Having difficulty finding William Kirk's birth and death records

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Have reached a dead in my research of William Kirk.

Any help would be appreciated.

William was probably born in Burringham, Lincolnshire, UK, which had no church. Christenings were often carried out at Althorpe, across the river. May have been christened in a non C of E chapel. I suspect his father was John Kirk b. 1780 in Burringham ( christened Whitton) and his mother was Susannah Seaton b.1780 Althorpe buried 11 Jun 1810 Althorpe. Did she die after the birth of William? Bottesford was the parish that encompassed the area around Burringham.

William may have married Anne Stephenson in Amcotts on 30 Dec.1830 but I can find no record of her death.

Married Ann Fox 4 Sept 1832 at Kirton in Lindsey. They had a son John b.Jul. 1833 Burringham and she died Aug. 1835 in Burringham.

He then Married Martha Horner 20 Dec. 1836 in Amcotts.

William died after 1841. Possibly in Hull, Yorkshire (1846?) where Martha and John were living in 1851.

I have only 2 DNA matches on my father's side of the family, through ggf Charles Kirk and ggm Alice Jackson.

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Thanks for looking.
WikiTree profile: William Kirk
in Genealogy Help by R Kirk G2G Rookie (160 points)
edited by R Kirk

This isn't really an answer - just an observation.  I found on the 1841 Census, William is listed as a linen draper, but the baptism section of John's profile says his father was a 'grocer (shopkeeper)'.  Maybe something's not right..

William Kirk 1841

Thanks for your reply.

Good observation. Made me double check on my information. When John was born, William was a Grocer/shopkeeper in Burringham as was his father.

I guess he moved to the draper's shop in Winteringham when he married Martha possibly for a new start. Shop still exists as a house. I think the term shopkeeper probably covered various commodities and I know of a Kirk in nearby Epworth who was a grocer/draper around the same time.

I have scoured the local parish records and found no baptism record for William. Perhaps he was baptised by the midwife as sometimes happened with a traumatic birth. Perhaps he was given to a family member to raise. Perhaps I am missing some obvious detail.

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Far too many William Kirk records in that time frame and area.
by Rob Judd G2G6 Mach 9 (94.4k points)
Thanks for your feedback. I have added more information to my question. There are also more details on William's profile:

Kirk-5956.

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