Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bell 2872 & 2873

2872. Thomas Bird & 2873. Elizabeth Bird {England}


~1595, Thomas born in Brexton, Cheshire, England; s/o 5744. Thomas Le Bird & 5745. Alice Palyn.
~1600, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 5746. John Le Byrd & 5747. Elizabeth Burgh.
9/18/1617 at St. Andrew by the Wardrobe, London, Thomas married his paternal 1st cousin Elizabeth.
~1623, Thomas died in England.
~1678, Elizabeth died in England.

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth:

i. William Bird ( 1436), born ~1619 in England.

ii. John Bird, born ~1621 in England.
John, goldsmith of London, married Grace Stegge, step-neice to William’s wife Hannah, d/o Elizabeth ( 2875). [According to eldest son William he was honest, but neither wealthy nor influential.]
3/31/1670, “Mrs Grace Byrd” wife of John named as the sister of Thomas Stegge Jr in his will.
1677, John died in London.
Children:
Col. William Byrd of Westover, born 1652 in England.
(S) His writings the source of family information.
His uncle Thomas Stegge sponsored his travel to America.
3/31/1670, he was left lands in VA and England by his uncle Thomas Stegge.
1673, he married Mary Horsemanden, d/o Warham.
7/8/1700, Auditor of VA, he wrote his will in Charles City, VA.
~1700, William, of Westover VA, petition to the King for a coat of arms. This petition established the family line back to Henry Le Byrd ( 11488).

iii. Thomas Bird, born ~1623 in England.
3/12/1708, Thomas died in Henrico Co., VA.

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