- Coleman, Delphine - Kingstone. Lapridge Publications (Hereford) 1996.
ISBN 1 899290 00 1
This story of Kingstone from Domesday to the present day is engagingly written, and
is a 'must' for anyone who an interest in Kingstone's history. It is extensively researched
using cathedral archives, county record office, and the memories of present residents,
and concludes with a review of to village organisation today. There is a chapter on Richard
King (d.1688), vicar of Clehonger and Allensmore, and prebendary of Hereford Cathedral,
with useful comment on his Will, and a compulsive chapter on 'Wills and Inventories'.
Histories of individual houses have been traced through Wills, Deeds and by Marriage
Settlements. There are plans and maps, and many b&w photographs, some from
archives, showing houses which were demolished many years ago.
- Wills/Inventories of Kingstone residents which are mentioned in Delphine Coleman's book
(see Bibliography, above):-
Elizabeth BASKERVILLE, 1652;
William BAUGH, village blacksmith, 1766 and William BAUGH (his son), 1806;
John BIGGLESTONE, 1749;
Francis CLARKE, 1747;
William CRUMP of Coldwell, 1737;
William ELSE of Dunswater, 1675;
Mary HILL, 1786;
John JONES, a carpenter, 1700;
Richard KING, 1688; Elizabeth KING (Richard's wife), 1699;
Thomas MADOX (1762);
Henry MARSH of Dunswater, 1687;
John MERRICK, 1825;
John PARRY of Arkstone, 1689; Miles PARRY (John's son), 1693;
William POPKIN, 1607;
George POWELL, a stone mason, 1721.
Arnold ROGERS of Bridge Court, 1727;
Hugh RUSSELL (a churchwarden), 1723;
Margaret WATHAN, 1785;
Richard WILLIAMS, 1775.
These Wills may be found amongst those of the Hereford Deanery,
Hereford Record Office.
Just for the record, a later Arnold ROGERS married Margaret LEA 3 Nov 1765
Their children baptised: Arnold 29 June 1767, James 4 Feb 1770 and John 8
August 1772, all at Vowchurch. It is believed that the forename 'Arnold' may have
been derived from the surname, as there was (for instance) a James ARNOLD
married Margaret PRITCHARD in Vowchurch in 1792.
[Information kindly provided by a contributor who wishes to remain anonymous]
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