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contains family trees relating to various Kinsman families.
In the main, these come from trees that have been researched by others and kindly copied to me - for which my thanks to each and all of them. I have tried to add to these trees wherever I have found new data that improves the detail or adds linkages. As ever, any contributions and comments are most welcome.
If you have a Kinsman tree that you would like to add to the database, I'd love to have it here.
|Northamptonshire||Simon Kynnesman was born
about 1370. MP for Northamptonshire in 1420. Sheriff of
Northamptonshire in 1422. Held the Manor of Loddington. Died about
1450, and has a previously reported pedigree back to the 1300s. There
is also a suggestion of a link to the even older family of Baude, but
this has not been proved.
This line was previously thought to have died out in the 17th century, but a link has now been found into modern times via a branch that settled in Leicestershire.
|Cornwall 1||John Kinsman was born about 1790 in Poundstock,
Cornwall. This is the family tree of Andrew and Dennis Kinsman,
contributed by Andrew. It might also be referred to as being the
Kilkhampton Kinsman tree as that is the town around which this tree
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|Cornwall 2||Many Kinsman families
originate in Cornwall and several
of these emigrated, mainly to Canada and Australia.
Research to date
suggests that there are three separate parental trees in this area,
that of John Kinsman of Poundstock centered originally on Kilkhampton
another centered near Tavistock and a third
There are several partial trees too which have not yet been linked to these larger parental trees.
We currently have DNA markers for two of these parental trees, but not yet for the Tavistock line.
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|Devon||Kinsman families from
around Tavistock are included in
trees above, similarly those from the north west corner of the county
are included in the tree of John Kinsman from Poundstock to whom they
are related. This small section contains trees that have not been
connect to either of these larger groupings.
|Lancashire||Two Kinsman families found
around Liverpool in the Victorian
census years trace back to a William Kinsman born in 1805 and an Edward
Kinsman born about 1800. These two are shown here to be
brothers, but no definitive proof of that has yet been found. According
to the parish records William was the son of Edward Kindsman and Grace
nee Hirron, baptised in January 1806 at St Nicholas, Liverpool. These
same parish records contain no other entries for any analogue of the
Kinsman name, there is no entry for an Edward Kinsman apart from as the
father of this William.
|Leicestershire||This tree is derived
initially from a study of the
Kin(g)(s)man entries on the IGI for the County of Leicestershire.
Further work has shown that this line continues back from
Leicestershire and has it's roots in the tree of Simon Kynnesman in
neighbourign Northamptonshire. These two trees are now amalgamated.
|Wiltshire (Highworth)||There is a large family of
Kinsman in the USA who all descend from a Robert Kinsman who emigrated
there in 1634. Examination of all records now available indicate that
this Robert was almost certainly from the family of Kinsman in
Highworth, Wiltshire. This is his tree. We would really like a DNA
volunteer from this branch to help resolve the earlier links in this
|Wiltshire (Bulford)||This is a single small
tree (about 130 people) which originates with Bryant Kingsman in
Rushall in the mid 1600s. The surname appears to change in all branches
two generations later, associated with a change in location. The family
was at it's largest in Bulford in the 1700s. There are possibly still
male Kinsman descendants of this line alive today who could help
resolve the family's origin by DNA testing.
|Surrey||This is a very small (3 generation) tree brought about
as a result of transcribing the will of Alice Kinsman of Carshalton.
This Kinsman line starts in the mid 1500s and seems to daughter out in
|Scotland||So far, all Kinsmans found who have an origin in
Scotland appear to be of a single origin on the North coast of Fife, in
the region of Adbie. There are 6 Kinsmans who were living in that area
with birth dates around 1635-1645. No baptisms have been found
yet, but it appears logical that they have a single ancestral line,
from either a common father or grandfather.
|Asa KINSMAN||Asa Kinsman was born about 1820 in New
York, USA. Possibly descended
from Robert Kinsman above, definitely related to the Kingsman family of
Overton, Wiltshire as proved by DNA tracing. This is the family tree of
Barry and Mary Jo Neyer, contributed by Mary Jo.