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Offline Kenneal67

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Thexton Birk Moss and Helsfell
« on: Sunday 14 July 13 16:54 BST (UK) »
I am looking for a bit of help regarding my ggg grandmother Mary Raven ( nee Thexton). She died from tuberculoisis aged 23 in September 1867 at Helsfell, Strickland Kettle ( I am thinking Helsfell Hall). Her mother Jame Thexton of Birk Moss ( farm) was present at her death.
I am hoping to find the location of both Helsfell and Birk Moss as I am visiting the area in August.
I am also trying to find where Mary may have been buried as I would like to visit her grave if at all possible.

Any help greatly appreciated...............

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Re: Thexton Birk Moss and Helsfell
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 July 13 21:08 BST (UK) »
Helsfell farm a listed late C17 building  NW of Kendal ,W of A591 just before junction with A5284 Windermere. Helsfell barn 200m S E is prob remains of original hall. Current Helsfell hall to east is a later building.
Birk Moss farm ,SW of Crook (west of Helsfell) off B5284 ,south on Back Lane then footpath south.
I'd go into Kendal Record Office and look for her death to find out which church.
Sue

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Lancs  Farrer ,Thompson,Clarke,Brewer,Reid,Howarth,Feast,Sladen,Southern

Ireland(Offaly)Reid
London -Feast

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Re: Thexton Birk Moss and Helsfell
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 July 13 21:36 BST (UK) »
Thanks Sue

I have her death certifiacte so is there extra info at the record office that can tell me about her burial place?

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Re: Thexton Birk Moss and Helsfell
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 16 July 13 10:01 BST (UK) »
the record office has the Church records so they would tell you the likely church to search before you go looking for an actual grave. Sue
Westmoreland -Farrer,Thompson,Park,Wharton,Airey
Lancs  Farrer ,Thompson,Clarke,Brewer,Reid,Howarth,Feast,Sladen,Southern

Ireland(Offaly)Reid
London -Feast