I have no proof of the following, but I make the following informed guess'. Aickins before James 1 of England were from lowland Scotland. John Aickin of Donaghdie is shown as part of the 1607 Montgomery Estates settlement of Scots in Ireland. My grandmother visited Ireland in 1906 and noted the following. William Aickin probably was in the linen trade at Slane, near Dublin. Francis, also in linen, is given as living at Annsborough, Lurgan (near Belfast). I have notes on only 8 of his 14 children. For instance, two (unnamed)ran off from school in England (say 1780-90) and never heard of again, except for an American newspaper next of kin notice about 1870. My grandmother writes, in 1906, that there are no descendants alive of Francis. He died in 1826 and is buried in Belfast. I have records grandmother's notes on William's other sons who had legitimate children (Thomas of Cullen and Graves of Roughgrange, Neath) but noone appears to fit your Thomas Graves. Generally Williams descendants became doctors or pharmacists, or were gentlemen (lived off rents) and lived in Dublin or Belfast. Several emmigrated to New Zealand.