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JANE KIRKWOOD (c 1810, Woolwich, Kent)
« on: Wednesday 03 August 22 18:55 BST (UK) »
Think I am asking the impossible this time.
Looking for a marriage document for JANE KIRKWOOD and JAMES BRIGHAM (b 1801 on Holy Island).
They were living on Holy island in 1841
The 1851 and 1861 census' for Holy Island suggests their 1st child John was born in 1830 followed by births in 1834 and 1838.
I have found birth transcripts for 5 of the 6 children born in or after 1839. These show James Brigham and Jane Kirkwood as their parents so I am confident there has to be some document for this marriage.
As always any help is appreciated.


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Re: JANE KIRKWOOD (c 1810, Woolwich, Kent)
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 06 August 22 03:05 BST (UK) »
Jane was baptized in the Scot's Church in Woolwich Kent

Born 16 May 1810 bap 10 June 1810

Father William Kirkwood - Gunner in the Royal Artillery
Mother Isabel

I expect he was posted to Northumberland and John and Jane married there possibly in an Independent Church/Non Conformist.

You could check the movements of the Royal Artillery to see where they were posted.

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Re: JANE KIRKWOOD (c 1810, Woolwich, Kent)
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 06 August 22 04:12 BST (UK) »
1841 census (no doubt grandparents of the children)
Robert Brigham 75
Margaret 70
John 11
Robert 5
Mary 9months
The children are of James and Jane

1841 census
James Brigham 35
Jane 25
Jane 8
William 3
Margaret 9months
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GRO Index all with mothers maiden name Kirkwood

William was registered 1838 Berwick Upon Tweed-
Margaret was registered 1840 Berwick
Mary registered 1840 Berwick
Sarah Lilburn 1844
James 1846
Isabella 1849

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Re: JANE KIRKWOOD (c 1810, Woolwich, Kent)
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 06 August 22 04:37 BST (UK) »
William Kirkwood married Isabella Dixon of Wooler Northumberland 16 February 1810 at St Mary Magdalene Woolwich Kent

Witness James Kirkwood and Mary Bunker

It looks like he may have retired to Northumberland as his wife was from Wooler he was death was registered 1841 age 55.

1841 census Northumberland
Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Isabel Kirkwood 50 
Margaret 25
Mary 20
Joseph 15
William 5months
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Children of William Kirkwood and Isabella Dixon
Jane born 16 May 1810 bap 10 June 1810 -Scot's Church Woolwich
John  born 1 April 1812 bap 26 April 1812 - Scot's Church Woolwich
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Margaret 8 July 1814 bap 31 July 1814 - United Presbyterian Wooler Northumberland
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William must have transferred out of England after 1814- 1821
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Marian born 6 May 1822 bap 26 May 1822 St Andrew's Reformed Church Woolwich Kent
James  born 19 February 1825 bap 27 March 1825 St Andrew's Reformed Church Woolwich Kent
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Joseph born  5 December 1826 bap 14 January 1827  Wooler Northumberland.
William  born 25 May 1829 bap 21 June 1829 United Presbyterian Wooler Northumberland- death
1830 Newcastle Upon Tyne age 1 (transcription ancestry)
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Not sure about the following need more research but parents are William and Isabel Kirkwood, so it's possible

Elizabeth bap 11 September 1831 Newcastle Upon Tyne
Freereg Elizabeth of Pilgrim Street father a Tailor --so she is their daughter, mother Isabel still at Pilgrim Street 1841 census
ADDED death  1835 age 4 Newcastle Upon Tyne

UPDATE
Freereg has bishop's transcripts for Joseph Kirkwood 1826 father William a Taylor
mother formerly Dixon and Joseph is listed as 3rd son


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Re: JANE KIRKWOOD (c 1810, Woolwich, Kent)
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 06 August 22 04:48 BST (UK) »
Isabella Kirkwood death registered Newcastle 1853 age 65

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Re: JANE KIRKWOOD (c 1810, Woolwich, Kent)
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 06 August 22 07:41 BST (UK) »
If it will help make a connection re: your other Brigham posts.

Robert Brigham married Margaret Watson 29 June 1795 at Alnwick

Holy Island baptisms found so far
Mary bap 11 June 1796
William born 12 May 1798 bap 6 June 1798 -1st son in register
James born 6 June 1801 bap 5 July 1801 - 2nd son
Margaret born 8 May 1804 bap 10 June 1804 - 2nd daughter
Robert born 27 March 1807 bap 4 April 1807  - 3rd son
John born 5 September 1809 bap 8 October 1809 - 4th son

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Re: JANE KIRKWOOD (c 1810, Woolwich, Kent)
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 06 August 22 14:29 BST (UK) »
Spotted this in FindMyPast's military records

Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Admission Books
Regiment - 3rd Batt. Arty; Gunner/Drivers - William Kirkwood; Date of Admission - 10 Oct 1825; Age - 38 1/2; Service - Private, 19y 273 d (written underneath "Waterloo"); Total service - 21y 273d; Rate 1/0; Cause of Discharge - worn out; Where born - West Ruthen, Berwick; Description - height 5'7", fair hair, grey eyes, fair comp; Trade - tailor.

Possibly "your" William? 
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: JANE KIRKWOOD (c 1810, Woolwich, Kent)
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 06 August 22 19:24 BST (UK) »
ref Amondg post
Thank you.
You findings are spot on and do tie in with my tree.

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Re: JANE KIRKWOOD (c 1810, Woolwich, Kent)
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 06 August 22 19:49 BST (UK) »
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The dates would fit if he were Jane Kirkwood's father. I now need to find a marriage for William Kirkwood to an Isabel ? It seems that using a grandmothers maiden name as a middle name is a tradition on this side of my tree so 3 possible surnames are Moffat, Lilburn or Grey. The most likely is Grey which is Jane's middle name.
Thank you for your help.