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Sharon Kirkman looking for Henry Kirkman

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WDYTYALive Advisor Report 26 Feb 2014 17:01

Looking for Henry Kirkman born 1831-32 in Alloa, Clackmannan Scotland.

Became a Goldminer in Queensland 1864.

Married Rosannah Dempsey.

Father was John Kirkman, a woolen manufacturer.

Any information please.


GenealogyResearchAssistance Report 26 Feb 2014 21:15

a possible death:-

Henry Kirkman

Death Date:
2 Apr 1909

Death Place:

Father's Name:

Registration Year:

Registration Place:

Registration Number:

Page Number:


SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2014 21:31

from a Public tree on ancestry

Henry Kirkman
Birth: 1831 - Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Death: 2 April 1909 (2 Apr 1909) - Queensland, Australia
Marriage: 29 August, 1864 (29 Aug 1864) - Queensland
Spouse: Rosannah Dempsey


rootgatherer Report 27 Feb 2014 15:27

I am wondering if he had altered his surname. There are quite a few Kirk families in the area in 1841 although no Henry Kirk.

I am not seeing any Kirkman families in Clacks. in 1841

Do you have his arrival in Australia please>

Wondering about this one - Henry is on the crew of this ship.

Name: Henry Kirk
Estimated birth year: abt 1828
Age: 26
Port of Departure: Melbourne
Port of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales
Voyage Arrival Date: 18 Jan 1854
Vessel Name: Jane
Origin Location: Scotland

You can search the 1841 census here


Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 1 Mar 2014 19:40

Australia Death Index.

Name: Rosannah Kirkman
Death Date: 28 Sep 1908
Death Place: Queensland
Father's Name: William Dempsey
Registration Year: 1908
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Number: 001186
Page Number: 14174

Electoral Roll. 1903 & 1908. Division of Capricornia, Gladstone. Q'land.

Name. Sex. Place. Occupation.
Kirkman Henry. M. Calliope. Miner.

Australia Death Index.

Name: Samuel Kirkman
Death Date: 26 Mar 1941
Death Place: Queensland
Father's Name: Henry
Mother's name: Rose Hannah Depsey
Registration Year: 1941
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration Number: 000744
Page Number: 1275

Australia birth index.

Name: Samuel Kirkman
Birth Date: 19 Jan 1874
Father's Name: Henry Kirkman
Mother's name: Tosanna Dempsey
Birth Place: Queensland
Registration Year: 1874
Registration Place: Queensland
Page Number: 8074
Registration Number: 000635

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 1 Mar 2014 20:29

I cannot find Henry Kirkman on Ships Passenger Lists, so I searched for nearest match to surname, and found a Henry Kirkland.
No matches appear on the right hand side (Ancestry) signifying that there are no further matching records for 'Henry Kirkland' in Australia. That leads me to believe it is a (remote) possibility this is your man....wish I could find stronger evidence though! Without that, we're stuck.

Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839–1923.
Name: Henry Kirkland
Estimated birth year: abt 1829
Age: 29
Arrival Date: 9 Jul 1858
Arrival Port: Melbourne, Australia
Departure Port: Liverpool
Ship: Columbia
Nationality: Scottish

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 5 Mar 2014 14:51

I wonder if Sharon Kirkman knows how to get back to her thread ? :-0


SylviaInCanada Report 5 Mar 2014 20:23

Karen .................

she's possibly / probably not even a member!

This request was posted on the first day of the WDYTYA event ...................

so Sharon could just have been a visitor.

It is one of the things that has happened in previous years ............... requests posted during the event, but the person cannot access GR .........

...... or at the very least ........ they may be able to see the post, as anyone can who uses Google, but a non-member cannot post on the thread

so we may never ever know :-(