Phillip KINGSMAN Anne KINGSMAN Elizabeth KINGSMAN Bridget KINGSMAN Jane EVANS John KINGSMAN Thomas KINGSMAN Timothy KINGSMAN Elizabeth READE Mini tree diagram


1633 - Mar 1690/1


Life History


Born in Devizes

27th Mar 1633

Baptised in Devizes, Wiltshire (St John the Baptist).1

s/o Mr Phillip Kingsman


Beneficiary in Overton, Wiltshire.2

In the will of Robert Kingsman


Occupation Churchwarden in Leigh Delamere, Wiltshire.3


Occupation Churchwarden in Leigh Delamere, Wiltshire.3

14th Jan 1687/8

Married Jane EVANS in Leigh Delamere, Wiltshire.3

Jane was a widow when she married Philip.  Her name was given as both Evans and Taylor.  The marriage was recorded in both Leigh Delamere and Castle Coombe - the latter is probably where she came from.

Marriage extracted from Castle Coombe registers:

14 Jan 1687 Philip Kingsman of Sevington in the parish of Leigh Delamere, and Jane Evans also Taylor, widow.

28th Jun 1689

Wrote will in Sevington.4


Occupation Gentleman

Mar 1690/1

Died in Sevington

30th Apr 1691

Probate in Chippenham, Wiltshire

10th Jun 1691

Inventory in Sevington.5


  • Aubrey & Jackson's book on Wiltshire mentions the death of Philip Kingsman in Leigh Delamere - buried there in 1691.  Jackson wrongly ascribes this to be Philip, the Rector, who died in 1675 according the the Church of England records.  Most likely, the burial in 1691 is of Philip's son, Philip, who was Church Warden at Leigh Delamere for some time.

  • Phillip's will is carefully written so as to include his siblings, but each of them is to receive only one shilling.  Writing in this way is normally done to stop them from later contesting the will - there had evidently been some family disagreements over his father's will and the implication is that there had been some family fall-out as a result.

    His will also points out a relationship to the Jacques family, but just where this tie was formally made is not apparent from his will. Kingsman Jacques was his godson and Joseph Jacques is referred to as 'cozen', and both were under ten years old in 1689.

    The will of his wife Jane in 1720 makes this relationship clear, her daughter Mary (Phillip's step daughter) had married Joseph Jacques. Joseph and Kingsman Jacques were her grandsons.

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