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peter phillips
Bentham, N.Yorks., Retired
Thursday, March 17, 2011 18:49
I am researching the history of the Hesleton family, farmers, who lived in Bentham.William Hesleton kept a daily diary from 1920 to 1946 recording farm sales, births, marriages and deaths,the farming year and lots of interesting facts. He mentioned his Aunt Kate who died on 6th June, 1935 and was buried at Sutton-in-Craven on 10th June.
I have no other information about Kate but William was 63 when she died.
Can anyone shed any light on who Kate was please?
H Spence
Thursday, March 17, 2011 19:29
Hi Was she kate or catherine and was she a hesleton,will browes the head stones
Josie Walsh
Friday, March 18, 2011 16:13
Hi there, I have indexed the gravestones at St Thomas's Church and have checked these for the Hesleton surname which Im afraid doesn't appear in the index.
Peter Phillips
Bentham, N.Yorks., Retired
Friday, July 8, 2011 19:32
Thanks for looking re Kate or Catherine, died 06.06.1935. Sorry I didn't reply sooner - I'm not a technophobe (!) - still getting around this computer. I'm still doing the Hesleton Diaries. Kate was probably married so I wouldn't know her married name.
Never mind.
Thanks again
Josie Walsh
Friday, July 8, 2011 22:53
Hello Peter
I have rechecked the St Thomas Memorial Inscriptions again, this time for the date of Catherine's death and have found the following.

In Memory of my beloved husband Richard Lund
Died November 22nd 1925
Also Catherine his wife
Who died June 6th 1935

There is a gravestone and I do have a map of roughly where it is if you should want a photo of it.

William Richard Lund married Catherine Ormrod in 1880 June qtr registered at Settle
William Richard Lund was born June qtr 1857 registered at Settle
William Richard Lund the death registered at Keighley December qtr 1925
Catherine Ormrod birth December qtr 1847 registered at Settle

Both William Richard & Catherine left probate details filed when they died, if you should want copies of these please email me and I let you have the copies either by email or post.

Peter Phillips
Bentham, N.Yorks., Retired
Sunday, July 10, 2011 14:22
What a wonder the internet is! Many thanks for your efforts which are greatly appreciated. William Hesleton had a house in Sutton (mentioned in his will). As he didn't die until 1945 I think it might have been the one belonging to his Aunt Kate.
Kate was his mother's sister.
I would love to have copies of their probate details and will reimburse you if necessary, or you could send them by e-mail as you suggest.
I'm away from Wednesday next for a week so if you send anything I won't be able to reply until Monday, 18th July.

Thanks again.
Josie Walsh
Sunday, July 10, 2011 17:08
Hi Peter
Will need your email to send the probates, there both ready to go now.
Paul Wilkinson
Sunday, July 10, 2011 17:20
Josie and Peter - I've sent you an email containing your email addresses.

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