David was born on 23 SEP 1816 in Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland, the son of David Kirk and Jane Smellie.
He died on 24 JUN 1884 in ChatsworthIsland, [near Maclean], New South Wales, Australia.
His wife was Catherine Rankin, who he married on 16 JUL 1836 in Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. Their ten known children were David (1838-1843), Isabella (1840-1848), Robert (1843-1844), Jean (1844-1926), David (1846-<1849), Mary (1848-?), Isabella (1850-?), James (1852-1940), Margaret (1853-?) and William (1855-?).
|Birth||23 SEP 1816||
|Death||24 JUN 1884||
|Christening||1 DEC 1816||
!Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wilahu/index.html Auston-McQuire Genealogy Site Cook, Stapples, Duffy, and MacKinnon Families, and email from Lesley A McQuire of that site.
!Notes: [from above] The cause of his death was cancer of Fauces - Cancer of the soft palate. - David emigrated from Scotland with wife Catherine and 2 children Mary [infant] and Jane [4yrs]. His occupation was listed as a farm labourer. Religion Presbyterian. He was literate and in good health. He was on board the 'Steadfast' arriving in Sydney 26/3/1849.