for the Village of
Quenington, in Gloucestershire
A miscellany of pictures and
data arising out of research into the KIRBY's family trees (but not all
linked to them). This
is a work in progress so
please treat the data with appropriate caution.
For related information see www.the-kirbys.org.uk
, Ancestor List
and Wills Index
Location and Description
Quenington village lies on a spur that runs north-westward down to the
River Coln. Just across the river are Coln St Aldwyns and Hatherop. A
few kilometers downstream lies Fairford. In 1803 Rudge [Rudge, 1803, pg
267] identified Michael Hicks BEACH, Esq. of Williamstrip as the
present lord of the manor and proprietor of a large proportion of
the parish. Rudge also mentions Court Farm as belonging to the
lord of the manor. Other proprietors at that time being James
TOMBS, James HAYNES, John KING, Gent. Rudge notes
RODWAY's paper manufacture and that eight freeholders voted in
1776. He gives the populations as 120 in about 1700, 267 in about
1770 and 239 in 1801, with 57 houses inhabited.
Church of St. Swithin
Known for the wonderful Norman carving around the door, there is a
second similar door on the opposite side of the church, together with
some fine chest tombs in a churchyard that in 2007, having been cleared
of its gravestones , felt rather overly manicured.
The history of
Quenington Papermill is associated with surnames such as
MORGAN, CARBY, RODOWAY/RADWAY, EDGINTON, HATTON.
The HATTON family
On the 23 Nov 1766, Edward HATTON (-1793) of Widford, Gloucs.,
papermaker, married Hannah EDGINTON in Quenington. They had at least
eight children: Thomas (1767); Ann (1769); Edward jnr (1771);
John (1772); Hannah (1773); Paul (1776); Peter (1779) and David (1782).
Edward HATTON snr was the son of Thomas HATTON (abt 1707-1779) of Widford, Gloucs.,
A selection of links to other
sites with information about this place
- RUDGE, Thomas, The History of the County of Gloucester:
Compressed and brought down to the year 1803, Vol 1 of 2, G. F. Harris,
Any transcripts and images on this page are Copyright R I Kirby 2008
unless stated otherwise.