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Alexander Kickham



Alexander Kickham at 11 Belgrave Square East, Rathmines, in [Thom's, 1880, p.1573].



Alexander Kickham,
bapt 6 Mar 1834, Mullinahone, Co.Tipperary.
See entry in White tree by Emma Fenton.
His father ran a successful drapery business in Mullinahone.
Alexander was sent to Dublin to be apprenticed to business in the city.
His brother Charles Joseph Kickham became a prominent Fenian, and was arrested 1865 and jailed in England 1866-69.
Alexander went over to England to visit his brother in prison, early Oct 1866.

He mar would be c.1869 to Mary Murphy [born 1848 or 1849, Co.Kildare, she was of Rathangan, Co.Kildare, on Co.Offaly border].
He ran merchant warehousing business in Dublin.
Listed as "merchant", Dublin, at son's birth 1870.
He is "merchant" and "woollen merchant" living Argyle Cottage, Belgrave Rd, Rathmines, Co.Dublin, at children's births 1872-1875.
His business failed in 1876.
After Annie and Josie Cleary went to America in Sept 1876, Alexander's brother Charles was left alone in Mullinahone.
Charles moved to live with Alexander in Dublin, early 1877.
After Alexander's business failed, the family lost their inherited Mullinahone property, Dec 1878.
His brother Charles moved out into lodgings in Nov 1879.

Alexander lived 11 Belgrave Square East, Rathmines, Dublin (NOT Monkstown). Listed there in [Thom's, 1880].
His brother Charles died 1882.
Alexander is gone from 11 Belgrave Square East in [Thom's, 1884].
Alexander F. Kickham, Italian warehouse, is listed at 87 B Rathmines Road in [Thom's, 1884, p.1597].

Alexander dies, 1884:
He died 3 May 1884, New Ross, Co.Wexford, age 50 yrs. NOT 1895.
See death cert from here. Lists him as "commercial traveller".
He was bur Kickham grave, Mullinahone (his brother's grave).

Mary is living (illegible), Rathmines, Co.Dublin, at dau's birth Aug 1884 (after father's death).
She later lived on South Circular Rd, Dublin.
See her listed at S Circular Rd in 1901 census.
She is living 5 St. Catherine's Ave, Donore Ave, S Circular Rd, when dau Kathleen marries 1904.
"Mrs. Mary Kickham" is listed at 5 St. Catherine's Ave in [Thom's, 1910, p.1663].
See her listed at 5 St. Catherine's Ave in 1911 census.

Mary dies, 1911:
She died 13 Aug 1911, age 62 or 63 yrs, at 1 Mount Tallant Terrace, Harolds Cross Rd, Dublin.
See death cert from here. She is "widow of a commercial traveller".
Alexander and Mary had issue:


  1. John C. Kickham,
    John Charles Kickham, born 29 Oct 1870, Rathangan, Co.Kildare (his mother's home),
    see birth cert from here,
    bapt 30 Oct 1870 [Kildare and Rathangan RC par records], see entry LHS and RHS from here and here,
    father died 1884,
    he went to Chicago (where his Cleary relations lived),
    died Chicago, June 1889, age 18 yrs.


  2. Peter Kickham,
    Peter Joseph Kickham, born 24 Feb 1872, Argyle Cottage, Belgrave Rd, Rathmines,
    see birth cert from here,
    died Denver, Colorado.


  3. Alexander Kickham,
    Alexander Francis Kickham, born 5 Mar 1873, Argyle Cottage, Belgrave Rd, Rathmines,
    see birth cert from here,
    Jesuit novice,
    listed as "Divinity Student" at death,
    died of "phthisis", 30 Apr 1892, age 19 yrs, at St Stanislaus College, Tullybeg, Co.Offaly,
    see death cert from here.


  4. Kathleen Kickham,
    Catherine Mary Kickham, born 9 Apr 1875, Argyle Cottage, Belgrave Rd, Rathmines. See birth cert from here.
    At home in 1901 census, she is "teacher of music".
    At mar she is listed at family home, 5 St. Catherine's Ave, Donore Ave.
    She mar 22 June 1904, Saint Francis Xavier Church, Dublin, to John Swaine and had issue.
    See mar cert from here.


  5. Charles J.Kickham,
    Charles Joseph Kickham, born 1877, Rathmines, Co.Dublin,
    at home in 1901 census, he is "Builders Clerk", unmarried,
    at home at 5 St. Catherine's Ave, Donore Ave, S Circular Rd, in [Census, 2 April 1911], he is unmarried,
    in 1911 census he fills in his details in Irish, as "Cathal Cuiceam", profession is "Cleireach" (Clerk),
    when mother died in Aug 1911 he is living 1 Mount Tallant Terrace, Harolds Cross Rd, Dublin, he registered her death,
    he died Dublin.


  6. Rody Kickham,
    Roderick, born 1879, Rathmines, Co.Dublin.
    He was educ Clongowes.
    He appears in Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (pub 1916) by James Joyce (born 1882, went to Clongowes 1888 to 1892).

    He is at home in 1901 census, he is "Brewers Clerk", unmarried.
    He is at home in 1911 census, unmarried, "Clerk".
    He mar post-1911 to Kitty Hughes [Catherine, of Glasgow].
    Lived Glanmire, Co.Cork.
    They had issue:

    1. John Kickham.
    2. Rody Kickham [Roderick].
    3. Alex Kickham [Alexander].
    4. Patrick Kickham.

    5. Margaret Kickham,
      mar John O'Leary [of Glanmire],
      had issue:
      1. Paddy O'Leary.


  7. Anastatia Kickham,
    "Nan", born 1881, Rathmines, Co.Dublin,
    at home in 1901 census she is "school teacher", unmarried,
    at home in 1911 census, unmarried, "typist",
    mar James F. Halpenny [of Ardee, Co.Louth].


  8. Elizabeth Kickham,
    "Bessy", Elizabeth Mary Kickham,
    born 8 Aug 1884, Rathmines, Co.Dublin, born after father's death,
    bapt 11 Aug 1884 [Rathmines RC par records], see entry from here,
    not at home in 1901 census, might be at boarding school,
    at home in 1911 census, unmarried,
    mar Thomas Halpenny,
    had issue:

    1. Mary Aloysius Halpenny, "Maeve".
    2. James Halpenny.
    3. Thomas Halpenny.
    4. Elizabeth Halpenny.


    1911 census says (crossed out) that Mary Murphy had 9 children, 5 then living.





Alexander F. Kickham, Italian warehouse, at 87 B Rathmines Road in [Thom's, 1884, p.1597].



Rody Kickham appears in Ch.1 of Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
In the 1916 edn see p.3 and p.6 and p.41 and p.77.


  
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