K I S B Y
K I S B Y
K I S B Y
PAGE COMPILED BY: SEAN KISBY, 26 TYNANT ST, CARDIFF, CF11 6PJ, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM
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KISBY / KESBY / KISBEE / KEASBY
Kisby, Kesby: Ralph de Kisebi 1205 Cur (L).
From Keisby (Lincs).
(A DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SURNAMES by P.H.Reaney, Routledge and Kegan Paul (1958))
Kisbee, Kisbey, Kisby.-
Local; v. Keasbey.
(A DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH AND WELSH SURNAMES by C.W.Bardsley, Henry Frowde OUP Warehouse (1901))
KEISBY a small hamlet in the parish of Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, England.
Li [Chisebi DB, Hy 2 DC, Kisebi Hy 2 DC, 1202 Ass] 'Kisi's BY'. ON Kisi, lit. 'cat', occurs as a byname.
(THE CONCISE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH PLACE-NAMES by E.K.WALL (1936))
Domesday Book (1086)
King Henry II of England (1154-1189)
NB. this would possibly explain why there appear to be significantly greater number of Kisby's in Cambridgeshire and the east of England.
My own ancestors lived exclusively in the Whittlesey area of Cambridgeshire during the C19th, which is less than 30 miles south from Keisby.
Spelling was not standard before the C19th and, during my searches through Cambridgeshire parish registers I have come across variants of Kisby including Kizby, Kisbee, Kisbey, Kisbye, Kisbie and Kysbie. The surname Gisby is also a possible variant considering that the 'G' could be pronounced 'K' in Latin texts.
Last updated 00.45am GMT 8 January 2001
KISBY'S OF COATES
During the C19th my Kisby ancestors lived almost exclusively within a few miles of the village of Coates, Cambridgeshire, England. Coates is 3 miles east of Whittlesey, a fenland market town. Coates and Whittlesey are only 30 miles from the Lincolnshire hamlet of Keisby.
CHARLES KISBY (c.1773 - 1829) and Sarah BAINES (c.1785 - 1864)
Charles was a labourer. He married Sarah in 1809 and they bought up their family in Southbank, near Coates. Charles was buried age 56 at Whittlesey St Andrew's church (Coates did not get its own church until 1850). Sarah moved to Whittlesey and died in poverty.
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