Looking for KIRK and BROOKS in Wanganui 1850's
I am researching a family from the Wanganui Area in 1800's.
William Matthew KIRK born c 1845 (unknown if NZ or overseas) married (although no record anywhere of cert) Mary Jane BROOKS (born c1853 Wanganui.
This couple went on to live on the East cape at Gisborne and have been found there in the electoral roll from 1890. William Matthew was a storekeeper.
Both died in the Gisborne area.
On William Mathew's death cert there are no parents noted. This is where my problem is, as I have no proof from this point.
Ancestry trees suggest he was from Lanarkshire, England but no proof is given.
Mary Jane's death cert says she was born in Wanganui and lived all her life in NZ. Married in Wanganui to William Matthew KIRK c 1870.
her parents were William BROOKS and Mary Jane nee McSWEENEY. Her father was a storekeeper.
I believe they had at least two children, a son (William Edward) is the person I am researching's GFather.
Any help gratefully appreciated