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, Oxenholme
  • 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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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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Helmside Cottages

The red-bricked terraced Helmside Cottages were built in 1885 to house railway workers. Originally there were 25 cottages, 13 on the eastern side and 12 on the western side.

Helmside Cottages as surveyed in 1887

Today, there are only 11 on the western side, and the first cottage is numbered 4.

Number 2 has been demolished – a new brick facia can be clearly seen and the chimney breast, originally hidden internally between numbers 2 and 4 is now exposed. It was demolished to enable the main road to be widened and improve visability at the junction. The residents of No. 2 Helmside at the time were apparently Mr & Mrs Balmer and their daughter Wendy who moved to Bolefoot.

Helmside Cottages – Front view of the eleven remaining western cottages. Image courtesy of Google Street View 2011

Helmside Cottages – Rear view of the eleven remaining western cottages. Image courtesy of Google Street View 2011

Helmside Road, connecting Burton Road to Oxenholme Road, came much later in 1896. Until then, to get to Oxenholme Station and Depot, the railway workers had to use the cinder path running alongside the railway track.


Helmside Cottages – Even numbers (Western side)


2 Helmside Cottages – demolished

  • 1891 – James Jones & family
  • 1901 – Richard Haythornthwaite & family
  • 1911 – Richard Haythornthwaite & family
  • 1915 – Richard Haythornthwaite & family
  • 1939 – Horace Baxter & family

4 Helmside Cottages – now 4 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – John Parkinson & family
  • 1901 – Albert Winder & family
  • 1911 – Albert Winder & family
  • 1915 – Albert Winder & family
  • 1939 – Albert Winder & family

6 Helmside Cottages  – now 6 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Isaac Nelson & family
  • 1901 – Isaac Nelson & family
  • 1911 – Isaac Nelson & family
  • 1915 – Isaac Nelson & family
  • 1939 – Francis Dunlop & family

8 Helmside Cottages – now 8 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – George Armer & family
  • 1901 – Thomas Robinson & family
  • 1911 – Thomas Robinson & family
  • 1915 – Thomas Robinson & family
  • 1939 – Thomas Robinson & family

10 Helmside Cottages – now 10 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Thomas Wills & family
  • 1901 – uninhabited
  • 1911 – John Pinch & family
  • 1915 – John Pinch & family
  • 1939 – Frederick Jackson & family

12 Helmside Cottages – now 12 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Edmund Askew & family
  • 1901 – Samuel Clive Dennison & family
  • 1911 – Joseph Edward Swinglehurst & family
  • 1915 – Joseph Edward Swinglehurst & family
  • 1939 – William Swarbrick & family

14 Helmside Cottages – now 14 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Richard Laycock & family
  • 1901 – Richard Laycock & family
  • 1911 – Richard Laycock & family
  • 1939 – John Campbell & family

16 Helmside Cottages – now 16 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – James Tubboner & family
  • 1901 – Isabella Hindson & family
  • 1911 – William Haythornthwaite & family
  • 1915 – William Haythornthwaite & family
  • 1939 – William Haythornthwaite & family

18 Helmside Cottages – now 18 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – George Page & family
  • 1901 – George Page & family
  • 1911 – George Page & family
  • 1915 – George Page & family
  • 1939 – George Jellett & family

20 Helmside Cottages – now 20 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Richard Baines & family
  • 1901 – Richard Baines & family
  • 1911 – Richard Baines & family
  • 1915 – Richard Baines & family
  • 1939 – Frederick Robinson & family

22 Helmside Cottages – now 22 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – John Butler & family
  • 1901 – William Bell & family
  • 1911 – Christopher Hayton Dobson & family
  • 1915 – Christopher Hayton Dobson & family
  • 1939 – George Weaver & family

24 Helmside Cottages – now 24 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Reuben Lord & family
  • 1901 – Reuben Lord & family
  • 1911 – Thomas George Nixon & family
  • 1915 – Thomas George Nixon & family
  • 1939 – Elizabeth Nixon

Helmside Cottages – Odd numbers (Eastern side)


1 Helmside Cottages – now 1 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Joshua Dobson & family
  • 1901 – Joseph B Whiteside & family
  • 1911 – Francis Edwin ‘Frank’ Graham & family
  • 1915 – Francis Edwin ‘Frank’ Graham & family

3 Helmside Cottages – now 3 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – William Conway & family
  • 1901 – William Conway & family
  • 1911 – William Conway & family
  • 1915 – William Conway & family

5 Helmside Cottages – now 5 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Peter Birchall & family
  • 1901 – Peter Birchall & family
  • 1911 – Peter Birchall & family
  • 1915 – Peter Birchall & family

7 Helmside Cottages – now 7 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – William Schofield & family
  • 1901 – William Schofield & family
  • 1911 – William Schofield & family
  • 1915 – William Schofield & family

9 Helmside Cottages – now 9 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – John Speed & family
  • 1901 – John Speed & family
  • 1911 – John Speed & family
  • 1915 – John Speed & family

11 Helmside Cottages – now 11 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – John Thornburrow & family
  • 1901 – John Thornburrow & family
  • 1911 – John Thornburrow & family
  • 1915 – John Thornburrow & family

13 Helmside Cottages – now 13 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Richard Graham & family
  • 1901 – Richard Graham & family
  • 1911 – Richard Graham & family
  • 1915 – Richard Graham & family

15 Helmside Cottages – now 15 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Richardson Ellison & family
  • 1901 – Richardson Ellison & family
  • 1911 – Richardson Ellison & family
  • 1915 – Richardson Ellison & family
  • 1940 – J. C. Jones & family

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

19 Helmside Cottages – now 19 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – William Cragghill & family
  • 1901 – William Cragghill & family
  • 1911 – William Cragghill & family
  • 1915 – Frederick Cragghill & family

21 Helmside Cottages – now 21 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – John Thompson & family
  • 1901 – John Thompson & family
  • 1911 – Robert Fothergill & family
  • 1915 – Robert Fothergill & family

23 Helmside Cottages – now 23 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – James Swan Tweddle & family
  • 1901 – James Swan Tweddle & family
  • 1911 – George Taylor Hayhurst & family
  • 1915 – George Taylor Hayhurst & family

25 Helmside Cottages – now 25 Helmside Road

  • 1891 – Henry Jennings & family
  • 1901 – Richard Parker & family
  • 1911 – Richard Parker & family
  • 1915 – Richard Parker & family

Page last updated: 16 October 2017

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