Ivy Maud Kingston

F, b. 28 November 1900, d. 5 October 1992

James Kingston

M, b. 11 March 1823, d. 6 July 1901
  • James Kingston was born on 11 March 1823 in Rosliston, England.
  • He was the son of Thomas Kingston and Leah Parker.
  • James Kingston was baptized on 11 April 1824 in Warwickshre.
  • He was a coal miner.
  • At the age of 21 years, 1 month and 3 days, James Kingston married Sarah Henson on 14 April 1844 in Clifton, Campville. The banns were read on 24th, 31st March and 7 April 1844. Witnesses to the marriage were Richard Heath and Emily Spencer.
  • James Kingston and Sarah Henson appeared on the census of 30 March 1851. 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.
  • James Kingston appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Ogley Hay. James is shown as a coal miner as are his sons Thomas and William.
  • He and Sarah Henson appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Friezland, Stonnall. 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.
  • In 1872, when their son Thomas' wife Mary died shortly after giving birth to a daughter Mary, James and Sarah took Mary and her brother William and raised them as their own. Mary and William's sister Rosa was raised by Emma Kingston (daugther of Sarah and James) and her husband John Bircher.
  • James Kingston was of the Methodist
    faith.
  • He and Sarah Henson immigrated on 20 May 1880. 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.
  • On 1 November 1882 James commenced a lease on 160 acres of land, lot 1094 County of Cook, Parish of Bundaberg on the Goodwood Road from Maryborough. He later purchased the land for 6 pence per acre a total of 4 pound when he applied to construct a homestead on the property in early 1888. Thomas Willliams and John Kingston declared that he had resided on the selection for the last 5 years from 1 November 1882. There were 2 acres 3 rods resumed by the railway. The Deed was passed on 10 May 1888 and valuation of improvements listed on the application were as follows:-
    Dwelling house (4 rooms in the course of construction) 10 Pound,
    303 rods of 2 rail fence @ 4/6 per rod 10 pound,
    1 acre of garden 20 pound,
    Well - 46 feet deep @10/- per foot 23 pound,
    Stockyard - 14 rods @ 1 pound per rod 14 pound,
    35 rods of 2 rail & pailing fence @ 8/- per rod 14 pound,
    ???? 14 pound - Total 159 pound.
  • James Kingston died on 6 July 1901 in Bundaberg, Queensland, at age 78. His cause of death was senile decay. After his death Sarah moved in with her son John and his wife Alice until she died.
  • He was buried on 7 July 1901 in Bundaberg General Cemetery. He is buried with his wife Sarah, and grandson Harold Dudley Kingston who died in 1926. There is no monument on their grave.
  • COMPILERS NOTE: One of Agnes' sons compiled record from the original diary of Joseph Kingston on his voyage to Australia in 1878. Together with the transcript of the diary he indicates that "our grandparents James and Sarah Kingston with the following members of the family emigrated to Queensland landing in Maryborough in 1880 from the sailing ship "Scottish Lass" (actually the "Sheir").The following came out together. James and Sarah Kingston, son William and wife Ellen (actually came in 1883 on the "El Dorado"), son James and wife, I forget her name, daughter Sarah Ann, son John, daughter Patience, also Willie Kingston son of Tom Kingston and Polly Thorne Toms daughter. The only members of the family of James and Sarah Kingston left in England were the oldest son Thomas the father of Willie Polly and Ross Turner, Emma the oldest daughter and her husband John Bircher, Agnes Elizabeth and her husband John Poxon.
    Joseph sent the pages of the diary to his sister Agnes Elizabeth Poxon in 1878. We took care and preserved the document until her death in 1921. It then passed on to her son JW Poxon who has taken care of it. When in Australia I promised Uncle Jo's grandson Herbert Kingston of Maryborough, Queensland that he should have the document which he should receive by the end of 1965."

Children of James Kingston and Sarah Henson

James Kingston

M, b. October 1848, d. 17 August 1915

James Kingston (1848-1915). Photo Courtesy of Merv Johnson

  • James Kingston was born in October 1848 in Campville, England.
  • He was the son of James Kingston and Sarah Henson.
  • James Kingston was baptized on 3 December 1848 in Clifton, Campville.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census James 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 age of 25 years and 4 months, James Kingston married Rose Ann Clark, daughter of George Clark and Martha Golley, on 9 February 1874 in Walsall, England. Witnesses to the wedding were Thomas and Leah Kingston.
  • Some time after their marriage James and Rose Ann, who had no children of their own, adopted two girls:- Annie, Edith. Annie's surname was Douen, Doven, Downes or Davidson. An Annie Downes was born in October 1871 in Ellesmere, Shropshire.
    Edith about 1875 in England.
  • Some time after their marriage, and before they immigrated to Australia James and Rose adopted a child, Annie Downes. Annie had been born in 1871 in Ellesmere, Shropshire.
  • James Kingston and Rose Ann Clark immigrated to Queensland circa 1880. James Kingston came with his wife Rose and adopted daughter Annie. They are said to have emigrated in 1880 possibly on the "Scottish Hero" or "Scottish Prince". Or they may have come in 1879 on the "Scottish Lass."
  • Between 1880 and 1886 James Kingston lived in Bundaberg. In 1883 he was a leaseholder on Maryborough Road and in 1885 he was in Perry Street, Bundaberg.
  • Between 1887 and 1898 James Kingston lived in Abington, Childers. James applied for a grant on land in the district on 7 February 1887 on Portion no 1318 in the County of Cook, Parish of Childers an area of 120 acres and 30 perches. The lease ran for 50 years from 1 July 1887 but was purchased on Deed of Grant on 21 November 1892.
  • He and Rose Ann Clark appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1898 living at Abington, Childers.
  • 1900, James Kingston and Rose Ann Clark moved to Queensland.They may have decided to move so that they could keep their adopted daughter Elsie whose mother had by that time established a relationship with Alfred Birks.
  • Between 1900 and 1914 James was listed in the Toowoomba Post office Directory. In 1900 they were living off Neil Street and working as a carpenter. From 1905-1907 they were listed at Creek Street on the left hand side from Horton Street. In 1908 they were living in Ruthven Street between Donation Lane and James Street on the left hand side from Margaret Street. Then from 1909 to 1914 James and Rose are listed as living in Neil Street between Herries and Joseph Streets (2 houses/shops from the end of the block). Rose is listed as a fruiterer. This place appears to have been sold as the 1915 Directory lists a John Home, fruiterer in this position.
  • James Kingston and Rose Ann Clark appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903. He was shown as living in Grenier Street, Toowoomba.James was listed as a baker.
  • James Kingston and Rose Ann Clark appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Argyle Street, Toowoomba. James was listed as a carpenter and Rose as domestic duties.
  • James Kingston died on 17 August 1915 in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 66. He died from cardiac disease and heart failure. At the time of his death he was a baptist.
  • He was buried on 19 August 1915 in Toowoomba Cemetery. The funeral left his home at 2.00pm. The undertaker was TS Burstow.

Child of James Kingston and Rose Ann Clark

James Clifton Kingston

M, b. 2 May 1905, d. 27 October 1979

John Kingston

M, b. 20 October 1864, d. 28 September 1945

John Kingston - photo courtesy of Merv Johnson

  • John Kingston was born on 20 October 1864 in Shenstone.
  • He was the son of James Kingston and Sarah Henson.
  • He was a miner, working in a coal mine owned by millionare named Mr Harrison.
  • John 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.
  • John Kingston selected land - He had a lease of 50 years which commenced on 01 July 1886 for Lot 1128, County of Cook, Parish of Bundaberg on the Maryborough Road (now Goodwood Road). The Deed of Grant was given on 10 January 1893. He grew sugar cane and vegetables on his land and made charcoal for selling, during the off season on 23 June 1886.
  • On 6 April 1893 the following article appeared in "The Brisabne Courier". We (Bundaberg Mail) regret to record a fatal accident which occurred about 7 o'clock on Tuesday morning at the Yellow Waterholes, about five miles from town, whereby a man named Peter Thygesen lost his life. The unfortunate circumstance occurred while two men--John Kingston and S. Chamber were tree felling on Thygesen's selection. The deceased was seated on a log, sharpening a saw, when a tree just cut swayed over and struck him on the back of the neck, crushing his head severely. Deceased was 36 years of age, married, leaving a wife and two children of tender years, who lived on a selection recently taken up by him. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, and the brethren will attend his funeral.
  • At the age of 29 years, 5 months and 3 days, John Kingston married Alice Emily Elizabeth Ward, daughter of Ernest Augustus Ward and Elizabeth Jones, on 23 March 1894 in Wesleyan Parsonage, Bundaberg.
  • John was a musician and played the cornet. He joined the Salvation Army Band. His children attended the Elliott State school while he and Alice lived on the farm.
  • John Kingston appeared in the Post Office Directories of between 1905 and 1913. He was shown as living in Maryborough Road, Bundaberg.
  • In 1909 the sugar cane farm was sold and John took up the position of Manager and Licensee of the hotel at Littlemore, which was owned by H T Christensen in Bundaberg. The family moved to Littlemore in March 1910 travelling by train to Miriam Vale and then by coach to Littlemore. His horses and cattle were trucked to Miriam Vale by train and drived over the Blackman's Range to the hotel.
  • He and Alice Emily Elizabeth Ward appeared on the Federal Electoral Roll in 1913. They were shown as living in Littlemore. His occupation was given as a hotel keeper and Alice's as home duties.
  • John Kingston moved to Many Peaks between 1914 and 1915, sometime after their son Ernest's death after a riding accident. They lived there for about a year before returning to Bundaberg.
  • He and Alice Emily Elizabeth Ward appeared on the Queensland Electoral Roll on 1 September 1916. They were shown as living in Walla Street, Bundaberg. He was shown as a labourer and Alice's occupation was listed as home duties.
  • John Kingston and Alice Emily Elizabeth Ward appeared on the Federal Electoral Roll in 1922. They were shown as living in Goodwin Street, Bundaberg. He was shown as a labourer and Alice's occupation was home duties.
  • On 14 August 1932,his wife, Alice Emily Elizabeth Ward died in Bundaberg, Queensland, at age 56. She died of broncho pneumonia.
  • John Kingston appeared on the Federal Electoral Roll in 1934. He was shown as living in Walla Street, Bundaberg.a labourer.
  • John Kingston died on 28 September 1945 in Bundaberg, Queensland, at age 80. He died of myocardal failure and auricular fibulation.
  • He was buried on 29 September 1945 in Bundaberg General Cemetery. He was buried by Reverend Blake.
    Grave of Alice and John Kingston, Bundaberg Cemetery - photo courtesy of Merv Johnson

Children of John Kingston and Alice Emily Elizabeth Ward

John Henry Kingston

M, b. 13 January 1899, d. 23 November 1971
  • John Henry Kingston was born on 13 January 1899 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Thomas Kingston and Ellen Stiles.
  • John Henry Kingston died on 23 November 1971 in Queensland at age 72.

John Joseph Kingston

M, b. 12 November 1902, d. 20 March 1973
  • John Joseph Kingston was born on 12 November 1902 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Kingston and Alice Emily Elizabeth Ward.
  • At the age of 20 years, 2 months and 12 days, John Joseph Kingston married Eileen Catherine Ferris, daughter of Eugene Ferris and Elizabeth Kirby, on 24 January 1923 in Queensland.
  • John Joseph Kingston began military service on 6 May 1941 in Queensland. His service number was QX21184 and he was living at Gympie at the time he enlisted. His next of kin was given as Eileen Kingston.
  • He ended military service on 30 July 1945. He was discharged with the rank of Trooper in the 11 Rreinfts, 7th Cav Div Regiment.
  • John Joseph Kingston died on 20 March 1973 at age 70.

John Thomas Kingston

M, b. 5 January 1880, d. 16 December 1932
  • John Thomas Kingston was born on 5 January 1880 in Bundaberg.
  • He was the son of Joseph Kingston and Jane Ellen Tonks.
  • At the age of 28 years and 27 days, John Thomas Kingston married Mary Ann Walters on 1 February 1908 in Queensland.
  • In 1912 John Thomas and his second cousin William Kingston (son of William Kingston and Ellen Chambers) 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.
  • John Thomas Kingston died on 16 December 1932 at age 52.
  • He was buried in Apple Tree Creek.
    Headstone John Thomas Kingston Appletree Creek Cemetery

Children of John Thomas Kingston and Mary Ann Walters

Joseph Kingston

M, b. 5 October 1885, d. 3 October 1943
  • Joseph Kingston was born on 5 October 1885 in Bundaberg, Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Kingston and Ellen Chambers.
  • Joseph lived in Bundaberg until 1886 when his family moved to Horton. In 1900 he moved to Childers. He was a farmer, cordial manufacturer, and tramswayman.
  • Both he and his brother William 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.
  • Joseph Kingston was of the Presbyterian
    faith.
  • At the age of 23 years, 10 months and 5 days, Joseph Kingston married Anna Christina Barnett, daughter of Hermann Albert Barnett and Augustine Klaus, on 10 August 1909 in Queensland. The marriage took place at the residence of A. Schibrowski in Childers.
  • Joseph Kingston and Anna Christina Barnett appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Horton. Joseph was listed as a farmer and Anna's occupation was home duties.
  • Joseph Kingston appeared on the Electoral Roll on 11 November 1914 living at Pilerwa, Maryborough. Joseph is listed as a farmer and Anna as a housewife. Pilerwa is south-west of Maryborough.
  • He and Anna Christina Barnett appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1922 living at Pilerwa, Maryborough. Joseph is listed as a cane farmer and Anna as home duties.
  • Joseph Kingston and Anna Christina Barnett appeared on the Electoral Roll on 25 March 1926 living at Macrossan Street, Childers. Joseph is listed as a cordial manufacturer and Ann as home duties.
  • Joseph Kingston appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Macrossan Street, Childers. Joseph is listed as a cordial manufacturer and Ann as home duties.
  • Joseph Kingston died on 3 October 1943 in Childers at age 57.
  • He was buried on 4 October 1943 in Appletree Creek Cemetery. His grave headstone reads:- Our Dear Father Joseph Kingston, Died 4 October 1943 aged 58years, Our dear mother Anna Christina Kingston Died 13 March 1960, aged 73 years.
    Headstone Joseph Kingston & Anna Christina Kingston Appletree Creek Cemetery

Children of Joseph Kingston and Anna Christina Barnett

Joseph Kingston

M, b. 30 August 1853, d. 1 October 1946

Joseph Kingston (1853-1946) and his wife Jane Ellen (Ellen) Tonks (1859-1926). Photo courtesy of Merv Johnson

  • Joseph Kingston was also known as Joe.
  • He was born on 30 August 1853 in Newhall, Derbyshire, England.
  • He was the son of James Kingston and Sarah Henson.
  • Throughout his life Joseph Kingston was a coal miner, farmer, store owner and draper.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Joseph Kingston was living in the household of James Kingston and Sarah Henson in Friezland, Stonnall. 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 22 years, 5 months and 6 days, Joseph Kingston married Jane Ellen Tonks, daughter of Thomas Tonks and Edith Unknown, on 7 February 1876 in Walsall Wood, England. When they were first married Joseph and Ellen lived in Lichfield Road Walsall, they later moved to "Oakley Cottage" Browshills Road, Walsall Wood. Joseph worked underground in a coal mine owned by Captain Harrison.
  • Joseph Kingston and Jane Ellen Tonks immigrated on 16 December 1878. 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.
  • Joseph and Ellen lived in Townsville for a few years where he set up a successful Drapery Store. They decided to move south to Bundaberg because of Jane's health.
  • In 1881 Joseph Kingston lived in North Bundaberg, Queensland. Joseph was a storekeeper.
  • The following article appeared in the The Brisbane Courier on 8 July 1885. Joseph had been stabbed in the chest by a debtor --- "On Wednesday an occurrence as unusual as it was terrible caused a thrill of horror to run through our small community. On the morning in question a quiet inoffensive townsman named Joseph Kingston, lately a small storekeeper at North Bundaberg, called on Mrs. Condon, the wife of a bootmaker in Bourbon street, for the balance of an account amounting to 12s. 2d., The woman worked herself into a passion and declared that she did not owe the debt, which was incurred prior to her marriage some twelve months ago. A short altercation ensued, when she seized a knife and drove it with great force into Kingston's left breast. The unfortunate man was conveyed to Dr.' May's surgery, where a medical examination of the wound took place. In consequence of this the police-magistrate was sent for, and the apparently dying man's depositions were taken. The depth of the wound is 4in., the knife penetrating the left lung. Kingston was then removed to his own residence, where he remains in a critical condition. There is little hope of his life being saved, although every medical effort is brought into requisition to do so. The unhappy culprit, Alice Condon, was brought up before the court on Thursday, and remanded for eight days. Kingston is a married man, and has a young family."
  • The following article appeared in the The Brisbane Courier on 1 October 1885.
    "Alice Condon, a young married woman, was charged with the attempted murder of Joseph Kingston, at Bundaberg. A second count for grievous bodily harm was entered. The evidence for the prosecution revealed that on the 8th July last Kingston went to the prisoner's shop with a bill for a small amount. Condon replied with some insulting observations, upon which Kingston left. Shortly after, whilst he was passing, the prisoner called to him that she wanted to pay the debt, but after some abuse similar to that previously given, she struck Kingston with a knife on the left breast. Medical testimony showed the wound to have been a most dangerous one. Three respectable witnesses deposed to the stabbing and to a threat of the woman just before the attack that she would rip the knife into Kingston's breast. For the defence it was alleged the woman received provocation, and that the stabbing resulted from accident. After three hours' deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of guilty of intent to do grievous bodily harm, and the prisoner was sentenced to ten years' penal servitude."
  • On 2 November 1891 both Joseph Kingston and William Junior (son of Thomas) applied for the lease of a lot of land, Portion 918 in the County of Cook, Parish of Marathon (near Goodwood). It was 155 acres, 2 roods, 10 perches in area but both lost in the ballot.
  • In 1892 Joseph Kingston lived in Walla Street, Bundaberg.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1898 living at Bourbong Street, Bundaberg.
  • In 1903 the Isis scrub was opened up for settlement and Joseph, who had been running a successful store in Bundaberg, and his family moved to Childers. He set up a partnership with his son-in-law Bertie Crow and son John (Jack) in The Crow & Kingston Grocery and Drapery Store in Childers. They ran this store for about 30 years. Around 1925, the business was taken over by two of his grandsons John (Jack) and William (Bill) who changed the name to Kingston and Kingston.
  • He's last child Mervyn was born after 1904. Mervyn's birth registation has not been found, but he was left property when his father Joseph died in 1946.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Childers. He was listed as a storekeeper.
  • He appeared in the Post Office Directory between 1905 and 1906. He was shown as living in Childers.He is listed at CROW & KINGSTON.
  • In 1909 and 1927 Joseph visited England.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1922 living at Childers. His occupation is given as a draper. On the 1925 Electoral role his occupation was given as a storekeeper.
  • The Kingston's also acquired Sykse's Cordial Factory which stood on the corner of Macrossan and Broadhurst's Streets. When Joseph died it passed to his son Mervyn who eventually closed it down. They also owned the first store built in Apple Tree Creek by the Anderson family. It was washed away in a flood in 1937, rebuilt on highter ground but eventually closed down.
  • He appeared in the Queensland Post Office Directory between 1921 and 1922. He was shown as living in Childers.He is listed as a draper.
  • Joseph Kingston died on 1 October 1946 in Queensland at age 93.
  • He was buried on 2 October 1946 in Queensland. Headstone Reads: Jane Ellen beloved wife of Joseph Kingston 5 May Aged 65. Joseph Kingston Died 1946 Aged 92.

    The Funeral service was from the Metodist Church, Childers on Wednesday morning. Joseph was a Methodist lay preacher.
    Headstone Joseph Kingston Appletree Creek Cemetery

Children of Joseph Kingston and Jane Ellen Tonks

Joseph William Kingston

M, b. 8 May 1887, d. 17 December 1892
  • Joseph William Kingston was born on 8 May 1887 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Joseph Kingston and Jane Ellen Tonks.
  • Joseph William Kingston died on 17 December 1892 in Queensland at age 5.

Leah Kingston

F, b. 22 March 1851, d. 23 March 1881

Leah (nee Kingston, 1851-1881) and Richard Bennett. Photo courtesy of Merv Johnson.
  • Leah Kingston was born on 22 March 1851 in Rosliston.
  • She was the daughter of James Kingston and Sarah Henson.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Leah 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.
  • Leah Kingston was baptized on 27 April 1851 in Rosliston.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Leah Kingston was living in the household of James Kingston and Sarah Henson in Friezland, Stonnall. 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.
  • He was domestic servant.
  • Leah Kingston witnessed the marriage of James Kingston and Rose Ann Clark on 9 February 1874 in Walsall, England; Witnesses to the wedding were Thomas and Leah Kingston.
  • At the age of 26 years and 5 days, Leah Kingston married Richard Bennett, son of Joseph Bennett and Sarah Richardson, on 27 March 1877 in Norton Canes. Witnesses to the marriage were William Aldridge and Agnes Elizabeth Kingston. Richard and Leah lived at Catshill after their marriage.
  • Leah 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.
  • Leah Kingston died on 23 March 1881 in Queensland at age 30. She died of valvular disease of the heart and dropsy.
  • She was buried on 24 March 1881 in Lutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane.

Leslie Arnold Joseph Kingston

M, b. 4 August 1903, d. 23 October 1921
  • Leslie Arnold Joseph Kingston was born on 4 August 1903 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Joseph Kingston and Jane Ellen Tonks.
  • Leslie Arnold Joseph Kingston died on 23 October 1921 at age 18.

Mabel Audrey Kingston

F, b. 1912

Mabel May Kingston

F, b. 22 April 1889, d. 1984
  • Mabel May Kingston was born on 22 April 1889 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Kingston and Jane Ellen Tonks.
  • At the age of 25 years, 7 months and 24 days, Mabel May Kingston married John Spencer Addison on 16 December 1914 in Queensland.
  • Mabel May Kingston died in 1984.

Madge Kingston

F, b. 4 December 1911, d. 6 December 1911
  • Madge Kingston was born on 4 December 1911 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Kingston and Anna Christina Barnett.
  • Madge Kingston was buried on 6 December 1911 in Appletree Creek Cemetery.
  • Madge Kingston died on 6 December 1911 in Queensland.

Margaret Kingston

F, b. circa 1433, d. before 1466

Child of Margaret Kingston and Sir Thomas Uvedale Sherriff of Surrey

Martha Kingston

F, b. 9 September 1881
  • Martha Kingston was also known as Patty.
  • She was born on 9 September 1881 in Staffordshire.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Kingston and Martha Bagnall.

Mary Kingston

F, b. 9 January 1872, d. 25 August 1935

Mary Thorne nee Kingston. Photo courtesy of Merv Johnson

  • Mary Kingston was also known as Polly.
  • She was born on 9 January 1872 in Shenstone.
  • On 10 January 1872,Mary Kingston's mother, Mary Bircher died in Shenstone 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.
  • Mary Kingston was the daughter of Thomas Kingston and Mary Bircher.
  • Mary 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.
  • Mary Kingston attended school in South Bundaberg School She was enrolled on 20 November 1880 at the age of 8 years and 9 months. Her grandfather James was listed as a labourer.
  • At the age of 18 years, 7 months and 26 days, Mary Kingston married Henry Thorne, son of Thomas Thorne and Mary Evans, on 4 September 1890 in Queensland. At the time of his marriage Harry was a lengthsman for the railway at Clayton Railway Station. He then moved to Woowoonga where he was listed as a farmer.
  • Between 1890 and 1935 Mary Kingston and Henry Thorne lived in Bundaberg, Woowoonga and the Cnr of McEvoy and Percy Streets, East Warwick.
  • He was a post mistress and station mistress at Lakeside.
  • Mary Kingston and Henry Thorne moved to Warwick.Harry was listed as an Alderman on the Warwick Shire Council from 1924-1926.
  • Mary Kingston died on 25 August 1935 in Queensland at age 63.
  • She was buried on 26 August 1935 in Warwick Cemetery.

Children of Mary Kingston and Henry Thorne

Mervyn Kingston

M, b. circa 1904

Minnie Agnes Kingston

F, b. 29 November 1882, d. 1952
  • Minnie Agnes Kingston was born on 29 November 1882 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Kingston and Jane Ellen Tonks.
  • At the age of 20 years, 6 months and 7 days, Minnie Agnes Kingston married Montrose Samuel Dart on 5 June 1903 in Queensland.
  • Minnie Agnes Kingston died in 1952 in Queensland. Her mother's surname was given as THOMAS on her death certificate.

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 Shenstone.
  • 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 Norton Canes; 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 Shenstone.
  • 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 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 Walsall Foreign. 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 Aston. 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 Cannock, Walsall. 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. 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 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 Darlaston.
  • She was the daughter of James Kingston and Sarah Henson.
  • Sarah Ann Kingston was baptized in 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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.
  • 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 Ogley Hay. 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.

Thomas Kingston

M, b. 17 June 1844, d. 29 March 1897
  • Thomas Kingston was born on 17 June 1844 in England.
  • He was the son of James Kingston and Sarah Henson.
  • Thomas Kingston was baptized on 7 July 1844 in Rosliston.
  • 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.
  • Thomas Kingston and Mary Bircher appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Friezland Stonnall. 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 Shenstone; 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 Walsall.
  • Thomas Kingston witnessed the marriage of James Kingston and Rose Ann Clark on 9 February 1874 in Walsall, England; Witnesses to the wedding were Thomas and Leah Kingston.
  • Thomas Kingston and Martha Bagnall appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Ogley Hay. 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 Norton Canes 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.
  • At the age of 21 years and 10 days, Thomas Kingston married Leah Parker on 22 October 1821 in Abbot Bromley. At the time of his marriage Thomas could write.
  • Thomas Kingston died on 29 December 1844 in Rosliston at age 44.
  • He was buried on 2 January 1845 in Rosliston.

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