Helen Kirk

Female23 December 1719–

Brief Life History of Helen

When Helen Kirk was born on 23 December 1719, in Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Kirk, was 24 and her mother, Agnes Hamilin, was 24. She married Thomas Baxter on 27 January 1748, in Burntisland, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1719.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Baxter
1715–
Helen Kirk
1719–
Marriage: 27 January 1748
David Baxter
1749–
William Baxter
1751–
Agnes Baxter
1757–
Janet Baxter
1761–

Sources (3)

  • Helen Kirk, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Helen Kirk in entry for Agnes Baxter, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Helen Kirk, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 January 1748Burntisland, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (3)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

    Age 83

    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

    1811 · The Tron Riot

    Age 92

    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

    1815

    Age 96

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, and Danish: from Middle English, Danish kirk ‘church’ (Old Norse kirkja), a topographic name for someone who lived near a church. This name has also been established in Ireland since the 16th century or earlier.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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