Tree HN

The Hingstons in Co. Cork, Ireland


This line has been prepared from a variety of sources. Ray Perrault has supplied an Ahnentafel file of his researches; Ken Hamilton has provided me with many details. I have also been sent a tree by Penelope Bryant <penelope.bryant@bigpond.com> which was written by her grandfather Perceval Clayton Marsden Hingston (PCMH). Andrew Miller in Melbourne has supplied a paper on the Hingston of Aglish, prepared by a Dr Richard Hingston (RGH) (HN#64) a Surgeon-Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Navy, in the form of a letter he wrote to a fellow Hingston; there is also a family listing that may be due to him but it lists PCMH's family on more detail than RGH's, so it is identified here as PCMH/RGH. I am grateful to each of the people who has sent me information. Where there is disagreement between sources it has been noted below, as have places where the link is conjectural, or at least not known to me.

RGH quotes as sources Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland, 1836, 1912 and 1958 editions; Rev William M Brady "Clerical and Parochial Records of Cork, Cloyne and Ross", published by Alexander Ross, Dublin, 1864.

Betsy Mielcusny <bmielcusny@comcast.net> has sent me a tree written by William E Hingston (WEH) (author of the Vine Tree) which shows his descent from Andrew Hingston (HD#3) of Holbeton and also the link to the Aglish family. But we now have WEH's full study which will be incorporated in the future. At the moment I have only incorporated WEH's work into his own subtree (HNC)

This version is an amalgam of all the above sources - where there is a discrepancy it is noted in red.


The National University of Irealnd at Galway has a Landed Estates Database. The entry for Hingston says "This [Hingston] family were settled in the parish of Aglish, barony of East Muskerry, county Cork from the early 18th century. In 1703 the town and lands of Aglish, 353 acres, were purchased from the Commissioners of Forfeited Estates by James Hingston, victualler of Cork. In the mid 18th century Smith refers to the "good house and plantations" of Mr Hingston. Three successive generations of Reverend James Hingstons descend from William Hingston of Aglish, son of the purchaser. James Hingston, born 1818, built the 19th century house. His second son the Reverend Richard Edward Hull Hingston is described as "of Aglish" in 1904 but he was resident in London. In Griffith's Valuation the Reverend James Hingston is recorded as holding land in the parish of Cloyne, barony of Imokilly. In the 1870s the Hingston family of Aglish owned 211 acres in county Cork while another branch of the family owned 150 acres. (This is presumably the land at Whitehall (Tree HNC))". The house itsef is describes as follows "The Hingstons were resident at Aglish from the early 18th century. At the time of Griffith's Valuation James Hingston owned a house valued at £21 in fee. An old mansion house is marked on the first Ordnance Survey map at Lat/Lon: 51.89150, -8.76848; OSI Ref: W471 713 Discovery map #80. OS Sheet #72." Representative Church Body Library: Deeds and family papers of Hingston family of Aglish, 1770-1946. Ms 521 . (These records need to be checked)

Summary of the four subtrees

I have now listed these Irish families as four separate subtrees. There seems to be general agreement in all sources about the contents of each subtree, but not as to how they are related, although there is almost certainly some sort of link and I have kept the numbers distinct so that they can be recombined at some stage in the future. There are conicidences of location between all four subtrees.

Tree HNA

Tree HNA relates to the Hingston who purchased Aglish, and who claim descent from a Major James Hingston who served in the Cromwellian Army. James must have been born no later than about 1630 and his existence in Cromwell's army is well attested, although it is not certain that he served in Ireland, although his son certainly did. There are several published lineages for the family of 4. Major Hingston (HNA) (as exemplified by the handwritten pocketbook version) that list the descendants until the middle of the nineteenth century. This tree appears to be complete, in that there don't appear to be any loose ends; all the sons are detailed, although occasionally not all the daughters. However, the lineages don't say a great deal about the children of the Major himself, so it is possible there were others that we don't know about. The simplified tree below shows what we know about the various families. The main line is Tree HNA starting with 6. James, the son of Cromwell's Major. We note that there are three men named William Hales Hingston, two in HNA and one in HNB. The Hales name may offer a clue about how the two trees are linked. Helena, the daughter of 7. William married the Rev Samuel Hales, and their son Rev William Hales was fairly eminent. He was sent to be educated by his uncle, 8. James Hingston, at Cloyne and presumably lived with that family. Two of 8. James sons (9. Benezer and 18. James) had sons they named William Hales Hingston in the same year (1785).

Tree HNB

10. Samuel James Hingston, at the head of Tree HNB, was born in about 1775 (supposedly at Cloyne), and also called a son William Hales Hingston (later Sir William) (HN#12). Who could have been Samuel's father? Vine says it was James and his wife Catherine, but if that was 8. James and Catherine Murdock she would have been at least 55 at the time and it would have been some 33 years after her first child was born, and some 14 years after her youngest was born. So they can probably be discounted. 48. John, brother of Helena can be discounted since we are specifically told that he died without issue. The next possibilities are the four sons of 8. James. We are told that William died without issue, so Aglish was shared between the remaining brothers, so he is out. 18. James is unlikely as Samuel is not mentioned on James' tomb alongside the other children who had predeceased him. 19. John was born in 1761, so would have been too young. That leaves 9. Benezer as the most plausible father, and if King has found a birth on 1 Nov 1775 in Freehold, NJ, as has been reported, then this makes him the likeliest candidate. But why wasn't Samuel mentioned in the various lineages that are reported? Samuel could have named his son William in honour of either his brother or his cousin (the two William Hales Hingstons - both of whom had died before 12. William was born), or the Rev William Hales, his father's cousin, who was still alive in 1830. The only remaining possibility is 30. Edward at the head of HNC, who had an extensive family and is about the right age, but as far as I can see he had no connection to the Hales family. Thus I conclude that 10. Samuel is most likely to have been the son of 9. Benezer.

Tree HNC

Tree HNC relates to the family of 30. Edward Hingston (Lieut RN) and his wife Elizabeth Sorell (variously described as Sewell, or even Small). He was supposedly born in 1733 at Depford and was the great-grandfather of 26. William Edward Hingston, who conducted the incomplete study of the family at the end of the 19th century. William said in his letter of 1905 that it was based on family papers that had belonged to his grandfather. It is likely that those papers referred accurately to his grandfather, so the statement that he was a William Hingston who was married to a Fannie should probably be believed despite the lack of detail. He also said that he was born about 1700 at Aglish and that his father was James. So is this William the same as 7. William? If so, is Fannie a second wife? Edward was born after the other children we know of for 7. William, so it is plausible, but if this is the case why do the histories not mention Fannie and Edward?

Tree HND

Tree HND relates to the family of a 49. Richard Hingston who emigrated to Lynn, Massachusetts. We have very little documentary evidence for this family, and very few dates that I know of. WEH said that Richard was the son 48. John in HNA, but the sources explicitly state that John died without issue. It would make more sense if Richard was another son of 30. Edward - one of Edward's grand-daughters married at Lynn but that may just be a coincidence. If anyone comes across information that can cast light on these links, please let me know.


Tree HNA - Hingstons at Aglish


Note that some, but not all, of the links to WEH's work have been included in this tree. I will add rest when time permits.

Generation No. 1

4. Major JAMES HINGSTON . It is clear that there was a Major James Hingston, who fought in the English Civil War on the Parliamentary side, but I have seen no evidence of who his parents were. He is 202 in WEH who says that he was a Major in the Army under Cromwell, Charles II and William III and saw service in Ireland and Flanders and through his services there was awarded the Coat of Arms now used by the Irish branch of the family, that is, three leopards heads surrounding a chevron ermine on a blue field. Motto "Deum posui adjutorem" with the Stewart Lion for a crest.

In his 1905 letter WEH shows him as the son of Walter Hingston (HD#4), the son of Andrew Hingston (HD#3), and if that is so he could not have been born earlier than about 1650. That would make it impossible for him to have fought in the Civil War, although PCMH (who made a study of the army connections) says that he served in the English Parliamentary Army and came to Ireland in about 1650, settling close to Mallow in north central Co. Cork.. If that is the case he cannot have been the son of HD#4. Walter. In his main list, WEH shows him as being the son of John Hingston (HP#2), organist to Charles I, Cromwell and Charles II, but there seems to be no evidence that John had any children.

There also seems to be some uncertainty about the various James Hingstons. The original version showed three generations of James Hingstons (as I showed in the original version of Tree HN), but other versions show only two and the dates make more sense this way.. Children of James Hingston are:

Possible extra generation

5. JAMES HINGSTON is shown by King who says that he was the son of 4. James and that he married MARY BOWLES, the daughter of Thomas Bowles, malt merchant of Cork, who would have been influential in securing Cork City for Cromwell in 1649, but gives no evidence. There clearly was a (Capt) Thomas Bowles (or Boles) , b ca 1608, said to be of Kilbree, Cork, m Anne, ca 1631 and although the Bowles tress shows him as having a daughter Mary, she is shown as married to Thomas Savory, and no Hingston appears in the tree. King says that 5. James is the father of the 6. James who bought Aglish.

Ray Perrault has analysed the chronology. It is known that 7 William (below) had his child aft 1713, so perhaps married ca 1710, and so probably born between 1675 and 1690. His father, 6. James died 1728. He was adult in 1702 when he bought Aglish, so born before 1682, but grandfather to 8 James who was b ca 1713, so likely born before 1670. He died 1728, so likely born aft 1653. So that places his birth roughly 1653-1670. 4 Maj James went to Ireland with Cromwell ca 1650. If he did so between the ages of 21 and 50, he would be b 1600-1629. So it is chronologically possible for 6 James to have been 4 James's son, and it is also possible for there to have been one more generation squeezed in there, b 1620-1650. Thomas Boles had his ch 1630-1650, which is consistent.

Most sources (including WEH and Burke) do not quote 5. James so in the absence of firmer evidence it is assumed that he probably did not exist. He is left here in case other evidence comes to light.

Generation No. 2

6. JAMES HINGSTON (203 in WEH) was born in County Cork, Ireland, the son of 4. Major James Hingston.. James would presumably have been born between about 1653 and 1675. He was made a hereditary freeman in Cork 1714. Purchased the estate of Aglish, in the Barony of East Muskerry, from the Trustees of Forfeited Estates on 29 Apr 1703 for the sum of £829 3s 0d, being 353 acres. The estate had been forfeited by Teige McCorma mcCarthy of Muskerry in the Rebellion of 1642. The original title holder was, by Fiant of Queen Elizabeth in 1578, Sir Cormac McTeige McCarthy of Blarney, 14th Lord of Muskerry, who was described by the Lord Deputy of Ireland, Sir Henry Sidney as "the rarest man that ever was born among the Irishry". James married HELEN MORLEY, daughter of Alderman John Morley in County Cork, Ireland. He (James or John?) was Mayor of Cork, 1716 and proprietor of Morley Lane and Fishamble Lane (now Liberty St) in the Parish of St Peter. James died in 1728. They had the following children:

Generation No. 3

7. WILLIAM HINGSTON (204 in WEH) Born in Aglish, County Cork, Ireland, son of 6. James Hingston and Helen (Morley). Justice of the Peace. Succeeded to Aglish on his father's death in 1728. Buried with his wife in the Hingston Family tomb at Aglish. William married ELIZABETH WEBB, in Aglish, County Cork, Ireland. She was the daughter of John Webb who lived at Clonteadmore, County Cork, which adjoined Aglish. They had the following children: In his entry for 79. William (at the head of Tree HNC) WEH says that 7. William is the father of 79. William, which differs from his entry for this William. It also differs from all other listings which only show two sons. I am very doubtful about this link. CJB.

Generation No. 4

8. Rev. JAMES HINGSTON (206 in WEH) was born abt 1713 (WEH says on 10 Nov) in Aglish, County Cork, Ireland, the son of 7. William Hingston and Elizabeth (Webb). James died in Aglish, County Cork, Ireland on 21 May 1776; he was 63. Occupation: priest. Eldest son and heir. Admitted to Trinity College, Dublin Nov 1729. Ordained priest at Cloyne Cathedral, Mar 1737. Curate of Donoughmore 1737-40 and Kilshannig 1740-50. Rector of Clonmeen, Roskeen and Kilcorney 1751-71. Prebend at Brigowne 1771-2 and at Donoughmore 1772-5. All of his ministry was spent in the Diocese of Cloyne, and much of his adult life at his other county seat of Kilpadder, in the parish of Kilshannig. Author of the state of the Diocese of Cloyne 1762, a collection of legal statutes of Ireland, and Translations from Greek Classics. On 3 Jun 1741 when James was 28, he married CATHERINE MURDOCK, in Kilshannig, County Cork, Ireland. She was the only daughter of Rev. Benezer Murdock and Elizabeth (Love); she was the ggd of Col Randall Clayton M.P. and Judith (d/o Sir Philip Perceval, of the ancient Norman house of YVERY, and ancestor of the Earls of Egmont) of Mallow, Co. Cork. By indenture dated 5 Nov 1773 bequeathed Aglish intact to his eldest son William and in the event of his William's death without issue, to his surviving brothers, Benezer, James and John in equal shares. James was survived by his widow Katherine and all four sons.

Danesfort is a house in Kilpadder Norh, about 3 miles south west of Mallow. There is a description of the house and the Hingston connection in a book published by James Grove White in 1913. The house is in the Church of Ireland parish of Kilshannig; the church is about 2 miles north of Danesfort next to Newberry House. Note that it is not shown as Kilshannig on modern maps. Brian Phelan <phelanb@eircom.net> found this site while researching Danesfort (House/Estate) at Kilpadder, Mallow, Co Cork, one time residence of Rev James Hingston. Deeds and family papers (1770-1946) of the Hingston family of Aglish are held at Library of Representative Church Body, Dublin. He believes it is possible that his ancestor, Barnaby Phelan, freeholder of Cashel, Co Tipperary, listed as his abode, Danesfort, Co Cork. He believes he may have married a daughter of Rev James Hingston but has no evidence.

WEH says that Mr Hingston compiled a statistical account of the Diocese of Cloyne in the year 1774. The voluminous manuscripts left by him show him to have been a man of patient application. He also wrote an abridgement of the statistics in three large quarto volumes for his own use as Justice of the Peace of the Co Cork. The most curious feature of which is the penmanship it is throughout written in Roman characters of great neatness to resemble ordinary typography. His usual writing was an imitation of italic print. And a list of the students who matriculated in Trinity College Dublin with all particulars relating to them as entered in the College books. He also left with many others a prose translation of the "Odyssey of Homer". His writings have been distributed among his family and are highly prized among them. From the entry of his own matriculation it appears that Mr Hingston entered College as a pensioner on the 10 Nov 1729 aged 16, that he was born at Aglish in the Co. Cork was the son of William Hingston gentleman and received his school education at Cork under the Rev Edmond Malory who appears to have been the principal school master there at that period. His birthplace "Aglish" was an estate acquired by his grandfather in 1703. Smith writing in 1749 says "Aglish" is on the south side of the River Lee where there is a good house and plantation of Mr Hingston Vol 1 page 27 and at page 30 he mentions Mr Hingston as residing at Kilpadder. They had the following children:

Generation No. 5

9. Captain BENEZER MURDOCK HINGSTON (209 in WEH) was born on 28 Dec 1746 in Kilshannig, County Cork, Ireland, the second son of 8. James Hingston and Katherine (Murdoch). He was named after his maternal grandfather, and sold his one third share in Aglish to his brother 18. James Hingston. Benezer Murdock died in Aglish, County Cork, Ireland on 31 May 1825; he was 78. He seems to have emigrated to Freehold, New Jersey, before he married, since he there married PRISCILLA COMPTON. New Jersey was at that time still a colony. According to the IGI she was born in about 1747. Her father was Sheriff (Spencer?) Compton of Pennsylvania. There is a website about the Comptons which includes a distant relationship with Abraham Lincoln. Benezer served as a recruiter and guide for the British Army during the revolutionary war (RH says that he was a Captain). He lived in Freehold, Monmouth County, NJ on a large tract of land of 100 acres deeded to him by his father-in-law. He also possessed another three pieces of land containing 85 acres. Because of his activities with the British, his property was confiscated and later sold at auction by the Continental Government. The sale took place at Freehold Court House in 1779. Benezer fled the country in 1780, with his wife and children. They returned to Ireland. There is no evidence that Ben was in military service during this time in Freehold. Perhaps he attained the rank of Captain in the Irish Volunteers after he returned to Ireland, in tribute to his service to the British Forces. From Documents relating to Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey, VII extracts from American Newspapers, vol II, 1778, Francis B. Lee, Trenton, NJ: John Murphy Publishing Co., 1903. New Jersey - Monmouth, Inquisition hath been found against the following persons - - - -, Beuzeor Hinkson, (and others listed) - - - - and whereas proclamation hath been made in Court. That if either of them or any person who shall think himself interested, will appear and traverse the said inquisition so found against the said persons and enter into security Agreeable to law, to prosecute such traverse to effect, or else the first default shall be recorded and judgement entered according to law. Signed Samuel Forman, Kenneth Hankinson, Jacob Wikoff, Commissioners, dtd July 29, 1778. And from Edwin Slater and George Beekman, Old Times in Old Monmouth, Historical Reminiscenses of Old Monmouth, New Jersey, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980. Confiscation in the Revolution, Loyalists of Freehold, Middletown, Shrewsbury, Upper Freehold and Dover. Whereas inquisitions have been found and final judgement entered thereon in favor of the State of New Jersey, against persons herein mentioned -- notice is hereby given that the real and personal estates belonging to ---- Benzeor Hinkson --- (others) --- of the Township of Freehold will be sold at the Freehold Courthouse, beginning Wednesday the 17th day of March next and continue from day to day until all are sold. Samuel Forman, Joseph Laurence, Kenneth Hankinson, Commissioners, dtd February 17th, 1799. 13-Nov-1799. We do certify that Priscilla Compton, daughter of Richard Compton, deceased, married Benezer Hinckson, and he joined the British Army, accompanied by the said Priscilla, previous to the battle of Monmouth, and they have not been heard of since their departure. Signed by John Dey, Henry Perrine, Capt. John Clayton, Zebulon Clayton, and Jacob Smith. 17-Nov-1799. This is to certify that there is in my hands a bond of £66, dated May 15, 1786, being for 1/4 part of sales of land of Richard Compton, deceased, given by Joseph Journee to Joseph Compton, Admr of Richard Compton, for the share of Richard, and the law gives his daughter, Priscilla Hingston, for which bond there is a mortgage given by Joseph Journee, the lands now property of Dr. James Anderson. Signed by Thomas Cook. Priscilla Compton is mentioned in the will of Richard Compton, dated 19-3-1784 Benezer and Priscilla had the following children. Note that the order of these children is shown differently in different trees. RGH shows Stephen born 1774 in Mallow, Clayton born 1779 in Cork, John born 1780 in New Jersey, and then William and Catherine as below. We believe Benezer was in New Jersey until 1780 so I have my doubts about that listing. 18. Rev JAMES HINGSTON, (210 in WEH) 3rd son of8. James Hingston and Katherine (Murdoch). 1755-1840. JP, LLD Ordained Deacon of St Colman's Cathedral, Cloyne, in May 1779 and Priest at St Finbarr's Cathedral, Cork in November 1780. He was curate of Rathcormac 1781-83 and of Inniscarra 1783-88; Rector of Carrigdownane 1788-89, Rector of Ballyclogh and Castlemagner 1798-99; Rector of Whitechurch 1799-1836 and of Aghabullage 1799-1840. He was also Prebend of Subulter from 1790-1828. On 25 Nov 1794 he was admitted Vicar-General of the Diocese of Cloyne and he held that position for a record period of 46 years. He died at his Cloyne residence on 6 Dec 1840 and was buried 3 days later in the Hingston vault beneath the floor of Cloyne Cathedral alongside his wife, four children and three grandchidlren who had predeceased him. He married ANNE HODNETT, daughter of Rev William (JP, AB, 1714-1782). She died 5 Feb 1827.

His memorial tablet, which has a prominent place on the wall in Cloyne Cathedral, reads "Sacred to the memory of Revd James Hingston, LLD, Vicar General of the Diocese of Cloyne, and Rector and Vicar of the Parish of Aghabullogue, Eminently distinguished during a long life for unaffected piety, extensive benevolence, hospitality, no less than for classical and legal attainments, and universally admitted integrity and impartiality. He fell asleep in Jesus6 Dec 1840 in the 85 Year of his Age. The state of this Cathedral attests the faithfulness with which he discharged the duties of Oeconomus to the Dean and Chpater for 40 Years, and the fact of no appeal having been made from his decisions as Judge of the Consistorial Court for half a Century, proves his accurate knowledge of Ecclesiastical Law, the Equity of his Mind; and the Soundness of his Judgement. Erected by his surviving Children and Grandchildren as a small mark of their affection." Below it is a plaque enscribed "Mrs Anne Hingston, his wife died 8 Feb 1827, aged 74. Their children: Richard Thos. Hingston, 87 RIF died of his wounds in Spain, 1809, Rev. W. Hales Hingston, died 23 Jan 1823, Mrs Catherine Anne Rogers, died 16 Dec 1831, Mrs Martha Johnston, died 21 Jan 1831. Their Grandchildren: Thomas Hodnet Johnston, died 21 Jan 1824, James son of Rev. W.H.Hingston, died 20 Dec 1831, James Hingston Rogers, KSF, died 29 July 1810."

Sadly Cloyne Cathedral is probably not in the state in which he left it. It is a bleak building, with no seats and apparently little used. The extensive churchyard, which is covered with tombs, had been treated (when I visited in the summer of 2010) with weedkiller, and was devoid of any greenery. The children of James Hingston and Anne were:

19. Rev JOHN HINGSTON (211 in WEH) was born 3 Aug 1761 in Kilshannig, the 4th and youngest son of 8. James Hingston and Katherine (Murdoch). Admitted in Jan 1779 to Trinity College, Dublin where he graduated BA in 1783. He was licensed to the Curacy of Kilbragan, Bandon, in May 1785. He was Rector of Leighmoney (Lefinny) from Oct 1796 until his death in 1799, aged 37 years. He married, in 1784, ALICIA BERNARD, daughter of Arthur Bernard of Palace Ann, of the family of Bernard, Earls of Bandon. The children of John Hingston and Alicia Bernard were:-

Generation No. 6

56. STEPHEN SPENCER COMPTON HINGSTON was born in about 1774 in Bandon, the son of 9. Benezer Murdoch Hingston and Priscilla, (Described by RH as the second son) and resided in the City of Cork. The following details are all from the PCMH/RGH tree. He married, in about 1825 in Cork, ANNE HAYES, who had been born in about 1805. He died in about 1839. It is believed that he was known as Spencer - several sources omit "Stephen". Spencer and Anne had issue:- 50. Major JAMES HINGSTON (219 in WEH) was the son of 9. Benezer Murdoch Hingston and Priscilla, probably born ~1779. There are various pieces of information about him, including from PCMH and WEH. Ensign 83rd Regt (aka County of Dublin Regiment) 9 May 9 1805 by George III, Lieut 1st Royal Regt of Foot (aka Royal Scots) 2 Apr 1807. Both the 83rd and Royal Scots fought in the Peninsular War. After the Napoleonic Wars he seems to have joined the Royal African Colonial Corps. He was a Captain there in Sep 1824 and WEH says that he was wounded at the battle of "Indowah" Ashantee 1826 (probably the Battle of Dodowa, also known as Katamanso in the First Ashanti War in 1826 - CJB), while fighting at the head of his troops he received 32 wounds before he fell. In 1828 he took over as Commandant and Lieut Governor of Cape Coast Castle, on a Commission signed by George IV d [presumably dated] 1828. Cape Coast Castle (in what is now Ghana) had been one of the stations from which slaves were shipped to the New World but the Slave trade had been abolished in 1807 and the Royal Navy was actively involved in suppressing the African Slave Trade at this time, even though slavery itself was not abolished until 1833. he was appointed Major Royal African Colonial Corps 26 Jul 1831. The Major seems to have been the senior officer in the Corps but he seems to have been promoted Lieut Col in 1836 before he returned to the UK. He supposedly died in 1837 or 1838, possibly at Gravesend - [There is a James Hingston listed in FreeBMD who died at St Pancras, London in 1837 which may be him.]

It may be possible to piee together more details of his service from official papers.

James and Jane had Issue:

95. CLAYTON LOVE HINGSTON (1780-) (221 in WEH) was born at Glendore, the son of 9. Benezer Murdoch Hingston and Priscilla. He was appointed by the Duke of Wellington then Premier to be Comptroller of Customs for Newport and Westport in the County of Mayo; on 29 May 1817 at Bandon he married his cousin MARY ANN BERNARD HINGSTON, daughter of 19. John Hingston, Rector of Lefany, co Cork. She died without issue. According to WEH he then married BEDELIA FITZMAURICE, daughter of Squire Fitzmaurice of Shoreham Esq and by her left three sons and two daughters all now (1903) living in America.;Mr Hingston and died at Peafield House, Ballinadee, near Bandon Co Cork 3 Jul 1871.

The children of Clayton and Bedelia were:

31. JAMES HINGSTON 1780-1851. He was born about 1782 in Rathcormac, Co. Cork (RWG), the son of 18. Rev James Hungston and Anne Hodnett. Ordained Deacon in August 1806 and Priest in September 1807, both at Cloyne. Curate of Aghabullage 1806 and of Aghada 1807-1810. Rector of Kilnemartery 1810-25; of Clonmult 1825-36 and of Youghal 1828-36. He succeded his father as Rector of Whitechurch 1836-51. He died 23 Jan 1851 and was buried at Cloyne Cathedral. On 14 Jul 1812 at Brade Church he married LUCINDA BECHER, who had been born c. 1792, the daughter of Richard Hedges Becher of Hollybrook, Co. Cork, and his second wife Mary Alleyne of Ballyduvane. At the time of his marriage, a newspaper described James as Prebend of Cooleney in the Diocese of Cloyne. Lucinda died 16 Jan 1855. His memorial in Cloyne Cathedral is on the wall opposite that of his father. "Sacred to the Memory of the Revd. James Hingston MA, Rector and Vicar of Whitechurch, Diocese of Cloyne, who departed this llife January 23rd 1851, Aged 67, Also of Lucinda his wife who died August 2nd 1848 aged 55. They lived together for several years in uninterrupted conjugal affection and trusting only in the freeness and fulness of God's grace pleading only blood merits and prevailing intercession of the Lord Jesus Christ they were kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation, and in their conduct, conversation, and course through life were enabled to glorify his holy name, and to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things and when summoned hence away they gently fell asleep restng securely on the bosom of everlasting Love. 'Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints!' This monument is erected by their children as a small mark of their love." The children of James and Lucinda were:-

So a brother and sister married their first cousins, also a sister and brother. These families are written up in Burkes; the information here has been supplied to me by Jenny Stiles <jstiles@optusnet.com.au> who is compiling a Becher family tree.

32. WILLIAM HALES HINGSTON was born 30 Jan 1786 in Inniscarra, Co. Cork, the son of 18. Rev James Hingston and Anne Hodnett. Ordained Deacon January 1810 and Priest in Feb 1811, both at Cork. He was Curate of Cloyne Cathedral 1811-16, prebend of Lackeen 1816-19 and Prebend of Coole 1819-23. He died 23 Jan 1823 and was buried at Cloyne Cathedral. He married 11 Apr 1812 in Cloyne, ANNE COTTER, daughter of Rev George Sackville Cotter. They had issue three surviving daughters and two sons,

70. JAMES BERNARD HINGSTON . Born c. 1790 in Bandon, Co Cork, the son of 19. James Hingston and Alicia Bernard and died c.1861 in Trafalgar, Halton, Ontario (west of Toronto). Commissioned as an Ensign in the 84th Regiment of Foot in 19 Sep 1809, Lieut 22 Oct 1813, Discharged from the service Mar 1816 (presumably when the Napoleonic Wars were over - discharged does not imply any disgrace, simply that he was no longer paid). In 1819 in Bandon he married ELIZABETH MILLER who had been born there c.1796. There is information about JBH in the Archives of Ontario. Teacher Superannuation Files - 1820-1919 Series RG 2-114. It seems that the family went to Canada in 1831 and began teaching shortly thereafter at Munn's School in Trafalgar Township, now in Halton County, west of Toronto. He was also a farmer and was recorded as such in 1841, 1851 and 1861. His file contains letters and documents attesting to his character, teaching history and health. The earliest letter is dated 31 December 1846 and was written by P. Thornton, County Superintendent of Common Schools for Gore District: "I hereby certify that the bearer, Mr. James B. Hingston, a Protestant, having applied for a certificate of qualification to teach a Common School, and having produced satisfactory evidence of correct moral character, was taken on trial by me, and upon examination was found qualified to teach English, Reading and Grammar, Writing, Arithmetic and Geography and is hereby authorized to teach in the District." D. Fraser's letter of 24 January 1851 mentions Hingston's "solid attainments as a scholar, and his paternal manner in the government of children." W. Willoughby, Wesleyan Minister, wrote on 12 May 1852 that Hingston was "a steady, upright and honest man, and of unblemished moral character .... He possesses excellent educational qualifications as a Teacher, and is generally esteemed for the kindness and urbanity of his manners." He taught at other schools in Trafalgar and Esquesing townships and retired at age sixty-three in 1855 (which implies he was born in 1792), after twenty-four years of teaching. Munn's School was established in 1809 on the farm of Daniel Munn, the original building being a log structure which also served as a church. In February 1856 he submitted his application "to be admitted on the superannuated list as a worn out Teacher." His medical certificate stated that he was affected with "chronic rheumatism, as well also with a long-standing affection of his liver, which ailments together with advanced age, having attained to between 60 & 70 years, have rendered him incapacitated from effectively discharging the duties of a teacher or obtaining his livelihood by any other means." His superannuation was payable in January 1857. In 1871 Elizabeth Hingston, widow, age 70, was living with her son Francis Hingston and his family in Trafalgar Township. She died on 14 Jan 1873; according to her death registration she was 70 years of age, a widow, farmer's wife, born Bandon, County Cork, Ireland. Cause of death was bronchitis and senility. If her age at death is correct she was born c. 1803 and only 16 when she married. James and Elizabeth had issue:-

Generation No. 7

68. JAMES LOVE HINGSTON was born 1826 in Cork, the son of 56. Stephen Spencer Compton Hingston and Anne Hayes. He must have emigrated to Australia because on 13 Mar 1867 at All Saints Church, St Kilda, Adelaide, he married JANE SARAH YOUNG who had been born c. 1843 in Adelaide. He died 1894 in Melbourne East, she died 1917 in Collingwood, Victoria. James and Jane had issue:-


52. CLAYTON SAMUEL HEXT HINGSTON was the son of 50. Major James Hingston and June O'Mahoney. According to PCMH the Army list 1855 shows Ensign 28th June 1838, Lieut 11th Sept 1840, Capt 2nd June 1850 3rd West India Regt m. SELINA LEDEATT. Selina was the daughter of William Eales Ledeatt of Mannings, Antigua, a Member of the Antiguan Assembly, and Eliza Sedgwick, who had married on 5 May 1818 at St Peter’s. See Helene Reade's Nugent web page for more details. They were both members of the original planter families on the island and William had been appointed Captain of Fort James, which had originally been built in the 18th century to protect St John’s Harbour. The family moved into the Fort, where it had been the custom for the Captain to receive a fee of eighteen shillings from each passing vessel and, if the fee was not forthcoming, a swift reminder would be fired across the bow of the ship from one of the cannon on the ramparts, many of which are still in situ today. Selina was the 7th of their 8 children. The couple's third child, Louise, who was named after one of Selina’s sisters, was born in the spring of 1854 but, both Selina and the child succumbed to Yellow Fever Selina was only 23. Epidemics of Yellow Fever periodically swept through the Caribbean and Central America.  It is carried by mosquitoes and affects the liver and kidneys and was the commonest cause of death amongst servic personnel in the Caribbean. Selina and Louisa are buried together in the Military Cemetery at Up-Park Camp, Kingston, Jamaica, where the inscription upon their grave reads:” ‘In memory of Selina M. Hingston the beloved wife of Captain Hingston, 3rd West India Regiment.   Died 11th April, 1854 aged 23 and Louisa, her infant child, aged 3 months.’   Clayton died at St. James Westminster in Dec 1857.

Clayton and Selina had issue:

96 CLAYTON LOVE HINGSTON (234 in WEH) Second son of 95. Clayton Hingston and Bedelia, born at Glendore 14 Apr 1852. Graduated in Glasgow as a Veterinary Surgeon and served two years in the 3rd US Cavalry and in 1903 was practicing in Boston. He married on 9 Sep 1885 KATHERINE ANN FORD of Sligo.

Clayton and Katherine had two daughters

59. JAMES HINGSTON , was born 9 Jun 1818 in Kilnemartery, Co Cork, the son of 31. James Hingston and Lucinda Becher. He married 3 Nov 1838 in Blackrock, Co. Cork his cousin MARIA HENRIETTA AMELIA HULL, born c. 1818 at Schull, daughter of Henrietta Becher and Richard Edward Hull of Leamcon Manor, Schull. He died 7 Jul 1873 at Aglish (Calender of Wills); she died 1 Feb 1880 in Aglish. Information about all the descendants of this family from PCMH/RGH.

James and Maria had issue:-

35. Rev. GEORGE SACKVILLE COTTER HINGSTON (241 in WEH) was born 17 Feb 1819 in Cork Ireland the son of 32. William Hales Hingston and Anne Cotter, and died 25 August 1858 in Queenstown Ireland. He entered Trinity College, Dublin on 17 Oct 1834. He married 3 Apr 1841 in Inverkip, Refrewshire, Scotland, ISABELLA RUDKIN who had been born in 1821. She was the daughter of Henry Rudkin and Arabella Cotter, who was the sister of George's mother Anne so George and Isabella were first cousins. In 1856 George was appointed Vicar of Queenstown Ireland. George died 25 Aug 1858 at Baggot St in Dublin although he was described as being of Queenstown in Co. Cork. He left effects less than £2000.

Isabella had performed on the Irish Harp to audiences in Ireland and England and was known as "The Infant Lyra". The Examiner, London March 14th 1825 carried the following story:- "The Infant Lyra - Walking the other day into Pall-mall, we overtook a musical friend on his way to hear what he called the "Infant Lyra," a child only four years of age, and who had been represented as a musical prodigy. We are seldom tempted to witness the efforts of precocious genius, but strong entreaty overruled our objection, and we accompanied him to the Apollo Room, the grotesque Chinese embellishments of which formed a striking contrast to an elegant group of lovely and intelligent faces assembled to witness the performance. About half-past three o'clock, the parents introduced their infant prodigy, and our objections to prodigies were for a time lost in admiration of the pretty and interesting features of the child. A harp of small dimensions was then placed before her, and instead of the insipid monotony which might have been expected from an infant only four years old, we were surprised to hear a variety of National Airs, English, Irish, and Scottish, uniting the bold, the lively, and the pathetic, played with a neatness of execution, energy of feeling, and vivacity of manner, that surprised us. Never before were we so strongly impressed with the idea of the predominance of original genius. Great pains must have been taken to tutor so young a child' in the mere manual operation; but severe discipline could not have produced all the effect we witnessed, had not the God of Music set his seal upon her; and the playfulness and simplicity of her manner evinced that little coercion had been used. She played with the harp as she would play with a doll; and, as far as expression was concerned, in our judgment, struck the chords with an energy and feeling more true to nature, than most of the regular grown-up Sisters of the Lyre".

She also took part in two concerts with Liszt (then aged 12) at the Theatre Royal, Manchester, on the 2nd and 4th of August [1824], where she was described as "the other chief attraction being 'The Infant Lyra,' a prodigy harpist 'not four years old,' and nine years younger than the juvenile Hungarian pianist." The programme included 'an extempore fantasia on Erard's new patent grand pianoforte of seven octaves by Master Liszt, who will respectfully request a written thema from any person present.' The advertisement of the second concert included the following: "MASTER LISZT being about to return to the Continent, where he is eagerly expected in consequence of his astonishing talents, and the INFANT LYRA being on her way to London, the only opportunity which can occur for the inhabitants of Manchester to hear them has been seized by Mr. Ward; and to afford every possible advantage to the Voices and Instruments, he has so constructed the Orchestra, that the HARP, and PIANO-FORTE will be satisfactorily heard in every part of the house." She performed such popular songs as "Jessie, the Flw'r o'Dumblane," "Fresh and Strong the Breezes Blowing," and "My Love is but a Lassie yet." In addition, she played a "Grand Introductory March to the Air of 'St. Patrick's Day,' with Variations," as well as the "Grand Introduction and Variations to 'Roy's Wife.'"' Liszt, performing a set of Variations with orchestral accompaniment by Czerny and an "Extempore Fantasia" on a written theme he requested from the audience, was greatly outshone. See Sheldon, V.R. ‘Franz Liszt and the Harp’

A Manchester newspaper recounts the sensation caused by this tiny musician. [When the Infant Lyra walked on the platform] she dropped a little short curtsey and kissed her hand to the smiling audience; and then climbed up to her chair, beside which stood a harp of a small size, but twice as big as herself Her performance exhibited a proficiency which, in one who has not been in existence more than the time that might be required to learn, was surprising. The simple airs were given not merely with accuracy, but with feeling; and, though the physical exertion which was required to strike many chords afforded some amusement, the easier movements were elegantly executed, and the soft notes fell with a liquid sweetness from her tiny fingers. The whole performance gave the highest satisfaction.

It seems that George crossed swords with Fr. John Russell, the catholic parish priest of Cloyne in the 1840’s, who was himself a prominent and sometimes controversial figure and a staunch defender and protector of the Catholic faith and its followers. He was a prolific and colourful letter-writer; he wrote to the Cork Examiner and Cork Constitution newspapers in October 1848 when he took issue with the local Protestant curate of Ballycotton, the Rev. George Hingston whom he accused of proselytism; i.e., of bribing hungry children with food to attend Protestant schools.

After George died, Isabella married George Rainy (probably in Mar Qtr 1860 at St George's, Hanover Square, London), as his third wife. He was then 70. He was a partner in Sandbach Tinne, a Liverpool company, who were involved in sugar production (and hence the slave trade) on the Demerera River in British Guiana and he had also been involved (as a landlord) in the Highland Clearances. He died in 1863. Note that Isabella's daughter by her first husband gave the name Rainey to one of her children.

There is some uncertainty about the children of George and Isabella. The information for George and the descendants of his first three children is from Grant Bertrand <tyjem@bigpond.com> (GB). The existence of two children is inferred from burial records in Queensland found by Heather Chapman <chapman.h@telstra.com> (HC) and other information comes from the (PCMH/RGH) tree. WEH lists 10 children but not John. It is possible that they are all correct and that each source has only part of the information. It is not helped by the fact that the family moved around - some children were born in Ireland, some in England and some in Australia. There are also discrepancies between some family memories and descriptions of what happened to the children as described by WEH, but it is also evident that he was in contact with some at least of the children in about 1903. There is a need to check detailed records if available. If anyone can give definitive dates for any of these events please let me know.

The children of George and Isabella are believed to include:

Generation No. 8

69. CHARLES LOVE HINGSTON was born 1872 in Brighton, Victoria, the son of 68. James Love Hingston and Jane Sarah Young. In 1891 he married LILLIAN ARMSTRONG. Charles and Lilian had the following children:- 54. CLAYTON WILLIAM JAMES HINGSTON was born 18 May 1849 in Sandhurst, Kent, the son of 52. Clayton Samuel Hext Hingston and Selina Ledeatt. According to PCMH he was Colonel I.A. [Indian Army?] Ensign 1863 Wilts Regt Retired 1898, buried at Mylor, Cornwall, m. MARY CLEMENTINA GRAY daughter of Prof David Gray [BMD: Clayton died in Falmouth 29 Jul 1905 age 56; in the Index to Bengal Marriages, Oriental and India Office Collection, British Library, Vol. 150 Folio 83 he married M.C. Gray in Bengal, India in 1874; 1861 UK census: age 11, born in the West Indies, living in Gravesend, Kent; 1901 UK census: living in Lambeth, London with wife and 5 children (RG13/437 Folio 94 Pg 23); Clayton is age 51, Head of the household, born in the West Indies, Colonel Indian Staff; Mary is age 48, wife, born in Scotland.] Mary died 16 Dec 1925 in Cornwall. Clayton and Mary had issue: 65. JAMES RICHARD WILLIAM HINGSTON (268 in WEH), born 16 Mar 1856 in Aglish, the son of 59. James Hingston and Maria Hull; he married early in 1883 KATHERINE SWEENY. According to RGH's letter, she was his father's cook, and because of this disgrace he was disinherited and expelled from the country; he fled to the U.S.A, and subsequently obtained a prominent position on the editorial staff of the New York Times. James died 17 Mar 1911 in Ellenville, NY, USA. There is a memorandum amongst WEH's papers from him listing his family

James and Catherine had two children:-

57. RICHARD EDWARD HULL HINGSTON , born 24 Oct 1859 in Aglish, the son of 59. James Hingston and Maria Hull; he married 25 Sep 1883 in Blackrock, Co. Cork FRANCIS SANDIFORD. She had been born c. 1855 in Blackrock d. of D. L. Sandiford of Ballinlough, co. Cork, and died 20 May 1947 in Monkstown, Co. Cork. The family moved to London in about 1887. He died 28 Mar 1924 in London. Some information about this family from Stuart Eagles <stuarteagles@hotmail.com>

Richard and Frances had issue:-

71. THOMAS HODNETT HINGSTON was born 1849 in Cork, the son of 35. George Sackville Cotter Hingston and Isabella Rudkin and died 5 Jan 1887 in Cleveland, Queensland. He married Sep Qtr 1872 at Pancras, London (FreeBMD) EMILY SARAH BARRATT (born 1847, died 5 Oct 1919 in Queensland). (He is 281 in WEH who says that he was born 10 Apr 1848 and died without issue 1886.)

Thomas and Emily had issue:-

72. RICHARD HINGSTON was born 1855 in Ballycotton, Co Cork, the son of 35. George Sackville Cotter Hingston and Isabella Rudkin. According to Bev Parkes <parkesb@ozemail.com.au>, who is a great grand-daughter of Richard, he was married twice but was divorced from his first wife.

Richard married ELLEN MARIA MORTON on 23 Nov 1876 at Canterbury, New Zealand (Bev has a copy of marriage cert from Divorce Papers.) They had 4 children,  the first born in NZ; Richard and Ellen lived together for a year in NZ but he then went to Queensland.  Ellen followed him one year later. They lived together for abt 3 years in Mount Walker Qld  where another child was born. They then went to live in London and remained in England for 3 years where they had another child before returning to live as a family at Three Mile Creek at Ipswich Queensland where they had their fourth child.  Ellen started to file for divorce from Richard abt 1885 and the Decree Nisi was awarded 26 Novr 1888. The separation and divorce were acrimonious. (Trove & Divorce papers).

Richard was 33 at the time of his marriage on 27 Nov 1888 (the day after the divorce was finalised) at the Presbyterian Church, Fortitude Valley, Queensland he married ANNIE LOUISA COTTAM; she was a teacher in Brisbane who had been born 1866 in Toowong, Queensland. He died by drowning in Queensland 15 Oct 1897, where he is mistakenly listed as Kingston in the Toowong cemetary records. Annie died 1932 in Penrith, NSW.

Richard is 286 in WEH who has a conflicting version. WEH says he was born at Queenstown 14 Feb 1855 and agrees with the names of his wife and children (although he lists one more than are shown elsewhere) but says he went to Sydney New South Wales. He says Richard was thrown from his horse and struck on the top of his head about six years ago (1896) which has resulted in his total blindness at this writing (1903) in 1902. He, with his family, returned to England and are now on a small farm near London in Essex. The following are a few lines he wrote upon his sight failing him. Lines written on failing eyesight // E'en tho' the shadow nears day by day / And steals apace to veil those eyes that know / A world so fair with violets mid their due / The laughing sweetness of the breath of May // And hide each bloom along my rugged way / That let my path beneath the closing blue / Wherein no star may shine to lead me thro' / Or guide my slumberous wandrings lest they stray // A chastened murmur thro' the stillness rings / In rays divine, and visions that may be / To brighten on thro' darkness still it beams / Aye clear and clearer for the shade that stings / Thro' those wan hours by Times long rolling Sea / Sound chords that tend to light beyond these dreams. It is fairly clear that WEH was in contact with Richard but is this the right Richard? There is a Hingston family who farm at Thaxted in Essex who I believe came back from Australia and say they are descended from a John Hingston (1876-1961) who married a Constance Mullins (1879-1968). I believe this is the family referred to by WEH but the details don't match. There is a something wrong here but I don't know what.

The children of Richard and Ellen were:-

Richard and Annie had issue:-

73. GEORGE WILLIAM DARROCK HINGSTON (278 in WEH) born 14 Feb 1842 (WEH) in Co Cork, the son of 35. George Sackville Cotter Hingston and Isabella Rudkin. He married 14 Jul 1864 (not in FreeBMD) ANNIE L WRIGHT who had been born 1841 in Cork. Graduated M.A. at Trinity College Dublin. He was Rector of Farnborough. (This is probably Farnborough, Kent, near Bromley judging by FreeBMD entries for some of the children, rather than Farnborough in Hampshire) Died 30 July 1884. George and Annie had issue:- 36. JOHN HINGSTON the son of 35. George Sackville Cotter Hingston and Isabella Rudkin. He married ANN. (Note that John and his family are not shown in the PCMH/RGH tree or in WEH but there is evidence that his descendants existed. But I have doubts about two of the entries below.)

Children of JOHN HINGSTON and ANN are:

Generation No. 9

66. JAMES HENRY HINGSTON was born 28 Nov 1884 in Blackrock, Co. Cork, the son of 57. Richard Edward Hull Hingston and Frances Sandiford; he married 1 Oct 1918 in Ireland JANE POPHAM HOSFORD, b c. 1898 in Scortamore, Bandon, Co. Cork. He died 6 Nov 1954 in Cork. James was presumably the last Hingston owner of Aglish, which after Irish independence passed to th Irish Land Commission.

James and Jane had two children:-

67. HENRY SANDIFORD HINGSTON was born 27 Nov 1885 in Ireland, the son of 57. Richard Edward Hull Hingston and Frances Sandiford; he married 29 Jan 1920 in London, ESWYN NASH PALMER who had been born c. 1898 in Dymchurch, Tooting, Surrey. He died 17 Apr 1956 in London.

Henry and Eswyn had two children:-

58. Major RICHARD WILLIAM GEORGE HINGSTON was born 17 Jan 1887 (RGH says in Blackrock, Co. Cork but his birth appears to have been registered at St Olave in London (FreeBMD). He was the son of 57. Richard Edward Hull Hingston and Frances Sandiford; on 16 Nov 1926 in London he married MARY SIGGINS KENNEDY who had been born 18 Sep 1900 in Ashford, Middlesex. He died 5 Aug 1966 in Passage West, Co Cork; she died 29 Jan 1980 in Union Hall, Co Cork.

A web site about the ill-fated 1924 Everest expedition, which claimed the life of Mallory, reports :- Major Richard William George Hingston was not a mountaineer by profession but rather a doctor and naturalist who served as the Medical Officer for the 1924 Third British Expedition to Everest. Despite his lack of official climbing skills Hingston was able to come to the aid of Norton at Camp IV when Norton was struck by snow blindness. (This item was originally placed in Odds and Ends No 55). Many of RWGH's papers and photographs are now available online at Trinity College Dublin (search for Hingston), including his private diary of the Everest Expedition. (Page 94 onwards describes his rescue of Norton, and of course the later pages describe the slow realistaion that Mallory and Irvine have been lost on the mountain). There are also diaries of his other expeditions.

His obituary from Who Was Who said:- Major. Surgeon-naturalist and author. Born 1887, son of Rev R.E.H.Hingston of Felhampton, Merton, married 1926 Mary Siggins Kennedy of Ashford, Middlesex, one son two daughters. University College, Cork.

A website carries the following biography of him:-

"He spent his early life in the family home at Horsehead in Passage West, County Cork, then was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and at University College Cork. Hingston graduated from the National University of Ireland with first-class honours in 1910 and almost immediately passed into the Indian Medical Service by examination.

In 1913 he was seconded from military duty and took part as a naturalist in the Indo-Russian Pamir triangulation expedition. He subsequently went on war service and saw action in East Africa, France and Mesopotamia. In 1920 he published a book detailing travels in the Himalayan valley of Hazara, in what is now Pakistan, entitled A Naturalist in Himalaya. He was elected to the Royal Geographical Society in 1922. In 1924 he was appointed medical officer and naturalist to the Mount Everest Expedition, although he was not a mountaineer by profession but rather a doctor and naturalist. He collected many specimens that were given to the Natural History Museum in London and later wrote Physiological Difficulties in the Ascent of Mount Everest, published in The Alpine Journal (1925). Despite his lack of official climbing skills, Dr. Hingston was able to come to the aid of Edward Norton at Camp IV when Norton was struck by snow blindness.

From 1925 till 1927, he acted as surgeon-naturalist to the Marine Survey of India on H.I.M.S. Investigator, a post which provided rich fields of scientific treasure for several Indian Medical Service officers. Hingston retired from the Indian Medical Service on pension in 1927, and went to Greenland as second in command of the Oxford University expedition to that territory. In the following year, he took command of an expedition sent by the same university to British Guiana. A Naturalist in British Guiana Forests appeared in 1932. He subsequently undertook a mission to Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika to investigate the methods of preserving the indigenous fauna. As a result of the investigation he wrote Proposed British National Parks for Africa, a paper read at the Evening Meeting of the Geographical Society on 9 March 1931 and later published in the Geographical Journal. Hingston stressed the necessity of creating National Parks, to protect the endangered fauna. He proposed locations and solutions how to deal with difficulties and problems arising.

He was recalled to military duty in India in 1939, and remained there until 1946. After the Second World War Major Hingston retired to his home in Southern Ireland. In his later years, he was severely handicapped by arthritis, which he bore with great stamina. A born naturalist and philosopher, with an attractive personality, Hingston was a credit to the great service to which he belonged, and although, unlike his contemporaries Sinton and Shortt, he never gained admission to the Royal Society, his vast range of knowledge in the biological field and his sterling achievements were widely admired."

Richard and Mary had three children:-

98. GEORGE HENRY HINGSTON (289 in WEH) was born 30 Jul 1867 in Farnborough, Kent, the son of 73. George William Darrock Hingston and his wife Annie Wright. He married FLORENCE ALICE KÖHLER of Herne Hill, London on 14 Apr 1891 at Lambeth Register Office; they were both living at 1 Milton Road, Herne Hill. George described himself as being "of independent means". Her father was Augustus Kohler (deceased) Professor of Music, and the witnesses were W.B.Hingston and Annie Hingston (presumably George's brother and sister). Florence's grandfather had established the firm ‘Kohler and Son’ who were musical instrument manufacturers based in Covent Garden, specialising in brass wind instruments. George and Florence emigrated to America where he worked for a large liquor firm in Louisville, Kentucky, from which he was preparing to move to Buffalo when he was taken ill with pneumonia and died after three days on the 11 Jun 1898, leaving his wife with one child. Florence and the child returned to London where, on 21 Jan 1905, she married a second time to Arthur James Tadman, a bank clerk, who also was a widower, in Trust Hill, Yiewsley (Yiewsley is in West London - I can't find Trust Hill but there is a Trout Road). Florence Alice Tadman was buried in 1938 aged 71 in All Saints Church, Warlingham.

The only child of George and Florence was:-

99. (RICHARD) WILLIAM BEAUMONT HINGSTON born 28 Feb 1871 in Bromley Common, Kent, the son of 73. George William Darrock Hingston and his wife Annie Wright. The early records do not show the name Richard, but he seems to have added it after he moved to Australia. He married Jun Qtr 1895, CLARA WILLIAMS (nee PLAYER) of Dulwich, London. Clara was the daughter of Jacob Player of Combe St. Nicholas Somerset; she was born in Bishop's Wood and baptised at St. Leonard's Otterford Parish on February 28th 1869. She probably married Joseph Williams in Mar Qtr 1891 at St George's, Hanover Square but he died in early 1894 age 43. She and William (as he was still calling himself) had one child in London but then emigrated to Australia. 

In Australia he seems to have adopted the first name Richard, and he claimed to have studied medicine at the London Hospital, but on at least two occasions he was charged with falsely representing himself as a qualified medical practitioner. It is not clear whether he actually studied medicine in London. In 1902, at the Redfern Police Court in New South Wales he was fined £50. He stated that he was awarded the degree of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1895 and that he had practiced in England for some time before coming out to Australia on the steamer Oriana, on which voyage some of his possessions, including his certificate, hasd been destroyed in a fire, and that he could not replace it unless he went back to London, which he could not afford to do. The court was told that he was not listed as being amongst the holders of an MRCS, so when he applied to be registered in Australia he was turned down. His crime was discovered because he signed a death certificate and used the letters MRCS. He seems to have continued in the same way, because in 1926 he again had to explain to the Coroners Court in Sydney that he was not registered, although he had been practising as a doctor for 31 years. Finally, in 1947, "The Truth" in Sydney reported that he was still practising as a Homeopothist and Neuropathologist. He was again fined £50 for both obtaining and giving to patients morphine acetate.

Clara died in Darlinghurst and was buried at Rockwood Cemetery on 3 Aug 1922.  That is just outside of Sydney. It seems likely that he then married EILEEN AGNES RANCLOUD who had been born in 1888. She died in 1973, age 85. It is not known whether they had any children.

The children of Richard William Beaumont and Clara Hingston were:-

WBH is listed by WEH, where he is #290, but he is shown there as dying in Liverpool, when if fact it was the eldest son who died.

74. ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL EDWARD HINGSTON (291 in WEH) was born 18 Aug 1879 in Farnborough, Kent, the son of 73. George Willaim Darrock Hingston and Annie and died 1919 in Randwick, NSW. He married 1899 in Sydney, NSW, ELIZABETH BURNS who had been born c 1879.

Archibald and Elizabeth had issue:-


HNB - Descendants of Lt Col Samuel Hingston (~1775-1830)


Generation No. 1

10. Lt. Col. SAMUEL JAMES HINGSTON. Samuel James died on 21 Nov 1830. Samuel is No 701 in Vine. There is considerable doubt about Samuel's ancestry. Vine says that he was the youngest son of James 206 and Catherine 2024; born at Cloyne, Ireland 1775 but if that refers to 8. James and Catherine (Murdoch) it is about a generation too early; King's record shows him as born on 1 Nov 1775 in Freehold, NJ, USA, the son of 9. Benezer Murdoch Hingston. If King is correct he went back to Ireland with his parents when they fled after the revolutionary war, during which they had been loyalists. Stan Hingston says he was the brother of 81. Freke Hingston who was married to Catherine Vickery. There is a conflict which should be resolved, although as indicated in the discussion above King's interpretation seems to be the most logical.

A detailed discussion about the uncertainty about SJH's ancestry has been provided by Ray Perrault. I am grateful to him for his contribution. Some of the subsequent entries here have been modified as a result of the details he has provided. If Samuel was the son of 9. Benezer as supposed he would have been born in New Jersey but then would have gone to Ireland when his father was expelled as a Loyalist after the War of Independence. This presumably would have left him no friend of the US and his subsequent career as a defender of Canada against incursions from the south can be understood. Married [Vine] WINIFRED CAVINDISH (or CAVENDISH) of County Cavin, Ireland, 1797 (according to Vine). However, Alan Hustak in his biography of Sir William Hingston said that they married against her parents wishes on 25 Feb 1801 in Dublin. Apparently the Cavindishes were a prominent Catholic family from Dublin and disapproved of her marrying a Protestant. He had by her three (surviving) children -

He seems to have started his military career as an officer in the Irish Volunteers, with service in Royal Irish Regiment of Artillery. His unit sailed to Canada in 1805 and during the War of 1812 he participated in the shelling of Buffalo, NY (17-3-1813). [B. Winn, 1995] joined 100th Prince Regent's Company of Dublin Regiment, probably in Ireland, possibly at its inception; known to have been at the Battle of Lundy's Lane (Niagara Region), where he was wounded. Discharged at Montreal. The 100th was raised in 1805 and with few exceptions its officers and men were Irish. It was on the fighting line at Sacketts Harbour, Plattsburgh, Chippawa, Fort Niagara (Grenadier Corps) and Fort Erie (assault). It was renumbered the 99th in 1816 and then disbanded at Chatham in 1818. SJH received no pension, possibly receiving a land grant instead. [Army Lists, 1810-20] Adjutant for 100th Regiment of Foot and Ensign, 4-1-1810; Lieutenant attached to 99th of Foot 15-5-1813; half-pay 25-9-1818. He was in command of the infantry in Port Erie, Canada, when they bombarded the then village of Buffalo and Fort on the 17th March 1813. Some of the shells fell short, and, falling in the Niagara River, two of them, a six and a ten inch, were dug up by Hingston and Wood's dredge, then in charge of W.E. Hingston, the compiler of the Vine tree, on the 22nd of June, 1889, 76 years afterwards, and are now in his possession. Lieut. Hingston distinguished himself and earned his promotion at the Battle of Chippawa, near Niagara Falls, where he was wounded in the forehead and in the groin, 5 July, 1814. The British loss that day was 138 killed and 365 wounded. When the regiment was disbanded some time afterwards, he chose a very pretty place near Huntingdon, on the Chateauguay river. There he organized the Militia Force, Lord Dalhousie giving him command of the County of Huntingdon, and subsequently Sir James Kempt gave him Colonelcy of the whole County of Beauhamoes (Beauharnois?). He continued, to the end of his life, in 1830, to be lame from the wound he received at Chippawa. [Vine] 1825 Census shows 7 members of Hingston household: 2 single men 18-25 (Samuel Jr and Thomas), 1 married man older than 40 (Samuel Sr), 1 woman under 14 (Eleanor Jr), 2 single women under 45 (Sarah and one other: a maid?) and one married woman under 45 (Eleanor Sr) From Memorandum from NAC: The published "Army Lists", 1810-20, contain the following: (1) on 4 -1-1810, he was assigned as Adjutant for the 100th Regiment of Foot. He attained the rank of Enseign in the Army the same day. (2) on 15-5-1813, he became a Lieutenant attached to the 99th Regiment of Foot (3) He was placed on half pay (pension) on 25-9-1818. British Military and Naval Records "C" Series (R G 8 I) show about 50 references to SJH. Index is on reel C-11822. Land petitions in Upper Canada (1834, Reel C-2053) and Lower Canada (1822-40, C-2511; 1826, C-2560; 1827-35 C-2533; 1826-30, C-2533; 1835, C-2495) On 11 Apr 1815 when Samuel James was 39, he married (MARY) ELEANOR MCGRATH, at St Gabriel St Presbyterian Church in Montreal, Quebec. Eleanor was born in Montreal on 25 Jan 1791, the daughter of Owen McGrath, a blacksmith, and Marguerite Carey/Garey. Apparently it was agreed that the children of his first wife would be brought up as Protestants but his children with Eleanor would be brought up as Catholics. Eleanor had been hired as a housekeeper to look after his children after his first wife died (according to Hustak). She was buried on 6 Oct 1866 in Montreal, when she was declared to have been 77. Samuel and Eleanor had the following children: The following description appears in Robert Sellar's book The history of the County of Huntingdon and the Seigniories of Chateuagay & Beauharnois "Major Hingston, so styled from his command in the militia, was an Irish Protestant, and had risen from the ranks to be adjutant in the 100th regt., which served in Ontario during the war of 1812. Hingston was in all the fighting on the Niagara peninsula. At Lundy's Lane he was struck by a spent bullet on the forehead and at other engagements had received injuries, he counting 7 wounds. He had twice married Catholics. After his second marriage he sought to leave Montreal for the country, and visited Huntingdon, with which he had some acquaintance from having hunted through it, selected lots 30 and 31, 5th range, and moved in 1824. He lived an easy if rude life, spending most of his time hunting and fishing, and adapting himself to backwoods' habits. Two years after coming, he lost a son under shocking circumstances. On the bank of Oak creek the potash-kettle had been placed, and the young man left with it to keep up the fire all night to boil down the lye. He feIl asleep on the slope above, and awaking suddenly, turned, and thrust his legs into the hot lye. He died the foIlowing day. [It is assumed here that this is Samuel, son of his first marriage - there is no other child we know of who is not accounted for elsewhere.] On the reorganization of the militia in 1827 Hingston was appointed major of the 4th battalion, the duties of which were nominal, for all the men were required to do was to muster on the King's birthday, answer to their names, and be treated at the expense of their captains. His militia rank conferred many of the powers of a magistrate. On his death in 1832 he was buried on his lot with military honors, Captain Hudson collecting a firing-party. No stone marks the resting place of the veteran who died a Protestant." Was the son who died Samuel? Samuel's grave is in a small walled enclosure in Elgin Township in Quebec. It has recently been found by Jon Vine <xjj772gvfd@gmail.com> who lives nearby and is interested in Samuel's involvement in the war of 1812. He has sent me a photo of the grave which now has a plaque placed by Harold Ramsey Hingston in 1964.

Sellar also says "[SW Quebec] is a community distinct from every other in the province of Quebec. With the Eastern Townships, with which they are often erroneously classed, the English-speaking settlements of the district of Beauharnois have no affinity. The first settlers of the Eastern Townships were Americans, and between the customs, speech, and habits of their descendants and those of the people who live to the south of them there is no material difference, but they who dwell by the Chateauguay and its tributaries are of Old Country stock, and in character, ways of life, and speech present nearly as striking a contrast to the Americans, who are divided from them by an imaginary boundary-line, as they do to the French Canadians who are found scattered among them and who hem them in to the north and east.”

Generation No. 2

11. THOMAS HINGSTON (703 in Vine). Eldest son of 10. Samuel James Hingston and his first wife Winifred (Cavindish); born Dublin, Ireland, Jun 1802. Was married in Canada, 14 August 1843, to MATHILDE PICARD. Mr Hingston, who was a farmer, died at his home in Athelstan, 2 March 1883. She died 10 March 1881, leaving a large family -

The family seems to have been involved in fighting during the Fenian raids across the border from the United States in 1866 and 1870. In 1855, Canada passed a Militia Act creating cavalry, infantry, and artillery units, made up of volunteer, part-time soldiers. Strained Anglo-American relations during the American Civil War (1861-65) led Britain to send 11,000 troops to protect its North American colonies. Following the Civil War, the Fenian Brotherhood, largely composed of Irish-American veterans, sought to achieve Ireland’s independence from Britain by capturing Canada as a hostage. Between 1866 and 1871, they raided Canadian territory from New Brunswick to Manitoba. During the largest raid, in June 1866 along the Niagara frontier, the Fenians defeated a small Canadian force at Ridgeway. The Fenians returned to the United States before Canadian and British reinforcements arrived. Every other Fenian raid ended in failure, and the movement collapsed after 1871. Robert McGee's book "The Fenian Raids on the Huntingdon Frontier 1866 and 1870" contains the names of approximately 314 men who were on active service during the 1870 invasion, including Sgt. William Hingston and Pvt. Thomas Hingston who were both in the 5th company (raised in Athelstan) of the 50th Battalion Huntingdon Borderers. Both were awarded Fenian Medals. They are presumably both children of 11. Thomas above. A contemporary map of the area is available on the web.

12. Sir WILLIAM HALES HINGSTON (707 in Vine), born at Huntingdon, Canada, 29 June 1829, eldest son of 10. Samuel James Hingston and his second wife Eleanor (McGrath). He is probably the Pierre Guillaume Hingston, age 1 month, son of Samuel Hingston farmer, Huntingdon County & Heleine McGrath his wife, bap 30 Jul 1829, St Joachim Parish, Chateauguay. His father died some 18 months afterwards. He is widely known as W.H. Hingston, M.D., L.R.C.S.E., D.C., LL.D. etc., the most popular and able surgeon in Canada. I believe he died in 1907. He was invited by the American Consul General to go to Washington to assist in consultation with President Garfield's physicians, but he replied that he concurred in the opinion of Drs. Hamilton and Agnew; that there was already a sufficient number of able surgeons attending the wounded President, and that any further meddling might be disastrous. Dr Hingston was twice mayor of Montreal, 1875 and 1876. "The Illustrated Paper of Montreal" of 7 April 1875, has a good likeness of him engrossed from a photo, also a brief sketch of his life, from which I quote the following: "He was sent to a small grammar school in the neighbourhood, kept by a Rev. Mr. Williams, a Church of England clergyman, and afterwards by Mr. (now Sir) John Rose, and subsequently Mr. Anderson. During Mr. Rose's time he obtained the first prize in the Junior class, and during Mr. Anderson's incumbency, the prize among the seniors. Then at 13 he was sent to the Montreal College, where, at the end of the first year he obtained the prize in every branch, carrying three firsts and two seconds, while his chief opponent, the present Superior of the College, obtained the remaining two first and three second. The Rev. Mr. Villineure, one of the masters, often spoke of him as having been at that time full of fun and merriment, "un grand farceur" as he was then termed, and doing anything to create merriment or avoid a quarrel, but when a quarrel was forced upon him, never shrinking from the issue, no matter how uncertain it might appear. He afterwards spent a couple of years in studying pharmacy with R.W. Rexford, when he entered upon the study of medicine at McGill University. He graduated at the end of four years, and immediately left for England. He obtained the Surgeon's diploma of the University of Edinburgh. By the most rigid economy he succeeded in visiting England, Ireland and Scotland, and almost every country in Europe, spending the greater part of his time in hospitals, and bringing back with him diplomas from Scotland, France, Prussia, Austria and Bavaria, one, the membership of the Leopold Academy, purely honory and given only to authors, was the first ever obtained by a Canadian, Sir William Logan and T. Slerry Hunt being the next recipients of the honor. Much of his journeys in Europe were made on foot, an exercise in which he still excels, his travelling companion for the time being young Alexander (now Lord) Shand of Edinburgh and Mr P. Honeymeade of Glasgow. His utter abnigation of self and untiring zeal and benevolence during the cholera season of 1854 has built for him an extensive practice, besides a host of friends. Soon after beginning practice, Mr. Hingston received unsolicited the appointment of Surgeon to the English speaking departments of the Hotel Dieu Hospital. Many of the more difficult and hazardous operations in surgery have been thus introduced by him to the profession in Canada, such as, for instance, excision of the knee joint, removal of the uterus and congenitalia, and acquired deformities, the successful removal of the tongue and lower jaw at the same time, etc. While visiting Europe in 1867 one of his masters, Professor (now Sir) James Simpson, paid a high tribute to Canadian surgeons in the person of Dr. Hingston, by inviting him to perform a surgical operation of difficulty on one of his (Sir James') patients; and on speaking of him a few weeks afterwards in a British medical journal of the time Sir James styles him 'that distinguished American surgeon lately amongst us'. He received the degree of D.C.L. from the University of Lennoxville (Bishop's University) in 1871, and in 1874 he was unanimously elected Governor of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Lower Canada." He was elected mayor of Montreal in 1875 by a very large majority. The same paper quoted above, speaking of it, adds: "The boldness and frankness of the new Mayor's inaugural address was of a character to call forth enconiums from the press generally, the Witness speaking of it as equalling Gladstone's efforts in clothing the dryest material in poetic language." In surgery, Dr. Hingston has probably done as much work as any surgeon in America. When in Europe in 1866 (1886) this fact was recognized by the British Medical Association when electing him an honory member, the President of the Council, Sir Walter Foster, saying, "He is too well known to the members of this Association to require I should say anything regarding him. Dr. Hingston's reputation as a surgeon is not confined to Canada." In July, 1892, Dr. Hingston went to England at the invitation of the British Medical Association to deliver the inaugural address on surgery before that great body. This is the first time Canada, or indeed America, has been so honored. Dr. Hingston married, 16 Sep 1875, MARGARET JOSEPHINE McDONALD, daughter of the Honorable D.A. McDonald, Lieut. Governor of Ontario. The ceremony took place in St. Michael's Church, Toronto, and the reception was held in the Government House. She died in 1936 and there is apparently an obituary in The Montreal Beacon, Nov. 1936. On the Queen's birthday, 1895, Dr. Hingston was created a Knight Batchellor (Bachelor) at the same time as Lewis Morris, the poet, Dr. W. Russell, the war correspondent, Henry Irving, the actor, and Walter Besant, the author. His residence is on the corner of Sherbrooke and Metcalf Sts., Montreal, Canada.

Much of the information about the subsequent history of the family is taken from "The Frasers of Fraserfield" by E.M.Scullion. Sir William and Lady Hingston have issue -

Cornelia Molson <cmolson@covancapital.com> has written:-
Sir William was knighted for his services as Chief Surgeon at the Hotel Dieu Hospital and as Mayor of Montreal. There is a book on his work at the hospital. He had 4 sons. William was Jesuit and was Rector of Loyola College. Donald, my Grandfather, founded St. Mary's Hospital as the English Catholics didn't have a hospital. Harold was grandfather of Bill Hingston <hingston@cyberus.ca> (last surviving descendant carrying name Hingston) and Basil was killed in the War. Donald had 5 daughters all of whom had children so, as I said, there are lots of us but not Hingstons except as middle names. Cornelia Hingston Vaughan Molson. There are records about him at Concordia University Archives, including a photograph. Lucinda Boyd <cindarboyd@mindspring.com> writes that on 20th October 2004 a book by Alan Hustak was published about Sir William Hales Hingston, 1829-1907 (ISBN 1896881483). The book has been commissioned by Brian O'Neal Gallery, a great-grandson of Dr. Hingston, and he has been assisted by Bill Hingston. It is understood that AH had looked at the original Vine Tree documentation, but had dismissed it as containing errors, particularly about the Montreal Hingstons (i.e. Captain Samuel J's family. The book was "launched" at a fundraiser for Canadian Irish Studies Program of Concordia University.

13. SAMUEL JAMES HINGSTON (708 in Vine) Posthumous child of 10. Samuel James Hingston and his second wife Eleanor (McGrath). Born at Hinchinbrooke, 28 June 1831, his father having died December, 1830. He married, 27 November 1856, REBECCA CECILIA TURNEY 2105, of Montreal. Mr. Hingston followed a drygoods or clothing business all his life, and has crossed the Atlantic 27 times to purchase stock, and was for many years senior partner in the firm of Hingston, Coy and Peake, Clothiers, Kansas City, MO. Mrs Hingston died in 1899. Samuel and Rebecca had one son:-

Generation No. 3

14. SAMUEL HINGSTON (709 in Vine) Eldest son of 11. Thomas Hingston and Matilda (Picard). Born at Athelstain, 27 March 1844. Married 21 Jan 1873, to CATHERINE CLARY, of the same place. They settled in Moriah, NY before 1892. Samuel and Catherine had four children - 15. THOMAS CAVINDISH HINGSTON (713 in Vine). Fifth child of 11. Thomas Hingston and Matilda (Picard). Born at Athelstan, 12 April 1852. (Note that the details here, although referring to the same people as in Vine, differ in various ways. I am grateful to Ken Hamilton <ken.hamilton@ns.sympatico.ca> for sending me the details of this family which he has spent some time disentangling. In particular, the order of Thomas' wives is reversed.) Married, 9 April 1877, to Miss HELEN MUNRO 2172. She was born in 1854 and died in 12 Oct 1886 (from her tombstone), and left him five children - Mr Hingston married secondly Miss MARGARET SINCLAIR MUNRO in 1887 (date not confirmed). She had been born 7 Mar 1868 and died in 1901. It is not known whether there was any relationship between Helen and Margaret. They had seven children, the last 4 of whom are not mentioned in Vine -

Mr. Hingston and one of his sons are engaged in the hardware and house furnishing business at Ormstown, Canada, and seem to be prospering (as quoted in Vine). Thomas died in 1939.

16. JAMES ALBERT HINGSTON (719 in Vine). Youngest child of 11. Thomas Hingston and Matilda (Picard). Born 5 October 1863 (Vine) or 1865 (SC). Most of the information for James and his descendants comes from Sara Clarkson (SC) <p.clarkson@comcast.net> who would welcome contact from other relatives. James was sometimes referred to as Albert James Hingston. Family legend says he was born in a town with a name that sounded like "Atherson" (Athelstan). James was married on 27 July 1892 in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Schroon Lake, New York, USA to ELLEN ELIZABETH LANDERS. Ellen was the daughter of Edward Landers and Mary Sullivan. Ellen was born August 7, 1873 in Chittenden, Vermont, USA and her mother died soon after Ellen's birth. Ellen also died young, on 7 June 1902 in Ticonderoga, New York, USA. She is buried in Crown Point, New York but, as yet, no one has found her grave/ grave marker. After Ellen's death, James married LUCY NERON. The records of St. Mary's Church, Ticonderoga, NY show that James Hingston married Lucy Lamark on November 16, 1902. Lucy also had a previous marriage, and it is unknown whether Lamark was her maiden name or the name of her first husband. Lucy had a son by her first husband, but we do not think she had any children with James Hingston. James Hingston died July 5, 1922 in Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York, USA. He had been a paper mill worker at the International Paper Co., Ticonderoga, NY James Hingston and Ellen Landers had four children:

60. DONALD HINGSTON (721 in Vine), Born at Montreal, 5 April 1878, the son of 12. Sir William Hales Hingston and Margaret McDonald. He was educated at St Mary's College, Laval and Edinburgh Universities. He served his internship at the Royal Victoria Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital (where his father was Surgeon in Chief). He later did postgraduate work in Paris and Vienna before returning to Hotel Dieu. During WWI he served with No. 1 General Hospital attaining the rank of Captain. He later became Professor of Anatomy at the University of Montreal where he lectured on Surgery. He married LILLIAN ISABEL PETERSON on 3 Mar 1908; she died 29 May 1967. Donald died 18 Nov 1950 at Westmount P.Q.

Lillian Isabel Peterson Hingston was a Montreal painter specializing in flower paintings and landscapes. She had been born in Goderich, Ontario, in 1881, the daughter of Mary Isabel Langlois and Peter Alexander Peterson. She had an older brother, Guy, and younger sister, Beatrice (Redpath). Her father was chief engineer of Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and a number of smaller railways later incorporated into the CPR. He oversaw the construction of many railway bridges in Eastern Canada. The family moved to Montreal when Lillian was a child and the Petersons lived in what became known as the Golden Square Mile at the base of Mount Royal. Lillian took up drawing, studying first at Mrs. Mary Phillips’ Drawing School and continued under William Brymner at the Art Association of Montreal. In her early 20’s Lillian lived in London with her brother Guy. There she studied art and showed her work in several exhibitions. She married Donald after returning to Montreal and as Lillian Hingston her work was shown in New York, at the Royal Canadian Academy, the Art Association of Montreal and she was the subject of a solo show at the West End Gallery in Montreal. There is a web page dedicated to her work which also contains an extensive biography.

Donald and Lilian had the following children:-

61. REGINALD BASIL HINGSTON (723 in Vine), and Born at Montreal, 17 Jun 1885, the son of 12. Sir William Hales Hingston and Margaret McDonald. He was known as Basil. On 10 Jun 1913 he married BERTHE LAROCQUE who died 22 Oct 1964. He was killed in action 8 Aug 1918 in France. Basil and Berthe had two children:- 62. EDMOND HAROLD RAMSAY HINGSTON (724 in Vine), born at Montreal, 4 Dec 1888, the son of 12. Sir William Hales Hingston and Margaret McDonald. He was known as Harold. He married on 31 Jul 1915 ELIZABETH LEIGHTON BROWN, the daughter of Fayette Williams Brown (obituary) and Elizabeth Leighton; she died 12 Jan 1965. In WWI he served with the 199th Irish Canadian Rangers (Duchess of Connaught's Own). Harold and Elizabeth had two sons:- 17. JAMES WILLIAM HINGSTON (725 in Vine). Only child of 13. Samuel James Hingston and Rebecca (Turney). Born at Montreal, 26 Dec 1859. Married, 19 Nov 1884, ADA SCHUSTER, only daughter of A.H. Schuster and Lucret Price, of St. Joseph, Missouri. Mr. Hingston was at one time a partner in the firm of Schuster, Hingston & Co., of St. Joseph, Mo. and head of the firm of Hingston and Co., Little Rock, Arkansas. He is now engaged in the music business in Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Hingston is much sought after, he having a very fine tenor voice, and has composed a large number of pieces of music. He died 18 Mar 1835 in Little Rock, Arkansas. James and Ada had one child

HNC - Descendants of Edward Hingston and Lucretia Sewell


Generation No. 1

79. WILLIAM HINGSTON. 501 in WEH, who says that he was born 1700 and married in about 1725 FANNIE BEVINS, it is supposed in South Devon. In 1729 he settled at Whitehall near Cape Clear and went into the mackerel fishery business and also ran coast trading vessels. WEH says that William was one of five sons of 7. William but all other sources say that 7. William had only two sons. It must be regarded as very doubtful. Given that Fannie is supposed to have come from Devon, and the fact that he was in the fishery business, it is at least possible that William is not related to the Aglish Hingstons at all but may himself have come directly from Devon.

William and Fannie left three sons and two daughters.

Generation No. 2

30. EDWARD HINGSTON , (502 in WEH), son of 79. William Hingston and Fannie Bevins, born at Whitehall 1733. WEH says that he became Lieut. in the Royal Navy and served under Vice Admiral Edward Thornborough on board HMS. Trent. He is said to have made at least one voyage to find the "North West Passage" under Sir John Franklin. At any rate Hingston Bay in Greenland (Lat 74 Deg N and Long 56 W) is called after him. WEH says that Edward died 10 Mar 1813 on board ship in Cork Harbour. His son William was appointed "in his room" 29 April 1813.

There are several things here that are doubtful. If the dates are correct Edward would have been 80 when he died, and it seems unlikely to us that he would still have been serving in the Navy. However we know that Thornbrough was Admiral in Ireland and flew his flag in the Trent at Cork from 1810 to 1813. The Royal Navy was at that time involved in the Napoleonic Wars. Having won at Trafalgar, the main action of the British Fleet was blockading the French to prevent trade and from 1812, fighting the Americans who sent the brig Argus to attack British shipping on the east side of the Atlantic. It is possible that Trent was not expected to sail far, so she may have been manned by an older crew, freeing up younger men for active service.

Franklin did subsequently sail towards the Arctic in the Trent but the voyage was in 1818 and was to Spitzbergen, to the east of Greenland, not the west coast of Greenland (which is where Hingston Bay was located). Also in 1818, there was another expedition led by John Ross in the Isabella and William Edward Parry in the Alexander. They sailed to the west of Greenland and "rediscovered" locations originally found by Baffin almost 200 years before. They sailed anticlockwise around the bay, going up the west coast of Greenland, into Lancaster Sound and then back down the east coast of Baffin Island.

The account of the voyage states that the ships "stood into Kingston's Bay (sic) to determine its position" on the 11th or 12th July, and lists Hingston Bay in the appendix as being at Lat 73 deg 48 North, Long 57 deg 20 West and is close to the area Ross refers to as "The Three Islands of Baffin". The bay is shown as Hingston Bay on the maps of the voyage. Ross does NOT say that he named the bay, and elsewhere in the book he lists the officers in the crews of the two ships (but not the ordinary members of the crew) and there is no Hingston or Kingston amongst them. The wording of his report implies that he already knew that the bay was there. Ross mentions that there were Admiralty Charts of the area but he notes several times that there were errors in them. These clearly already existed and it is an interesting question as to when and by whom they were produced. Was Hingston's Bay shown on these early charts? If so, it would point to an earlier date for the Hingston after whom the bay is named. The bay was almost at the limit of navigation - a voyage by Parry in 1819 could not proceed further north because of ice. The bay is now known as Sugar Loaf Bay after an island in its centre.

Edward (spelling his name Hinckston) married LUCRETIA SEWELL by Licence on 2 Dec 1772 at St Nicholas, Deptford England (map). They were both described as being "of this parish"; he was a bachelor and signed the register, she was a spinster and made a mark. One of the witnesses was a John Hales which may be significant given the links to the Hales family in Tree HNA. The other witness signature is indecipherable. It is said that Edward died 10 Mar 1813 on board ship in Cork Harbour. His son William was appointed in his place 29 April 1813. Ten of his children survived him.

WEH said that Lucretia Sewell was the niece of Rear Admiral Charles Holmes. Holmes sister Lucretia married Marmaduke Sowle and they had a daughter, also Lucretia. It is reported in Cork Past and Present that Lucretia Sowle married a John Roberts of Newport, which casts doubts on this version, as does a court report.

According to some sources they had 21 children; WEH says their surviving children were:-

80. SAMUEL HINGSTON (503 in WEH) son of 79. William Hingston and Fannie Bevins, born at Whitehall born 1726. There is some doubt about this date for the descendants of Samuel claim he was born at Whitehall in 1726 when it is a fact that the father William did not come to that pert of the country until 1729. (WEH believed 1726 to be the date of the marriage and 1735 to be the date of birth because of other births.) In 1750? he married ANN SMYTH. By this marriage both the names of Freke and Townsend came into the Hingston family and also the first connection with the family of La Touche of Dublin. Mr Hingston settled in Whitehall and developed the mackerel fishery which his descendants still follow. He died in 1813.

The Freke name is common in the Cork Hingstons. According to Bill Fahy it is merely an abbrevaition for Frederick, but it is possible that it is more than this. Stan Hingston says that they are named in honour of Castle Freke and the Freke family, and it is also possible that there was a family link, with the name of a wealthy or well-connected family being honoured through several generations. Castle Freke at Rosscarbery in Co Cork was originally a 15th Century tower house belonging to Barry family. It was occupied by the Frekes 1617. In 1642 it was beseiged by local clans in what was to become the longest siege in Irish history. It was destroyed by Cromwellian forces in 1648. The Frekes and Evans intermarried and became Barons of Carbery 1715 and Castle Freke was rebuilt in 1780 by Sir John Evans-Freke, incorporating the original castle keep in its design. The renowned architect Sir Richard Morrison altered the castle into its current Gothic castellated style in 1820. In 1910 a fire gutted the castle and it was extensively refurbished in time for a lavish coming-of-age party for the tenth Lord Carbery, John. He was a dashing eccentric who learned to fly and became an ace pilot in the First World War. John Carbery returned from the War and found that the world had changed. He was forced to sell Castle Freke in the 1920s and it was dismantled in 1952.

Samuel and Ann left issue

Generation No. 3

21. WILLIAM HINGSTON (508 in WEH) was born on 6 Sep 1778 at Whitehall, Skibereen, County Cork Ireland, one of many children of 30. Lt. Edward Hingston and Lucretia Sewell. He married JANE CARROLL on 3 Mar 1807; she had been born 25 Feb 1783 at Old Court, County Cork. She died Feb. 2, 1837 in Wexford, Ireland.. WEH (William's grandson) transcribed a document written by William himself "An account of time Mr Hingston served in Their Majestys Service. Joined the Signal Station at Cape Clear the 21 September 1805 as signalman until the 29 April 1813. Appointed by Edward Thornbrough Vice Admiral of the "Trent" Cork Harbour as midshipman in the room of his father Edward Hingston until 16 of February 1816. Joined the Preventive Coast Guards at Cape Clear the 27 Sept 1820 as Extra Man until 13 Feb 1822. Established and commissioned until the 31st of January 1833. Joined the service at Wexford 1 Feb 1833. Superannuated the 15 July 1847." It is known that Trent was Flagship at the Cove of Cork (Cobh) from 1813. She was a 36 gun 5th rate frigate built of fir at launched at Woolwich dockyard in 1796. She served as a hospital ship from 1803 (possibly ferrying wounded from the Napoleonic Wars back to Britain). In 1818 she was under the command of John Franklin but this was to Spitzbergen, which is to the east of Greenland, and not near the Hingston Bay on the west coast of Greenland referred to by WEH in relation toWilliams's father. Cape Clear Island, seven miles off the west coast of Ireland. After he was pensioned off by the lighthouse service, he moved to Buffalo where he died 3 Dec 1854. William Hingston and Jane Carroll had numerous children:-

33. ALLEN HINGSTON (509 in WEH) Second son and sixth child of 30. Edward Hingston and Lucretia Sewell born at Whitehall Co Cork Saturday 21 Dec 1779. Married to HANNAH BENNETT.

There seems to be some confusion about Allen - some sources refer to Allen also known as Freke and quote the wife as Kate Vickery. WEH is clear that they are separate people. The reading here is as in WEH, primarily because we know that he was in communication with members of the family in the late 19th century, so his records are more likely to be accurate. The previous version of this tree showed two additional sons (34. Samuel and 38. John) but following discovery of WEH's material these are now attached to 81. Freke. The reading here differs from what used to be shown on this site, which was largey based on Bill Fahy's West Cork Families web site. Most of that information comes from family sources as quoted on the IGI rather than official records. The site also includes a significant number of Kingston entries, which in Devon at least I have often found confused with Hingston when they are transcribed.

Allen Hingston and Hannah had the following children:-

63. SAMUEL HINGSTON. (513 in WEH) born at Ringcoe (Whitehall) 15 Aug 1789 son of 30. Edward Hingston and Lucretia Sewell. He was a shipwright/shipcarpenter and married CATHERINE GREENWOOD (or GRACEWOOD) of Crookhaven Co. Cork). They went to America 15 April 1822 settled first at the St Laurence River afterwards moving to Rochester and finally settling at Buffalo, died 13 April 1861. Samuel and Catherine had several children:-

81. FREKE HINGSTON (518 in WEH). Born 1764 the son of 80. Samuel Hingston and Ann Smyth. He married in about 1815, CATHERINE (Kate) VICKERY SULLIVAN, who would have been born about 1794 (IGI). King implies that she was a widow. He died 7 April 1853. Freke devoted his time to the mackerel fishery and his farms, and bought out the interests of 30. Lieut Edward Hingston who had a large family of daughters and became sole owner of the estate of Whitehall which has now passed into the hands of the Townsends of Castle Townsend. (This last statement seems improbable - a Townsend family website seems to imply that the Whitehall estate had been in the hands of the Townsend family since 1692)

According to Stan Hingston <sghingston@sasktel.net> his family memories are that the father of 34. Samuel (from whom he is descended) was a Dr WILLIAM FREKE HINGSTON, who was the brother of 10. Lt. Col. SAMUEL JAMES HINGSTON. Stan says that WFH married CATHERINE VICKARY. I assume it should refer to Freke Hingston. There is a 93. Dr William Freke Hingston but he is much later. Stan further says that the grandfather of (William) Freke Hingston was Chief of English Coast Guards who eloped with Miss Evans-Freke (Lady Carbery) from Castlefreke, County Cork. But the records show that the Freke family intermarried with the Evans family (to become the Evans-Freke family) in 1715, after which they were elevated to the title 1st Baron Carbery. Thus, it is more likely to have been Freke's father (i.e. 80 Samuel) who married a daughter of Lord Carbery rather than his grandfather. Note also that it was not until later that the family built Castle Freke; prior to that date the family had lived at Rathbarry Castle but that had been sacked in a seige 1642. Sir Arthur Freke, born in England, 13th August 1604, son of William of Sareen in Hampshire and Ann Freke, married Dorothy Smith, daughter of Sir Piercy Smith of Youghal. Arthur moved to Ireland with his father, William Freke Esq. He purchased Rathbarry Castle from David Barry in 1641. He died in 1707. The significance of this is that 80. Samuel married Ann Smyth; could she have been Ann Smyth Freke? She doesn't seem to appear in the Freke family histories but could that be because she was disowned following the elopement? Does this explain where the Freke name comes from?

WEH showed the children of Freke and Kate as:-

Generation No. 4

25. EDWARD HINGSTON (520 in WEH) was born in 1810, the son of 21. William Hingston and Jane Carroll. He was, according to his son's obituary, a master ship-builder of Dublin, who built some of the finest merchant vessels ever constructed in that port. In 1841 he married ELIZABETH JENKINS of Whitehaven, Cumberland. The family emigrated to America in 1843, with his brothers, but he died in Jan 1844 in Rockland, Maine. Elizabeth returned to Liverpool and subsequently remarried. They had two sons:- 22. WILLIAM H. HINGSTON (525 in WEH) was born on 11 Jan 1820, the second son of 21. William Hingston and Jane Carroll, born in Cape Clear Lighthouse at 2am Tuesday 11 Jan 1820. He learned the trade of shipbuilding at Wexford and Kingstown under his brother 25. Edward and with him came to America in 1843 where he settled with his brothers Samuel and John in Rockland, Maine, taking up the shipbuilding business. Was godfather to 26. W.E.Hingston (the author of these notes) and took care of him on board ship. With the assistance of John Cuthbert, another apprentice, he made his brother's coffin 5 Jan 1844. The next year he returned to England with his brother Edward's widow and was employed for a time in the Woolwich Dock Yards, before returning to America in 1847. Was married in Lynn Mass 2 May 1850 to CHARLOTTE CUMMING (or CUMMINS) and moved to Buffalo NY where he settled and followed the business of boatbuilding in company with his brother John under the firm name "Hingston Bros". Since the death of his brother the firm has been known as "Mr Hingston and Son". They built the boat for the Niagara Falls called the "Maid of the Mist" in 1892 and launched it from the top of the bank. His wife died 13 Jan 1877. Mr Hingston died Monday 11pm on 9 Apr 1900 in the 81st year of his age and is buried in the family lot in "Forest Lawn Cemetery" mourned by a large number of his friends and relations. They had seven children of whom four survived (one was not listed by WEH). 24. JOHN TOWNSEND HINGSTON (526 in WEH) was born in Ireland July 1, 1822, the son of 21. William Hingston and Jane Carroll. He learned the shipbuilding trade with his brother 25. Edward and with him came to America in 1843. In the fall of 1844, after the death of his brother he returned to England and worked in the Government Dock Yards at Deptford and Pembroke. In 1847 he again came to America and settled in Buffalo where he was for a number of years and until his death in partnership with his brother William under the name of "Hingston Bros". On the 28 July 1849 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Buffalo was married to Miss CHARLOTTE SEYMOUR BIRD of Kingstown at Buffalo by the Rev Dr Shelton. On 26 Aug 1879, while repairing a yawl boat laying in Buffalo Creek opposite the foot of Main St the boat gave a lurch causing him to strike himself in the forehead and stunning himself he fell into the water and was drowned before a large number of business people some of whom shouted out they would give large sums to have him saved but owing to delay caused by the passing shipping he was not rescued until life was extinct. He was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery 28 Aug 1879 in lot 79 section B. John Townsend Hingston and Charlotte Seymour Bird had five children: 82. SAMUEL LEWIS HINGSTON (527 in WEH) The fourth and youngest son of 21. William Hingston and Jane Carroll, a twin with his sister Eliza born at Cape Clear at 10am Sat 20 Aug 1825. With his other brothers he learned shipbuilding under the eldest Edward and also with him went to America in 1843. Coasted between New York and Thomastown Maine in the summer of 1844. Settled in Rochester NY in 1846 and there married ANN ANDERSON of Rack Island Co Cork on 31 Mar 1847 and by her had four children He died at Rochester NY aged 66 surrounded by his family on the 22 Jun 1891 of cancer of the lip.

The children of Samuel and Ann were:-

83. RICHARD HINGSTON (529 in WEH) Of Skibbereen son of 33. Allen Hingston and Hannah Bennett born 1814 and married ELIZA COPERTHORN. Richard died of cholera in St Johns New Brunswick 1847.and is buried on Patricks Island.

Richard and Eliza had two children:-

37. WILLIAM HINGSTO N , (530 in WEH) born 1816 at Cunnamore, Aghadown, Co. Cork, the son of 33. Allen Hingston and Hannah Bennett. He married, in 1849, ELLEN WOLFE, daughter of William Wolfe and Margaret of Cappaglass, Co Cork. It may have been her second marriage. Issue 6 children. It is believed he later went to North Dakota. However, this William is the best fit to be the William of Stouke, Co. Cork, farmer who died 6 Apr 1882 (Calendar of Wills), but who is the Samuel Wolfe (junior), Farmer of the same place who was his executor. It is possible that he is a brother-in-law.

William Hingston and Ellen (Wolfe) had the following children (WEH has slightly different but only approximate dates):-

40. ALLEN HINGSTON (531 in WEH) was born c. 1823 at Cunnamore, the son of 33. Allen Hingston and Hannah Bennett. He married firstly, on 8 Dec 1851 at Skibbereen, ELIZABETH DRISCOLL (WEH says BESSIE DRISCOE), who had been born about 1825. They had two children. Elizabeth must have died by 1869. Allen married secondly ANN KELLY (WEH says ELIZA) who had been born at Ballydehob, Co. Cork. They had 5 children. These children were shown in the Census records as Church of Ireland, which presumably reflects the mother's faith. Allen died 5 Sep 1888 at Cunnamore, and is buried at Kilcoe Cemetery, Co. Cork. David Cotcher has provided some updates from the Irish Genealogy Church Records site.

Allen Hingston and Elizabeth (Driscoll) had the following issue:-

Allen Hingston and Ann (Kelly) had the following children (note that WEH consistently gives the birthplace as Whitehall whereas other sources quote Cunnamore):- 39. FREDERICK (aka Freke) HINGSTON (532 in WEH) was born 1822 at Cunnamore, the son of 33. Allen Hingston and Hannah Bennett. He married 1 Jun 1852 ANN KENNEY, the daughter of Matthew Kenney at the Parish Church, Skibereen. He was age 30, a farmer; she was 22 and a servant at Glebe House, the parish rectory at Aughadown. King says that her father was a shoemaker from Drimoleague and that she was a sewing maid at Aughadown Rectory. The 1901 census lists Anne Hingston, age 68, a widow living at Cunamore with sons Richard and Matthew, daughter in law Ellen and grandson Freke Allen. They were all listed as living on a farm containing a house (3rd Class), outbuildings including a cow house, piggery and fowl house. The Rev Tom Kingston (sic) from Tipperary told King that Freke died 29 Dec 1884 aged 62, and that Allen, William and Freke emigrated to America. WEH said that his family, like his brother's (40. Alan) is scattered broadcast but mostly in the neighbourhood of Boston Mass.

Frederick Hingston and Ann (Kenney) had issue:-

84. EDWARD HINGSTON (533 in WEH) Eldest son of 63. Samuel Hingston and Catherine Greenwood, born at Skibbereen Dec 1816 married in 1838 to SARAH JUSTICE daughter of Edward Justice of Four-mile-water and by her had two sons and seven daughters. He went to America in 1822 with his father, learnt the shipbuilding trade in Brockville on the St Lawrence and Rochester NY settled in Buffalo about 1844 where he died 26 Feb 1902.

The children of Edward and Sarah were:-

34. SAMUEL HINGSTON, (538 in WEH) born 8 Feb 1818 at Cunnamore, the son of 81. Freke Hingston and Catherine Sullivan. He married 19 Sep 1848 ANNIE SYMES (born ~1825), the daughter of Charles Symms of Gubeen, Co. Cork, but she was not well and died after 12 years of marriage in about 1860; they appear not to have had any children. He married, secondly, on 14 Sep 1876 at St Frachan's Cathedral, Rosscarbery, ELIZABETH (Bessie) JOSEPHINE WOLFE who had been born 6 Jun 1852 at Stouke, Schull, Co. Cork. She was a schoolteacher at Baltimore, Co. Cork. He was then 58 and she was 24. Samuel died on 20 Dec 1888 at Lisheen, Aghadown when he was 71, leaving Elizabeth to bring up their five sons who were still young children. The oldest son John Freke was 10 years old, and the youngest son Freke Wolfe was 4 years old. Elizabeth collected rent on the land to support the family. In the 1901 census she was residing at Lisheen Lower; living with her were John (age 22), Joseph (20) and Freke (16), as well as her unmarried sister, Evesia Wolfe; the house was rated 2nd Class, equating to 7 rooms, with 6 outbuildings. She was listed as also owning the Lisheen Roman Catholic Chapel and the Lisheen National School. She later emigrated to Canada to be with her sons and died 28 Nov 1926 at Cavell, Saskatchewan, Canada.

There is a curious tale reported in the Zoologist Vol 19, 1861, p 7354. There were a number of hoax tales around about serpents at the time and this seems to have been one of them!
"A Sea Serpent. - As Samuel Townsend, Esq., J.P., of Whitehall, was sailing in Whitehall Harbour, he saw, following his wake, what appeared to him (from the many descriptions he had read of the monster) to be a sea serpent about twenty-five or thirty feet in length ; and being in a small boat he endeavoured to keep as respectful a distance as possible. There was, however, another boat in the harbour at the time, in which was Mr. Samuel Hingston, his brother, Mr. John Hingston (of Trinity College, Dublin), and a party of ladies. These parties also saw the huge monster; and upon raising its neck about six feet above the surface the females became greatly alarmed, when Mr. John Hingston, who is a remarkably good shot, fired at it, upon which it immediately disappeared. Mr. Townsend informed us the serpent presented a beautiful appearance, having large, brilliant scales of a yellow hue, and is of opinion it was struck by the shot fired by Mr. Hingston. It was likewise distinctly seen from the windows of Whitehall House. Mr. Robert Atkins told us he saw it the day before off Barlogue.-' Skibbtreen Eagle,' as quoted in the ' Cork Constitution of Sept., 1860."

(Information about this family from David Cotcher ?cotcher@sasktel.net>)

Samuel Hingston and Elizabeth (Wolfe) had issue:-

38. JOHN HINGSTON (539 in WEH) was born at Whitehall 31 May 1822 born c. 1819, the son of 81. Freke Hingston and Catherine Sullivan, and married ELIZABETH McCOMB. He was appointed to the Linen Draper trade in Skibbereen but left it and served his time to the ship building with his cousin 25. Edward. Spent three years in St Johns NB returned to Ireland and was for thirteen years agent on the Great Southern and Western Railway, and for thirty four years Chief Steward of Trinity College Dublin, also has been land agent the last 20 years for several estates. According to Stan Hingston he was chief steward (librarian) at Trinity College, Dublin, and was also a musician who is listed in a book named "Irish Minstrels and Musicians" published in USA. WEH says that he received a threatening letter (presumably from a Fenian Group) but the details are missing. John died 23 Jun 1893 in Dublin, leaving estate valued at £2806 4s 10d. One of his executors was his eldest son Dr William Freke of Deptfotrd, England but the other was a Richard Paul Hingston of 33 Bloomfield Avenue, Dublin, of whom we have no other record.

John Hingston and Elizabeth (McComb) had issue:-

Generation No. 5

26. WILLIAM EDWARD HINGSTON (540 in WEH) was born in Kingston, Ireland 28 Jul 1842, the son of 25. Edward Hingston and Elizabeth Jenkins. The family moved to the USA where they settled in Rockland, Maine. His father died in Jan 1844 and shortly afterwards he returned with his mother and young brother to Liverpool, where she married JOHN WADE, a printer. On leaving school William worked in his stepfather's printing works. He spent some time in the English army. In 1863 he returned to the US, arriving in Buffalo on 4 July, where he worked for his uncles (22. William and 24. John) who had a shipyard at Jersey St, Buffalo. He saw active service in the Civil War, after which he moved to Dubuque, Iowa. He married in 1871 ELIZA P. HALL, of Orange, New Jersey. He returned to Buffalo in 1874, where he became an assistant in the freight office of the Erie Railroad Company. He later worked for a patent medicine business, a manufacturer of fly-plates and in the building trade. Eventually, be became a foreman in the marine contracting business of his brother, 27. Edward Hingston. He died 25 Feb 1906 in Buffalo. This is the W. E. Hingston who produced the family history, part of which we know as the Vine Tree. William Hingston and Eliza Hall had seven surviving children:- 27. EDWARD J. HINGSTON (541 in WEH) born in Rockland (later known as Thomaston), Maine 22 Jan 1844, the son of 25. Edward Hingston and Elizabeth Jenkins, 18 days after his father's death. He went with his mother to Liverpool, where he attended the National Schools. He taught at school in Liverpool from 1858-62. He returned to the US in 1862, settling in Buffalo. He learnt the shipbuilding trade 1862-67 (presumably with his uncles William and John). He worked for a Buffalo dredging firm, later joining in partnership with Arthur Woods to form the firm of Hingston and Woods. He married MARY E. REES of Buffalo on 22 Jul 1872. Edward Hingston and Mary Rees had two daughters

(From Great Lakes website, based on the Marine Captains Biographies site):-
Hingston & Woods have carried on the dredging business from one end of the lakes to the other. They have deepened Niagara river at so many points that the line would be continuous for its whole length if the sections were put together; they have sent their dredges into about twenty ports on Lake Erie, while in Detroit river; at the Sault; on Lake Ontario; and at Morrisburg, on the St. Lawrence, they have also done extensive work. This firm is practically the successor of the two dredging firms of Clark & Douglas and Spalding & Bennett, which did business in Buffalo and vicinity till 1878, when Hingston & Woods succeeded them in business. Mr. Woods had been the superintendent and Mr. Hingston the bookkeeper for the former firm. Beginning in a moderate way they soon extended operations and increased their plant till it became the largest concern in business on the lakes. The largest contract they accomplished was the development of the harbor system of the Lehigh Valley Company, at the Tifft Farm in Buffalo, which added about five miles to the docks of the inner harbor. This work was begun in 1881, and the greater part of it was finished in two years, although it extended altogether over five years. In the meantime the firm built a 450-foot extension to the Government breakwater, and did large amounts of other dredge work. There is not a port of any size on the south shore of Lake Erie that the firm has not deepened, and in the case of Conneaut and Port Dover, on the Canadian shore opposite, the firm has made it possible to run a line of car ferries from one port to the other. They are now engaged in building very extensive docks and corresponding slips at Conneaut for the Carnegie- Rockefeller ore interest, the contract for this work having been taken in the fall of 1896. They are now building a similar dock for the same purpose at Port Stanley, Ontario. The bare enumeration of the contract work done by the firm on the lakes would make a long list. Besides all this there have been numerous contracts for railroad, pile, and trestle work, and great city-sewers built. The Bailey avenue sewer, built by the firm in Buffalo, cost $250,000, and this was merely the largest of many. In addition to this the firm has assisted in developing the water-works system not only of Buffalo, but of Syracuse at Skaneateles lake, of Rochester at Hemlock lake, of Canandaigua and Tonawanda, and also assisted the Lehigh Valley Company in diverting the channel of the Tonawanda, at Batavia. Dredging operations have also been carried on at Oneida, Seneca and Cayuga lakes, and also at New Brunswick, N. J. The firm has eleven dredges and the following fleet of tugs; Genevieve, Myrtie, Arthur Woods, William Stevenson, Alice Campbell, Tam O'Shanter, Robert Downey and May French. Others have been owned in late years, but have been sold. This equipment alone will show how extensive the operations are and have been for a long time. They have lately added to their fleet an elevator dredge capable of working in either harbor or in canals, such as the Erie canal, and are now engaged in building what will be the largest dipper dredge on the lakes, and which will be one of the best equipped. Edward J. Hingston was born January 22, 1844, at Thomaston, Maine, came to Buffalo in 1862, and went to the contracting business as early as 1870. He has long been recognized as a leading mind in the business on the lakes, was the secretary of the dredging association for a long time, when it was not closely organized enough to have a president, and on its being fully organized, early in February 1897, was elected its chief executive. Arthur Woods was born in Bath, N. Y., in December 1834, and came to Buffalo twenty years later, there engaging with Oswald & Van Valkenburg, who were known as Erie canal dredgers and contractors. He was a man of great energy and executive ability, and these qualifications, combined with the business capability and insight of Mr. Hingston, have insured the steady and rapid advancement of the firm.

28. WILLIAM EDWARD HINGSTON, (548 in WEH) born Buffalo Aug. 29, 1851, the son of 24. John Townsend Hingston and Charlotte Seymour Bird, and died Wollaston, Mass. 3 Oct 1942. He married, firstly, on 25 Oct 1876, ANNA MATILDA LEE, daughter of James Isaac Lee (from Scotland) and Ann Finley (of Montreal), born 28 Dec 1856. According to WEH she was a schoolteacher in Buffalo who died young at age 33 on 19 Jan 1890 in Sioux City, Iowa. (Other sources say 19 Feb) William Edward Hingston and Anna Matilda Lee had two children, both born Buffalo:

William married, secondly, CARRIE ELOISE HILL, daughter of Thomas Hill and Mary E. Bullock of Buffalo N.Y. William Edward Hingston and Carrie Eloise Hill had one child:

An obituary in The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Massachusetts for 3 Oct 1942 referred to "Prof. William Edward Hingston, 12 Muirhead St, Wollaston, nationally known handwriting expert, died at Quincy city hospital early this morning after a brief illness." He was 91 years old and died from complications after falling and breaking his hip. It went on to describe how he had been born in Buffalo, and began work as an accountant, but for almost half a century had practised as a handwriting specialist, handling more than 5000 cases, many of national importance, finally retiring at age 87. Several of the cases were described in detail including one where he had been called as an expert by the prosecution but ended up acting on behalf of the defendant. It also described how he had burnt all his notes on his famous cases because "I did not want any documents from my files to burn up in print in one form or another to bring scandal to the homes of persons involved". He also said "You can't fool an American jury ... you can't bind them with ignorance nor with dishonesty. The court expert must be both honest and sincere and furthermore he must know what he is talking about ... or the jury will discard his testimony as so many words."

97. SAMUEL EDWARD HINGSTON (554 in WEH) born at Rochester 13 July 1862, son of 82. Samuel Lewis Hingston and Ann Anderson. Married 24 March 1888 in New York to Miss IDA WILHELMINE PETERSEN daughter of Ernest Rickard Petersen by his wife Louisa Olsen of Goteborg Sweden and has two children. Mr Hingston is in business for himself in New York City.

Samuel and Ida had two children:-

91. ALAN HINGSTON (623 in WEH) Born 6 April 1841. Son of 83. Richard Hingston and Eliza Coperthorn born in St John NB now (1903) living in Boston. Married in Jan 1873 MARY E CROWLEY of Boston.

The had two children:-

41. ALLEN HINGSTON (555 in WEH) was baptised 18 Feb 1852 at Ballycummisk, the son of 37. William Hingston and Ellen Wolfe. He married HESTER ROYCROFT on February 22, 1887, at a parish church, Kilmoe, Co. Cork. Hester was born around 1856. Allen died on April 20, 1920, at Stouke, Schull, Co. Cork. 6 children recorded but not listed by WEH. Hester died on June 4, 1906, at Stouke, Schull, Co. Cork. (Updated information about this family from John Fitzgerald).

The children of Allen Hingston and Hester (Roycroft) are:-

42. FREDERICK (aka Freke) WILLIAM HINGSTON (559 in WEH) was born 1859 at Stouke, Schull, the son of 37. William Hingston and Ellen Wolfe. He married, in about 1883 ANNA SMYTHE at Peabody, Essex County, MA, USA. She had been born Jun 1860 in England (King says she came from Ireland and was a widow). Frederick died 2 Jan 1899 at Peabody.

They had five children

46. RICHARD HINGSTON (558 in WEH) was born Jul 1863 at Stouke, Schull, the son of 37. William Hingston and Ellen Wolfe. He married in 1887 ELLEN O'NEILL at Peabody. He emigrated to America in about 1882. Richard was listed as a Freight Clerk, Bleachery, and later as a Foreman, Cotton Mill.

They had 5 children

47. JOSEPH HINGSTON (560 in WEH) was born 29 Dec 1865 at Stouke, Schull, the son of 37. William Hingston and Ellen Wolfe. He married on 4 Jul 1896 at St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Mass, USA, MARGARET ROYCROFT. She had been born 28 Oct 1871 in Co. Cork and died 15 Sep 1948 at Brookline. Joseph died 1 May 1924.

They had four children.

92. WILLIAM HINGSTON (566 in WEH) born at Whitehall 22 Feb 1861, the son of 40. Allen Hingston and Elizabeth Driscoll. Married 24 March 1885 to MATILDA CONNERY of County Down. Is now (1903) superintendent for a large Bleachery and lives in Montreal Canada with his family.

William and Matilda had issue

43. WILLIAM HINGSTON (572 in WEH) was born 25 Dec 1860 at Cunnamore, the son of 39. Frederick (Freke) Hingston and Ann Kenney. He married in Peabody, MA, on 15 Jan 1885 MARGARET QUINLAN who had been born in Ireland in Aug 1862. He died 28 Feb 1916 at Bridgewater, MA; she died 1 Mar 1906 in Charlestown, MA. King says that he emigrated to Boston, Mass on 7 Oct 1876 and then moved to Peabody, Mass in about 1882, where he was joined by his brother Frederick (Freke) and a cousin Richard. William took US citizenship on 10 Dec 1895.

William Hingston and Margaret (Quinlan) had ten children:-

44. FREDERICK (FREKE) HINGSTON (571 in WEH) was born Nov 1862 at Cunnamore, the son of 39. Frederick (Freke) Hingston and Ann Kenney. He married in 1891 ELLEN QUINLAN and died at Charlestown, Mass in about 1940.

They had three children

45. MATTHEW HINGSTON (575 in WEH) was born 1867 at Cunnamore, the son of 39. Frederick (Freke) Hingston and Ann Kenney and married ELLEN FORBES on February 24, 1900 at St. Matthew’s Church, Drimoleague, Co. Cork. Ellen was born on September 22, 1872, at Liscroneen, Ballymeen, Dunmanway, Co. Cork, daughter of Richard Forbes and Catherine Regan. She came from Clodagh, Drimoleague, Co. Cork. Matthew died 26 Oct 1954 at Cunnamore and is buried at Old Aughadown Cemetery. Ellen died 13 Apr 1901 and is buried in Dunmanway Churchyard. They were listed as Church of Ireland and lived in a single family home on a farm. Eugene Daly, in his book “Heir Island – Its History and People” (2004) wrote "The Hingstons of Cunnamore were good friends to the islanders of Heir and the two Skeam islands. If the weather was not suitable for crossing to the islands, Matthew Hingston gave lodgings for the night to stranded islanders. His son, Freke, was for years the unofficial ferryman to Heir Island. He was known to go ‘missing’ on occasions, if the dog warden or some other unwelcome visitor, came to Cunnamore looking for a ferry to the island. Jim Kingston of Dunmanway, a brother-in-law of Freke Hingston, sold clothes on the island, bringing them from house to house with a donkey and cart. (Updated information about this family from John Fitzgerald.)

They had four children

85. EDWARD HINGSTON (579 in WEH); Second son of 84. Edward Hingston and Sarah Justice, born in Buffalo 21st Dec 1848 was married about 1871 to KATE GIBBONS of Buffalo NY. He died 19 April 1883

Edward and Kate had children

86. JOHN FREKE HINGSTON (585 in WEH) was born 6 May 1878 at Lisheen Lower, Aghadown, Co. Cork, son of 34. Samuel Hingston and Elizabeth Wolfe. John inherited the land at Lisheen Lower where he stayed until 1921, when he went to Saskatchawen to farm near his brothers. He married 1908 JANE ANN ALICE BRYAN and died 30 Nov 1962 at Haney, British Columbia; he is buried at Mission Cemetery, Mission, BC.

John and Jane had issue:-

87. JOSEPH GEORGE HINGSTON (586 in WEH) was born 2 Apr 1880 (twin of Samuel below) at Lisheen Lower, son of 34. Samuel Hingston and Elizabeth Wolfe, and married 1911 MARY ALICE CALVEY who had been born 19 Apr 1880 in Donaghmore. Joseph George went to Columbus Ohio USA in 1904 to find work in a factory. James Edward followed him there in early 1905. They saw an advertisement for a quarter section (160 acres) of farm land offered for $10.00 in Saskatchewan Canada, which had just become a province of Canada and was offering incentives for people to come and settle there. They acquired 3 adjacent quarter sections of land in central Saskatchewan, one for each of them and one for their youngest brother Freke Wolfe. Freke came to Saskatchewan in May 1906 with his mother Elizabeth, and Agnes Adrian who married James Edward. Joseph died 8 Oct 1951 and Mary died 23 Mar 1953, both at Edmonton, Alberta.

Joseph and Mary had six children:-

88. SAMUEL WILLIAM HINGSTON (587 in WEH) was born 2 Apr 1880 (twin of Joseph above) at Lisheen Lower, son of 34. Samuel Hingston and Elizabeth Wolfe, and married on 10 Apr 1910 at Sligo MAUDE CAUSER who had been born 30 Jun 1887 in Dublin. They lived at Sligo, Ireland, where he worked in banks. He died 18 Mar 1958 at Belfast; she died 24 May 1872 at Shrewsbury, England.

Samuel and Maude had three children

89. JAMES EDWARD HINGSTON (628 in WEH) was born 2 Oct 1882 at Lisheen Lower, son of 34. Samuel Hingston and Elizabeth Wolfe, and baptised 2 Nov 1882 at Abbeystrewry, Skibbereen, and was married in 1906 AGNES KEARNE ADRIAN; she had been born 7 Jan 1884 in Ballyclare, Co Antrim. James moved to Canada in 1905 with his brother Joseph. Agnes died 8 Mar 1918 at Saskatoon, Canada; he died 2 Apr 1954 at Biggar, Saskatchewan.

They had four children:-

90. FREKE WOLFE HINGSTON (629 in WEH) was born 3 Jan 1885 at Lisheen Lower, son of 34. Samuel Hingston and Elizabeth Wolfe, and married 6 May 1914 at Cavell, Saskatchewan CATHERINE ANN ROSS, who had been born 7 Nov 1887 at Dunmanway Co Cork. He moved to Saskatchawen in 1906 to join his brothers but in 1913 moved to another farm 6 miles north where he married Catherine. Their 4 children were born at this farm, and his mother Elizabeth died here in 1926. Freke farmed here until his retirement in 1946. He lived in nearby rural communities of Cavell and Landis until 1962, and then in North Battleford until his death at 90 years old on 16 Apr 1975. In addition to being a farmer, Freke was a lay minister at a church in Cavell for 25 years. She died 18 Apr 1983, both at North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

They had four children:-

93. Dr WILLIAM FREKE HINGSTON (588 in WEH) was born 24 Sep 1848 in Co. Cork (WEH says at Inchicore, Co. Dublin), the son of 38. John Hingston and Elizabeth McComb, and married on 4 Oct 1877 FLORENCE MATILDA RATCLIFFE at St Paul's, Deptford, Kent; a John Hingston was a witness at the marriage. She had been born about 1856. She died without issue and he married secondly Miss ADELIA BEATRICE BAXTER of Plymouth on 30 Dec 1890 and has issue two daughters , Dr Hingston has enjoyed a large and varied practice at Deptford for thirty years, but at present 1903 has been confined to his bed for nearly two years with paralysis(??) from over work. He is mentioned in a note in the British Medical Journal for 29 Apr 1871 which reports that he had been awarded the Silver Medal of the Dublin Pathological Society for an essay on the subject of "Diagnosis and Pathology of the Vertebral Column and Spinal Marrow"? If so, he would have been 22 at the time and still a student - hence the "Mr.". William and Adelia have issue:-

Generation No. 6

94. FRANCIS (Frank) HALL HINGSTON (597 in WEH) born in Buffalo at 11 am Wednesday 5 June 1878, the son of 26. William Edward Hingston and Eliza Hall.. Married ETHEL M BATTY of Buffalo 22 Nov 1899. Is now 1903 Captain of the Submarine Drillboat "Thor" for the Buffalo Dredging Co.

Frank and Ethel have two children



HND Descendants of Richard Hingston


WEH said that 49. Richard Hingston was the son of 48. John Hingston, but John was shown in several places as having died unmarried and without children, so I am showing the descendants of Richard as a separate line. The family appear to have come from Dunmanway, which is midway between the Aglish (HNA) and Whitehall (HNC). There is almost certainly some connection between the families but I am not yet convinced what it is.

Generation No. 1

49. RICHARD HINGSTON , son of 48. John Hingston. (Presumably born about 1815). Richard married CATHERINE COURTNEY (WEH) The children of Richard and Catherine were:-

Generation No. 2

51. JOHN HINGSTON , was the son of 49. Richard Hingston and Catherine (WEH). (Presumably born about 1840) He married MARGARET JOICE. John died in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1867. They had issue:-

Generation No. 3

53. RICHARD HINGSTON was the son of 51. John Hingston and Margaret Joice. He lived at Dunmanway Co. Cork but emigrated to the USA and was married in Lynn, Mass in July 1849 to HONORA BARRETT and died 9 Jun 1865 Richard and Honora had issue

Generation No. 4

55. JOHN R HINGSTON was born in Lynn Mass 24 June 1851, the son of 53. Richard Hingston and Honora Barrett. Married 3 Apr 1872 to HANNAH DOOLEY; she died 29 June 1877. John married secondly to ELLEN McCARTHEY 18 Jan 1880. John was the recipient of a letter from WEH in 1880. John and Hannah had issue

Unattached

Paul Hingston <pdhingston@yahoo.com.au> has sent me a tree prepared by Joan Meney (nee Hingston); He and Joan are descendants of a couple who were originally listed in Odds and Ends page #28. Marlene Kavanagh found a and entry in the registration record of births at Ballarat East in the Colony of Victoria relating to the birth of one child (Margaret), registered 23 Jun 1884, but it lists a significant amount of other information about the family.

This line is not yet attached to the rest of Tree HN but there is almost certainly some link. There is a family tale that they are related to Cotter-Hingston which would imply there was a link to 32. William Hales Hingston and Anne Cotter, but I cannot see a logical place for them to fit in there. It is not known how they reached Tasmania or why they moved to Victoria.

75. RICHARD HINGSTON, a miner, age 45 (so born about 1839) in County Cork, Ireland, married 7 Aug 1863 at St Joseph's Church, Hobart Town, Tasmania, MARY VAUGHAN, age 44 (so born about 1840) in Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Ireland. Richard and Mary are both buried at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. He died in 1908; she died in 1919. The family lived at 32 Eureka St, Ballarat. Paul Hingston <pdhingston@yahoo.com.au> has sent me a tree prepared by Joan Meney (nee Hingston)

The children of Richard and Mary were:-

76. DENIS HINGSTON, born 1872; married CATHERINE; He died 1918 in East Melbourne.

They had three children:-

77. RICHARD HINGSTON, born 1878. He married LUCY ADELINE UPJOHN in 1905. Richard moved with his family to Melbourne. Died 1953 aged 67 at Thornbury, Victoria.

They had children (no further details given since they were all born after 1900):-

78. THOMAS JAMES HINGSTON, born c. 1881, married MARGARET LARKINS. Died 1948 aged 67 at Ballarat.

They had children (no further details given since they were all born after 1900):-


In the previous version of Tree HN 3. John Hingston was shown as the son of 2. Walter and the father of the Major James Hingston, but there seems to be little evidence for it and the dates do not match. I have left the entry on this page for convenience

JOHN HINGSTON. Organist to Cromwell. Now listed separately in Tree HP#2


Gordon Stimmell has a long family pedigree that was apparently compiled by W E Hingston, the compiler of the Vine Tree and clearly someone who spent a long time studying the Hingston line. However, it contains a number of dubious items.

John Hingston 1336
Robert Hingston 1311 These three dates must be regarded as suspect.
Richard Hingston 1312
William of Hingston 1370
Robert Hingston 1400
Robert Hingston 1425
Richard Hingston 1460
Richard Hingston 1500
Andrew Hingston of Wormwell (Wonwell near Holbeton?) 1530
Walter Hingston 1566
John Hingston (Cromwell's Organist) 1600 (No. 3 in this tree)
Major James Hingston 1635. This date is probably too late for him to have fought in the English Civil War, probably by about 10 years. (No 4 in this tree)
James Hingston 1640. This date must be suspect. A date between 1650 and 1670 is more plausible (No 6 in this tree)
William Hingston 1700. (No 7 in this tree)
Edward Hingston 1733 (No. 30 in this tree) but with a very different pedigree


Places

There is now an extremely good web site run by the Ordnance Survey of Ireland where historical maps of Ireland can be viewed. It has 6" and 25" historical maps, including some showing townland boundaries, that can be overlaid on modern maps. It also has three sets of aerial photography for different dates that is more detailed than those available from Google or other sites. Unfortunately it is not possible to link to a specific location yet but the relevant locations have been transferred to the Hingston Maps page.

Jack Crowley <crowleyj@indigo.ie> and Brian Phelan <phelanb@eircom.net> have identified some of the locations for me.

Cloyne is a small village a few miles inland on the east side of Cork harbour. It was important a long time ago as the seat of the bishop of the diocese of the same name. The Established Church merged it a long time ago into the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. The great thinker, Dr. Berkeley, was Bishop of Cloyne around 1740. The RC Diocese is now centred at Cobh (formerly Queenstown).

Inchicore is a working class suburb of Dublin long associated with railway yards and works. It was the operational HQ of the Great Southern and Western Railway.

Whitehall and Cunamore are both townlands in the civil parish of Aghadown, Barony of Carbery West, on the shores of Roaringwater Bay about 6 miles SW of Skibereen, according to Brian Phelan <phelanb@eircom.net>. This matches up with what Stan Hingston <rose.massage@sk.sympatico.ca> believes, where Whitehall is near the location of the original farm home at Cunamore of his great-grandfather Samuel Hingston.

Aglish is a townland in the civil parish of Aglish, Barony of Muskerry East, on the S bank of the R Lee about 8 miles E of Macroom.


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Updated by Chris Burgoyne 9th January 2018