Robert(7) Home HOPKIRK was the fourth son of Alexander(6) HOPKIRK and Agnes SPOTTISWOODE.
Robert was born 16 Feb 1863 in Melrose, Scotland. He died 3 Aug 1951 in New Zealand.
Robert Home Hopkirk was a manager of his borther's Alexander and Joseph Hopkirk's Flaxmill, called the Hopkirk Brothers. Go here for a photo of Robert at the Flaxmill on 3 September 1889
Robert(7) Home HOPKIRK married Jane(Jeanie) Kidston BARRON on 30 December 1891 at St. John's Church, Wellington, NZ From the marriage record Robert was 28, a bachelor, born in RoxbHOMEurghshire, Scotland and Jane was 24 years old, a spinster. born in Dunedin, NZ Robert's parents are listed as Alex HOPKIRK, Settler and Agnes Hopkirk, born SPOTTISWOODE. Jane's parents are listed as Alexander BROWN, Surveyor and Janet Barron, born MILLAR.
Go here the see
information about Robert's home called "Glenburn" from Cyclopedia of
New Zealand. Based on the fact this article says he has one daughter,
the article would have been written in 1895, a year after his first
dauighter was born and a year before his second daughter was born. He
had 200 sheep and 20 dairy cows and was a large supplier to the Stoney
They had the following children:
Madeline(8) HOPKIRK, born 8 Apr 1894. She died 29 May 1927. Madeline at age 2 years, 4 months
Jeanie Doris Barron HOPKIRK, born 20 Sep. 1896.
married John Benjamin SEARLE on 8 February 1922 and had 3 children. An
unnamed daughter and sons Robert and Barry.
The rest of the information is private at this time. Doris passed away
on 14 April 1959 at Palmerston North, NZ. John Benjamin SEARLE was born
10 November 1898, son of George and Jane SEARLE, and passed away on 13
Below is the gravestone for Robert, his wife jane and their young daughter Madeline.
I believe the stone reads: "In
loving memory of our daughter MADELINE 1894-1927. Also Jane Kidston
beloved wife of Robert H Hopkirk 1867-1933. Robert Home Hopkirk
1863-1951. 'I have crossed the bar' "
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