Lady Myrtle Maud Kingston

F, b. 6 August 1891, d. 18 November 1984

Child of Lady Myrtle Maud Kingston and Sir William Alfred Brand

Patience Kingston

F, b. 30 May 1862, d. 7 November 1881
  • Patience Kingston was born on 30 May 1862 in Friezland Lane, Shenstone, Staffordshire.
  • She was the daughter of James Kingston and Sarah Henson.
  • Patience was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Agnes Elizabeth Kingston and John Poxon, son of John Poxon and Eliabeth Robinson, on 27 April 1880 in Primative Church, Norton Canes, Staffordshire; According to family Agnes met John, a coal miner while at work at the tobacconist. Her bridesmaid was Patience Kingston and their best man Frederick Poxon.
  • Patience Kingston immigrated on 20 May 1880 with James Kingston and Sarah Henson. James Kingston and his wife Sarah, their daughter Leah and Richard Bennett, son John, daughter Patience and William and Mary (Polly) their grandchihldren left Plymouth on 20 May 1880. They came to Australia on the "Shenir" and landed in Brisbane on 25 August 1880. They immigrated as free passengers. Leah and her husband Richard Bennett remained in Stanley Street, South Brisbane. William was listed as William BENNETT not William Kingston.
  • Patience Kingston died on 7 November 1881 in Bundaberg, Queensland, at age 19. She died of consumption.
  • She was buried on 9 November 1881 in Bundaberg General Cemetery.

Rosa Kingston

F, b. 1867, d. 1868
  • Rosa Kingston was born in 1867.
  • She was the daughter of James Kingston and Sarah Henson.
  • Rosa Kingston died in 1868.
  • She was buried on 17 May 1868 in Stonnall Churchyard.

Rosa Bircher Kingston

F, b. 31 January 1869, d. 13 May 1931

Rosa Kingston. Photo courtesy of Merv Johnson.

  • Rosa Bircher Kingston was born on 31 January 1869 in Shire Oak, Friesland Lane, Shenstone, Staffordshire.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Kingston and Mary Bircher.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Rosa Bircher Kingston was living in the household of Emma Henson and John Bircher in Walsall Road, Brownhills. John is shown as a 31 year old and Emma as 30. Agnes Kingston, a 13 year old domestic is living with them as is their adopted daughter Rosa aged 2.
  • Rosa Bircher Kingston was adopted in 1872 by her aunt and uncle Emma Kingston and John Bircher.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Rosa Bircher Kingston was living in the household of Emma Henson and John Bircher in Clayhanger, Walsall Foreign, Staffordshire. John is shown as a 41 year old bricklayer and local methodist preacher born Tamworth, living with his wife Emma, 40 born Clifton Stafford. His niece Rosa R Bircher 12 born Walsall Wood, and two lodgers John Poxon born Clayhanger, Stafford a coal miner, and Agnes Poxon 23 born Darlaston Stafford. Agnes was the sister of Emma. After Emma and John Bircher moved to Heath Hayes on the Cannock Chase, Rosa went to live with Agnes and John Poxton.
  • Rosa Bircher Kingston appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in The Vicarage, Stanley Road, St Clements, Aston, Warwichshire. Rosa is shown as a 22 year old servant for James Thomas Butlin aged 49, the vicar of St Clements.
  • He was a domestic servant.
  • At the age of 29 years, 4 months and 29 days, Rosa Bircher Kingston married William Benjamin Turner on 30 June 1898 in Primitive Chapel, Cannock, Walsall, Staffordshire. Witnesses to the marriage were John Bircher and Edith Fowles. After their marriage they lived at Hednesford Road, Norton Cnes, Cannock. In 1903 he and John Bircher built a house each in Brownhill Road, Walsall Wood. William and Rosa lived there until they emigrated to Australia.
    When he and Rosa were first married, William also worked as a pit pony driver at Conduit Colliery, Jerome's Pit. Later he was a loader and stallman. During World War I, William obtained his Deputy Certificate and joined the Walsall Wood Colliery as the Deputy. He bought teams of horses and carts to transport men to work at Norton and eventually built at least four more houses having gone to night school to improved his education.
  • Rosa Bircher Kingston appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Walsall Wood, Staffordshire. She is shown as 32 years old, born at Walsall Wood, Staffordshire.
  • She and William Benjamin Turner immigrated to Sydney on 15 May 1920. William and Rosa Turner came to Australia on the "Ormonde" as third class passengers departing from Liverpool in January 1920. Their children Leonard and his wife Gladys, William, Bernard, Harold and Victor came with them. On arrival in Australia the entire family moved to the Ipswich area of Queensland.
  • Rosa Bircher Kingston died on 13 May 1931 in Ipswich, Queensland, at age 62.
  • She was buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

Children of Rosa Bircher Kingston and William Benjamin Turner

Sarah Ann Kingston

F, b. 1 February 1860, d. 10 November 1940

Sarah (nee Kingston) and William Robinson. Photo Courtesy of Merv Johnson

  • Sarah Ann Kingston was born on 1 February 1860 in Blockhall, Darlaston, Staffordshire.
  • She was the daughter of James Kingston and Sarah Henson.
  • Sarah Ann Kingston was baptized in Bell Street Methdoist Church, Darlaston.
  • She immigrated on 16 December 1878 with Joseph Kingston and Jane Ellen Tonks. Joseph and Ellen arrived in Townsville on the "Scottish Prince" after departing from the East India docks in London on 6 September 1878. His sister Sarah Ann was on the same ship and also left the ship in Townsville. Their daughter Edith was with them. Their second daughter was still born on the ship, after Ellen had suffered a fall. Joseph kept a diary of their journey.
  • At the age of 20 years, 4 months and 11 days, Sarah Ann Kingston married William Frederick Robinson, son of William Robinson and Mary Kefpzyt, on 12 June 1880 in St James Church, Townsville, Queensland. Sarah and William lived on Ross Island after their marriage. Sometime between April1883 and September1883 they moved to Charters Towers . They moved from there to Bundaberg in the latter part of 1883 or early 1884. They then lived at North Bundaberg and ran a Boarding House.
  • Sarah Ann Kingston and William Frederick Robinson lived in North Bundaberg. William and Sarah did not live on the farm but ran a boarding house in North Bundaberg.
  • On 9 April 1890 William applied for the grant of a lease on Portion No 4V, County of Cook, Parish of Otto, and area of 158 acres 3 rods in area. The land was later purchased and transferred after his death to Sarah Ann on 9 September 1895.
  • On 9 July 1893,her husband, William Frederick Robinson died in Robinson Farm, Rosedale Road, Bundaberg, Queensland, at age 38. He died from a gunshot wound. An inquest was held into his death (Ref JUS/215 #375/1893). On 09 JULY 1893 on a late Sunday afternoon at Bundaberg in parish of Otto, William was accidentaly shot by a man named James HEAD (who was living on their farm at Gooburrrum about 5 miles (8 km) from North Bundaberg) while sitting at the kitchen table, placed a loaded rifle on the table and it discharged when the trigger caught the corner of the table. Evidence from a local gunsmith who examined the gun stated that this was impossible to happen. Also evidence from the police who examined the room, stated that the bullet entered the wall behind where William was sitting was approx 15" from the floor and that the rifle would have to have been fired from a standing position. The doctor who examined William's body stated that the bullet entered the chest above the right breast and exited the left breast 5 inches lower and his opinion was that the gun was fired from a standing position. However the coroner disregarded these three crucial pieces of evidence and gave a verdict of accidental death. It was rumoured that HEAD and the Coroner were both Masons!!
  • At the age of 33 years, 10 months and 30 days, Sarah Ann Kingston married Svend Frederick William Johnson on 31 December 1893 in St Paul's Church of England, Maryborough, Queensland. The most likely reason for this would be that due to the laws at that time, a foreigner could not own land and when he became married to Sarah she automatically became a foreigner ( A Dane the same as Svend) - Therefore they would have had to go to Maryborough which was the closest Government centre to them where he could begin the Naturalisation process which occured on 24FEB1894 - They no doubt took the opportunity to marry while waiting for his application to be finalised.
  • In May 1901 Sarah Ann Kingston and Svend Frederick William Johnson lived in Electra Street, Bundaberg.
  • Sarah Ann Kingston and Svend Frederick William Johnson appeared on the Electoral Roll in June 1909 living at Currajong Creek, Gin Gin, Queensland. Sarah's occupation was domestic duties and Svend's was a farmer.
  • On 16 June 1920,her husband, Svend Frederick William Johnson died in Gin Gin Hospital at age 63. (age 63 would be incorrect as all statements by Svend on his Naturalisation, Marriage, Birth of son Charles, Queensland and Federal electrol rolls regarding his age make him born in 1859 not 1857). His death certificate also showed he came to Australia in 1870, which would mean he arrived when he was 10 (taking 1860 as his birth year as given when he was Naturalised) or 13 (taking his birth year as understood by his family). This seems unlikely and 1879 seems to a more credible year for his arrival.
  • Sarah Ann Kingston appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Currajong Creek, Gin Gin. Sarah's occupation was domestic duties. Her sons Jack, Doug and Charlie were still living at home and were listed as farmers.
  • Sarah Ann Kingston died on 10 November 1940 in Currajong Creek, Queensland, at age 80. She died of cardiac failure.
  • She was buried on 12 November 1940 in Gin Gin Cemetery, Queensland. Her funeral was held at the Church of England, Gin Gin.

Children of Sarah Ann Kingston and William Frederick Robinson

Children of Sarah Ann Kingston and Svend Frederick William Johnson

Sarah Jane Kingston

F, b. 15 October 1879
  • Sarah Jane Kingston was born on 15 October 1879 in Ogley Hay, Staffordshire.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Kingston and Martha Bagnall.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Sarah Jane Kingston was living in the household of Thomas Kingston and Martha Bagnall in Chester Road, Ogley Hay, Staffordshire. Thomas is shown as a 38 year old miner born Walsall Wood, Stafford living with his wife Martha 39 born Brierly Hil Stafford and their two children Thomas James aged 6 and Sarah Jane aged 2 both born in Ogley Hay.
  • At the age of 21 years, 7 months and 11 days, Sarah Jane Kingston married Joseph Snape on 26 May 1901 in Ogley Hay, Staffordshire.

Thomas Kingston

M, b. 17 June 1844, d. 29 March 1897
  • Thomas Kingston was born on 17 June 1844 in Derbyshire, England.
  • He was the son of James Kingston and Sarah Henson.
  • Thomas Kingston was baptized on 7 July 1844 in St Matthew's Chruch, Rosliston, Derbyshire.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Thomas Kingston was living in the household of James Kingston and Sarah Henson. James was shown as a 27 year old collier born Rosliston, Derbyshire living with his 27 year old wife Sarah born Newton, Leicestershire and their children Emma aged 10, born Ashby, Leicestershire, Thomas 6, William 4 both born Rosliston, Derby, James 2 born Clifton, Campville, Staffordshire and Leah aged 1 born Rosliston Derby.
  • He was a coal miner.
  • At the age of 23 years, 4 months and 19 days, Thomas Kingston married Mary Bircher on 5 November 1867 in Harlaston, Staffordshire.
  • Thomas Kingston and Mary Bircher appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in No 2 Club Buildings, Friezland Stonnall, Staffordshire. Thomas is shown as a 26 year old coal miner, living with his wife Mary 23, and their son William aged 11 months.
  • Thomas Kingston witnessed the death of Mary Bircher on 10 January 1872 in Friesland Lane, Shenstone, Staffordshire; She died of epilepsy the day after her daughter Mary was born. Her mother in law Sarah Kingston was present at the time of her death. When Mary died Emma (Thomas' sister) and John Bircher (Mary's brother) brought up Rosa. Rosa may have gone to Emma and John before her mother died as she was living with them at the time of the 1871 census. Grandmother Sarah Kingston brought up Mary (Polly) and William.
  • At the age of 29 years, 2 months and 15 days, Thomas Kingston married Martha Bagnall, daughter of Isaac Bagnall and Sarah Guest, on 1 September 1873 in St Matthew's Chruch, Walsall, Staffordshire.
  • Thomas Kingston witnessed the marriage of James Kingston and Rose Ann Clark on 9 February 1874 in Zion Chapel Primative Methodist Brownhills Raod, Walsall, Staffordshire, England; Witnesses to the wedding were Thomas and Leah Kingston.
  • Thomas Kingston and Martha Bagnall appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Chester Road, Ogley Hay, Staffordshire. Thomas is shown as a 38 year old miner born Walsall Wood, Stafford living with his wife Martha 39 born Brierly Hil Stafford and their two children Thomas James aged 6 and Sarah Jane aged 2 both born in Ogley Hay.
  • Thomas Kingston died on 29 March 1897 in Brownhills, Norton Canes, Staffordshire, at age 52. He died from Bright's disease of the kidney. His son Thomas James was present at his death.
  • He was buried in Ogley Hay Churchyard.

Children of Thomas Kingston and Mary Bircher

Children of Thomas Kingston and Martha Bagnall

Thomas Kingston

M, b. 12 October 1800, d. 29 December 1844
  • Thomas Kingston was baptized on 12 October 1800 in Rosliston, Derbyshire.
  • At the age of 21 years and 10 days, Thomas Kingston married Leah Parker on 22 October 1821 in St Nicholas Church, Abbot Bromley, Staffordshire. At the time of his marriage Thomas could write.
  • Thomas Kingston died on 29 December 1844 in Rosliston, Derbyshire, at age 44.
  • He was buried on 2 January 1845 in Rosliston, Derbyshire.

Child of Thomas Kingston and Leah Parker

Sir Thomas Kingston

M, b. circa 1383, d. after 1435

Child of Sir Thomas Kingston and Alice Poynings

Thomas James Kingston

M, b. 15 June 1875
  • Thomas James Kingston was born on 15 June 1875 in Staffordshire.
  • He was the son of Thomas Kingston and Martha Bagnall.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Thomas James Kingston was living in the household of Thomas Kingston and Martha Bagnall in Chester Road, Ogley Hay, Staffordshire. Thomas is shown as a 38 year old miner born Walsall Wood, Stafford living with his wife Martha 39 born Brierly Hil Stafford and their two children Thomas James aged 6 and Sarah Jane aged 2 both born in Ogley Hay.
  • At the age of 22 years and 2 months, Thomas James Kingston married Annie Maria Snape in September 1897 in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Unamed Kingston

F, b. 4 October 1878, d. 4 October 1878
  • Unamed Kingston died on 4 October 1878. The baby was still born after her mother Ellen fell down the steps coming off the main deck on 30 September 1878.
  • She was born on 4 October 1878 at sea.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Kingston and Jane Ellen Tonks.

William Kingston

M, b. 3 March 1881, d. 13 October 1950

William Kingston (1881-1950), son of William Kingston and Ellen Chambers. Photo courtesy of Merv Johnson.
  • William Kingston was born on 3 March 1881 in Walsall, Staffordshire, England.
  • He was the son of William Kingston and Ellen Chambers.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census William Kingston was living in the household of William Kingston and Ellen Chambers in 97 Brace Street, Walsall Foreign. The census shows that William was 34, born Rosliston, Derby, a packing case maker, living with his wife Ellen, 29 born Bloxwich, and their two children Anne aged 2 and William 1 month, both born in Walsall. Sampson Chambers, Ellen's brother also lived with them. He was 15 years old, born Bloxwich and a saddle maker.
  • William Kingston immigrated to Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, with William Kingston and Ellen Chambers. The "El Dorado" departed Plymouth, England on 9 May 1883 and arrived in Cooktown on 26 June the same year. The ship reached Rockhampton in July. On board were William and Ellen Kingston and their two children Annie shown as 4 years old, and son William. William's occupation was recorded a cabinet maker and builder. Ellen's brother Sampson Chambers also came with the family. On his departure from England Sampson was given a book "The Life of Christ" by his sister Anne. The inscription read "From your loving sister Anne - March 1883.
    The family made their way overland to Bundaberg from Rockhampton.
  • William Kingston attended school in Bundaberg State School on 4 February 1885. His father was listed as a store labourer. He left that school and was one of the original students enrolled at Sharon State School. He was enrolled on 27 April 1885 aged 5 years and 1 month and left on 25 September 1885. His father was listed as a carpenter.
  • In February 1893 William Kingston lived in George Street, Bundaberg. William was a witness at the inquiry into the death of Samuel John Corfield at this time and he may have been staying with relatives while he attended school as his parents were living at Horton at this time.
    The following article appeared in "The Courier Mail" on 22 February 1893 -
    BUNDABERG.
    TWO PEOPLE DROWNED
    (From the Star of Yesterday's Dates)
    Since last writing the flood waters have risen; and on Saturday at midnight they began to recede, very imperceptibly at first, but by Sunday at daybreak a fall of fully 2ft. was noticeable. During Sunday the waters continued to flow out, and yesterday morning had gone down fully 10ft. Throughout yesterday the fall was more speedy. If the fall continues at the same rate today (Tuesday) the water will be 2ft. or 3ft. below the wharves.
    Great havoc has bean done by the flood at Millbank Plantation. The chimney stack, boilers (which had been filled with water to increase their inertia), engine, and fixings, part of the shed, have slipped, away the water having undermined the foundation of entire structure. The coal chute and staging have been destroyed by the huge accumulation of driftwood that backed up against them.
    On Friday, about 11 p.m., Samuel Corfield (hairdresser at M. Krieger's) and a youth named William Kingston were pulling in a private boat near Mr. Byrne's house in Targo Street. Corfield appears to have overbalanced himself and fallen into the water; he came up again, but Kingston was unable to render him any assistance in time, and he sank.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1898 living at Horton, Childers. William lived with his parents at their home in Horton where they farmed sugar and maize. Both he and his brother Joseph applied for the lease of land in the Goodwood District, Portion 918, County of Cook, Parish of Marathon. It was a parcel of 155 acres 2 rods and 10 perches. They lost at the ballot.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll on 2 February 1907 living at Childers. He is listed as a grocer.
  • At the age of 28 years, 2 months and 15 days, William Kingston married Matilda Christina Berg, daughter of August Berg and Auguste Schenke, on 18 May 1909 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Childers, Queensland. William, whose parents were devout Methodists, changed his religion to Roman Catholic when he married.
  • In 1912 William and his second cousin John Thomas Kingston (son of Joseph Kingston and Jane Ellen Tonks) established a drapery and grocery business at the northern end of Churchill Street in Childers. It was known as KINGSTON and KINGSTON. They later expanded it to include mercery. They also bought a shop at Apple Tree Creek as well as the Hotel.
  • Between 1913 and 1914 A William Kingston is listed as a Grocer in the Post Office directory for Childers.
  • William Kingston and Matilda Christina Berg appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1922 living at Childers. William was listed as a grocer's assistant and Matilda as home duties.
  • He was a very good musician and his wife Matilda an accomplished pianist.
    He was a farmer and businessman and resided in Childers.
    Family members recalled he played the accordion and would tap his foot on the floor in tune as he played. The lino soon had a hole in it.
  • Between 1921 and 1922 William was listed in the Childer's Post Office Directory as a grocer living at Childers.
  • William was president of the Childers and District Chamber of Commerce several times. He was also president of the Childer's Bowls Club in 1929,30,31,36,37 and 1938. He was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge.
  • On 5 October 1950 He was baptised in the Isis Hospital at Childers.
  • William Kingston died on 13 October 1950 in Childers at age 69. His cause of death was Mycardial Degeneration and carcinoma of the prostrate.
  • He was buried on 14 October 1950 in Apple Tree Creek Cemetery, Queensland. His funeral service was held at the Sacred Heart Church in Childers.
  • Grandsons William and John Kingston (local solicitor) and great grandchildren Warwick John Kingston and Frances Alexandra Kingston still lived in the district in 2000.

Children of William Kingston and Matilda Christina Berg

William Kingston

M, b. 10 September 1846, d. 22 August 1920

William and Ellen (nee Chambers) Kingston. Photo Courtesy of Merv Johnson

  • William Kingston was born on 10 September 1846 in Rosliston, Derbyshire, England.
  • He was the son of James Kingston and Sarah Henson.
  • William Kingston was baptized on 11 October 1846 in Rosliston, Derbyshire.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census William Kingston was living in the household of James Kingston and Sarah Henson. James was shown as a 27 year old collier born Rosliston, Derbyshire living with his 27 year old wife Sarah born Newton, Leicestershire and their children Emma aged 10, born Ashby, Leicestershire, Thomas 6, William 4 both born Rosliston, Derby, James 2 born Clifton, Campville, Staffordshire and Leah aged 1 born Rosliston Derby.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census William Kingston was living in the household of James Kingston and Sarah Henson in No 5 Club Buildings, Friezland, Stonnall, Staffordshire. James is shown as a labourer on the roads. Sarah is shown as being born at Clifton, Staffordshire. William aged 24 is listed as a clerk (unemployed) and Joseph aged 18 as a coal miner, Leah aged 20 is an unemployed domestic servant.
  • At the age of 28 years, 3 months and 15 days, William Kingston married Ellen Chambers, daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones, on 25 December 1874 in Aston Juxa, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. William was employed as a clerk before his marriage. He worked for a firm in Lichfield Street, Walsall.
  • William Kingston and Ellen Chambers appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 97 Brace Street, Walsall Foreign. The census shows that William was 34, born Rosliston, Derby, a packing case maker, living with his wife Ellen, 29 born Bloxwich, and their two children Anne aged 2 and William 1 month, both born in Walsall. Sampson Chambers, Ellen's brother also lived with them. He was 15 years old, born Bloxwich and a saddle maker.
  • William Kingston and Ellen Chambers immigrated to Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. The "El Dorado" departed Plymouth, England on 9 May 1883 and arrived in Cooktown on 26 June the same year. The ship reached Rockhampton in July. On board were William and Ellen Kingston and their two children Annie shown as 4 years old, and son William. William's occupation was recorded a cabinet maker and builder. Ellen's brother Sampson Chambers also came with the family. On his departure from England Sampson was given a book "The Life of Christ" by his sister Anne. The inscription read "From your loving sister Anne - March 1883.
    The family made their way overland to Bundaberg from Rockhampton.
  • William Kingston immigrated to Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, in July 1883. The "El Dorado" departed Plymouth on 9 May 1883 and arrived in Rockhampton in July the same year. William arrived with his wife Eleanor (Ellen) Chambers, his two children Annie aged 4 and William aged 1, and his brother in law Sampson Henry Chambers.
    William' s brother Joseph had come to Australia 5 years before on the "Scottish Prince."
  • William Kingston changed her name to Eleanor most likely to prevent confusion between herself and the wife of Joseph Kingston, Jane Ellen Tonks who was known as Ellen Kingston.
  • The famly firstly settled in the vicinity of Stockyard Creek but later moved to Horton near Childers.
  • In 1885 he was cabinet maker, farmer and builder in Sharon, North Bundaberg.
  • In January 1885 Eleanor (Ellen) and Ellen Chambers lived in Stewart Street, Bundaberg. William was a labourer at this time.
  • In 1886 Eleanor (Ellen) and Ellen Chambers lived in Horton, Childers.According to the " Bundaberg & District Pioneers" book the family moved to Horton about 1886. William applied for a selection of of 103 acres 2 roods 23 perchs of land Portion # 1352 in the County of Cook, Parish of Childers (in the Abington district) and was granted commencement of lease on 25MAR1886 - Application to construct a homestead and purchase the land was made on 31MAR1891 on 2 roods 23 perchs of the lease - The cost of the land was 6 pence per acre ; totaling 2 pounds 12 shillings - James GRIFFIN and Joseph B WHITE swore that William had lived on the selection for the past 5 years from 25MAR1886 - Deed of Grant was passed on 08MAY1891. The following valuation of improvements were included on the application :-
    House & kitchen 50 Pounds
    20 Chain of 2 rail & paling fence 20 Pounds
    24 Chain of post, wire & paling fence 12 Pounds
    11 acres of clearing @ 5 pounds per acre 55 Pounds
    Total 137 Pounds.

  • William Kingston appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1898 living at Abington, Childers.
  • William built the first church (Methodist Church) in the Childers district at Horton where he acted as a Lay Preacher.
  • Between 1905 and 1911 William was listed in the Queensland Postal Directory as a farmer of Horton.
  • Eleanor (Ellen) and Ellen Chambers appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913. She was shown as living in Sunnymead, Horton.William was listed as a carpenter and Eleanor (Ellen)'s occupation was home duties.
  • On 6 February 1913,his wife, Ellen Chambers died in Horton, Childers, Queensland, Australia, at age 60. Horton was the area where the family owned thei rcane farm on the Woodgate Road near Childers.
  • William Kingston died on 22 August 1920 in New Street, Childers, Queensland, Australia, at age 73. He died of valvular disease of the heart and dropsy.
  • He was buried in Apple Tree Creek Cemetery, Queensland. Gravestone Reads: In Loving Memory of Eleanor, the beloved wife of William Kingston who died February 6 aged 61 years, also the above William Kingston who died August 22 1920 aged 74 years. Nearer my God to Thee.

Children of William Kingston and Ellen Chambers

William Mervyn Stanley John Kingston

M, b. 23 January 1916, d. 13 May 1988
  • William Mervyn Stanley John Kingston was also known as Jock.
  • He was born on 23 January 1916 in Childers, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Joseph Kingston and Anna Christina Barnett.
  • William Mervyn Stanley John Kingston began military service on 29 January 1942 in Maryborough, Queensland. His Service number was QX48668 (Q24818) and he was living at Childers when he enlisted. On discharge his next of kin was Joyce Kingston.
  • He ended military service on 16 January 1946. He was discharged with the rank of Corporal in the 47th Australian Infantry Battalion.
  • William Mervyn Stanley John Kingston died on 13 May 1988 in Brisbane at age 72.
  • He was cremated on 16 May 1988 in Albany Creek Crematorium.

William Roy Kingston

M, b. 26 February 1912, d. June 1994

William Thomas Kingston

M, b. 23 April 1870, d. 23 September 1947

Amy (Stiles) and William Kingston and their family. Photo taken circa 1905

  • William Thomas Kingston was born on 23 April 1870 in Chasetown, Burntwood, Staffordshire.
  • He was the son of Thomas Kingston and Mary Bircher.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census William Thomas Kingston was living in the household of Thomas Kingston and Mary Bircher in No 2 Club Buildings, Friezland Stonnall, Staffordshire. Thomas is shown as a 26 year old coal miner, living with his wife Mary 23, and their son William aged 11 months.
  • On 10 January 1872,William Thomas Kingston's mother, Mary Bircher died in Friesland Lane, Shenstone, Staffordshire, at age 25. She died of epilepsy the day after her daughter Mary was born. Her mother in law Sarah Kingston was present at the time of her death. When Mary died Emma (Thomas' sister) and John Bircher (Mary's brother) brought up Rosa. Rosa may have gone to Emma and John before her mother died as she was living with them at the time of the 1871 census. Grandmother Sarah Kingston brought up Mary (Polly) and William.
  • William Thomas Kingston immigrated on 20 May 1880 with James Kingston and Sarah Henson. James Kingston and his wife Sarah, their daughter Leah and Richard Bennett, son John, daughter Patience and William and Mary (Polly) their grandchihldren left Plymouth on 20 May 1880. They came to Australia on the "Shenir" and landed in Brisbane on 25 August 1880. They immigrated as free passengers. Leah and her husband Richard Bennett remained in Stanley Street, South Brisbane. William was listed as William BENNETT not William Kingston.
  • Between 1885 and 1947 he was a farmer, living at the Isis Scrub. Later he became a baker living in Curtis Street then Castlereagh Street, Bundaberg.
  • At the age of 20 years and 27 days, William Thomas Kingston married Ellen Stiles, daughter of Samuel Stiles and Emma Jane Howell, on 20 May 1890 in Church of England, Bundaberg, Queensland.
  • William Thomas Kingston appeared on the Electoral Roll on 4 April 1898 living at Stockhills Cottege, Curtis Street, Bundaberg. baker. He was also listed at Castlereagh Steet.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1905 and 1907 living at Curtis Street, Bundaberg. He was listed as a baker but was listed in the 1909/1910 Directory as living in Castlereagh Street.
  • On 13 September 1912,his wife, Ellen Stiles died in Castlereagh Street, Bundaberg, at age 43. After her death, Ellen's half sister Amy moved in with William. Amy was only 19 years old at the time.
  • William Thomas Kingston appeared on the Electoral Rolls of between 1913 and 1934. He was shown as living in Castlereagh Street, Bundaberg.His occupation was listed as a baker.
  • In 1928 William and Ellen's daughter Hazel had a daughter Evelyn Merle. Evelyn was raised by her grandfather William and her aunt Amy Stiles who had been living with William since Ellen's death in 1912.
  • At the age of 70 years, William Thomas Kingston married Amy Emily Stiles, daughter of Samuel Stiles and Emily Dyer, in 1941 in Bundaberg.
  • William Thomas Kingston died on 23 September 1947 in 11 Castlereagh Street, Bundaberg, Queensland, at age 77. He died from a cerebral haemorrhage.
  • He was buried on 24 September 1947 in Bundaberg General Cemetery.

Children of William Thomas Kingston and Ellen Stiles

William Thomas Kingston

M, b. 16 March 1894, d. 21 January 1929

Mary Ellen Kinkel

F, b. 1881, d. 29 October 1936
  • Mary Ellen Kinkel was born in 1881 in Queensland. She was the daughter of George Michael KUNKEL and Julia GAVIN.
  • At the age of 20 years, Mary Ellen Kinkel married William Smoothy, son of Henry Smoothy and Isabella Thompson, in 1901 in Queensland.
  • Mary Ellen Kinkel died on 29 October 1936 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 31 October 1936 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Louise Kinzel

F, b. 1832, d. 1917
  • Louise Kinzel was born in 1832 in Germany. She was the daughter of Johann Friedrick KUNZEL and Rosine JOHN.
  • Louise Kinzel married Friedrich William Morgenstern circa 1855.
  • Louise Kinzel and Friedrich William Morgenstern immigrated to Queensland on 7 February 1879. The immigration index shows Friedrick aged 45, Louise 47, Pauline 14, Auguste 11 and Carl 7 travelled on the "Fritz Reuter."
  • In 1883,her husband, Friedrich William Morgenstern died in Queensland.
  • Louise Kinzel died in 1917 in Queensland.

Children of Louise Kinzel and Friedrich William Morgenstern

Clarence Arthur Kinzett

M, b. 1897, d. 1971

Dulcie Lilian Ethel Kinzett

F, b. 13 September 1898, d. 1975
  • Dulcie Lilian Ethel Kinzett was born on 13 September 1898 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Frederick Arthur Kinzett and Zoe Ethel Tidd.
  • At the age of 22 years, Dulcie Lilian Ethel Kinzett married Archie Renwick in 1921 in New Zealand.
  • In 1956,her husband, Archie Renwick died in New Zealand.
  • Dulcie Lilian Ethel Kinzett died in 1975 in New Zealand.

Frederick Arthur Kinzett

M, b. circa 1870

Children of Frederick Arthur Kinzett and Zoe Ethel Tidd

Tessel or Lessel George Kinzett

M, b. 10 December 1909, d. 1982
  • Tessel or Lessel George Kinzett was born on 10 December 1909 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Frederick Arthur Kinzett and Zoe Ethel Tidd.
  • Tessel or Lessel George Kinzett died in 1982 in New Zealand.

Thomas Kinzett

M, b. 1903

William Samuel Kinzett

M, b. 1907, d. 1907

Elizabeth Kirby

F, b. circa 1860
  • Elizabeth Kirby was born circa 1860.
  • Elizabeth Kirby married Eugene Ferris in 1885 in Queensland.

Child of Elizabeth Kirby and Eugene Ferris

Mary Ann Emma Kirby

F, b. 25 September 1873, d. 28 April 1964

Children of Mary Ann Emma Kirby and John Frederick Ernest Holdaway

Lovenia Kirkett

F, b. 1886, d. 19 February 1944
  • Lovenia Kirkett was born in 1886. She was the daughter of Thomas Richard Kirkett and Esther Robertson.
  • At the age of 39 years, Lovenia Kirkett married Carl August Heinrich (Charlie) Dorries, son of Carl August Heinrich Dorries and Elizabeth Naumann, on 18 July 1925 in Queensland.
  • Lovenia Kirkett died on 19 February 1944 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 21 February 1944 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. LUTH2-009-0031. She is buried with Carl.

Amy Gladys Kirkland

F, b. 1903, d. 1979
  • Amy Gladys Kirkland was born in 1903 in Ballina, New South Wales. She was the daugther of Frederick Archibald Kirkland and Martha Jane Cunneen.
  • At the age of 28 years, Amy Gladys Kirkland married James Francis Crawford, son of Henry Crawford and Elizabeth Crozier, in 1931 in Lismore, New South Wales.
  • Amy Gladys Kirkland died in 1979 in New South Wales.

Amelia Kirstenfad

F, b. 1867, d. 29 July 1870