David Kirk


Personal and Family Information

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-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


David Kirk


David Kirk


Jane Smellie



Birth23 SEP 1816
Place: Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland
Death24 JUN 1884
Place: ChatsworthIsland, [near Maclean], New South Wales, Australia
Christening1 DEC 1816
Place: Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland


Note 1

!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.