Last update. Jun 2011.
History of the surname Kipling.
This is an English habitation name from two places in Yorkshire, Kiplin in North Yorkshire, which is derived from the Old English pre 7th century “Cyppelingas” people of Cyppel, which was an Old English personal name and secondly from Kipling Cotes in East Yorkshire, derived from the Old English “Cybbelingcot” meaning “the cottages of Cybbel’s people”, Cybbel being another ancient personal name. Kipling is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as “Chipeling” and Kipling Cotes as “Climbicote”. The English author, Rudyard Kipling (1866-1933), who wrote such favourites with young and old as “The Jungle Book” and “Just So Stories” came from a Yorkshire family who were mainly small farmers and craftsmen. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of James Kiplynge which was dated Christened 10th January 1564, Thirsk, Yorkshire. during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, known as “Good Queen Bess”, 1558 – 1603. © Copyright: Name Orgin Research www.surnamedb.com 1980 – 2010.
It would seem as if there has only been one family in Grewelthorpe with the name Kipling.
According to the 1891 census and Grewelthorpe school records and research done by descendant Peter Kipling, we can piece together a bit of the life of this famly. Jane Kipling moved to Grewelthorpe from Long Newton probably in 1889 / 1890 after the death of her husband William. He died in October 1889 in Long Newton and was buried there.
We are not sure why Jane moved to Grewelthorpe with her 4 children and her brother Henry Herring, but she became the Publican at the Royal Oak Inn in Grewelthorpe.
According to school records Henry, Annie & Thomas Kipling started school in February 1890. Robert the youngest child started school in September 1891. The school register records that the family moved away to Ripon in 1899.
Jane died in Ripon in 1900 and she is buried at Long Newton
The 1901 census shows Annie & Thomas in Ripon. Robert & Harry [Henry] have gone back to Long Newton. Harry was a painter.
Annie had an illegitimate son who was brought up by a Ripon family that had a haulage business. They worked with loads to and from Theakstons Brewery in Masham just after WW1.
Peter Kipling would like to hear from anyone with more information about the Kipling family.
Rita Ward Sent the following information. I have traced my family history & found Wm Kipling was my grandfathers Great grandfather (1768-1835). I then traced Wm.Kipling (in Stoney Keld, Bowes) back through the Bowes Parish records to the 1600’s. I also found Thomas Kipling (from Bowes) who was Dean of Peterborough & his father Wm.Kipling was a cattle salesman in Bowes.
ANNIE LILIAN KIPLING. Born 2.7.1881 Long Newton. Dau of William & Jane Herring. Started at Grewelthorpe school 10.2.1890. Left for Ripon 1899. In 1911 she was housekeeper for her cousin Joseph in Long Newton.
FRANK KIPLING. Son of Annie. In 1911 he was living in Masham with William Morley. & family. Peter Kipling thinks that this is The William Morley who was innkeeper at Crown Inn Grewelthorpe in 1901.
JANE KIPLING. Nee HERRING. Born C.1863 Stainton Co.Durham. Died 1900 Wharfedale. Buried Long Newton. Married William Kipling pre 1879. Long Newton. Jane was a Publican in Grewelthorpe. Sister of Henry Herring.
HENRY KIPLING [HARRY]. Born 28.7.1879 Long Newton. Son of William & Jane Herring. Started at Grewelthorpe school 11.2.1890. Left for Ripon 1899. Became a telegraph boy and then a painter.
THOMAS KIPLING. Born 21.5.1884 Long Newton. Son of William & Jane Herring. Started school at Grewelthorpe 17.2.1890. Left for Ripon 1899. In 1911 he was a gardener living with his cousin Joseph in Long Newton.
ROBERT EDWARD H. KIPLING. Born 19.10.1886 Long Newton. Son of William & Jane Herring. Started school at Grewelthorpe 21.9.1891. Left for Ripon 1899. In 1911 he was a butcher in Long Newton living with his cousin Joseph.
WILLIAM KIPLING. Died 1890 Long Newton. Carpenter. Married to Jane. Father of William.
WILLIAM KIPLING. Died October 1889 Long Newton. Buried Long Newton. Son of William & Jane. Husband of Jane Herring. William was a Carpenter.
Oak House Grewelthorpe which was originally The Royal Oak Inn.