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Kinsman Families of Cornwall and Devon

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The files accessed from this page  include several partial trees resulting from examination of parish registers, census records etc. The two earliest recorded Kinsman families in the County (tracing to single families around 1500) are those at Kilkhampton/Marhamchurch [see the tree of John Kinsman of Poundstock] and that of Andrew Kinsman of Lamerton/Tavistock recorded here. A third large tree descends from William Kinsman of Probus (Redruth area) which is also accessed from here.

There are also numerous smaller tree fragments that have not yet been linked to any of these larger parental trees, but which probably do.

If anyone thinks they are linked to any of these families, I would very much like to hear from them.  This is especially true for anyone wishing to add their DNA profile and compare results with other known Kinsman lines.  Contact details for doing this are at Family Tree DNA.

We currently (July 2017) have multiple DNA markers for the Truro and Kilkhampton lines, but none yet for the Tavistock line.

This section contains records on 4,007 individuals, cross referenced to 612 sources and with 254 links to images.

Key Individuals:
William KINSMAN b c1645, lived in Probus and Cuby, the start of the line of the Melchizadecks. This William has now been definitely proved not to be William, son of Richard of Kilkhampton as many of us previously thought. Later generations were in Gwennap and Redruth, with emigrants to America, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Outline Tree
Simon KINSMAN b1702 in Cuby, lived in Gwennap, grandson of William above Outline Tree
Simon KINSMAN b1769 in Gwennap, lived in Madron, grandson of Simon above Outline Tree
Nicholas Kinsman b1794 in Redruth. Emigrated to Canada in the 1840s settling in Galt, Ontario.
Richard Kinsman b1802 in Gwennap. Emigrated to the USA about 1839 settling in Wisconsin.
Richard Grenfell Kinsman b1806 in Reduth. Emigrated to the USA about 1840 settling in Virginia.
Thomas Kinsman b1808 in Gwennap. Emigrated to the USA in 1842 settling in Wisconsin.
Aurelia [Kinsman] Bawden b1808 in Gwennap. Emigrated to the USA about 1847 settling in Illinois.
Joseph Kinsman b1810 in Gwennap. Emigrated to the USA about 1842 settling in Wisconsin.
Grace [Kinsman] Pascoe b1811 in Redruth. Married Joseph Pascoe and emigrated to Australia after his death in 1866.
Jane Daw [Kinsman] Benallack b1816 in Tavistock. Emigrated to the USA with her husband Ralph Benallack in 1874 settling in Wisconsin.
William Kinsman b1818 in Calstock. Emigrated to Rutland, Vermont, USA in 1851.
John Kinsman b1820 in Redruth. Emigrated to Australia about 1860 settling in Bendigo. He was followed by at least his son John, and his daughter Mary Ann
Sarah [Kinsman] Pascoe b1820 in St Agnes. Married Martin Prist Pascoe and emigrated to Australia in 1867
John Kinsman b1825 in Tavistock. Emigrated to the USA about 1870 settling in Buffalo, New York.
James Kinsman b1826 in Redruth. Emigrated to Australia in the 1850s and married there in 1860 to Ann Schofield.
Joel Kinsman b1826 in St Agnes. Emigrated to the USA about 1855 settling in Nevada.
Simeon Kinsman b1828 in St Day. Emigrated to the USA about 1845 setting in Illinois.
John Kinsman b1828 in Trevevan. Emigrated to the USA about 1871 settling in California.
Joseph Kinsman b1829 in Redruth. Emigrated to Australia about 1856 settling in Ballarat.
Simon Kinsman b1830 in St Day. Emigrated to Australia in 1854 settling in Clunes.
James Kinsman b1830 in Gwennap. Emigrated to the USA about 1888 settling in Colorado.
Mary [Kinsman] Kemp b1833 in St Day. Married John Kemp and emigrated to Australia sometime between 1861-71, settled in Queensland.
William Kinsman b1834 in Redruth. Emigrated to Australia in 1854 settling in Victoria.
James Kinsman b1834 in Truro. Emigrated to Australia after 1871, died in Malvern in 1897
William Henry Kinsman b1837 in Madron. Emigrated to South Africa in 1882 settling in Durban.
Elizabeth [Kinsman] Perrow b1841 in Gwennap. After the death of her husband she emigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1893 accompanied by her children: Elizabeth (25); Mary (22); Wm Geo (24); Josiah (13)
Maria [Kinsman] Richards b1842 in Gwennap. Emigrated to Australia in 1870 settling in Victoria.
Miaman Kinsman b1846 in Gwennap. Emigrated to the USA in 1866 settling in Nevada.
Alfred Kinsman b1846 in Gwennap. Emigrated to the USA about 1875 settling in Nevada.
James Kinsman b1847 in Gwennap. Emigrated to New Zealand in 1872 settling in Canterbury. Several of his siblings emigrated as well.
Mary [Kinsman] Halls b1847 in Redruth. Married Thomas Halls and emigrated to Australia sometime after 1861. He died in 1896, she then married Benjamin Cotton.
Joseph Henry Kinsman b1850 in St Agnes, Cornwall.  Emigrated to the USA  about 1875 (?) settling in Arizona (?)
Richard Kinsman b1852 in Gwennap. Emigrated to New Zealand about 1878 settling in Hamiltons.
Simon Kinsman b1855 in Gwennap. A goldminer who worked in America in the 1870s and then in South Africa. Died in Johannesburg in 1904. His daughter Muriel emigrated to South Africa sometime after 1921.
Caroline Eva Kinsman b1856 in Brazil, the d/o of a Cornish miner who had gone there to work. Came to Cornwall briefly with her siblings in the 1890s and then they all emigrated to South Africa in 1907.
Mary [Kinsman] Willoughby b1864 in St Agnes. She emigrated to Australia sometime after the death of her mother (1894). She died in Barnawartha, Victoria in 1930
Josiah Kinsman b1872 in St Pinnock. Emigrated to Canada in 1906 with his family and his younger brother Edward settling in Winnipeg.
Carrie Annie Kinsman b1874, St Agnes,  married William Hepper and emigrated to South Africa with him living in the Transvaal. He died there in 1910
Edgar Kinsman b1896 in Falmouth, emigrated to South Africa in 1907 and from there to New South Wales in 1922.
Ronald Desmond Lewis Kinsman b1907, St Clears, Cornwall. Emigrated to Canada and married there to Katherine Nixon Bell.
William KINSMAN b~1754, probably in the Redruth area, most likely the son of Thomas Kinsman and Jane Bray. Married Jane Williams
Sarah [Johns] Kinsman b1866 in Wendron. Married Thomas Henry Kinsman in 1883. After he died in 1907 she emigrated to Montana, USA with her three children.
Isidore Kinsman b1886 in St Agnes. Emigrated to Arizona, USA in 1904. Married there in 1905 to Lillie Cocking.
Sidney Kinsman b1887 in St Agnes, brother to Isidore (above). Emigrated to Arizona, USA in 1905
Thomas KINSMAN b~1800, with children born in Kea and Kenwyn (Truro area). Probably part of the Redruth tree, but details of his birth have not been found.
John KINSMAN b~1510 in Devon. Head of one of the Tavistock area lines.
Andrew KINSMAN b1614, Lamerton, Devon. Lived in Tavistock, with later generations in Callington, Falmouth and Plymouth
Andrew Guyse Kinsman b1818 in Knutsford, Cheshire. Emigrated to Melbourne, Austalia in the late 1850s.
Andrew William Kinsman b1823 in Callington. Emigrated to Bathurst, New South Wales in the 1850s.
George Whitfield Kinsman b1828 in Gildersome, Yorkshire. Emigrated to Durban, South Africa about 1850.
Adelaide Octavia [Kinsman] Hirst b1830 in Morley, Yorkshire. Emigrated to Durban, South Africa in 1864.
John KINSMAN b1780 in Lamerton, Devon. Married Elizabeth Treeby. Lived in Callington.
Richard Tozer Kinsman b1816 in Callington. Emigrated to Nova Scotia about 1841, settling in Halifax.
Richard Kinsman b1844 in Callington. Emigrated to New Zealand about 1865, settling in Nelson.
William Clough Kinsman b1850 in Callington. Emigrated to America in 1871, settling in Michigan
Roger KINSMAN b~1630 in Devon, probably in the Marytavy area. Head of one of the Tavistock area lines.
William Kinsman b1828 in Tavistock. Emigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1857.
DNA comments:
A DNA profile exists for the Redruth line of Kinsman, which shows that it is genetically separate from the line of Kinsman from the Kilkhampton area. We would really like some donors from the Tavistock Kinsman line.

More contributors are always welcome, from any of the Kinsman lines. If you'd like to see the full DNA story, or even better, if you'd like to contribute your own DNA profile and add to the story, then please follow the DNA link on the left

Section last updated 3rd July 2017











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