My name is Mirk Smith and I am researching the Mirk family. Several of Agnes Mirk's sisters and a brother arrived in Victoria, Aus, married and had families.
Agnes Mirk arrived in Vic, Aus on the ship "Black Eagle" in 1854 aged 18 years.
Agnes Mirk married Francisco Joaquim Miniz in 1859 in Ballarat, Vic, Aus. They had 9 children which are listed below. Agnes Mirk already had 2 small children when they married. They had the surname Humphries. They were raised in the Muniz home.
Still haven't found the ship Francis Muniz arrived on.
I hope the following helps; Spouce: Agnes Mirk Born:Abt 1834 Died: 20 Jul 1921 Ballarat VicReg no: 827 aged 87 yrs (father John Mirk, mother Anthony Cuthell) I have a copy of Agnes Muniz' Will. Married: 1859 VicReg no: 4730 Spouse: Francisco Joaquim Muniz Born: 1838 Portugal Died: 30 Oct 1899 Smythesdale VicReg no: 15991 aged 61 yrs (father Francis Jaquim Muniz, mother Maria Joaquina) I have a copy of his Will. Children 1 Juliana Muniz Born: 1860 Died: 1882 Lilydale Vic Reg no 7037 aged 22 yrs (mother recorded as Agnes Mark) 2 Alfred John Muniz Born: 1862 Smythesdale Vic Reg no 11148 (mother recorded as Agnes Mark) Died: 1862 Smythesdale Vic Reg no 5501 aged 3 weeks (mother recorded as Agnes Mark) 3 Francis Carl Muniz Born: 5/6/1863 Smythesdale Vic Reg no 17364 Died: 9/6/1939 Bendigo Vic Reg no 14195 aged 76 yrs (parents recorded as Francis Charles Muniz & Agnes Murke) - should be Francis Joaquim Muniz Buried: 10/6/1939 - Internment No 031605 - MON 17 - Grave 31605 Bendigo Cemetery Vic (buried under Francis Charles Muniz) Married 28/1/1902 Melbourne Vic Reg no 2022R (name recorded at marriage Mary Elizabeth McCarthy) Mary Elizabeth Doherty (married previously to William McCarthy) Born: 12/2/1865 Melbourne Vic Reg no 3633 (father William Doherty, mother Anne Clarke) Died: 13/11/1950 Bendigo Vic Reg no 22570 aged 86 yrs Buried: 14/11/1950 - Internment No 035755 - MON 17 - Grave 31605 Bendigo Cemetery Vic Children A Claude Charles Muniz Born: 1902 Hotham West Vic Reg no 3655R (father Francis Charles Muniz, mother Mary Elizabeth McCarthy) B Grace Agnes Muniz Born: 1905 Hotham West Vic Reg no 3724 (father recorded as Francis Charles Muniz, mother Mary Elizabeth Doherty) Married: 1924 Vic Reg no 12633 (name recorded at marriage Munic) Spouse: Leslie John Piper 4 Alfred James Boyd Muniz Born: 1865 Smythesdale Vic Reg no 24955 (mother recorded as Agnes Mark) Died: 1887 Vic Reg no 8367 aged 21 yrs (also recorded at Streatham Vic Reg no 4499 aged 22 yrs) 5 Isabella Muniz Born: 1867 Smythesdale Vic Reg on 24701 (mother recorded as Agnes Mark) Died: 1889 Carlton Vic Reg no 15643 aged 21 yrs (father Frank Muniz, mother Agnes unknown) Married: 1888 Vic Reg no 410 Spouse: John William Hopkins Children A Agnes May Hopkins Born: 1889 Carlton Vic Reg no 29522 Died: 1890 Smythesdale Vic Reg no 13840 6 Lily Beatrice Muniz Born: 1869 Smythesdale Vic Reg no 25153 (mother recorded as Agnes Mark) Died: 1901 Carnghan Vic Reg no 5071 aged 29 yrs (mother Agnes Mark) Married: 23/4/1891 Carngham Vic Reg no 3946 Spouse: Alex Edwards Born:1871 Vic 7 Amelia Phoemy Muniz Born: 1872 Smythesdale Vic Reg no 12221 (mother recorded as Agnes Mark) 8 Violet Theresa Eliza Muniz Born: 1874 Smythesdale Vic Reg no 25944 (mother recorded as Agnes Mark) Died: 1898 Smythesdale Vic reg no 4767 aged 22 yrs (name recorded at death Violet Thereasa) (parents Francie Muniz, Agnes Muirk) Married: 1897 Vic reg no 1629 Spouse: Alfred Linton Michell Born: 1874 Linton Vic reg no 16860 (father Thomas Michell, mother Ann Ross) Children A Annie Irene Violet Michell Born: 1898 Smythesdale Vic Reg no 6516 (mother recorded as Violet Threasa Muniz) Died: 1898 Linton Vic Reg no 8318 9 Roberta Rose Muniz Born: 1878 Smythesdale Vic Reg no 11844 (mother recorded as Agnes Mark) Married: 1900 Vic Reg no 1735 (name recorded at married Alberta Rose Muniz, William Blroughton Brown) Spouse: William Henry Broughton Brown Born: 1867 Daylesford Vic reg no 21370 (father William Brown, mother Elizabeth Broughton)
Children of Agnes Mirk & William Humphries/Humphreys 1 Agnes Mirk Humphries Born: about 1855 (can't find rec in Vic, Aus) Died: 1922 Richmond Vic Reg no 2973 aged 67 yrs (father Humphries, mother Agnes Mirk) *see entry at end of names Married 1876 Vic reg no 3894 Spouse: George Kingston Dowling Children A George Dowling Born: 1879 Traralgon Vic Reg on 19930 (mother recorded as Agnes Muuiz) B Agnes Annie Dowling Born: 1881 Died: 1958 Preston Vic Reg no 2691 (mother Agnes Kirk Muniz) Married: 1923 Vic Reg no 6266 Spouse: Henry Thomas Barnett C Francis Dowling Born: 1883 Traralgon Vic Reg on 5929 (father recorded as George Kingston Dowling, mother Muniz) D John Dowling Born: 1885 Traralgon Vic Reg on 14172 (father recorded as George Kingston Dowling, mother Muniz) E Lily Dowling Born: 1887 Traralgon Vic Reg on 7330 (father recorded as George Kingston Dowling, mother Muniz) Possible Died: 1972 Windsor Vic reg no 17969 aged 85 yrs (father George Dowling, mother Agnes Minnity) Possible Spouse: McCormack
2 Annie Mirk Humphrey Born: Abt 1857 (can't find rec in Vic) Died: 1925 Echuca Vic Reg no 9251 aged 68 yrs (father William Humphries, mother Agnes Mirk) Married: 1887 Vic Reg no 4302 Spouse: Robert Charles Kaighan Born: Abt 1858 Isle of Man Died: 1941 Echuca Vic Reg no 19181 aged 83 yrs (father Charles Kaighin, mother Ann Corlett) Children A Evelyn Kaighin Born: 1889 Bairnsdale Vic Reg no 323 Died: 1966 Camb Vic Reg no 27242 aged 77 yrs Married: 1917 Vic Reg no 404 Spouse: Arthur William Hatton Children AA Robert Arthur Victor Hatton Born: 12/11/1918 St Kilda Reg in GHuntley Vic Reg No 28031 Service Record - WW2 - Army Service No V513063 - Rank Private Next of Kin: A Hatton
Newspaper Obit Dowling - Agnes: On the 1 January 1922 at her residence, 7 Hull St Richmond Vic “Agnes Mirk Humphries” the beloved mother of Agnes, Frank, John and Lily (Mrs McCormack) aged 67 yrs (Traralgon papers please copy) - At Rest
Look forward to hearing from you, with some info on your line as I have nothing on the Piper children.