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John Bird
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Birth: 1620
Cheshire, England
Death: 1677
Greater London, England

Married to Grace Elizabeth Stegge,
about 1651
London, England
Children: William and Thomas, both
came to VA.

John was a London goldsmith,
apprenticeship with John Trevillian.
William was the elder son and having
inherited much property from his Uncle
Thomas Stegge, became quite properous
in Indian trading and later tobacco
plantations. He became known as
William I of Westover, owning a great
plantation at Richmond. William married
Maria or Mary Horsmanden, and son and
grandson William II and III followed
prior to Thomas Taylor Byrd,
who was the ancestor of Admiral Richard
Evelyn Byrd and Senators Harry Flood Byrd
and Harry Flood Byrd, Jr.
Thomas, not having inherited any land
in Virginia remained in England until
after the death of his first wife and
child in 1691-92, then coming to Virginia
he married a second time after 1693 and
lived in Henrico Co., VA.
John Byrd, was the second son of
Thomas Byrd of London and Elizabeth Byrd,
a cousin, was his wife.
John Burde. or Bird, goldsmith, 1668 is
recorded as having been a maker of maser
bowls, St. Giles, Cripplegate, had an
interesting example inscribed with his
name as the maker.

Family links: 
  Grace Elizabeth Stegge Byrd (1625 - 1690)
  William Evelyn Byrd (1652 - 1704)*
  Thomas Byrd (1654 - 1710)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: RF
Record added: Oct 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43313563

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