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The Heseltine History

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Heseltines in all but name . . .

The earliest direct relative I can yet find is seven generations back, my Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather, Edward Hasletine, who was probably born around 1725, and who was married to Anna Maria Burnett in St George's Chapel, Hyde Park on 15th August 1750. However, going back one generation further still (the eighth), Anna Maria was the eldest daughter of Samuel Burnett (b. abt 1702, d. 1740),  and Bethia(h) (bur. 30 April 1730).

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Edward and Bethia's children were three boys and two girls, but as was the case in those days of heavy infant mortality, only two of the boys survived, one boy and both girls  (both called bethia) dying in infancy. Edward, their second son of that name, and born in 1752, has no children that I can trace, but his younger brother Samuel Richard Heseltine (I), (1759-1809), my GGGG Grandfather, was christened at St Martin's in the Fields, married Mary Davis "of Pentonville" in St Bart's the Less in 1782, and when he died in 1809 at 207 Strand, London, his will records that he was worth less than 14,000.

Samuel Richard I and Mary Davis had eight children between 1782 and 1798m - Edward, Anna Maria, Samuel Richard II, William, Mary Amelia, Thomas, Elizabeth Hannah and Charles. Of these Anna Maria and Thomas died young, and it has been easier to trace the families of the four other boys.

Edward (1782-1847) was christened in St Clement Danes, married Sarah Norfor in 1809 in St Martin's in the Fields, and went on to have six children. It was this branch of the family that eventually produced Evelyn Heseltine and the composer Peter Warlock (Philip Heseltine).- more about them later!

GGG Grandfather Samuel Richard II (1786-1861), also christened in St Clement Dane's, married Margaret (Martha) Langham in 1811 in the same church and together they had eleven children - Martha, Mary, Elizabeth, Samuel, George, Edward (or Edmund), John, James, Charlotte, Samuel and William.

Edward [or Edmund] Heseltine (b. 1821, chr. St Edmund's, Newington) who had two boys and two girls, probably living in Clapton, Essex, and the eighth was my GG Grandfather John Heseltine I.

William Heseltine (1787-1851), christened in St Clement Dane's, married Anne Fuller in 1812 in the same church and went on to have four sons and three daughters, most, but not all, christened in St Mary's Church, Lambeth.

Charles Heseltine (1798-1876), also christened in St Clement Dane's, married Evelina and lived and worked as a Custom's Inspector in Antigua. They had two boys, both born in Bermuda, in 1830 and 1833.

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GG Grandfather John Heseltine I (1823-1885) is recorded in the 1881 census as a member of the Stock Exchange, and was christened in St Mary's Church, Newington, on 13th February 1826. He married Josephine Magdalena Deschet, (who is recorded in the 1881 census as having been born in Ireland,)  in St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London, on 10th May1849. he died in 1885 in Clapton.

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Links are [or will be!] included here to the following people, places and events: 
bulleteminent stockbrokers and firms of stockbrokers in London, including
bulletHeseltine, Powell & Co
bulletEvelyn Heseltine and his descendants
bullet Great Warley Church, Essex
bulletJohn Heseltine I
bulletthe composer Peter Warlock,
bulletseveral artists, including
bulletJohn Postle Heseltine (c 1843 - 1929) Etcher ; trustee of the National Gallery from 1893 friend of Whistler at al.  Member, Royal Society of Etchers (1881). He exhibited between 1880 and 1928 at the Royal Academy (21); Dowdswell galleries, London (6); Royal Society of Etchers (46) and elsewhere.  
bulletJohn Postle Heseltine's etchings
bulletJohn Robert Heseltine; his gallery, together with that of Pam Masco is at Petworth, Sussex.
 
bulletLink here to the family tree of the Heseltine Family.

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