William Edwards Kindred

b. Bef 1690-Haltwhistle, England d. Aft 1728

Married on 17 Apr 1710 in Bywell St andrew, Northumberland, England to:

Jane Coulson

b. 26 Mar 1692-Haltwhistle, England

Children of William and Jane Kindred:



DOB/Place of Birth

DOD/Place of Death

KINDRED, Thomas. . . .
15 Apr 1711-Haltwhistle, England
KINDRED, William
13 Nov 1712-Haltwhistle, England
25 Dec 1714-Haltwhistle, England
5 Apr 1719-Haltwhistl, England
2 Jan 1723/1724-Haltwhistle, England. . . .
3 Mar 1766-Denton, England
KINDRED, Bartholomew . . .
30 Jul 1727-Haltwhistle, England. . . .
2 Jun 1804-Albernarle, VA


The Kindred's were shown in the Haltwhistle Parish record, Northcumberland County, England beginning around 1680. This part of England is in the North, and not far from the Border of Scotland. The history of England is interesting, and changed frequently. The Parishes of Haltwhistle in Northcumberland and Lanercost in Cumberland (now Cumbria) were close to the Hadrain's Wall, built by the Romans for protection from the hordes coming down from the North.

(Information from a tourist book obtained from the Lake District of England show that the Parish of Haltwhistle is located just North of the Hadrain's Wall and Lanercost Parish is just south, on the map it looks as though it is just next to the Wall. The literature information--- Lanercost Priory: just south of Haidran's Wall, in the wooded valley of the River Irthing, stands this noble Augustinian priory founded by Robert de Vaux in the 12th Century. The Priory was at one time headquarters of Edward the 1st. Centerpiece is the priory church 800 years old, and the nave is still a parish church. The west front, with moulded doorway and statue do St. Mary Magdalene high above it, is very handsome: SITUATION: 2 MILES (3.2 KM) northeast of Brampton. Carlisle is the "county seat" of the county which has been changed from Cumberland to Cumbria. Carlisle is called an interesting Border town, it is not far from the border of Scotland, and on the way to Gretna Green in Scotland.

This part of England has an interesting history, and the Kindred's must have been a part of that history. The Romans built Hadrain's Wall. It stretches almost 76 miles across Great Britain, from Wallsend to Bowness. Built between A. D. 122 and 126, it was designed to defend the frontier of the Roman province from the ancient northern tribes.

Carlisle, Cumbria pop. 72,000 lies very near Scotland, it figured in the bloody era of border warfare. It's castle, erected by William II in the 11th Century, was battered and rebuilt several times in the 650 years of hostilities. On the dungeon walls are the carved messages of Scottish prisoners captured in the 1745 rebellion. More peaceful now, the keep houses the museum of the Border Regiment. Dating from the same turbulent era are the town walls, small cathedral church and monastic buildings. Other notable structures include the town hall; the 14th century guildhall; the 17th century market cross; the tithe barn and the Tullie house, built in 1689 and now the city museum and art gallery. The Cathedral is noteworthy for its 15th century woodwork and the large decorated east window with its elaborate tracery. In the nave is a memorial chapel to the slain of the Border Regiment. the nave was the site of Sir Walter Scot's marriage in 1797. Maybe some of the Kindred's were in the Border Regiment????

The Roman invasion of 55 B. C. marked the beginning of the island's recorded history; the warlike Celts and other tribes then inhabiting Britain were forced to retreat to the north and west. Later the Roman's, occupying most of what is present day England, built roads and cities and established some law and order. Their power eventually declined, ceasing altogether with the withdrawal of their legions in A.D. 410. Four centuries of tribal warfare followed. Angles, Saxons and Jutes invaded from the Continent, pushing Celts into the far corners of the island.

The Civil War protesting the reign of Charles led to his execution and the establishment of England as a commonwealth in 1649. From the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. British power and influence spread, reaching its peak in the 19th century Victorian Era. (Source: Gary L. Kindred, Atlanta, IL)

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