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Thomas Bird, Vintner of London

Nicknames: "William Thomas Bird", "William Byrd"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Brexton, Chesire, England
Death: Died in City of London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Le Bird and Alice Le Bird
Husband of Elizabeth Burge
Father of John Bird, Goldsmith of London; Thomas Bird and William Byrd, "of Martin's Brandon", Surry

Occupation: Vintner
Managed by: Private User
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About Thomas Bird, Vintner of London

Thomas Bird, Vintner of London, was born 1602 in Brexton, Cheshire, England and died 1625 in London, England.

  • Parents: Thomas Le Bird (c 1580-) & Ales Palyn (c 1580-)

Married 

  1.  On 18 Sep 1617 at St. Andrew by the Wardrobe, London, England  to his first cousin Elizabeth Bird, daughter of John Bird (c 1570-) & Elizabeth Burgh.

3 known children;

  1. William Bird (b. c1619-). Married Hannah Grendon Jennings (widow); 1 child
  2. John Byrd (b. 1620 - ). Married Grace Stegge, step-sister to William's wife Hannah; 7 children
  3. Thomas Byrd (b. c1621 -)

Notes

  • Residence: Jeweler/Vintner Co,London,England 
  • Census: Lawson Letter has him as Wm. Thomas 
  • Occupation: 1608 apprenticed to Henry Sacheverall-vintner 
  • Occupation: 1616 admitted in the Freedom of the Vintner's Company
  • Occupation: Vintner; unbound to freedom 7/3/1616

Didn't have time to sell much wine, he died at the age of 23.

"Although, well-off and respectable, the Birds were considered hopelessly middle class. William [his son] knew that the rigid heirarchy of 17th century England would be difficult to climb up if he remained in London ... so he sailed to America at the age of 17 in the rough winter."

Links

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Thomas Bird, Vintner of London's Timeline

1589
February 21, 1589
Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
1602
1602
Brexton, Chesire, England
1620
1620
Age 18
London, Middlesex , England
1621
1621
Age 19
1622
June 17, 1622
Age 20
London, Middlesex, Greater London, United Kingdom
1625
1625
Age 23
City of London, Middlesex, England
1884
February 5, 1884
Age 23
February 5, 1884
Age 23
February 5, 1884
Age 23
February 8, 1884
Age 23