Robert Jope KINSMAN Robert Jope KINSMAN Susan O'Bierne KINSMAN Richard Parker Neville KINSMAN Margaret Ann Scottowe KINSMAN Eliza Jope KINSMAN John Knill KINSMAN Margaret Ann Scottowe PARKER Susannah Byrn KINSMAN Elizabeth Jope KINSMAN John Knill KINSMAN John Knill KINSMAN James Byrn KINSMAN Richard Byrn KINSMAN Charles McTaggert KINSMAN Susannah BYRN Mini tree diagram

Robert Jope KINSMAN

15th Jun 18001 - 1874

Barrister - not in Practice4

Life History

15th Jun 1800

Born in Falmouth, Cornwall.1

16th Jul 1800

Baptised in Falmouth, Cornwall.2

23rd Oct 1821

Occupation Barrister in ,London.3

Admitted to the Inner Temple

13th May 1830

Married Margaret Ann Scottowe PARKER in County Cork, Ireland

28th Jan 1831

Birth of son Robert Jope KINSMAN in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.5

16th Apr 1832

Birth of daughter Susan O'Bierne KINSMAN in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.4,5


Birth of son Richard Parker Neville KINSMAN in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

May 1834

Death of son Richard Parker Neville KINSMAN in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.6,7


Birth of daughter Margaret Ann Scottowe KINSMAN in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.4


Birth of daughter Eliza Jope KINSMAN in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

26th Jun 1839

Death of daughter Eliza Jope KINSMAN in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.8


Birth of son John Knill KINSMAN in Gravesend, Kent.9,4

9th Nov 1843

Bankruptcy in Cork, ,Ireland (Wellington Terrace)

Insolvent Debtors
Petitions to be heard at the Court House, 3 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin, on the 9th Day of November 1843:
F J Kinsman, Wellington terrace, city of Cork, barrister at law.


Occupation Barrister - not in Practice.4


Resident in Onchan, Isle of Man (24 Finch Road).4


Death of daughter Margaret Ann Scottowe KINSMAN in Douglas, Isle of Man

28th Jul 1868

Death of Margaret Ann Scottowe PARKER in Brompton, Kensington

15th Jul 1871

Death of son John Knill KINSMAN in Chelsea, Middlesex


Died in Chelsea, Middlesex (27 Stanford Road)


  • Kinsman Mr & Mrs; "Juno" to Tasmania:
    The following index is a list of passengers taken from the Launceston Advertiser for the year 1830:

    SHIP NEWS ARRIVED AT HOBART TOWN On the 7th inst,- the brig JUNO, Capt. Black, from Liverpool and Cork, the 27th April, calling at Madeira and the Cape of Good Hope, which latter place she left on the 15 Sept, with a general cargo of merchandise, consigned to Messrs Crombie and Co, Kemp & Co, J & W Robertson, A. Morrison, J . Kerr, and the remainder for Sydney.

    Passengers for this place: Messrs Shilly, Parker, Born, Clarke, Coller, Wylde, Mr and Mrs Kinsman; Mr and Mrs Ward, Mary, Caroline and Thomas Ward, Mr and Mrs Wildon and 3 children, Mr and Mrs Cope, Geo. Cope, Wm. Ratcliffe, Geo Goldsmith. W. H. Briscott, J.. Steiglitz and F.Leslie. For N.S Wales - Master Morgan, Miss Orth and J.J. Ash.

    Was the agent of Rowland Walpole Loane in Tasmania.
    A merchant and ship owner.
    Admitted to Tasmanian Bar. 1830.

    Kinsman, R.J. 2,560 acres. Date of order: 11 Nov. 1831. Situation: Unlocated (void). Remarks: Void. [Return of Clergy Lands Sold from 31st December 1823 to 31st January 1834. In Bound for Australia, by David T. Hawkings. Chichester, Sussex: Phillimore, 1987.]

    Called to the New South Wales Bar in 1833.

    Certain charges having been preferred again Robert Jope Kinsman Esq. for conduct derogatory to the character of a Barrister of this Court, and Mr Kinsman having himself requested inquiry into the said charges before the Judges at Chambers, the Judges after several days of anxious inquiry, and having heard and fully considered all that could be urged on one side and on the other, have come to the painful conclusion that Mr. Kinsman is a person wholly unfit to remain on the Roll of Barristers of this Court, and we do therefore order that his name be struck from the roll accordingly.
    [Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales, 1788-1899]  []

    I am sorry I cannot give you a very favourable acct. of Kinsman, what he is doing or anything else. Since I was compelled to dishonor some heavy bills he drew on me he left off writing to me, nevertheless I have written Margaret half a dozen times & pressed her to come to me with her family, till he could settle his affairs. Henry did the same but to no use; she never even answered one of the letters, no doubt so commanded not to notice us by her foolish husband, she not having the least authority over his most plausible manner.

    When I was in Sydney I thought that if I enabled him to follow his profession he might do well - this I did at considerable expense & trouble but all I regret to say to no purpose. I shall go to Sydney in a couple of months after this & try to find out how he employs himself to support his family.

    [extract from a letter from Nicholas Parker to Richard Parker in September 1835]

    [FHL Film # 0388541 Sydney NSW Directories:]
    1834 and 1835 Kinsman, R.I. Erksine Villa, near Sydney
    1835 Barristers and Advocates of the Supreme Court: Robert Jope Kinsman, > Esq.
    (This is the only year he is in this list)
    1836 and 1837 Kinsman, R.I. Parramatta

    Left to England about 1840.

    Mr. Robert Jope Kinsman, formerly a barrister of the Supreme Court, was placed at the bar of the Police Office on Saturday, to answer a charge of fraud, preferred against him by Mr. Martin, of the Hibernia Hotel, York-street. The evidence of one of the firm of Messrs. Campbell and Co. being required, the Bench remanded the case till yesterday, when it appeared that no fraud had been committed, and Mr. Kinsman was accordingly discharged; he was, however, immediately taken into custody on a warrant, which had been forwarded from the Bench at Liverpool.
    [The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 26 June 1838, p. 2]

    Yesterday Richard [sic] Jope Kinsman charged with defrauding Messrs. Silver and Co., was again brought up and committed for trial. The magistrate agreed to take bail in ?200, and two sureties in ?150 each.
    [Liverpool Mercury, March 1, 1850]

    On the 13th March 1850 he was found guilty of Fraud at Liverpool assizes and sentenced to 12 months in gaol.
    [HO 27; Piece: 92; Page: 175]

    On his son John's death (15 Jul 1871) certificate RJK is the informant, giving his own address as 17 Markham Street, Chelsea (18 Jul 1871); but as RJK misrepresents his son's occupation "Lieutenant RN", when John himself gave his occupation in the 1871 Census (just 3 months earlier) as "cab driver", it seems quite possible that RJK gives himself a false address.

    Died at No. 27 Stanford Road, Chelsea. (London Gazette).


  • 1. International Genealogical Index
  • 2. International Genealogical Index
    • s/o Robert Jope and Susannah
  • 3. Inner Temple Admissions Database
  • 4. 1851 England Census
    • HO107; Piece: 2525; Folio: 131; Page: 48
  • 5. Australian Birth Index
  • 6. Ryerson Newspaper Index
  • 7. NSW BMD index
  • 8. Ryerson Newspaper Index
  • 9. 1871 England Census
    • RG10; Piece: 84; Folio: 32; Page: 4

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