Clifford Joseph Kingston

M, b. 14 August 1911, d. 7 January 1912
  • Clifford Joseph Kingston was born on 14 August 1911 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Kingston and Matilda Christina Berg.
  • Clifford Joseph Kingston died on 7 January 1912 in Queensland. His name on the death certificate was Clifton Joseph. Shortly after his death his grandmother Eleanor wrote a letter to Nelie Chambers in which she said "Willies little boy died, such a dear little chap we would have liked to have kept him but God took him .."

Doris May Kingston

F, b. 7 March 1905, d. 13 May 1969
  • Doris May Kingston was born on 7 March 1905 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Thomas Kingston and Ellen Stiles.
  • Doris May Kingston died on 13 May 1969 in Queensland at age 64.

Edith Amelia Kingston

F, b. 1881, d. 11 October 1964
  • Edith Amelia Kingston was born in 1881 in Queensland. She was the daugther of Thomas James Kingston and Sarah Ann Statham.
  • Edith Amelia Kingston married Unknown Walker circa 1940.
  • Edith Amelia Kingston died on 11 October 1964 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 13 October 1964 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Edith Ellen Kingston

F, b. 8 February 1877, d. 3 June 1959
  • Edith Ellen Kingston was born on 8 February 1877 in Walsall, Staffordshire, England.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Kingston and Jane Ellen Tonks.
  • At the age of 21 years, 6 months and 1 day, Edith Ellen Kingston married Harold Alexander Bertie Crow on 9 August 1898 in Bundaberg, Queensland.
  • Edith Ellen Kingston died on 3 June 1959 in Bundaberg, Queensland, at age 82.

Children of Edith Ellen Kingston and Harold Alexander Bertie Crow

Edna Olive Irene Kingston

F, b. 15 October 1893, d. 4 February 1897
  • Edna Olive Irene Kingston was born on 15 October 1893 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Kingston and Jane Ellen Tonks.
  • Edna Olive Irene Kingston died on 4 February 1897 in Queensland at age 3.

Ellen Rose Kingston

F, b. 1 September 1892, d. 3 December 1894
  • Ellen Rose Kingston was born on 1 September 1892 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Thomas Kingston and Ellen Stiles.
  • Ellen Rose Kingston died on 3 December 1894 in Queensland at age 2.

Emily Ethel Kingston

F, b. 15 November 1884, d. 24 May 1961
  • Emily Ethel Kingston was born on 15 November 1884 in Bundaberg, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Kingston and Jane Ellen Tonks.
  • At the age of 23 years, 7 months and 11 days, Emily Ethel Kingston married John Albert MacKilliam MacNaught on 26 June 1908 in Queensland.
  • Emily Ethel Kingston died on 24 May 1961 in Queensland at age 76. Her mother's surname was given as THOMAS on her death certificate.

Children of Emily Ethel Kingston and John Albert MacKilliam MacNaught

Emma Jane Kingston

F, b. 16 March 1891, d. 19 February 1895
  • Emma Jane Kingston was born on 16 March 1891 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Thomas Kingston and Ellen Stiles.
  • Emma Jane Kingston died on 19 February 1895 in Queensland at age 3.

Eric John Kingston

M, b. 26 February 1918, d. 25 November 1976
  • Eric John Kingston was born on 26 February 1918 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Kingston and Matilda Christina Berg.
  • Eric John Kingston began military service on 20 August 1940 in Queensland. His service number was QX47449 (Q14426) and he lived in Childers at the time he enlisted. He gave his next of kin as his father William.
  • He ended military service on 10 April 1947. He was discharged with the rank of Captain in the Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit.
  • Eric John Kingston married Elsie Joan Brierly circa 1948.
  • He was a solicitor.
  • Eric John Kingston died on 25 November 1976 at age 58.
  • He was buried in November 1976 in Appletree Creek Cemetery. Headstone reads:- Eric John Kingston QX47449 Captain - 25/11/1976 Aged 58.
    Headstone of Eric Kingston, Appletree Creek Cemetery

Eric Ward Kingston

M, b. 27 February 1915, d. 3 February 1989
  • Eric Ward Kingston was born on 27 February 1915 in Bundaberg.
  • He was the son of John Kingston and Alice Emily Elizabeth Ward.
  • Eric Ward Kingston enlisted in the Military on 25 February 1941 in Queensland. He was 25 years and 11 months old, lived at 3 Boundary Street, Bundaberg, had been part of the 5th Light Horse for 70 days. He gave his next of kin as his father John Kingston of Bundaberg but this was changed to his wife when he married in 1944. In May 191 he served in the Middle East, Palestine. He then served in New Guinea where he was wounded in the leg on 19 December 1942. He was returned to Australia where he was considered fit enough to carry out restricted duties. He continued to be assessed as Medically Fit "B2" until his discharge in November 1945.
  • Eric Ward Kingston died on 3 February 1989 at age 73.

Ernest Ward Kingston

M, b. 28 December 1898, d. 26 July 1914
  • Ernest Ward Kingston was born on 28 December 1898 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Kingston and Alice Emily Elizabeth Ward.
  • Ernest Ward Kingston died on 26 July 1914 in Queensland at age 15. A horse fell on him.

Evelyn Mary Kingston

F, b. 11 February 1910, d. 11 November 1920
  • Evelyn Mary Kingston was born on 11 February 1910 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Kingston and Alice Emily Elizabeth Ward.
  • Evelyn Mary Kingston died on 11 November 1920 in Queensland at age 10.

Evelyn May Kingston

F, b. circa 1915, d. 1920

Female Kingston

F, b. 26 August 1889, d. 26 August 1889
  • Female Kingston was born on 26 August 1889 in Abington, Childers. She was stillborn.
  • Female Kingston died on 26 August 1889 in Abington, Childers.
  • She was the daughter of Annie Downes.

Florence May Kingston

F, b. 12 March 1910

Frances Eleanor Mary Kingston

F, b. 22 March 1910, d. 19 March 1982

Frances Kingston in centre with her mother Tilly (Matilda nee Berg) wife of William Kingston jr. Photo courtesy of Merv Johnson.
  • Frances Eleanor Mary Kingston was born on 22 March 1910 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Kingston and Matilda Christina Berg.
  • Frances Eleanor Mary Kingston died on 19 March 1982 in Queensland at age 71.
  • She was buried in March 1982 in Appletree Creek Cemetery.
    William & Matilda Christina Kingston's headstone and that of their children Frances Eleanor and Joseph Allan Kingston.

Francis Charles Kingston

M, b. 13 January 1899, d. 6 July 1964
  • Francis Charles Kingston was born on 13 January 1899 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Thomas Kingston and Ellen Stiles.
  • At the age of 24 years, 6 months and 13 days, Francis Charles Kingston married Annie Mary Lister on 26 July 1923 in Queensland.
  • Francis Charles Kingston died on 6 July 1964 in Queensland at age 65. Shown as Charles Francis on the death registration.

Frederick Kingston

M, b. 17 March 1909, d. 6 December 1966
  • Frederick Kingston was born on 17 March 1909 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Thomas Kingston and Ellen Stiles.
  • At the age of 26 years and 8 months, Frederick Kingston married Evelyn May Schroeder on 17 November 1935.
  • Frederick Kingston died on 6 December 1966 in Queensland at age 57.

Harold Dudley Kingston

M, b. 13 May 1917, d. 2 August 1926
  • Harold Dudley Kingston was born on 13 May 1917 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Kingston and Alice Emily Elizabeth Ward.
  • Harold Dudley Kingston died on 2 August 1926 in Bundaberg, Queensland, at age 9.
  • He was buried in Bundaberg General Cemetery.

Harold Leonard Kingston

M, b. 29 December 1896, d. 30 July 1988
  • Harold Leonard Kingston was born on 29 December 1896 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Joseph Kingston and Jane Ellen Tonks.
  • At the age of 24 years, 2 months and 14 days, Harold Leonard Kingston married Muriel Livingstone Pettigrew on 14 March 1921 in Queensland.
  • Harold Leonard Kingston died on 30 July 1988 at age 91.

Hazel Esme Kingston

F, b. 13 November 1918, d. November 2009

Hazel Evelyn Kingston

F, b. 6 June 1906, d. 30 December 1967
  • Hazel Evelyn Kingston was born on 6 June 1906 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Thomas Kingston and Ellen Stiles.
  • At the age of 29 years, 5 months and 29 days, Hazel Evelyn Kingston married Walter Ernest Darlington on 5 December 1935.
  • Hazel Evelyn Kingston died on 30 December 1967 in Queensland at age 61.

Herbert James Kingston

M, b. 26 January 1896, d. 22 August 1953
  • Herbert James Kingston was born on 26 January 1896 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Thomas Kingston and Ellen Stiles.
  • At the age of 30 years, 4 months and 12 days, Herbert James Kingston married Hazel May Saunders on 7 June 1926 in Queensland.
  • Herbert James Kingston died on 22 August 1953 in Queensland at age 57.

Herbert Montrose Kingston

M, b. 26 July 1909
  • Herbert Montrose Kingston was born on 26 July 1909 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Thomas Kingston and Mary Ann Walters.
  • At the age of 24 years, Herbert Montrose Kingston married Ada Lucy Wesche, daughter of Heinrich Wilhelm Wesche and Bertha Elizabeth Blann, in 1934 in Queensland.
  • Herbert Montrose Kingston began military service on 7 April 1942 in Queensland. His service number was Q208593 and he was living in Marybourough at the time of his enlistment. His next of kin at discharge was Ida Kingston.
  • He ended military service on 21 October 1945. He was discharged with the rank of Sergeant in the 11th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps.

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.