My g-g-grandfather was Mathew Birkett married Betty Bolton daughter of Mary Bolton of Beckside (1788-1868) (the mother was interred at Troutback). They had 5 children:
Dorothy (1829-1908) married William Noble Jane (1831-?) married Chris Scambler William (1836-1926) a farmer of High Bridge House, Kentmere? Charles (1844-1906) married Margaret ? John (?-?) my g-grandfather married Margaret Hayton
John Birkett & Margaret Hayton (came to New Zealand in 1882 from Windermere, Westmoreland) had 9 children: Charles, Margaret, George, Elizabeth, Martha, Walter, James (grandfather), Mabel and Eva.
James Birkett (1883-1976) married Margaret McEwen (1884-1954).
I would appreciate any information on John Birkett.