Frederick John Kingshott, known as Freddie Kingshott, was a former British professional football player.
Freddie was born in St Pancras, London, on 20th June 1929. He was one of eight children born to Alfred Charles Edwin Kingshott, and his wife Ellen Elizabeth nee Hammond. He had another 6 half-siblings from his father's first marriage to Isabella Pope. One of his half-brothers, Arthur Charles Kingshott, died during the early years of the Great War and is commemorated here.
Freddie was a professional football player and played for Doncaster Rovers and Gillingham between 1955 and 1960. He played 3 league matches for Doncaster before moving to Gillingham where he played another 45 matches. After this he moved to non-league Dartford before emigrating to Australia.
I corresponded with Freddie, briefly, in about 2001. I am currently trying to find our correspondence. At the time he had a website and was making musical instruments in Queensland, Australia, where he had settled.
I recently bought, off of eBay of all places, an original Freddie Kingshott signature! This is it.
I will update this page when I find out some more about him.
Freddie was my 7th cousin once removed.