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Hi all,

I am looking for possible descendants of 2 brothers.
One of them was Charles Grey Bird (1831 - 1918), the other James Pidding Bird (1833 - 1917).
Both were born in England, probably in Hampshire or the vicinity of London.
Around 1852 they travelled with their father, Henry Bird, to Australia.
The father returned to England about a decade later. C.G. Bird remained in Melbourne, J.P. Bird continued his travelling to New Zealand. Both died in these countries.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
You can mail me at hans_renette at hotmail dot com

Kind regards,

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on 2013-07-28 04:44:03

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by Aleeyne on 2013-08-25 22:18:43

Look for Nick BIRD in NSW - he has written books and is a keen genealogist - he I am sure will be able to help you. Google for him. bluebirdbooks@bigpond.com His Ancestor family includes Thornton, Wilberforce, Sumner, Gambier, Bird, Shepheard, Alston, Pym.
STAINFORTH. A River of Recollections and Biographies, ISBN 9780975204740

He is in Sydney, NSW,Australia.

by tonkin on 2013-08-26 03:37:10


Groom: Charles Grey BIRD.
Bride: Anastasia HAYES.
Year married: 1865.
Place: Victoria, Australia.
Ref: VMI #538.


Name: Charles Grey BIRD.
Died: 1917 Fitzroy North, Victoria.
Age: 86 years.
Parents: Henry BIRD & Mary Ellen BAKER.
Ref: VDI #8460.


Name: Anastasia Maria BIRD.
Died: 1932 Fitzroy North, Victoria.
Age: 84 years.
Parents: unknown HAYES & Margaret MCNAMARA.

I have not located any children for Charles and Anastasia to date.

by tonkin on 2013-08-26 22:57:41

The name James Pidding BIRD does not come up in the New Zealand marriage records, and the name does not come up in the birth records for any children. If James married and had children in New Zealand his second given name of Pidding was not recorded, but it was for his death.


Name: James Pidding BIRD.
Died: 1917 New Zealand.
Age: 88 years.
Ref: NZ Deaths Online. Reg #1917/5853.

Note. James brother, Charles Grey BIRD, also died in 1917 and not 1918 as you mentioned in your post.

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