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Kingman Families of Dorset

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A single tree resulting from examination of parish registers, census records etc. originating in Dorset has been posted here. The head of this tree is quite conjectural, but is consistent with all the facts gathered so far - the problem being that there are not enough facts to be 100% certain. It is proposed that the vast majority of Kingmans who can be traced back to Dorset originate from one family in the area of Hazelbury Bryan.

There is one definite exception to this, Benjamin Hiscut (or Hiskett) Kingman was born in 1796 in Longbridge, Wiltshire. His children (by his wife Ann Hunter) were all born in Wyke Regis and they lived in the Weymouth area. He links back into the Kingman of Wiltshire (possibly John Kyngeman) line.

The other possible exception is Thomas Kingman who married Lettice Snook in 1761 in Symondsbury, they had several children as shown here and there are burials locally that correlate well with their expected ages (based on them being in their twenties when they married). The burial for Thomas has him as being aged 80 in 1819, so born about 1739. The baptism of Thomas Kingman in 1740, s/o George and Christian, ties in well with this, but this was in Hazelbury Bryan, 21 miles inland of Symondsbury. Two children of Thomas and Lettice bore the same names as these probable grandparents.

No earlier records of Kingman families in the immediate vicinity of Symondsbury have been found, but there is a Thomas Kingman baptised in 1746 in Combpyne, Devon, s/o  John and Joan (see Kingman of Devon tree). Combpyne is 7 miles from Symondsbury, on the opposite side of the bay, and is perhaps a more likely origin for this Thomas. There is also a baptism record for a Christian Kingman, d/o Thomas and Lettice, at Stockland, Devon [IGI] who is almost certainly of the same family.

This section contains records on 833 individuals, cross-referenced to 244 sources. There are links to 25 images.

Key Individuals:

Peter KINGMAN b c1723, lived in Hazelbury Bryan. Mainly farmers with several farms of about 200 acres in the family.
Thomas KINGMAN b c1716, lived in Buckland Newton. One branch of his descendants ran many of the pubs in the area, another ran most of the dairies.
Thomas KINGMAN b c1739, lived in Symondsbury. Shown here as the son of George and Christina Kingman of Hazelbury Bryan, but perhaps actually from Devon.
b 1815 in Symondsbury. Grandson of Thomas (b1739). Emigrated to South Africa about 1850 settling in Richmond, Northern Cape Province.
b 1883 in St Helens, IOW. Emigrated to Australia before 1925, living in Perth.
DNA comments:

A DNA profile exists for one of the brances noted here, that of Benjamin Kingman of Weymouth. No matches have been found for this marker yet.

More contributors are always welcome, from any of the Kingman 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 8 Apr 2018

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