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1600 Phillip Kingsman 1639 initials

1600 Phillip Kingsman 1639 initials

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Phillip KINGSMAN

16001 - 11th Jun 16752

Rector of Leigh Delamere1

Life History

1600

Born in Overton, Wiltshire.1

Gives age as 17 when he matriculated in 1617

between 1618 and 1621

Educated Magdelene Hall.1

22nd Nov 1621

Graduated in Oxford, Magdalene College - BA.1

1624

Occupation Curate of Leigh Delamere.2

after Mar 1624/5

Married Elizabeth READE in Wiltshire, England.9

30th Jun 1624

Graduated in Oxford, Magdalene College - MA.1

1628

Birth of daughter Anne KINGSMAN in Devizes, Wiltshire, England

1631

Birth of daughter Elizabeth KINGSMAN in Leigh Delamere, Wiltshire

after 1632

Birth of daughter Bridget KINGSMAN in Leigh Delamere, Wiltshire

1632

Overseer in the will of Francis Reade.3

1633

Birth of son Phillip KINGSMAN in Devizes

between 1634 and 1675

Occupation Rector of Leigh Delamere.1

9th Jan 1634/5

Performed Inventory in respect of the estate of John Hayes.4

21st Dec 1634

Ordained in Salisbury by John Davenant - Deacon.2

1635

Birth of son John KINGSMAN in Devizes

20th Sep 1635

Ordained in Salisbury by John Davenant - Priest.2

1638

Birth of son Thomas KINGSMAN in Leigh Delamere, Wiltshire.8

1647

Birth of son Timothy KINGSMAN in Leigh Delamere, Wiltshire.2,1

1647

Named Party in the will of Robert Kingsman.5

Apr 1656

Death of son John KINGSMAN in Devizes

24th Sep 1668

Settlement in the Devizes.6

Marriage settlement between Phillip Kingsman and John Flower on his marriage to Bridget Kingsman

11th Jun 1675

Died in Leigh Delamere, Wiltshire.2

Vacation of the post of Rector of Leigh Delamere due to death

6th Aug 1675

Admon in Sarum, Wiltshire.7

Admon to Bridget Flower, Thomas Kingsman and Ann Edwards

Notes

  • Alumni Oxoniensis:

    Kingsman, Philip, of Wiltshire, pleb. MAGDALENE HALL, matriculated 17 April 1618, aged 18: BA 22nd November 1621: MA 30 Jun 1624 (as Kingsmill).  Rector of Leigh Delamere, Wiltshire, 1634.

    Timothy's father Philip Kingsman was born in 1600 near Marlborough Wilts.  He named his three sons Philip; Thomas and Timothy.

    Philip was at Magdalene 1618 -1621. Did his MA listed as KINGSMILL in 1624. He seems to have leased, or owned various parcels of land in Devizes.  He may have been curate at Leigh Delamare in 1624 - is referred to in the Subscription Book as Curate when ordained Deacon on 21 December 1634.  Made rector on the death of Roger Latymer  23rd  December 1636 having been ordained priest on 20th September 1635.  He married Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Reade yeoman of Devizes in August 1642.

    Philip built part of the front porch of Parsonage House and his initials are engraved therein with the date 1639. The Church itself has been re-built - his monument is built into the end wall of the rebuilt church but little remains of it.

    Quote from John Aubrey (1626 - 1697) author of Brief Lives 'My first schoolmaster the Rector of Leigh Delamere tol me.....' Probably Philip!

    He died in 1675 - his son Phillip continued to live in Sevington - and there are gravestones to various generations called Kingsman Jacques in the Leigh Delamere Churchyard.

    John Aubrey and John Jackson - Wiltshire Collections - published in 1862:

    Describing the church of St Margaret at Leigh Delamere - "When I went to school there, a little boy, I remember it all painted glass.  Mr Ph: Kinsman, the rector, says there was an inscription mentioning the founder of the church, by the name of Ridley; and the window opposite it had several scutchions, now, 1661, all gone; now only remains IHS and MR"

    This was John Aubrey's original, which was not completed.  John Jackson revised the original and published the book some 200 years later and includes the following:

    ".........Richard Dudley...... It is not impossible that he may have embellished the church, and that Mr Philip Kingsman the Rector, mistook the name of Dudley for Ripley. "P K" the initials of this Rector, were found on the old Parsonage House taken down in the first year of the present writer's incumbency, 1846, and have been duly preserved over the door of the new one.  "P K" died in 1691, and his gravestone is built into the new Church wall."

    The PK who died in 1691 was Phillip's son, Phillip.  Phillip himself died in 1675.

    The photo of the wood panel drawing was given to me by the people who currently live in the house (now extensively rebuilt). It is said to be contemporary with Phillip's occupancy. The sketches of the church were done in 1845 by the architect James Thomson, before the church was rebuilt by him on behalf of Joseph Neeld.

    My thanks to Brian Kemp for the contemporary photos of the church and Phillip's headstone and initial plaque.

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