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Families covered: Bird of Broxton

Ormerod identifies this family's coat of arms as "Argent, a cross patonce Gules, between four martlets of the second a canton Azure" which, apart from its omitting "of the second", is also given in Visitation (1613). It appears that this family was connected to those on Bird03.
Richard Le Bird
m. Marie de Bontishall (dau of Henry de Bontishall)
1. David Le Bird
  A. Hugh Le Bird of Broxton (a 1338)
  m. Agnes de Bickerton (a 1329, dau of William de Bickerton or Beckerton)
  i. David Le Bird of Broxton (a 1338, 1364)
  m. Mabell de Broxton (a 1338, sister/coheir of Henry de Broxton, dau of Thomas?)
  a. Hugh Le Bird (a 1369, 2nd son?)
  m. Alice Bulkeley (dau/coheir of Peter Bulkeley of Broxton)
  (1) David Le Bird 'of Broxton'
(A) John Le Bird of Broxton (a 1406)
  (i) Henry Bird of Broxton (a 1468)
  (a) John Bird
  ((1)) Thomas Bird of Broxton (a 1527)
  m. Margaret Dod (dau of William Dod of Broxton)
  ((A)) Peter Bird of Broxton (d before 1528) - continued below
  m. Anne Clive (dau of James Clive of Huxley)
(B) Maud de Bird possibly of this generation
  m. Thomas Dod of Edge
  b.+ other issue - John, Thomas
  ii. John Le Bird
  a. Margery Bird
  m. (after 1369) Roger Bulkeley (son of Peter by Nichola Bird)
  iii.+ other issue - Richard, William
B. Uchtred Le/De Bird connected to David above by dotted line
  i. David Bird (a c1331)
  ii. Thomas Bird 'of Wore' of Broxton (a 1333)
  m. _ de Halghton (dau/heir of William de Halghton)
  a. Nichola Bird
  m1. Peter Bulkeley (son of Robert of Bulkeley)
  m2. David Dod of Smith's Pentrey in Broxton (son of John)
2. Hugh Le Bird



Peter Bird of Broxton (d before 1528) - continued above
m. Anne Clive (dau of James Clive of Huxley)
1. George Bird of Broxton (a 1560)
  m. Elizabeth Dod (dau of David Dod of Edge)
  A. Thomas Bird of Broxton (a 1564)
  m. Jane Bulkeley (a 1564, dau of Ralph Bulkeley of Halghton (Randall Bulkley of Haughton))
  i. Richard Bird of Broxton (bur 19.08.1632)
  m. Mary Robinson (dau of John Robinson of Steele)
a. Richard Bird of Broxton (b c1596, d 1640)
  m. (c07.1620) Sarah Wright (dau of Rev. William Wright of Waverton)
  (1) George Bird of Broxton (b c1624, d 31.12.1702)
  m1. (c08.1641) Ellen Adlington (bur 22.05.1644, dau of Hugh Adlington of Adlington)
  (A) Ellen Bird (d infant)
  m2. Elizabeth Dod (dau of Thomas Dod of Hampton and/or Passall in Shocklach)
  (B) Elizabeth Bird (b c1649, a 1702)
  m. (sp) Hugh Hamnett of Handley mentioned on Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 3, p448)
  m3. Martha Dutton (b c1632, d 31.12.1701, dau of Peter Dutton of Hatton/Dutton)
  (C) George Bird of Broxton (b c1660, dsp bur 07.09.1723, 2nd son?)
  m. Anne Whitmore of Barrhill (b 1658-9, d 16.07.1718)
  (D) Martha Bird (a 1664, d before 1702)
  Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 3, p448) suggests that it was Martha, not her half-sister Elizabeth, who married ...
  m. William Glegg of Whitby
  (i) William Glegg of Broxton (a 1724) had issue
  (E)+ other issue - Dutton (dvpsp), Richard (dvpsp), Edward (bpt 05.03.1666, dvpsp), Charles (b c1669, dsp 05.01.1724), Katherine, Margaret, Hannah (dsp before 1702), Sarah (b 10.06.1657, dsp bur 19.10.1657), 5 others (dsp)
  (2) Richard Bird (bur 1654)
  (3) Anne Bird
  m. (20.11.1653) Richard Davenport of Nantwich
  b. Catherine Bird
  m. Thomas Orton of Broxton
  c. Frances Bird
  m. George Starkey of Royals Green

Main source(s): Ormerod (Cheshire, vol 2, p371, 'Bird of Broxton'), Visitation (Cheshire, 1613 & 1663, 'Bird of Broxton')
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