The Children of Thomas Kynaston and Ann Jones

Ann Kynaston: 1767 –

Ann was baptised at All Saints, Southampton on 4th September 1767.  She married Thomas Brett of Spring Grove, Wye, Kent on 15th February 1798. Thomas was born in 1758 and was the son of Nicholas Brett and Rebecca Brandon. Thomas died in 1822. Ann and Thomas had the following children all baptised in Wye, Kent:

Ann Rebecca Brett born in 1798 and baptised on 16th January 1799

Elizabeth Brett born in 1800 and baptised on 13th December 1800

Thomas Brandon Brett born in 1801 and died in 1846

Frances Susannah Brett born in 1803 and baptised on 3rd June 1803

Elizabeth Kynaston: 11 November 1768 – 10 January 1840

See note on Elizabeth Kynaston

Lucy Charlotte Kynaston: 15 November 1769 – 1859

Lucy, also known as Charlotte, married John Luard, Captain of the Harriet Packet and of Wickham Bishops, Essex,  on 24th August 1795. John was born on 1st June 1766, the son of William Luard, Merchant of London, and Ann Wright, daughter of John Wright of Hatfield Priory, Essex. Charlotte was the 3rd daughter of Thomas - Gentleman’s Magazine. Lucy and John had at least seven children:

Thomas William Luard, baptised on 24th July 1796 in Shome, Kent

Charlotte Dorothy Luard, baptised also in Shome on 25th September 1798

Peter Luard, born on 25th December 1799 and baptised in Wickham Bishops, Essex on 12th April 1803

General John Kynaston Luard CB, born on 18th January 1803 and baptised in Wickham Bishops, Essex on 12th April 1803. He married Frederica Louisa Mitchell on 27th July 1833 in Capetown, South Africa. He appears in the 1850 East India Register and Army List as a Lieutenant Colonel


John and Louisa had a daughter


Louisa Eveline Luard baptised on 6th March 1852 in Brighton, Sussex


When John died in 1880 he was a General.  His obituary was in The Illustrated London News of 30th October 1880

George Luard, baptised in Wickham Bishops, Essex on 22nd July 1804

Robert Davies Luard, born on 4th April 1805 amd baptised in Wickham Bishops, Essex on 14th April 1806

Elizabeth Lucy Luard, baptised in Wickham Bishops on 16th June 1811. She married Charles Verney Shuckburgh on 23rd 1837 at All Souls, St Marylebone, London. Charles was born in 1804 and died in 1872

John was buried at Islington, London and Charlotte died in mid 1859

Thomas Southouse Kynaston: 22 June 1771 – 7 August 1783

Thomas was baptised in Ashtead, Surrey on 31st July 1771. He was admitted to Westminster School on 10th September 1782 but died at the age of 12

Mary Kynaston: 24 July 1772 –

Mary was baptised in Ashtead, Surrey on 22nd August 1772.  On 28th December 1795, Mary was a witness at the wedding of her sister Elizabeth and William Gaskell at Whitham Parish Church, Essex. She married Rev. William Groves, son of John Groves of Sloan Street, on 12th December 1797. They had one son:

William Kynaston Groves, born on 15th November 1804 and attended Merchant Taylor’s School. On entering Christ’s  College, Cambridge on 20th June 1823, his parents were living at 178 Bishopsgate Street Without, London. He was a Scholar in 1824 and a Prizeman, graduating BA in 1827 and MA in 1837.

He subscribed to Illustrations of the Natural Scenery of the Snowdonian Mountains: accompanied by a description, topographical and historical, of the County of Caernarvon. By Harry Longueville Jones, B.A. Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge., 1829, JONES, Harry Longueville, London, Cambridge. Charles Tilt, 86, Fleet Street; & Thomas Stevenson, Cambridge

He was ordained Deacon in Norwich on 2nd June 1833 and became priest at Rochester on 8th June 1834.  He was Minister of the Low Church, Boulogne, France 1842 – 72 and Rector of Thorpe-by-Ashbourne, Derbyshire from 1872 until his death on 11th June 1878.

Mary Gaskells 1871 will refers to a cousin, Frederick Groves, Architect and a William Groves Junior, possibly his son, of 25 Charlotte Street, Bedford Square. Elizabeth Ann Gaskell’s will, also of 1871, records that William was a Sculptor.  Mary Kynaston was alive in 1804.

Mary Groves is mentioned in Elizabeth Kynaston’s will of 1838 by way of bequests..

Susanna Kynaston: 28 August 1773 – 27 January 1842

Susanna was baptised at St Mary, Marylebone Road on 28th September 1773.  She is mentioned in 1804 and died on 27th January 1842 in Upper Berkeley Street, London.

Letitia Frances Kynaston: 23 December 1774 – 17 October 1842

Letitia, on 28th December 1795, was a witness at the wedding of her sister Elizabeth and William Gaskell at Whitham Parish Church, Essex. Letitia married William Selwyn on 11th June 1801. William, born in 1775 and baptised at St Andrew’s, Holborn, London on 1st May 1775, was the son of William Selwyn and Frances Elizabeth Dodd. He was a lawyer and instructed HRH Prince Albert in Law after his marriage to Queen Victoria. 

William and Letitia had the following children –

Elizabeth Selwyn, was born in1803 and died in 1807.

William Selwyn was born on 19th February 1806. He attended Eton School and was admitted as a Pensioner to St John’s College, Cambridge on 28th May, 1823.  He Matriculated Michaelmas 1824 and was a Scholar also in 1824; He won Sir William Browne’s medal for a Greek ode; in 1826 he carried off all the Browne medals and was a  Craven Scholar also in 1826. He graduated B.A. (6th Wrangler and Senior Classic) in 1828 as well as the Chancellor's (Classical) medal; In March 1829, William was made a fellow of St John’s, Cambridge in the same year won the Norrisian prize. He gained an M.A. in 1831. He was a Fellow, from 1829-32. Obtaining a B.D. in 1849 and D.D. in 1864. He was also Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford from 1855-75.

William was Ordained Deacon at Ely on 14th June, 1829; he became priest at Rochester on 19th April 1831.  In 1831 he was presented by the Duke of Rutland to the Rectory of Branstone, Leicestershire where he remained until 1846. He was also Canon Residentiary of Ely from 1833 until his death in 1875 and became Vicar of Melbourne, Cambridgeshire, in the gift of the dean and chapter of Ely.  From 1846 to 1853; Ramsden Preacher, 1857; Chaplain-in-Ordinary to the Queen, 1859; Fellow of the Royal Society, 1866; Hon. Joint Curator of Lambeth Library, 1872; President of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 1867. Soon after his election to the Lady Margaret chair he announced his intention of paying £700 a year to the University to augment the salary of the then Norrisian Professor; this benefaction was afterwards devoted to the fund for the building of the Divinity School. F.R.A.S. He had photographs of the sun taken at Ely for an eleven-year period, 1863-73.

William married on 22nd August 1832, Juliana Elizabeth Cooke, eldest daughter. of George Cooke, Esq of Carr House, Doncaster. He was the author of Horae Hebraicae.

William died as the result of a riding accident on 24th April 1875 and was buried at Ely, where there is a tomb to his memory.

Laetitia Frances Selwyn was born in 1807 and died in 1886 in Richmond. 

Elizabeth Selwyn was born in1808 and died in1811.

Bishop George Augustus Selwyn was born in Hampstead, London on 5th April 1809. He attended Eton and matriculated Michaelmas 1827 to St John’s College, Cambridge. He was a Scholar in 1827. In 1829 he was awarded a Rowing Blue and obtained a BA (2nd Classic) in 1831, MA in 1834, DD in 1842 and Fellow in 1867. He was for a period, prior to 1833, tutor to the sons of Lord Powis.  On 9th June 1833 he was ordained Deacon in Carlisle and became priest on 22nd June 1834, moving to Windsor Castle as Chaplain.

On 25th June 1839 he married Sarah Harriet Richardson, daughter of Sir John Richardson, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.

George became the first bishop of New Zealand in 1841 and must have been a close cousin to the Gaskell Family - there is a letter to his sister, Laetitia, which refers to visiting  Charles Thomas Gaskell and his family at Fulmer House.  George also appears as the officiant at the marriage of Elizabeth Ann Gaskell to Benjamin Rouse in 1821.

Mary Gaskell’s 1871 will refers to her cousin, George, as Bishop of New Zealand.

In 1867 George was recalled to England to become Bishop of Lichfield in 1868. He died on 11th April 1878 and was buried in a tomb in Lichfield Cathedral. Selwyn Public Hostel, subsequently Selwyn College, Cambridge, was erected by public subscription to his memory.

His many letters and journals describing his early voyages in New Zealand give a vivid picture of his courage and energy

Thomas Kynaston Selwyn was born on 19th March 1812 in Hampstead. He attended Eton and on 8th January 1830 was admitted Pensioner at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was a Scholar in 1832 and Craven Scholar in 1833, obtaining his BA and Chancellor’s (Classical) Medal in 1834. On his death in Chester on 5th July 1834 a Fellowship awaited him. He was buried in Chester Cathedral.

Sir Charles Jasper Selwyn Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Jasper was born on 13th October 1813 in Church Row, Hampstead. He attended Ealing and Eton Schools and Matriculated to Trinity College, Cambridge in Michaelmas 1832.  He obtained a BA in 1836; MA in 1839 and Honorary LL.D in 1862.  He was admitted to Lincoln’s Inn on 31st March 1836 and called to the Bar on 27th January 1840.  Charles was appointed Commissary at Cambridge from 1855 - 68  and was a Bencher from 1856 – 69.  From 1859 – 68, Charles was QC and MP for Cambridge University. 

He married firstly, Hester Ravenshaw, daughter of John Goldsborough Ravenshaw in 1856 and, secondly, Catherine Rosalie Greene, daughter of Colonel G T Greene in 1869

According to the 1861 Census, Charles, aged 47, was living in Richmond with his wife, Hester, aged 41 and children:

Charles Selwyn aged 3

Adriana Selwyn aged 1

In addition there were 9 servants

He was knighted and became Solicitor General in 1867, Privy Councillor in 1868 Lord Justice of Appeal until his death on 11th August 1869 at Pagoda House, Richmond. He was buried at Nunhead Cemetery, South London.

Frances Elizabeth Selwyn was born in 1815 and died in 1903. She married, firstly, Whepworth Thompson and, secondly, George Peacock, Dean of Ely, in 1847

Letitia Frances Selwyn is mentioned in Elizabeth Kynaston’s will of 1838 by way of bequests.

Letitia died on 17th October 1842 at Pagoda House, Richmond and William on 25th July 1856 in Tunbridge Wells; he was buried at Rusthall, Kent.

Roger Kynaston: 7 July 1776 – 13 May 1847

Roger attended Felsted School and was admitted to St John’s College, Cambridge on 16th December 1793 graduating BA in 1798 and MA in 1802. While at University, on 28th December 1795, Roger was a witness at the wedding of his sister Elizabeth and William Gaskell at Whitham Parish Church, Essex. He was admitted to the Inner Temple on 14th February 1794 and called to the Bar on 19th June 1801. He married Georgina Oakeley, born in 1785, the daughter of Sir Charles Oakeley, Governor of Madras, on 6th December 1804 at Holy Cross Church, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Roger was in possession of The Grove, Witham, at the time of his wedding.

Georgina Oakley




In about 1800, Roger was appointed to the command of the Loyal Corps of Infantry in Spain - see the letter from his father

Roger and Georgina had the following children, baptised at St Botolph’s. Aldgate:

Roger Kynaston was born on 5th November 1805 in Marylebone, London. He was educated at Eton and first played cricket at Lord's in Lord's v Eton in July 1823.

According to the 1841 Census, Roger was a lodger in Westminster, aged 34 (not accurate).

According to the 1851 Census he was a lodger at 33 St James’ Place, Westminster and his occupation then was “landed property”; he was aged 45. He married Juliana Browne at St James, Westminster on 16th November 185; she was the youngest daughter of the late Harry Browne Esq of Portland Place and North Mimms Place.  He was a right hand bat and played first class cricket from 1830 to 1854. His team was the Marylebone Cricket Club and he was Secretary from 14th June 1842 - May 1858 and Treasurer from 1858 - 1866.  During his career he scored 2618 runs and generally fielded Long Stop.

According to the 1861 Census, Roger, aged 55, was living at 43 Devonshire Street, Portland Place, Marylebone, London.  He was feudholder. His wife Juliana, aged 54 and born in Middlesex was also a feudholder. They had 4 servants.

According to the 1871 Census he was still living at 43 Devonshire Street, Potland Place, Marylebone, aged 65 with Juliana, aged 64. He had rental income from Railway Shares.

Roger Kynaston the cricketer


Roger died at his London home on 21st June 1874, without issue. Roger was appointed executor to the 1871 will of Elizabeth Ann Gaskell but was dead at Probate in 1884.

Charles Thomas Kynaston was born 30th November 1806. He was admitted to Westminster School on 10th June 1817 and left on 14th February 1818. He was a Cadet in the E.I.C.S. (Madras) in 1824; Ensign in the 19th N.I. on 6th May 1825; Lieutenant on 24th December 1826 and died at Moulmein, Tenasserim Provinces, India on 13th August 1829.

Spencer William Kynaston was born on 22nd April 1808 and died in Dhoona, East Indies on 29th November 1827.

Herbert Kynaston was born in Warwick on 23rd November 1809. He was educated at Westminster School from 24th January 1821 – 1827. In 1823 he was seriously injured by an explosion of fireworks  in his pockets while celebrating 5th November in Dean’s Yard.  On leaving Westminster in 1827 he was elected to Christ Church Oxford and matriculated on 30th May.  He obtained the College prize for Latin Hexameters in 1829 and took a first class in Classics in 1831.  He graduated BA in 1831, MA in 1833, and BD and DD in 1849.  He was ordained Deacon and Priest in 1834 by Bagot, Bishop of Oxford.  He was ordained and served as Curate at Culham, Oxfordshire.  In 1836 he had been appointed tutor and Greek reader at Christ Church College.

Herbert was appointed High Master of St Paul's School, London and on 18th July 1838 until 1845, he was Perpetual Curate of St Botolph without Aldgate.

On 2nd August 1838 he married Elizabeth Selina Kennedy of Cultra, County Down, Ireland, daughter of Hugh Kennedy, on 2nd August at St Chad, Shrewsbury.

According to the 1841 Census, Herbert was aged 31 and living at 35 St Paul's Churchyard, London. He was a Clergyman and High Master of St Paul's. His wife was not present but Hugh Kennedy, aged 12 and a scholar was present - presumably a relative of Elizabeth.

During 38 years as High Master of St Paul's, Lord Truro, an old Pauline, presented Herbert with the City living of St Nicholas, Cole Abbey with St Nicholas Olave, in the City of London, on 11th October 1850. He held these livings until 1866 when the two Parishes were amalgamated with St Mary, Somerset. 

According to the 1851 Census, Herbert was aged 41 and living at 38 St Paul's Churchyard, London. Elizabeth, aged 42 was also present as were the following members of the Kennedy family: Hugh Kennedy, Elizabeth's father, aged 75 and born in Ireland; Arthur Kennedy, Elizabeth's brother. aged 41 and born in Ireland; Arthur's wife, Georgiana, aged 40 and born in Ireland; Two children of Arthur and Georgiana; Elizabeth Kennedy, aged 8 and born in Canada and Arthur Kennedy aged 6 and born in London. There were also seven servants.

According to the 1861 Census, Herbert was living as Head of Family with Elizabeth Selina at 40 St Paul’s Churchyard, City of London. Herbert, aged 51, was Master of St Paul’s School and Rector of St Paul’s Church. Elizabeth his wife, aged 50, was born in Hollywood, Northern Ireland; they had 5 servants, plus a nephew, Arthur William Kennedy, aged 16 and born in St Paul’s, and Susan Kentish, aged 70, a visitor.

According to the 1871 Census he was aged 61, while, Elizabeth his wife was aged 60. They had six servants. He resigned as High Master in 1876 and the only preferment which he held was the Prebendal Stall at St Paul's Cathedral, to which he was presented by Bishop Blomfield in July 1853.

Herbert died on 25th October 1878 at 31 Alfred Place West, South Kensington, London.

Elizabeth died in early 1872 at the age of 62. 

See attachment for more information about Herbert 

Arthur Kynaston born in 1810 and his death, aged 6 is recorded in The Times of London of 20th August 1816 "on Saturday last". Arthur's father's address was then Sandford Park, Oxfordshire

Georgina Kynaston was born on 20th January 1812 and married Robert Snow at St James, Westminster on 10th January 1832. Robert was born on 21st October 1805 He was educated at Eton College and admitted Pensioner at St John's College, Cambridge on 21st January. 1824. He was the son Robert Snow, Esq., Banker of the Strand, London and Margaret Strahan. He matriculated Michaelmas.1824. He won the Browne medal in 1825; was a Scholar in 1825;. He graduated B.A. in 1828 and M.A. in 1831. He was one of the founders of the Lady Margaret Boat Club. He became a Partner in the banking firm of Snow, Strahan and Paul, of Temple Bar and was an F.R.A.S.. He contributed many papers to the Monthly Notes and was the Author, Memorials of a Tour on the Continent. He lived in St James's Place, Westminster. Georgina and Robert had the following children

Georgina Kynaston

Robert George Herbert Snow born in December 1832 and died in August 1839

William Roger Snow born on 6th March 1834 in Westminster. He was educated at Eton College and admitted Pensioner  at St John's College, Cambridge 13th October 1854. He matriculated Michaelmas. 1854. He was an Artist and author; winning a gold medal at an International Exhibition in 1873. He married firstly Christine Louise Warden Luard, daughter of Robert Luard, at All Souls, St Marylebone, London on 23rd July 1852. He secondly married Clara Foote, daughter of William S. Foote, in early 1885 in the Lambeth, London, Registration District. Earlier editions of Stapylton attribute an army career to William. William died in 1907



Herbert Snow, born on 29th June 1835, read about Rev. Herbert Kynaston. whom he became and his descendants

Margaret Snow born on 29th June 1836 and died on 2nd June 1841, buried in Kensal Rise

Georgina Snow born on 12th September 1838 and died on 6th June 1841, buried in Kensal Rise

Robert George Herbert Snow born in December 1832

Frederick Snow born on 31st July 1840 and died on 12th June 1841

According to the 1841 Census, Robert, aged 35 (rounded up to the nearest 5 years) and Georgina, aged 25 (rounded up) were living in Saville Row, London. Robert was a Banker. The following children were present: William, aged 7; Herbert, aged 3 and Frederick, aged 1o months.  Also present was Robert's mother, aged 70 (rounded up) and of independent means

Robert died on 4th August 1854 and was buried in Kensal Rise. Georgina died on 1st February 1889

Augustus Frederick Kynaston was born on 12th November 1814. He  went to Westminster School on 24th January 1827 and  joined the Royal Navy on 30th September 1830. He became a Sub Lieutenant on 27th April 1837, Lieutenant on 10th November 1842, rising to Commander on 15th December 1852. He was a Lieutenant on HMS Cumberland from 7th January 1851 The ship was commanded by George Henry Seymour, and was the flagship of Vice-Admiral George Francis Seymour in North America and the West Indies. On becoming a Commander on 15th December 1852 he was second in command of HMS Cumberland to George Henry Seymour, the flagship of Vice-Admiral George Francis Seymour still in North America and the West Indies. From 12th July 1854 he was Commander of HMS Spiteful, flagship of Vice-Admiral George Francis Seymour in the  Mediterranean and during the first attack on Sebastopol on 17th October 1854 he was severely wounded.  However, he became a Captain on 18th January 1855 and  married Catherine Mary Bacon, daughter of General Bacon, on 25th June 1855. He died on 21st March 1860 in Plymouth from the effects of wounds,  He is commemorated on a tall pillar in front of Westminster Abbey, London

Louisa Ann Kynaston was born 30th August 1816 and married William  Arthur Mott  of Lichfield, her first cousin, on 5th September 1837 at St George, Hanover Square,London. William was the son of John Mott and Henrietta Oakeley, of The Close. Litchfield. Henrietta was the sister of Georgina Oakeley, wife of Roger Kynaston.

They had the following children:

William Mott baptised on 13th December 1838 at Lichfield Cathedral

Rev William Kynaston Mott baptised on 2nd July 1840 at Lichfield Cathedral. According to the 1881 Census he was a lodger in 1 Sanctuary Mount, Heavitree, Devon; he was a Clerk in Holy Orders without Souls, M.A. Oxford. He was unmarried and died in 1889

Louisa Catherine Mott baptised on 17th May 1842 at Lichfield Cathedral. She married Arthur Goode in Lichfield in mid 1869. Arthur was a Banker and lived in St Austell, Cornwall

Edward Spencer Mott baptised on 26th May 1844 at Lichfield Cathedral

Henrietta Mott baptised on 4th February 1846 at St John's, Wall, Staffordshire

Charles Augustus Mott born on 16th November 1847 and baptised on 28th December 1847 at St John's, Wall, Staffordshire. He married Gertrude Constance Hall Parlby of Devon in early 1876.They had three sons:

Roger John Kynaston Mott born on 20th March 1877. He married Helen Cumberlege on 30th April 1908. Roger died in 1956 and Helen in 1968. They had a son:

Charles Kynaston Mott born in 1909 who married Elsa and they had two sons:

Dr Roger Anthony Kynaston Mott

Philip Charles Mott

Geoffrey Radcliffe Mott born on 23rd March 1878 in Bareilly, India. He married Olive Cowley Ellis in Plymouth in late 1904. Geoffrey died in 1980 and  Olive died in 1952

Louis O Mott born in 1879. He married Olive Slater in Battle, Sussex Registraion District in early 1915.  Louis died in 1972 and Olive in 1962

Gertrude Alice Mott born on 1882 and died in 1910

Gertrude died on 6th April 1879 and Charles married Sarah Marian Hill in Essex on 8th September 1881.  Marian was born in 1852 and died in 1917.  They had one daughter

Gertrude Alice Mott born in 1882 and died in 1910

Charles died on 8th January 1886

Josephine Mary Mott baptised on 2nd December 1849 at St John's, Wall, Staffordshire

Arthur Oakeley Mott baptised on 15th March 1851at St John's, Wall, Staffordshire and died on 18th March 1851

John Oakeley Mott baptised on 15th May 1853 at St John's, Wall, Staffordshire

Henry Selvage Mott baptised on 15th August 1855 at St John's, Wall, Staffordshire and died on 18th March 1855

According to the 1851 Census, William, aged 36 and Louisa aged 34 were living in Wall Staffordshire. William was a Magistrate for the City of Lichfield and was born in Lichfield. The following Children were present: Louisa Catherine aged 9; Edward Spencer aged 6; Henrietta aged 5; Charles Augustus aged 3;  Josephine Mary aged 1

According to the 1861 Census, William aged 46 and Louisa aged 44 were living in Church Lane, Wall, Staffordshire. William was Magistrate for the City of Stafford. Children present were: Louisa Catherine aged 19; Henrietta aged 15; Charles Augustus aged 13 and five servants

For a most interesting detailed history of the Mott family see "In a Quiet Sort of Way" by Dr Roger Mott, published in 2006 by Pen Press Publishers

Roger died on 13th May 1847 in Harrogate, Yorkshire aged 70 - the same date and age as his father. Georgina died on 18th December 1816.

Edward Kynaston: 2nd October 1777 – 5th October 1778

Edward was baptised in Epsom on 4th November 1777

Judith Louisa Kynaston: 26th December 1778 – 9th July 1780

John Kynaston: 2nd September1780 – 30th January 1789

He was buried at Panfield on “6th February 1789 aged 8”

Humphrey Kynaston: 11th April 1783 – 14th October 1803

He was buried at Panfield on 26th October 1803

Jane Kynaston: 7th May 1785 – 22nd May 1785

Charles Hayward Kynaston: 18th September 1786 –

Charles was still alive in 1804

William Hayward Kynaston: 28th May 1788 – 14th May 1797

He was buried at Panfield on 20th May 1797

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