The Kirby Family Link

John Kirby born abt. 1683 in Allesley, Warwickshire.

John married Mary Hanborough on 13th May 1705 in Bulkington, Warwickshire.

They had six children, John b.1707, William b.1709, Thomas b.1712, Elizabeth b.1715, Joseph b.1719 and Benjamin b.1722.

John Kirby died 16th August 1728 in Allesley, Warwickshire.

William Kirby born 2nd January 1709 in Allesley, Warwickshire.

William married Mary Taylor abt. 1736 in Warwickshire.

They had nine children, William b.1737, Sarah b.1738, Mary b.1740, Elizabeth b.1742, John b.1744, Thomas b.1746, Joseph b.1748, Benjamin b.1753 and Ann b.1756.

Benjamin Kirby born 4th April 1753 in Allesley, Warwickshire.

Benjamin married Ann Hackett on 14th September 1778 in Burbage, Leicestershire.

They had nine children, John b.1781, Sarah b.1783, Alice b.1785, Elizabeth b.1787, Rebecca b.1787, Thomas b.1790, William b.1793, Hannah b.1795 and Betsy b.1797.

Benjamin Kirby died 18th November 1817 in Burbage, Leicestershire.

William Kirby born 1793 in Burbage, Leicestershire.

William married Hannah Robinson on 20th April 1822 in Burbage, Leicestershire.

They had nine children, William b.1823, Elizabeth b.1824, George b.1825, Thomas b.1827, Thomas b.1828, John b.1830, Ann b.1833, James b.1836 and Rebecca b.1840.

Hannah Kirby death is registered Mar 1841, Hinckley (15 43.)

William Kirby died in November 1849.

All the above informatoin was taken from the Puplic Member Trees on ancestry.co.uk

George Kirby born 7th January 1825, and christened 23rd October, Burbage, Leicestershire,

George married Emma Crofts in 1847 (Dec Hinckley 15 159)

Emma Crofts was born on January 26th 1828

Children

1.    William.......born 14th April, Burbage, (Jun. 1850 Hinckley 15 78).

In the 1851 Census George (26) and Emma (23) are living at Windsor End, Chapelry of Burbage, Leicestershire.
They have one child living with them, William (11 months). Also living with them is George’s Brothers and sisters, Thomas (23), Ann (17), James (14), and Rebecca (10).
The occupation of George, Emma, Thomas, Ann, James and Rebecca is Stocking Weavers.

All the family are down as being born in Burbage, except William who is down as Hinckley.

2.    James.......birth registered Jun. 1854 Hinckley (7a 48), was baptised on the 24th October 1855 at Burbage, Leicestershire.

3.    Ann.......birth registered Sep. 1856 Hinckley (7a 49).

4.    Alice.......born in 1860

In the 1861 Census George (36) and Emma (33) are still living at Windsor End, Burbage, Leicestershire.
They have four children living with them, William (10), James (6), Ann (4), and Alice (1).
Also living with them is George’s Brother and sister, James (24), and Rebecca (20).
The occupation of George, Emma, James and Rebecca is Stocking Frame Work Knitter.

All the family are down as being born in Burbage, except Emma who is down as Hinckley.

5.    George.......birth registered Mar. 1866 Hinckley (7a 51).

6.    Emma.......birth registered Jun. 1868 Hinckley (7a 48).

In the 1871 Census George (46) and Emma (43) are still living at Windsor End, Burbage, Leicestershire.
They have six children living with them, William (20), James (16), Ann (14), Alice (11), George (5), and Emma (2).

7.    Elizabeth.......birth registered Jun. 1872 Hinckley (7a 49).

William marries Catherine Ghent, marriage registered Jun 1873 Hinckley 7a 152

Children of William and Catherine

1.    Louisa.......birth registered Mar. 1874 Hinckley (7a 50).

2.    Priscilla.......born in 1875.

3.    Edward.......born in 1877. 

4.    Emily.......born in 1878. 

In the 1881 Census George (56) and Emma (53) are living at Windsor Street, Burbage, Leicestershire.
They have four children living with them, Ann (24), Alice (21), Emma (12), and Elizabeth (9).
The occupation of George and Emma is Cotton Stocking Maker, Ann is Mender in Hosiery Warehouse (Cotton) and Alice and Emma are Factory Operative (Cotton) (Hosiery).
 
All the family are down as being born in Burbage, except Emma who is down as Hinckley.

In the 1881 Census William (30) and Catherine (32) are living at Windsor End, Burbage, Leicestershire.
They have one child living with them, Louisa (7).
The occupation of William is Cotton Stocking Maker.
 
All the family are down as being born in Burbage.

5.    William Edward.......birth registered Jun. 1885 Hinckley (7a 53).

6.    Harold Ghent.......born in 1888. 

In the 1891 Census George (66) and Emma (63) are living at Windsor End, Burbage, Leicestershire.
They have two children living with them, Ann (34) and Elizabeth (19).
The occupation of George, Ann and Elizabeth is Hosiery Hand. 

All the family are down as being born in Burbage, except Emma is down as Hinckley.

In the 1891 Census William (40) and Catherine (42) are living at Windsor End, Burbage, Leicestershire.
They have two children living with them, Louisa (17) and 
William (6).
The occupation of William is Farmer and Mattress Maker, Catherine is Machinist Mattress Cases & C and Louisa is Button Hole Machinist, Shirts and pants.
 
All the family are down as being born in Burbage.

7.    Mabel Catherine.......birth registered Sep. 1892 Hinckley (7a 52).

William died 1898, aged 48 (Jun Hinckley 7a 25)

The death of William is reported in THE LEICESTER CHRONICLE AND LEICESTERSHIRE MERCURY Saturday June 4, click here, to read the article. 

George Kirby died in 1899 aged 74, (Jun Hinckley 7a 29)

In the 1901 Census Emma (73) is living at 11 Windsor Street, Burbage, Leicestershire.
she has one child living with her, Anne (44).
The occupation of Anne is Mender in Hosiery Factory.

In the 1901 Census Catherine (52) is living at 30 Lutterworth Road, Burbage, Leicestershire.
She has two children living with her, 
William (16) and Mabel (8).
Also staying with her is her niece Ellen Carter (29) and Frederick Buckle? (20).
The occupation of 
William is Grocers Assistant, Ellen is Factory Glove Hand and Frederick is Butcher’s Assistant. 
Everyone is down being born in Burbage, except Frederick who is from Bramley, Yorkshire.

Emma, wife of George died in 1904, aged 76 (Sep Hinckley 7a 25).

What happened to the children of George and Emma

1.    William.......see above

2.    James.......was married three times, 1st marriage was to Clara Ross in 1877 (Jun Hinckley 7a 149), Clara died in 1881 aged 24. They had one child, Walter b.1879, 2nd Marriage of James was to Mary Maria Hames in 1886 (Mar Hinckley 7a 96). Mary died in 1897 aged 40. They had one child Stanley b.1894. 3rd marriage of James, was to Bertha Brown in 1898 (Sep Hinckley 71 139). They had one child, Bertha b.1901.
James died in 1908, aged 54 (Sep Hinckley 7a 36)     

3.    Ann.......never married, died in 1929, aged 73 (Dec Hinckley 7a 92)

4.    Alice.......married Arthur Brown in 1883 (Dec Hinckley 7a 182).They had four children Emma b.1885, Bertha b.1889, Arthur b.1891 and Bernard b.1896.

5.    George.......died in 1877 aged 11, (Mar Hinckley, 7a 36).

6.    Emma.......died in 1890, aged 22, (Dec Hinckley 7a 35)

7.    Elizabeth.......married John Brown in 1895 (Dec Hinckley 7a 129). They had three children, John L b.1898, Gordon b.1890 and Ivy E b.1890.

Catherine, wife of William died on 24th February 1910, aged 60 (Mar Hinckley, 7a 36)

In the 1911 Census William (26) is living with his sister Mabel (18) and his Aunt Annie (54) at 19 Windsor Street, Burbage, Leicestershire.
The occupation of 
William is Manager Co-Operative Scy., Mabel is Linker Hosiery Factory and Annie is 
Moulder Hosiery Factory.

What happened to the children of William and Catherine

1.    Louisa.......married Joseph Edward Chamberlain in 1897 (Jun Hinckley 7a 167). For more information click here to go to 'the Chamberlain family link' page.

2.    Priscilla.......died aged 0 in 1875

3.    Edward.......died aged 0 in 1877

4.    Emily.......died aged 1 in 1879

5.    William Edward........married Sarah Mansfield Hall in 1911 (Sep Lutterworth 7a 9). They had two children John born in 1916 (Mar. Hinckley 7a 68) and William born in 1922 (Mar. Hinckley 7a 72).       William died in 1925, aged 39, (Mar. Hinckley 7a 86). The death of William is reported in the NOTTINGHAM EVENING POST Tuesday February 17, click here to read the article. 

6.  Harold Ghent.......died aged 0 in 1889

              7.    Mabel Catherine.......never married and died in 1985