The Bainbridge branch starts with Isabel BAINBRIDGE (1129), who married Henry REMINGTON(1128) at Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland, on 22 Jun 17691.

At the time of her marriage and death she was of Kirkby Lonsdale, in Westmorland. The only clue as to her origin is an unsourced pedigree in notes made avaiable to me by Timothy Cockerill, and in this pedigree she is said to be of Hawkin Hall, Middleton. Hawkin Hall is some four or five miles up the River Lune from Kirkby Lonsdale.

There was a paper read at Penrith on 5 Jul 19232, at the end of which is a pedigree of Bainbrig of Hawkin Hall, Middleton. This pedigree indicates that Isabel was the eldest of three children of George BAINBRIG of Kirkby Lonsdale and his wife Alice, and was baptised in Feb 1734. The pedigree then goes back a further five generations, from which the following table has been extracted.

Generation Bainbridge Ancestor Spouse Date and place of marriage
L Isabel BAINBRIDGE(1129)
Henry REMINGTON(1128)
22 Jun 1769 at Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland.
L George BAINBRIG(2505)
Alice ....(2506)
1733 or earlier
J George BAINBRIG(2507)
Isabel RIDDING(2508)
Nov 1699
H Thomas BAINBRIG(2509)
Margaret DIXON(2510)
Nov 1666
H Edward BAINBRIG(2511)
Ann BURTON(2512)
(? - ?)
1615 or earlier
F Christopher BAINBRIG(2513)
Helen MOORE(2514)
(? - 1636)
about 1590?
E Edward BAINBRIG(2515)
(? -ca.1567)
about 1529?

Presumably many of the facts can be verified from the parish registers, either of Middleton or of Kirkby Lonsdale, and this remains to be done.

Isabel REMINGTON's death on 25 Oct 1812, aged 78, and burial on 29 Oct are recorded in the parish register of St Wilfrid's Church, Melling3. Based on her given age at death, she would have been born around 1734, which agrees with the date given above. I have so far found no matching record of her baptism.

She and Henry REMINGTON had just one child, Reginald REMINGTON(109) (1770-1854)4, who was born in about 1770. The reason for this is that Henry died not long after Reginald was born, and there is a story5 that Isabel went back to her mother in Kirkby Lonsdale after Henry's death in 1771, leaving her infant son Reginald in the care of his four maiden aunts. For more about this, see the Reginald REMINGTON page.

Presumably Henry died intestate, for on 25 Jan 1772 Isabel and others signed a bond requiring Isabel, as administratrix, to draw up an inventory of Henry's estate within one year, and to present the account to the Consistory Court at Richmond (Yorkshire). Her signature below is from that document.

Isabel's signature


1) Familysearch, based on FHL film 1471664, one of four films covering the parish registers of the parish church of Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland, and associated chapels from original records at the Cumbria Record Office, Kendal. This particular film contains: Marriages, 1754-1812; Baptisms, marriages, 1813-1901; Burials, 1813-1910.
2) Bainbrig of Hawkin in Middleton, Westmorland, by the Rev. R. Percival Brown, M.A., Vicar of Kirkby Lonsdale. Art.13, Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, New Series, Vol.24, pp.123-148 with pedigree facing p.148.
3) The entry in the 1812 burial register, on FHL film 1849660 reads: Isabel Remington widow of the parish of Kirkby Lonsdale died Octr25th & buried Octr. 29th aged 78 yrs. There is another entry based on FHL film 97387, one of four films of Bishop's Transcripts, but the Familysearch transcription contains some obvious errors.
4) Pedigree of Remingtons of Aynsome, in The Machell and Remington Families of Aynsome, Cartmel, by Timothy Cockerill. Art.18, Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, Vol.89, 1989, p.268.
5) The Dated Buildings of South Lonsdale, by Emmeline Garnett, 1994. Centre for North-West Regional Studies, Lancaster University, p.110.

© John Stowell 2016             This file last edited on 27 Jan 2016.