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John William Kirkland (1802)

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John William Kirkland
Born in Boiestown, New Brunswickmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 22 Oct 2012
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Research Notes

The biography of Charles Leonard Kirkland on Encyclopedia Titanica says that his father, John Kirkland, was a silk merchant from Glasgow Scotland who emigrated about 1830. However, he appears to be a cabinet maker, born in Boiestown, New Brunswick. These could be two separate people.

From Encyclopedia Titanica (to be confirmed and sourced):

Charles Leonard Kirkland was born in March of 1841 in Miramichi, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, the fourth child of John V. Kirkland and Elizabeth Sarah Weeks. The Weeks family had emigrated to New Brunswick from England circa 1820 and John Kirkland, a silk merchant, had emigrated to New Brunswick from Glasgow, Scotland in the early 1830's. Following their marriage, they moved frequently between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, as John built up his importing business. Charles spent his early years in Miramichi where his older brothers, John (born in 1832), James (born in 1835) and William had also been born and raised.
The family relocated to Summerside, Prince Edward Island in 1845, where the first daughter of the family, Lavinia Rebecca, was born in 1849 and the youngest child, Emma Lydia, was born in 1855. The family then moved back to Newcastle, New Brunswick about 1857. Charles had become a master carpenter by 1860, when he and his brother, John, moved south to Richibuctu in Kent County, New Brunswick and became cabinet builders[1]

Biography

Birth

Conflicting information exists on birth date of John William Kirkland.

  • Daughter Leavinia's Late Registration of Birth[2] says that he was 47 at the time of her birth, which would make him born 1802 (if she was born in 1849. However, it seems more likely she was born in 1844, so he could have been born as early as 1797). This document states he was born in Boiestown, New Brunswick.
  • 1861 Census has his age as 50, which would make him born 1811.[3] Birthplace not mentioned
  • On 1891 Census, son John W. Kirkland gives father's birthplace as New Brunswick.[4]

No information found on John's parents.

Spouses and Children

John's first wife was Elizabeth Weeks. They had 9 chidren.[5]

Their children were:

  • William - no evidence he ever existed. No birth or death dates on original profile so merging with John W. Kirkland.
  1. John W. - b. 1832, Fredericton, NB
  2. Rebecca - b, 1834, likely NB
  3. James F. - b. 1836, NB
  4. Alice - b. 1840, d. 1855, Chatham, NB[6]
  5. Charles Leonard - b. 1841, Miramichi, NB
  6. Leavinia - b. 14 Feb 1844,[7] Fredericton, NB[8]
  7. Albert - b. 1847 (on 1861 Census)
  8. Allan - b. 1849 (on 1861 Census)
  9. Emma Lydia - b. abt 1851, PEI (from 1861 Census)[9]

Following Elizabeth's death on Jan 26, 1858,[10] John married Barbara Brooks on Nov 8, 1858.[11] They had a son, George in 1861.[12]

Occupation

On the 1861 Census, John's profession is "cabinet maker". In the newspaper announcement of daughter Alice's death, it is "chairmaker". At least three of his sons were cabinet makers or carpenters, so it is likely they learned the trade from their father.

Sources

  1. Robert L. Bracken (2006) Searching for Kirkland - Voyage (ref: #5009, accessed 22nd June 2014 08:24:17 PM) URL : http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/kirkland.html>
  2. New Brunswick, Canada, Provincial Archives, Late Registration of Births, York County, Fredericton, 1849-K-2, Microfilm F18749 – Leavinia Kirkland (Certificate), 1849
  3. 1861 census of Canada, NB, Carleton County, Wicklow, Pg 46 John Kirkland & family
  4. 1891 Canada Census, Library and Archives Canada, New Brunswick, Kent, Richibucto, Division 3, Pg 27 – John & Helen Kirkland and family.
  5. As per Leavinia's late registration of birth
  6. Daniel F Johnson, New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics, PANB, Vol 15, No 2657; Northumberland, Chatham, The Gleaner and Northumberland Schediasma, Dec 22 1855 - Death of Alice Elizabeth Kirkland.
  7. Her late registration at birth gives her birth date as Feb 14, 1849. Other sources give 1844. As she was married by 1861, 1844 seems more likely
  8. New Brunswick, Canada, Provincial Archives, Late Registration of Births, York County, Fredericton, 1849-K-2, Microfilm F18749 – Leavinia Kirkland (Certificate), 1849
  9. New Brunswick, Canada, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, RS141 B7 Index to New Brunswick Marriages, Carleton County, Brighton Parish, No 2068, Code B4/1927l, Microfilm F19689 – Marriage of Benjamin Franklin Richardson & Emma Lydia (Kirkland) Withrow, 1929
  10. Daniel F Johnson, New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Vol 17, No 1471 York, Fredericton, New Brunswick Reporter and Fredericton Advertiser, February 12 1858 - Death of Elizabeth Kirkland
  11. Daniel F Johnson, New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Vol 17, No 1810 Northumberland, Chatham, The Gleaner and Northumberland Schediasma, Nov 20, 1858 - Marriage of John Kirkland and Barbara Brooks
  12. 1861 census of Canada, NB, Carleton County, Wicklow, Pg 46 John Kirkland & family


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