What is a One-Place Study?

A One-Place Study researches the history of a place and its residents. In many ways it is similar to a more traditional local history but with the emphasis on the people and their occupatuons, life expectancy, migration in and out of the place, and so on.

The Kimble One-Place Study covers the modern combined Parish of Great and Little Kimble cum Marsh in Buckinghamshire, which includes the settlements of Smoky Row, Clanking, Marsh and Kimblewick as well as Little Kimble and Great Kimble.

It is hoped that this site will be of some interest to those with connections to Kimble including those who, like myself, have ancestors who lived or worked in the area, and those who now live there.

The sources used include the parish registers, registers of births, marriages and deaths, census and other public records. The details of living people are not shown.

This is a work in progress. If you find any errors or omissions, please do let me know. If you have additional information, I would be delighted to hear from you.

As in most other villages, the population of the Kimble villages is subject to constant changes, with people moving in and out, often linked to work and employment but also other reasons such as marriage. Some of the familes listed were residents for many generations - others for less time.

Please note that names have in some cases been standardised for consistency and convenience. Kimble Wick has been used as a place name, though often shown as Kimblewick. Similarly the spelling of some surnames may vary over time.

The study is registered with the Society for One-Place Studies.

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