family trees relating to the various Kingsman families
investigated so far.
If you have a Kingsman tree that you would like to add to the database,
I'd love to have it here.
||This is the tree that
started it all. It is a part of
my own family tree, and so contains more branches than would normally
be found in a one-name study. The tree starts with a single family in
Overton, Wiltshire in the early 1500s - I'm still working on finding
where Robert Kingsman came from, but I'm fairly sure it was not around
Overton. By the Victorian era the family had moved from it's origins
and was almost only found in and around London. There are numerous
descendants of this line in Australia, mostly from two sisters and
their younger cousin who all emigrated in the mid 1800s.
||This is one of the two oldest well documented trees on
this website. The Kyngesman family were well established in Althorne,
Essex in the 1300s. It is perhaps the original family of King's men, as
evidenced by the will of John Kyngesman in the early 1500s who leaves a
bequest "out of the money the King loaned of me". The family remained
prominent until the late 1800s but no descendants of the name have been
found. The last known of the name was Jasper Kingsman, High Sheriff of
Essex, who died in 1784. When his estate was sold by auction it raised
the equivalent of about £60 million.
||This is quite a small family group which was a mystery
for quite some time. The origin of the head of the tree remains unsure,
despite him being a very well documented soldier in the English army,
who elected to settle in Ireland after being posted there for many
years. His attestation papers say that he was born around 1804 in
Stanton, Highway, Wiltshire - but no local records have been found to
show who's son he was. Living male Kingsmans have not yet been found
from this line, but are very likely to be out there somewhere. If you
are one, or know of one, we'd very much like to here from you.
||The head of this tree turned up in Scotland on the 1841
census, with no earlier records of the Kingsman name in Scotland.
According to later census records he was born in Ireland, and so was
thought initially to be part of the Irish Kingsman tree. This turned
out not to be true and the family is actually derived from the
Kingsmill family of SE England,as shown by DNA testing. His name is
recorded (only once, in 1851) as Kingsmill instead of Kingsman.