'Bird03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Burde (Bird) of Chester, Bird of Clopton, Bird of Crew(e), Bird of Yowley

Visitation identifies this family's coat of arms as "Per pale Argent and Or, an eagle displayed Sable".
Randoll Bird of Yowley by Mallpas
m. Anne Merbury (dau of Thomas Merbury of Merbury)
1. Richard Bird of Yowley
  m. _ Damport of Henbury
  A. Richard Bird of Yowley
  m. _ Hocknell (dau/heir of _ Hocknell of Duddon)
  i. John Bird of Yowley
The Harleian editor shows that this generation is given by Harl. 1505 but not by Harl 1424.
  m. Mary Chantrell (dau of Wiliam Chantrell of the Baits)
  a. John Bird of Yowley
  m. Anne Delves (dau of John Delves of Delves Hall)
  (1) John Bird of Yowley
  m. Anne
  (A) Jane Bird
  m. John Norbury of Frodesham
  (2) Thomas Bird of Crew
  m. _ Crew (dau/heir of Jenken Crew)
  (A) John Bird of Crew
m. Alice Yardley of Calcote
  (i) John Bird of Crew
  m1. (div) _ Bostock (dau of Robert Bostock)
  m2. Jone Tayler (dau of John Tayler of Shocklach)
  (a) Anne (Agnes) Bird
  m1/2. John Stringer of Farnton (a 1574)
  m2/1. Robert Madock
  (3) Richard Bird of Ightfield
  (A) Robert Bird
  (i) Edward Bird
  (a)+ issue - John (a 1574), Robert



(1) Visitation identifies this family's coat of arms as quartered with Q1 & Q4 being "Argent, a cross flory between four martlets Gules, a canton Azure", which is possibly the same as that shown for the family on Bird02, Q3 being "Per pale Argent and Or, an eagle displayed Sable", which is the same as that shown for the family above, and Q4. another (Massy?).
(2) ## Possibly connected to the John Bird de Cherleton who married Katherine de Mallpas was ...
Randoll Delbird of Charlton or Chorley
1. Ralfe de Bird
  m. Mary Hunton (dau/heir of John Hunton)
  A. William Delbird of Chorleton
  m. Margery
  i. Thomas Delbird 'of Clopton'
m. Alice Rode (dau/heir of John Rode)
  a. Thomas Bird of Clopton
  m. Ann Rosingreve (dau/heir of Richard Rosingreve)
  (1) Roger Bird of Clopton
  m. Margaret Dodd (dau of Thomas Dodd of Broxton)
  (A) Robert Bird of Clopton
  m. Alice Joans (a 1574, dau of Edward Joans of Chester)
  (i)+ issue - Edward, Robert, Alice, Mary, Elizabeth, Jone, Margaret
  (2) Hugh Bird of Bradford, Wiltshire
  m. Alice Horton of Wiltshire
(A) William Bird of London
  m. Mirabell Rivett of Suffolk
  (i) Thomas Bird (dsp)
  m. _ Colt
  (ii) William Bird of Denston, Suffolk
  m. Frances Maynard (widow of Walter Roberts of Kent)
  (iii) Mirabell Bird
  m. _ Cradock
  (iv) Judith Bird
m. _ Roberts
  (v) Susan Bird
  m. _ Higham
(vi) Anne Bird
  m. _ Wingfeild
  (vii)+ other issue - Walter, Francis, Alice, Katherine
  (3) Anne Bird
  m. John Aldersey of Spurstow (d 1528)
  (4) Mabell Bird
  m. _ Tatton
  b. Robert Bird of Hatfeld
  m1. Maud Done (dau of John Done of Flaxyards)
  (1) Maud Bird
m. John Brassy or Bressy of Tiverton (Terton)
  (A) John Bressy of Tiverton
  m2. Katherine Brereton
  (2) Anne Bird
  m. _ Hocknell of Duddon
  c. Richard Bird of Tiveton
  m. Elenor Bostock (dau of John Bostock of Huxley)
  d. Elenor Bird (Delbird)
  m. John Cotegreve of Stubbs
  e. Anne Bird
  m. John Massy of Coddington
  B. Johanna Delbird possibly fits here
  m. Robert de Aldersey of Middle Aldersey



Visitation identifies this family's coat of arms as "Argent, on a cross flory between four martlets Gules, a martlet Or; a canon Azure, charged with a crescent for difference, Gold".
William Burde, Mayor of Chester (a 1557)
m. Jane Norley (dau of Raffe Norley of Eccleston)
1. William Burde, Mayor of Chester (a 1580)
  m1. Katherine Shawe (dau of Randulphe Shawe of Warington)
  A. John Burde, Mayor of Liverpool (a 1590)
  m. Margaret Seacome (dau of WIlliam Seacome of Liverpool)
  i.+ "many children"
  B. Richard Burde (d unm?)
  C. Jane Burde
  m. Hamnett Moore of Chester
  D. daughter
  m. John Battriche of Chester
m2. Ellyn Smythe (dau of Thomas Smythe, Mayor of Chester)
  E. Thomas Burde (Bird)
  Visitation (Cheshire, 1580) reports that Thomas had issue. We speculate that this was the Thomas Bird, alderman of Chester, who is shown by Visitation (Foster (1887), Middlesex, 1663, 'Bird of London') as having the following family.
  m. Ellen Sharpe (dau of _ Sharpe of Neston)
  i. Richard Bird, Mayor of Chester (b 1593-4, d 02.04.1684)
  m. (c10.1626) Elizabeth Drinkwater (dau of Peter Drinkwater, alderman of Chester)
  a. William Bird of London & Hackney
  m. Elizabeth Bushell (dau of Edward Bushell of London)
  (1)+ issue (a 1634) - William (b c1661), Grace (b c1663)
  b.+ other issue - Thomas, Richard
  F. Ellyne Burde
  m. Robert Jones (son/heir of William of Chester)
  m3. (sp) Katherine Massye (dau of Richard Massye of Aldeford, sister of Richard & aunt of the wife of Peter, son/heir of John Dutton of Dutton)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, 'Bird of Yowley and Bird of Crew')
(2) For middle section : Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, 'Bird of Clopton')
(3) For lower section : Visitation (Cheshire, 1580 (in Appendix), 'Bird of Chester') with input as reported above
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