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Re: Kirker Family
« Reply #27 on: Friday 14 January 22 03:07 GMT (UK) »
HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: Kirker Family
« Reply #28 on: Saturday 15 January 22 06:19 GMT (UK) »
Just throwing these links into the mix.....


https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22050184&digital=yes


https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22058590&digital=yes

Marriage:
1884/3012   Isabel   Watt   William   Kirker

In reply #9 there is a suggestion that the family may have had a connection to Ireland.

This couple may be worth investigating further:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/225366197?searchTerm=sarah%20kirker

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/223099432?searchTerm=alexander%20kirker

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/224729637?searchTerm=alexander%20kirker

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28399661?searchTerm=alexander%20kirker

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13378928?searchTerm=alexander%20kirker

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/162678258?searchTerm=alexander%20kirker

In Australia by 1842?

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/31736862?searchTerm=sarah%20kirker

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/222115326?searchTerm=sarah%20kirker

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/107935354?searchTerm=sarah%20kirker


KIRKER   Alexander   Funeral notice   02AUG1876   Funeral      late of Enfield   Sydney Morning Herald   02AUG1876   
KIRKER   Alexander   Death notice   31JUL1876   Death   76   late of Enfield, formerly of Belfast, Ireland   Sydney Morning Herald   25 AUG 1876   

KIRKER Sarah Death notice 24 NOV 1869 Death late of Forest Lodge, Glebe The Empire 03 DEC 1869

KIRKERSarah Death notice 24 NOV 1869 Death late of Glebe, formerly of Liverpool St.Sydney Morning Herald 27 NOV 1869

KIRKER Sarah Funeral notice 26 NOV 1869 Funeral late of Glebe Sydney Morning Herald 26 NOV 1869

KIRKER Sarah Death notice 24 NOV 1869 Death late of Forest Lodge, Glebe Sydney Morning Herald 25 NOV 1869


[Apologies for any repetition of links.]

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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: Kirker Family
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 16 January 22 01:52 GMT (UK) »
William's family obviously believed he was born in Australia; son's WW1 file:

https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=18057646&digital=yes


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.


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Re: Kirker Family
« Reply #30 on: Monday 17 January 22 11:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi!

Thank you so much for all of these! The wills and army records in particular are incredibly interesting and I have never seen them before!

I am not too sure about the link with Sarah and Alexander Kirker (will try to pursue this in case - but I believe we had thought that his parents were William Kirker and Mary Brown as I think they are named on his marriage certificate?). The problem is mainly regarding his birth as he claims he was born in a place that didn't really exist at that point in time! My Grandfather travelled to Ballarat in Australia and tried to do some research and could turn up nothing on William. The local historical society helped out and couldn't find anything, but they said this wasn't surprising as there were virtually no white settlers in the area around 1836/37 which is when he claims he was born in Buninyong :(