Roger Kynaston


Son of Humphridus Kynaston and Elizabetha Meredith, father of Edwardus Kynaston and husband of Gwen verch Maredudd

Roger, of Morton, Shropshire,  was born c.1520 and married Gwen verch Maredudd about 1555. Gwen was the daughter of Meredydd ap Rhys ap Dafyd Lloyd, the son in turn of Rhys ap Dafyd Lloyd; the family came from Gogardan, Cardiganshire.  They had the following children:

Margaretta Kynaston who married Johannes Lloyd of Llanworthey 


Elizabetha Kynaston who married, firstly, Hugh Lloyd and, secondly, David Hanmer on 27th February 1570 at Selatyn, Shropshire


Ermine Kynaston who married Rogerus Kiffin of Swine(y)


Katherina Kynaston who married Edwardus Lloyd of Melverley       


Elianora Kynaston who married Johannes Jones of Argoyd


Hellena Kynaston who married Humfridus Griffith of Llangomoris


Robertus Kynaston who died without issue


Jane Kynaston who died without issue


Humfridus Kynaston was the second son and of Knocking(ton), Shropshire.  He married Jana Lloyd, daughter of Oliuerus Lloyd of Leighton and they had one son:


Rogerus Kynaston of Cristioneth, Denbighshire, who married Anna Eyton, daughter of Johannes Eyton of  Cristioneth and died in 1641


Edwardus Kynaston, the third son, who was born c.1560     

Johannes Kynaston was the fourth son and of Kriketh.  He married Katherina Lloyd, daughter of Dauidus Lloyd of Trepanall (Trevnall). They had three children:

Rogerus Kynaston

Richardus Kynaston

Gwen Kynaston who married the son of Griffith Owen

Thomas Kynaston was the fifth son. He married Margaretta Stanney daughter of Richardus Stanney, from Oswestry, Shropshire, on 15th July 1581 in Oswestry. They had six children:


Elizabetha Kynaston baptised on 26th June 1582


Dorothy Kynaston baptised on 18th July 1583


Ellena Kynaston baptised on 13th July 1584


Margaret Kynaston baptised on 3rd September 1585


Roger Kynaston baptised on 14th March 1587


Sarah Kynaston baptised c.1588 - see details of Thomas Kynaston 1600  


Jana Kynaston


Radulphus Kynaston (Ralph) was the sixth son baptised on 16th October 1560. He married Sara Lewis daughter of Richard Lewis of St Julian, Shrewsbury at St Julian on 1st July 1600.  Ralph was Rector of St Peter's Church, Myddle, Shropshire; During the Rectorship of Ralph, the church tower had deteriorated badly, not helped by the oak steeple on top of the tower falling down. The Rector offered to rebuild the tower up to his own height if the parishioners paid for the rest. They declined. He died in 1629 and a brass in the Chancel describes him as "Prebendary of St Asaph's, Chaplain to King James and Parson of Middle" He was buried in the Church on 8th November 1629. Ralph and Sara had seven children:


Radulphus Kynaston  


Nathaniel Kynaston


Samuel Kynaston


Johannes Kynaston who was baptised in Myddle on 4th March 1610/11


Maria Kynaston who was baptised in Myddle on 17th June 1616


Elizabetha Kynaston who was baptised on 3rd December 1612. 


Sara Kynaston who was baptised on 2nd June 1622 at Myddle, she married Radulphus Thurlin of Shropshire


Roger was buried in Walford, Herefordshire on 25th December 1589


Almost all the above data comes from the 1623 Visitation to Shropshire, recorded by John Kynaston, eldest son of Edward Kynaston and  Katherine Lloyd. The exceptions are dates of Baptisms and burials which come from LDS data


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