Lester Family History<a name="heskeths"><h2>Hesketh Family</h2></a>

Hesketh Family

William Hesketh

     William Hesketh was born 1817 in Wiston, Lancashire, England. he married Alice Lyon Feburary 16, 1835 at Huyton Parish Church by Banns. They had eight children. William was a coal miner in England.

1861 British census



Ellen Hesketh born 1836 at Bolton, Lancashire, England

Mary Hesketh born 1841 in Bolton

James Hesketh Born 1844 in Bolton

William Hesketh born 1846 in Bolton

Abraham Hesketh born 1848 in Bolton

Jacob Hesketh Born 1849 in Bolton, Lancashire, England

Ann Hesketh born 1852 in Clifton

Alice Hesketh Born 1857 in Clifton

Elizabeth Hesketh born 1860 in Lund Hill, Parish of Darfield

William later moved the family to Low Valley, Darfield in South Yorkshire England.

Jacob Hesketh

     Jacob was born December 2, 1849 in Bolton Lancashire England to William and Alice (Lyon) Hesketh. Jacob was a coal miner in England then later in Pennsylvania as were his son William and most of the early Hesketh and Lester family. Jacob had two marriages the first being to Aminda Hinchcliffe, they where married April 14, 1870 in Low Valley, Yorkshire, England, Aminda passed away in Brisbin, Pennsylvania shortly after they immigrated to the United States. They had three children together, Alice, Clara, and William. The second marriage was to Mary Ann Lee they where married on September 11, 1907 in South Fork, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. All together Jacob had 12 children.  Jacob died of Miners Asthma around 9:00 in the morning on April 23, 1911 in South Fork, Pennsylvania. He was intered in South Fork Cemetery.



Alice Hesketh born 1875 in Yorkshire, England

Clara Hesketh born Feburary 9, 1876 in Yorkshire, England

William Hesketh Born July 27, 1879 in Yorkshire, England

Jacob Edger Hesketh, December 18, 1887, Brisbon, Pennsylvania

Harrison Hesketh, March 26, 1890, Gallitzin, Pennsylvania

Fred B. Hesketh, January 21, 1892, Gallitzin, Pennsylvania

Howard Hesketh, December 30, 1893

Lesly Hesketh, December, 1896

Ethel Hesketh, June 5, 1898, Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania

George Leroy Hesketh, January 21, 1900, South Fork, Pennsylvania

Ida Hesketh, August 7, 1902, South Fork, Pennsylvania

Merton Hesketh, 1905, South Fork, Pennsylvania

1887 Ship Passenger List

1871 Ship Passenger List

William Hesketh

     William Hesketh was born July 27, 1879 in Low Valley, Yorkshire, England to Jacob and Aminda (Hinchcliffe) Hesketh. William immigrated to the United States with his family in 1886 and settled in Pennsylvania. As of 1900 William was residing with his sister Clara her husband Henry Lester and thier two children William Henry, and Minta in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania. William and Henry worked in the coal mine together and I'm told on occasion enjoyed having a couple beers together. William Married Lydia Elizabeth Mapstone and they had ten children William would later move to Lewistown Pennsylvania where he went to work for American Viscose Corp. William worked for American Viscose Corp. from 1929-1948, when he retired. william was a member of the first Methodist Church, the Junction Fire Co., and the Textile Workers Union of America local 6. William passed away October 11, 1957 in the Lewistown Hospital and was intered at Lind Memorial Cemetery Lewistown, PA. William was survived by his wife Lydia, his ten children, sister Clara (Hesketh) Lester, twenty-two grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Photo of William Hesketh


Greta Hesketh

Harold W. Hesketh

Ethel Hesketh

Clara Hesketh

Jacob Glen Hesketh

Hazel A. Hesketh

Ernest R. Hesketh

Eleanor Hesketh

Dorothy Hesketh

Richard Merle Hesketh