KIRK – Francis Royal Artillery 8th Battalion

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NameKIRK –  Francis
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 8th Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 315
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th November 1823 / 16 years 11 months / Glasgow Scotland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7¾ in
Fair / Blue / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationCorfu – 8 years 3 months
Length of Service22 years 13 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 13th October 1846 / Woolwich England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not Stated
Pension Districts1846 Woolwich
1850 Athlone
1851-1869 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851 Falmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
Date/Place of Birth1807 Ackaline Tyrone  Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN MARY
B 1815 (deduced)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeFrancis  B 1845 Not yet known
M LARKINS Bridget Mary 1868 Newcastle  Western Australia
D 23rd May 1923 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
20th December 1860  Granted Newcastle Lot S14
4 acres
31st December 1866  Newcastle lot S12
4 Acres – assigned 10 Nov 1864
Occupation after
Arrival
Assistant Warder Convict Department – dismissed
Blacksmith  Toodyay   Western Australia
Hotel keeper  Northam   Western Australia
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Western Australia Times 27th February 1874  page 4 – Francis application for Publican’s Licence in Northam
The Herald Fremantle 16th December 1876 – page 3  – Kirk wrote re arrest of an aboriginal in Northam
The Herald  31st March 1877 – page 1 – Francs Kirk advertisement for his hotel
Eastern Districts Chronicle York 25th May 1923 –  page 2 – death Francis KIRK
Departure from Western
Australia
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd November 1869 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
14th April 1885 Toodyay Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationKirk couldn’t read or write

Warders and Gaolers’   has lengthy details on his Convict Department service