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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. 
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' 
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 
1881 Fanny is living at Princess Street, Leicester (age 47 born Leicester), an English Governess Teacher and Widow. 
1889 Death of his elder son Edward aged 30 at King William's Town, South Africa 'of the late Joseph Edward Kirby of Banbury'