Ye Olde John Brown HOPKIRK Family Bible
It is believed John Brown HOPKIRK received or purchased this bible
around the time of his wedding, or shortly thereafter, and he placed
old family photos in the very front of the bible. In the next sectuion
of the bible he listed his ancestors, and finally you come to the bible
The bible is now in the possession of John Brown Hopkirk's grandson, John S.
Inside the front part of the bible were the following old family photos.
Isabella Home Hopkirk, John Brown Hopkirk's grandmother
Marked as "Great Grandparents Hopkirks",
probably written by a descendant of John Brown Hopkirk, and not John
Brown Hopkirk himself. John Brown Hopkirk's great grandparents would
have been Anne Wright Hopkirk, died in 1832, and her husband James
Hopkirk died in 1841. So it is more likely this is a photo their son,
and Alexander's father, William Hopkirk(1780-1854) and his wife
Isabella Home Hopkirk(1783-1857), John Brown Hopkirk's grandparents,
given the quality of the photo, and that the earliest primitive photos
were produced around 1827,
The next photo is of Alexander Hopkirk(1823-1907) and his children,
all born in Scotland, but probably taken in New Zealand around 1880. At
the base of the photo the names are written down with
Alexander(1823-1907) being identified as "grandfather". So the names
must have been written down by a child of John Brown HOPKIRK. Notice
the distictive "G" in "grandfather." This is the same way the "G"
is written in the photo above marked as "Great Grandparents Hopkirks" .
So this would make the great grandparents of the writer William
Hopkirk(1780-1854) and Isabella HOME HOPKIRK(1783-1857).
This same photo is located is located Alexander HOPKIRK's
page with the sons being identified this way: In the middle is
Alexander and his daughter Agnes. Around him, from left to right are
Joseph(Joe), Robert, William, John(Jack), and Alexander(Alick)
I'm inclined to believe the order of Alexander's children from the
bible photo, since we know it was written by a child of John Brown
HOPKIRK, and he would undoubtedly been able to identify his own father
in the photo, and he would have been able to confirm this with his
This is a photo of Alexander(1823) and his family
This photo includes Emily Pilcher's parents, Maria Marha MOY and Henry John Pilcher.
They are are the far right side of the photo as "Grandma Pilcher" and
"Grandfather Pilcher".. The photo also includes people with the last
name of Tustin.We need more information about this photo.
This page has the genealogical information about Alexander Hopkirk, Agnes Spottiswoode and their parents.
This page lists all of John Brown Hopkirk and Emily Pilcher's children, and their dates and places of birth.
This page lists the marriages of John Brown Hopkirk and Emily Pilcher's children
This page lists the death of John Keith Hopkirk
This page shows the beginning of the bible portion.
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This page was last updated on 6 November 2015