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Details of the children of Thomas Kirk and Mary Hendry where known

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Margaret Kirk was born on 18 Feb 1845 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

She was christened on 23 Mar 1845 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. She died on 10 Nov 1845 in Keppochhill, Glasgow. She was buried in Sighthill Cemetery, Springburn, Glasgow.

Thomas Kirk was born on 6 Jan 1847 in Keppochhill, Maryhill.

Thomas was christened on 24 Jan 1847 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Thomas Kirk, a "Spirit Salesman", at the time, married Mary Blair daughter of Adam Blair, an "Iron Moulder", and Agnes Rodger. The marriage took place on 7 February 1873 in Glasgow, and both parties gave their addresses as "67 Rutherglen Loan, Glasgow". The witnesses were Robert Baird and Mary Patrick. Mary Blair was born 3 January 1848 in Barony, Glasgow, and at the time of her wedding both her parents are not marked as deceased. Thomas firstly married Mary Blair daughter of Adam Blair and Agnes Rodger on 7 Feb 1873 in 67 Rutherglen Loan, Glasgow. Mary was born on 3 Jan 1848 in Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. 

Thomas and Mary had the following children: For further details of Thomas and Mary's children where known - click here

Thomas Kirk Junior, a "Spirit Salesman", at the time, married Mary Blair daughter of Adam Blair, an "Iron Moulder", and Agnes Rodger. The marriage took place on 7 February 1873 in Glasgow, and both parties gave their addresses as "67 Rutherglen Loan, Glasgow". The witnesses were Robert Baird and Mary Patrick. Mary Blair was born 3 January 1848 in Barony, Glasgow, and at the time of her wedding both her parents are not marked as deceased.

For the census of 1881 Thomas Kirk, his wife, Mary Blair, and their daughter Ages B(lair?) Kirk at 18 Bridgeton Cross, Glasgow. Thomas Kirk Junior is still working as a "Salesman in Spirit Merchant's". Included in the household is his father, Thomas Kirk, aged 76, although still giving his occupation as "Carter" is recorded as "Past Work".

1881 Census (3rd April) Barony, Lanarkshire (644-4 ) Book 76 Page 26
18 Bridgeton Cross, Glasgow
Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Kirk Head  34  Salesman in Spirit Merchant Kippoch Hill, Stirlingshire
Mary Kirk Wife  32  Salesman's Wife Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes B. Kirk Daughter  4 months   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thomas Kirk Father  76   Carter (Past Work) Larbert, Stirlingshire

On 17 April 1883 Thomas Kirk Junior and his wife, Mary Blair, had at a second daughter, Mary Hendry Kirk, born 19 Moore Street, Glasgow. Mary Hendry Kirk was obviously named for her maternal grandmother.

On 23 December 1890 Thomas Kirk Junior and his wife, Mary Blair, had a son Thomas Kirk. He is their only other child that I am aware of. Sadly on 30 December 1890 at 20 East Hill Street, Glasgow, only seven days after the baby's birth, his mother, Mary Blair, died. At the time of his wife's death and his son's birth Thomas' was working as a "Water Meter Repairer".

Mary Blair died on 30 Dec 1890 in 20 East Hill Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow.

For the census of 1891 the widowed Thomas Kirk Junior and two of his children Mary Hendry Kirk, and baby Thomas were still living at 20 East Hill Street, Camalachie, Glasgow. Thomas Kirk Junior's baby son Thomas seems to have been recorded twice, once here at home with his father and sister, and once at the house of his grand uncle John Eadie and his two widowed daughters over in Fraserbank Street, Maryhill. This would be explained by the fact that the census was supposed to only record all those persons who were sleeping in the house that night. I suspect baby Thomas was in the house during the day and was recorded mistakenly as he was returning to his fathers house of an evening. The accommodation is recorded as having two rooms with at least one window.

1891 Census (6th April) Camlachie, Lanarkshire (644-3 ) Book 6 Page 10 
20 East Hill Street, Camlachie, Glasgow

Name

Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Kirk Head  45   Corporation Engineer's Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Mary Kirk Daughter    Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thomas Kirk Son  4 months   Glasgow, Lanarkshire

For this census Agnes, his elder daughter, was living in the household of a William Bell, a Railway Signal Fitter, and his wife Elizabeth McKimming in at 20 George Street in Helensburgh, recorded as "Boarder".. 

1891 Census (4 April) Row (503) Book 2 Page 22
20 George Street, Helensburgh
Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Bell Head 50 Railway Signal Fitter England
Elizabeth Bell Wife 45   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes Kirk Boarder 10 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire

On 6 May 1898 at 526 Duke Street, Camlachie, Glasgow, Thomas Kirk Junior remarried to a Margaret Warnock, aged 36. Margaret Warnock was born on 20 July 1861 in Springburn, Glasgow, the daughter of Andrew Warnock, a "Blacksmith", and Agnes Aird, both deceased at the time of the marriage, and had previously been married to a Hugh McKendrick who had died in Coatbridge in July 1895. Margaret Warnock made her "mark" rather than signing suggesting she could not write. Thomas Kirk Junior's occupation was given as "Gardener's Labourer" and the witnesses were George Westwood and Elizabeth Westwood. Thomas Kirk Junior and Margaret Warnock had rather jumped the gun as they had produced a son John Blair Kirk on 16 August 1897almost nine months prior to their marriage. The birth took place at 526 Duke Street, Camlachie, Glasgow and Thomas Kirk Junior's occupation was given as "Gardener's Labourer", with Margaret Warnock recorded as a "Cotton Mill Worker".

For the census of 1901 Thomas Kirk Junior, Margaret Warnock, his daughter Mary Hendry Kirk and their son John Blair Kirk were living at 5 Comely Park Terrace, Camlachie, Glasgow. They have a boarder, Elizabeth Young, a "Cloth Weaver", no doubt a welcome source of additional income. 

1901 Census (1st April) Camlachie, Lanarkshire (644-3 ) Book 19 Page 15 
5 Comely Park Terrace, Camlachie, Glasgow

Name

Relationship

Age

Occupation

Where Born

Thomas Kirk

Head 

54 

Distillery Labourer

Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Margaret Kirk

Wife 

48#

 

Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Mary Kirk

Daughter 

17  Rope Spinner Glasgow, Lanarkshire
John Kirk Son    Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Elizabeth Young Boarder  19 Cloth Weaver Glasgow, Lanarkshire
# This age is wrong- almost ten years over!

Thomas's son Thomas would seem to have joined his sister Agnes living in the household of William and Elizabeth at 33 East Princes Street, Helensburgh. For this census both Agnes and Thomas are listed with the surname Bell and recorded respectively as daughter and son and it would seem that William and Elizabeth had taken on Thomas's eldest and youngest children by Mary Blair. Whether there was any formal "adoption" and why William and Elizabeth should have taken on the children is unknown but certainly on Elizabeth's later death certificate of 1920 Agnes appears as the informant identified as adopted daughter..

1901 Census (1st April) Row (503) Book 2 Page ??
33 East Prices Street, Helensburgh
Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Wm Bell Head 60 Railway Signal Inspector England
Elizth Bell Wife 55   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agnes Bell Daughter 20   Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Thomas Bell Son 10 Scholar Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Thomas Kirk Junior died one year after this census on 11 May 1902, aged 55 at 27 Comely Park Terrace, Camlachie, Glasgow. The widowed Margaret Warnock was the informant, again making her mark. 

Margaret Warnock herself died twenty years on, aged 59 at 8 Bellfield Street, Camlachie, Glasgow. Her death certificate records that she had remarried to an Alexander Walker, a "Baker". Thomas Kirk, a "Horse Car Driver" was recorded as her first husband, missing out poor Hugh McKendrick.

Ebenezer Hendry Kirk was born on 1 Oct 1852 in Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Ebenezer was christened on 7 Nov 1852 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. 

For the census of 1881 Ebenezer Hendry Kirk was working as a "Carter" like his father, and boarding with a Fergus Ferguson in Provanmill Road.

1881 Census (3rd April) Barony, Lanarkshire (644-3 ) Book 100 Page 1
Provanmill Road, Glasgow
Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Fergus Ferguson Head  32  Carter in a Distillery Ireland
Ann Ferguson Wife  31    Dull, Perthshire
John Ferguson Son    Barony, Lanarkshire
Annie Ferguson Daughter    Barony, Lanarkshire
Grace Ferguson Daughter  8 months    Barony, Lanarkshire
Ebenezer H. Kirk Boarder  27  Carter in a Distillery Barony, Lanarkshire
Archibald Bell Boarder  26  Blacksmith   Mearns, Renfrewshire

On 13 January 1883 in Motherwell Ebenezer Kirk, now a "Furnaceman", married Elizabeth Watt. Elizabeth was born on 1 May 1857 in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, daughter of Adam Watt, a "General Labourer" and Eliza Young. At the time of the marriage both parties gave their addresses as "2 Algie's Land, Motherwell", and the witnesses were Hannah Lawrie and John Watt. By the time of her marriage her father had died and her mother had remarried to a John Hamilton.

For the census of 1891Ebenezer was living in Dalziel with his wife Elizabeth working as a General Labourer. Included in the household is a lodger, Archibald Pennell. 

1891 Census (6th April) Dalziel, Lanarkshire (639 ) Book 6 Page ? 
31 Hope Street, Dalziel, Lanarkshire
Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Ebenezer Kirk Head  35   General Labourer Keppochhill, Lanarkshire
Eliz Kirk Wife  33  Labourer's Wife Calderbank, Wishaw, Lanarkshire
Archibald Pennell Lodger 34 Grocer's Manager Srevenston, Ayrshire

There are no children recorded and sadly it seems possible that Ebenezer and Elizabeth never had descendants. Two and a half years after this census Ebenezer and Elizabeth set sail on the SS Anchoria from Glasgow to New York arriving in New York on 28 August 1893. In 1910 Ebenezer and Elizabeth were living in Warrenton Street, Boston, aged 56 and 53, with Ebenezer working as a cook in a restaurant. The fact that they have ended up in Boston may be related to the previous emigration in 1888 of his cousin John E. H. Eadie also to Boston. As with his cousin John, Ebenezer and his wife cannot be found in the 1900 census for the US which might suggest that they were in or around the same place (Boston?) and got missed. In 1920 they were still in Boston living in Carver Street, aged 66 and 62, with Ebenezer working as a fireman in a Hotel. Neither can be found in the 1930 US census which may signify their demise 1920-1930.

William Kirk was born on 31 Dec 1854 in Keppoch Hill, Barony, Glasgow.

William died on 17 Oct 1855 in Keppoch Hill, Barony, Glasgow. He was buried in Sighthill Cemetry, Springburn, Glasgow.