Kington Magna Genealogical Records

Kington Magna Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Kington Magna Baptism Records (1813-1906)

Name index linked to original images of the baptism registers of Kington Magna. Records document parent's names and date of baptism and/or birth.

Kington Magna Baptism Records (1670-1812)

Baptism registers record the baptism of those born in and around Kington Magna and were subsequently baptised in an Anglican place of worship. They are the primary source of birth details before 1837, though are useful to the present. Records can include name of child, parent's names, residence, occupations and more.

Kington Magna Baptism Registers (1768-1812)

Baptism registers record the baptism of those born in and around , Kington Magna and were subsequently baptised in an Anglican place of worship. They are the primary source of birth details before 1837, though are useful to the present. Records can include name of child, parent's names, residence, occupations and more.

Dorset Bastardy Papers (1821-1853)

A collection of records documenting the birth and maintenance of illegitimate children.

Kington Magna Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2005)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Kington Magna Marriage Records (1813-1929)

The Marriage registers of Kington Magna, document marriages 1813 to 1929. Details given on the bride and groom may include their age, father's name, marital status, residence and signature.

Kington Magna Marriage Records (1670-1812)

Marriage registers are the primary source for marital documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They typically the record marital status and residence of the bride and groom.

Kington Magna Marriage Registers (1671-1890)

The Marriage registers of Kington Magna, document marriages 1671 to 1890. Details given on the bride and groom may include their age, father's name, marital status, residence and signature.

Bristol Diocese Marriage Bonds (1637-1700)

A calendar to marriage licences granted by Bristol Diocese.

Kington Magna Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Kington Magna Burial Records (1813-1979)

Burial records for people buried at Kington Magna, detail the deceased's name, residence and age from 1813 to 1979.

Kington Magna Burial Records (1670-1812)

Burial records for people buried at Kington Magna between 1670 and 1812. Lists the deceased's name, residence and age.

Kington Magna Burial Registers (1813-1837)

Burial records for people buried at Kington Magna, detail the deceased's name, residence and age from 1813 to 1837.

All Saints, Kington Magna Burial Records (1637-1900)

Burial records covering those buried at All Saints, Kington Magna_. This resource is an index and may not include all the details that were recorded in the burial registers from which they were extracted.

Kington Magna Church Records

Kington Magna Parish Registers (1670-1979)

Documentation for those baptised, married and buried at Kington Magna. Parish registers can assist tracing a family as far back as 1670.

Kington Magna Parish Registers (1671-1890)

The parish registers of Kington Magna are a collection of books essentially documenting births, marriages and deaths. Their records can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

Dorset Vestry, Poor and other Parish Records (1640-1932)

Original images of Dorset parish records. Including: poor rates, overseers, churchwardens, vestry, incumbents' and other records.

Dorset Parish Apprentices Indentures (1605-1799)

Abstracts of apprenticeship indentures initiated by parishes in Dorset. These records provide details on parents' names and occupations.

Dorset Parish Register Index with Images (1538-1812)

Original images of parish registers, searchable by a name index, covering almost all Dorset parishes.

Kington Magna Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Dorset Electoral Registers (1839-1922)

A full name index, connected to original images of the registers. These records list those who were eligible to vote and may give a description of an individual's property.

Dorset Hearth Tax Assessments (1662-1664)

Transcriptions of hearth tax records for the county of Dorset.

Dorset Jury Lists (1825-1921)

A name indexed connected to original images of juror lists. These images list Dorset men eligible to serve on juries, by meeting the criteria of being between 21 and 70 years old and possessing enough property to be liable for the poor rate. The records may contain occupations, parish of residence, nature of their property and details of their property.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Kington Magna Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Dorset Wills and Probate Documents (1565-1858)

An index linked to original images of wills, administrations and inventories proved in Dorset courts. Documents contain much genealogical information.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1649-1660)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1595)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1619)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Newspapers Covering Kington Magna

Wells Journal (1851-1867)

A record of births, marriages, deaths, legal, political, organisation and other news from the Wells area. Original pages of the newspaper can be viewed and located by a full text search.

Sherborne Mercury (1789-1867)

Fully text-searchable articles from a local newspaper covering the Sherborne district. It includes family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more.

Western Morning News (1921-1950)

A politically independent newspaper, covering the affairs of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. It includes family notices.

Western Gazette (1863-1950)

A regional newspaper covering the counties of Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire Hampshire and Berkshire. It covers local and national news, family announcements, business news, legal proceedings and more.

Dorset County Chronicle (1863-1867)

A regional newspaper including news from the Dorset area, family announcements, business notices, advertisements, legal & governmental proceedings and more.

Kington Magna Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Kington Magna Cemeteries

Dorset Monumental Inscriptions (1200-2000)

An index to vital details engraved on gravestones and other monuments across the county of Dorset.

Dorset Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Dorset' most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribe memorials of those connected with the nautical occupations.

Kington Magna Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Dorset (1931)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Dorset (1927)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Dorset (1920)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Dorset (1915)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Dorset (1911)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Dorchester Prison Documents (1782-1901)

Over 60,000 documents relating to prisoners held at Dorchester Prison. The collection includes admission and discharge books and photographs of the latter prisoners.

Dorset Alehouse Licences & Recognizances (1754-1821)

Documents relating to the licensing of alehouses. Contains details on the proprietor, establishment and conditions of the licence.

Dorset Vestry, Poor and other Parish Records (1640-1932)

Original images of Dorset parish records. Including: poor rates, overseers, churchwardens, vestry, incumbents' and other records.

Dorset Vestry, Poor and other Parish Records (1511-1997)

Original images of Dorset parish records. Including: poor rates, overseers, churchwardens, vestry, incumbents' and other records.

Dorset Calendars of Prisoners (1854-1904)

Records listing prisoners tried at assizes or quarter sessions. Details include: names, verdicts, detailed accounts of crimes, occupations, addresses, ages and more.

Kington Magna Taxation Records

Dorset Tithe Apportion & Maps (1835-1850)

Maps delineating fields in Dorset, which are referenced to documents recording field names, land owners, occupiers, land use and land size.

Dorset Land Tax (1780-1832)

Digital images of 18th and 19th century records that record landowners and their tenants. The taxable value of the land is given, and sometimes a description of the property. These records can be searched by names and place indices.

Dorset Hearth Tax Assessments (1662-1664)

Transcriptions of hearth tax records for the county of Dorset.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Kington Magna Land & Property Records

Dorset Electoral Registers (1839-1922)

A full name index, connected to original images of the registers. These records list those who were eligible to vote and may give a description of an individual's property.

Dorset Tithe Apportion & Maps (1835-1850)

Maps delineating fields in Dorset, which are referenced to documents recording field names, land owners, occupiers, land use and land size.

Dorset Land Tax (1780-1832)

Digital images of 18th and 19th century records that record landowners and their tenants. The taxable value of the land is given, and sometimes a description of the property. These records can be searched by names and place indices.

Dorset Jury Lists (1825-1921)

A name indexed connected to original images of juror lists. These images list Dorset men eligible to serve on juries, by meeting the criteria of being between 21 and 70 years old and possessing enough property to be liable for the poor rate. The records may contain occupations, parish of residence, nature of their property and details of their property.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Kington Magna Occupation & Business Records

Dorset Crew Lists (1863-1914)

A collection of nearly 60,000 documents including crew lists, ship agreements and log books for Dorset. Records may contain information of a sailors birth, life, duties and discipline.

Dorset Parish Apprentices Indentures (1605-1799)

Abstracts of apprenticeship indentures initiated by parishes in Dorset. These records provide details on parents' names and occupations.

Dorset Hemp & Flax Bounties (1782-1793)

Over 3,300 documents relating to bounties offered to farmers by the government to grow hemp & flax.

Smuggling on the South Coast (1700-1867)

An introduction to smuggling in Dorset & Hampshire.

Dorset Pub Histories (1820-Present)

Histories of Dorset pubs, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

Kington Magna School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Kington Magna

Victoria County History: Dorset (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Kington Magna Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Dorset (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Dorset Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Dorset' most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Kington Magna Military Records

Dorset Militia Lists (1757-1860)

An index linked to original images of lists men eligible to serve in the militia. Records may include name, residence, occupation, age, height, marital status, disabilities and family details.

Dorset WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Dorset, with some service details.

Dorset WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War Two monuments in Dorset, with some service details.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

Kington Magna Immigration & Travel Records

Dorset Vagrant Passes (1739-1791)

An index linked to original images of documents for vagrants. These records were draw up for poor people who moved to parishes where their presence was unwanted. They contain much genealogical information.

Dorset Convict Transportation Records (1724-1791)

Indentures and other records that recorded the transportation of Dorset men and women to the colonies.

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

Kington Magna Histories & Books

Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset (1888-1906)

Selected issues of a periodical which contains many historical and genealogical tracts relating to the counties of Somerset and Dorset.

Catholic History in South West England (1517-1856)

A history of Catholicism in South West England with biographies of noted Catholics. Contains details of the Dominican, Benedictine, and Franciscan orders.

Victoria County History: Dorset (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Dorset Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Dorset.

Dorset Turnpikes (1753-Present)

A history of turnpikes and tollhouses in Dorset.

Biographical Directories Covering Kington Magna

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Kington Magna Maps

Dorset Tithe Apportion & Maps (1835-1850)

Maps delineating fields in Dorset, which are referenced to documents recording field names, land owners, occupiers, land use and land size.

Maps of Dorset (1610-1900)

A collection of digitalised maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Kington Magna Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Kington Magna Information

Ecclesiastical Juristiction:

  • Canterbury province
    • Bristol diocese
      • Dorset archdeaconry
        • Shaftesbury deanery

    Historical Description

    KINGTON MAGNA is a parish and village, 4 miles south-west from Gillingham station on the London and South Western railway, 6 south-east from Wincanton, and 7 west from Shaftesbury, in the Northern division of the county, Redlane hundred, Shaftesbury petty sessional division, union and county court district, and in the rural deanery of Shaftesbury (Shaftesbury portion), archdeaconry of Dorset and diocese of Salisbury. The river Cale flows through the southern portion of the parish. The church of All Saints, built of stone, is cruciform, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, transepts, south porch and square embattled western tower with 4 bells and clock; the bells were re-hung and quarter turned in 1890; the two transepts have originally been side chapels; the chancel arch is Norman, and possibly a remnant of the original building; there is a very good organ; the east window was presented by a former rector, the Rev. W. L. Smith; there are five stained windows; the church was restored in 1862 by the Rev. William Dugdale, and the west window, inserted by Miss Dugdale, is in memory of her father; the seats are all free, and will hold 400 people. The register dates from the year 1660. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge, £408, gross yearly value, £530; net, £450, with 68 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Rev. Canon John Smith, of Shaftesbury, and held since 1881 by the Rev. Thomas Hyne Edwards M.A. of Exeter College, Oxford. The rectorial glebe is partly let in allotments for the benefit of the poor of the parish. Here is a chapel for Primitive Methodists. Brick making is carried on here. J. K. D. Wingfield-Digby esq. M.P. is the principal landowner. The soil is loam and clay, subsoil, clay and stone. The land is principally in pasture. The area is 1,891 acres; rateable value, £3,801; the population in 1891 was 427.

    Higher Nyland is a tithing, 3 miles south-west; Bye, 1 mile north-west; Hartmoor, 1 ¼ miles north; Bowdere, ¼ mile north.

    National School (mixed), with residence for mistress; built in 1854, for 100 children; average attendance, 58.

    Kelly's Directory of Dorset (1895)

    Surnames Found in Kington Magna

    RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
    1Cox255.38
    2Lanning234.95
    3Hayter214.52
    4Blackmore204.30
    5Trim204.30
    6Edwards163.44
    7Coombs153.23
    8Parsons153.23
    9Read122.58
    10Hannam122.58
    11Herridge112.37
    12Wyles102.15
    13Harris102.15
    14Mitchell102.15
    15Rowe91.94
    16Green91.94
    17Moore91.94
    18Butt91.94
    19Ralph81.72
    20Dowding81.72
    21Hibberd81.72
    22Jeanes81.72
    23Chant71.51
    24Weare71.51
    25Turner61.29
    26Hallett61.29
    27Feltham61.29
    28Goddard61.29
    29Baker61.29
    30Hicks61.29
    31Bastable61.29
    32Hann51.08
    33Lodder51.08
    34Courtney51.08
    35Johnson51.08
    36Adams51.08
    37Foyel51.08
    38Pike51.08
    39Auston51.08
    40Mulliner40.86
    41Hellyer40.86
    42Caddy40.86
    43Long40.86
    44Foyle40.86
    45Hiscock30.65
    46Gibson30.65
    47Dauncey30.65
    48Case30.65
    49Kimber30.65
    50Caines20.43
    51Gatehouse20.43
    52Rowden20.43
    53Hebberd20.43
    54Brine20.43
    55Williams20.43
    56Gould20.43
    57Mead20.43
    58Lovell20.43
    59Brain20.43
    60Vowles20.43
    61Shepherd10.22
    62Francis10.22
    63May10.22
    64Sutton10.22
    65Taylor10.22
    66Cross10.22
    67Sharley10.22
    68Hunt10.22
    69Rabbitts10.22
    70Miller10.22
    71Curtis10.22
    72Hinks10.22
    73Fudge10.22
    74Perrett10.22
    75Campion10.22
    76Pickford10.22
    77Topp10.22
    78Atkins10.22
    79Bowen10.22
    80Hooper10.22
    81Gillett10.22

    * Statistics based on the 1881 census