Hertfordshire Genealogy

Guide to Old Hertfordshire






KIMPTON is a village and a parish in Hitchin Hundred, distant from Welwyn station 5 miles west-north-west, 6 east from Luton, 8 north-north-east from St Albans, 6 south-west from Stevenage, 8 from Hitchin south, and 29 from London. The church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, and the living is a vicarage, in the gift of Lord Darce, value 445 per annum; the present incumbent is the Rev. Frederick Sullivan, M.A. The Wesleyans have a chapel. The population returned in 1841 was 945, and the area 3,525 acres. The assessment to the Income Tax in 1842 was 5,840. 

John Bazill, of Bayham-street, London, in November, 1815, bequeathed 120 in the 5 per cent annuities, the interest of which was to accumulate to the end of every three years; and after deducting the amount for keeping in repair his vault, the residue to be divided as follows:- one share to be applied for a dinner for the clergyman and parish officers; second share to be divided amongst six poor families who never received alms of the parish; and the remaining third, first deducting 40s. for the ringers, to be shared among the young people of the parish, on the first Monday in June, as prize money for any game the minister or churchwarden may think proper to establish. 

There are schools for boys and girls, supported by Lord Darcre.

Peter's Green is 2 miles west; Bibswell 1 mile south; Ramridge 1 mile west; Lawrence End and Wandon, 2 miles north-west.

Post Office Directory for Hertfordshire, 1851

from Afoot in Hertfordshire by Frank Dawes 


The Great Fire at Kimpton Holt 
After the Battle - The Heroine of the Fire

Photo A.G. Bishop, Welwyn, Herts 
posted December 1905

Does anyone have any information about the fire - and who the heroine is?

The Kimpton Village web site contains a very extensive historical Archive


Parish Church

St Peter & St Paul

Post Office

G. Matthews. postmaster

Street Views

Kimpton Hoo

A Brief History of Kimpton


Selected Answers

CATO, 19th century
FENSOM, 19th Century
ROLPH/ROAFE,  18th century
WELCH, miller, mid 19th century
If you have a relevant question why not Ask Chris

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