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Alfred Octavius Kirby                       1843-1919
Alfred was born about 1843, the son of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts, in Hammersmith, London. He was admitted to Trinity Hall college, Cambridge, at age 22, on August 6, 1863. He earned his B.A. in 1867, and M.A. in 1871 as a Solicitor. He practiced in London in the firm of Gedge, Kirby and Millitt, Parliamentary Agents.

                                                  (1st Wife)
Alice Baxendale                                 1852-1897
Alice was born on 1 April 1852, the daughter of Lloyd Baxendale and Ellen Turner, at Totteridge, Hertford.
I have identified the following children.
Alfred Octavius Kirby
  George Henry Born abt 1876   London Married Alice Marie Maitland
  Edward Lloyd Born abt 1880   London Died 18 May 1888
  Marion Ellen Born abt 1883   London Died 29 Jul 1965
  Dorothy Gian Born abt 1891   London Married Capt. John Charles Francis Lister

Birth of Parents
Alfred Octavius Kirby b: abt 1843  c: 22 Jan 1844   Hammersmith, London       (MALE) 1843 2Q Kensington 3 274
son of George Goldsmith Kirby and Harriet Sarah Watts

Alice Baxendale b: 1 Apr 1852         Totteridge, Hertford       1852 2Q Barnet 3a 94
daughter of Lloyd Baxendale and Ellen Turner
15 Jul 1875
Alfred Octavius Kirby
Alice Baxendale
      1875 3Q Westminster 1a 821

The Times, Monday, Jul 19, 1875                         MARRIAGES
  On the 15th inst., at St Jame's Church, Piccadilly, by the Right Rev. the Bishop of Guildford, assisted by the Rev. J. Kirby Turner and the Rev. A. G. Kirby, Alfred Octavious Kirby, of 57 Queen's Gate, to Alice, eldest daughter of Lloyd Baxendale, Esq., of No. 58 Grosvenor Street.

George Henry Kirby b: abt 1876  c: 26 Oct 1876   St Stephen, Kensington,London       1876 4Q Kensington 1a 92
son of Alfred Octavius Kirby and Alice Baxendale, 12 Elvaston Place
Edward Lloyd Kirby b: abt 1880               London       1880 1Q Kensington 1a 87
son of Alfred Octavius Kirby and Alice Baxendale       Died 1888 2Q Kensington 1a 124

1881 Census RG11-22 4 April 1881 Kensington Town, Kensington, London
12 Elvaston Place
Alfred O. Kirby
Alice (Wife)
George H.
Edward L.
Plus 1 Servant
Age 37
Age 29
Age 4
Age 1
Solicitor Hammersmith
abt 1843
1 Apr 1852
abt 1876
abt 1880

Marion Ellen Kirby b: abt 1883               London       1883 1Q Kensington 1a 99
daughter of Alfred Octavius Kirby and Alice Baxendale

The Times, Monday, May 21, 1888                         DEATHS
  On the 18th, inst., at 15 Harrington Gardens, South Kensington, after a week's illness, Edward Lloyd, the second son of Alfred O. and Alice Kirby, in his ninth year.

Dorothy Gian Kirby b: abt 1891               Surbiton, Surrey       1891 4Q Kingston 2a 314
daughter of Alfred Octavius Kirby and Alice Baxendale

Alice (Baxendale) Kirby Died 24 May 1897, Age 45,       1897 2Q Kingston 2a 195

The Times, Wednesday, May 26, 1897                         DEATHS
  KIRBY - On the 24th May, at Coombe Nevile, Kingston Hill, Alice, the wife of Alfred O. Kirby, aged 45.
LONDON   9 Sep 1897                         Probate
KIRBY, Alice, of Coombe Nevile, Kingston-hill, Surrey (Wife of Alfred Octavius Kirby, esquire), died 24 May 1897, Probate, London, 9 September, to the said Alfred Octavius Kirby, esquire.   Effects £16,362 9s. 6d.

1901 Census RG13-666 1 April 1901 Coombes, Surrey
Coombe Neville Street
Alfred O. Kirby (Widower)
Marion E. (Dau)
Dorothy G. (Dau)
Emily A. Baxendale (Visitor)(M)
Plus 6 Servants
Plus 2 Visitor's Servants
Age 57
Age 18
Age 9
Age 43
Solicitor Hammersmith
Surbiton, Kingston
abt 1843
abt 1882
abt 1891
abt 1857

Beatrice Elizabeth Schneider              1868-1949                         (2nd Wife)
Beatrice was born on 12 January 1868, the daughter of Henry William Schneider and Elizabeth Turner, in 3 Mar Ulverston, Lancashire.
I have not identified any children.

Birth of New Wife
Beatrice Elizabeth Schneider b: 12 Jan 1868  c: 3 Mar 1868       Ulverston, Lancashire       1868 1Q Ulverston 8e 686
daughter of Henry William Schneider and Elizabeth Turner

abt 1905
Alfred Octavius Kirby (62)
Beatrice Elizabeth Schneider (37)
      1905 4Q Windsor 2c 1002

1911 Census RG14-(21) 3 April 1911 Kensington, Kensington South, London
17 Courtfield Gardens S.W.
Alfred Octavious Kirby
Beatrice Elizabeth (Wife)
Dorothy Gian (Dau)
Plus 6 Servants
Age 67
Age 43
Age 19
Solicitor Hammersmith
abt 18xx
abt 18xx
abt 18xx

Alfred Octavius Kirby Died 29 Nov 1919, Age 76,       1919 4Q Marylebone 1a 594

The Times, Monday, Dec 1, 1919                         DEATHS
  KIRBY - On the 29th Nov., after an operation, Alfred Octavious Kirby, of 34 De Vere Gardens, S.W., and of 2 and 3, The Sanctuary, Westminster, in his 77th year.   Service at 12 O'clock midday to-morrow (Tuesday), at the Church of The Holy Trinity, Prince Consort Road, S.W.
LONDON   28 Jan 1920                         Probate
KIRBY, Alfred Octavius, of 34 De Vere-gardens, South Kensington, and 2 and 3 The Sanctuary, Westmister, both in Middlesex, died 29 November 1919, at 14 Henrietta-street, Cavendish-square, Middlesex, Probate, London, 28 January 1920, to Beatrice Elizabeth Kirby, widow, Marion Ellen Kirby, Spinster, and Hugh Hippisley Ayscough Ayscough, Esquire.   Effects £4,822 7s.9d.
The Times, Friday, Jul 30, 1965                         DEATHS
  KIRBY - On July 29th. 1965, Marion Ellen Kirby, M.B.E., 35 Buckingham Palace Mansions, S.W.1, elder daughter of Alfred and Alice Kirby, and for over 60 years the devoted friend of Irene Thomson, 40 North Audley Street, W.1.   Service at Golders Green August 2nd at 12:45 p.m.   Flowers to J. H. Kenyon, Edgware Road.
      1965 3Q Kensington 5c 639

Beatrice Elizabeth (Schneider) Kirby Died 24 Mar 1949, Age 81,       1949 1Q Wallingford 6a 190

The Times, Saterday, Mar 26, 1949                         Death
  KIRBY - On March 24, 1949, at Bridge House, Wallingford, Berks, peacefully, after a long illness, patiently borne, Beatrice Elizabeth, widow of Alfred Octavius Kirby, aged 81.   Funeral, St. Mary's Church, Wallingford, Monday, March 28, at 3:15 p.m.   No flowers, by request.
LONDON   25 May 1949                         Probate
KIRBY, Beatrice Elizabeth - of Bridge House, Wallingford, Berkshire, widow, died 24 March 1949, Probate London 25 May, to Olive Crofton Lady Smith-Dorrien D.B.E. Widow   Effects £45,979 6s. 8d.

SPECIAL THANKS  to Justin Kirby of London, England; a great great great grandson of George Goldsmith Kirby, for many of the details provided above.