The inspiration behind putting this section together was Elizabeth How who contacted me in 2013 about her aunt Mellory Maud Kinsman. Her help has been fundamental in identifying the family groups that we have so far. As of now (Feb 2021) we have positively identified four emigrant families from England, there may be others. We would like to identify from where all these South African Kinsmans and Kingsmans came.
There is also an interesting emigration from South Africa to Australia with what is I think a unique surname modification. Eric Kingma was born about the turn of the last century in the Netherlands, he emigrated to South Africa and his children changed their surname from the Dutch Kingma to an Anglicised Kingman. His grandson, Gregory Kingma/Kingman then settled in Australia with his wife Janet.
There are still as many unidentified links as there are identified individuals, so if you recognise anyone in these fragments please do let us know.
If there are any male
Kin(gs)mans in South Africa who would like to join in our DNA study
they would be most welcome. Please contact me if you'd like to
join in. Any Kin(gs)man descendant would be more than welcome to join in our autosomal DNA group.
A lot of the work on putting the separate trees together as shown here has been done by others. All comments, corrections and contributions are welcome.
These pages link to records of 340 descendant individuals in the South African branches of the families and to their ancestral Kin(g)(s)man lines where known. Records for 102 of these people have been found or donated but their connections to the other trees remains uncertain, there are 7 links to images connected to these currently unrelated members of the families, with information being drawn from 18 sources.
|Individuals in other trees:
|George Whitfield KINSMAN
|b1828, Gildersome, Yorkshire, emigrated in the 1850s
|Adelaide [Kinsman] HIRST
|b1830, Morley, Yorkshire, emigrated in 1864
|William Henry KINSMAN
|b1837, Madron, Cornwall, a house painter who emigrated in 1882
|b1855, Gwennap, Cornwall, a mine agent who died in SA in 1904, his daughter Muriel also came to SA sometime after 1921
|b1856, Brazil, d/o a Cornish miner, emigrated from Brazil to Cornwall in the 1890s with her younger siblings and then they all emigrated to South Africa in 1907.
|Edgar Charles KINSMAN
|b1895, Falmouth, Cornwall. Emigrated to SA in 1907 with his aunt Caroline (above) and then from SA to Australia with his wife and son in 1922
|Carrie Annie Kinsman [HEPPER]
|b1874, St Agnes, Cornwall, who married William Hepper and emigrated with him living in the Transvaal. He died there in 1910
|b1882, Redruth, Cornwall, who married Arthur Charles Heyden in 1909 in Durban
|Kate [Kinsman] FITCH
|b1872, Birmingham, Warwickshire, who married Henry Fitch and emigrated with him living in the Transvaal. He died there in 1919. She died in Natal in 1959.
|b1815, Symondsbury, Dorset who emigrated about 1850
|b1906 in Farrington Gurney, Somerset, emigrated to South Africa and married Florence Coxford nee Cameron in Durban in 1950
|b1874, Buninyong, Victoria Australia, emigrated about 1920
|bc1900, emigrated from the Netherlands to South Africa and his descendants, now with the surname Kingman, emigrated to Australia.
Updated on 1 February 2021
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