Genealogy Notes 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 List, Place Index and Wills Index

Location and Description

River Coln near Quenington 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

St Swithin's Church, Quenington Norman doorway, St Swithin's Church, Quenington
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.

Quenington Papermill

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., papermaker.

Related links

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