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Joseph Edward Kirby

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of Kirby and Barrows

c1832 Born the son of Benjamin Kirby, a farmer

1857 July 27th. Married Fanny the daughter of ? Warner at Leicester

c1859 Birth of son Edward

c1860 Birth of son John

1861 Living (Staying?) at the Hydropathic Establishment, Great Malvern (age 29 born Humberstone near Leicester?), Engineer Banbury and Married. [1]

1861 Engineer of Banbury.

1861 June. 'To Joseph Edward Kirby, of Banbury, Oxon, Engineer, for the invention of improvements in steam engines and machinery for giving motion to agricultural implements and other machines' [2]

1863 December 12th. Died at Humberstone

1871 Living at Bedford is Edward (age 12 born Banbury) with his widow mother Fanny (age 37 born Leicester) and brother John (age 11 Born Banbury) at Bedford [3]

1881 Fanny is living at Princess Street, Leicester (age 47 born Leicester), an English Governess Teacher and Widow. [4]

1889 Death of his elder son Edward aged 30 at King William's Town, South Africa 'of the late Joseph Edward Kirby of Banbury' [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. London Gazette June 28th 1861
  3. 1871 Census
  4. 1881 Census
  5. Daily News, Saturday, March 2, 1889