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Percy Hyde Bird[1]

Male 1883 - 1939


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  • Born  6 May 1883  Fairlight, Cadington Road, Surbiton Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1901  Living at Chestham House with Eliza Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Possessions  1911  56 Brunswick Place Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation  1913  Poultry farmer Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Possessions  1917  42 Golders Green Crescent, Golders Green Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Possessions  1926  6 Willifield Way, Golders Green, Hendon Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation  1939  Hotel Proprietor Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  4 Feb 1939  Washington Hotel, St Pauls Road, Portsmouth South Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Carsonova of liver & primary growth on stomach 
    Probate  15 Mar 1939  £2, 803 9s 10d administration to Marjorie Bird & Anthony Bird Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MDCL  Informant : G.C.O'Connor (present at death) - 48 Henley Road, Southsea  [1
    Person ID  I0423  The Bird Tree
    Last Modified  10 May 2013 

    Father  Henry Ross Bird,   b. 18 Jan 1854, Chessington, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1926, Kenmore, 36 Upper Avenue, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Louisa Maria Pim Wareham,   b. 25 Jun 1858, 12 Macelsfield Street, St Anne Soho, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1931, Kenmore, 36 Upper Avenue, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  9 Oct 1879  St Paul's Church, Hook, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F143  Group Sheet

    Family  Marjorie Benson,   b. 14 Apr 1884, St George's Terrace, Kensington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1961, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Jun 1911  St Patrick's Church, Hove, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Derek Gordon Ross Bird,   b. 12 Jun 1913, Horton Hall, Beeding, Steyning West Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1989, Royal Star & Garter Home, Kingston, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anthony Cole Bird,   b. 26 Apr 1917, 42 Golders Green Crescent, Golders Green, Hendon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1974, Basingstoke, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Living
    Family ID  F031  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Ceylon - George Bird
    Ceylon - George Bird
    George Bird, the Ceylon coffee plantation owner.
    Clearing land for coffee plantations.jpg
    Clearing land for coffee plantations.jpg
    Ceylon - George Bird plaque
    Ceylon - George Bird plaque
    A plaque in Kandy celebrating pioneers of coffee plantations including George Bird the father of coffee plantations in Ceylon.
    Ceylon Coffee
    Ceylon Coffee
    Drawing showing the clearing of land for coffee plantations
    Bird - Major Percy Bird
    Bird - Major Percy Bird
    My grandfather in his uniform
    Percy Hyde Bird
    Percy Hyde Bird
    Literally, Percy's dying wishes put in writing.
    38 Bensham Manor Road, Thornton Heath
    38 Bensham Manor Road, Thornton Heath
    Where Percy Bird and his mother were living in 1891 with George Wareham.
    Percy Ross Bird
    Percy Ross Bird
    A mysterious letter giving details of an alias for Percy.

    Histories

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    Chestham Park
    Chestham Park
    The manor house at Chestham Park was purchased by John Coveney around 1874 and then left to his nephew, Henry Ross, whose widow, Eliza Bird, lived there until her death in 1904.
    Henry Ross Bird (1854 - 1926)
    Henry Ross Bird (1854 - 1926)
    This is the story of my great grandfather. There are more questions than answers at the moment but all will become clear one day !
    Nina Bird (nee St Paul) (about 1855 - 1935)
    Nina Bird (nee St Paul) (about 1855 - 1935)
    Nina was married to George Coveney Bird (1851 - 1930). Remembering they had no children, this is an extract from her Will dated 5th September 1933.

    Nina Mabel Foley Bird (nee St Paul) (about 1855 - 1935)
    Nina Mabel Foley Bird (nee St Paul) (about 1855 - 1935)
    Nina’s Will throws up some interesting questions relating to the ownership of The Rhodrons, why Leslie and not Percy benefited from her estate and the Everdon connection which comes up again, coincidentally this time, I think.
    The Ceylon Connection ?
    The Ceylon Connection ?
    My Mother told me, on more than one occasion, that Percy Hyde BIRD, my grandfather, owned a tea plantation in Ceylon, although on another occasion he was described as a tea planter. I have therefore been intrigued to find out if the family had some connection to George BIRD, the father of coffee plantations in Ceylon and responsible for the earliest known use of Tamil labour on the island.
    Percy Hyde Bird
    Percy Hyde Bird
    Percy, my grandfather, was born on 6th May 1883 at 'Fairlight', Cadogan Road, Kingston, Surrey. He liked to be referred to as “The Major”.


  • Sources 
    1. [S02340] sues family.FTW.
      Date of Import: 25 May 2007