Timeline

Index of past events

1786

School in Kingston first established

1798

Militia List prepared

1807

William Morton PITT sells the Encombe Estate to John SCOTT, Lord Chancellor

1821

John SCOTT becomes FIRST EARL OF ELDON

1831

Reform Riots

1833

Old Church

1835

Encombe Obelisk erected

1835

Eldon Seat erected

1838

Funeral of First Earl

1838

John SCOTT (1805-1854) becomes SECOND EARL OF ELDON on his grandfather’s death

1841

1841 census

1851

1851 census

1854

Death of Second Earl

1854

John SCOTT (1845-1926) becomes THIRD EARL OF ELDON

1856

School House erected in memory of the late (Second) Earl and Countess of Eldon by their children

1861

1861 census

1861

Wesleyan Chapel built

1871

1871 census

1874

Work on New Church starts

1877

Kingston becomes an ecclesiastical parish in its own right

1877

Rev. Spencer Compton SMITH becomes first Vicar of Kingston

1880

Work on New Church completed

1881

1881 census

1889

Fatal Accident of Frederick Charles CANDY

1891

1891 census

1901

1901 census

1911

1911 census

1911

Revd. Arthur Wilson NAPIER becomes Vicar of Kingston

1914 – 1918

The Great War

1916

Revd. Raymond Alured BOND becomes Vicar of Kingston

1916

James MEDD killed in action 20 August – see The Medd Family page for more information

1916

Henry James FURMAGE killed in action 21 August

1917

Harry STEVENS killed in action 16 July

1917

Frederick John STICKLAND killed in action 23 August

1917

George DAVIS killed in action 1 November

1918

Albert SPECK killed in action 21 March

1918

Robert GRANT killed in action 25 March

1918

David HOOPER killed in action 27 March

1918

Henry Lawrence JAMES killed in action 30 May

1921

New church conveyed to the Church Commissioners

1921

1921 Electoral Roll

1926

Death and funeral of Third Earl

1928

Revd. Ben Darcey BEELEY becomes Vicar of Kingston

1929

Revd. George Cecil Augustus SMITH becomes Vicar of Kingston

1931

1931 Electoral Roll

1932

Revd. Frederick Seymour HORAN becomes Vicar of Kingston

1934

First Church Fête and Flower Show held at Kingston House

1935

First Church Fête and Flower Show held at Encombe House

1936 [Sep 18]

Andrew Stephen Dorey killed in Encombe gravel pit accident

1938

Revd. Malcolm de Burgh SCOTT becomes Vicar of Kingston

1938

Loss of RAF Swordfish on North Hill above Encombe

1939 – 1945

World War 2

1939

1939 register

1939

94 children with teachers evacuated to Kingston from London

(Loughborough Central School)  

1940

25 children evacuated to Kingston from Southampton

1942

Henry Charles KELLAWAY killed in action 13 August

1945

Loss of RAF Liberator in Polar Wood

1945

VE Day Celebrations to be added

1945

Revd. J. H. JACQUES becomes Vicar of Kingston

1948

Revd. William Henry RYDER-JONES becomes Vicar of Kingston

1950

Revd. Benjamin Ewart PAYNE becomes Vicar of Kingston

1953

Coronation Party to be added

1957

Revd. A. CAULFIELD-BROWNE becomes Vicar of Kingston

1960

Revd. Harry James LLOYD becomes Vicar of Kingston

1961

Kingston School closes

1968

Morris Dancing

1991

Organ Restoration

1984

Revd. John STUART becomes Vicar of Kingston

1991

Revd. Robert Newman Kingsley WATTON becomes Vicar of Kingston

1994

Encombe estate bought by Charles McVEIGH

2004

Revd. Judith MALINS becomes Priest-in-Charge

2009

Encombe estate bought by James GAGGERO

2009

Church Fete

2011

Revd. Gaynor BURRETT becomes Priest-in-Charge

2011

Phase 1 of Kingston History Project

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