Ada Matilda Bird

(15 May 1835 - 15 September 1920)
     Ada Matilda Bird was commonly known as Matilda. She was born on 15 May 1835 in 2 Liverpool Street, Hyde Park, Sydney. She was the daughter of Isaac Bird and Isabella Tempest Paul. Ada Matilda Bird was christened on 22 March 1837 in St James, Sydney, NSW.
     Ada Matilda Bird was listed with Isabella Tempest Bird and Rosalie Bird on the passenger list of the "Emma" arriving at Sydney, New South Wales, on 20 January 1849. The brig "Emma" departed Hobart Town 14 July, carrying cabin passengers: Miss Bird, Miss Rosalie Bird, Miss A Bird, Miss Mary Rich, Master Harry Rich, arriving at Sydney from Hobart Town.
     Ada Matilda Bird married Alfred Elliott Bush in 1860 in Braidwood, New South Wales.
     Ada Matilda Bird was mentioned in the will of John Fairburn Isaac Bird dated October 1888.
     Ada died on 15 September 1920 in 154 Palace St, Petersham, New South Wales, aged 85. Sep 15 1920 at her residence, 154 Palace st, Petersham, Ada Matilda Bush, aged 84 years.
The Relatives and Friends of Mr and Mrs. WILLIAM WHITMARSH and Mrs. HEATH and FAMILY are kindly invited to ittend the Funeral of their late beloved MOTHER and GRANDMOTHER, Ada Matilda Bush ; to leave Wood Coffills Mortuary Chapel, George street, city, TOMORROW, FRIDAY, at 9 am for Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood. Funeral train llaves Petersliam station at 9.35 am.
A similar notice was inserted by The Frineds of Mr and Mrs F R Breading and family..

Children of Ada Matilda Bird and Alfred Elliott Bush

Alfred Herbert Bird

(1859 - 1874)
     Alfred Herbert Bird was born in 1859 in St Kilda, Victoria. He was the son of Alfred Paul Bird and Alethea Cole.
     Alfred died in 1874 in St Kilda, Victoria.

Alfred Paul Bird

(15 January 1833 - 19 December 1866)
     Alfred Paul Bird was born on 15 January 1833 en route to Australia in Isle de S. Paul, France. He was the son of Isaac Bird and Isabella Tempest Paul.
     Alfred Paul Bird and Isabella Tempest Bird, John Fairburn Isaac Bird, Rosalie Bird and William Henry Bird arrived with Isaac Bird and Isabella Tempest Paul on 21 March 1833 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Alfred Paul Bird was christened on 22 March 1837 in St James, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was baptised with his Paul cousins. Alfred was a policeman after August 1853, in Victoria. He joined the Victorian Police Force 28 Aug 1853 as constable, previously a farmer. Height 5' 7", eyes dark brown, hair black, dark complexion. Discharged 28th Oct 1856. Member of the Vic. Yeomanry Cavalry formed 1855. Photo in Argus 3 June 1939.
     Alfred Paul Bird travelled to New Zealand in 1856.
     Alfred Paul Bird married Alethea Cole, daughter of Edward Cole and Mary Harrison, on 25 January 1858 in Christ Church, St Kilda, Victoria. His occupation was "squatter" residing at St Kilda. Witnessed by their sibllings William Henry & Emily Bird.
     Alfred Paul Bird travelled to Queensland, in February 1861.
     Richard Hill wrote in Policing in NZ p. 693: On 1 April 1861, just prior to the discovery of gold in Otago, a sizeable section of that province comprising 1500 people had broken away to form Southland Province. …… State coercive power was needed in only the handful of towns, the biggest being the provincial capital, Invercargill, which boasted 400 people at the time of separation. ….
p. 695: “In late September (1861) the runholder-dominated government, concerned at the potential for disorder in town and country alike, decided to paramilitarise its force to some degree. ….it requested from the Victorian authorities the services of three constables. … The government, in the hope of a goldfields boom and certainly predicting an increasingly disorderly spill-over from across the border with Otago, asked that one of the men be able to undertake detective work and other two be capable of mounted duty.
.. In November (1861) it was learnt that Captain Standish had contracted for service in the Southland police a recently discharged detective,
Alfred P Bird. But despite the offer of a basic 8s 6d per day (0.85c), a high pay by Southland standards, together with the perquisites of free quarters, light, fuel and uniform, it was not until December that the Victorian Commissioner could locate two uniformed men willing to go to a non-goldfields province. …….”
p. 697 “ …. the government remained under constant scrutiny over its expenditure on coercive capacity,…”
“It had been assumed that the Victorian recruits would be single men, hence the offer of free accommodation. This was withdrawn for
Bird when he finally arrived with wife and family. Moreover the new constable was paid merely regular constables’ rates which, although recently increased to take account of the upswing in the economy, fell short of the 10s ($1.00 per day) which had been promised him in order to include extra expenses incurred as a consequence of detective work. After more than a year of fighting such attitudes, Bird was to resign. …..
     Alfred Paul Bird sent a letter dated 14 Sep 1865 or 66 to Alethea Cole. Letter from Alfred at Cromer Cottage to his wife Alethea: My dear Ally, I am in receipt of yours this morning saying that you intend to leave poor little Ted at Geelong with Nelly. It is certainly ........ of her to take charge of him but you must remember he has not cut his teeth yet and if anything happened to him during your absence and he so far distant you would never forgive yourself. All than.. to tell you is if you come home without him I shall go down and fetch him dont you believe that he shall be left it is hard enough to part with Bones let alone Master Ted. I dont know whether you know it abut I think a great deal of him and if I have got to mind him myself he shall come back so dont you come without him what was it Emily said in my letter she did not tell me. I am better today the Dr. told me that it was a slight inflamation but my appetite is not so good. I am very weak scarcely any strength in my body. Mary thinks of leaving here on Monday next for Queensland. All the rest of the folks are well here and desire to be kindly remembered to you all. Accept my best love and lots of kisses from your affectionate husband A P Bird. I command you to bring Ted leave him behind at your peril APB ..
     Alfred died on 19 December 1866 in Thomas St, Prahran, Victoria, aged 33. He was buried on 21 December 1866 in Church of England section of the St Kilda cemetery.
     His will was proved between 1867 and February 1867 at Victoria.

Children of Alfred Paul Bird and Alethea Cole

Alice Bird

(12 December 1853 - )
     Alice Bird was christened on 12 December 1853 in Woolpit, Suffolk. She was the daughter of William Bird and Harriet Bullett.

Allan Weston Bird

(1927 - 12 May 1965)
     Allan Weston Bird was born in 1927 in Tatura, Victoria. He was the son of James George Bird and Lily Florence Mackenzie.
     Allan was educated at Won Wron.
     Allan died of pneumonia on 12 May 1965 in 30 Carrington Street, Pascoe Vale, Victoria. He was buried on 15 May 1965 in Yarram. He was buried with Jas G Bird who was buried 2 Nov 1946, aged 88 of Yarram.

Amy Norma Bird

(28 January 1909 - )
     Amy Norma Bird married (?) Hooper. Amy Norma Bird was born on 28 January 1909 in Unley, South Australia. She was the daughter of Henry Arthur Bird and Amy Pope.

Augustus Frederick Bird

(9 June 1831 - before 9 July 1831)
     Augustus Frederick Bird was born on 9 June 1831 in Little James St, London. He was the son of Isaac Bird and Isabella Tempest Paul. Augustus Frederick Bird was christened on 20 June 1831 in St Pancras Church, Middlesex.
     Augustus died before 9 July 1831 in Little James St, London. He was buried on 9 July 1831 in St Andrew, Holborn.

Charles James Bird

(circa 1930 - August 1933)
     Charles James Bird was born circa 1930 in Victoria. He was the son of Hector Charles Bird and Elizabeth Ann Eastaway.
     Charles died in August 1933 in Yarram, Victoria. He was buried on 10 August 1933 in Yarram, Victoria.

Constance Nellie Alethea Bird

(13 May 1897 - )
     Constance Nellie Alethea Bird was born on 13 May 1897 in South Australia. She was the daughter of Henry Arthur Bird and Amy Pope.

Edward George Bird

(1 July 1865 - 10 June 1951)
     Edward George Bird was born on 1 July 1865 in Turakina, New Zealand. He was the son of Alfred Paul Bird and Alethea Cole.
     Edward George Bird married Mary Ann Bailey on 23 May 1895 in Ballarat, Victoria.
     Edward died on 10 June 1951 in Carlton North, Victoria, aged 85.

Children of Edward George Bird and Mary Ann Bailey

Edward Henry Bird

(31 December 1838 - 25 October 1839)
     Edward Henry Bird was born on 31 December 1838 in Liverpool St, Sydney, New South Wales. He was the son of Isaac Bird and Isabella Tempest Paul. Edward Henry Bird was christened on 19 January 1839 in St James, Sydney. Baptised Jan 19 1839, born 31 Dec 1838, Edward Henry, son of Isaac & Isabella Tempest Bird, of Liverpool St, "in the customs".
     Edward died on 25 October 1839 in Sydney, New South Wales. He was buried on 27 October 1839 in St Lawrence, Sydney. Edward Henry Bird of Liverpool St, died 25 Oct, buried 27 Oct, 10 months. Father, gent. deceased.

Edward Roy Bird

(29 January 1911 - )
     Edward Roy Bird was born on 29 January 1911 in South Yarra, Victoria. He was the son of Edward George Bird and Mary Ann Bailey.

Eleanore Constance Bird (Carey)

(1863 - 1951)
     Eleanore Constance Bird (Carey) was born in 1863 in Victoria. She was the daughter of Alfred Paul Bird and Alethea Cole.
     Eleanore died in 1951 in Malvern, Victoria.

Ellen Bird

(1 December 1851 - )
     Ellen Bird was christened on 1 December 1851 in Woolpit, Suffolk. She was the daughter of William Bird and Harriet Bullett.

Emily Bird

     Emily Bird married Henry Squirrell, son of Jonathan Squirrell and Diana Pung, on 8 October 1858 in Bildeston, Suffolk. Their children were Emma, Frederick, Charles William , Arthur, Albert, Marianne, Ellen, & Henry.

Emily Jane Bird

(1857 - before 1916)
     Emily Jane Bird was born in 1857 in Windsor, Victoria. She was the daughter of William Henry Bird and Emily Cole.
     Emily Jane Bird married Howard Norris in 1882 in Windsor, Victoria.
     Emily died before 1916.

Child of Emily Jane Bird and Howard Norris

Emma Bird

(June 1874 or September 1874 - 1952?)
     Emma Bird's birth was registered in the quarter ending in June 1874 or September 1874 in Hessett, Suffolk. She was the daughter of James Bird and Emily Scarfe.
     Emma Bird appeared on the 1881 census. Zachariah Scarfe 66 born Hessett, his son in law James Bird 32, born Hessett; daughter Emily Bird 33, born Hessett; grand son William Scarfe 12, born Hessett; grand daughter Emma Bird 6 born Hessett.
     Emma Bird married Herbert William Bullett, son of George Bullett and Amelia Nice, on 11 January 1901 in Hessett. Emma Bird was listed as James Bird's daughter in the 1901 census in Hessett, Suffolk.
     Emma Bird and Herbert William Bullett appeared on the 1911 census in the Green, Hessett, Suffolk. Herbert Bullett 33 , horseman on farm, wife Emma Bullett 37, children Dorothy Bullett 10, James Bullett 4 , Olive Bullett 4 months, all born at Hessett, married 10 years. Signed by Emma.
     Emma died in 1952? In Suffolk.

Children of Emma Bird and Herbert William Bullett

Ernest William! Bird

(1862 - 1866)
     Ernest William! Bird was born in 1862 in Richmond, Victoria. He was the son of William Henry Bird and Emily Cole.
     Ernest died in 1866 in Richmond, Victoria.

Frank Bird

(1898 - April 1978)
     Frank Bird was born in 1898 in Leongatha, Victoria. He was the son of James Bird and Ada Jane Cotterell.
     Frank died in April 1978 in Yarram, Victoria. He was buried on 14 April 1978 in Yarram, Victoria.

Frederick Arthur Bird

(1897 - )
     Frederick Arthur Bird was born in 1897 in Leongatha, Victoria. He was the son of James Bird and Ada Jane Cotterell.

Frederick L Bird

(26 November 1891 - )
     Fred had a daughter Jean who married Mark Abrams and lives in London with their daughter Sarah.. Frederick L Bird was born on 26 November 1891 in New York, New York, USA.
     Frederick L Bird married Edna Anna Trull, daughter of William Evans Trull and Adelin Grace Hunken, on 29 April 1933 in Redding Center, Connecticut, USA.

Harriet Bird

(7 March 1858 - )
     Harriet Bird was christened on 7 March 1858 in Woolpit, Suffolk. She was the daughter of William Bird and Harriet Bullett.

Hector Charles Bird

(1901 - before 4 August 1972)
     Hector Charles Bird was born in 1901 in Leongatha, Victoria. He was the son of James Bird and Ada Jane Cotterell.
     Hector Charles Bird married Elizabeth Ann Eastaway, daughter of William Norman Eastaway and Ann Maria Cocksedge, in June 1924 in Victoria. They had another four children including Kristine's mother..
     Hector was registered as a butcher at Yarram, on the 1949 electoral roll.
     Hector died before 4 August 1972 in Parkville, Victoria. He was buried on 4 August 1972 in Yarram, Victoria.

Child of Hector Charles Bird and Elizabeth Ann Eastaway

Helen Alethea Bird

(1916 - 1916)
     Helen died in 1916 in Richmond, Victoria. She was born in 1916 in Carlton, Victoria. She was the daughter of Sydney Clarence Bird and Stella Ada Brine.

Henry Bird

(7 March 1858 - )
     Henry Bird was christened on 7 March 1858 in Woolpit, Suffolk. He was the son of William Bird and Harriet Bullett.

Henry Bird

     He was a tanner of Brentford, Middlesex according to his son's Admission papers dated 2 March & 1 April 1802..

Child of Henry Bird

Henry Arthur Bird

(1861 - 6 May 1949)
     Henry Arthur Bird was born in 1861 in Windsor, Victoria. He was the son of Alfred Paul Bird and Alethea Cole.
     Henry Arthur Bird married Amy Pope on 11 August 1894 in Adelaide, South Australia. She was the daughter of John Pope. The marriage was at the residence of Hamlet Turner Parkside.
     Henry died on 6 May 1949 in Hawthorne, South Australia.

Children of Henry Arthur Bird and Amy Pope

Henry Edward Bird

(1859 - 4 May 1937)
     Henry Edward Bird was born in 1859 in Windsor, Victoria. He was the son of William Henry Bird and Emily Cole.
     Henry Edward Bird married Frances Emma Morris on 19 July 1884 in Launceston, Tasmania.
     In William Henry Bird's will dated 5 February 1907 in 48 Chapel St, Windsor, Victoria, Henry Edward Bird was named as executor and an heir of the estate. He and William Henry Bird were listed in a directory dated 1909 at 48 Chapel Street, Prahran. William H Bird and his brother Henry E Bird valuator, estate & financial agent were listed at 48 Chapel St Windsor, opposite station. Henry Edward Bird was listed in a directory dated between 1911 and 1918 at 54 Vine Street, Prahran. Henry was an estate agent. He was the informant at the death of William Henry Bird, on 19 January 1916. Henry Edward Bird was an executor of William Henry Bird's estate on 14 December 1916 in Victoria. Henry Edward Bird was listed in a directory dated between 1919 and 1935 at 115 Wellington St, Prahran. In 1935 Henry E 113 Wellington St Prahran, but not there 1936.
     Henry died on 4 May 1937 in St Kilda, Victoria.

Child of Henry Edward Bird and Frances Emma Morris

Herbert John Hosie Bird

(3 September 1895 - )
     Herbert John Hosie Bird was born on 3 September 1895 in South Australia. He was the son of Henry Arthur Bird and Amy Pope.

Isaac Bird

(between 1797 and 1798 - 19 December 1838)
     Isaac Bird was born between 1797 and 1798 in London, England. Being aged 40 at his death in Dec 1838 suggests a 1798 birth. The IGI shows an Isaac son of John & Sarah baptised 29 Mar 1797 at St Luke's Chelsea (the register provides no further information but an Isaac was buried there on 27 Nov 1802), or son of James & Mary bp 30 Jun 1799 at Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire, or son of Joshua & Mary (Milborne) baptised 30 Mar 1799 at Armathwaite, Cumberland.
As his eldest son was named John I lean towards the first family, but his maternal grandfather was also a John (Paul). Isaac was of the parish of Newington, Surrey which is south London when they married. John & Sarah of London also had the following issue : John bp 31 Aug 1794 at St Luke's, Thomas bap 7 Apr 1799 at St Luke's' William bap 28 June 1801 at St Luke's. A John Bird married Sarah Maria Jones 25 June 1792 at St Dunstan, Stepney, another? John Bird married Sarah Styles 23 Sep 1793 at St Leonards Shoreditch.
A John & Sarah (Applegard) married 15 Oct 1780 at St Leonard's Shoreditch. He was christened on 29 March 1797 in St Luke, Chelsea, London. There is no evidence to support this baptism (son of John & Sarah), just a likely date, but another Isaac born about the same time was still in England in the censuses..
     An Isack Bird was listed as a freeholder with a house and land in Globe Lane, Mile End in the 1820 electoral roll, but this seems unlikely. In the 1822 Pigot's directory of Gloucestershire, he was listed as Isaac Bird, Globe-road, Mile-end, Brick and tile maker, in the London section. He was also listed in the 1825 Pigot's directory.
     Isaac Bird married Isabella Tempest Paul, daughter of John Paul and Tempest Margaret Hughes, on 31 March 1822 in St Mary, Newington, Surrey, England.
     Isaac was a merchant, living at Apollo Buildings, Walworth in the parish of Newington in 1823 when their son John Fairburn Isaac was baptised by Rev C J Blenham, curate. Between 1825 & 1830 their children were baptised at St Pancras Old church London, the address in 1825 was Great Queen St. which is in either the parish of St Margaret Westminster or in St Giles in the Fields whose registers have not been deposited.
     Isaac Bird lived at the Apollo Buildings, Walworth, Newington, Surrey, November 1823. He was listed in a directory dated 1826 as The Pigot's directory for 1826 listed an Isaac Bird, fruiterer & confectioner at Harrow..
     Isaac Bird lived at Southampton Terrace, Waterloo Town, Middlesex, June 1827. At his daughter Rosalie's baptism, they were living at Southampton Tce which is at the end of Winchester St, Waterloo Town near Bethnal Green. He was described as a merchant. He was listed in a directory dated 1827 at London. In the 1827 Pigots London directory two Isaac Birds were listed - Cabinet maker & appraiser, 4 Bedford Place, Commercial Rd East; Brick & tile maker, Globe Rd, Mile End. Neither seem likely to be "our" Isaac..
     Isaac Bird lived at Little James St, Camden, London, 1831.
     Isaac Bird and Isabella Tempest Paul arrived per "Gulnare" on 21 March 1833 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Isaac Bird, merchant and Isabella his wife, with 2 daughters and 2 sons under 12, departed London 25 October 1832 for Sydney via Hobart as cabin passengers, their son Alfred Paul being born en route 15 Jan 1833 at the Isle de St Paul. Isaac Bird was listed in a directory dated 1833 as Isaac Bird at 2 Liverpool St, Hyde Park, Sydney.
     In 1833 one convict was assigned to Isaac Bird, residence George St, Sydney. He was listed in a directory dated 1834 as Isaac Bird at Kent St, Sydney.
     On 22 August 1834 he signed a call for a land revenue meeting. He was also listed 22 July 1834 as a signatory requesteing a meetig re the sale of waste lands..
     In 1835 he was a signatory to immigrants petition (also John Bird). He was listed in a directory dated 1835 as Isaac Bird at York Street, Sydney. On 24 April of that year & at that address he was assigned a convict silk weaver.
     In 1836 he was a signatory to an immigrant petition.
     Isaac Bird was employed by the Customs Department in January 1836, Sydney. On Jan 5 1836 he was appointed 3rd locker Customs Dept. at a salary of 130 pounds. On May 1 1837 he was appointed 2nd locker salary £150; Sep 1 appointed 3rd locker salary £130. On Oct 11 1838 he was appointed 2nd locker at a salary of £150. All appointments by the Governor.
     Isaac Bird: I am an officer of the Customs, and was employed last Feb. as locker at defendant's stores and received three case of segars, on the 10th of that month; I saw the contents of one case when Mr Garling was inspecting them; it appeared to be wet; when they were place in the store and knowing there was no roof I directed the cooper to place slanting boards over them to off the wet, and examined them every morning along with the cooper..... He was listed in a directory dated 1836 as a grocer at Sydney.
     Isaac Bird and Isabella Tempest Paul lived at Sydney, 22 March 1837. In Dec 1837 he had two assigned convicts: Mary Nicholls aged 23 7 William Swaube aged 30.
     He was named as Isaac Bird, Customs, in a list of the principal inhabitants of the colony proclaiming the succession of Queen Victoria in the second supplement to the NSW Government gazette of Wednesday Oct 25, 1837.
     On Dec 5 1837 the Australian newspaper reported that he attended a levee.
     Isaac died on 19 December 1838 in Hyde Park, Sydney, New South Wales. On the 19th inst, at this residence Hyde Park, after a painful illness, Mr Isaac Bird, late of H M Customs.. He was buried in Devonshire St cemetery, Sydney. Isaac Bird, aged 40. His grave was removed to Bunnerong cemetery at La Perouse. He was listed in a directory dated 1839 as Isaac Bird at Liverpool St East, Sydney. He was described as the parent of Edward Henry Bird at his burial. Edward Henry Bird of Liverpool St, died 25 Oct, buried 27 Oct, 10 months. Father, gent. deceased.

Children of Isaac Bird and Isabella Tempest Paul