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 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 22 years and 2 months, Thomas James Kingston married Annie Maria Snape in September 1897 in 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 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 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. 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 Queensland. William, whose parents were devout Methodists, changed his religion to Roman Catholic when he married.
    Thought to be the wedding of William Kingston (junior) and Matilda Berg at the Catholic Church Childers on 18 May 1909. Photo Courtesy of Merv Johnson.
  • 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 Queensland. His funeral service was held at the Sacred Heart Church in Childers.
    William & Matilda Christina Kingston's headstone and that of their children Frances Eleanor and Joseph Allan Kingston
  • 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, England.
  • He was the son of James Kingston and Sarah Henson.
  • William Kingston was baptized on 11 October 1846 in Rosliston.
  • 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 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 28 years, 3 months and 15 days, William Kingston married Ellen Chambers, daughter of Sampson Chambers and Jane Jones, on 25 December 1874 in Birmingham, 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 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 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 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 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.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 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, 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 Queensland, Australia, at age 73. He died of valvular disease of the heart and dropsy.
  • He was buried in 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.
    Headstone William Kingston & Eleanor Chambers Appletree Creek Cemetery

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 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • On 10 January 1872,William Thomas 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.
  • 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 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 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 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 New South Wales.
  • Amy Gladys Kirkland died in 1979 in New South Wales.

Amelia Kirstenfad

F, b. 1867, d. 29 July 1870

Ernest (August) Kirstenfad

M, b. 9 February 1838, d. 1920
  • Ernest (August) Kirstenfad was born on 9 February 1838 in Sachsen Meiningen, Germany.
  • He immigrated to Hervey Bay on 27 September 1861. He travelled on the Crasbrook.
  • At the age of 24 years, 5 months and 8 days, Ernest (August) Kirstenfad married Henriette Dorothea Auguste Caroline (Auguste) Wassmund, daughter of Joachim Wassmund and Frederica Klotsin, on 17 July 1862 in Queensland. Following their marriage August and Auguste left Brisbane. August found work at Jondaryan Station in 1863 and 1864. He was naturalised in 1879. They selected land at Highfields where most of the later children were born.
  • In 1897 August and Augusta moved to Portion 155v, parish of Milton on the Kulpi-Mt Darry road. August found work on the railway line between Kulpi and Peranga. During this time the family lived in tents.
  • In 1916,his wife, Henriette Dorothea Auguste Caroline (Auguste) Wassmund died in Evergreen, Queensland.
  • Ernest (August) Kirstenfad died in 1920 in Evergreen, Queensland.
  • He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

Children of Ernest (August) Kirstenfad and Henriette Dorothea Auguste Caroline (Auguste) Wassmund

Ada Mary Kirstenfeldt

F, b. 1904, d. 1952

Albert Victor Kirstenfeldt

M, b. 1912

Cecil (Roy) Kirstenfeldt

M, b. 26 December 1912, d. 3 October 1994

Christian Frederick (Fred) Kirstenfeldt

M, b. 1872, d. 9 February 1895

Daniel Wilhelm August Kirstenfeldt

M, b. 1875, d. 25 July 1945

Children of Daniel Wilhelm August Kirstenfeldt and Elizabeth Steger

Doreen Beatrice Eva Kirstenfeldt

F, b. 1916, d. 1988

Edgar Ernset Kirstenfeldt

M, b. 8 October 1919, d. 22 February 1992

Eric William (Bill) Kirstenfeldt

M, b. 21 November 1917, d. 1984