Origins of surname
This surname comes from one of many place names of the same, or similar spelling. In most cases it is derived from cyningestun, meaning ‘settlement of the King’, or a royal manor. Alternively some Kingstons are named for king’s stone, or royal stone, perhaps a reference to a nearby monument.
The name first appeared in Jersey records in the 1770s
- Kingston baptisms in Jersey
- Kingston marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Kingston marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Kingston burials in Jersey
These wills created by members of the Kingston family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- James Kingston 27 June 1846 - D/Y/A/26
- William Kingston of All Saints, Southampton, now of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £8 tournois of the order of the King 28 February 1781 - D/Y/A/13
- James Kingston of St Helier, Blacksmith, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, 10s, and to Mary Cabot, his wife, all 3% annuities in anno 1751 or in any other funds at the Bank of England 1 November 1828 - D/Y/A/21
- Jean Kingston of St Helier, desires to be buried in St Helier's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £12 tournois of the order of the King 20 May 1805 - D/Y/A/16
- Jean Kingston of St Helier, desires to be buried in St Helier's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £100 of the Order of the King 7 May 1835 - D/Y/A/23
- Francis Kingston, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, 10s of old Jersey currency 18 October 1841 - D/Y/A/25
- Emma Kingston, Ernest House, Lewis Street - 7 July 1939, D/Y/A/105
- Ann Kingston, of St Helier, widow of Elie Rive, bequeaths to Philip Alfred Rive, 2 obligations of Charkoff Azow, guaranteed by the Russian Government to Ann Rive 3 3% rentes from the French Government - 31 March 1884, D/Y/A/44
- Elizabeth Kingston, St Helier desires to be buried in Green Street cemetery, bequeaths to the French Wesleyan Missionary Society in Jersey £12 10s; to the poor of the said society £12 10s; to Grove Place Wesleyan Chapel £25 - 28 March 1904, D/Y/A/63
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