NEAR DERBY, DERBYSHIRE.-KINGDON
THE Manor of Ednaston was, at an ancient date, given to the
priory of Tutbury by Robert, Earl Ferrers.
In 1542 it was conveyed to Francis Shirley, whose descendant,
the father of the present Earl Ferrers, resided at Ednaston
Mr. Kingdon acquired this estate by purchase in 1872, and afterwards
considerably improved it and added a new wing to the mansion.
The Manor of Ednaston went with the estate.
The family of Kingdon
was seated at Trehunsey, in Cornwall, for many generations
Roger Kingdon died at Trehunsey,. 1471.
William Kingdon, his son, was elected M.P. for Liskeard, 1452.
Edward Kingdon, son of the above, also represented the same
John Kingdon, of Trehunsey, settled at East Leigh in 1563,
from which time the pedigree remains unbroken. The elder branch
still reside at East Leigh.
Mr. Kingdon succeeded his father in the family residence of
Stamford Hill, Cornwall, which place was the scene of a battle
in which the Cornish royalists, under Sir Bevil Grenville,
gained a signal victory over the rebel army under the Earl
of Stamford, May 16th., 1643.
An ancestor of Mr. Kingdon's fought here on the royalist side.
Several mementoes of this battle are still preserved by the
Besides his Derbyshire property, Mr. Kingdon became possessed
of Stamford Hill and estates in the parishes of Ponghill, Stratton,
Launcells and Poundstock, in Cornwall, and others ill Devon.
The family originally became connected with Derbyshire through
marriage with the Gilberts, of Youlgrave Hall.
Rev. F. O. (1880),"Picturesque
Views of Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain
Published in London by William Mackenzie. The drawings
for the book were by Alexander F Lydon (1836-1917)
and printed, using the "Baxter process",
by Benjamin Fawcett (1808-93) of Driffield, Yorkshire.
One woodblock was used per colour and oil-based ink
achieved the depth of colour.
Also see, elsewhere on this web site:
Kelly's 1891 Directory.
Parishes, 1811, see Brailsford.
Wolley Manuscripts, Derbyshire for more information about
Derbyshire deeds, pedigrees, documents and wills
(includes surname of Shirley)