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Kinman Family from Kensington, Middlesex

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John KINMAN was born in 1795 in St Sepulchre, London. He lived mainly in the Kensington area of London and was a paper stainer. Much of the information reproduced her for his line has been kindly donated by some of his descendants. His baptism appears on the IGI, and his father (Thomas) was tentatively linked as a descendant of Richard Kinman alias Hoges, born about 1640, a saddle tree maker living in Holborn. This has subsequently been disproved and Y-DNA testing has shown that there is a disconnect in this family line - the line of this John Kinman being the same as the line of the Kynman family of Lincolnshire, but completely different to other Kinman families. It is possible that his profession provides a clue that may link this Kinman tree to others, but no firm link has yet been found.

There was a substantial family of Kinman (also known as Hodges) in Cow Honeybourne in Worcestershire, contemporary with the above Richard in London - these two families are linked via this Hodges alais.

The will of Henry Kinman als Hodges, written in 1630, names one of his sons as Richard and largely disinherits him in favour of another son who lived locally. There are no further records for that Richard in Cow Honeybourne and he is thought to have moved to the big city, perhaps against his father's wishes - hence the derisory bequest of 12 pence to him in his father's will.

It is apparent that there were two lines of Kinmans living in the same area of London at the same time, one originating in Lincolnshire, the other in Worcestershire.

It further appears that two (or possibly three) brothers from the London line (that from Worcestershire, not those from Lincolnshire) emigrated to the New World in the 1720s/30s and founded the very large Kinman family group there.

This section contains records on 218 individuals, cross referenced to 50 sources, with 11 links to images.

Key Individuals:

Richard KINMAN als HODGES born ~1638 in Holborn, Middlesex.
John KINMAN born 1795 in St Sepulchre, Middlesex. Outline tree
Samuel KINMAN born 1697 in Holborn, Middlesex. Thought to have emigrated to America 1620-30
William KINMAN born ~1700 in Holborn, Middlesex. Thought to have emigrated to America ~1620
DNA comments:

A DNA profile exists for the line of John Kinman the paper stainer with an unusual haplogroup of I-M253, which matches 31/37 +6 with the family of Kynman of Lincolnshire.

The American Kinman families also have DNA donors with extensive DNA profiles including BigY tests, they have the more typical Northern European haplogroup of R-M269.

More contributors are always welcome, from any Kinman line. 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 at the top of the page.

Section last updated 12 Oct 2018

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