Hingstons in Dorset


It is known that there were Hingstons in Dorset; it is assumed that the original ones were immigrants from Devon but the movement occurred fairly early.

Rosalind Dunning <ros@archbishops.demon.co.uk> is searching for an Elizabeth Hingston, born circa 1740, and has been looking in the Dorset records. She has found the following, which may link in with other people's studies:-

I had thought that my Elizabeth Hingston who married in Melcombe Regis, Dorset came from Devon. But I now think there had been Hingstons around at Melcombe for a while.

I've just obtained an Admon in respect of a Dorothy Hingston widow of a John Hingston of Weymouth dated 1685. The application to administer is made by a creditor, William Masterman of Fryer Wooden. 5 children renounce the administration. These are Mary, Dorothy, John, Samuel and Elizabeth Hingston. There is also an inventory of the late Dorothy's goods.

Hingston marriages in Dorset:-
Grooms only as follows:
John Hinkson/Elizabeth Samwaies 28 July 1589 Radipole
John Hingston/Mary Clark 23 September 1697 Godmanstone
John Hingston/Edith Pitt 9 August 1722 Melcombe
John Hingston/Mary Webber 10 April 1743 Melcombe
John Hingston/Betty Tyle 21 February 1757 Stalbridge
Justinian Hinckson/Margaret Chune 19 Jan 1591/2 Radipole
Thomas Hingston butcher/Damaris Roberts 28 October 1733 Melcombe

There were Hingstons in Lyme Regis, which were recorded in the Devon 1851 census.

If anyone has more information to go here, please let me know.


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Page written 28/10/1999. Chris Burgoyne