Kinson, Dorset Genealogy

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This article is about Kingston near Canford Magna. For Kingston near Corfe Castle, see Kingston, Dorset Genealogy.

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Kinson was a chapelry in the parish of Canford Magna until 1865. Since 1931 it has become a suburb of town of Bournemouth.

Before the Norman conquest the name was Cyneston, the Saxon name for a farm. By the time of Domesday Book the name had changed to Chinestanestone. The name changed a number of times over the next 900 years Kynestanton - KinestanestonKenstanestonKinstantonKynstonKingston HowKingston until finally settling on Kinson.

Kinson, Dorset
Kinson St Andrews, Dorset.jpg
St Andrews, Kinson
Type Chapelry (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Cogdean
County Dorset, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Poole
Registration District Poole
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Diocese Salisbury
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of Canford Magna and Poole

Parish History[edit | edit source]

KINGSTON, or Kinson, a district chapelry, in the parish of Canford-Magna, union of Poole, hundred of Cogdean, Wimborne division of Dorset, 1¾ mile (S.) from Corfe-Castle; containing 846 inhabitants. The river Stour runs on the northern side of the chapelry. A rent-charge of £403. 10. has been awarded as a commutation of the impropriate tithes, and one of £380 in lieu of the vicarial; there is a glebe of 19 acres. The chapel, dedicated to St. Andrew, was built iu 1833, and is a handsome edifice, containing the remains of Sir Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby, governor of Malta.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Online Kinson, Dorset Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
1750-1819 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1860-1906 Ancestry[3] 1813-1921 Ancestry[4] 1860-1959 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1680-1837 Joiner[6]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Dorset Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel Lewis (editor) (1848). "Kingston - Kingstone-Winslow". A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 08 March 2011. 
  2. Dorset, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  3. Dorset, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  4. Dorset, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  5. Dorset, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-2001, courtesy: Ancestry (£). Partially indexed.
  6. 'Search Marriage Records in Dorset,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 24 June 2012.