Obituaries / In Memoriam Index


June ARIS died 9 September 2017
JUNE ARIS 9th September 2017, 87 years old. June died peacefully surrounded by her family at home in Oxenholme, Cumbria. June was the most kind and loving wife, mum, friend, gran and great gran, she will be sorely missed. Thanks to family, friends and all the health care professionals who supported June and David. The funeral will take place at St Mark’s Church, Natland on Monday 18th September at 2pm. Please no flowers but the family would greatly appreciate donations to St John’s Hospice, Lancaster or care of Fishwicks Funeral Services, Beetham Hall, Milnthorpe.
Source: Westmorland Gazette, 14 September 2017


Winifred (Wendy) Balmer died 11 November 2016
BALMER Suddenly but peacefully on Friday 11th November at RLI. Winifred (Wendy) of Oxenholme aged 86 years. Dearly loved by her Shap family. Thanksgiving and burial at St. Mark’s Church, Natland on Tuesday 22nd November at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to St. Mark’s Church c/o Ruxtons Fishwicks Funeral Service, 1 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN Tel: 01539 722299.

Gertrude (Trudy) Bateson died 8 February 2014
BATESON On 8th February GERTRUDE ( TRUDY) BATESON of 19 Bolefoot Oxenholme. Adored mother of John and widow of Ken. Private cremation. A celebration of Gertrude’s life will be held at the Station Inn Oxenholme.
Source: Westmorland Gazette, 13 February 2014


Ellen Cattanach (nee Dixon) died 1 August 2013
CATTANACH (nee Dixon) On Thursday 1st August, ELLEN MARJORIE aged 83 years. Late of Station Inn, Oxenholme. Loving sister of Joyce, Alan and Malcolm and the late Edward. Dearly loved by all her family. Reunited.
Source: Westmorland Gazette, on 8 August 2013


John (Jack) Robinson died April 2007
ROBINSON In loving memory of JOHN (JACK) died peacefully at home surrounded by all his family. Devoted husband to Joan, loving dad to Paul, Gary, Sharon, Carl and Ryan, stepdad to Colleen, Charmaine and Peter, loving grandad to Liam, Roxanne, Jessica, Andrew, Louis, Emily, Jules and Reece. Will always be sadly missed. Funeral service 2.00pm at Parish Church followed by committal at Parkside Road. Everyone welcome at 4 Bolefoot, Oxenholme afterwards. Donations to Cancer Research may be left at the church.
Source: Westmorland Gazette, 27 April 2007

Kathleen Robinson (nee Ingram ) died 9 November 2012
ROBINSON (nee Ingram) On Friday Nov. 9th peacefully at Gilling Reane KATHLEEN aged 85 yrs, dear wife of Wilson of Broad Lea, Oxenholme. Interment to take place at St. Mark’s Churchyard, Natland on Friday Nov. 16th at 2pm followed by memorial service at Stricklandgate Methodist Church at 3pm. Family flowers only but donations if desired between St. Mark’s Church, Natland and Stricklandgate Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations to T.E. Mason Funeral Director “Westmorland” Endmoor, Kendal, LA8 0EW. Tel: 015395 60600.
Source: Westmorland Gazette, 15 November 2012


Andrew Salisbury died 2 December 2004
SALISBURY ANDREW Happy 50th 19.9.1962 – 2.12.2004 You’re in our thoughts everyday. Sheila (Sis) Also a loving brother, uncle, brother-in-law and a good friend to many people.
Westmorland Gazette, 13 September 2012


Jane Thornburrow died 2 April 1897
THORNBURROW. – In loving memory of Jane, the beloved wife of Richard Thornburrow of Oxenholme Farm, who died April 2nd 1897. Gone but not forgotten.

Source: Westmorland Gazette, 9 April 1898

Page last updated: 13 November 2018

Station Inn

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The Station Inn

Oxenholme, Kendal LA9 7RF

Tel: 01539 724094




The Station Inn was formerly the Oxenholme Inn, a beerhouse. It was built shortly after the Ordnance Survey surveyed the area in 1858 for their latest map.
In 1862, George Teasdale, innkeeper of the nearby Beehive Inn at Old Hutton for thirteen years, was granted a licence to sell spirits at the Oxenholme Station Inn. George died just under four years later.

George’s widow, Isabella Teasdale (neé Mackereth), was innkeeper at the Oxenholme Inn in 1871. Before her death in January 1876, Isabella’s son, George Teasdale, had taken over as innkeeper and he was still in charge in 1881.

By 1891, the publican was James Freeman. At the time of the census, Thomas Mackereth Teasdale (brother of the former publican) was a visitor.

According to Frances Cross, her great-grandfather Tommy (Thomas Kendal) Cross owned the Oxenholme Inn in the late 1800s. He apparently lost it in a card game and eventually emigrated to the United States with his wife and several children.

By 1894, Thomas Askew, a coal dealer, was publican.

By 1901, William Harrison Thornburrow, a butcher by trade, was the Public House Keeper. He emigrated to Canada in 1907.

By 1906, Francis Edwin Baker was inn keeper and farmer.

Around 1928, John Cannon Dixon , Natland’s blacksmith, became landlord.

John’s son George Whitehead Dixon was landlord until his death in 1958.

From 1960 until 1991, the licencees were John Ormerod and his wife Joyce Ormerod (neé Dixon). Joyce was George Whitehead Dixon’s daughter.





Probate Index

The following transcriptions have been extracted from the National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations):


  • ARMER George William of 17 Helm-side Oxenholme near Kendal Westmorland died 2 March 1943 on war service. Administration Carlisle 29 June (1944) to Robert John Armer retired engine driver. Effects £539 2s 4d.
  • ARMER Robert John of 17 Helmside Oxenholme Kendal Westmorland died 1 August 1948. Administration Carlisle 1 September (1948) to Jane Armer widow. Effects £890 14s 3d.


  • BAINES Richard of Helmside Natland Kendal Westmorland retired railway signalman died 17 January 1922 Administration Carlisle 29 March (1922) to John Baines hotel porter. Effects £208 0s 11d.
  • BAKER Francis Edwin of Mountain View Gatebeck near Kendal Westmorland died 20 February 1949. Administration Carlisle 9 April (1949) to Mary Jane Baker widow. Effects £447 19s 4d.
  • BLAND Ernest William of 4 Hill-place Oxenholme near Kendal Westmorland died 25 March 1944. Administration Carlisle 2 May (1944) to Margaret Ann Bland widow. Effects £486 9s 11d.


  • DIXON George Whitehead of Station Inn Oxenholme near Kendal Westmorland died 4 May 1958. Administration Carlisle 3 June (1958) to Ellen Wilson Dixon widow. Effects £851 15s 10d.


  • FORSHAW Ellen of Station Cottages Oxenholme near Kendal Westmorland died 7 March 1914. Administration Carlisle 23 March (1914) to Edward Fleming labourer. Effects £83 15s 3d.


  • GRAHAM Richard of 6 Ford-terrace Kendal Westmorland died 29 January 1927 Probate Carlisle 25 February (1927) to Francis Braithwaite Graham shunter and George Weaver ticket collector. Effects £1,668 9s 3d.


  • HAYTHORNTHWAITE Richard of 2 Helmside Oxenholme Westmorland railway signal chargeman died 31 December 1919. Administration Carlisle 17 March (1920) to Elizabeth Alice Haythornthwaite widow. Effects £98 3s 9d.


  • KNIGHTS Richard Atkin of Hillcrest Oxenholme Westmorland died 10 December 1952 Probate Carlisle 24 February (1953) to Lawrence Herbert Shepherd cycle agent. Effects £3,046 16s 9d.


  • MOFFAT Ada Mary of Mountside Beech Hill Terrace Kendal Westmorland died 13 June 1966. Probate Carlisle 7 September (1966) to Philip Gardner Thomson solicitor. £10,108
  • MOFFAT Thomas of Glen-villa Oxenholme Westmorland died 8 March 1923. Probate Carlisle 24 April (1923) to Ada Mary Moffat widow and Arthur Ingram Moffat agricultural merchant and agent. Effects £4,726 5s 7d.


  • NIXON Elizabeth Todd of 24 Helmside Oxenholme Westmorland widow died 1 July 1946 at 10 Gandy-street Kendal Westmorland. Probate Carlisle 23 July (1946) to Percy Nixon railway engine driver. Effects £597 14s 8d.


  • PAINE Harry of 8 Union-street Kendal Westmorland brakesman died 5 December 1913 at Wigan. Administration Carlisle 2 January (1914) to Jane Paine widow. Effects £168 5s.
  • PEARS John. 16 January (1890). Administration of the Personal Estate of John Pears late of Helmside near Kendal in the County of Westmoreland Railway Porter who died 1 January 1890 at Oxenholme near Kendal in the said County was granted at Carlisle to Sarah Pears of Helmside Widow the Relict. Personal Estate £246 14s 11d.


  • RISHTON Frank of Helmdene Oxenholme near Kendal Westmorland died 23 March 1934. Probate Carlisle 9 August (1934) to Margaret Rishton widow Henry John Rishton retired farmer and Richard Askew retired police sergeant. Effects £11,055 8s 8d.


  • SWAINBANK Martha of Helmgarth Oxenholme Westmorland (wife of Henry Ellis Swainbank) died 13 May 1932. Administration Carlisle 22 June (1932) to the said Henry Ellis Swainbank engine driver. Effects £764 3s 9d.
  • SWARBRICK Allan of 12 Helmside Oxenholme near Kendal Westmorland died 12 March 1944 at Westmorland County Hospital. Administration Carlisle 2 May (1944) to Jane Swarbrick widow. Effects £372 6s 3d.


  • TEASDALE George. 23 August 1866. The Will of George Teasdale formerly of the “Beehive” Inn Stainton in the Parish of Heversham but late of “Oxenholme Station” Inn Natland both in the County of Westmoreland Innkeeper deceased who died 30 June 1866 at the “Oxenholme Station” Inn aforesaid was proved at Carlisle by the oaths of Isabella Teasdale of “Oxenholme Station” Inn aforesaid Widow the Relict William Hindson of Old Hutton in the County aforesaid Relieving Officer and Thomas Dixon of Underhelm in Stainton aforesaid Farmer the Executors. Effects under £800.
  • TEASDALE Isabella. 3 February 1876. Administration of the effects of Isabella Teasdale late of “Oxenholme Station” Inn in the Township of Natland in the County of Westmoreland Widow who died 1 January 1876 at “Oxenholme Station” Inn was granted at Carlisle to George Teasdale of “Oxenholme Station” Inn Innkeeper the Son and one of the Next of Kin. Effects under £200.


  • WILSON Charles Henry of Oxenholme House Oxenholme Westmorland died 7 March 1927. Probate Carlisle 27 April (1927) to John Gasgoigne Swinglehurst esquire and Edward Moser solicitor. Effects £49,017 19s 8d. Resworn £49,142 19s 8d.
  • WILSON William Esq. 9 September 1880. The Will with a Codicil of William Wilson late of Rigmaden in the County of Westmoreland Esquire who died 26 July 1880 at Rigmaden was proved at Carlisle by Arthur Shepherd of Shaw End in the said County esquire and Christopher Wyndham Wilson of Rigmaden William James Wilson of High Park in the said County and Charles Henry Wilson of Rigmaden Esquires the Sons the Executors. Personal Estate under £200,000.
  • WINDER Albert Edward otherwise Albert Edward Chapman of 4 Helmside Oxenholme Kendal Westmorland died 30 January 1957 at Kendal Green Hospital Kendal. Probate Carlisle 19 February (1957) to John Willie Winder railway guard. Effects £423 15s 8d.
  • WINDER John Willie of Helme Hurst 100 Oxenholme Road Kendal Westmorland died 29 November 1958. Administration (with Will) Carlisle 19 February (1959) to Helena Winder widow. Effects £2,208 9s 8d.
  • WINDER Sarah Elizabeth of 19 Helmside Rd Oxenholme Kendal died 4 June 1977. Probate Newcastle-upon-Tyne 22 July (1977). £8,874 772301254W

Page last updated: 6 April 2018