17 Helmside Cottages

17 Helmside Cottages – now 17 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – George Smith & family
  • 1901 – Robert John Armer & family
  • 1911 – Robert John Armer & family
  • 1915 – Robert John Armer & family
  • 1965 – Jane Armer

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Page last updated: 6 April 2018

Ellison


Richardson (‘Richard’) Ellison (1851-1917)

  • born 1851 at Lazonby, Cumberland
  • son of Thomas Ellison and Ann Ellison nee ?
  • baptised 7 Dec 1851 at St. Andrew, Penrith, Cumberland
  • lived at Plumpton Wall, Cumberland with paternal grandparents in 1861
  • lodging at 7 Station Cottages, Tebay (a Lodging House) in 1871 aged 17 – loco cleaner
  • married Hannah Robinson (c1852–1924) in 1876 in Sedbergh district
  • lived at Alice House, Applethwaite
  • lived at 15 Helmside
  • wife Hannah was present at the Railway Mission third anniversary celebrations in 1909
  • railway engine driver
  • died 14 June 1917 aged 66
  • buried at St. Mark’s Church, Natland
  • gravestone inscribed “In loving memory of Richard Ellison who died June 14th 1917 aged 66. Also of Hannah his wife who died Sept 7th 1924 aged 72. In God’s keeping.”
  • probate Carlisle 27 July 1917 to Hannah Ellison widow
  • effects £1,152 7s 2d
  • wife Hannah later lived at 10 Appleby Road, Kendal and died 7 September 1924 aged 72 at 31 Romney Road, Kendal and is buried at St. Mark’s Church, Natland
  • probate 7 October 1924 to son Edmund Robinson Ellison draper’s buyer
  • effects £1,198 10s 11d

Richardson and Hannah had five children, two of whom (names as yet unknown) died before 1911:

  • Agnes Wilson Ellison (1878–1937) – married John Pinch (1874–1943) in 1900
  • Edmund Robinson Ellison (1880–1937) – draper’s buyer – married Annabella Smith (1881–1927) – had son John Richardson Ellison (1908–?) and another child who died in infancy
  • Sarah Isabel Ellison (1881–1944) – married Thomas Leather (1868–1948) – had one daughter Cicely Leather (1908–1992) who married John Francis Johnson (?–?)

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Page last updated: 16 October 2017

Emigrants Index

Known former residents of Oxenholme who have emigrated:

Australia

Ship: Otranto  Line: Orient  Departed: London 11 September 1913 Arrived: Sydney 23 October 1913

  • Hannah Mary ‘Ann’ Cragghill (1876-1944) – domestic – aged 34 – she later returned to Oxenholme to live
  • James Cragghill (1883-1961) – hairdresser – aged 30
  • Maria ‘Ria’ Cragghill (1888-1956) – domestic – aged 24
  • Thomas Cragghill (1893-1958) – cooper – aged 20

cragghill emigrations 11.09.1913 otranto london to sydney

poster-for-Orient-Line-service-to-Australia-featuring-Otranto-in-the-Suez-Canal-lithograph-c.1912

 

Canada

  • William Harrison Thornburrow, a butcher by trade, was the publican at the Station Inn. He appears to have travelled to Canada early in 1907 and found a home in Winnipeg. His family followed in August 1907

 

Ship: Corsican Line: Allan Departed: Liverpool 8 August 1907 Arrived: Quebec 17 August 1907

  • Mary Agnes Thornburrow nee Smith (1876-1944) – aged 31
  • Alice Smith (1883-1961)  – aged 61
  • Alice Thornburrow (1888-1956) – aged 10
  • Jane ‘Jennie’ Thornburrow (1898-1958) – aged 8
  • Jim Thornburrow (1900-1982) – aged 7 – became a butcher – married Edythe Violet Sewell (1904-1994) in 1924
  • Ruth Thornburrow (1903-1932) – aged 5 – married Harold Clayton (1896-1953)

Corsican – the Thornburrow family experienced its maiden voyage from Liverpool to Quebec

 

United States

  • Walter Green, a groom, from 2 Natland Terrace emigrated to Hilton, New Jersey in 1910

Page last updated: 20 August 2018

Wilson


William Wilson (1810–1880)

  • second son of Christopher Wilson (1765–1845) and Catherine Wilson (neé Wilson) of Rigmaden Park, Mansergh, Westmorland
  • married Maria Letitia Hulme (1817–1873) at Stoke Gabriel, Devon in 1843
  • lived at High Park House, Oxenholme
  • appointed High Sherriff of Westmorland in 1863
  • died 26 July 1980 at Rigmaden Park, Mansergh, Westmorland
  • probate Carlisle 9 September 1880 to his three sons Christopher Wyndham Wilson Esq. of Rigmaden, William James Wilson Esq. of High Park and Charles Henry Wilson Esq. of Rigmaden and Arthur Shepherd Esq. of Shaw End
  • estate under £200,000.

William and Maria Letitia had eight children, three sons and five daughters (two of whom died as children on the same day):

  • Christopher Wyndham Wilson (1844–1918) – see further information below
  • William James Wilson (1845–1904) – see further information below
  • Charles Henry Wilson (1846–1927) – see further information below
  • Evelina Antonia Wilson (1848–1912) – had unsound mind and lived with General Practioner’s family in Oxfordshire for over 30 years
  • Frances Alexandrina Wilson (1850–?) – married Randolph Richards Luscombe at Mansergh, Westmorland on 12 June 1872 – divorced in 1885
  • Augusta Bella Wilson (1851–1858) – died aged 7 on 26 January 1858
  • Maria Janette Wilson (1853–1858) – died aged 5 on 26 January 1858
  • Letitia Sophia Wilson (1855–1939) – married John Walker Anderson at Kirby Lonsdale, Westmorland on 24 September 1879

Christopher Wyndham Wilson (1844–1918)

  • born 9 November 1844 at Rigmaden Park, Mansergh, Westmorland
  • lived at High Park House, Oxenholme during childhood
  • married 1. Mildred Eyre Spedding (1848–1878) in 1874
  • married 2. Edith Townsend Farquhar in 1879
  • lived at Rigmaden Park, Mansergh, Westmorland
  • appointed High Sherriff of Westmorland in 1884
  • died 8 December 1918 in Westmorland, England

Christopher and Mildred had one son:

  • Christopher Hulme Wilson (1875–1941)

Christopher and Edith had six children:

  • Katherine Edith Wilson (1881–?)
  • Humphrey Minto Wilson (1883-1961)
  • Floran Fitzroy Wilson (1885–?)
  • Isabel Frances Barbara Wilson (1887–?)
  • Thomas Leonard Wilson (1889–?)
  • Christopher Gilbert Wilson (1891–?)

William James Wilson (1845–1904)

  • born 9 December 1845
  • lived at High Park House, Oxenholme during childhood
  • married Susan Isabella Rachel Smith (1860–1933) in 1887
  • lived at High Park House, Oxenholme

William and Susan had six children:

  • Augusta Charlotte Bainbridge Wilson (1888–1918)
  • Frances Laura Gandy Wilson (1889–1949) – did not marry
  • Noel Jessie Haliburton Wilson (1891–1992)  – married Ulick Henry [Bourke], 9th Earl of Mayo
  • William Fenwick Nelson (1893–1893)
  • Charles W Wilson (1895-1915)
  • Arthur Haliburton Wilson (1899–1983) – see below

Charles Henry Wilson (1846–1927)

  • lived at High Park House, Oxenholme during childhood
  • charged with being in a fight on 19 May 1869
  • initially lived with his older brother William James Wilson at High Park House, Oxenholme
  • later lived at the newly built Oxenholme House from 1890 until his death in 1927
  • remained a bachelor all his life
  • master of the Oxenholme Hounds from 1878 to 1918
  • died 7 March 1927
  • probate Carlisle 27 April 1927 to John Gasgoigne Swinglehurst esquire and Edward Moser solicitor
  • effects £49,142 19s 8d.

Arthur Haliburton Wilson (1899–1983)

  • born 27 July 1899 at Oxenholme
  • lived at Raysholme, Oxenholme in 1920
  • on 15 November 1920 Arthur was driving future wife Mabel Green on the Oxenholme to Kendal Road when he struck pedestrian Col. John Thompson who died soon afterwards
  • married Mabel Lizzie Green (1900-1975) in Vancouver, British Columbia on 10 October 1923
  • died 1983 in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Page last updated 16 October 2017