Thomas JENKINS 1837-1918 and Margaret KEARNS 1838-1891

Scotland, Ireland; Penola, South Australia & Merino, Victoria, Australia

Thomas JENKINS b. ca 1837 Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, son of Thomas JENKINS and Ann WHITEFORD was married in 1860 at Penola, South Australia to Margaret KEARNS, b. c.1838, Co Waterford, Ireland, daughter of Edward KEARNS and ___.

Thomas & Margaret has children at Penola in South Austraia and Redruth (Wannon), near Hamilton, Victoria.

Thomas was reported to have been a carpenter for the HENTY family at "Merino Downs" Station.

Margaret died in 1891 and is buried in the Merino Cemetery.

It appears that Thomas had a second marriage in 1894 to Jane BALHARRY c.1838-1900. Jane died at Merino in 1900 and Thomas died in 1918 at Ararat.

Thomas JENKINS & Margaret KEARNS had the following known family....

  1. William JENKINS, b. 1861, Penola, SA, m. Hannah Jones CRAWLEY and they had the following family...
    1. Albert George JENKINS, b. 1887, Merino, Vic, m. Ethel Maud MURRELL
    2. Adeline Margaret JENKINS, b. 1892, Merino, Vic, d. 1964, Merino, Vic
    3. Stanley Thomas JENKINS, b. 1894, Merino, Vic, m. ......?
      • enlisted WW1, 3 Nov 1916, Baker
      • served as Pte 3085, 37th Battalion, AIF
      • RTA 14 Jan 1919
      • Named on Merino War Memorial

  2. Edward JENKINS, b. 1863, d. 1865, Penola, SA.
  3. Thomas Edwin Whiteford JENKINS, b. 1868, Redruth (Wannon), Vic, m. Lucy Emma DERRICK and they had the following family...
    1. Emma Margaret JENKINS, b. 1891, Ararat, Vic, d. 1980, m. William Edward McCARTHY 1883-1959
    2. Letitia Olive JENKINS, b. 1893, d. 1893, Ararat, Vic
    3. Vincent Edward JENKINS, b. 1894, Ararat, Vic, d. 1982, m1. Edith Margaret JENNINGS 1898-1939, m2. Violet Henrietta BENNETT
    4. Leslie Milton JENKINS, b. 1896, Ararat, Vic, d. 1974, Casterton, Vic, m. Elizabeth Gladstone MURRELL 1898-1991
    5. Iris Victoria JENKINS, b. 1897, Ararat, d. 1974, Vic, m. Joseph ROSS
    6. Eric Thomas JENKINS, b. 1899, Ararat, Vic, d. 1980, m. Sarah Florence DONOVAN 1906-1977
    7. Albert William JENKINS, b. 1900, d. 1901, Ararat, Vic
    8. Clarence George Norval JENKINS, b. 1901, Ararat, Vic, d. 1944, m. Catherine Emerson THOMAS 1890-1967
    9. Lucy Gladys JENKINS, b. 1903, Ararat, Vic, d. 1980s, m. Cecil Gordon GILES 1899-1971 (12 chn)
    10. Allan Victor JENKINS, b. 1904, Ararat, Vic, d. .......?, m. ........?
    11. Wallace Whiteford JENKINS, b. 1908, Ararat, Vic, d. 1984, m. Evelyn Myra Le Plastrier
    12. Myrtle Grace JENKINS, b. 1910, Ararat, Vic, d. 2004. m. Edward JACKSON 1906-1987
    13. Cyril Roland JENKINS, b. 1911, Ararat, Vic, d. 1969, m. Mary .........

  4. Albert James JENKINS, b. 1871, Redruth (Wannon), Vic, m. Margaret Jardine Wilson GILMOUR and they had the following family...
    1. James Albert JENKINS, b. 1903, Footscray, Vic
    2. Ethel Cairns JENKINS, b. 1906, Camperdown, Vic
    3. Cyril Roy JENKINS, b. 1909, Camperdown, Vic
    4. Margaret Mary JENKINS, b. 1911, Camperdown, Vic
    5. Gladys Victoria JENKINS, b. 1913, Kyneton, Vic
    6. Adeline Louisa JENKINS, b. 1913, Kyneton, Vic

Updates thanks to Karen Wolswinkel.

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