Michael was born about 1850, the son of unknown parents. The place is not known.
His wife was Margaret Kirk, who he married in 1855 in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia. Their seven known children were Catherine K (1886-?), Jean I (1889-?), Ann M (1887-?), David (c1890-?), Jacob (c1890-?), Marie (c1890-?) and Margaret (c1890-?).
!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.