.Durham, England. He married Mary Chapman on 1 Dec 1875 in Helperthorpe, Yorkshire, England.

1881 Census: Monk Park, Balk, Yorkshire: age 38 Hind's wife
1891 Census: 4 Craddock Street, Spennymoor, Co.Durham: Head of house, coal mine labourer.

Mary Chapman was born about 1842 in Litton, Yorkshire, England. She married Thomas Heslington on 1 Dec 1875 in Helperthorpe, Yorkshire, England.

1881 Census: Monk Park, Balk, Yorkshire: age 38 Hind's wife
1891 Census: 4 Craddock Street, Spennymoor, Co.Durham: wife of coal mine labourer.


Thomas Walker.Thomas married Lucy Metcalfe on 21 Jul 1778 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England.

Marriage extracted to IGI

Lucy Metcalfe [Parents] was christened on 15 Sep 1744 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England. She married Thomas Walker on 21 Jul 1778 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England.

Christening (Name spelled Luce) and Marriage extracted to IGI

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Walker was christened on 17 Sep 1780 in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England.

Christening extracted to IGI
  F ii Eleanor Walker was christened on 10 Oct 1784. She died on 26 May 1865.

William Lancaster was born in West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England. He married Jane Heslington on 2 Jul 1825 in St Nicholas, West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England.

Jane Heslington [Parents] was christened on 28 Mar 1807 in Nosterfield, West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England. She married William Lancaster on 2 Jul 1825 in St Nicholas, West Tanfield, Yorkshire, England.

1881 Census: 205 Gilesgate, St Giles, Durham: Visitor at home of Nephew George Heslington. Widow aged 73


William Knighton.William married Harriett.

Harriett.Harriett married William Knighton.

They had the following children:

  M i Sampson Knighton was born on 5 Nov 1846.

John Ryder was born about 1821 in Somerford Park, Cheshire, England. He married Jane Chivers Jul - Aug 1870 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.

GRO Marriages Sep 1870 Chivers Jane Manchester 8d 603 to Rider John Manchester 8d 603
1871 Census: 70 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester: 50 year old married Head of Household, a Livery Stables Keeper born Somerford Park, Cheshire. Also living with them is a 22 year old daughter called Sarah Ryder, obviously from a previous marriage.

Jane Chivers [Parents] was born in 1837 in Tonbridge, Kent, England. She was christened on 18 Feb 1837 in Tonbridge, Kent, England. She married John Ryder Jul - Aug 1870 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.

Christening found in Vital Records - Tonbridge Bishops Transcripts
1841 Census: Dry Hill Tonbridge, Kent: 4 year old daughter.
1861 Census: 34.36.38. Lower Mosley Street, Manchester: 23 year old unmarried Head of Household born Tonbridge, Kent. Occupation illegible. Surname transcribed as Chevers.
GRO Marriages Sep 1870 Chivers Jane Manchester 8d 603 to Rider John Manchester 8d 603
1871 Census: 70 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester: 33 year old wife of a Livery Stables Keeper born Tunbridge, Kent.

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