Margaret Bird (née Edwards)

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Joint owner of Kirkpatrick Pen in Westmoreland with her husband Thomas Bird. Kirkpatrick was previously the property of John Edwards who died in 1811.

  1. Thomas Bird, merchant, married Margaret Edwards, spinster, in Westmoreland 04/05/1814. John Edwards Bird, born 19/08/1816, son of Thomas Bird Esquire and of Margaret his wife, of Kirkpatrick, baptised 05/05/1816 in Westmoreland. Thomas Colerick Bird, same parents, born 03/04/1817 and baptised 22/03/1818 in Westmoreland. He married Ann Bradford in Leominster, Herefordshire, in 1843. In 1851 they were living in Newport, Shropshire, with his wife and four children. Penelope Margaret Bird, born 14/05/1819, same parents, baptised 26/04/1820 in Westmoreland. She married John Bateson in Bedford, England, in 1851.

  2. Possible baptism: Margaret and Catherine Mary, infant daughters of John and [blank] Edwards, baptised in Westmoreland 30/06/1797.

  3. Her father was probably the John Edwards Esquire who was buried in Westmoreland 07/02/1812.

  4. There is a probable match for Thomas and Margaret in the census of 1841 at Westbury on Trym, Gloucestershire: Thomas Bird, age 55, of independent means, living with Margaret Bird, age 40 and Edith Bird age 5, all born out of county. This could be the Edith E. Bird, age 15, born Savannah La Mar, Jamaica, one of six pupils at Priors Lee House in Shiffnal, Shropshire, in 1851; and also the Edith Edwards Bird, age 25, born Jamaica, a governess at Walton Grange, Gnosall, Staffordshire, in the 1861 census.


  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Marriages, 1837-1983 [database online]; 1851 census online.

  3., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  4. 1841, 1851, 1861 censuses online.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Thomas Bird
John Edwards (1816-), Thomas Colerick (1817-), Penelope Margaret (1819-), Edith Edwards (1836-)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - → Joint owner

Relationships (2)

Wife → Husband
Daughter → Father
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Addresses (1)

Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England