Kimpton, Hampshire Genealogy
Kimpton is "a parish in Andover district, Hants; near the boundary with Wilts, ... 6 miles W by N of Andover. It contains the hamlet of Shoddesden, and has a post office under Andover. ... The church is old, with a recent tower; and has been repaired."
The name is derived from an Old English personal name, "Cȳma" and means a farmstead associated with a man called Cȳma. It appears in the Domesday Book (1086) as "Chementune". There is a place in Hertfordshire with the same name.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 288791.
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Hampshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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Notes and references
- "Kimpton, Hants." in John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) via Vision of Britain accessed 31 May 2013.
- "Kimpton" in A. D. Mills, A Dictionary of British Place Names; (1st rev ed., Oxford University Press, 2011) eISBN: 9780191739446 accessed 31 May 2013.