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George Goldsmith Kirby

Male Bef 1806 - 1868  (> 61 years)


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  • Name George Goldsmith Kirby 
    Born Bef 18 May 1806  (Bpt 18 May 1806 at  Saint Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1 Source From "The Thompsons, Shipbuilders of Sunderland" by George H. Graham of Tulsa, OK at http://members.cox.net/ggthomp/georgegoldsmithkirby.html & at http://descentfromadam.wordpress "a tale of downwar Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Info 1 George Kirby who was baptized in 1806 in the parish of St Andrew’s, Holborn, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 15 Apr 1868  Age 62, 57 Queen's Gate, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I076223  Ancestorium

    Father George Kirby, of Kensall Green,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Mother Mary Ann Witch,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Married 10 Feb 1805 
    Family ID F42611  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet Sarah Watts,   b. 27 Jan 1804, Stratford. baptized at All Saints’, West Ham, co. Essex, on 24 February. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1893, Age 88, 42 Onslow Gardens, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1828  St George’s, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Laura Elizabeth Kirby,   d. 26 May 1853
     2. Mary Georgina Kirby,   b. 12 Mar 1829,   d. UNKNOWN
     3. Harriet Sarah Kirby,   b. Abt 1831, Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN
     4. Emma Augusta Kirby,   b. Abt Nov 1832, Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842, aged 20 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 9 years)
     5. George Frederick Kirby,   b. Abt Nov 1833, Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1853, aged 20 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
     6. William Henry Kirby,   b. Abt 18 Nov 1834, Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1859, aged 25 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
     7. Edward Goldsmith Kirby, Lt RN,   b. Abt 2 Jun 1836, Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1860  (Age ~ 24 years)
     8. Montaque Alexander Kirby,   b. Abt 26 Mar 1838, Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1857, died of wounds during the Indian Mutiny, aged 20 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
     9. Arthur Raymond Kirby,   b. Abt 1841, Hammersmith, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1916  (Age ~ 75 years)
     10. Alfred Octavius Kirby,   b. Abt 1843, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1919, 34 De Vere Gardens, S.W., and of 2 and 3, The Sanctuary, Westminster, in his 77th year. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     11. Henry Dillon Kirby,   b. Abt 1845,   d. Apr 1860, aged 15 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 15 years)
     12. Augustus George Kirby, Rev.,   b. 22 Jun 1847, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1926  (Age 79 years)
     13. Katherine Kirby,   b. Abt 1849, Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1919  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Family ID F42610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://ghgraham.org/georgegoldsmithkirby.html
      http://thepeerage.com/p31750.htm#i317497
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      Generations 4 (paternal branches): Biographies,Obituaries, etc
      February 8, 2020 ~ Justin Kirby
      https://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2020/02/08/generations-4-paternal-branches-biographiesobituaries-etc/
      (A post about his son Alfred Octavius Kirby (1843-1919))
      Only 10 of his siblings seemed to have survived childhood judging by census records. It is not clear what became of his eldest sister Emma Augusta who was born about 1832. She disappears from census records after 1851, so she may have married.

      His eldest brother George Frederick was born in London about 1833, and there’s an announcement of the death of a George-Frederick, ‘eldest son of George Goldsmith Kirby, esq. of Kensingnton-park-gardens East’ in the June 1853 Edition of the The Gentleman’s Magazine (p.674). There’s no mention of any wife or Children.

      William Henry was born about 1834 in London and there an announcement of his death in The Times, Tuesday, Feb 22, 1859. He would have been about 25.

      Edward Goldsmith was Born about 1836 in London and there is an announcement of his death in The Times on 25 Aug 1860. He was a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.

      Montaque Alexander was born about 1837 in London, and he’s likely to be the ‘Montagu’ Alexander Kirby of the 78th Foot – 2nd Seaforth Highlanders who died of wounds in the Indian Mutiny on 25th September 1857 (see more here).

      Henry Dillon was born about 1845 in London, and died 6 April 1860, aged 15.

      The youngest sibling Katherine was born abt 1849. Census records show her living with her mother in 1891 aged 41. I don’t know when she died, and it is assumed she didn’t marry or have children.

      There is also a mystery announcement in The Times on Thursday, May 26, 1853 about the death of Laura Elizabeth, “eldest surviving daughter and dear child of George Goldsmith Kirby, Esq., of 3. Kensington-park-gardens East.” She’s not mentioned in any of the census records, and only two other daughters identified were Mary Georgina born 12 March 1829 and Harriet Sarah born about 1831. It’s assumed they didn’t survive childhood.

      We do, however, know that Alfred’s brother Arthur Raymond Kirby (1842-1916) married (Gertrude Fleming) and had 3 children who didn’t marry. The eldest Claude Arthur was awarded the OBE and his younger brother Alister Graham Kirby (14 April 1886 – 29 March 1917) has a wiki entry. He was a British rower who was captain of the 8 that won a gold medal in the 1912 Summer Olympics and died in service during WW1.

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      Generation 5: Paternal 3x Gt. Grandparents…
      February 9, 2020 ~ Justin Kirby
      https://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2020/02/09/generation-5-paternal-3x-gt-grandparents/
      In theory, there should be 32 ancestors in this generation, but two ancestors (Fitzherbert and Mary Wright) in the last generation were siblings so shared the same parents. And we can’t confirm the natural father of our great grandmother Annie Birtwistle (née Hartley), so that branch is currently a dead end. That means we not only have a duplicate pair of ancestors at this generation, but also a missing pair. And so there are actually only 28 possible ancestors we can currently trace in this generation.

      We have only managed to find 26, partly because we are reaching the beginning of the Census records and therefore what I call the 3x Gt. Grandfather Enigma (see here). At the same time, not all records include the name of the bride’s maiden name making it difficult to trace their ancestry.

      I should add that some of my mother’s maternal ancestors have been traced by deduction based on stitching together marriage, census records, etc. They might need a higher standard of genealogical proof, so should probably be treated as a working hypothesis or starting place for further research.

      Previous generations can be seen at the following links:

      Previous posts include:
      •Generation 1-3 https://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2020/02/07/generations-1-3-biographiesobituaries-etc/
      •Generation 4: Paternal 2x Gt. Grandparents https://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2020/02/08/generations-4-paternal-branches-biographiesobituaries-etc/
      •Generation 4: Maternal 2x Gt. Grandparents https://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2020/02/08/generations-4-maternal-branches-biographies-obituaries-etc/
      and this one
      Generation 5: Paternal 3x Gt. Grandparents https://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2020/02/09/generation-5-paternal-3x-gt-grandparents/

      Generation 5: Paternal 3x Gt. Grandparents: Kirby + Watts | Baxendale + Turner | Maitland + Nisbet | McDonnell + MacNab | Wright + Fitzherbert x2 | Beckman + Brockman | Fox + Brookhouse

      Paternal > Paternal > Paternal > Paternal > Paternal Branch: Kirby + Watts
      .....
      We only discovered that our 3x Gt. Grandfather was a George Goldsmith Kirby (1806-1868) relatively recently thanks to Cambridge University Alumni records. The rest has been put together from publicly available records and help from an academic.

      We know GGK was born around 1806 in London and that his father was a ‘gent’ called George, and that he was admitted as a pupil at Gray’s Inn on 1 July 1825. His mother may have been called Mary (possibly Mary Ann Witch) and she and George might have lived in Charles Street in the parish of St Andrew Holborn.

      Thanks to census records and The Times we know a lot about where he lived, his children, etc (see more in previous Generation 4 Paternal Branches post). And that he married Harriet Sarah Watts (1804-1893) on 20th April at St George’s, Bloomsbury, London.

      Homes included Little Marble Hill on The Thames in Twickenham:

      The Law List of 1829 first lists GGK., as a ‘Special Pleader’, in the section for ‘Special Pleaders and Conveyancers not at the Bar’. His work address was given as 2 Churchyard Court, Temple (p. 53).

      From 1830, Thomas Carr, Esq. has joined him at this address, and GGK is now listed as a ‘Conveyancer’, as he is in later census returns (p. 53). He last appears in the 1868 list, the year of his death, still as a conveyancer, but by this time he has moved to 7 Waterloo Place, Pall Mall (p. 197).

      Thanks to Dr Timothy L Alborn at Lehman College, City University of New York we now also know that GGK became managing director of the Freemasons & General Life Assurance in 1838. The company changed its name to the Albert Life Assurance Company in 1849 and GGK managed it until he died in 1868.

      According to Dr Alborn, being a “managing director” was a rarity among most life assurance offices, which typically separated salaried managers from directors. He was on around £400 a year, and to put this into perspective this was at a time when only about 10 per cent of population earned over £100 a year (from extract of Dr Alborn’s forthcoming book). It was, however, the 5% commission on sales where he made his money: in excess of £15,000 between 1863 and 1868, and probably at least £2000 a year for five years before that. It’s was, Dr Alborn believes, generous compensation packages like these that led to the failure of Albert.

      It’s Dr Alborn guess (and it’s only a guess, since the Albert didn’t leave any records behind when it failed) that GGK was a mason, since he was “the original projector of the company” and it would be surprising that a non-mason would do this. He also explained that given the status of the company and when it formed, it was fairly normal for someone to come “out of nowhere” to manage such a firm in 1838.
      He thinks GGK probably didn’t start making a lot of money until the name change and the string of acquisitions; his guess is that he earned huge commissions (in the £10,000 range) for some of these, given the purchasing price.

      The Albert was taken over by GGK’s son Arthur R. Kirby, who was appointed one of the liquidators in 1869. He tried to get another company to take over the Albert’s business, but failed. Dr Alborn mentioned that Arthur appears in most accounts as well-intentioned but clueless. He also assumes that GGK was generally up to no good from at least the mid-1860s on.

      There’s more about the Albert in Dr Alborn’s Regulated Lives: Life Insurance and British Society, 1800-1914 published in 2009. ...

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      George Goldsmith Kirby Mystery Revisted
      September 7, 2010
      http://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/george-goldsmith-kirby-mystery-revisted/

      Additional discoveries
      The geneaologist also discovered that GGK, in addition to his insurance work, also practised as a lawyer. The Law List of 1829, a directory of legal professionals issued annually from the 18th centuryonwards, first lists George Goldsmith Kirby, Esq., as a Special Pleader, in the section for Special Pleaders and Conveyancers not at the Bar. His work address was given as 2 Churchyard Court, Temple (p. 53).

      From 1830, Thomas Carr, Esq. has joined him at this address, and GGK is now listed as a Conveyancer, as he is in later census returns (p. 53). He last appears in the 1868 list, the year of his death, still as a conveyancer, but by this time he has moved to 7 Waterloo Place, Pall Mall (p. 197).

      Above is part of a blog by Justin Kirby at "a tale of downward social mobility" Finding the ancestry of George Goldsmith Kirby at http://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/

      "one trace of GGK was found, which occurred in the admissions to Grays Inn. It recorded the following admission as published in Joseph Fosters Grays Inn Admission Register, 1521-1889 (London,1889):
      1 July 1825
      George Goldsmith Kirby, only son of George K., of Kensall Green, Middlesex, gent. (p. 431)"
      "Accordingly a search in the parish registers for St Georges, Bloomsbury to confirm this. The following entry was discovered (LMA, P82/GEO1/024):
      George Goldsmith Kirby of this Parish a Bachelor and Harriet Sarah Watts of the Parish of Saint Martin in the fields, a Spinster, were married in this Church by Licence this twentieth Day of April in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-eight. By me J.H. Wynn, Curate (p. 197)."
      Provide by Justin & Hugo Kirby
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      See also George Goldsmith Kirby Ancestry Update
      October 13, 2008 ~ Justin Kirby
      https://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2008/10/13/george-goldsmith-kirby-ancestry-update/
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      Below from "The Thompsons, Shipbuilders of Sunderland"
      by George H. Graham of Tulsa, Oklahoma
      http://members.cox.net/ggthomp/georgegoldsmithkirby.html
      http://members.cox.net/ghgraham/index.html

      George Goldsmith Kirby 1806-1868
      George was born about 1806, at Holburn, Middlesex.
      Harriet Sarah ? 1805-1893
      Harriet was born about 1805, at Stratford, Essex.
      I have identified the following children.

      Harriet Sarah Born abt 1831 London
      Emma Augusta Born abt 1832 London
      George Frederick Born abt 1833 London
      William Henry Born abt 1834 London Died 19 Feb 1859
      Edward Goldsmith Born abt 1836 London Died 24 Aug 1860, Age 24
      Montaque Alexander Born abt 1837 London
      Arthur Raymond Born abt 1841 London Married Gertrude Fleming
      Alfred Octavius Born abt 1843 London Married Alice Baxendale
      Henry Dillon Born abt 1845 London Died 6 April 1860, Age 15
      Augustus George Born 22 Jun 1847 London Married Edith Smith Dorrien
      Katherine Born abt 1849 London

      Birth of Parents
      George Goldsmith Kirby b: abt 1806 Holburn, Middlesex.
      Harriet Sarah ? b: abt 1805 Stratford, Essex

      Marriage
      No Date
      George Goldsmith Kirby
      Harriet Sarah ?

      From "The Thompsons, Shipbuilders of Sunderland"
      by George H. Graham of Tulsa, Oklahoma
      http://members.cox.net/ggthomp/georgegoldsmithkirby.html
      http://members.cox.net/ghgraham/index.html

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      Family genealogical deadends The Kirbys and Watts
      August 4, 2009
      http://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/family-genealogical-deadends-the-kirbys-and-watts/#more-1235

      Ive made nearly 100 posts so far and think Im getting to the point where Im regularly repeating myself and getting distracted by trying to make connections between distant relations on one site with those on another. So I think its high time I reconcile where Ive got to family by family. Ill start with the Kirbys.

      With the help of George Graham of Tulsa and genealogist Jeremy Goldsmith weve managed to trace our branch of the Kirby back to a George and Mary Kirby of Charles Street, Holborn. Their son George Goldsmith Kirby is our great great great grandfather and was born in Holborn around 1806. According to the the Grays Inn Admission Register, 1521-1889 (London, 1889), George Goldsmith Kirby was admitted as a student in 1 July 1825. Hes registered as the only son of George K., of Kensall Green, Middlesex, gent.

      We know little else about George and Mary above. For instance, we dont know when they were born, when they married or Marys maiden name. We know that George Goldsmith Kirby was a conveyancer andbanker, and did well financially although possibly not all above board. We also know he married a Harriet Sarah Watts. She was born on 27 January 1804 and was the daughter of Joseph and Hannah Watts,at Stratford, Essex. We know little else about Joseph and Hannah.

      So our great great great great grandparents George and Mary Kirby and Joseph and Hannah Watts are as far as we can go back in this direction.
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      http://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/family-genealogical-deadends-the-kirbys-and-watts/#more-1235
      Some of Justin's notes on Kirby military serevice
      You can follow George Goldsmith Kirby descendants from here:
      http://members.cox.net/ggthomp/georgegoldsmithkirby.html
      His son (Lieutenant) Montagu Alexander Kirby was in 78th Foot - 2nd Seaforth Highlanders and died of wounds in The Indian Mutiny 25th September 1857.

      One of his other sons Edward Goldsmith Kirby was a Lieut. R.N., but it doesn't seem like he died in active service despite dieing relatively young.

      A number of George Goldsmith Kirby grandson's fought and died in WW1.

      Cadet ERNEST SEYMOUR KIRBY was son of Augustus George Kirby and was a gunner in 14th Field Artillery Bde., Australian Field Artillery. He died of disease on 2 February 1918

      His brother Rev. Robert Dorrien Kirby must of been a Naval or Military Chaplain because he died of wounds in Yule, Illama, New Guinea on April 29, 1916. I didn't realise there was a front in New Guinea though.

      His brother Eric Dorrien Kirby was promoted to Second Lieutenant in the 16th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles). Not sure if he got any medals though. Seemslike he was in Australia at same time as our great grandfather George Henry Kirby.

      Captain ALISTER GRAHAM KIRBY of 5th Bn., London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) died of wounds aged 29 on 29 March 1917. He was son of Arthur Raymond Kirby. He had a different kind of medal having wona Gold at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm for Men's eights.

      His brother Claude Arthur Kirby had an O.B.E. He was commander in RNVR in WWI and Lt. Col in RAF during WWII. He didn't marry.

      Our great grandfather George Henry Kirby was son of Alfred Octavius Kirby. While in Ceylon, he served for 9 years in the Ceylon Volunteer Rifles; resigned on leaving Ceylon, and sailed to Sydney, Australia. When war broke out in 1914, He enlisted in September of that year, and served in the 1st Light Horse Regiment. He saw service in Egypt, Gallipoli, and the Western Front. He was discharged on14 October 1918. I'm guess he only got campaign medals but having fought at both Galipoli and on the Western Front he should have probably been awarded the box set. His sister Mollie was awarded an MBE though.

      George Henry Kirby seems to be the only male descendant of George Goldsmith Kirby. Our grandfather Claude was too young for WWI and too old for active service in WWII but did serve in RAF.

      His brother Roddy was a Captain, Royal Corps of Signals. He died in on June 22, 1941, but am not sure whether this was on active service or not. I'm assuming it must have been as he is on Roll of Honour.

      His sister Valda died in Japanese POW camp.

      Dad was only child as was officer in RN serving in Korea.

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      George Goldsmith Kirby 1806-1868
      http://ghgraham.org/georgegoldsmithkirby.html
      George was born about 1806, the son of George Kirby and Mary ?, at Holburn, Middlesex. He was admitted as a pupil at Gray's Inn on 1 July 1825.
      Harriet Sarah Watts 1804-1893
      Harriet was born on 27 January 1804, the daughter of Joseph and Hannah Watts, at Stratford, Essex.
      I have identified the following children.
      Mary GeorginaBorn 12 Mar 1829 London
      Harriet SarahBorn abt 1831 London
      Emma AugustaBorn abt 1832 London
      George FrederickBorn abt 1833 London
      William HenryBorn abt 1834 LondonDied 19 Feb 1859
      Edward GoldsmithBorn abt 1836 LondonDied 24 Aug 1860, Age 24
      Montaque AlexanderBorn abt 1837 London
      Arthur RaymondBorn abt 1842 LondonMarried Gertrude Fleming
      Alfred OctaviusBorn abt 1843 LondonMarried Alice Baxendale
      Henry DillonBorn abt 1845 LondonDied 6 April 1860, Age 15
      Augustus GeorgeBorn 22 Jun 1847 LondonMarried Edith Smith Dorrien
      KatherineBorn abt 1849 London

      Birth of Parents
      George Goldsmith Kirbyb: abt 1806 c: 18 May 1806 St Andrew, Holburn, Middlesex.
      son of George Kirby and Mary ?, Charles Street

      Harriet Sarah Wattsb: 27 Jan 1804 c: 24 Feb 1804 All Saints, West Ham, Essex
      daughter of Joseph and Hannah Watts

      Marriage
      20 Apr 1828
      George Goldsmith Kirby
      Harriet Sarah WattsSt George's, Bloomsbury, Camden, London

      Children
      Mary Georgina Kirbyb: 12 Mar 1829 c: 3 Nov 1829 Saint George, Bloomsbury, Camden, London
      daughter of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts, Upper King Street
      Harriet Sarah Kirbyb: abt 1831 c: Oct 1832 Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London
      daughter of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts
      Emma Augusta Kirbyb: abt 1832 c: Nov 1832 Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London
      daughter of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts
      George Frederick Kirbyb: abt 1833 c: Nov 1833 Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London
      son of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts
      William Henry Kirbyb: abt 1834 c: 18 Nov 1834 Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London
      son of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts
      Edward Goldsmith Kirbyb: abt 1836 c: 2 Jun 1836 Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London
      son of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts Died 24 Aug 1860, Age 24
      Montaque Alexander Kirbyb: abt 1837 c: 26 Mar 1838 Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London
      son of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts
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      1841 CensusHO107-663
      7 June 1841Hornsey, Middlesex
      High Street Born in this County?
      Sarah Adams
      Plus 1 Servant
      George Kirby
      Montague KirbyAge 60
      Age 17
      Age 7
      Age 4IndependentNo
      No
      No
      No abt 1780
      abt 1823
      abt 1833
      abt 1837

      Arthur Raymond Kirbyb: abt 1841 c: 14 May 1847 Saint Peter Hammersmith, London
      son of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts
      Laura Elizabeth Kirbyb: abt 1843 c: Oct 6 1843 Saint Peter Hammersmith, London
      daughter of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts
      Alfred Octavius Kirbyb: abt 1843 London [MALE] 1843 2Q Kensington 3 274
      son of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts
      Henry Dillon Kirbyb: abt 1845 c: 14 May 1847 Saint Peter Hammersmith, London
      son of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts Died 6 April 1860, Age 15
      Augustus George Kirbyb: 22 Jun 1847 c: 24 Mar 1848 London 1847 4Q Kensington 3 335
      son of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts
      Katherine Kirbyb: abt 1849 c: 17 Mar 1851 St. John, Notting Hill, London 1849 3Q Kensington 3 328
      Daughter of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts

      1851 CensusHO107-146831 March 1851Kensington Town, Kensington, Middlesex
      5 Kensington Park Villas
      George G. Kirby
      Harriet S. (Wife)
      Emma A.
      George F.
      William H.
      Montaque A.
      Henry D.
      Augustus
      Catherine
      Plus 6 ServantsAge 44
      Age 40
      Age 18
      Age 17
      Age 16
      Age 13
      Age 5
      Age 3
      Age 1Conveyancer


      Solicitor Articled Clerk
      Scholar
      ScholarHolburn
      Stratford
      St. Clement
      St. Clement
      St. Clement
      Barnes
      Hammersmith
      Kensington
      KensingtonMiddlesex
      Essex
      Middlesex
      Middlesex
      Middlesex
      Surrey
      Middlesex
      Middlesex
      Middlesexabt 1806
      27 Jan 1804
      abt 1832
      abt 1833
      abt 1834
      abt 1837
      abt 1845
      abt 1847
      abt 1849
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      The Times, Thursday, May 26, 1853 DEATHS
      On the 23d inst., at Strand-on-the-Green, Laura Elizabeth, eldest surviving daughter and dear child of George Goldsmith Kirby, Esq., of 3. Kensington-park-gardens East.
      A MYSTERY
      WHO IS THIS ?
      Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick, Middlesex,
      1853 2Q Brentford 3a 49
      The Indian Mutiny - 1857 DEATHS
      Lieutenant Montagu Alexander Kirby - died of wounds - 25th September 1857 - 78th Foot - 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
      Indian Mutiny
      The Times, Tuesday, Feb 22, 1959 DEATHS
      On the 19th inst., William Henry Kirby, Esq., eldest surviving son of George Goldsmith Kirby, Esq., of 33 Great Cumberland Place, Hyde-Park.
      Great Cumberland Place, Hyde-Park,
      1859 1Q Marylebone 1a 322
      The Times, Saturday, Aug 25, 1960 DEATHS
      On the 24th inst., at Richmond, Lieut. Edward Goldsmith Kirby, R.N., eldest surviving son of George Goldsmith Kirby, Esq., of 33 Great Cumberland Place, Hyde-Park.
      Richmond,
      1860 3Q Richmond S 2a 122
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      1861 CensusRG9-7758 April 1861Twickenham, Middlesex
      Little Marble Hill
      George G. Kirby
      Harriet S. (Wife)
      Arthur R.
      Augustus
      Katherine
      Alfred O.
      Plus 11 ServantsAge 55
      Age 55
      Age 19
      Age 13
      Age 11
      Age 17ConveyancerLondon
      Stratford
      Hammersmith
      Kensington
      Kensington
      Hammersmith
      Essex
      Middlesex
      Middlesex
      Hammersmith
      Hammersmithabt 1806
      27 Jan 1804
      abt 1841
      abt 1847
      abt 1849
      abt 1843

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      Death
      George Goldsmith KirbyDied 15 Apr 1868, Age 62, 57 Queen's Gate, London 1868 2Q Kensington 1a 83
      The Times, Friday, Apr 17, 1868 DEATHS
      On the 15th inst., at his residence, 57 Queen's Gate, after two days' illness, George Goldsmith Kirby, Esq., late of Twickenham, in his 63d year.
      LONDON 16 May 1868 Probate
      KIRBY, George Goldsmith, - The Will of George Goldsmith Kirby, late of 7 Waterloo-place, Pall Mall, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, deceased, who died 15 April 1868, at 57 Queen's-gate, Kensington, in the county aforesaid, was Proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of Jervis John Jervis, of 11 New-square, Lincoln's-Inn, in the county aforesaid, Esquire, Barrister-at-Law, and Harriet Sarah Kirby, of 57 Queen's-gate, aforesaid, widow, the relict, two of the Executors. Effects under £40,000.

      1871 CensusRG10-523 April 1871Kensington St Mary Abbott, London
      57 Queen's Gate
      Harriet S. Kirby (Widow)
      Arthur R.
      Katherine
      Plus 5 ServantsAge 67
      Age 29
      Age 21
      Barrister not in practiceStratford
      Hammersmith
      KensingtonEssex
      Middlesex27 Jan 1804
      abt 1841
      abt 1849
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      1881 CensusRG11-454 April 1881Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
      62 Brougham Street
      Harriet S. Kirby (Widow)
      Katherine
      Plus 6 ServantsAge 77
      Age 30 Stanstead
      KensingtonHertford
      London27 Jan 1804
      abt 1849
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      1891 CensusRG12-6196 April 1891Richmond, Surrey
      Bingham House
      Harriet S. Kirby (Widow)
      Katherine (Dau)
      Plus 6 ServantsAge 80
      Age 41 Stanstead
      KensingtonHerts
      Middlesex27 Jan 1804
      abt 1849
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      Death
      Harriet Sarah (Watts) KirbyDied 24 Oct 1893, Age 89, 42 Onslow Gardens, London 1893 4Q Kensington 1a 142

      The Times, Thursday, Oct 26, 1893 DEATHS
      KIRBY - On the 23rd Oct., at 42 Oslow Gardens, South Kensington, Harriet Sarah, widow of the late Geo. G. Kirby, aged 89.
      LONDON 15 Feb 1894 Probate
      KIRBY, Harriet Sarah, of 42 Onslow-gardens, South Kensington, Middlesex, widow, died 24 October 1893, Administration London, 15 February, to Alfred Octavius Kirby, solicitor. Effects £179 14s. 2d.

      SPECIAL THANKS to Justin Kirby of London, England; a great great great grandson of George Goldsmith Kirby, for many of the details provided abov
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      George Goldsmith Kirby1
      http://thepeerage.com/p31750.htm#i317497
      M, #317497, b. circa 1806, d. 1868
      Last Edited=14 Oct 2008
      George Goldsmith Kirby was born circa 1806 at Holburn, London, EnglandG.1 He was the son of George Kirby.1 He was baptised on 18 May 1806 at St. Andrew's Church, Holborn, London, EnglandG.1 He married Harriet Sarah Watts, daughter of Joseph Watts and Hannah (?), on 20 April 1828 at St. George's Church, Bloomsbury, London, EnglandG.1 He died in 1868.1

      Children of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts
      1.Harriet Sarah Kirby1 b. c 1831
      2.Emma Augusta Kirby1 b. c 1832
      3.George Frederick Kirby1 b. c 1833
      4.William Henry Kirby1 b. c 1834, d. 19 Feb 1859
      5.Edward Goldsmith Kirby1 b. c 1836, d. 24 Aug 1860
      6.Montaque Alexander Kirby1 b. c 1837
      7.Arthur Raymond Kirby1 b. c 1841
      8.Alfred Octavius Kirby+1 b. c 1843, d. 1919
      9.Henry Dillon Kirby1 b. c 1845, d. 6 Apr 1860
      10.Reverend Augustus George Kirby+1 b. 22 Jun 1847
      11.Katherine Kirby1 b. c 1849

      Citations
      1.[S3232] Justin Kirby, "re: Ramsay Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 9 August 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Ramsay Family."