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

Kinsham Herefordshire Family History

Kinsham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin: 1594

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Kinsham

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

Historical Descriptions

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