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In her fascinating short history of Oxenholme: The Railway Village (1995), Laura Oldham wrote about “Auntie Vi’s” shop and went on to say that Vi Atkinson ‘had an unusually distinctive birthday, beng born on the eighth day of the eighth month of 1888’.

However, further investigation reveals that Vi Atkinson, who was born Violet Emma Lord, was born on the eighth day of the eighth month, but in 1887 not 1888. Vi, who married Thomas Atkinson, died in 1978 aged 90. They lived at Helm Garth in Helmside Road.

But another Oxenholme resident, Florence Jellett, born Florence Caley, was born on the eighth day of the eighth month in 1888, according to her entry on the 1939 National Identity Register. Florence married railway porter George Jellett in 1918. They lived at 18 Helmside Cottages. Florence died in 1988, aged 99.

lord and jellett

Lord


Reuben James Lord (c1846–1906)

  • born at Backup, Lancashire
  • in 1851 was living in Spotland, Lancashire with grandfather David Lord , a cotton weaver, and mother Martha Lord, a mangler
  • in 1861 was living in Newchurch, Lancashire with mother Martha, now a milliner
  • in 1869 married Sarah Ann Hodgson (1851–1919) at Kendal, Wesmorland
  • in 1871 was living at 5 House of Correction Hill (now Windermere Road), Kendal
  • railway servant in 1881 living at 6 House of Correction Hill, Kendal
  • railway signalman in 1891 living at 24 Helmside, Oxenholme
  • railway signalman in 1901 living at 24 Helmside, Oxenholme
  • died 1906 intestate
  • in 1911 wife Sarah was a housekeeper living at Low Cottages, Endmoor, Westmorland
  • wife Sarah died 1919 intestate

Reuben and Sarah had six children, one of whom died as an infant:

  • Martha Lord (1870–1932) – baptised 1 January 1871 at Kendal St. Thomas – married Henry Ellis Swainbank (1868–1942) in 1891 – see Swainbank family page
  • Sarah Eliza Lord (1873–?) – baptised 19 October 1873 at Kendal St. Thomas – in 1891 was a servant at the Station Inn
  • Alice Maud Lord (1876–1955) – appeared twice in 1891 census (at 24 Helmside and at the Station Inn!) – married Anthony Swainbank (1875–1933) in 1898 – see Swainbank family page
  • James Marsden Lord (1882–1937) – see further information below
  • Violet Emma Lord (1887–1978) – born 8 August 1887 – married Thomas Atkinson in 1916
  • Herbert Rainforth Hodgson Lord (1890–1892) – died as an infant

James Marsden Lord (1882–1937)

  • born 1882
  • lived at 24 Helmside, Oxenholme
  • railway engine cleaner in 1901
  • married Alice Jane Parker (1887-1949) in 1910
  • railway engine fireman in 1911 living at Woodend Terrace, Tebay, Westmorland
  • died in 1939
  • widow Alice lived at Lunesdale Buildings, Tebay
  • Alice died in 1949

James and Alice had six children, one who died as an infant:

  • John R Lord (1912-?)
  • Violet Lord (1913-1913) – died as an infant
  • Thomas Kitchener Lord (1914-1989)
  • Herbert Lord (1918-1985) – married Irene Winter at St. Osmund’s Church, Derby
  • Hilda Lord (1919-?)
  • Doreen Lord (1921-?)

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Page last updated 16 October 2017

Natland Terrace

O.S. Map from 1896 showing position of Natland Terrace

Natland Terrace was built in 1896 to house railway workers.

Natland Terrace actually comprises two rows of terraces – one row either side of Hill Place built the following year.


Left-hand Terrace: 1 – 6 Natland Terrace


1-6 Natland Terrace

1 Natland Terrace = 133 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – Henry Woodhouse & family
  • 1911 – Henry Woodhouse & family
  • 1915 – Henry Woodhouse & family

2 Natland Terrace = 131 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – William Green & family
  • 1911 – William Green & family
  • 1915 – William Green & family

3 Natland Terrace = 129 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – William Duckett & family
  • 1911 – James Nelson Ducksbury & family
  • 1915 – James Nelson Ducksbury & family

4 Natland Terrace = 127 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – Henry Swainbank & family – wife Martha Swainbank operated a shop from 4 Natland Terrace –
  • 1911 – Frederick Arthur Oates & family
  • 1915 – Frederick Arthur Oates & family

5 Natland Terrace = 125 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – Thomas Thewlis & family
  • 1911 – Thomas Thewlis & family
  • 1915 – Thomas Thewlis & family

6 Natland Terrace = 123 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – Henry Preston & family – Stationmaster’s House
  • 1911 – Richard Atkin Knights & family – Stationmaster’s House
  • 1915 – Richard Atkin Knights & family – Stationmaster’s House
  • 1925 – Robert Raffles & family – Stationmaster’s House
  • 1940 – 1946 – William Robert Pears – Stationmaster’s House
  • 19??-1954? – ? Atkinson – Stationmaster’s House
  • 1954?-1957? – “Dan” Archer – Stationmaster’s House
  • 1957-19?? – George Stewart – Stationmaster’s House

[between nos. 6 and 7 Natland Terrace is Hill Place]


Right-hand Terrace: 7 – 12 Natland Terrace


7-12 Natland Terrace

7 Natland Terrace = 121 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – James Tideswell & family – Shedmaster’s House
  • 1911 – James Tideswell & family – Shedmaster’s House
  • 1915 – James Tideswell & family – Shedmaster’s House
  • 1937 – Thomas Horace Cottam & family

8 Natland Terrace = 119 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – William Hind & family
  • 1911 – William Hind & family
  • 1915 – William Hind & family

9 Natland Terrace = 117 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – Robert Bouskill & family
  • 1911 – Robert Bouskill & family
  • 1915 – Robert Bouskill & family

10 Natland Terrace = 115 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – Robert Dobson & family
  • 1911 – John Longhorn & family
  • 1915 – John Longhorn & family

11 Natland Terrace = 113 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – James Tollerson & family
  • 1911 – Robert Park & family
  • 1915 –

12 Natland Terrace = 111 Helmside Road

  • 1901 – Joseph Robinson & family
  • 1911 – Alfred Conway & family
  • 1915 – ?

Have you or members of your family lived in Natland Terrace? Have you any photos or information you can share? Then please email us

Page last updated 16 October 2017