I was interested to see your posting and the replies about the Aicken family. My great-great-great grandfather was Samuel Aickin born 1748 either in Ireland or Scotland. He was a Dublin lawyer and Married Mary Cullen (thought to be born in 1760. They married in 1778 in Portadown, Wigtonshire, Their daughter Mary Aockin married my great-great grandfather Ponsonby (a Lt. Colonel in the British Army) in Dublin in 1805.Scotland. In your researches have you come across any of them?I am currently researching some other channels and am awaiting information which I shall happily share with you.