1841 Census

Living with the Espiner family in 1841, was Eleanor Judson age 65:

Name Age Occupation Birthplace
ESPINER James 30 Farmer Yks
ESPINER Elizabeth 35 Yks
JUDSON Eleanor 65 Independent Yks
WARRINER Mary 15 F. Servant Yks
HUNTER John 14 M. Servant Yks

1851 Census

In 1851, Eleanor was in her own home.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
JUDSON Eleanor Head, Widow 78 Annuitant Castle Bolton
TENNANT Rebecca Visitor, Widow 60 Land Proprietor Castle Bolton
TENNANT Isabella Visitor, Unmarried 62 Land Proprietor Castle Bolton
SIMPSON Elizabeth Servant, Unmarried 18 House Servant Swineside

Eleanor was Eleanor Tennant, bapt. 23 Jun 1772, daughter of Edward Tennant and had married William Judson of Hemingbrough on 18 Nov 1800. Isabella Tennant was Eleanor's sister, bapt. 23 Nov 1788.

Eleanor must have had a daughter Mary Ann, because Mary Ann died in 1848 and left bequests to her mother and `nephew' James Espiner on his attaining the age of 21 (so perhaps a son of the James Espiner in 1841?) Another interesting bequest in Mary Ann's will was to her sister, Rebecca Wilkins of Louisville, Kentucky.

Eleanor Judson was buried at Wensley, 10 January 1854, aged 82.

©2004 David W.J. Stringer-Calvert, Christine Amsden, Larraine Williams