- Born: 26 Jan 1861, Girvan, , Ayrshire, Scotland
- Unmarried: Elizabeth MARTIN
- Died: 1894 at age 33
Southland Times , Issue 9773, 10 March 1888, Page 2
Thursday, 8th March. (Before H. McCulloch, Esq., R.M.) MAINTENANCE. Robert Kinnaird was charged on remand with having neglected to comply with an order of the Court for the payment of 7> 6d per week for the support of his illegitimate child of which Elizabeth Martin was the mother. Mr Macalister appeared for the complainant and Mr Wade for the defendant. -Wm. Martin, father of the complainant, deposed that when the defendant returned from Melbourne, some four months ago he told witness that he could not and would not contribute towards the support of the child. Mr Wade said the case appeared to be one in which the defendant was unable to pay, while if he were continually sent to gaol he would be deprived of the only chance of doing so. His Worship said that if tbe defendant went out of court a free man propably not a sixpenoe would be paid towards the maintenance of the child. The Court was not satisfied that defendant was unable to pay and he would therefore be ordered to find two sureties of L2O each for the payment of the instalments, in default three months imprisonment. The defendant, who had just been released after serving a similar sentence for tbe same offence, was unable to find the Securities and went back to gaol.
Robert had a relationship with Elizabeth MARTIN, daughter of William MARTIN and Unknown.