Hingston Odds and Ends

This page will include all the odd facts that do not appear to fit any of the existing trees. If anyone sends me snippets of information it is likely to end up here, unedited. So this page is likely to change more rapidly than the others. Newest additions will be at the top, otherwise no order. If you can help anyone with a query that has been placed here, please reply directly to them and copy it to me.

Items in Green have been dealt with and found a home in the main Hingston trees. It is my intention to end up with all material on this page in Green!

Chris Burgoyne

78. Marlene Clark (marlene.clark@pei.sympatico.ca) is seeking information about a William Hingston who with a John Clark, stood surety for 100 pounds (about 150,000 pounds today), in October 1777 to guarantee the marriage of John Clark and Abigail Taylor at Halifax, Nova Scotia. That's a lot of money to put up so they should both have been fairly wealthy. I know of no suitable William H in Canada this early. This is the time of the American War of Independence and there were fears that Nova Scotia would join the Revolutionary States, so there was a considerable presence of Royal Navy and Army at the time. If anyone has any suggestions please send them to Marlene and copy them to me.

The full entry reads

Public Archives of Nova Scotia, RG 32, No. 132, Marriage Bond Oct. 15, 1777:
Marriage Bond 15 Oct 1777
Province of  Nova Scotia )    Know all Men by these Presents that Mr. John Clark of Halifax Gent and William Hingston are held and firmly bound to Mariot Arbuthnot Esquire Lieutenant Governor & Commander in Chief in and over His Majestys Province of Nova Scotia in the sum of one hundred pounds lawfully money of Great Britain to be paid Mariot Arbuthnot Esquire or his certain Attorney, Executor. Administrators or Assigns for the two payment whereof we find ourselves and each of us, by himself for the whole and every part thereof and the said Executors and Administrators of us and each of us firmly by these presents.  Sealed with our seals dated the fifteenth day of October in the Seventeenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign King George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland.  King Defender of the Faith and so forth, and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred seventy seven.
The Condition of this Obligation is such that, if after, there shall not appear, any lawfulness or Impediment by reason of consanguinity, Affinity, or any other lawfull means, whatever but that the said John Clark Bachelor and Abigail Taylor Spinster may lawfully Solemnize marriage together, and in the same afterwards remain, and continue for man and wife.  Answering to the Laws in that behalf provided.  And if the same marriage shall be openly Solemnized according to the Form of the Book of Common Prayer, now by Law Established, and if the above bounden, John Clark and William Hingston do save harm ______ the said Mariot Arbuthnot Esquire and other his Affairs whatsoever by reason of the Principles then this Obligation to be Void, or else to reamin in full force and virtue.

Added 16/8/2015. CJB

77. Elizabeth Lindsay <elsket@bigpond.net.au> has sent me details of her Hingston connection. It is not clear where they fit in but there are references to Newton Ferrers in several places on this site.

1. WILLIAM HINGSTON b. Abt 1660, Devon married MARY b. Abt 1670, Devon

they had a son:-

2. WILLIAM HINGSTON bap. 19 Sep 1696, Newton Ferrers, d. 1740. He married GRACE HELE bap. 25 Apr 1698, Cornwood, Devon, d. Bef 31 Mar 1776, Newton Ferrers

they had several children:-

3. RICHARD HINGSTON bap. 3 Nov 1723, Newton Ferrers, bur. 18 Nov 1791, Wembury, Devon. He married MARY FRIEND (bap. 15 Apr 1716, Wembury bur. 14 Apr 1779, Wembury). He was employed between 1745 and 1791 as Steward of Down Thomas Manor, Wembury. Between 1745 and 1791, he probably lived at Hingstons Tenement, which was owned by Francis Hingston in 1730, became New Inn, now Mussell Inn, Down Thomas, Wembury.

They had two children

76. Justine Gerry <gerryactivetraining@bigpond.com> has an intriguing tale about a Cornish ancestor. There is a family tale that her great grandmother ELIZA BISHOP was working in a pub in Cornwall; her father teased her about being an old maid so she said she would marry the next man that asked her. A sailor at the bar, RICHARD HINGSTON did just that and they married in either 1838 or 1848. Richard's parents were RICHARD and ELIZA HINGSTON. They emigrated to Australia in 1879. He died in 1883; she died in Sydney in 1919. She was apparently a dealer in diamonds. There is no marriage in FreeBMD between a Hingston/Kingston and Bishop so the marriage may have taken place before 1837, although there was a marriage at Falmouth in 1848 involving a Richard Hingston, and on the same page there is an Elizabeth Herbertson. Justine knows of an Eliza Bishop born 1816 who could be suitable. HL#14. Richard and Eliza Hingston emigrated in 1880 but don't match all the details - her surname was Gerry but her father was a publican in Cornwall.

(added 8th May 2011)

75. Janet Few <janet@few4.orangehome.co.uk> is searching for information about her 4 x great grandmother, Rebecca Hingstone who had been born about 1767 in Morley. On 20th July 1785 in Halwell she married Robert Hannaford, who was born about 1762 in Devon. They had nine children baptised in Halwell: Elizabeth 1st October 1786; Rebecca 31st May 1789; Robert 1st May 1791; John 9th February 1794 and William 23rd July 1797 who was buried in Halwell on 2nd April 1798, at this point the family were described as being ‘of Ritson’ which is just outside the centre of Halwell. Four younger children of Robert and Rebecca were also baptised at Halwell: Mary 14th April 1799, who married John Yabsley; Harriet 16th May 1802 who married Halwell Innkeeper John Hallett; William 9th December 1804 and 3 x great grandmother, Grace, on 21st June 1807. By 1841 Robert and Rebecca had moved to the centre of Halwell with their son, William, who was also a stonemason. They were living in a property now known as 1 Church Cottages, where Robert worked as a stonemason. The cottage, which was owned by the parish, had a piece of arable land and a small apple orchard attached. On 19th February 1841 Rebecca, then aged seventy three, was a deponent at a cornoner’s inquest into the death of John Cholwich. The inquest was held in the New Inn in Halwell and was conducted by the coroner Joseph Gribble. During her evidence Rebecca stated that she had spent her whole life in Halwell. The deceased, John Cholwich, had been an inmate of Halwell poor house for some time and was said to be ‘out of his mind’ and unable to tolerate wearing clothing. According to his death certificate, Robert Hannaford died on 16th June in 1842, although his gravestone reads 1840 and the burial register entry is for 1841. He died of asthma at Halwell and his daughter in law Mary was the informant. Rebecca was the executrix to Robert’s will and signs quite clearly. He leaves her a property known as Newwill (New Mill?) in Diptford. In 1851, the widowed Rebecca and her son, William, appear to still be at 1 Church Cottages, together with two Yabsley grandchildren of Rebecca. Rebecca died of old age on 9th December 1851 at Halwell and was buried there on 12th; her son John, of Harbertonford, Devon was the informant.

74. From a web site of Michigan records. A death certificate of William Hingston, a Farmer of Tittabawassee, Saginaw County, Michigan, who died on 13 Feb 1912. He was supposedly born on 27 Dec 1859 in England, the son of another William Hingston. The mother's name was not recorded. There is no suitable birth recorded in FreeBMD in either the last quarter of 1859 or the first quarter of 1860. Added 22 Mar 2009

73. From a web site about Mark Twain

Edward Peron Hingston (1823?–76), an Englishman, was an experienced theatrical agent and manager. Between 1856 and 1863 he had worked for the “Wizard of the North” (John Henry Anderson, a popular magician) on tours of Australia and the United States. From 1863 to 1865 he had been the agent and friend of Artemus Ward on his American tour, as well as, since June 1866, in England. Hingston also helped John Camden Hotten become Ward’s English publisher, even providing prefaces for Hotten’s editions. Clemens had enjoyed several days of revelry with Hingston and Ward in December 1863, when Ward’s American tour brought them to Virginia City (L1, 269–70 n. 5). In this letter to Hingston, he mentioned his own recent lectures not in chronological order, but in the descending order of their paid attendance. Hingston knew what it meant to command a “crowded house” at Platt’s Music Hall (as Mark Twain had on 16 November) because three years before, Ward had done the same thing: Hingston recalled in The Genial Showman that the price of admission was “one dollar, and the receipts exceeded one thousand six hundred dollars.” Clemens estimated his own paid attendance in Platt’s Hall at fourteen hundred, while both Maguire’s Academy of Music (which he filled on 2 October) and Congress Hall (which he filled on 10 December) were smaller, with crowds estimated at twelve to thirteen hundred and seven to eight hundred, respectively. He also recalled that from these lectures he “amassed twelve or fifteen hundred dollars,” which “was about half—the doorkeeper got the rest,” an allusion to Denis McCarthy, his manager at the time (Boase, 1:63, 1482–83; Seitz, 121–29, 170, 176, 184; Hingston, 299–300; SLC to James Redpath, 22 Jan 71, NN-B; “‘Mark Twain’s’ Lecture,” Californian 5 [6 Oct 66]: 5; “Mark Twain’s Lecture,” San Francisco Morning Call, 11 Dec 66, 1; AD, 11 Apr 1906, CU-MARK, in MTA, 2:351).

From the Australian DNB. HINGSTON, JAMES (1830-1902), notary public and travel writer, was born in 1830 in London, son of John Hingston, cabinet-maker, and his wife Sarah. James's elder brother was Edward Peron Hingston (d.1876), the essayist and friend and editor of the American humorist, Artemus Ward. As a 'mere lad', James became an office boy and soon moved to employment by an attorney, augmenting his meagre wages by night work in a newspaper office. In 1852 he arrived in Victoria aboard the Cleopatra and proceeded to the Mount Alexander goldfields, where he was largely unsuccessful. After six months he returned to Melbourne to establish a law agency and patent business in Chancery Lane, which he ran all his life, later in partnership with Alfred Ford. Hingston never married and died while sojourning in England, on 7 March 1902 at Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, and was buried in Kensal Green cemetery, London, with his parents and brother. Now in Tree HO.

72. Andrew and Pat Whittaker have a web site which includes:- Our Hingston family lived in Dittisham, Devon. John Hingston was born in 1775 son of John Hingston and Elizabeth Cranford. He became a shipwright and married Mary Tucker in 1806 in Dartmouth. Their daughter Mary Tucker Hingston married Edward Williams in 1835 in Portsea. John and Elizabeth are listed in Dartmouth in 1851.

71. Mike Breward <mike.breward@btinternet.com> is seeking information about a George Hingston who was a "Factor" (Agent) for the Royal African Company and sailed on the ship The Arthur to New Calibar (now in Nigeria) in 1677-78 to trade for slaves, taking them to Barbados. He has transcribed the original ship's log written by George for the National Archives. He wants to find out more about him for an MA Dissertation he is undertaking at University of West of England. It is possible that George is the ancestor of the West Indian Hingstons, about which we know very little.

There were certainly Hingstons in Barbados, as evidenced by Samuel William Hinkson who was admitted to St Catherine's College Cambridge in 1835 (see the university page) and lived on the Colleton Estate in Barbados. This was one of the largest sugar plantations on the isalnd and certainly had strong Devon connections.

If anyone has information please send it to Mike and copy it to me to place on the site.

70. Some snippets from: Peter Hingston <46walter@onetel.com> writes

1) I found the passenger list for the "Shalimar" which sailed from Liverpool 22 Aug 1862 and arrived Melbourne 15 Nov 1862 - in steerage were Jno. Kingston aged 25 married and English, Elizabeth Kingston aged 20 married and English (both on Ticket 4197); also Jno. Hingston aged 40 single and Irish (Ticket 4267).

2) I guess you have seen the web item about the Holbeton fire 1754 affecting John & Ralph Hingston.

3) From Poulton le Fylde (Lancs) parish registers: 1668 September xij A collection for Richard Hinxton in the count of Cambridge ffor Burninge all Houses Barnes & all that he hade the sum of 1s-8d

4) Ludlow P/R: 6 Jan1600 bapt William b.s.John Jennins & Elizabeth Hinxon.

5) Quite a few years ago, while I was still in Auckland, I made notes from either Burke or Debrett the following two items which you probably already have: A daughter of Robert Hingston of Wonnwell married Philip Courtenay and their daughter Elizabeth married Edward Courtenay, earl of Devonshire who died 1509.

69. JOHN HINGSTON married SARAH MORTIMER 28 May 1823 at St Pancras, London. This marriage was previously shown in one of the New Zealand Trees but it is now known that this was wrong. If anyone knows where it fits in, please let me know. (Added 1/1/07) Now in Tree HO.
68. Nick Gread <canterburycrusaders@paradise.net.nz> has a relative Mary Hingston ADAMS b1809. Her parents were Robert ADAMS and Sarah STEER; Robert's parents were John ADAMS and Elizabeth (surname unknown).

Does anyone know where they fit into the Hingston trees? (Added 29/12/06)

67. Diantha Howard has provided the following Hingston entries from the Revelstoke PRs (added 8/11/06)

Here are the Hingston entries from the P.R. fiche I have of Revelstoke: (Bps 1650-1878, mar 1650-1837, burials 1650-1913)

Judeth (Judith on copy), dau Georg & Mary Hingston bp 26 Jul 1684
Richa: (Richard on copy), son Georg & Mary Hingston bp 6 Jun 1686
Margaret, dau John & Sarah Hingston of Revelstoke, shipwright, bp 10 Jan 1819

William Hingston & Marcery Hoad mar 3 Feb 1672/3 (On another fiche it says Mary)
Roger Hemoner of parish of Newton Ferrers & Elizabeth Hingston, wido, mar 1656 by contract, banns 3, 10, 17 May.

William Hingston of Passage House, bu 27 Nov 1815, age 2 yrs

66. Ann Davies has come across the following entry in the DRO/Modbury files (FILE - James Hingston - ref. 269A/PO 1945 - date: 1807
[from Scope and Content] For his wife Mary and one child the sum of £3 2s 6d for 25 weeks pay from 2? June to 21 Dec 1807, being a corporal in South Devon

She surmises that this could be could be James be the son of no 26 of tree HD, but the problem is that the DFHS marriage index has no suitable mariage for a James and Mary. Posted 5/6/06

65. Jack Steer <jacks@bukanin.fsnet.co.uk>, who runs the Steer mailing list, is interested in finding out about Gertrude Hingston SHERRIFF, who married Thomas Steer on 1 May 1816 at South Milton in Devon. In the 1851 census Gertrude claimed to have been born in West Alvington in 1795/6, but she does not appear to have been baptised there. The use of Hingston as a middle name would imply that there may have been a Hingston/Sherriff marriage at some time, but I have no evidence for one. Posted 3 Sep 2004.

64. There are several links to the HEWETT/HEWITT families but so far no connection between them. However, it could be important because it could well be the route to linking the HH and HL trees together.

Vine No. 789 John Hingston of Morley, later of Liscard, son of John 780 and Mary 2487. Born 9 April 1728. Married Miss Hewett 2164, of Fowey, Cornwall. They left two sons - Richard 1101 and George 1102. Mr Hingston was in "His Majesty's Customs" until his death, 24 July 1742. (One of these dates must be wrong since he would only have been 14 at death)

Andrew Hutchison <andrew.hutchison@fox-europe.com> is looking for links to John Hinkson who married Anne Hewitt in Fowey in Cornwall in 1746. Is this the same as the line above?

There is almost certainly a link to the discussion in Tree HH.

THOMAS HEWITT HINGSTON, baptised at 12 Oct 1777 at Mevagissey, the son of RICHARD HINGSTON married ELIZABETH ROLLIN TREGILGASS (Tree HL#1) on 19 Mar 1777 in Mevagissey. He was described as a fisherman or as a seaman. In the 1841 census Thomas is shown as a butcher, living at River Street, Mevagissey with his wife ANN, aged 49. There are no children shown. There was a marriage on 28 Jan 1833 in Mevagissey between Thomas Hingston and Ann Plummer and another on 25 Aug 1823 at Creed, which is close to Mevagissey, between Thomas Hingston and Joanna Tremain)

Kate Boyce <kateboy@optusnet.com.au> has a JOHN HEWITT HINGSTON who in 1874 in West Alvington married Amelia LIDSTONE, born 1852 Churchstow daughter of Richard LIDSTONE, farmer, and Susan EDWARDS. In the 1881 census Amelia HINGSTON is recorded at her father's place in West Alvington. Now in Tree HH

Updated 27th December 2006

63. Val Henderson <paul@thornbank.freeserve.co.uk> supplied this family Now in in Tree HA.

WILLIAM HINGSTON and his wife MARY ELIZABETH brought 5 children to be baptised at St Peter Parish, Plymouth on the same day (15 Aug 1872). The family were living at 7 Summerland Place, Plymouth amd the father was described as a Carpenter.

The children were:-

62. According to a transcription of the names recorded in Devonians and New England settlement before 1650, a paper by R. D. Brown presented to the Devonshire Association at Budleigh Salterton in 1963.

Philip Hinkson from Holbeton emigrated to Scarboro, Maine

Brown assembled his list of names from a number of sources, but the principal one was Charles Edward Banks' Topographical Dictionary of 2,885 English Emigrants to New England, 1620 - 1650, first edited and published in 1937 by Elijah Ellsworth Brownell; second edition in 1957; third edition in 1963.

61. According to Polwhele's Biographical Sketches in Cornwall there was a Hingston killed at the Battle of Trafalgar. I have not seen the original record so do not know any details. See Tree HM#10.

60. Mrs I Lang <DartplayerDIESEL@aol.com> writes:- I am looking for any descendents of my mothers family who was born 1913. Her name was Gertrude Lilly Hingston she had 2 brothers Charles, Philip and a sister named Ann. They came from Barnstaple in Devon.

59. Jocelyn Lloyd <jelldo@bigfoot.com> writes:- William Thomas Hingston, married my g. grandmother Charlotte in NSW in 1855. One child was born and then W T Hingston disappeared. Charlotte later married my G grandfather Gilbert Cory. The family believe he came from Devon. The family have now created a website from which the following information is abstracted.

1. WILLIAM THOMAS HINGSTON, born about 1827 in Gloucestershire, England. He emigrated to Australia where, on 28 Feb 1855 at Benbullan, NSW, he married CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH HAINES, daughter of William Haines and Charlotte Ashwick. She had been b. 15 Sep 1833, Cheltenham Spa, Gloucestershire and d. 16 Apr 1924, Ashtonleigh, Vacy, NSW. It is not known when he went to Australia or on what ship. Thomas was obviously educated and his ability to read and write was a great advantage, as he entered the employment of Mr Gilbert Cory of Vacy as his Book Keeper and it was during that time that he apparently met his future wife, Charlotte Haines, the Cory family Governess. Family stories say that Thomas was killed by a fall from a horse, shortly after his only son was born in 1856, but there is no evidence to support this, nor can a death certificate be located. Charlotte apparently entered into a relationship with her employer, Gilbert Cory, a widower with ten children, and had a further nine children by him between 1859 and 1873. Those children were officially named Hingston but adopted the name Cory. Charlotte and Gilbert married in 1876 in Maitland, NSW, some three years after their youngest child was born, and it is from this record that it is definitely established that Charlotte was a widow but for how long is not recorded. "The Morton Bay Courier" of 9th March 1861 reported the death of one William Hingston in the vicinity of Little Ipswich (Ipswich). Whilst holding the reins of his horse to prevent it moving backwards when crossing the local One Mile Bridge he collapsed and fell backwards. He was moved to the Queensland Hotel, but could not be revived and died thirty minutes later. The coroners report stated that he had suffered from disease of the liver, but the cause of death was in fact due to the intense heat of the day. (There is no evidence that this is in fact William Thomas Hingston but he does not appear in either the 1867 or 1872 Post Office Directories, although there was a William Kingston, shopkeeper in Singleton.)

William and Charlotte had one child:-

2. WILLIAM THOMAS HINGSTON, born 12 May 1856 at Gostwyck, NSW. On 8 Sep 1881 at Glengarry, NSW he married CHRISTINA FERGUSON who had been born 12 Nov 1859, Falconer, NSW and died 26 Dec 1943, Tenterfield, NSW. He died 8 Oct 1933 Tenterfield, NSW. (The only William Thomas Hingston I know is HD#47, who was living in Tasmania at the time, married and having children. There are some Hingstons in Tree HD at Cheltenham and Bristol, both in Gloustershire, but there is no suitable William.)

This entry updated 2nd Jun 2011.

58. Steve Steere <smeagle@callnetuk.com> has written:- I have looked in Pigot & Co's London & Suburbs Directory of 1839 and found.

Hingston Philip W, builder, 38 Hedge Row, Islington.
Hingston Joseph, carpenter, house agent and furniture dealer, 78 Park Street, Camden Town.

57. Marlene Kavanagh <DanKavanagh@access.net.au> has provided information about a convict, James HINGSTON- from England- age 15 years, who was sent to Port Arthur Tasmania, but we do not have any date, nor do we know where he came from in England or whether he remained in Tasmania after his sentence was complete.

56. David Cain <David@robcourt.freeserve.co.uk> asks on behalf of Harry Bishop who has a John Homer Bond who marries into the Hingston tree, I believe to a Violet Gladys Hingston, he thinks they married in 1919.

55. (See HN#58) 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.

Hingston entered the Indian Medical Service in 1910 and served in France, Africa and the Middle East during World War I. In 1920 he published a book detailing his 1914 & 1916 travels in the Himalayan valley of Hazara, in what is now Pakistan, entitled “A Naturalist in Himalaya.” As a naturalist he collected 10,000 animal samples (insects for the largest part), and 500 plant specimens during the 1924 expedition. Among his finds were a species of Black Attid spiders he discovered living at 22,000 feet, the highest known habitat for any animal.

Hingston retired in 1927 though he made further expeditions to Greenland, Africa and Guyana. He continued to write extensively, including “Physiological Difficulties in the Ascent of Mount Everest,” published in The Alpine Journal (1925), and a contribution to Norton’s 1924 book “The Fight for Everest.” Hingston passed away in 1966.

(I believe he was Irish but I do not know how he fits in to Tree HN)

54. Ian Stoyle came across this entry in the Western Times, Sat 17 Oct 1835): A very short item stating that Hingston, of Teignmouth, had been killed by falling from a building only seven feet high, and that his nephew, Arscott, had been killed in the same manner the previous week. "Both were respectable men". (We know that there were Hingstons in Shaldon, across the river from Teignmouth) Now in Teignmouth page.

53. From Paul Benyon's excellent site of extracts from the Navy List. William Hales Hingston was created Midshipman on 24 Jan 1866 and Sub-lieutenant on 24 Jul 1870. On 1st Sep 1869 he was appointed to HMS Vestal (Almost certainly a member of Tree HN but no known WHH this late). George Hingston was promoted to Lieutenant on 10 Jan 1825.

52. Patricia Hard <hardlines@burcom.com.au> writes:-

My interest is in a Margaret Hingston born c1820 in Newton Ferrers, Devon. She married Captain Philip Henry Nicholls and had one child that I know of. That was Sarah Jane Dawson Nicholls born 16 May 1856 in Hulme, Manchester, Lan. They may have had another, Philip Henry named after his father. Margaret was alive in 1881 but died before the 1891 Census.

Eileen Garcia <eileendgarcia@yahoo.com> adds that her g.g.grandmother Rebecca Caroline Hayman Nicholls was also a daughter; she was born at Plymouth on the 1st Nov. 1840. Margaret Hingston was her mother. There is a great biography written about Rebecca Croad (her married name), called, "A Service of Suffering". Apparently Margaret Hingston's mother's mother was from a wealthy family, but had been disowned of her father due to her choice of husband.

51. Jon Saunders <jonsaunders@cantab.net> writes:-
In my genealogical research I have come across a William Hingston married to Grace Hell, 24 Jan 1720, Newton Ferrers, Devon. I have not been able to find out any more, or to find either of them on your pages and wonder whether someone might know something.

I have been sent (13/08/2009) the following by Alick Lavers. He is a descendant of Thomas LAVERS and Margery HINGSTON, via Philip LAVERS born about 1777, and has sent the following tree which clearly relates to the query above:-

WILLIAM HINGSTON married GRACE HELE 24 Jan 1720 at Newton Ferrers, Devon. He died in 1740. Grace was buried 31 Mar 1776 at Newton Ferrers.

William and Grace had the following children:-

There is clearly a number of Hingstons in the Newton Ferrers/Revelstoke area who are not linked in to the existing trees.

Updated 23/8/2009.

50. Sue Durant <sdurant1@yahoo.co.uk> writes:-
I am researching my grandmother, Florence Henson's, family from Woodbury, Devon in the 1800s. Before that the only clue I have is an Edward Inkson from Broadclyst in about 1770. It has been suggested the family probably originate from Hingstons of Exeter who were established there by the 1600s. (9 Jun 2003)

49. Bob Hartley <Hartlovap@aol.com> writes:- I have just started researching the Hingston family on behalf of my wife (Evelyn Carol Hingston). At the moment we know that her father (Courtney George) was born in Plymouth and his parents were Edward Ernest Hingston and Beatice Lillian Netting (Stoke Damerel). I have Edward as being born 1895 in Plymouth and Beatrice in 1894.

48. DebbiePrince <debprince@sympatico.ca> (Posted on Hingston-L web site). Is there any chance anyone on the list might know anything further of: Sarah Hinkston whose marriage licence bonds are noted in the Diocese of Kilmore and Ardagh, County Cavan, Ireland to Thomas ARGUE about 1770?

47. Bev Kemp <billbev@gateway.net.au> would like to know about William Kemp b 1890/92 d 1972 Plymouth married Lillian Rose Hingston, who died aged 77 Plymouth.

46. Hunsaker <Hunsaker@email.msn.com> writes:- I have an old album which includes Hingston:
A remembrance card printed by the H.F. Wendell & Co., Leipsic, Ohio. Sam Oldrey Hingston. B. 10/01/1832. D. 04/30/1906 (74 yrs. 6 mos.)

45. Suzanne Tedeschi <suzannesdog@bellsouth.net> is seeking information about a distant relative, NATHANIEL HINGSTON, who was born about 1889 in the Salcombe area. He married Myra Barnes in about 1918, possibly in Devon or Cornwall; she was from Polruan or Fowey in Cornwall and was the daughter of John Barnes and Mary Trembath. They had three children, Jack, 1919-1975; Dorothy (1920-1930) and Virginia (1922-1926). Myra died in 1926, in childbirth, and the children were brought up by her sister Emma. It seems that Nathaniel disappeared and Suzanne would like to know what happened to him subsequently and something about his ancestry. This entry breaks my rule about not publishing information about people after 1900 but I think it is justified in this case. (27 May 2004)

Updated 28th February 2006 - Suzanne now believes that Nathaniel is the Edgar N. J. Hingston, aged 2, born at Salcombe, in the 1891 census at Malborough Village, living with Ellen E Hingston, aged 27, born at Salcombe, in the home of Ellen's aunt Margaret Cleverley, a 78 year old widow, born Aveton Gifford, and described as a plain worker sewing shirts. The census entry is actually for West Alvington, but that parish extends right up to Malborough. Suzanne believes that Ellen may be the Ellen Elizabeth Hingston, daughter of 12. Abraham Hingston in Tree HF, but that Ellen married in 1890 so there is potential confusion here.

44. In 1886, P. Hingston, Captain of a Trawler, was awarded a Bronze medal by the Royal Humane Society, for an incident Off the Eddystone Light, near Plymouth, Devon, on 26 May 1886. These are normally awarded for saving life at sea. See http://www.lsars.eurobell.co.uk/bronz86s.htm. Added 28 Feb 2002, CJB.

43.Miriam Smith <miriams@mpx.com.au> writes:-

By chance I have come across the HINGSTON name in my BANKS research.

It started with a marriage in the Boyds Marriage Index - The marriage in Fowey of:

1792 Elizabeth Kesnet BANKS = Ric HINGSTON

I put it up on the Cornwall Mailing List and got the following info:
Richard HINGSTON, block-maker, and Elizabeth Kesmet BANKS 8 May 1792

(These might be the descendants of 14. Lazarus Hingston in tree HD - cjb)

Then a bit later, the same person gave me the following: Abraham HINGSTON, mariner, of St. Nicholas, co Devon, and Mary RUNDLE lic. 23 Dec 1770
(St Nicholas refers to Shaldon, near Teignmouth where there was a Hingston family of whom he know very little - cjb) See Teignmouth page

Miriam would be interested to hear from anyone who has information about Elizabeth Kesnet BANKS??

42. Now listed in Tree HM.

Ian Salmon <Ansonfish@aol.com> is seeking information about

Thomas Edward Hingston b 13 9 1886 Stoke Damerel (Devonport) my GGrandfather.
Alfred Howard Hingston b 1887 Stoke Damerel

Their father Thomas Hingston b 1859 Bristol (1881 census) Living in Stoke Dameral 1881 my GGGrandfather.
Their mother Caroline Hingston (Woodley) b 1858 (1881 census) Thomas and Caroline married Aug 1881 Stoke D.

Thomas Hingston's father is shown as Malachi Hingston (which points to a link to the St Ives family - CJB)
His profession is a Shipwright.
Added 17/5/2001 - CJB

41.Jim L. Johnson <jljiv@yahoo.com> is seeking information about William Hingston and his wife Grace, of Newton Ferrers in Devon, who had a daughter Margery (born October 02, 1736). Margery married Thomas Lavers (born 1737).
He is descended from Margery and Thomas. Jim has a web page at http://www.geocities.com/jljiv. Can anyone help - if so please contact Jim and copy the information to me.

40.Diana Beabey <dianabeabey@onetel.net.uk> is searching for a link between Hingston and Mathews in the Modbury area in South Devon. Her ggg grandfather was Edward Hingston Matthews b: 1792 in Modbury and d: 24 Mar 1872. He is buried in the Church yard at Aveton Giffard. He married Mary Cole in Aveton Giffard on 21 December 1822. She knows that Edward Hingston Matthews father was Edward Matthews who died in 1840 and is buried at Modbury. But as yet cannot find his marriage to a Mary who may have been a Hingston. Can anyone help? If so please contact Diana and copy the information to me.

39. Mary Logan <ilbg18230@blueyonder.co.uk> is secretary of The Brooking Society. They have various Brooking-Hingston marriages recorded on their charts. One is Elizabeth b. 1703. Another is Ann Brooking who married William Hingston at Newton Ferrers on 3rd November 1803. The third is Mary Reynolds who appears on a Brooking Chart as marrying Andrew Hingston on 9th July 1711. There is also a Richard Brooking who married Jane Hingston Wyatt. You seem to have details of these but you may not have John Brooking who married Amy Hingston at Malborough 17th Jan 1631 for whom we have four children and the marriage of one. If anyone has a Hingston connection which leads to Brooking and would be interested in joining The Brooking Society he will be pleased to send them details. They have over 1,200 charts, issue 3 journals a year and hold an annual meeting. (updated 1/1/05)

38. Hingston, Stoke Gabriel to Australia. Now in a new Tree HV.

Ray Hingston <houseofh@internode.on.net> is investigating the link between an Edwin Hingston in Australia, born Stoke, Devon, in 1833. The most likely candidate for the parents is the family shown in Stoke Gabriel in 1851. Edwin is absent from that census but is present in 1841. Edwin drowned in a flood. Intriguingly, there seems to have been another Edwin Hingston at the same place of work. The following summarises what we know at the moment. If this line can be pushed further back I will list it as a separate tree - CJB

37. Now listed in Tree HO

Hingstons in New Zealand. From Earl Hingston <hingdesplus@s054.aone.net.au>

Earl writes:- I have been researching my family tree (Hingston) for some time and have got back to my great great great grandfather Philip WIlliam Hingston who lived in Islington, London. He died in 1849 and according to the details in the 1841 census was probably about 80. As he was not born in the county of Middlesex I am having difficulty tracing his forebears, place of birth etc.

His son Frederick Hingston emigrated to Australia in 1849 with his 3 children. The older son Frederick John subsequently emigrated to New Zealand in 1865. He fathered 12 children, my grandfather Herbert being one of them.

(This looks to me very similar to No. 3 below) Added 12/7/2000

36. See HO#26. Hingstons in Kenya in the 20th century - request for help from Doris Meierhofer nee Mangeli <hming@swissonline>

(Can anyone help Doris and put us in contact with this family? - CJB)

I was thrilled to find that you are doing research on this family. I lived with a family Hingston in Kenya in the late 60's. Actually they fostered me. I have tried for over 25 years to get any news of them. They left Kenya and either went to the UK or to Austrailia. The names were: parents, Jim (nick named nunk)and Jean ( nick named cob), children, Timothy, Joanna, Chrispin. They were a part of a large family and I wonderd whether you have come across them.
I hope so very much that you have. These people were so helpful to me and remain very dear in my heart.
I live in Switzerland.

Many thanks for any response.

Doris Meierhofer nee Mangeli

35.Hingstons in Richmond, Surrey. Wynne McLachlan <bigmac@winshop.com.au> writes

Have just come across some information that maybe you can help me with. In an extract from a Louisa Worsfold's manuscript that is in the Auckland Institute Library she talks about the property purchased by the Hingston's in Wairoa, this being William GCH b 1802 and she says "He said that his brother kept the "Star and Garter" Hotel at Richmond, Surrey, but I don't think his family in NZ had any communication with their English relations."

(Does anyone have any information which could help Wynne? Added 6/3/2000)



Liberty Invaded ; or, the Remarkable Case of an English Lady, presumptuously held in a Slavish Imprisonment within these his Majesty’s Dominions, without Crime against, or any Demand upon, her. Addressed to the Honourable House of Commons.

Is Albion’s once fam’d Spirit wholly flown?
Shall Britons under worst of Slaveries groan,
In Mankish Jails immured
What ! shall the Fair, whose Right is to be free,
Crimeless in Dungeons mourn lost Liberty?
And England not resent the base Indignity!

London : printed for and sold by W. Owen, near Temple-Bar ; and G. Woodfall, near Charing-Cross, 1750-1. (Price one shilling.) Octavo, pp. 86.

Addressed " To the Honourable Representatives of the People in Parliament assembled," and signed John Baldwin, pp. 1. to v.

"Advertisement to the Reader," pp. vi. to viii.

Case of Mrs. Mary Hingston, with the pleadings in 1747.

Two pamphlets written by a John Baldwin, apparently bemoaning the imprisonment of a Mrs Mary Hingston of Bristol because of the debts of her husband.


British Liberty in Chains, and England’s Ruin on the Anvil, in the Isle of Man, now commonly called Little France, addressed to all Free Britons, zealous for the glory of the King, the Liberties of the People, and safety of the Realm; especially to the laudable Association of Antigallicans. By John Baldwin, Esq.

" Truth is bolder than a Lion,
Will ever stand upright and unshaken, For God himself is truth.
Who, then, are they that durst oppose it?"

" With her there is no receiving of Persons nor Difference; but she doth the things which are just, and abstaineth from unjust and wicked things, and all good men favour her works : neither is there any unjust thing in her judgment ; and she is the Strength, and the Kingdom, and the Power and Majesty of all ages. Blessed be the God of Truth."—l Esci. 4.

London : printed for G. Woodfall, at Charing Cross ; R. Griffiths, in Paternoster Row ; and W. Owen, at 7 Temple Bar. MDCCLV. Octavo. Pp. 93.

A Pamphlet, on Mrs. Mary Hingston of Bristol’s Imprisonrnent in the Isle of Man, for the Debt of her Husband. The author represents the Manx as enemies to the Interests of Great Britain, and inveighs against them for their treatment of Mrs. Hingston.

(Does anyone have more information about the event to which this refers? Chris Burgoyne 7/12/1999)

33.From the Newspaper Indexes referenced from the Devon GENUKI page.

1832 05Mar Hingston John - Wilton gaol
1832 16Apr Hingstone Thomas jnr - stle goods from James Rich Bridgwater
1778 14Sep Hingston Lazarus - Falmouth auction
1778 12Oct Hingston Lazarus - broker Falmouth sale of ship
1778 02Feb Hingstone Mr - Falmouth furniture sale
1773 24May Hingestone John - Wheal Borrow copper mine Mithian
1773 28Jun Hingstone L - broker Falmouth glazier wanted
1774 31Oct Hingston Lazarus - Falmouth tin plate worker bankrupt div
1774 28Mar Hingstone John - Slapton his apprentice ran away
1775 29May Hingston William - Yealmpton
1810 15Mar Hingston John - St Ives Royal Exchange Assurance agent
1810 14Jun Hingston Lazarus - Falmouth sloop sale
1810 14Jun Hingston Nathaniel - Falmouth sloop sale
1811 21Mar Hingston John - St Ives Royal Exchange Assurance agent
1775 29May Hingston William - Yealmpton

From Ann Davies <AD654149@aol.com>. Added 25/10/99, CJB

32.For your "Ephemera" page we noted in the parish registers for Farnham, Surrey, an entry of the Baptism on 23.7.1815 of Mary, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Hingston, Samuel being a carpenter.

From Ann Davies <AD654149@aol.com>. Added 25/10/99, CJB

31.From the GenWeb Project - Newfoundland and Labrador by searching on Hingston I found in Lovell's 1871 Directory - St. John's

while in Newfoundland 1921 Census St. John's West pgs. 499 - 519 {TBA Persons in TBA Households} (I don't know what this means!!) This probably needs to be read in conjunction with No. 14 below. See Newfoundland page.

(Added 2/7/1999 CJB)

Wynne McLachlan <bigmac@winshop.com.au> writes

30. (See HN#73) From the LDS 1881 British Census Cds (presumably at Farnborough).

I have been researching at our local public library on the Gold Coast here in Queensland and have several births, deaths and marriages, including a birth of Archibald C E Hingston born 1919 File #9594 whose parents are George W D and Annie Hingston.

(So it looks like George and Annie emigrated from Ireland to England for several years and then Archibald (at least) moved on to Australia. CJB)

29. (See HN#38) Also found William Freke Hingston who married Florence Matilda Ratcliffe on 4 Oct 1877. William being from the Irish side, whose parents are John Hingston and Elizabeth McComb. A William J Hingston b 1847 was in their list but I can not tie him in.

(Note that a William Freke Hingston, born Inchicore, Ireland 24 Sep 1848 is shown on the printers proof that accompanies the Vine Tree. However, we do not have confirmation about where that information comes from. CJB)

(added 30/6/99 CJB)

28. (Now in Tree HN#75). Marlene Kavanagh in Australia has come across this record. We do not yet have any links to it. From the registration record of births at Ballaarat East in the Colony of Victoria. It is the birth record of one child (Margaret), registered 23 Jun 1884, but it lists a significant amount of other information about the family.

RICHARD HINGSTON, a miner, age 45 (so born about 1839) in County Cork, Ireland, married 17 Aug 1863 at Hobart Town, Tasmania, MARY VAUGHAN, age 44 (so born about 1840) in County Clare, Ireland. Their children were

(added 27/6/1999, CJB)

27. All information now in Tree HD

Cathy Stevenson <cathy@pipeline.com.au> writes:-
I am the 10th great-granddaughter of Andrew Hingston coming from the line of Richard Fox and Hannah Forster (See Tree HD - Richard Fox was the grandson of 11. Richard Hingston). My records show that Andrew (1) was the Son of Richard born 1500. Walter (2) was born 1566 and married Sabilla ??? who died in 1642. Andrew (3) was born 1596, his wife Grace was born 1602 and died 1675. Grace was from Ringmore. Another thing of great interest is that so many Hingston's were in Tasmania and in particular at Westbury as My Dad was the Rector there for a few years and he married me at Westbury. He probably knew quite of few of them not knowing they were relations!

The information I have mostly came from Sir Theodore Fortescue Fox 1899-1989 who kept many records and we exchanged a lot of information before he died.

(I have asked Cathy to send me this information and I will update Tree HD when I have the information - CJB) (Added 15/6/1999)

26.Glover's Ordinary is a collection of Heraldry carried out in Elizabethan times. It appears to feature at least two Heyngeston lines - can someone locate it and extract anything relevant.

(Added 10/6/1999 CJB) Moved to Hingston Arms page

25.According to Gatfield - Guide to Printed Books and Manuscripts relating to Heraldry amd Genealogy, there is a Hingeston pedigree, with notes by D.E.Davy. British Museum Add. MS. No. 19135.

(Added 10/6/1999 CJB) Moved to Hingston Arms page

Richard Coyte <richard@coyte.com> writes

24.a) My great great grandfather Samuel John Coyte b.1854 Leemill, Plympton, Devon married ?date? Elizabeth Hingston b.?date? Lostwithel,Cornwall. David Evans <davidevans47@btinternet.com> has now found the certificate which shows that the marriage took place in the Parish Church at Plympton St Mary on 26 Apr 1884. Elizabeth Hingston was described as a Spinster of Lee Mill Bridge, Plympton St Mary, the daughter of Andrew Hingston, Farmer. Samuel James (sic) Coyte, Bachelor also of Lee Mill Bridge, a Carpenter, son of Richard Coyte, also a Carpenter. Both Samuel and Elizabeth signed the register and the witnesses were John Coyte and James Williams. The most likely entry in FreeBMD is Elizabeth Hingston born at Liskeard in Sep Qtr 1852, but there is also Sophia Elizabeth H born Plymouth Mar 1852 and Elizabeth Brown H born Plymouth Jun 1852. The father's name being Andrew means that they probably fit somewhere into Tree HD but there is no suitable Andrew/Elizabeth combination yet recorded. The closest is HD#70 Andrew Thomas Hingston who had a daughter Elizabeth born in 1863 (sic). (Updated 16 Oct 2007)

b) I also have Beable Hingston married to a Constance Mary Coyte (b.1890 Ivybridge) they had 3 children 1. Mollie (married MARSH) 2. Jean (married TAYLOR) & 3. Beable (b.1918 Plympton) who married Betty White - they had 4 children Roderick, Richard, Lynsay and Linda, all born in Torquay - the family emigrated to Australia

I don't know yet if Elizabeth Hingston and Beable Hinston are related, but I do know that Samuel John Coyte is the 1st cousin 1 generation removed of Connie Coyte.

Bev Hall <bevhall@sioux-lookout.lakeheadu.ca> is also searching for the same person. Her research starts with the birth of Beable Hingston son of Beable Hingston and Constance Mary Coyte of Plymouth in 1918.

Rod & Jan Hingston <owlsnest@nvi.net.au> have Arthur HINGSTON m. Elizabeth DREW. Their son Beable b. South Brent 1896

(Now in Tree HH, No 27)

Avril Symonds <avril@camsearch.freeserve.co.uk> writes

23.I am seeking: Sarah c. 1738 who married Richard Cawse 10/2/1771 at Modbury, Devon. I am slightly suspicious about her d-o-b as she would have been 33 when married although the last child I can find baptised would have been when she was 41, so it is possible.

(This could be Sarah, daughter of James Hingston and Elizabeth Brooking, born Holbeton in 1739/1740 - see Tree HD#12. She would have been born a Quaker. I have no further information about her. CJB)

(Added 10/6/1999)

Annette Moy <moys@one.net.au> writes

22.Richard Hingston was born in Germany (date unknown). He married Esther ..?.... Richard & Esther had at least one child, Harry (b.1867) in Sth. Africa married Elizabeth Hickman in 1896 at Fulham, London. He died bet. Oct - Dec. 1915 in Uxbridge, London. He was an engine driver on the Flying Scotsman between London & Edinburgh. I have children of Harry & Elizabeth Hickman, but know little more than that.

Annette Moy http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/m/o/y/Annette-J-Moy/

(Added 10/6/1999)

21. Now in New Zealand page. Wynne McLachlan <bigmac@winshop.com.au> writes
I am the daughter of a Hingston and have come to a standstill with my ggg-grandfather the notorious sea captain of the convict ship "Hillsborough" which sailed into Sydney 1798-99. William George Cornelius Hingston was born in England around 1740, his son William Hingston b abt 1776 in London m Mary Bruce. Their son William George Cornelius Hingston b 1802 in London m Jane Featherston 1840 Paihia, NZ. William and Jane's son John Wright Hingston b NZ m Matilda Edmonds in NZ and had 8 children including my g-father Arthur Conrad b 1874. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

According to The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes, the government was nervous of publicizing the defects of transportation. They put restrictions on 'these low-lifed barbarous masters, to keep honest.' It set up deferred payments--so much per convict embarked, the rest (usually about 25%) when he or she landed in decent health. Masters and surgeons had to get a certificate by the governor when they arrived in Sydney, rating their performance, if this paper commended their 'Assiduity and Humanity,' there would be a bonus from the transport committee when they got back to England. Some captains were beyond such inducements. In 1798 the contractors of the transport 'Hillsborough' were to get a bonus of &pound;4 10s 6d for every convict landed alive, over and above the &pound;18 per head paid on embarkation. But her master, William Hingston, starved the prisoners, kept them so heavily chained that they could not walk on deck and kept them below in double irons at night. Typhus also raged through the vessel soon after she left Langston Harbor, and one convict in three died. No action was taken against Hingston.

The same book refers to convicts hiding, seemingly with the Captain's knowledge, before the return journey. So they seem to have been willing to put up with Hingston again in order to be able to get back to Britain. (This paragraph added 10/6/1999).

(On http://carmen.murdoch.edu.au/community/dps/convicts there are lists of ships taking convicts to Australia. William Hingston is listed as the Master of the Hillsborough, 764 tons, sailed from Portland Roads 23/12/1798 and 212 days later arrived New South Wales 26/7/1799. She carried 300 male convicts of whom 95 died. The surgeon was John Justice William Kunst. The same web site lists a Jn. Hingston, Master of the Speke, sailed 18/5/1808 from Falmouth with 99 women on board, arrived NSW 16/11/1808 after 182 days with 97 who were landed at Sydney. J MacMillan listed as Surgeon. CJB)
(Added 22/5/1999)

Colin Hingston, 76 Sowden Road, Bradford West Yorkshire BD9 6ED put the following entry in the CFHS journal - he has agreed that I should also post it here.

20.Selina LEDEATT, prob bn 1820s, mar my 2xgt.g.f. Clayton Samuel Hext HINGSTON, who served in 3rd West India Regt. had 2 ch. Clayton William James bn 1849 and Nina bn 1851. Selina d in Jamaica 1854, and Captain HINGSTON in 1857 (poss. in W Africa). Would like to hear from anyone with knowledge of LEDEATT family, and if West Country connected. Also any HINGSTON connected with Falmouth area. Gt.gf. Clayton William James H. lived in Flushing, d 1905; would like to know when he settled there (bn in Antigua). His 3 sons Clayton, William and James HINGSTON all lived in the village, ny gf. Clayton until shortly before his death in 1969.

There were obviously some Hingstons in the West Indies - see the entry on Samuel William Hinkson admitted to St Catherine's College, Cambridge, in 1835. Son of Samuel, Esq., of St John's, Barbados.

(Added 22/5/1999)

19. Now at top of Tree HM

Extracted from:- http://www.primenet.com/~azazella/willscor_pen.html


BALDWIN HINGSTON, gent, of Ludgvan

written: 30 Apr 1661 proved: 23 May 1664

(the above will very torn and fragmented)


(This is an important document since it gives a link between the Holbeton Hingstons and the first Hingstons I know of in Cornwall - CJB)

(Added 22/5/1999, CJB)

http://www.primenet.com/~azazella/robertstree.html Shows Elizabeth Roberts bur. 29 Jan 1701/2, Towednack m. 9 Oct 1700, Towednack, Baldwin Hingston (issue) is presumably related to this family.

(Added 14/7/1999, CJB)

18.Pigot's Directory for Cheltenham, 1830, shows Andrew Hingston, Chymist and Druggist, 98 High St. (Added 22/5/1999, CJB) (Tree HD#29)

17.Pigot's Directory for Bristol, 1830, shows Thomas Hingston, Cabinet Maker/Upholsterer, 7 North St. (Added 22/5/1999, CJB)

16.W.H.Hingston was listed as a Tinsmith amongst the Klondike Goldrush Participants, Dawson City, Yukon Territory. (Added 22/5/1999, CJB) (Tree HH#12)

15.From the RNLI web site - Samuel Hingston, Coxswain of the Falmouth Lifeboat, 1901-1919 (Added 22/5/1999, CJB)

From Jackie Ebsary <aband@email.msn.com>

14.I am writing you from Ontario Canada. I have been researching my family name EBSARY in Nfld.. I was sent information of a HINGSTON that married into our family. I don't know if this is important to your research or not but would be glad to send whatever I can. At first the information came in as KINGSTON but was later changed to Hingston(e). Jackie Ebsary Grimsby Ontario

HINGSTONE Sarah b abt 1861 d. 20 Sept 1894 in St John's Nfld age 33 married EBSARY Stephen Elias 27 Jan 1883 in St John's


See No 31. above. Now in Newfoundland page

(Added 28/4/1999)

From: Diantha Howard <dhoward@zoo.uvm.edu>

13.I have recently been corresponding with a woman, whose grandmother's sister married my g-g-grandfather Andrew Hingston CRISPIN's brother (Edwin CRISPIN). Edwin CRISPIN had a dau. Lydia Hingston CRISPIN, who was this woman's god-mother. Lydia married and lived in Paignton, and her house was called "HINGSTON". My correspondent also mentioned a photograph of a painting of John HINGSTON, a musician at Hampton Court in 1660. (I'm not clear whether the photograph, or painting were in Lydia CRISPIN's house or not.)

The HINGSTON named seemed very important in our family. I think I know all the grandchildren of Richard HELLIER & Lydia HINGSTON, and among them were Andrew Hingston HELLIER, Lydia Hingston HELLIER, Ann Hingston WINTER, Andrew Hingston CRISPIN, and Lydia Hingston DOWER. Andrew Hingston CRISPIN (my g-g-grandfather) named a son AHC, and his brother named a daughter LHC(the one above). And I don't know of any of the grandchildren of Richard & Lydia HELLIER who had HELLIER as a middle name. Perhaps the HINGSTON family was of higher social class than the HELLIERs?

From: Andrew Hingston <ahingst@ibm.net>

12.I was interested in your mention of John Hingston, who was musician first to Charles I, then to the Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell at Hampton Court from around 1654 and presumably remained in his post until the restoration of the monarchy in 1661, then to Charles II, so he was clearly a man of great talent. His instruments seem to have been the organ and virginal, keyboard instruments, but interestingly his compositions seem mainly to have been for strings.See Tree HP

(Added 22/4/1999)

11. Now in Tree HC.
From: Sarah Cotter <scc27@tutor.open.ac.uk>
I am continuing to study the Hingstons in my family.

Nathaniel Hingston married Jane Croker at Dartmouth St Petrox 29 Jan 1833 (IGI & DFHS marriage index). Nathaniel was a boatman in the coastguard service, which would account for movement along the south coast. Their children include William Hingston born 10 Sep 1840 Isles of Scilly; John Hingston born 1843 Isles of Scilly.

William married in about 1871 to Agnes born 1842 in England. John also was married, I do not know if he had any descendants. They later lived in Belfast where the brothers ran a successful carpentry business. William and Agnes' children were Minnie b 1872, William b 1874, Agnes b 1876, Ella Jane b 1874 another son ? and Clara b 1885. The son ? was married and had children who probably still live in Belfast. Ella Jane married John Cotter in Belfast in 1909ish and I am married to her grandson.

(This line has now been researched further and is included in Tree HC. C J B, 5/9/2000)

(Added 16/4/1999; updated 29/6/1999)

From: Diana Pullinger <dianap@island.net>

10.My great great grandfather, Francis Hingston (1796-1841), was controller of customs at Truro and belonged to a family long settled in St. Ives. His son, Francis Charles Hingston (1833-1910) was vicar at Ringmore, Devon for fifty years. On his marriage to a Martha Randolph, at the request of his father-in-law, he added the name Randolph to his own and adopted Hingeston, the earlier form of the spelling of his family name thus becoming Francis Charles Hingeston-Randolph. If this information connects in any way with your own research, I would be delighted to hear from you.

Now in Tree HM.

(Added 15/3/1999)

From: Ros <ros@archbishops.demon.co.uk>

9.In the Trinity House Petitions I came across a Mary Hingston of Tormoham Devon widow of Thomas Hingston, Master mariner who sailed between Dartmouth and Newfoundland. She is aged 58, has sons Thos 25, William 23 and John 19 but they are not dependent on her. Her occupation is sempstress.

A transcript of her marriage record is produced i.e. Thomas Hingson of Tormoham sojourner and Mary Manley by banns 3 February 1789. Petition is dated 13 September 1821

(Added 13/3/1999)

From: Ros <ros@archbishops.demon.co.uk>

8.I came across some Hingston Wills yesterday - or Hingeston as it was spelled. John Hingeston of Lyme Regis, a surgeon, had his will proved in the PCC in 1831. He had 3 sons, John an attorney, William a surgeon & George, the youngest. He also left 3 daughters, Jane, Maria and Elizabeth. His eldest son John died in 1839 leaving a very long will but it is difficult to read - -ne would have to get a copy. No Hingestons seem to have married in Lyme Regis however.

7.Among the Index of Bankrupts 1820-1843 are as follows: Andrew Hingston of Cheltenham Chemist & Druggist, 4 May 1838 (HD#29). Thomas Hingston of Bristol cabinet maker 3 Oct 1834

(Added 21/2/1999)

From: Lea Ward <LeaRay67@aol.com>

6.My research is based mainly in the Beesands/Slapton area. I have a Slapton marriage for a John COCKER to Charlotte HINGSTON FRIEND, 21.09.1848. Charlotte's father is named as John FRIEND, a yeoman. Perhaps you have a marriage for this John to a HINGSTON woman, and if so perhaps you could let me have the information.

(Added 12/2/1999)

From: Doreen Heaton <doreen.heaton@btinternet.com>

I have 2 instances of the Hingston(e) name marrying into my ONS name of NORTHMORE.

5.Mildred Elizabeth NORTHMORE = ? Hingston in the Dec quarter of 1913 in the Plympton District. (nothing more known)

4.Mary Hingstone b.c. 1802 in Aveton Gifford ( ref. census) married Joseph NORTHMORE in 1833 in East Stonehouse. They had 5 children, and were in East Stonehouse in the 1851 and 1881 censuses.

I would be grateful for any info. you can give me re. the parentage of either person. Also, of course, the name of the later one.

(Added 12/2/1999)

From: Bob Wright <rlw@xtra.co.nz>. Now listed in Tree HO#32.

3.Frederick Hingston was born in 1806 and following his marriage to Charlotte Gear had 4 children: Frederick John (born in London on 17 March 1837), Franklin, Phillip (died young), and Ester. In 1849 the family sailed on Queensland's first emigrant ship Fortitude.

I have plenty of information on the New Zealand descendants, but have to break the barrier and establish which English family they came from.

(Added 5/2/1999) (see No 37 above)

From: Jenny Bridgman<jennysb@hotmail.com> (email updated 26/12/2007)

2.I am looking for the parents of John Henry Bridgman born 1757 Modbury Devon. Parents may possibly be Gregory Bridgman and Ann Hingston who were married in Modbury c. 1755. It is believed that it is a second marriage since Reverend Mr Gregory BRIDGMAN of Egloshayle Cornwell had previously married Jane ?? Possible parents of Ann: John HINGSTON and Anne LEGASSICK married 16 July 1715 Modbury, Devon Children of Gregory and Ann BRIDGMAN were: George born 25 March 1756 John Henry bap 29 May 1757 Modbury (married Jenny Gilbert GEST)

This possibly links to information from Jack Steer <jacks@bukanin.fsnet.co.uk> who has come across the following Modbury Hingston with no obvious links to other trees. (this part added 31/8/2008)

JOHN HINGSTON married ANNE LEGASSICKE, on 16 Jul 1715 at Modbury. She was the youngest of nine children of Henry Legassicke and his wife Elizabeth (nee Pottle). However, there were serious difficulties in the marriage and at some point they separated. Anne and her two daughters returned to live with her father in Modbury. His will of 1734 refers to maintenance money of £30 per year from his "very unkind" son in law. Subsequent Chancery Court cases also refer to a separation that seems to have been quite bitter. Anne and John had two children.

From: Beatrice Mayo <beat.mayo@octa4.net.au>

1.My great great grandmother was an Ann Hingston who was born in Halwell c. 1819. She married a William Prowse who was born in Diptford c.1819. The 1851 census has them living at Lower Horidge. The 1881 census has them living at Stokefleming, where the brother of Ann Hingston was living with them (Anthony Hingston). William and Ann had a number of sons one of whom they named Anthony Hingston Prowse. This Anthony Hingston Prowse had a son and named him Anthony Hingston Prowse as well. The second Anthony Hingston Prowse migrated to Australia in 1913. The second Anthony Hingston Prowse is my grandfather.

(Added 6/7/1998)

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