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Kingsman families in Ireland

Kingsman Families








These pages contain the trees of three families of Kingsman who lived in Ireland in the 1800s. The three heads of these families were brothers and their father, William Kingsman, was a soldier in the English Army (Dragoon Guards) who originally came from Wiltshire. 

The existence of the three families is an established fact, William the soldier is a well documented person, and it is recorded that the father of James Kingsman was called William. From the diary of Ann [Burns] Kingsman it is obvious that her husband Robert had a close relative called William. The final clue that linked these three families together was the discovery of William senior on the 1841 census in Radford, Nottinghamshire, England together with his wife Sophia, and his two earliest born sons. 

What happened to his first wife from Scotland has not yet been found out.

This section contains records of 77 individuals, citing 20 sources with 1 linked image.

Key Individuals:

James KINGSMAN Born in Scotland in 1836. Lived his adult life in Dublin.

Eleanor was James' wife. After he died (1862) she emigrated from Ireland to Nova Scotia with her daughter and there married Samuel Lowry. Her daughter, Eleanor Kingsman married Peter Swinton Smith and moved on from Nova Scotia to America.

Robert KINGSMAN Born in 1842 in Stourbridge. He lived in Castlebar, County Mayo, and later moved to Dublin. One son became a police constable in Belfast and his eldest daughter became a warder in Strangeways Prison.

William KINGSMAN Born in Scotland in 1839. His ten children were born in Dublin but some of them moved to England.

DNA comments:


There is no DNA marker for this line yet. Any male Kingsman descendant of this Irish line would be most welcome and would help to determine how William Kingsman at the head of this tree links with the other Kingsman lines.



Section last updated 31 March 2018











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