Hingston Tree HA

Descendants of John Hingston of West Alvington born about 1675



This completely replaces older versions of Trees HA, HB, HE and HG, and has been completely renumbered. Please discard older versions
29 March 2004 - Chris Burgoyne

This is a large and complex tree made up of two parts. The first five generations are the descendants of 37. Henry Hingston who married in 1567 in West Alvington. This is almost entirely derived from the work of WEH. His line ended with Jonah (1895) annd Jonas (1919) who I believe to be the same person (2. Jonah here).

Two of Jonah's children were Thomas and William. For many years I was uncertain about the ancestors of 3. William Hingston and 4. Thomas Hingston in Aveton Gifford, two of my grandmother Florrie Clark's ancestors. I searched many of the local parishes, starting with those where I knew there were many Hingstons, but I eventually found two suitable candidates in West Alvington, where there was a large community of Hingstons I had not previously suspected. This line now includes all three of the links to Florrie Clark, and also the descendants of Mary Hanniford. Together these constitute trees that I used to call HA, HB, HE and HG; they have all been renumbered. Thomas and William must have moved to Aveton Gifford which is only about 4 miles from West Alvington. All the subsequent families are descendants of one or other of these, and WEH's study agrees with (and extends) what I had already shown in theis tree. There is one place where WEH's logic disagrees with mine (as discussed below in Generation 6) but the effect on the subsequent trees is limited.

There is one indirect reference to West Alvington in the Vine Tree (No. 749), and another in Allen and Dymond (No. 7), the latter which shows a link back to the Holbeton Hingstons.

There are a total of 329 Hingstons listed here.


Generation No. 1

37. HENRY HINGSTON (1802 in WEH) of West Alvington, married the 28 July 1567 JOAN WHITE and died 12 Sep 1603.

The children of Henry Hingston and Joan White are:

Generation No. 2

38. HUGH HINGSTON (1805 in WEH) of West Alvington, son of 37. Henry Hingston and Joan (White) married MARY and died 4 Mar 1615.

The children of Hugh Hingson and Mary are:

39. ROBERT HINGSTON (1806 in WEH) of West Alvington, son of 37. Henry Hingston and Joan (White), married ELIZABETH and died 8 Mar 1634.

The children of Robert Hingston and Elizabeth are:

40. WILLIAM HINGSTON (1808 in WEH), son of 37. Henry Hingston and Joan (White), married 20 Oct 1607 ANNIE CHARLES.

Generation No. 3

41. JOHN HINGSTON (1820 in WEH) was born 30 Jul 1583, the son of 38. Hugh Hingston and Mary, married ELIZABETH.

The only child of John Hingston and Elizabeth was :

42. JONATHAN HINGSTON (1822 in WEH) of West Alvington born 28 Mar 1595 the son of 38. Hugh Hingston and Mary, and married 4 May 1621 ELIZABETH MATTHEWS. He died 28 June 1662.

The children of Jonathan Hingston and Elizabeth (Matthews) are:

43. WILLIAM HINGSTON (1823 in WEH) born 9 May 1601, the son of 38. Hugh Hingston and Mary, married to MICHOLL and died 29 Jul 1656.

The children of William Hingston and Micholl are:

63. HENRY HINGSTON (1824 in WEH) born at West Alvington 5 Jan 1607 the son of 39. Robert Hingston and Elizabeth, married ALICE and died 12 Jan 1680.

The children of Henry Hingston and Alice are:

64. HUGH HINGSTON (1825 in WEH) born 4 Oct 1612, the son of 39. Robert Hingston and Elizabeth, married JOICE and died 2 Jul 1684.

The children of Hugh Hingston and Joice are:

65. RICHARD HINGSTON (1827 in WEH) born Nov 1619 the son of 39. Robert Hingston and Elizabeth, married 17 Jun 1658 AGNES, the daughter of JOHN HINGSTON (but it has not yet been identified where he fits into the trees).

The only recorded child of Richard Hingston and Agnes is:

44. WILLIAM HINGSTON (1832 in WEH) the son of 40. William Hingston and Annie (Charles) married JOAN.

The only child of William Hingston and Annie is:

Generation No. 4

45. WILLIAM HINGSTON (1847 in WEH) of West Alvington, born 2 Jan 1635, the son of 43. William Hingston and Micholl, and married 7 Jul 1663 MARY FAIRWEATHER and died 6 Oct 1675.

The children of William Hingston and Mary are:

46. NICHOLAS HINGSTON (1849 in WEH) of West Alvington, born 27 Jan 1639, the son of 43. William Hingston and Micholl, Married 4 Nov 1667 ALICE EVORY, and died 4 Nov 1705.

47. RICHARD HINGSTON (1850 in WEH) born 6 Mar 1642, the son of 43. William Hingston and Micholl, and died 22 Jul 1712. He married AGNES.

66. HENRY HINGSTON (1852 in WEH) born 3 April, 1642, the son of 63. Henry Hingston and Alice, married 19 Feb 1673 ELIZA BEELE of the same parish (West Alvington), and died 19 Oct 1712.

67. JOHN HINGSTON (1853 in WEH) born 18 Sep 1646, the son of 63. Henry Hingston and Alice, and married MARGARET.

48. DANIEL HINGSTON (1855 in WEH) born 16 Nov 1641, the son of 44. William Hingston and Joan. Married ROSE and died 28 Feb 1689.

Generation No. 5

There is scope for mis-interpretation here. There were three John Hingstons having children at the same time in West Alvington (49. John who married Elizabeth; 1.John who married Phillippa and 52. John who married Christian). There are suitable births for the Johns, but it isn't clear which John married which wife (the records simply say things like (John Hingston married ...). WEH decided which was which, but it isn't clear what his justifications were. I have followed his trees here in the absence of better reasoning.

49. JOHN HINGSTON (1862 in WEH) born 27 Dec 1670, the son of 46. Nicholas Hingstons and Alice (Evory), married ELIZABETH and died 29 Nov. 1733.

The children of John Hingston and Elizabeth are:

50. RICHARD HINGSTON (1871 in WEH) of West Alvington, born 22 Mar 1669 the son of 47. Richard Hingston and Agnes. Married ELIZABETH and died 7 Aug 1702.

The children of Richard Hingston and Elizabeth are:

1. JOHN HINGSTON (1872 in WEH), who says that he was born 5 Mar 1672, the son of 47. Richard Hingston and Agnes. He married PHILLIPPA who was buried 12 Apr 1711 in West Alvington.

Children of JOHN HINGSTON and PHILLIPPA are:

68. HENRY HINGSTON (1876 in WEH) of West Alvington, the son of 66. Henry Hingston and Eliza (Beele) married SUSANNA.

The children of Henry Hingston and Susanna are:

51. DANIEL HINGSTON (1878 in WEH) of West Alvington, born 18 Aug 1668 the son of 48. Daniel Hingston and Rose. He married MARGARET and died 30 Aug 1732.

The only child of Daniel Hingston and Margaret was:

52. JOHN HINGSTON (1879 in WEH) born 24 Apr 1671 the son of 48. Daniel Hingston and Rose, and died 1711. He was married to CHRISTIAN.

The children of John Hingston and Christian are:

Generation No. 6

53. THOMAS HINGSTON (1893 in WEH) born 29 Apr 1703, the son of 1. John Hingston and Phillippa, and married 16 Mar 1722 to WILMOT WOTTEN.

The only recorded child of Thomas Hingston and Wilmot is:

2. JONAS (or JONAH) HINGSTON (WEH regarded them as separate - Jonas 1919 and Jonah 1895) was baptised 20 Nov 1707 in West Alvington, the son of 1. John Hingston and Phillippa, and was buried 12 Feb 1780 in West Alvington (WEH notes that he was very poor). At his baptism his name is quoted as Jonah, but in later entries it is shown as Jonas (in one case, with Jonah crossed out). He seems to have married twice. Firstly he married MARY LYDSTONE on 7 Feb 1740 at South Huish (IGI); their daughter, also MARY, was baptised in 1741, but both Marys seem to have died within the next six months (there were three burials of Mary Hingstons between Aug 1741 and Sep 1742). He married, secondly, AMY FORDE 6 Jun 1743 in West Alvington. She was buried 23 May 1791 in West Alvington, when she was described as a pauper.

Child of JONAS HINGSTON and MARY is:

Children of JONAS HINGSTON and AMY FORDE are:

This is where WEH's line stops but I believe his 1921 Thomas is the same person as his 1500 Thomas (HA#2 here) and his 1923 William is the same person as his 1479 William (HA#3 here).

Generation No. 7

4. THOMAS HINGSTON (1500 in WEH) was born May 1746 in West Alvington, the son of 2. Jonas Hingston and Amy Forde. He married LYDIA ELLIOT 20 Jul 1767 in Aveton Gifford, daughter of Nicholas Elliot and Lydia. She was born 21 Mar 1748 (OS) and was baptised at Aveton Gifford on 7 Apr 1749.

Children of Thomas Hingston and Lydia Elliot are:

There is a difference between what we show here and WEH's work. There were in Aveton Gifford at the same time two John Hingstons

There were two marriages of John Hingstons in the following years

1493 John would only have been 12 in 1789, so I presume that it must have been 1501 John who married Joan, leaving 1493 John to marry Ellizabeth Hext. This is the listing shown in Tree HA, whereas WEH shows 1501 marrying Elizabeth and doesn't include the marriage of Joan. I conclude that WEH was mistaken. - CJB

3. WILLIAM HINGSTON (1479 in WEH) was baptised 17 Feb 1750 (OS) in West Alvington, the son of 2. Jonas Hingston and Amy Forde, and buried 7 Mar 1821 in Aveton Gifford (when he was described as aged 74). He married JUDITH WHIDON 30 Aug 1776 in Aveton Gifford, daughter of JOHN WHIDDON and MARY. She was born 6 Mar 1751 (OS) in Aveton Gifford, and was buried 6 May 1813 in Aveton Gifford (aged 66). At the wedding they both signed the register - the witnesses were Richard Dunning and Henry Bastard.

Children of William Hingston and Judith Whidon were:

Generation No. 8

54. WILLIAM HINGSTON (1504 in WEH) born 3 Mar 1776 the son of 4. Thomas Hingston and his wife Lydia (Elliot), and died 27 May 1846 (aged 66) and buried at Loddiswell 30 May 1846, and was married 4 Sep 1801 to MARY LUCKHAM of Loddiswell; she was buried 17 Jun 1848 at Loddiswell when she was described as being of Wisly (= Wizaller?).

6. NICHOLAS HINGSTONE (1505 in WEH) was baptised 30 Jan 1779 in Aveton Gifford, the son of 4. Thomas Hingston and his wife Lydia (Elliot), and died Nov 1848 in Aveton Gifford. He was a labourer. He married MARY HANNIFORD in Modbury on 20 May 1803. She was probably born in Churchstow in about 1782 (according to her age in the 1851 census).

This relationship is a little tenuous. It is based on the known births of the children and the absence of any other suitable candidate. The births of the children are unexpectedly late - Nicholas would have been 37 when the eldest was born. One possibility is that Nicholas was in the forces - this being the time of the Napoleonic Wars - either in the Army or the Navy, and returned home when the war ended after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

It is further complicated by the birth to a Mary Hingston of an illegitimate son Richard Hannaford Hingston in 1811. There is no obvious candidate to be an unmarried Mary Hingston. The DFHS Marriage Index shows a marriage in 1814 between Richard Hannaford, butcher of East Stonehouse and Elizabeth (sic) Hingston of Thurlestone, but I have now concluded that that event is a complete red herring and has nothing to do with this family. This tree is based on the assumption that Nicholas and Mary were married before he went off to war. Mary remained and had her son, who was baptised with her married name (which explains why I cannot find a suitable Mary Hingston as a child) after which Nicholas returned from war and their daughters were born. What is needed is some evidence from later records which shows parentage of these children. The descendants of Richard Hanniford Hingston are not strictly descendents of this line, although they derive their name from this source so are included here for convenience.

Child of Mary Hingston is:

Children of Nicholas Hingstone and Mary are: 5. JOHN HINGSTON (1501 in WEH where his date of birth and parents are wrong - see discussion above) was baptised 3 Aug 1777 in Aveton Gifford, the son of 3. William Hingston and Judith (Whidon) and was buried 12 Jan 1846 in Aveton Gifford (aged 69). He married ELIZABETH HEXT 2 Jul 1797 in Aveton Gifford, daughter of Robert Hext and Grace. They both made a mark and both were described as being of Aveton Gifford. The witnesses were Benj. Searle, John Crimp and Mary Bardons. There is no suitable Elizabeth Hext born in AG but I am fairly certain she is the Elizabeth Hext who was baptised 21 Jan 1776 at South Brent. In the 1851 census she was living with her son Thomas in the Old Poor House (now the school) in Aveton Gifford and described as having been born at Brent. This link is thus not absolutely sure but the circumstantial evidence for 5. John being the father of 11. Thomas is compelling. Elizabeth is probably the one who was buried at Aveton Gifford on 24 Jun 1858, aged 86, but there are several other Elizabeth Hingstons whose deaths were registered in the Kingsbridge district in the 1850s.

Children of John Hingston and Elizabeth Hext are:

Generation No. 9

56. WILLIAM HINGSTON (1301 in WEH) Farmer of Loddiswell, Bapt. 25 Dec 1803 at Loddiswell, the son of 54. William Hingston and Mary (Luckham). He married about 5 Aug 1829 at Loddiswell JOANNA PROWSE and died 17 February 1868.

69. JOHN HINGSTON (1302 in WEH) Bapt. 15 Dec 1805 at Loddiswell, the son of 54. William Hingston and Mary (Luckham). He married PEGGY PARKER 23 Jun 1831 at Plymouth Charles. In the 1871 census he was described as a carpenter in a soap works.

N.B. There was another Hingston/Parker marriage in 1830 (Tree HD#35) and they were also having children in Plymouth at about this time, so there is the potential for confusion.

Peggy died in 1860 and John married secondly JANE COOMBES in Mar Qtr 1864.  He was then a carpenter living in Belmont Street and his father was listed as William, a labourer.  The 1861 census lists John as a Carpenter, born Loddiswell.

The children of John Hingston and Peggy include:-

12. RICHARD HANNAFORD HINGSTON (1517 in WEH) was born 15 Oct 1811 and baptised 22 Oct 1811 in Aveton Gifford, and died 17 Sep 1901 in Aveton Gifford. He was described as the base child of Mary Hingston, but the only Mary I can find of the right age is the wife of 6. Nicholas Hingston, who I assume was away serving in the Napoleonic Wars at the time. This reading of the situation is not certain, however. Richard married MARY HARWOOD 10 Jul 1836 in Aveton Gifford, daughter of ROGER HARWOOD. She was born Abt. 1811 in Bigbury, and died 5 Dec 1880 in Aveton Gifford. They are buried together at Aveton Gifford - her MI says Mary, wife of Richard Hingston aged 78 (i.e. born 1802); his says Husband of above, age 89. He was a labourer - in 1851 they were living at Ashford; the children were born at Bigbury.

Children of RICHARD HINGSTON and MARY HARWOOD are:

13. CHARLOTTE HINGSTONE (1515 in WEH) baptised 14 May 1820, Aveton Gifford, the daughter of 6. Nicholas Hingstone and Mary (Hanniford), and was buried 1 Feb 1877 in Aveton Gifford (age 56). She married JAMES SEWARD ELSON 2 Aug 1840 in Parish Church, Stoke Damerel. He was baptised 10 Oct 1817 in Stokeinteignhead, the son of William Elson and Joanna Seward. He was an agricultural labourer. He was buried 15 Nov 1885 in Aveton Gifford (age 66).

Children of CHARLOTTE HINGSTONE and JAMES ELSON are:

14. WILLIAM HINGSTONE (1516 in WEH) was born Jan 1823 in Aveton Gifford, the son of 6. Nicholas Hingstone and Mary (Hanniford) and died Bef. 1858. He married MARY SIBLEY 13 Oct 1851 in Aveton Gifford, daughter of ISAAC SIBLEY, a marine. In 1851 he was described as a sailor, but he was a labourer when their daughter was christened. His death is not recorded at AG but she remarried there to JOHN HOON, a sailor from the Isle of Wight, so presumably he died away, possibly at sea. This was, however, the time of the Crimean War, so it is possible he died on service there.

Child of WILLIAM HINGSTONE and MARY SIBLEY is:

7. JOHN HINGSTON (1507 in WEH) baptised 7 Oct 1797 at Aveton Gifford, the son of 5. John Hingston and Elizabeth (Hext). He married GRACE TERRY, 12 Dec 1817, Bigbury, with consent of parents (since he was under-age at the time). She was buried 15 Feb 1862 at Bigbury, age 72, so was born about 1790. In the 1851 census they were living in Bigbury - he was described as an agricultural labourer - she was described as being born in Bigbury.

The children of John Hingston and Grace Terry are:-

8. ROBERT HINGSTON (1555 in WEH) was baptised 1 Feb 1807 in Aveton Gifford, the son of 5. John Hingston and Elizabeth (Hext) and died Sep 1850 in Aveton Gifford. He was buried on 1st Oct 1850, aged 42 having drowned with his son William while fishing. He married MARY ANN MARCH 29 Apr 1829 in Woodleigh. He was described as a labourer but if the link with 16. George is correct he may also have been a mariner at one time. In the 1851 census Mary and her two daughters are living in the Old Poor House.

Children of Robert Hingston and Mary March are:

9. WILLIAM HINGSTON (1511 in WEH) was baptised 3 Dec 1809 in Aveton Gifford, the son of 5. John Hingston and Elizabeth (Hext). He married MARY LETHBRIDGE 28 Dec 1841 in Churchstow, daughter of John Leathbridge and Jane Steer. She was baptised 14 Aug 1814 at Churchstow. In the 1851 census the family is living in the Old Poor House at Aveton Gifford - William is described as an agricultural labourer but was a mariner at the time of his marriage. (Two of the children are shown in the GRO with mother's maiden name of Ellis, while the others are shown with mmn :Lethbridge, but in the 1851 census they are all shown in the same family.)

Children of William Hingston and Mary Lethbridge are:

10. GEORGE HINGSTON (1513 in WEH) was baptised 6 Feb 1814 in Aveton Gifford, the son of 5. John Hingston and Elizabeth (Hext). He married GRACE HURREL, daughter of Sarah in the Dec Qtr, 1840. Grace was born Abt. 1819 in Paignton. In the 1851 census the family are living at Culverhay St, Paignton, where George is described as an Agricultural Labourer. George died Jan 1888.

Children of George Hingston and Grace Hurrel are:

11. THOMAS HINGSTON (1206 in WEH) was probably born 1816/17 in Aveton Gifford (WEH says 18 Dec 1816 but he isn't in the AG PRs), the son of 5. John Hingston and Elizabeth (Hext). He was a labourer and married ANN COWLEY, daughter of William Cowley and Elizabeth Purdy, at Modbury on 19 Apr 1840 (certificate); he was shown as a servant, the son of John (labourer), while she was shown as a dressmaker, the daughter of William (mason); the witnesses were John Ford and Eliza Purdy. She was baptised 24 Jan 1813, Modbury.

Thomas used to stand at the head of a separate Tree HE because I was in doubt about his parents. I have still not confirmed the details of his baptism, which is a slight worry since all his siblings were baptised at AG. However, I have sufficient circumstantial evidence to place him here. The 1851 census shows Thomas Hingston age 34, an agricultural labourer, born in Aveton Gifford, so he was born c. 1817. His mother Elizabeth was widowed by 1851, and living with Thomas. She was shown as age 77, so born c. 1774, at Brent. She would have been 43 when Thomas was born, so he could well have been her last child. She was shown in the census as being a former agricultural labourer's wife. I have assumed that she is Elizabeth Hext, who married 5. John Hingston in 1797. There was an Elizabeth Hext baptised at South Brent on 21/1/1776, which would make her 75 at the time of the census, which is not too bad. John was an agricultural labourer. The only other Elizabeth marrying a Hingston shown in the DFHS index is Henry Hingston marrying Elizabeth Stappers at Stoke Damerel, by Licence, in Nov 1816, but he was a quarterman in the dockyard and is a member of Tree HD.

Children of Thomas Hingston and Ann Cowley are:

Generation No. 10

58. JOHN HINGSTON (1304 in WEH) Farmer of Loddiswell. Born 27 July 1834 the son of 56. William Hingston and Joanna (Prowse). Married 21 July 1857 to SARAH LIDSTONE. WEH reported them both being hail and hearty when he visited them in 1900.

The children of John Hingston and Sarah (Lidstone) are:

70. WILLIAM HENRY HINGSTON. He is probably 99 in WEH. He was born 12 Feb 1837 at Plymouth Charles, the son of 69. John Hingston and Peggy (Parker). John was described as a soap maker, and the family were living at Millbay. William married MARY ELIZABETH MAGOR in Sep Qtr 1861 in Plymouth (FreeBMD) but they were obviously living together for several years before that since they had three children before the wedding.  Mary's mother had been born Dorothy Hooper and had a first marriage to Richard Toy, but he died and she married Samuel Magor, who was Mary's father. In the GRO index, which lists the mother's maiden name, Mary's name was given as Toye for the children born before the marriage, and Magor for the later children.  William and Mary took their 5 surviving children to be baptised at St Peter Parish, Plymouth on the same day (15 Aug 1872). The family were living at 7 Summerland Place, Plymouth and William was described as a Carpenter.

In 1881 census they were at 29 Summerland Place with a grandson William Warren age 3, Emma Griffiths a niece age 14

William and Mary had the following children:-

18. WILLIAM RICHARD HINGSTON (1529 in WEH) was born in Clanaborough and baptised at Aveton Gifford on 27 Jul 1842 (GRO), the son of 12. Richard Hannaford Hingston and his wife Mary (Harwood), and died 9 May 1922 in Aveton Gifford (aged 79). MI "Resting". He was a Labourer and married ANN, probably Dec 1865 to Ann Lowrey. She was born Abt. 1843, and died 13 Jan 1910 in Aveton Gifford where she is buried (aged 67).

Child of William Hingston and Ann is:

19. JOHN HENRY HINGSTON (1530 in WEH) was born in Ashford and baptised 30 Mar 1845 at Aveton Gifford (GRO and also GRO), the son of 12. Richard Hannaford Hingston and his wife Mary (Harwood). He was a labourer and married CAROLINE LAVERS 13 Jan 1871 in Aveton Gifford, daughter of WILLIAM LAVERS, a farmer. She signed, he made a mark. 1881 at Galpin St, Modbury. John Hingston, head, age 50 (1831), AG Lab born Aveton Gifford; Ann, 47 (1834) Aveton Gifford; George 8 Modbury; Charles 5 Modbury.

Children of John Hingston and Caroline are:

57. PHILLIP TERRY HINGSTON (1608 in WEH) of Bigbury, born 30 July 1819 the son of 7. John Hingston and Grace (Terry). Married 9 Dec 1844 to ELIZABETH BREND in Kingsbridge District and died 29 Mar 1872.

The children of Philip Hingston and Elizabeth Brend are:

15. JOHN HINGSTON (1610 in WEH) was baptised 6 Mar 1824 at Bigbury, the son of 7. John Hingston and Grace Terry. He married MARY BEER 20 Jul 1849 at Bigbury. He was described as a fisherman of Duke's Mill, Bigbury. She had been born MARY VOYSEY and married Thomas Beer at Bigbury on 26 Sep 1834, with whom she had three children (William Voysey (1834), James Gofs (1837) and John (1839)). Thomas was buried 29 Mar 1841 aged 30 at Bigbury. In the 1851 census John and Mary are living in Bigbury, with their daughter, Mary's mother, two sons of her first marriage, her mother and two Voisy relatives. In a later census Mary is living with her father-in-law but John is lodging in Plymouth. (Updated information here from Ann Holden).

The children of John Hingston and Mary Voysey are:-

76. WILLIAM HINGSTON (1611 in WEH) baptised 27 Jan 1828 at Bigbury, the son of 7. John Hingston and Grace Terry.. In the 1851 census he was unmarried, age 23, living as a servant at Coombe, Bigbury, in the house of Richard Crocker, a farmer. He married MARIA BARNES (or BARDENS) Sep Qtr 1860 in Plymouth. He was a shoemaker.

Their children (listed in the GRO with mother's maiden name Bardens were:-

34. JOHN MARCH HINGSTON (1556 in WEH) was baptised 14 Jun 1829, Aveton Gifford, the son of 8. Robert Hingston and Mary Ann (March. He married ANN BASSETT on 26 Oct 1851 at Aveton Gifford. She had been baptised 1 Feb 1835, the daughter of Michael and Jemima (Toope). In the 1851 census he was a lodger at Sandquay Mill, Townstall, Dartmouth, a labourer breaking stone. Most subsequent information about this family from Amanda Curry <aj.curry216@ntlworld.com>.

The children of John March Hingston and Ann Bassett are believed to include:-

73. ROBERT HICKS HINGSTON bap at Plymstock 27 May 1832 to 8. Robert Hingston and Mary Anne (March) of Hooe, Quarryman. (He is probably 1559 in WEH who said he was born in 1836 and said that he married Eliza Jeffery, but we now believe that she married 72. Robert.) He married CELIA HYNE at Totnes Sep Q 1868. In the 1871 census we was described as 34, Celia 22, no children. By 1881 he was living at Coombe House, Townstal, Dartmouth. Robert Hingston, 48 (1833) Engineer Paint Factory, born Plymstock, Celia 32 born Brixham; Robert 9, born Brixham; William G 7 born Brixham; Matilda 5 born Dartmouth; Celia 2 born Dartmouth.

Children:-

Note that there are three Georges here, all born 1840/41 (16. George, 27. George Henry, and 17. George), all having descendants, so there is scope for confusion. For various reasons I think I have them the right way round, and my reading agrees with WEH's, who was in communication with at least some of the families. So the reading here is believed to be correct and seems to accord with memories in the various families.

16. GEORGE (HEXT) HINGSTON (1563 in WEH) was born 7 Jan 1840 (according to WEH) in Aveton Gifford (GRO), the son of 8. Robert Hingston and Mary Ann (March) and died 26 Jun 1917 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It seems that after his father died in 1850 he was placed in Kingsbridge workhouse where he is shown in the 1851 census aged 11 while his mother and sisters were in the Old Poor House in Aveton Gifford. He married JOHANNA RATCHFORD 5 Apr 1872 in St Pauls Anglican Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia, daughter of Patrick Ratchford and Catherine Connor. According to the 1901 census he emigrated to Canada in 1870; in the Halifax Directory in 1880-81 he is shown as a "labourer" (family oral history suggests that most of his labouring work was on the docks, making him a stevedore). That continued until about 1898 (age 56). After that, he was listed as employed by the Intercontinental Railway (ICR) as a "Watchman" in some years and a "Flagman" in others (positions that didn't require great physical activity). It is suspected he had "pull" to obtain such jobs via his extended Irish family who were important in local and provincial Irish politics. That railway position continued until 1916 (74), at which time he was listed as a "Pensioner", before passing away the next year. The only fixed date for his birth is quoted in the 1901 census where he said he was born on 7 Jan 1842. In other records only an age is given and these give a range of dates of birth from about 1840 to 1843.

Peter Higginbotham has a website about Workhouses, with one page, including photographs, about the Kingsbridge Union Workhouse. The workhouse is nominally in Churchstow Parish but is physically in Kingsbridge.

Children of George Hingston and Johanna Ratchford are:

27. GEORGE HENRY HINGSTON (1548 in WEH) was born 23 July 1841 in Paignton (GRO) (WEH says in Aveton Gifford), the son of 10. George Hingston and Grace Hurrell, and died 3 March 1915. He married ELIZA MADGE 23 Jul 1864 - WEH says she was from Fonesham which I do not recognise.WEH says that he was a shoemaker by trade and had a shop on Rackwalk Steps Torquay where their sixteen children were born. The information about all this family supplied by John Walter <johnwalter@tinyonline.co.uk>

Children of GEORGE HINGSTON and ELIZA MADGE are:

17. GEORGE HINGSTON (1235 in WEH) was baptised 7 Mar 1841 in Modbury, the son of 11. Thomas Hingston and Ann Cowley, and was buried 31 Jul 1930 in Aveton Gifford (supposedly aged 90). He married ELIZABETH HINGSTONE ELSON 18 Mar 1861 in Aveton Gifford, daughter of JAMES ELSON and CHARLOTTE HINGSTONE; she was born 26 Nov 1840 in Aveton Gifford and baptised there on 26 Dec 1841. Elizabeth Elson had a child about a year before the marriage who was later given the name Hingston, so is listed here, but it is not clear whether George was the father. George was a sailor, apparently on the "fruit boats" which were fast schooners that made the trip to the Azores and Madeira bringing fresh produce back to the UK.

Child of Elizabeth Elson

Children of George Hingston and Elizabeth Elson are:

72. ROBERT HINGSTON (1526 in WEH) born 26 Feb 1854 (GRO), Aveton Gifford, the son of 11. Thomas Hingston and Ann(Cowley). He married 13 Jul 1876 ELIZA JEFFERY of Modbury. She was a widow, having been born Eliza Partridge, and married William Henry Jeffrey Jun Qtr 1869 but he died age 25 at Kingsbridge in Jun Qtr 1871. The 1891 census at Traine Terrace, Modbury, shows Robert Hingston age 34, (so born ~1857) Agent & Labourer, born Aveton Gifford and Eliza age 41, Charwoman, born Chudleigh, Devon.

Their children were:-

Generation No. 11

60. WILLIAM THOMAS HINGSTON (1311 in WEH) a farmer, born in Loddiswell 5 Feb 1858, son of 58. John Hingston and Sarah (Lidstone) and married 26 Apr 1883 JAMIMA KING of the same place.

61. JOHN HINGSTON (1312 in WEH) born 18 Dec 1859 son of 58. John Hingston and Sarah (Lidstone), and married 31 Oct 1889 to ROSINA BASANT of Pittsburg Pa USA.

62. ALFRED HINGSTON (1315 in WEH) born 13 Aug 1865 son of 58. John Hingston and Sarah (Lidstone) and married the 15 May 1891 LAVINIA JANE GUEST.

71. WILLIAM JOHN HINGSTON born 1 Nov 1868, the son of 70. William Henry Hingston and Mary Elizabeth (Magor).  He is believed to be the William John Hingston who married EMMA CAROLINE GRIFFITHS Dec Qtr 1890 at Plymouth. If this is the correct marriage, William and Emma were cousins, because their mutual grandparents were Mary Jane Vennen and Benjamin Griffiths.  William and Emma died in Calgary in the 1930s.

The children of William and Emma were:-

77. GEORGE HENRY LAVERS HINGSTON (1532 in WEH), baptised 13 Oct 1872, Aveton Gifford, the son of 19. John Henry Hingston and Caroline (Lavers). He married ETTIE PARTRIDGE Jun 1897 at Stoke Damerel. She was probably Hettie Gear Partridge born Pancras in 1878 (so only 19 at marriage). (What does the 1901 census say?)

Children:-

59. RICHARD ISAAC HINGSTON (1644 in WEH) of Bigbury, now of Plymouth, born 5 Nov 1853 the son of 57. Phillip Terry Hingston and Elizabeth Brend and married HELEN ANN ATWILL of Plymouth Dec Qtr 1878. He was in business at Plymouth as a stone and marble cutter. His shops were at Pennycomequick and apparently doing a good business in 1906 according to WEH.

20. PHILIP TERRY HINGSTON (1642 in WEH) was baptised 11 Apr 1852 the son of 15. John Hingston and Mary (Beer). Married 28 Feb 1874 MARTHA LEIGH of Aveton Gifford.

35. RICHARD HENRY BASSETT HINGSTON (1220 in WEH), (born Sep Qtr, Kingsbridge District) Modbury, the son of 34. John March Hingston and Ann (Bassett). He married ROSA TUCKER, in the Sep Qtr 1892, Kingsbridge District. She had been born about 1872 in Kingsbridge, the daughter of Richard Tucker and Hannah (Hannaford). Richard joined the Navy and died on 25 Apr 1916 when the submarine E22 was torpedoed by the German U-boat UB-18 off Great Yarmouth. She had been involved in experiments to intercept Zeppelins on 24 April 1916 for which she carried two Sopwith Schneider seaplanes on her casing (photo). The boat would then submerge in calm waters and the planes would float on the surface from which they could take off, later returning to the East coast of England at Felixstowe. The trials were not successful. There were two survivors who were taken prisoner by the German U-Boat and become Prisoners of War. According to living memories, Richard and Rosa had several children before he died. Rosa then married his brother, George (Mar Qtr 1823 in Newton Abbot) and had further children. He is listed on the CWGC site and his name is inscribed on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

The children of Richard and Rosa include the following (who were all born before Richard died). There are believed to have been 11 children, some of whom died young, but that number may include some of the children of George and Rosa:-

74. ROBERT (HICKS) HINGSTON was born in Brixham in Sep Qtr 1871, the son of 73. Robert Hicks Hingston and Celia (Hyne) and married MAHALA BLAKE at Totnes Jun 1892. In 1901 census Robert age 29 (born 1872) Machine Minder Paint works born Brixham; Mahala wife age 32 born Dartmouth, William son age 7 born Dartmouth, Celia mother age 51 widow born Brixham and Lilian niece age 3 born Dartmouth.

Children:-

75. WILLIAM GEORGE HINGSTON born Brixham ~1873 the son of 73. Robert Hicks Hingston and Celia (Hyne) and married FLORENCE JANE MOCK Dec Qtr 1896 in Barnstaple District, possibly at Ilfracombe. In 1901 he was 27, living in Brixham and working in a Paint Factory, born Brixham; Florence, 27, born Ilfracombe William G 2, born Brixham.

Probable children:-

21. PATRICK JOSEPH HINGSTON (1567 in WEH) was born 26 Nov 1874 in Low Point, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the son of 16. George Hingston and Johanna (Ratchford) and died 5 Feb 1957 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He married FLORENCE DUFFIELD 23 Sep 1902 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, daughter of John Duffield and Johanna Weston.

Children of Patrick Hingston and Florence Duffield are:

78. JOHN JOSEPH HINGSTON (1569 in WEH), b. 5 Aug 1880, Halifax, Nova Scotia, the son of 16. George Hingston and Johanna (Ratchford). He was employed as a yardsman on the railway from 22 Sep 1904 and retired 31 Dec 1942 as a Assistant General Yardmaster. He died on 1 Dec.1947. On 29 Oct 1913 in Halifax he married MARY AGNES COUGHLIN, the daughter of Michael Coughlin (a stonecutter) and Annie Sarah Bauman. She was then aged 20 and died 1971 in Halifax aged 78.

Children of John Joseph Hingston and Mary Coughlin are

28. JOHN RANDOLPH HINGSTON (1612 in WEH) was born 20 April 1865 in Torquay, the son of 27. George Henry Hingston and Eliza (Madge), and died 1 January 1907. He was a warrant officer on one of HM Ships. Has charge of the electric works and installing the wireless telegraphy on all boats. He married 16 Jul 1885 ALICE MAUDE YEO.

Children of JOHN HINGSTON and ALICE YEO are:

29. SYDNEY HURRELL HINGSTON (1615 in WEH) was born 25 February 1869 in Paignton, the son of 27. George Henry Hingston and Eliza (Madge). He married 4 Dec 1888 ANNIE WALKER, the daughter of John Walker and Elizabeth Cave. The family were living in London but shortly after the birth of Ida they moved to Torquay where Sydney died 12 May 1897. Annie subsequently married his brother 30. George.

Children of SYDNEY HINGSTON and ANNIE are:

30. GEORGE HENRY HINGSTON (1617 in WEH) was born 5 September 1873 in Upton, Torquay, the son of 27. George Henry Hingston and Eliza (Madge), and died 3 June 1959. He married 4 Mar 1898 ANNIE HINGSTON (nee WALKER), widow of his brother.

Children of GEORGE HINGSTON and ANNIE HINGSTON are:

31. PHILLIP WILLCOCKS HINGSTON (1622 in WEH) was born 17 March 1879 in Torquay, the son of 27. George Henry Hingston and Eliza (Madge), and died 6 February 1921. He married ALICE SIMS.

Children of PHILLIP HINGSTON and ALICE SIMS are:

32. NORMAN HICKS HINGSTON (1624 in WEH) was born 11 December 1881 in Torquay, the son of 27. George Henry Hingston and Eliza (Madge), and died 10 October 1918 in The Somme. Buried Roisel Churchyard, France. He married 30 Jul 1900 ELIZABETH WESTLAKE.

Children of NORMAN HINGSTON and ELIZABETH WESTLAKE are:

33. WILLIAM EDGAR HINGSTON (1626 in WEH) was born 18 March 1885, the son of 27. George Henry Hingston and Eliza (Madge), and died 19 April 1973. He married JESSIE ELIZABETH TOWILL 30 April 1908 in St Johns Church Torquay. WEH reported that in Feb 1906 he was an Able Seaman on HMS Niobe at Devonport.

Children of WILLIAM HINGSTON and JESSIE TOWILL are:

36. CHARLES HENRY (ELSON) HINGSTON (1241 in WEH) was born in 1859, and privately baptised at Aveton Gifford on 24 Feb 1860 when he was described as the child of Elizabeth Elson. In the 1861 census he is shown as living with James Elson (his grandfather) when he was described as a nephew. Elizabeth married 17. George Hingston on 18 Mar 1861 (just before the census on 7th April). In the 1871 census he is shown as part of the family of George and Elizabeth, and with the Hingston name which he clearly used later in life and passed on to his own family. In 1871 he is shown as a stone breaker, aged 11, but later he is shown as a carpenter. Charles married ELIZABETH SPRY in June Qtr 1889 in Plymouth (there was another marriage in Plymouth of a Charles Henry Hingston in June Qtr 1895). Charles died in Plymouth in 1933 aged 73 but no death record has yet been found for Elizabeth.

Children of CHARLES HENRY HINGSTON and ELIZABETH SPRY are:

22. ELIZABETH JANE HINGSTON (1238 in WEH) was baptised privately on 13 Jan 1866 in Aveton Gifford, the daughter of 17. George Hingston and Elizabeth (Elson). She married STEVEN THOMAS SAUNDERS 28 Mar 1891 in Aveton Gifford, by which time she had already had a son who was born in 1885 (when she would have been 19) but who died aged 5 weeks. There is another Elizabeth Jane Hingston who could have been the mother (the daughter of 19. John Henry and Caroline) but she would only have been 14 at the time the child was born. It is probably worth finding the child in the 1891 census to try to confirm which Elizabeth was the mother.

Child of Elizabeth Hingston is:

Children of Elizabeth Hingston and Steven Saunders are:

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