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, 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 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 Gaskell’s 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, 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.
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
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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