"HELSINGTON, a chapelry in that part of the parish of KENDAL which is in KENDAL ward, county of WESTMORLAND, 4 miles (S. W. by S.) from Kendal, containing 268 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, endowed with £9. 15. per annum and £400 private benefaction, and £600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Kendal. The chapel, dedicated to St. John, was founded in 1726, by John Jackson, of Holeslack, who likewise endowed it with an estate. A school, erected by subscription, is supported by annual collections."
[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]
Helsington is a parish in Kendal Ward.
It was formerly part of the very large parish of Kendal.
Nearby parishes are Natland, Underbarrow, Crosthwaite cum Lye and Levens.
Returns do not survive for the 'census' of 1787.
Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911.
Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts are held by Cumbria Archives :
originals at Kendal RO and microfilm copies at Carlisle RO.
See the CASCAT online calogue for WPR27 for information on these and other parish records..
For searching on LDS familysearch.org see IGI batch numbers (compiled by Jake Prescott)
or use the batch number search site (by Hugh Wallis).
Nicolson & Burn 1777 : "Helsington [is] below Kendal, on the West side of the river Kent."
The details for the parish from the Parson & White's Directory for 1829 are transcribed on Edenlinks site.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Helsington to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Helsington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Magna Britannica et Hibernia.Volume 6: Westmorland by Thomas Cox (Vicar of Bromfield, Essex) 45 pages, printed in 1731. Transcription by Sarah Reveley, Joan Fisher and Lisl Schoenwald:
"Helsington, the Lordship and Estate of Marmaduke Thweng, a Parliamentary Baron, who sat in Parliament with the Barons from 35 Edw. I to 16 Edw. II. He made over this Manor, and some other Estates, to William his Son and Heir in his Life-time, and left him many more at his Death, which happened 16 Edw. II. William his Son and Heir had Summons to Parliament 18 Edw. III but never after. He died without Issue 15 Edw. IIII. And left this and his other Estates to Robert his Brother, a Clergy-man, as he did for Want of Issue to his Brother Thomas, A Clergyman also, and Rector of Lythum, who died possessed of them, and left them all to be divided between the Posterity of his three Sisters, but to which of them this Manor in the Partition came, is not particularly set down in our Author."
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD493895 (Lat/Lon: 54.298189, -2.781038), Helsington which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Hearth Tax records for 1674 Helsington transcribed on Edenlinks.