Helsdon, Helsden, Hilsden, Elsdon, Elsden genealogy
Dr G.M.W.Mann. Baytrees
Burnhams Rd, Lt.Bookham
Surrey, U.K. KT23 3AU
14 August 2006
surname variants include HELSDEN, HILSDON, ELSDEN, ELSDON etc
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7 Isaac HILSDON c1700? - ?
m Martha WEBB 1729
6 Isaac HELSDON 1731-1768
m Sarah HEYDON 1759
5 Elizabeth HELSDON 1765-?
m Nathaniel MANN 1788
The family name originated from the parish of Hellesdon, 3 miles NW of Norwich where Henry de Hellesdon was nominated one of the keepers of the City of Norwich in 1272 (Blomfield's Norfolk vol3 p60)
The earliest known ancestor is Isaac HILSDON who married Martha WEBB at Haverhill in Suffolk in 1729
One of their sons also named Isaac became parish clerk at Belchamps Otten some 10 miles away in Essex. The previous clerk there was Edmund ELSDON, but no connection is known between Isaac and Edmund.
Isaac’s daughter, Elizabeth, married Nathaniel MANN the Belchamp Otten blacksmith.
SURNAME DATE/PLACE MARRIAGE TREE MARRIED TO:
BARNARD Susannah (wid) 12Nov1788 Lt.Yeldham ESS HelsT0 ELSDEN Hayden
CHATTERS Elijah HelsT0 HELSDON Elizabeth
GOYMER Mary 16May1698 Chedburgh SFK HelsTCh ELSDEN Robert
HEYDON Sarah 3Jul1759 Haverhill SFK HelsT0 HELSDON Isaac
MANN Nathaniel 27Oct1788 Belchamps Otten ESS HelsT0 HELSDON Elizabeth
MAY Cornelius 24Oct1767 Haverhill SFK HelsT0 HELSDON Martha
SALISBURY Elizabeth 26Jun1727 Chevington SFK HelsTCh ELSDEN William
SMITH Alice 4Oct1659 Chedburgh SFK HelsTCh ELSDEN Edmund
SOUTER Francis 7Dec1746 Chedburgh SFK HelsTCh ELSDEN Mary
WEBB Margaret 2Oct1726 Depden SFK HelsTCh ELSDEN Robert
WEBB Martha 13Apr1729 Haverhill SFK HelsT0 HELSDON Isaac
1. B7. Baptism of Isaac Hilsdon
2. B6. Was there any family connection between Edmund Elsden and Isaac Helsdon who were successive parish clerks at Belchamps Otten?
information from other researchers:
descendants of Charles HELSDON of London b1816
descendants of Dennis HELSDON of Norwich b1728/9
descendants of Joseph ELLSDON m1714 at St Gregory, Sudbury SFK