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Welcome to the Kibworth Village Online Museum. Here you will find a range of artefacts about Kibworth and its people from pre-history down to contemporary times.

 

Monday, 29 March 2021 15:14

Smeeton Westerby Manor

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SMEETON WESTERBY MANOR 1086 – 1888 Before the Norman Conquest of England there is no record of holders of land in Smeeton Westerby. 1068           The Domesday Book first draft completed in 1086 contained the following entry for Smeeton Westerby: Land of King William. Households  10 villagers. 73 freemen. 32 smallholders Land and resources  Ploughland: 2 lord's plough teams. 26.5 men's plough teams. Other resources: Meadow 36.5 acres. Valuation Annual value to lord: 10 pounds 2 shillings and 5 pence in 1086; 1 shilling when acquired by the 1086 owner. Owners  Tenant-in-chief in 1086: King William.…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Saturday, 13 March 2021 18:07

The Foxton Family of Kibworth

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1571 – 1797 The first recorded trace of the Foxton family in Kibworth was the birth of John Foxton in 1571. He was the son of Samuel Foxton born 1530 in Leicester. John married Annis, born, c1575, in Kibworth Beauchamp. They had four daughters and two sons; Richard born 20 Nov.1609 and William born1613 who died in the year of his birth. John Foxton died leaving a will dated 29th August 1767 and Annis died in1635. Their son Richard Foxton lived in Kibworth Beauchamp and in 1646 married Agnes/Ann born 1626 in Leicestershire to parents’ unknown. Together they had eight…

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  • Year 1571 – 1797
  • Reference

    Jeni Molyneux

    Pembrokeshire Archives, ref: D /WIL/63

    The Gentleman’s Magazine 

    Transcription of the Gentleman’s Magazine entry- June James; Credit June James; File line  number 192) 

    Wik­i T ree genealogy 

    Family Search

    Ancestry 

Sunday, 27 December 2020 12:21

POYNTZ ADAMS 1789-1870 Part 2.

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POYNTZ ADAMS 1789-1870 Part 2. POYNTZ ADAMS 1789-1870 Part 2. POYNTZ ADAMS 1789-1870 Part 2.
POYNTZ ADAMS 1789-1870 Part 2. May 1811 Dr Poyntz Adams left London to set up as a general practitioner in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire. His career as a country practitioner was ahead of him with a set of expensive instruments bought for him, by his uncle Rev.Thomas Thomas. In a letter from Poyntz Adams at 5, St Thomas’s Tents, Southwark to his uncle. ‘I go to church every Sunday and it is Mr Neve who does duty, his wife called to see me about a poor woman that I am attending. I have got already twenty -six patients on my books.I…

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  • Year 1811
  • Acknowledgement Northampton County Record Office
    Pembrokeshire County Record Office
    National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Sunday, 27 December 2020 12:13

POYNTZ ADAMS 1789-1870 Part 1.

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POYNTZ ADAMS 1789-1870 Part 1. POYNTZ ADAMS 1789-1870 Part 1. POYNTZ ADAMS 1789-1870 Part 1. POYNTZ ADAMS 1789-1870 Part 1.
Grandson of George Foxton of Kibworthcorrespondence with his uncle Rev.Thomas Thomas. ‘A youngest son who had to make his own way’ Whilst Poyntz Adams did not live in Kibworth except on visits his grandfather was George Foxton who lived in Manor Farmhouse, Main Street, Kibworth Harcourt and his aunt Elizabeth Thomas, nee Foxton. His mother Sarah was born, lived her early life and was married in Kibworth before moving to Essex. (see The Foxton Family of Kibworth-modern). From the Rev Thomas Thomas’s’ correspondence we see that Dr Poyntz Adams was educated and financed by him. The letters reveal the difficulties…

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  • Year 1789
  • Acknowledgement Northampton County Record Office
    Pembrokeshire County Record Office
    National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Friday, 16 October 2020 15:08

Manor House, 30 High Street, Kibworth Beauchamp

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Manor House, Summer 2020 The Manor House and garden wall, 30 High Street, Kibworth Beauchamp, is a grade II listed building and possibly the oldest surviving house in the village dating from the 16th century. The house is H-shaped in plan, the lower part of the walls being of ironstone and the upper story timber-framed. The hall, with a room above it, occupies the central block. The hall is lit by a stone-mullioned window in the front wall, and has a stone chimney at its west end. Behind the chimney is the former crosspassage, its front entrance now blocked. The…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
The Mud Cottage,70 High Street, Kibworth Beauchamp, an 18th century thatched cottage was demolished in the late 1940’s.The remaining Mud Wall is a Grade ll listed building. The cottage may have been a farm worker’s home developed from a farm outbuilding on land at the edge of the village.  The 1886 Ordnance Survey map shows the cottage as the last residential property on the north end of High Street. The last occupants of the cottage were Charlie Everitt and his son, Ted.  The cottage was damaged by fire which apparently causing quite a spectacle with many villagers flocking to the…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Saturday, 01 August 2020 09:55

Kibworth Beauchamp Manor 11th to 20th Century

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Kibworth Beauchamp Manor 11th to 20th Century 1042 - 1066 During the reign of Edward the Confessor, 5 carucatesi and 6 bovatesii of the Kibworth Beauchamp Manor were held by Edwin and Alferd, and 6 carucates by Ailmar. 1086 The manor of Kibworth Beauchamp was held by Robert (the dispensator) and consisted of 11 carucates and 6 bovates. 1121 Geoffrey Ridel held 1 carucate of the manor on his death 1130 11 carucates were held by Walter de Beauchamp and one carucate by Richard Basset. Walter, whose wife’s uncle was Robert (the dispensator), acquired the land from him. Richard Basset…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Monday, 11 May 2020 12:37

The Kibworth Theatre

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THE KIBWORTH THEATRE The Kibworth Theatre is believed to have been situated on the turnpike road in Main Street, Kibworth Harcourt during the 18th and 19th centuries.  The exact location has not been confirmed but is baelieved to have been to the rear of 25 Main Street. This location would have been convenient to entertain passengers taking a rest break when journeying through the village on the many coaches travelling along the turnpike route.  Indeed,travelling theatre players would also have also used the coaches and taken advantage of the theatre to perform plays.  In addition, local residents particularly from the…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Friday, 08 May 2020 12:31

Reverend Thomas Thomas (1741 - 1826) Part 2

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REVEREND THOMAS THOMAS1741 – 1826 Part 2 Rev. Thomas Thomas was a very talented aninteresting character; in addition to his secular duties he was a grazier and a man of letters. During her research into Rev. Thomas Thomas’ life, Jeni Molyneux discovered many artifacts of interest at the Record Office in Northamptonshire. This selection of those artifacts attempts to portray the many facets of Thomas’ writings and musings. MEMORANDUMS for 1780 in his parish book. Incidents 1780 Levies, horse hireJack Cleaning 1sDined at Cheney’s 4sMrs Eaton for dinners £1. 18sNewspapers 10s 6d Vails 1780 (gratuities or tips, bountiful bestowing to…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
Monday, 13 April 2020 09:03

Reverend Thomas Thomas (1741 - 1826) Part 1

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REVEREND THOMAS THOMAS 1741 – 1826 Part 1 Revd. Thomas Thomas was born on 24th November 1741 at Castell Gorfod, in the parish of Trelechar Bettws, Carmarthenshire in Wales. Thomas was one of the three children of George and Catherine Thomas. The elder son, Samson Thomas, became a Calvinist Methodist Minister and his sister Rosamond married Thomas Howell in 1769. Revd. Thomas Thomas was ordained and appointed as Rector of St Peter’s Church in the parish of Isham, Northamptonshire by the then Bishop of Peterborough, John Hinchcliffe in 1773. Appointment letter from the Bishop of Peterborough By 1788 Revd. Thomas…

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  • Acknowledgement The Kibworth Improvement Team thank and acknowledge the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford for permission to use images on this website of the college and archived material.
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