Details of Thomas Kirk, Marion Leishman, their family, and Thomas's parents, David Kirk and Mary Christie.

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Details of Thomas Kirk, Marion Leishman, their family, and Thomas's parents, David Kirk and Mary Christie.

Thomas Kirk was born about 1772 in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, and according to his later death certificate he was the son of David Kirk and Mary Christie.

Thomas married Marion Leishman in Tillicoultry, Claclmannanshire on 28 November 1802, and there were four children recorded as born to the couple in the parish register of larbert, Stirlingshire.

Thomas's first wife Marion Leishman died sometime between the birth of Robert in 1811 and 1833, as on 3 November 1833, he remarried to a Janet Ferguson. For the 1841 census the couple were recorded in St Ninians parish, Stirling, with Thomas recorded as aged 55, an Agricultutal Labourer, and Janet recorded as aged 40, with both identified as born outside the census county.

1841 Census (7th. June) St Ninians -Stirlingshire (488) Book 10 Page 6

St Ninians -Stirlingshire

Name Age Occupation Born in County
Thomas Kirk 655 Agricultural Labourer No
Janet Kirk 40 No

For the 1851 census the couple were recorded at Newhouse, St Ninians parish, Stirling, with Thomas recorded as an Retired Farmer, aged 70, born in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire. Janet was recorded as aged 60, born in Perth. There were two lodgers included in the household, Thomas Christie, aged 30, born in Perth, and Barrnd (?Bernard?) Smith, aged 35, born in Edinburgh, both button makers. It would seem possible that Thomas Christie was actually a relation of Thomas Kirk through his mother Mary Christie.

1851 Census (31st. March) St Ninians - Stirlingshire (488) Book 17a Page !0 & 11

Newhouse, St Ninians, Stirlingshire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Kirke Head 70 Retired Farmer Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire
Janet Kirke Wife 60 Perth
Thomas Christie Lodger 30 Button Maker Perth
Barrnd Smith Lodger 35 Button Maker Edinburgh, Midlothian

Thomas Kirk died aged 84 on 26 Apr 1856 in Newhouse, Stirlingshire. He was recorded as a ploughman, married, and the son of David Kirk, a ploughman, and Mary Kirk, maiden name Christie. The informant was William Kirk, son, grocer in Glasgow and Thomas was buried in St Ninian's Churchyard, Stirling. An inventory of is available via scotlandspeope = "Kirk Thomas 11/7/1856 residing at Newhouse, kin of Thomas Kirk - Inventory - Stirling Sheriff Court - SC67/36/37

Janet Kirk, nee Ferguson, died 14 years later in 1870 in Stirling, aged 81.