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Captain Kinchant, the great great grandfather of the present possessor,
was a native of France, and was brought over to England whilst an infant,
by his mother, being the only part of the family who escaped upon the revocation
of the edict of Nantes by the tyrant, Louis XIV., they being Protestants.
source : The Railway Companion published 1849 digitised by Google books

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Lease & Release; 1) John Kinchant or Quinchant, of Park Hall co. Salop, Esq., 
and Emma his wife, sister and heir of Jacob Charlton of Park Hall, Esq., 
deceased, and daughter of heir of Sir Francis Charlton of Ludford, co. 
Hereford, Baronet, by Dame Mary his wife, both deceased. 2) 
4th Earl of Sandwich  HINCH 2/12  18th-19th April 1764
Reciting agreement to sell (30th September, 1763) and the levying of a fine 
(Hilary Term, 1764)
Now 1,155
152 acres of freehold and copyhold land in the p. of St. Neots, 
now in the occupation of William Emery (further described) 
(The freehold land was formerly the estate of John Turner and his brother Edward,
 formerly Rector of Eynesbury; then of their sister, Mary Came, widow, then of 
her daughter, Dame Mary Charlton, and then of her son, Job Charlton.
The copyhold land was formerly the estate of Mary Came, then of 
Dame Mary Charlton and then of Job Charlton.)

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE for 700 by L & R  5001/1/1/29&30  8 & 9 July 1776
Parchment: L = 11" x 19" R = 32" x 25" (3 fos)
1. John Kinchant of Stonehouse Salop Esq. son, heir & exor. of 
   Elizabeth Quinchant late of Shrewsbury widow deceased.
2. Ralph Winwood of Little Missingdon Bucks, Esq., the other Exor. of Elizabeth Quinchant.
3. John Wilkinson of Broseley Ironmaster and Mary his wife.
4. Abraham Asterley of Asterton Salop Gent
Property as 18a & b [5001/1/1/25-26]
Signed & sealed (1) (2) & (3) "23 & 24"

House of Commons volume 3 page 333

Following a  political alliance to unseat the 2 MPs normally
choosen by the Clive family, the kinchant family were bought off with 
positions in the East India Company


KINCHANT, Richard.
1769:- Writer.
1774:- Factor and Assistant at Cuddalore.
1778:- Junior Merchant.
1780:- Senior Merchant.
1791:- Senior Merchant and Resident at Ragapore.
1795:- At home. 1800 : Commercial Resident at Cuddalore.
1809:- Commercial Resident at Cuddalore, and in Charge of the
Revenues of Pondicherry and Cuddalore.
Died 24th August, 1809, at Cuddalore.

Marriage announcements taken from the East India Register
Edition Date:  May 1802,     Page number:  477  
  Husband surname       Kinchant     
  Husband first names   Richard     
  Wife surname          Wilkinson     
  Wife first names      Myra Catherine  
  Wifes fathers rank/occupation   Master in Chancery     
  Wifes fathers unit              Supreme Court at Bombay     
  Marriage date:       10 May 1802     
  Place of marriage:   Cuddalore  
  Detail:   At Cuddalore, in the East Indies, by the Rev. Mr. Gerricke, 
  Richard Kinchant, esq. third surviving son of the late 
  John Kinchant. esq. of Park Hall, co. Salop 
  (commercial resident and chief of that factory), 
   to Miss Myra-Catherine Wilkinson, daughter of the late Jn. W. esq. 
   master in chancery in the Supreme Court at Bombay, an accomplished lady.     

GLOBE newspaper

13th February 1818,   Marriages
August 27, 1818 at Podicherry, by the Rev. J.G. Holzbury,
C.G.R. Ellis Esq., Judge of Zillah of Canara, to
Myra ann Kinchant daughter of the late
Richard Kinchant Esq., formerly Commecial Ressisdent and collector of Cuddalore.

  Marriage Date   27 - Apr     
  Marriage Year   1831     
  Husband First Names   B.     
  Husband Surname    Halfhide     
  Wife First Names   Elizabeth     
  Wife Surname       Kinchant     
  IOR Reference   None     
  Source Year   1832     
  Source Edition   2     
  Source Presidency   Bengal     
  Source Event   Marriage     
  Entry   At Cawnpore, Major B. Halfhide, of H.M. 44th regt., 
          to Elizabeth, daughter of the late Richard Kinchant, Esq., 
          Madras civil service.     
  Transcribed by   FIBIS Volunteers     

1841 census 
source                    HO107; Piece 916; Book: 6; Civil Parish:  Folio:  ; Page: 1
place                     Whittington; County: Shropshire; Enumeration District: 4;
dwelling                  Park Hall 

Richard  Kinchant   2 months                              y
Myra     Kinchant   2                                     y
Charles  Lawson             M S
Thomas   Pool               M S 
Mary     Daniel     40      F S  
Mary     Powell     20      F S 
Ellen    Charles    20      F S 
Sarah    Harris     20      F S 
Elizabeth  Chidlow  20      F S 

1841 census          
                       st chad shewsbury district 4 Shropshire

Eliza  Kinchant 8 pupil at boarding schoool 

1851 census 
Source                     HO107; Piece: 1993; Folio: 667; Page: 30
Place                      Whittingdon   District 1d, Shropshire
Dwelling                   Park Hall shed 115

Richard henry       Kinchant head M 46  Magistrate & Landed proprietor Cudden E I.
Maria eliza         Kinchant wife M 38                               Dublin Ireland
Eliza power         Kinchant dau    18                               St Leonards Bucks
John Charlton       Kinchant son    16                               St Leonards Bucks
Myra chatherine ann Kinchant dau    11    Scholar at Home            Whittington Salop
Richard caton       Kinchant son     9    Scholar at home            Whittington Salop
Richard Redmond     Caton    vist   44    Landed proprietor        Otleside Westmoreland
Frances eliza       Caton   niece   18                             Woodmancote Hants

catherine clarke governess 29                                   Jamacia, British subject 
Mary Davis       serv u    50  cook                             Salop oswestry
Elizabeth Jones  serv u    26 ladies maid                       Manchester, lancs
Elizabeth Jones  serv u    22 house maid                        Mongomeryshire Llanrilin
Sarah William    serv u    16  ?emp?hess                        Mongomeryshire criggi?n
John Davis       serv u    22 coachman                          Denbyshire llang/llon
John Llewelyn    serv u    20 footman                           Shropshire wittington

30th April 1851
On the 23rd inst., at Whittington Church, Shropshire,
Edward frederick Venables ,
second son of L. J. Venables, Esq, of Woodhill to
Eliza power Kinchant, eldest daughter of
Richard Henry Kinchant, Esq, of Park Hall
and Bishop's Castle, Shropshire.

Morning Chronical 8th Feb 1860
By the Lord-Lieutenant of the county of Salop,
Shropshire Regiment of Militia;
Job henry Kinchant, gent., to be
Lieutenant, vice Pelburn, promoted.

1861 census 
source                   RG9; Piece: 1880; Folio: 41; Page: 18;               
place                    Whittington, District 9, Shropshire 
Dwelling                 Park Hall 

Richard H  Kinchant  head M  56  Gentleman & H D L        Cuddalore E I 
Maria E    Kinchant  wife M  40  Lady                         Ireland                       
Job Henry  Kinchant  son  U  24                               St Senards Bucks
Myra       Kinchant  dau     20                               Whittington Salop
Edward     Bailey   serv     18  groom 
Margaret   Davies   serv     54  cook
Elizabeth  Edwards  serv     22  dairy maid
William    Paddock  serv     18  footman
Eliza J    Williams serv     22  housemaid

13th January 1877,   Marriages
GEPP / KINCHANT, Jan 3rd, North Stoneham, Southampton,
Rev Charles Granville GEPP. M.A, Oxford, to
Charlotte, widow of J. Henry KINCHANT Esq, Park Hall, Oswestry, Salop.

30th January 1869,   Marriages
KINCHANT-SHAWE- At Cheltenham,
Mr. R. H. Kinchant, B.A., Oxon,
District Superintendant of Police, Punjab, to
Eliza E. SHAWE, daughter of Major R. Shawe, late Madras Army, Jan 26th

IGI C000677
Eliza edith Shawe
c.21oct1841 Vepery-Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Father Robert Shawe

1851 census 
Source               - HO107/1981/368/9
place                 Lucton (now Herefordshire)       
Dwelling              Upper Lucton School

Robert H Kinchant, Boarder, 13, Male, Handbridge, Shropshire, England 
- one of 14 pupils

1881 census
Source              RG11, Piece 3088, Folio 37, Page 2
Place               St Mary Warwick
Dwelling            Lolnbridge Rd, private house

Robert     Kinchant   head  m 44  Chief Constable           Llanvanwatedine Shropshire
Eliza E.   Kinchant   wife  m 38  constable's wife             East Indies
Evangaline Kinchant  dau      14  Schoolar                     East Indies
Francis    Kinchant           13


4th May 1881,   Marriages
KINCHANT-MORGAN- On the 30th ult.,
at St. Jude's Church, Southsea, by the Rev. J. S. Blake, M.A.,the
Rev. Richard Caton Kitchant,
son of the late R. H. Kitchant, Esq.,of Park Hall, Salop, to
Pamela Augusta MORGAN, eldest daughter of the late Captain H.C. Morgan,
formerly of the 3rd Light Dragoons, granddaughter of the
late Sir East George Clayton East?, Bart. of Hall Place, Berks.

11th Hussars, Major John Cbarlton Kinchant to be Lieutenant-Colonel, vice J. D. H. Stewart, C.M.G-., seconded from 1st July, 1881, for service as Vice-Consul in Asia Minor. Dated 20th December, 1882.

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