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Death 4 Aug 1905/B05890 Kingsford John - John Kingsford - Mary Ann Walker

Toowong Cemetery
Portion 9 Section 32 Grave 4
Kingsford John 05 / 08 / 1905 87 years ** c. 3 May 1818 Canterbury, Kent

Some info - HERE

Rev. John Kingsford
Reproduced from the Queensland Baptist, August 1899
THIRTY-SEVEN years in one pastorate is a record unique in Queensland, and such has been accomplished in the case of Rev. John Kingsford and Jireh Church, Gipp Street, Valley. In another column we publish the interesting letters to and from the church in connection with Mr. Kingsford’s retirement, and the occasion furnishes a suitable opportunity for presenting our readers with the portrait of the venerable pastor.

Born at Canterbury, England, in 1818, he has passed his eight-first year. He arrived in Queensland early in 1861 to join his brother in business. Having already attained some note as a preacher in the Strict Baptist churches of East Kent during a period of 24 years, he at once fell into harness in Queensland. In 1862 the second Baptist Church in Brisbane was formed, and the foundations of "Jireh" laid.

I'd like a look up please for the family in 1841.


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A draper in his early years:

HO107 Piece 486 Book/Folio 4/3 Page 13
Civil Parish: Arch Bishops Palace
County: Kent
Registration District: Blean
Sub-RD: Sturry
Address: Palace Street
Robert Banks 30 Baker Kent
Sarah Banks 30 Kent
Kitty Banks 25 Corset M? Kent

HO107 Piece 1623 Folio 205 Page 12
Civil Parish: Bridge
County: Kent
Registration District: Bridge
Address: Bridge Cottage
John Kingsford 33 Draper Canterbury
Kitty Kingsford 35 Ashford
John Samuel Kingsford 3 Canterbury
He's not with his mother in 1841..

Civil Parish: St Margaret
Hundred: Canterbury City and Borough
County: Kent
RD: Canterbury
Sub-RD: Canterbury
ED: 13; HO107; Piece: 486; Book: 10; Folio: 14; Page: 20

William Griggs 50 [Baker]
Mary Griggs 45
Mary Ann Kingsford 14
William Griggs 2
[All BiC except Mary (45)]

Marriages Q4 1837
Goulden Phebe Ann
GRIGGS William
Hall Henry
Kingsford Mary Ann
O'BRIAN Patrick Noble
5 121

This is a possible, the family above them, the Wests' and are linen drapers, they are all listed at the same address/place 'Parade'..

Civil Parish: St Andrew
Hundred: Canterbury City and Borough
County: Kent
RD: Canterbury
Sub-RD: Canterbury
ED: 5; HO107; Piece: 486; Book: 3; Folio: 4; Page: 2

John Kingsford 20 [Journeyman. BiC]
William Henry Lium 20
William West 20
William Hooker 20
Jane Nash 30
Jane Andrews 20
Elizabeth Chapman 70

Thanks Geoff.

So his mother remarried in 1837.

That's probably John in 1841.

HO107 Piece 1624 Book 473 Page 3
Civil Parish: ?
County: Kent
Registration District: Canterbury
Address: 13 St Peters St Canterbury
Robert Y Banks Head 40 Linen Draper Ashford
Sarah Ann Banks Wife 42 Bonnet Maker
Fanny W Banks dau 9 Canterbury
Robert Y Banks son 0 Canterbury
Caroline Banks Sister 38 Ashford
Wilmot E Campbell Niece 25 Drapers Assistant Blean
Caroline Tevelein Servant 15

I'd like the parish for that one thanks.

Thanks Geoff.

Both I batch. That batch seems unreliable.

John Kingsford
England Marriages, 1538–1973
marriage: 15 March 1815 Canterbury, Kent
spouse: Mary Walker

John Kingsford
England Marriages, 1538–1973
marriage: 27 February 1815 Canterbury, Kent
spouse: Mary Walker

A burial for John?