Kinsham Herefordshire Family History Guide

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