How we all got here...
My branch of the Heslington family originated from the Parish of West Tanfield, North
Many ancestors were born in the
of Thornborough or Nosterfield and
baptised at St
Nicholas' Parish Church, West
Some of the family also lived at South Otterington ...see my page FINDING CONNECTIONS for other places where I have found
HESLINGTONS recorded ...
They were mostly farmers or farm labourers,
and the earliest Heslington I have found,
from whom I am directly descended through
my Maternal Great Grandfather, Parker
Duffield Heslington, is PARKER HASLINGTON,
born in 1742, who married Eleanor Metcalfe
26 November 1766, and died
on 14 December 1811. They had 7 children
I am aware of, one of whom was the Grandfather
of my Great Grandfather...
The Father of this PARKER HASLINGTON was
William, who married Elizabeth - details
known - they had other
children, Elizabeth born and died 1739
and Roger, Baptized on 9 April 1747,
the same day as his Mother was buried.
Another son, Nicholas
was baptised 6th February 1741/2...
William was an Overseer of the Poor so may
have moved to West Tanfield from elsewhere?
I am in the process of investigating Heslington
Wills to see if I can find the connection? Has anyone got any Heslington Wills of the 1700's they would like to share or can
shed any light on the origin of my branch of the Heslington Family?