Lydia Besse1

Marriage*7 July 1748She married Samuel Leonard of Bridgewater, son of Josiah Leonard and Abigail Washburn, on 7 July 1748 in Wareham, Plymouth County.1

Family

Samuel Leonard b. s 1720

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 245. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Thankful Besse1

Marriage*22 November 1744She married Nathan Leonard of Bridgewater, son of Josiah Leonard and Abigail Washburn, on 22 November 1744 in Wareham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Nathan Leonard b. s 1722
Child1.Sarah Leonard3 b. 23 Apr 1756

Citations

  1. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume 2, page 244. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  2. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 12, Francis Cooke (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008), Person No. 227, Abigail Washburn, pages 247-248. Hereinafter cited as Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five).
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume 1, page 214.

Mary Bessee1

Marriage*17 March 1757She married Simeon Hayward, son of Nathaniel Hayward and Mary Harvey, on 17 March 1757 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,1,3
Relocation*Mary and Simeon Hayward moved away from Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2

Citations

  1. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater (Denver, Colorado: P.D. Hayward, 1985), Author stated in his Preface that this book is his third compilation on the Haywards and that most of the data he obtained from previously published sources. He warned that there are undoubtedly many errors, some of which may invalidate entire sections, page 4. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 176. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Maude B. Best1,2

b. 1870, d. 27 July 1954
Birth*1870Maude B. Best was born in 1870 in Waterloo, DeKalb County, Indiana.1,3
Marriage*14 May 1891She married George W. Stricker on 14 May 1891 in Hennepin County, Minnesota.1,2
(Wife) Death20 December 1939Maude became a widow when George W. Stricker died on 20 December 1939 at age 75.4
Death*27 July 1954She died on 27 July 1954 at about age 843
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Section 23, Lot 168, Grave 5, of Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis.3,4

Family

George W. Stricker b. 15 Oct 1864, d. 20 Dec 1939
Child1.James B. Stricker+1,2 b. 30 Nov 1897, d. 13 Nov 1987

Citations

  1. [S1710] Washington, U.S., Marriage Records, 1854-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 June 1923 by the pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA, of J B Stricker of Saul Centre, Sterns County, Minnesota, age 25, retail building material, born about 1898 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, son of George W. Stricker, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Maude Best, born Waterloo, Indiana, married Marjorie V Heaton of Spokane, Washington, age 25, teaching, daughter of William D. Heaton, born Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and Nellie Duncan, born Macomb, Illinois, referencing Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington, Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013. Hereinafter cited as Washington, U.S., Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  2. [S2067] Web: Minnesota, Marriages from the Minnesota Official Marriage System, 1850-2019, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of George W. Stricker and Maude B. Best on 14 May 1891 in Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA, citing certificate# 500470, Minnesota Association of County Officers, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Minnesota Official Marriage System. Hereinafter cited as Web: Minnesota, Marriages from the Minnesota Official Marriage System, 1850-2019.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Maude Stricker, Memorial# 131701289. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George W. Stricker, Memorial# 131701284.

Ida Belle Betz1

b. 28 March 1859, d. 21 February 1938
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Jeremiah Betz2
Mother*Sarah Stewart2
Birth*28 March 1859Ida Belle Betz was born on 28 March 1859 in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio.3
Name-SpellingsThe BETZ surname found in our research was also spelled Bates.3
Marriage*25 September 1877She married first William E. Harris on 25 September 1877 in Columbiana County.4
(Wife) Death30 January 1889Ida became a widow when William E. Harris died on 30 January 1889 at age 33.5
Marriage*7 November 1899She married second, as his second wife, George Heaton, son of Samuel Heaton and Catherine Werick, on 7 November 1899 in Columbiana County, Ohio.1,2
Death*21 February 1938She died on 21 February 1938 in Leetonia, Columbiana County, at age 783
Burial* and was buried in Franklin Square Cemetery, Franklin Square, Columbiana County.3

Family 1

William E. Harris b. 21 Dec 1855, d. 30 Jan 1889

Family 2

George Heaton b. 31 Jan 1847, d. 26 Jun 1926

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 668. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of George Heaton, son of Samuel Heaton and Catherine "Werick", and Ida Harris, daughter of Jeremiah Bates and Sarah Stewart, on 7 November 1899 in Columbiana County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000927775. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ida Belle (Betz (Bates)) Harris Heaton, Memorial# 64931015. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William E Harris and Ida B Betz on 25 September 1877 in Columbiana County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000927769.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Evvert Harris, Memorial# 81156871.

Jeremiah Betz1

Name-SpellingsHe was also found in our research with his name spelled Jeremiah Bates.2
Marriage*4 March 1852He married Sarah Stewart on 4 March 1852 in Columbiana County, Ohio.3,1

Family

Sarah Stewart
Child1.Ida Belle Betz1 b. 28 Mar 1859, d. 21 Feb 1938

Citations

  1. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of George Heaton, son of Samuel Heaton and Catherine "Werick", and Ida Harris, daughter of Jeremiah Bates and Sarah Stewart, on 7 November 1899 in Columbiana County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000927775. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ida Belle (Betz (Bates)) Harris Heaton, Memorial# 64931015. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Jeramiah Bates and Sarah Stewart on 4 March 1852 in Columbiana County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000927767.

Mary Bevan1

Marriage*She married Alexander Slator of Whitehill, County Longford in Ireland.1
Residence*Mary and Alexander Slator lived at Whitehill, County Longford.1,2

Family

Alexander Slator b. 1707, d. 1772
Children1.Anne Slator+1 d. 6 Jan 1816
2.Mary Slator+3

Citations

  1. [S1402] Interviews and emails exchanged between Michael Walsh (Michael Walsh, The Great House, Llanddewi Rydderch, Monmouthshire, Wales NP79UY), and LHB, on various dates. LHB Computer Files (Summerlin, Nevada), email dated 10 February 2014.
  2. [S1458] The lands of Whitehill in County Longford Ireland, 1832, a photograph of an original survey map, with a huge thank you for sharing to Michael Walsh (The Great House, Llanddewi Rydderch, Monmouthshire, Wales).
  3. [S1402] Interviews and emails, Michael Walsh, on various dates, email dated 29 June 2015, Graydon and Slator.

Catherine Bewighouse1

b. 10 December 1834, d. 9 May 1886
Father*John Bewighouse2,1 b. 27 Dec 1800, d. 22 Sep 1890
Mother*Esther Krout Leatherman3,1 b. 21 Oct 1806, d. 15 Dec 1880
Birth*10 December 1834Catherine Bewighouse was born on 10 December 1834 in Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*She married Isaac Fretz Myers, son of Samuel Garges Myers and Susannah Fretz.1,4
Census US 1870*14 July 1870Catherine and Isaac Fretz Myers were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 14 July 1870 in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Isaac was 39 years of age and a miller with a personal estate valued at $500, and Catherine was 34 years of age, keeping house and had a personal estate valued at $150. The Myers first child, Susan, had been born in March and was recorded as two months old. Also residing in the Myers household were Isaac's bachelor brother John, and their niece Catherine M. Histand, whose parents were both deceased. John Myers was 37 years of age and an engineer with a personal estate valued at $500, and their niece Catherine was 18 years old and worked as a seamstress. Isaac and John's parents, Susannah and Samuel Garges Myers, were enumerated in the previous household on the census page.5
Death*9 May 1886She died on 9 May 1886 at age 511
Burial* and was buried with her husband's parents in Section B, Row 9 of Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,6,7

Family

Isaac Fretz Myers b. 23 Feb 1831, d. 31 Jan 1905
Children1.Susan B. Myers8 b. 2 Mar 1869, d. 15 Jan 1936
2.Ellwood B. Myers9 b. 1872, d. 1954

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Catharine (Bewighouse) Myers, Memorial# 106345832. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Bewighouse, Memorial# 51709480.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Esther Krout (Leatherman) Bewighouse, Memorial# 51709501.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Isaac Fretz Myers, Memorial# 106345818.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Catherine Myers, Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1313; Page: 202A; Family History Library Film: 552812. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susannah (Fretz) Myers, Memorial# 106345800.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Garges Myers, Memorial# 106345790.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susan B. Myers, Memorial# 20630766.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ellwood B. Myers, Memorial# 20630754.

John Bewighouse1

b. 27 December 1800, d. 22 September 1890
Birth*27 December 1800John Bewighouse was born on 27 December 1800.1
Marriage*He married Esther Krout Leatherman.2,1
(Husband) Death15 December 1880John became a widower when Esther Krout (Leatherman) Bewighouse died on 15 December 1880 at age 74.2
Death*22 September 1890He died on 22 September 1890 at age 891
Burial* and was buried in Deep Run Mennonite Church East Cemetery, Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Esther Krout Leatherman b. 21 Oct 1806, d. 15 Dec 1880
Children1.Maria Leatherman Bewighouse+1,3 b. 25 Aug 1825, d. 27 Oct 1907
2.Catherine Bewighouse+1,4 b. 10 Dec 1834, d. 9 May 1886

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Bewighouse, Memorial# 51709480. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Esther Krout (Leatherman) Bewighouse, Memorial# 51709501.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Maria Leatherman (Bewighouse) Beidler, Memorial# 51606154.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Catharine (Bewighouse) Myers, Memorial# 106345832.

Maria Leatherman Bewighouse1

b. 25 August 1825, d. 27 October 1907
Father*John Bewighouse2,1 b. 27 Dec 1800, d. 22 Sep 1890
Mother*Esther Krout Leatherman3,1 b. 21 Oct 1806, d. 15 Dec 1880
Birth*25 August 1825Maria Leatherman Bewighouse was born on 25 August 1825.1
Marriage*She married Joseph Beidler.1,4
Death*27 October 1907She died on 27 October 1907 at age 821
Burial* and was buried in Deep Run Mennonite Church East Cemetery, Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Joseph Beidler b. 12 Jul 1821, d. 28 Oct 1908
Child1.Anna Eliza Beidler1 b. 1854, d. 3 Nov 1917

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Maria Leatherman (Bewighouse) Beidler, Memorial# 51606154. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Bewighouse, Memorial# 51709480.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Esther Krout (Leatherman) Bewighouse, Memorial# 51709501.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Beidler, Memorial# 51606138.

Alice Bicknell1

Marriage*She married Richard Rockwood.1

Family

Richard Rockwood
Child1.Lydia Rockwood+2,1 d. 3 Mar 1675/76

Citations

  1. [S442] Oliver Ray Pardo, "The Families of Ray Benson Pardo and Viola Berliot Stevens", 28 December 1996 (Port Orchard, Washington). . Hereinafter cited as "The Families of Pardo and Stevens."
  2. [S1256] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., and his descendants : also John Adams of Cambridge, Mass., 1632-1897, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Rutland, Vermont: published by the author; The Tuttle Company, Printers, 1898), page 7. Hereinafter cited as Henry Adams of Braintree and John Adams of Cambridge.

Ann Bicknell1

Marriage*She married Benjamin White.1

Family

Benjamin White
Child1.Abigail White1 b. 31 Mar 1739, d. 28 Jun 1785

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Hannah Bicknell1

Marriage*She married Benjamin Shaw.1

Family

Benjamin Shaw
Child1.Abigail Shaw+1 b. 1707, d. 26 Feb 1793

Citations

  1. [S1140] Elisha Clarke Leonard, James Leonard of Taunton, ironmaster. In four volumes: Volume 1, 1st-5th generations, Volume 2, 6th generation, Volume 3, 7th generation, Volume 4, 8th generation. James Leonard was born in England and came to America about 1660 settling in Massachusetts where he was an ironworker. He may have worked at the iron works at Jamestown before it was destroyed. He married twice and had 4 children. Information on many of his descendants to the 8th generation is included in these volumes. Descendants live throughout the United States especially in New England. Includes index: page 56; FHL Film# 1598012, Items 7-10, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as James Leonard of Taunton, Massachusetts, ironmaster.

Hannah Billings1

Marriage*15 June 1725She married Jonathan Nutting, son of Jonathan Nutting and Elizabeth ______, on 15 June 1725 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Residence*They settled in Wrentham, Suffolk County.2

Family

Jonathan Nutting d. b 1735
Children1.Elizabeth Nutting2 b. 12 Jul 1726, d. 22 Dec 1825
2.Hannah Nutting2 b. 17 Sep 1728

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, Volume 1, page 268. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S1245] Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: H.O. Houghton and Company, 1877), Nutting Family, pages 615-616. Hereinafter cited as History of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Moses Billings1

(Appraiser) Administration3 October 1787 On 3 October 1787, changes were made in the administration on the estate of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell. The original Executor, Simon Tufts Esq., had died, and Judge Oliver Prescott, Judge of Probate and Wills in Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), appointed his widow, Elizabeth (Hall) Tufts, to succeed her deceased husband as Administrator of Turell's unfinished probate. On the same date, Judge Prescott, who had been appointed to the position following the death of Judge Winthrop in 1779, ordered John Brooks Esq., Ebenezer Hall and Moses Billings to complete another inventory and appraise the estate, according to their best skill and judgment, in lawful money of the Commonwealth.1

Citations

  1. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Lydia Billington1

b. 1677, d. 22 September 1716
Birth*1677Lydia Billington was born in 1677 in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).
Marriage*circa 1698She married Deacon John Washburn circa 1698.1
Death*22 September 1716She died on 22 September 1716 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).

Family

Deacon John Washburn b. c 1672, d. 27 Jun 1750

Citations

  1. [S744] Maltby Family Genealogy Website, online at http://home.earthlink.net/~jamaltby1/index.html. Compiled by John A. Maltby of Redwood City, California, who we believe has presented his own research; the website contains thorough source information and appears to be an excellent resource for the Massachusetts Colony Washburn Family History. The website includes additional family lines as well. Regarding the Washburns, the only family line on the website reviewed by this researcher, much of the information presented appears to be in line with information already obtained and is believed to be accurate. For that reason, additional information obtained only from the Maltby Family Genealogy website has been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as the Maltby Family Genealogy Website.

Mary Billington1

Marriage*She married Elnathan Wood, son of Abiel Wood and Abijah Bowen.1

Family

Elnathan Wood
Child1.Judith Wood+1 b. 11 Apr 1728, d. 20 Nov 1811

Citations

  1. [S744] Maltby Family Genealogy Website, online at http://home.earthlink.net/~jamaltby1/index.html, citing Mayflower Families Five Generations: Billington, page 63. Compiled by John A. Maltby of Redwood City, California, who we believe has presented his own research; the website contains thorough source information and appears to be an excellent resource for the Massachusetts Colony Washburn Family History. The website includes additional family lines as well. Regarding the Washburns, the only family line on the website reviewed by this researcher, much of the information presented appears to be in line with information already obtained and is believed to be accurate. For that reason, additional information obtained only from the Maltby Family Genealogy website has been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as the Maltby Family Genealogy Website.

Anna Bird1

b. 13 February 1864, d. 31 December 1918
Father*Craig R. Bird2,3 b. Feb 1836
Mother*Martha Hancock2,3 b. Oct 1844
Birth*13 February 1864Anna Bird was born on 13 February 1864 in Plumsted, Ocean County, New Jersey.4,1,3
Marriage*1917She married, as his third wife, Walter W. Allison, son of Thomas Allison and Mary Forsburg, in 1917 in New Jersey.1,5,6
Residence*After their marriage, Anna and Walter continued to live in Walter's home at 12 West Rockland Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.3
Death*31 December 1918She died of breast cancer on 31 December 1918 in her home at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at about age 541,3,6
Burial* and was buried in Hatboro Cemetery, Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. A gravestone in the cemetery memorializes Walter Allison and his three wives, Hannah McDonald, Lucy Heaton and Anna Bird.6,3

Family

Walter W. Allison b. 1 May 1855, d. 27 May 1934

Citations

  1. [S1865] New Jersey, Marriage Index, 1901-2016, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Anna F Bird, maiden name Bird, and Walter W Allison in 1917 in New Jersey, USA, citing certificate# 01353. Hereinafter cited as New Jersey, Marriage Index, 1901-2016.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Craig R. and Martha Bird, Bordentown Ward 1, Burlington, New Jersey; Page: 14; Enumeration District: 0004; FHL microfilm: 1240956. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Mrs. Anna Bird Allison, certificate# 196345, of 12 West Rockland Street, Philadelphia, age 54, born on 1864 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died of carcinoma of the right breast on 31 December 1918 at her home in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Craig R Bird and Martha Hancock, (transcribed by Ancestry as "Hamock"), informant Walter W. Allison of 12 West Rockland Street, burial in Hatboro Cemetery, Hatboro. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.
  4. [S1851] New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Anna F Bird on 13 February 1864 at Plumsted, Ocean County, New Jersey, child of Craig Bird and Martha Bird, referencing FHL Film# 584577. Hereinafter cited as New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Walter W Allison, Memorial# 18489909, with a photo of the gravestone memorializing him and his three wives, Hannah, Lucy and Anna. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Anna Bird Allison, Memorial# 18489871, with a photo of the gravestone memorializing her husband and his three wives, Hannah, Lucy and Anna.

Craig R. Bird1

b. February 1836
Birth*February 1836Craig R. Bird was born in February 1836 in New Jersey.1
Marriage*1862He married Martha Hancock about 1862.2,1

Family

Martha Hancock b. Oct 1844
Child1.Anna Bird1,2 b. 13 Feb 1864, d. 31 Dec 1918

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Craig R. and Martha Bird, Bordentown Ward 1, Burlington, New Jersey; Page: 14; Enumeration District: 0004; FHL microfilm: 1240956. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Mrs. Anna Bird Allison, certificate# 196345, of 12 West Rockland Street, Philadelphia, age 54, born on 1864 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died of carcinoma of the right breast on 31 December 1918 at her home in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Craig R Bird and Martha Hancock, (transcribed by Ancestry as "Hamock"), informant Walter W. Allison of 12 West Rockland Street, burial in Hatboro Cemetery, Hatboro. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.

William Sherman Birge1

b. 10 October 1866, d. 12 December 1956
Birth*10 October 1866William Sherman Birge was born on 10 October 1866.1,2,3
Marriage*20 February 1889He married Mildred Ptomey, daughter of Nelson Ptomey and Martha Ann Weldon, on 20 February 1889 in Marion County, Illinois.4,5,2
(Husband) Death2 September 1954William became a widower when Mildred (Ptomey) Birge died on 2 September 1954 at age 85.6,5
Death*12 December 1956He died on 12 December 1956 at age 901,3,2
Burial* and was buried in Lot 34, Range 21, Grave 1 of Elmwood Cemetery, Centralia, Marion County, Illinois.2

Family

Mildred Ptomey b. 10 Jun 1869, d. 2 Sep 1954

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nelson Ptomey, Memorial# 19697316. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Sherman Birge, Memorial# 75489362.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mildred "Millie" (Ptomey) Birge, Memorial# 75489362.
  4. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William S. Birge and Mildred Ptomey on 20 February 1889 in Marion County, referencing FHL film# 001010516. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mildred "Millie" (Ptomey) Birge, Memorial# 75489694.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha Ann (Weldon) Ptomey, Memorial# 75488803.

Agnes Lynch Birmingham1

b. 4 March 1866, d. 1914
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of John Hinds
Great-grandniece of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Edmund Lynch Birmingham1 b. bt 1815 - 1816, d. 28 Aug 1879
Mother*Jane Hinds1 b. 1833
Birth*4 March 1866Agnes Lynch Birmingham was born on 4 March 1866 in her parents' home on Green Street, Parsonstown, Kings County, Ireland.1,2
(Daughter) Residence1875Agnes is believed to have been with her parents when they moved their family closer to her grandfather, Thomas Hinds, in County Galway about 1875. Her grandfather had retired to Spring Lodge on Circular Road in Upper Dangan. The Birminghams lived near Newcastle, on the same road at different ends. They were about 2 kilometers apart.3
(Daughter) Emigration21 December 1882Agnes sailed from London with her mother and sister on the ship "Chimborazo" and arrived in Victoria, Australia, on 21 December 1882. Agnes was age 16, her sister Matilda was recorded as 24, although she was actually 27, and her mother was 48.4,5
Marriage*1884She married Henry McDonald in 1884 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.4,6
Occupation*Her occupation was recorded as "domestic duties" when she was listed on the Electoral Rolls of 1913.7,8
Residence*1913Agnes and Henry McDonald appeared on the Electoral Rolls of 1913 at 3 Turner Street, Redfern District, Sydney, New South Wales. Also in residence at that address in 1913 were the couple's daughter Rebecca and Agnes's mother Jane Birmingham.8,7
Death*1914She died in 1914 in New South Wales, Australia, at about age 48.9,10

Citations

  1. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", dated 21 June 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address); page 5 of 23, citing the civil record of her birth at www.irishgenealogy.ie with the notation that she was indexed as "Agnes LYNCH". Hereinafter cited as "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families."
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth of Agnes Birmingham on 4 March 1866 in her parents' home on Green Street, Parsonstown, Kings County, daughter of Edmund Lynch Birmingham, gauger, and Jane (Hinds) Birmingham, registered on 15 March 1866 in the registration district of Parsonstown, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", pages 12 and 21 of 23, describing the location of Spring Lodge and the area where Thomas Hinds and Edmund Lynch Birmingham lived in County Galway.
  4. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 22 of 23, citing www.ancestry.com.
  5. [S1782] Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923, online at www.ancestry.com, Jane Birmingham, age 24, Matilda Birmingham, age 24, and Agnes Birmingham, age 17, departed from London on the ship Chimborazo and arrived in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia on 21 December 1882. Hereinafter cited as Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923.
  6. [S1783] Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Henry McDonald and Agnes L. Birmingham in 1884 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950.
  7. [S1785] Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980, online at www.ancestry.com, listing Jane Birmingham, retired, on page 10, Agnes McDonald, domestic duties, on page 82, Henry McDonald, labourer, on page 83, and Rebecca McDonald, machinist, on page 83, all residing at 3 Turner Street in Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980.
  8. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 23 of 23, citing www.ancestry.com, Electoral Rolls of 1913, Jane Birmingham, retired, on page 10, Agnes McDonald, domestic duties, on page 82, Henry McDonald, labourer, on page 83, and Rebecca McDonald, machinist, on page 83, all residing at 3 Turner Street in Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  9. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 22 of 23, citing www.ancestry.com, death of Agnes McDonald in 1914 in New South Wales, Australia, registered in Redfern, New South Wales, registration number 5449.
  10. [S1784] Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985, online at www.ancestry.com, death registration of the death of Agnes McDonald in New South Wales in 1914, daughter of Edmund L. and Jane; registered in Redfern, New South Wales, registration number 5449. Hereinafter cited as Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985.

Edmund Hinds Birmingham1

b. 1864, d. 24 January 1875
Relationships5th great-grandson of John Hinds
Great-grandnephew of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Edmund Lynch Birmingham1 b. bt 1815 - 1816, d. 28 Aug 1879
Mother*Jane Hinds1 b. 1833
Birth*1864Edmund Hinds Birmingham was born about 1864 in Ireland1
Death*24 January 1875 and died on 24 January 1875 on Nun's Island, County Galway, at age 10.1

Citations

  1. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", dated 21 June 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address); page 7 of 23, citing a civil registration record of his death on 24 January 1875 at age 10 viewed at the General Register Office in Dublin. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families."

Edmund Lynch Birmingham1

b. between 1815 and 1816, d. 28 August 1879
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Thomas Lynch Birmingham2
Birth*between 1815 and 1816Edmund Lynch Birmingham was born between 1815 and 1816.1,3,4
Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the BIRMINGHAM surname found, especially in earlier years in our research, was Bermingham.5,2,3
Occupation*At the time of his marriage, Edmund was a revenue officer with the title of Officer of Inland Revenue in Newry, County Down. His future father-in-law, Thomas Hinds, was a Supervisor of Inland Revenue, also in Newry.6,7
Marriage*8 June 1854He married Jane Hinds, daughter of Thomas Hinds and Martha McKiernan, on 8 June 1854 in St. Mary's, Newry, County Down, Ireland. Witnesses to their marriage were Jane's brother, John, and Margaret Murtagh.

The author of "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham" reported finding three different transcriptions of Edmund's and Jane's marriage. One recorded their Church of Ireland marriage, one their Roman Catholic marriage, and the third the civil registration of their marriage, and that all the transcriptions recorded the same date and place of their marriage. The author also reported that each transcription of the marriage record revealed some additional information, and recommended www.RootsIreland.ie as a particularly helpful source for anyone who might seek to verify and confirm the records. He also explained that it was not unusual at that time for Catholic’s in service of the crown, for example police, army, or revenue, to marry in a Church of Ireland service as it was the only Civil Recognized marriage and any benefits which might accrue to the marriage would be given only if the marriage were a civil marriage. The requirement for civil recognition is still required in 2019 but now Roman Catholic marriages have Civil Recognition.8,6,9,1,3,4
Residence*The couple resided in Newry.10
Occupation1862Edmund's name appeared as E. L. Birmingham in the in the official directory of the Inland Revenue Service in 1862 and 1863. He was listed under Divisions each year and his official station was reported as "Ballyg'y", which we suspect may indicate that he was at Ballygally, County Clare.11
Occupation24 February 1864A news article regarding the Inland Revenue Service published on 24 February 1864 reported that Mr. Edmund Lynch Birmingham, Officer of Aughnacloy Division, Newry Collection had been appointed Officer of Birr Division, Birr Collection. Edmund replaced Mr. Hazlet Irvine who was appointed Officer of Wexford 4th Division, Wexford Collection.12
Residence1866When their daughter Agnes was born in 1866, Jane and Edmund resided on Green Street, Parsonstown, Kings County.13,14
OccupationEdmund was working as a gauger which was a customs official who measured the capacity of imported barrels of liquor in order to calculate the customs duty. A more extensive definition of a gauger was a surveying officer under the customs, excise, and internal revenue laws, appointed to examine all tuns, pipes, hogsheads, barrels and tierces of wine, oil, and other liquids, and to give them a mark of allowance, as containing lawful measure. There were also private gaugers in large seaport towns, who were licensed by government to perform the same duties.13,14,15,16
Occupation1874 In 1874, he was working as an Inland Revenue Officer on Nun's Island, County Galway.17
Residence1875Jane and Edmund moved their family closer to Jane's father in County Galway, probably after the deaths of their sons and near the time of Edmund's retirement about 1875, and settled very close to Jane's father, Thomas Hinds, who had retired to Spring Lodge on Circular Road in Upper Dangan. The Birminghams lived near Newcastle, on the same road as Jane's father at different ends. They were about 2 kilometers apart.18
Residence1879 In 1879, Edmund and Jane Birmingham lived in Newcastle, County Galway.19
OccupationEdmund was a retired Inland Revenue Officer.19
Death*28 August 1879He died of heart disease on 28 August 1879 in Newcastle, County Galway, at age 64. His wife Jane was present at his death.20,19

Family

Jane Hinds b. 1833
Children1.Thomas Lynch Birmingham21 b. 1855, d. 11 Dec 1874
2.Matilda Mary Birmingham22 b. 9 Sep 1855
3.Edmund Hinds Birmingham23 b. 1864, d. 24 Jan 1875
4.Agnes Lynch Birmingham+13 b. 4 Mar 1866, d. 1914

Citations

  1. [S1749] Ireland, Select Marriages, 1619-1898, online at www.ancestry.com, citing FHL Film# 101359, Reference ID# 2:3DPW9M9. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Select Marriages, 1619-1898.
  2. [S1775] Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage of Edmund Lynch "Bermingham", age 38, son of Thomas Lynch "Bermingham", and Jane Hinds, age 21, daughter of Thomas Hinds, on 08 June 1854 at Newry, County Down, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898.
  3. [S1775] Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage of Edmund Lynch Bermingham, age 38, son of Thomas Lynch Bermingham, and Jane Hinds, age 21, daughter of Thomas Hinds, on 08 June 1854 at Newry, County Down, Ireland.
  4. [S1525] Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage of Edmund Lynch "Berningham", age 38, son of Thomas Lynch "Berningham", and Jane Hinds, age 21, daughter of Thomas Hinds, on 08 June 1854 at Newry, County Down, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958.
  5. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", dated 21 June 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address); page 3 of 23, citing www.rootsireland.ie and three different transcriptions of his 1854 marriage; in the Roman Catholic church transcription, his name was Edmond Lynch Bermingham, in the Church of Ireland church transcription, his name was Edward Lynch Bermingham, and in the church transcription of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Newry, his name was Edmund L. Bermingham. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families."
  6. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 3 of 23, citing www.rootsireland.ie; Church of Ireland marriage record of Edmund L. "Bermingham" of Newry, Officer of Inland Revenue, son of Thomas L. Bermingham, gentleman, and Jane Hinds of Newry, daughter of Thomas Hinds, Supervisor of Inland Revenue, on 08 June 1854 in St. Mary's Church, Newry, County Down, by Daniel Bagot.
  7. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 3 of 23, citing Church of Ireland marriage record of Edmund Lynch "Bermingham" of Newry, a revenue officer, age 38, bachelor, son of Thomas Lynch Bermingham, gentleman, and Jane Hinds of Newry, age 21, spinster, daughter of Thomas Hinds, revenue officer, on 08 June 1854 at St. Mary's Newry, County Down, by licence by the Reverend D. Bagot.
  8. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 3 of 23, citing a Church of Ireland marriage record of Edmund Lynch "Bermingham" of Newry, a revenue officer, age 38, bachelor, son of Thomas Lynch Bermingham, gentleman, and Jane Hinds of Newry, age 21, spinster, daughter of Thomas Hinds, revenue officer, on 08 June 1854 at St. Mary's Newry, County Down, by licence by the Reverend D. Bagot.
  9. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 3 of 23, citing www.rootsireland.ie; Roman Catholic Church marriage record of Edmund Lynch "Bermingham", bachelor, and Jane Hinds, spinster, on 08 June 1854 in Newry and Mourne, County Down.
  10. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 3 of 23, citing www.rootsireland.ie; Church record, Church of Ireland marriage of Edmund L. "Bermingham" of Newry, Officer of Inland Revenue, son of Thomas L. Bermingham, gentleman, and Jane Hinds of Newry, daughter of Thomas Hinds, Supervisor of Inland Revenue, on 08 June 1854 in St. Mary's Church, Newry, County Down, by Daniel Bagot.
  11. [S1780] Ireland Inland Revenue Service, Loftus's Inland Revenue Almanac and Official Directory for the years 1861- 1864, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (London, England: William R. Loftus, 1861-1864), page 121 in 1862 and page 120 in 1863. Hereinafter cited as Loftus's Inland Revenue Almanac and Official Directory for the years 1861-1864.
  12. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 5 of 23, citing the Civil Service Gazette and reported in King's Chronicle on Wednesday, 24 February 1864 on page 3, column 4, and noting that the King's Chronicle was a local newspaper for King's County (which is now County Offaly) published in Birr (which was also known as Parsonstown).
  13. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 5 of 23, citing the civil record of her birth at www.irishgenealogy.ie with the notation that she was indexed as "Agnes LYNCH."
  14. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth of Agnes Birmingham on 4 March 1866 in her parents' home on Green Street, Parsonstown, Kings County, daughter of Edmund Lynch Birmingham, gauger, and Jane (Hinds) Birmingham, registered on 15 March 1866 in the registration district of Parsonstown, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  15. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 5 of 23, citing the definition of the "gauger" occupation found on Old Jobs at http://sites.rootsweb.com/~usgwkidz/oldjobs.htm
  16. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 5 of 23, citing the definition of the "gauger" occupation found on The Law Dictionary https://thelawdictionary.org/gauger/
  17. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 7 of 23, citing a civil registration record of his son Edmund's death on 24 January 1875 at age 10 viewed at the General Register Office in Dublin.
  18. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", pages 12 and 21 of 23, describing the location of Spring Lodge and the area where Thomas Hinds and Edmund Lynch Birmingham lived in County Galway.
  19. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, death of Edmund Bermingham of Newcastle, County Galway, married, age 64, retired Inland Revenue Officer, heart disease, uncertified, no medical attendant, Jane Bermingham of Newcastle was present at his death which was registered on 29 September 1879 in the registration district of Galway, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  20. [S1776] Transcriptions of Irish Deaths 1864 - 1958, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, civil death registration of Edmund Bermingham, age 64, whose death was registered between July and September 1879 in County Galway. Hereinafter cited as Transcriptions of Irish Deaths 1864 - 1958.
  21. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 6 of 23, citing a Roman Catholic record of his baptism.
  22. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 8 of 23, citing a Roman Catholic record of her baptism on 9 September 1855 at the National Library of Ireland online at Catholic Parish Records at the NLI on microfilm# 05502/2 for Newry, https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000633289#page/76/…
  23. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 7 of 23, citing a civil registration record of his death on 24 January 1875 at age 10 viewed at the General Register Office in Dublin.

Matilda Mary Birmingham1

b. 9 September 1855
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of John Hinds
Great-grandniece of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Descendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Edmund Lynch Birmingham1 b. bt 1815 - 1816, d. 28 Aug 1879
Mother*Jane Hinds1 b. 1833
Baptism*9 September 1855Matilda Mary Birmingham was baptized on 9 September 1855 in the Parish Church of Newry, Newry, County Down. Her sponsor was Sara Rigney.1
Marriage*2 May 1873She may have married John J. O'Rorke, son of Thady Rorke and Eleanor Boyd, on 2 May 1873 in the Carmelite Church of St. Theresa, Clarendon Street, Dublin.

It's a long story... John J. O'Rorke went missing from his family that same year and has not been heard from, or sighted, since. The descendants of his siblings have wondered about him in each generation, and speculated about the many roads his life may have taken. A confusing side-note is that, until recently, these descendants believed their ancestors’ surname had always been “O’Rorke”. Current research, however, indicates the family’s surname was consistently “Rorke” until about 1910 when the branch of one of John's brothers began spelling it “O’Rorke”. Family stories about the missing John Joseph included the rumor that while he was away at school studying medicine at what was then Queen’s College Galway and is now the National University of Ireland, Galway, he was alleged to have met a young girl named Birmingham Lynch or Lynch Birmingham with whom he eloped and disappeared.

Patrick Hume, a descendant of John Joseph's brother Michael, decided to try to answer his family's many questions and end the speculation. “Among the family”, Patrick recalled, “John's marriage was always spoken of as a type of concealed, hurried, romantic, clandestine affair of a young student and a schoolgirl.” All very hush-hush. Most in the family believe that John and his young wife separated soon after they married. Speculations about John’s marriage have now traveled down through four generations of Rorkes. “Perhaps the Lynch Birmingham family disapproved of the marriage and/or the Rorke family found John's abandonment of his studies, at minimum, unacceptable.”

Patrick was excited to find the name of John J. O'Rorke in an announcement of his marriage in The Galway Express newspaper of 10 May 1873. John was reported in the newspaper to have married Matilda Mary Birmingham, daughter of Edmund Lynch Birmingham and Jane Hinds on 2 May 1873 in the Carmelite Church of St. Theresa, Clarendon Street, Dublin. John, who was 21 years of age, was described as a bachelor and a medical student living in Galway, the son of Thady O'Rorke. Matilda was 17 years, 8 months of age and described as a spinster daughter of E. L. Birmingham of Galway. John and Matilda were reported to have been married by Martin L. Murphy, O.D.C., a member of the Order of Discalced Carmelites. This is believed to be the first instance of anyone in the Rorke family changing the spelling of their surname from Rorke to O'Rorke.

A newspaper announcement, however, is not an official document. Patrick has still not found any actual proof of the marriage in a church record, or at the General Registrar's Office in Dublin, and can’t help wondering, “Was there really a marriage?” He is searching for the facts, and has other questions. Why would they marry in Dublin when both John and Matilda were living in County Galway? (Her parents were in County Galway and his were in County Roscommon.) Did they elope without their parents’ knowledge? Whom did they tell? Why would they marry so young and while they were still in school? Was it a rushed marriage? Were their parents involved? Who signed approval for the underage Matilda to marry? Was there a child?2,3,4
(Wife) Brick Wall ResearchIt was at this stage in his research that Patrick found Matilda Birmingham's mother, Jane Hinds, on our website. He contacted us, hoping we might know something about Matilda’s missing husband, John Joseph Rorke. Unfortunately, we didn’t. His research project, though, is such a disturbingly perfect Brick Wall, complete with an actual missing person, we were “hooked” and wanted to help.

Working with Patrick, we learned that, although John Joseph disappeared forever after their marriage, Matilda did not. In 1882, using her maiden name, she immigrated to Australia with her widowed mother and sister. We wonder if she had been living with her parents again in County Galway – and, if so, for how long.5,4
(Daughter) Residence1875An unmarried Matilda is believed to have been with her parents when they moved their family closer to her grandfather, Thomas Hinds, in County Galway about 1875. Her grandfather had retired to Spring Lodge on Circular Road in Upper Dangan. The Birminghams lived near Newcastle, on the same road at different ends. They were about 2 kilometers apart.6
(Daughter) Emigration21 December 1882Matilda sailed from London with her mother and sister on the ship "Chimborazo" and arrived in Victoria, Australia, on 21 December 1882. Matilda's age was recorded as 24, although she was actually 27, her sister Agnes was 16 and her mother was 48.7,8
(Wife) Brick Wall We don’t like it that Matilda's husband, John Joseph Rorke, went missing from his family in 1873 -– or that he’s stayed missing all these years. Someone, somewhere, must know what happened to him… If you know anything that might help us find John, please let us hear from you..5

Family

John Joseph Rorke b. Apr 1852

Citations

  1. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", dated 21 June 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address); page 8 of 23, citing a Roman Catholic record of her baptism on 9 September 1855 at the National Library of Ireland online at Catholic Parish Records at the NLI on microfilm# 05502/2 for Newry, https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000633289#page/76/…. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families."
  2. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 2 of 23, referencing a marriage record found on www.rootsireland.ie which cited newspaper The Galway Express of 10 May 1873.
  3. [S1786] Patrick Hume, "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1", received by LHB on 7 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1."
  4. [S1827] E-mail messages exchanged between Patrick Hume at e-mail address and LHB, on multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "Rorke/O'Rorke Researcher Patrick Hume Email Messages."
  5. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", pages 1 and 2 of 23.
  6. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", pages 12 and 21 of 23, describing the location of Spring Lodge and the area where Thomas Hinds and Edmund Lynch Birmingham lived in County Galway.
  7. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 22 of 23, citing www.ancestry.com.
  8. [S1782] Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923, online at www.ancestry.com, Jane Birmingham, age 24, Matilda Birmingham, age 24, and Agnes Birmingham, age 17, departed from London on the ship Chimborazo and arrived in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia on 21 December 1882. Hereinafter cited as Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923.

Thomas Lynch Birmingham1

Name-SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the BIRMINGHAM surname found, especially in earlier years in our research, was Bermingham.2,3,4

Family

Child1.Edmund Lynch Birmingham+1 b. bt 1815 - 1816, d. 28 Aug 1879

Citations

  1. [S1775] Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage of Edmund Lynch "Bermingham", age 38, son of Thomas Lynch "Bermingham", and Jane Hinds, age 21, daughter of Thomas Hinds, on 08 June 1854 at Newry, County Down, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898.
  2. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", dated 21 June 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address); page 3 of 23, citing www.rootsireland.ie and three different transcriptions of his 1854 marriage; in the Roman Catholic church transcription, his name was Edmond Lynch Bermingham, in the Church of Ireland church transcription, his name was Edward Lynch Bermingham, and in the church transcription of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Newry, his name was Edmund L. Bermingham. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families."
  3. [S1775] Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage of Edmund Lynch Bermingham, age 38, son of Thomas Lynch Bermingham, and Jane Hinds, age 21, daughter of Thomas Hinds, on 08 June 1854 at Newry, County Down, Ireland.
  4. [S1525] Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage of Edmund Lynch "Berningham", age 38, son of Thomas Lynch "Berningham", and Jane Hinds, age 21, daughter of Thomas Hinds, on 08 June 1854 at Newry, County Down, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958.

Thomas Lynch Birmingham1

b. 1855, d. 11 December 1874
Relationships5th great-grandson of John Hinds
Great-grandnephew of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Edmund Lynch Birmingham1 b. bt 1815 - 1816, d. 28 Aug 1879
Mother*Jane Hinds1 b. 1833
Birth*1855Thomas Lynch Birmingham was born about 1855 in Ireland2
Baptism21 May 1857 and was baptized on 21 May 1857 in the Parish Church, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland.3
Death*11 December 1874He died of Typhoid Fever, after having the illness for 20 days, on 11 December 1874 on Nun's Island, County Galway, at age 19.2

Citations

  1. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", dated 21 June 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address); page 6 of 23, citing a Roman Catholic record of his baptism. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families."
  2. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 6 of 23, citing a civil registration record of his certified death on 11 December 1874 at age 19 viewed at the General Register Office in Dublin.
  3. [S1774] Patrick Hume, "Hinds and Lynch Birmingham Families", page 6 of 23, citing a Roman Catholic record of his baptism on 21 May 1857.

Hannah Bisbee

d. 29 April 1762
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*Jonah Bisbee1
Mother*Ruth Briant1
Marriage*7 November 1760She married Jabez Bolton of Halifax, son of Elisha Bolton and Mary ______, on 7 November 1760 in Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were married by the Reverend Mr. Gad Hitchcock. Their names were spelled "Bolten" and "Bisbe" and their intention was noted as "not recorded."2,3
Death*29 April 1762She died on 29 April 1762 in Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family

Jabez Bolton

Citations

  1. [S672] Barbara L. Merrick, "The Original Church Records of Gad Hitchcock, D.D., 1748 to 1803: Deaths", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 136 (January 1982): page 34. Hereinafter cited as "Pembroke Death Records of Rev. Gad Hitchcock - NEHGR."
  2. [S689] Pembroke Town Clerk, Town and vital records 1711-1841, Pembroke, Massachusetts. Microfilm of manuscript housed in Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Includes indexes: page 390; on two microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Pembroke Town and Vital records 1711-1841.
  3. [S688] Published at the charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund, Vital records of Pembroke, Massachusetts, to year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), Marriages, page 240. Hereinafter cited as Vital records of Pembroke, Massachusetts, to year 1850.

Jonah Bisbee1

Marriage*He married Ruth Briant.

Family

Ruth Briant
Child1.Hannah Bisbee1 d. 29 Apr 1762

Citations

  1. [S672] Barbara L. Merrick, "The Original Church Records of Gad Hitchcock, D.D., 1748 to 1803: Deaths", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 136 (January 1982): page 34. Hereinafter cited as "Pembroke Death Records of Rev. Gad Hitchcock - NEHGR."

______ Bisbee1,2

ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Marriage*She married John Thomson, son of Joseph Thomson and Elizabeth Bolton.2,3

Family

John Thomson b. 14 Oct 1737

Citations

  1. [S1129] Charles Hutchinson Thompson, A Genealogy of Descendants of John Thomson of Plymouth, Mass., downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lansing, Michigan: Darius D. Thorpe, Printer and Binder, 1890), Second and Third Generations, pages 29-38; source notes her name was either "Martha" or "Elizabeth". Hereinafter cited as Descendants of John Thomson of Plymouth.
  2. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  3. [S1129] Charles Hutchinson Thompson, Descendants of John Thomson of Plymouth, Second and Third Generations, pages 29-38.

John Bishop1

b. 1722, d. 17 December 1791
Father*Dr. John Bishop1
Mother*Sarah ______1
Birth*1722John Bishop was born in 1722.1
Marriage*7 December 1752He married Abigail Tufts, daughter of Dr. Simon Tufts and Abigail Smith, on 7 December 1752 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Death*17 December 1791He died from complications of gout, rheumatism and dropsy on 17 December 1791 in Medford at age 70.1,3

Family

Abigail Tufts b. 22 Sep 1728, d. 29 Aug 1810

Citations

  1. [S1011] Larkin T. Tufts and Edward C. Booth M.D., "Tufts Genealogy -- Earlier Generations", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 51, pages 299-305 (July 1897). Hereinafter cited as "Tufts Genealogy."
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, page 185. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Deaths, page 339.