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The Kiplin Family Tree
There is an ongoing project at Kiplin to find out more about the owning families. Where did they come from, what did they do, and how did they make their money? With the Hall’s own extensive documentary records as an invaluable starting point, volunteers over the years have made good use of the County Records Office, records at other country houses owned by the families’ relatives, birth/marriage/death certificates from Victorian times, and more recently (and crucially) the internet.
There were 13 owners of Kiplin Hall from the original builder George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore, to Bridget Talbot, who bequeathed it to the Trust in 1971. Yet it was only sold once, in 1722, and even then the buyer was the seller’s step-father. All other owners inherited the property, as set out in this Kiplin Owners chart.
We now have over 1300 individuals listed in a specialist Family Tree database, all of whom were related by blood or marriage (however distantly) to the main families. This web-page enables you to
- View the complete database in a fully interactive and searchable manner. As well as over a thousand British and Irish names, this also includes many American Calverts, descended either from Leonard Calvert (1610-1647) who was the first Governor of Maryland and the second son of the 1st Lord Baltimore; or from Benedict Swingate Calvert (1724-1788) who was an illegitimate but acknowledged son of the 5th Lord Baltimore.
There are many individual portraits, drawings and photos in this section, mostly from Kiplin's own collection and not published elsewhere. See the User Guide to help find your way round this database.
- View and print a number of static PDF charts below, which between them cover most of the main branches of the families. The number alongside each name in these charts counts the generations backwards or forwards from the starting individual, so that everyone with the same number is in the same generation.
- Descendants of Alan Calvert (1456 - 1481)
- The six Barons Baltimore and their Calvert ancestry
- Descendants of Governor Leonard Calvert
- Descendants of Benedict Swingate Calvert
Carpenter and Delaval family
- Descendants of John Carpenter the Elder (born circa 1362)
- Descendants of George Carpenter, 1st Earl of Tyrconnel
- Ancestors of Sarah Hussey Delaval
- The Talbot family 1045–1630
- Bridget Talbot’s ancestry
- 18th Earl’s great-grandchildren
- 18th Earl’s claim to the Shrewsbury title
Henry Chetwynd-Talbot (1803-68) famously won a case in the House of Lords to prove that he was the 8th cousin of Bertram, 17th Earl of Shrewsbury (1832-56), and that nobody had a better claim to become the 18th Earl. This family tree was the essence of his case. His son Walter and granddaughters Sarah and Bridget all later became owners of Kiplin Hall.