Kinsham Herefordshire Family History Guide

All Saints' parish church, Kinsham, Herefordshire
Photo of All Saints’ parish church, Kinsham, Herefordshire, seen from the southwest by Philip Pankhurst, some rights reserved.

Kinsham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Alternative names: Upper Kinsham

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin: 1594

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Kinsham

  • Byton
  • Wigmore
  • Leinthall Earles
  • Aymestrey
  • Lingen
  • Presteigne

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KINSHAM (UPPER), a parish in the district of Presteigne, and county of Hereford; on the river Lug, contiguous to Lower Kinsham, 3¼ miles E of Presteigne, and 4½ NNW of Pembridge r. station. Post town, Presteigne, Radnorshire. Acres, 1,243. Real property, with Lower Kinsham, £1,146. Pop., 88. Houses, 15. Kinsham Court, a fine old mansion, now partly ruinous, was the seat of the Oxford and Mortimer families. Kinsham Dingle is a picturesque locality, much frequented by the curious. The living is a donative in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £15. Patron, the Earl of Oxford. The church is modern.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Kinsham (Lower and Upper), 12m. S.W. Leominster. P. 152.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

KINSHAM, a parish comprising Lower and Upper Kinsham, in the hundred of Wigmore, county of Hereford, 3½ miles (E.) from Presteigne, containing 107 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, and in the patronage of the Earl of Oxford.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831


  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Presteigne
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Leominster
  • Poor Law Union: Kington
  • Hundred: Wigmore
  • Province: Canterbury

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