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BIRD family interest
« on: Sunday 21 March 21 01:26 GMT (UK) »
Henry Walter BIRD,
 BORN 1849, Lancashire, England. Perhaps to parents Henry Bird and Elizabeth- died 11 Nov 1935,86 years old, Petford, North Queensland and buried within The Pioneer cemetery at Mareeba, Constin Street together with his wife Mary.
MARRIED Mary Ellen Kenely (McKinley) No further information on the marriage.
DIED 14 Sept 1951, aged 89 years, which gives birth date approx 1862.
ISUUE, five children: Annie Evelyn 1891-1961, Walter Frederick 1893-1938, William Tasman 1902-1946, Harold Walter "Harry" 1907-1966, Ruby Edith- no details.
Trying to find further details on the family back from Henry Walter Bird. Who his family where and how they came to Autralia etc.
Any help or suggestions welcomed to help further this research.
Thank You
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Re: BIRD family interest
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 21 March 21 01:46 GMT (UK) »
There is this interesting notice - is it your Henry Walter BIRD in 1897?

"Missing Friends.
BIRD. HENRY WALTER BIRD left England about 14 years ago for Australia, last heard of in Georgetown, Queensland. His wife is anxious for news of his whereabouts. If not heard from in three months I intend to marry again. Address Mrs. Mary Ann Bird, c/o Mr. H. Middleton, 4 Old-Sowcester-rd, Cotton End, Northampton, England."
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71289114

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Re: BIRD family interest
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 21 March 21 01:51 GMT (UK) »
Henry Walter BIRD,
 BORN 1849, Lancashire, England. Perhaps to parents Henry Bird and Elizabeth- died 11 Nov 1935,86 years old,

Obituaries for him at the time say he was 77 when he died?
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article41714260


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Re: BIRD family interest
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 21 March 21 02:01 GMT (UK) »
If age 77 is correct, so born c1858, there is a marriage for a Henry Walter BIRD (23, All Sints, Northampton) and Mary Ann HOLT (24, Far Cotton, Northampton) on 28 July 1880 at Hardingstone. (His father: John BIRD, farmer, her's John HOLT [his name is crossed out], grocer.)

Then there is an immigration record for a Henry BIRD age 25 (born c 1858) on the Roma to Townsville, Queensland arriving 26 April 1883. This would fit with the notice above.

Where do you have his birth in 1849, Lancashire? I notice that the index of his death registration in Qld has no parent's names included.

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Re: BIRD family interest
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 21 March 21 02:10 GMT (UK) »
The registered children of Mary Ellen have the appearance of being illegitimate.  If you are also looking for information about her then one of the birth certificates will give you an age and place of birth.  You probably need to be careful with who fathered each of the children.

Debra  :)

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Re: BIRD family interest
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 21 March 21 02:42 GMT (UK) »
QLD state archives has a mining lease:
MINING LEASE / MAREEBA / Henry Walter BIRD / Tenure Number ML 004812 (PART A) - Previous Tenure Number ML1580MARE (DME 006740)
Milligan - Jardine Glencross Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark Faulds Cuthbertson Bryson Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale Cater Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland)

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Re: BIRD family interest
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 21 March 21 02:55 GMT (UK) »
Thank You for the replys to my query.
It sure sounds like Walter Henry Bird in the Missing Friends notice.
The age 77 is correct for the obituary, as he died from a spider bite.
This perhaps fits with the suggestion that it would appear Mary Ellen children are illegitimate.
Certificates no doubt will confirm.
I agree the immigration record sounds to be a fit.
Another researcher, again no certificates.
The mining lease was this at Wolfram Camp? or just as stated
Regards
Jill
Wells-Eaglesfield,Dumfrieshire
Carlyle -Eaglesfield,Dumfrieshire
Underwood - Ruthwell,Dumfrieshire
Grierson - Ruthwell,Dumfrishire
O'Halloran- Limerick
Bryan (O'Brien)Limerick
Hawks/Hawkes - Staffordshire, England
Badgery - Staffordshire, England
Davis- Cork- Ireland
Neville - Ireland
O'Toole - Limerick

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Re: BIRD family interest
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 21 March 21 03:23 GMT (UK) »
In the 1881 census at Hardingstone has:
Henry BIRD   23    Moira, Leicestershire  (quarryman)
Anne              24   Hardingstone
RG11/1541 pg18

In 1891, Mary Anne is with her father in Hardingstone at Cotton End
John HOLT      77   Stratton   (retired grocer)
Mary A BIRD  35  Cotton End   (grocer)
John                 9
George             8
RG12/1192 pg4

The birth registrations of the children can be found on the GRO with mother's maiden name HOLT:
Dec qtr 1882   George Holt BIRD  Hardingstone (3b/37)
Jun qtr 1881   John Earl BIRD       Hardingstone (3b/42)

This looks like a probable birth then for Henry Walter BIRD -
Mar qtr 1858  Henry Walter BIRD   Ashby de la Zouch (7a/92) mmn PARKER

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Re: BIRD family interest
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 21 March 21 03:27 GMT (UK) »
And on 15 March 1897 Mary Ann BIRD (39, widow, father - John HOLT, deceased grocer) married Harry MIDDLETON (37, batchelor, railway servant) at Moulton.