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John Bird, Goldsmith of London

Also Known As: "John Thomas Bird", "Thomas Byrd"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: London, Middlesex , England
Death: Died in City of London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Bird, Vintner of London and Elizabeth Bird
Husband of Grace Byrd and Grace Elizabeth Stegge
Father of William Evelyn Byrd, of Westover; Elizabeth Byrd; Thomas Byrd, Sr.; Sarah Robinson; Grace Stegge Richards and 2 others
Brother of Thomas Bird and William Byrd, "of Martin's Brandon", Surry

Occupation: Goldsmith
Managed by: Angus Wood-Salomon
Last Updated:

About John Bird, Goldsmith of London

John Bird, b: 1620 Cheshire, London, England, also died in there in 1677. He never immigrated to the Virginia Colony. He never changed his surname from Byrd to Bird. He was a goldsmith, having apprenticed with John Trevillian. John was socially considered, at best, middle class. He died 1677. His wife, Grace Stegge, died in 1688 in London.

John married Elizabeth (LNU) and to this union at least 2 children were born: William and Thomas, who both immigrated to VA. William was the elder son and inherited much property from his Uncle Thomas Stegge. He became quite properous in Indian trading and later tobacco plantations. Thomas, not having inherited any land in Virginia, remained in England until after the death of his first wife and child in 1691-92; he then immigrate to what is now Henrico Co., VA and married a second time.

JOHN BYRD/Burde/Bird was the second son of THOMAS BYRD of London and ELIZABETH BYRD (cousins).


Spouse: Grace Elizabeth Stegge Byrd (1625 - 1690)


Children: William Evelyn Byrd (1652 - 1704) and Thomas Byrd (1654 - 1710).

Find A Grave Memorial# 43313563 - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43313563

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John Bird, Goldsmith of London's Timeline

1620
1620
London, Middlesex , England
1651
1651
Age 31
New York, United States
1651
Age 31
London, England
1652
1652
Age 32
London, Middlesex, England
1652
Age 32
Edmonton, Middlesex, , England
1654
1654
Age 34
City of London, England
1659
1659
Age 39
London, Middlesex, England
1660
1660
Age 40
London, Middlesex , England
1667
1667
Age 47
London, Middlesex, , England
1677
1677
Age 57
City of London, Middlesex, England