The Remington branch starts with Ellen Remington(108) who married my great-great-grandfather Richard Tatham(107). At the moment there are five generations back from Ellen shown, though there is increasing uncertainty beyond Henry Remington who married Isabel Bainbridge. As with many families, there is endless recycling of the same small set of Christian names, so that it is often difficult to tell whose is which child. There seem to have been Remingtons, with various spelling variants (Remmington, Rymington, Rimington and so on) established in Lancashire. Garnett (1994), in her notes on a 1672 dated lintel at Summersgill, indicates that there was said to have been a William de Remington of Gisburn, on the R. Ribble in the West Riding of Yorkshire, in 1514, with a son Robert de Botton. It is worth noting that there is a Rimington village about 3 km SW of Gisburn. Garnett (1994) also says that the family were well established by 1543 and that there were four Remington tenancies in Botton by 1581 and two in Roeburndale. Both Botton and Roeburndale were within the parish of Melling.

Remington generations

Generation Remington Ancestor Spouse Date and place of marriage
O Ellen Remington(108)
Richard Tatham(107)
03 Jul 1833 at Cartmel, Lancs.
N Reginald Remington (109)
(ca.1771 - 1854)
Catherine Machell(212)
(1773 - 1857)
L Henry Remington (1129)
(1721 - 1771)
Isabel Bainbridge(1130)
(ca.1734 - 1812)
22 Jun 1769 at Kirkby Lonsdale
K Reginald Remington (1163)
(1695 - 1766)
Elizabeth Wilson(1164)
(? - 1774)
20 Apr 1720 at Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire
J Henry Remington (1191)
(? - 1696)
Elizabeth Procter(1192)
(? - ?)
09 Nov 1692 at Melling (in Lonsdale), Lancashire
I Reginald Remington
(? - 1680)
Anne - ? -
(? - ?)
about 1630?


Ellen Remington(108), according to Chippindall (1933), was born on 13 Jan 1799, the daughter of Reginald Remington(109) and Catherine Machell(212). According to a (1954) manuscript by my uncle Leonard Tatham Stowell (21), she was their fourth daughter. The parish register of St. Wilfrid, Melling, has the date of her baptism as, I think, 13 Jan 1799. According to Boyd's marriage index for Lancashire (1801-1837), she married Richard Tatham(107) in 1833 at Cartmel, Lancashire. Chippindall (1933) gives 03 Jul 1833 as the date. The Bishop's Transcripts of the Cartmel register (FHL microfilm 1040300) confirm this date, and the entry reads:

Richard Tatham of the Parish of Thornton in Lonsdale in the County of York, Esq., and a Bachelor, and Ellin Remington of this Parish, Spinster, were married in this Church by Licence this third day of July 1833 by me Thomas Remington, Curate of Cartmel. Witnesses: Reginald Remington, Isabel Remington. .
Thus she was married by her brother, and it looks as if the witnesses were also her siblings (see below).

Ellen and Richard had seven children, for which see the entry for Richard Tatham(107). According to Chippindall (1933), Ellen died on 04 Jan 1881. He does not say where she was buried, so it was presumably at Tunstall.


All that Chippindall (1933) says about this Reginald Remington(109) is that he was of the Crow Trees, Melling. There is an IGI entry, based on a member submission without source details, giving 1770 as the year of his birth, and his parents as Henry Remington(1129) and Isabel Bainbridge(1130). Cockerill (1989) also shows him as son of Henry Remington of Melling. Emmeline Garnett (1994), in her notes on Crowtrees Farm, Melling, gives his dates as 1770-1854, and notes the story that on his father's early death in 1771, his mother, overwhelmed, went home leaving Reginald to his four unmarried aunts. On his behalf, using money they had inherited from an uncle who was a Liverpool merchant, in 1781 they bought the Melling estate of another branch of the family, including New Crowtrees.

It seems that the money referred to above came from Benjamin Wilson, originally from Liverpool, who from 1755 to his death in 1767 was a partner in a sugarhouse in Cuppins Lane, Chester. There is some information on this on a website maintained by Bryan Mawer. In his will, dated 21 May 1765 and proved on 05 May 1767, the residue of his estate, following the death of his wife Elizabeth, was left to his four neices Ann, Elizabeth, Ellin and Jane Remington, daughtgers of Reginald Remington of Melling, and these are presumably the four aunts, and Benjamin Wilson was presumably a brother of Elizabeth Wilson who married Reginald Remington.

I suppose that prior to the year in which the sisters purchased Crow Trees, Reginald was living at Summersgill.

A (1954) manuscript by my late uncle Leonard Tatham Stowell(21) says that Reginald married Catherine Machell(212) in 1796, but does not say where. It seems likely that the marriage took place at Cartmel, since Catherine was of Aynsome. The same Leonard Stowell manuscript says that they had five sons (Henry, Thomas, John, Reginald and William) and four daughters (Ellen, Isabelle, Ann and Catherine). The parish registers of St. Wilfrid, Melling, are available on microfilm (FHL film 1849660), and the baptisms, and occasionally the births, of the children with the exception of John, are given.

Children of Reginald Remington(109) and Catherine Machell(212)

Name Notes
Henry Remington(1101) Various IGI entries based on member submissions have him born in 1796, and of Crow Trees, Melling. Another similar IGI entry has his marrying Mary Ashburner on 07 Sep 1826, with no location given. His date of death is given as 17 Feb 1866, and his death, aged 68, was registered at Ulverston in the Mar quarter of that year (vol.8e, p.528), which would make the year of his birth more likely to be 1797. In fact his baptism is recorded in the registers of St. Wilfrid, Melling, as having taken place on 27 Jul 1797.
The 1851 England census has a Henry Remington, solicitor, aged 54, his wife Mary, also aged 54, and an unmarried son George, an articled clerk aged 22, staying at 4 Queen Street, Ulverston. In the 1861 census Henry and his wife are at Aynsome, in Broughton West, and Mary's 93 year old mother Agnes Ashburner is staying with them. The entry in Alumni Cantabrigiensis for his son Thomas Machell Remington(111), says that Mary was the only child of George Ashburner of Holm Bank, Ulverston. It would appear therefore, that Henry moved from Melling to Ulverston. The house at Aynsome, according to Emmeline Garnett (1994), came into the Remington family with his mother Catherine Machell. According to the same source, none of Henry's other four brothers produced Remington heirs, and this is also indicated by Cockerill (1989), who says that Henry inherited Aynsome from his younger brother, the Rev. Thomas Remington (1102) - see below. Cockerill (1989) also says that Henry had been articled to Thomas Thompson of Lancaster, before being admitted as a solicitor in 1820 and setting up his own practice in Ulverston. Some further information on Henry and his descendants, and on Aynsome, is on a separate page.
Ellen Remington(108) Born, according to Chippindall, on 13 Jan 1799, though the parish register of St. Wilfrid, Melling, has this as the date of her baptism. She married Richard Tatham, and had seven children. See her separate entry above.
Thomas Remington(1102) The 1851 England census has a Thomas Remington, aged 49, the incumbent of Cartmel, born at Melling, living at Aynsome Mansion, Broughton East. With him is his 45 year old unmarried sister Isabel, also born at Melling, and a 20 year old unmarried niece Agnes Remington, born at Ulverston. This would make his year of birth 1801 or 1802, and the parish register of St. Wilfrid, Melling has an entry saying he was born on 14 Jul 1801 and baptised on the 19th (or it may be the 17th, the writing is difficult). He was an MA. According to his entry in Alumni Cantabrigiensis he entered Emmanuel in Jan 1819, aged 19, but moved later the same year to Trinity. He took his BA in 1824 (22nd Wrangler and 6th Classic), and was made a fellow of Trinity in 1826. According to Cockerill (1989) he was ordained in 1826 and became curate of Buckden, Huntingdon. That same year he inherited Aynsome when his uncle Thomas Michaelson Machell(1121) died. In 1835, the Duke of Devonshire presented him to the Vicarage of Cartmel, where he remained until his death in 1855. Cockerill (1989) says that Thomas obtained permission of the Bishop of Chester to live at Aynsome, being looked after there by his unmarried sister as described above. He devoted much time and effort to the restoration of Cartmel Priory. In 1855 he went to London, caught smallpox there, and died of it at his mother's house, Crow Trees, Melling, on 05 May 1855.
John Remington(1194) John appears in the list of children in the manuscript by my late uncle Leonard Tatham Stowell. His name does not, so far as I can see, appear in the baptism register of St. Wilfred, Melling. His death on 02 Sep 1817, aged 14, is recorded on a MI in Melling church at the left end of the north wall, so he was born in 1803 or late 1802.
Isabel Remington(1103) Born, according to the parish register of St. Wilfrid, Melling, on 25 Oct 1805 and baptised on 11(?) Aug 1806. There is a GRO deaths index entry in 1867 (Mar quarter, Lancaster, vol.8e, p.493) for an Isabel Remington aged 61, and she is also memorialised on the MI at the left end of the north wall of Melling church which gives 03 Feb 1867 as the date of her death. She did not marry.
Ann Remington(1104) According to an IGI entry based on member submission for which no source is given, Anne was born in 1809. Again according to the IGI she married Joseph Gibson in about 1830. There are census records of a Joseph Gibson, with wife Anne born in Melling, in the 1851 and 1861 England census. Joseph is a magistrate, living at Whelprigg, Barbon, Westmorland. In 1851 Anne is 42, consistent with birth in 1808 or 1809. In fact the parish records of St. Wilfrid, Melling, give her date of birth as 11 Jul 1808 and baptism 14 Jul 1808. In the 1851 England census she and Joseph have five children, the eldest of whom is 9, so born in 1841 or 1842. So unless they had other older children who were elsewhere at the time of the census, perhaps their marriage was some time after 1830. By the 1861 census they still have three teenage daughters at home. By 1871, the head of household is the eldest son, also called Joseph, his mother is 62, and there are still two unmarried sisters at home. There is a GRO deaths index entry for an Anne Gibson in the Mar quarter of 1891, Kendal, Vol.10b, p.495, which may well be hers.
Reginald Remington(1105) In the 1861 census there is a Reginald Remington, an attorney aged 48, born at Crow Trees, Melling, with his wife Mary, aged 36, and niece Ellen M. Bot(?), aged 13, a schoolgirl, staying at 16 Chester St., Birkenhead. This would make him born in 1812 or 1813. The Remington pedigree in Cockerill (1989) says 1812, and gives the date of his death as 1864. The parish register of St. Wilfrid, Melling, gives the date of his birth as 24 Apr 1811 and baptism on 30 Apr. The pedigree in Cockerill (1989) also says, in quotes, that he married a barmaid at Gretna Green, and died without issue.
William Remington(1106) From his entries in the 1851 and 1881 England census returns he was born in 1812 or 1813. The Remington pedigree in Cockerill (1989) says 1812. The parish register of St. Wilfrid, Melling has the date of his baptism as 03 Jan 1813 so he may well have been born in late 1812. In the 1851 census he is aged 38, unmarried and of no occupation, living with his parents at Crow Trees, Melling. In the 1881 census he is aged 68, head of household and described as a landowner of 5 acres, and is at Town End. Town End House in Melling is another of the properties listed in Garnett (1994), and appears to have been purchased, or perhaps built, by a Reginald Remington who died in 1680, and was probably in the possession of the family since that time. There is a GRO deaths index entry for a William Remington, aged 76, in the Jun quarter of 1889, (Lunesdale, 8e, 585), and the MI at the left end of the north wall of Melling church gives the date of his death as 20 May 1889 and his age as 76.The pedigree in Cockerill (1989) says he died in 1879, unmarried. However, for the William Remington who died in that year the death was registered at Shardlow, on the boundary between Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. He was aged 40, so born in about 1849, and is therefore not the right man. William Remington is mentioned in the will, dated Mar 1896, of his nephew Thomas Machell Remington, as the late William Remington.
Catherine Remington(1107) The parish register of St. Wilfrid, Melling, has the date of her baptism as 28 May 1815. In the 1851 England census returns she is aged 35, unmarried, living with her parents at Crow Trees, Melling. The next census reference is in 1881 when she is listed, aged 65 and still unmarried, as the head of household at Shakespeare, in Melling, and is described as a teetotal innkeeper. In the 1891 census she is listed as aged 75, unmarried and living on her own means at Churchgate, Melling. Garnett (1994), in her entry for The Homestead, shows the date 1878 on the porch facing the road, and says that she was the youngest daughter and apparently lived away for years, returning in 1875. She lodged at the Horse and Groom, which she owned, and turned it into a teetotal reading room. Later she moved to Churchgates, where the initials C.R. and date 1885 appear on the lintel of the original door, now a window. The lintel dates suggest that she took over The Homestead, and called it Shakespeare, in 1878 and moved to Churchgates in 1885. There is an entry for a Catherine Remington in the GRO deaths index for the Sep quarter of 1898 (Lunesdale, 8e, 531), and according to the MI on the vault in which her parents are buried at Melling, she died on 05 Aug 1898. The parish burial register says she was buried on 10 Aug. The MI on the north wall inside the church at Melling says she died at Church Gates, Melling, on 05 Aug 1898 aged 83 years.

The Leonard Tatham Stowell manuscript says that Catherine Machell(212) was the daughter of Thomas Machell and Ann Michaelson of Green Bank. There is now a separate Machell page, and it seems that Thomas's wife was Ellen Michaelson. Both Reginald and Catherine have burial entries in the Melling parish registers, Reginald being buried on 15 Aug 1854, and Catherine on 14 Mar 1857. The corresponding entries in the GRO deaths index are Reginald in the Sep quarter of 1854 (Lancaster, 8c?, 299), and Catherine in the Mar quarter of 1857 (Lancaster, 8e, 413). These agree with the dates given in Cockerill (1989). Both Reginald and Catherine were buried in the churchyard at Melling, the MI giving 10 Aug 1854 as the date of Reginald's death, and 07 Mar 1857 for Catherine. These dates are confirmed by their respective Death Certificates. Also buried in same vault is their youngest daughter Catherine, who died on 05 Aug 1898.


An unsourced member submission to the IGI gives Henry Remington(1129) as the father of Reginald Remington(109), and names his wife as Isabel Bainbridge Remington. Cockerill (1989) also gives him as the father of Reginald, but does not mention his wife. The parish registers of Kirkby Lonsdale (seen on FHL film 97386) have a marriage entry for 1769 which reads Mr Henry Remington and Isabel Bainbrig. By Licence. June 22.Garnett (1994), says that Henry died in 1771, and there is a burial of a Henry Remington at St. Wilfrid, Melling, on 04 Nov 1771. Within the church at Melling, on the west wall, is a memorial tablet to Henry and his father and mother which reads:

Near this place lie the remains of Reginald Remington and Henry his son, both of Melling, Gentlemen. The former departed this Life Jany the 6th 1766 aged 70 the latter Novr the 1st 1771 aged 50.

Reader behold and admire Two shining examples of Primitive Integrity and Simplicity of Manners, rarely to be met with in one Family: The Son inherited his Father's virtues as well as his Estate and like him uniformly supported through Life the amiable Character of a dutiful Son, a loving Husband, a tender Father during the short time He was a parent, an affectionate Brother, an indulgent Master, a kind Neighbour, a faithful Friend, a loyal Subject and sincere Christian.

Here also is interred the Body of Mrs Elizabeth Remington (Relict of Reginald and Mother of Henry Remington) who departed this Life Novr the 20th 1774 aged 78.
Reginald was the only child of this marriage.

According to this MI, this Henry was the son of yet another Reginald Remington(1163) and Elizabeth, and it seems that this was Elizabeth Wilson(1164), who married in 1720. There is a baptism recorded at Melling on 17 Feb 1721 of Henry, son of Reginald and Elizabeth, and I think this is probably his. The entry is towards the end of the early register which has been transcribed by the Lancashire Parish Register Society (transcription available on microfiche). According to Burkes Landed Gentry (1871) Isabel Bainbridge or Bainbrig came from Kirkby Lonsdale in Westmorland. The story in Garnett (1994) that Isabel went back to her mother after Henry's death in 1771 leaving her infant son Reginald in the care of his four maiden aunts, whose baptisms are in the Melling register after 1721. In the Melling register is also a burial entry for Isabel Remington, "widow, of the parish of Kirkby Lonsdale", who died on 25 Oct 1812 aged 78, and was buried, presumably at Melling, on 29 Oct 1812. So perhaps this was Isabel Bainbrig having returned to Melling to be buried near her husband. There remain oddities about Henry and Isabel, in that if they married say in 1769, a year before Reginald's birth, Henry would have been already about 48 and Isabel about 35, both unusually old for marriage.


In her comments on the 1725 R/RE datestone at Summersgill, Garnett (1994) gives this Reginald Remington(1163) the dates 1695-1766. She says that he was one of two sons of of another Henry Remington who died in 1696 (the other son being Robert). There is a baptismal record for a Reginald Remington at Melling (Summersgill was in Melling parish) on 19 Sep 1695, son of Henry Remington and Elizabeth (I think Henry Remington and Elizabeth Procter), which Garnett has presumably taken to be this Reginald. On 23 Apr 1720 a Reginald Remington married Elizabeth Wilson(1164) at Bolton-le-Sands (IGI based on parish records, batch M005801, film 844803). It seems that this Elizabeth Wilson was the sister of Benjamin Wilson, originally of Liverpool, the residue of whose estate went to the four unmarried daughters. It seems that Henry and Elizabeth had at least one son (Henry Remington(1120), see above), and four daughters. The son's baptism at Melling is recorded on 17 Feb 1721 (new style) and there are five other children of Reginald and Elizabeth, of Melling, whose baptisms appear in the Melling parish register (FHL film 1849660, item 13).

Children of Reginald Remington(1163) and Elizabeth Wilson(1164)

Name Notes
Henry Remington(1129) Henry was baptised at Melling on 17 Feb 1721/22. He married Isabel Bainbridge of Kirkby Lonsdale, and they had just one child, Reginald Remington(109) before Henry died and was buried at Melling on 04 Nov 1771. See his separate section above.
Ann Remington(1186) A child of Henry and Elizabeth was baptized at Melling on 21 Jan 1722/23. The name is not legible on the microfilm of the register, but my guess is that it is Ann, as she is elsewhere listed as the first of the four daughters. In the Melling register an Ann Remington of Melling was buried 24 Feb 1790. Her age is not given, but the entry says "She was taken ill and died at Kendal Feb. 21st", and I am guessing that this is the same Ann.
John Remington(1187) A John was baptised at Melling on 02 Apr 1725. He does not otherwise appear in the published pedigrees, so perhaps he died in infancy.
Elizabeth Remington(1188) Elizabeth was baptised at Melling on 18 Jun 1727. She died, aged 82 and described as spinster and housekeeper, on 01 Jan 1810 and was buried on 04 Jan 1810. On 16 Feb of the same year there is a note in the deaths register that Reginald Remington of Crow Trees, Melling, paid two guineas for the privelige of interring the remains of his aunt inside the church.
Ellen (Ellin) Remington(1189) Ellen was baptised at Melling on 24 Nov 1729. The burials register says she died, a spinster, on 08 Apr 1807, aged 77, and was buried on 16 April.
Jane Remington(1190) According to the Melling parish register, Jane was baptised at on 01 Sep 1732 and died, a spinster aged 70, on 28 Feb 1803 and was buried on 02 Mar 1803.

Henry REMINGTON (d. 1696)

With Henry Remington(1191) we are getting into areas where relationships are increasingly difficult to establish. The Melling parish registers contain records of the baptisms of two children of Henry Remington and Elizabeth. The first is Anne, who was baptised on 20 Sep 1693, and the second Reginald(1163) who is discussed above. Preceding these baptisms, in the Melling register, is the marriage of Henry Remington(1191) to Elisabeth Procter(1192), which took place at Melling on 09 Nov 1692, so that it seems likely that this Henry and Elizabeth were the parents of Anne and Reginald above. The Procters were clearly also a Melling family and the name appears often in the Melling parish registers, which explains why the marriage took place in Melling. There are no other children of Henry and Eizabeth in the Melling register, but a burial on 12 Nov 1696 of a Henry Remington of Botton, which could explain why there were no further children after Reginald(1163). At some point this Remington line seems to have changed from being described as "of Botton", to being "of Melling". Possibly this was related to property settlements at times of marriage of which at present nothing is known to me. There is no identifiable baptismal entry in the Melling register for this, or any, Henry before 1696. It is possible that he was the son of Reginald Remington and Anne, whose children, so far as dates can be identified, seem to have been born in the 1620s and 1630s (see below). Such a birth date would make Henry very old to be married in 1692 and I wonder whether there is a missing generation or some other confusion here.

Reginald REMINGTON (d. 1680)

A footnote in an article on convicted recusants during the reign of Charles II (Misc. Cath. Record Society, v, 224) indicates that this Reginald Remington(nnnn) was the son of Robert Remington, who in turn was the son of another Reginald Remington whose estate at Botton Head was administered to in 1599. This present Reginald, according to the same source, died in March 1681, and there is a burial of a Reginald Remington of Melling recorded in the Melling parish register (LPRS transcription) on 21 Feb 1680/81, the burial being in the church. Again, the same source says that, by his wife Ann (no information on her surname) he had children Robert, John, Thomas, Henry, Elizabeth and Jennet, who all died intestate, and also a son William, of Melling, who died in 1702. Possible children of Reginald and Ann are therefore:

Children of Reginald Remington(nnnn) and Anne(nnnn)

Name Notes
Robert Remington No identifiable entry in the Melling parish register.
John Remington A John Rymington was baptised at Melling on 10 Apr 1626, with no father named, but looking at the later entries, this one seems a bit early to be for the correct John.
Thomas Remington A Thomas Remington, son of Renold and Ann, was baptised at Melling on 21 Jun 1635. A Thomas Remington of Melling was buried at Melling on 22 Jan 1699/1700. There is no way of knowing whether these were the same person.
Henry Remington(1191) The first occurrence of the name Henry Remington in the Melling parish register is the marriage of Henry Remington and Elizabeth Procter in 1692, so Henry's birth year is not known. See further his entry above.
Elizabeth Remington No identifiable entry in the Melling parish register.
Jennet Remington A Jennett Rimington, daughter of Reginald or Reynold was baptised at Melling on 30 Dec 1637. A Jennet Remington of Summerskill was buried in Melling church on 08 Mar 1686, which could be her if she remained a spinster.
William Remington Said to have died in 1702, and there is a burial in the Melling parish register of a William Remington of Melling on 12 Feb 1701/02 which could therefore be his. There is no appropriate corresponding entry in the baptismal register.

As many parts of the early register are damaged, missing or illegible, it is not surprising that of the chldren listed above, few are recorded in the transcribed baptismal register. Garnett (1994), on p.193, describes an inscription RA 1672 *R on the lintel of Summersgill reset over the present main door, and gives the date of death of Reginald as 1680 and of Ann as 1684. There is a burial registered at Melling of an Ann Remington of Mellin (sic), widow, on 29 Apr 1684, which could therefore be hers. There is also a burial of Reginald Remington of Melling on 21 Feb 1680/81, which could be his.

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