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Families featured - Own pages for Bindon, and Birchall,
Alfred John Bird, Frederick Bird, Joseph Bird, Samuel Bird,
Thomas Birkett, William Birt, James Bissland,



Alfred John Bird

Alfred John Bird wed 1856 #1135 to Ellen Haw and lived at California Gully, at Eaglehawk then at Nerring
10 Children 1. Sarah Elizabeth Bird 1858 - 1858 #5116 lived 6 weeks
2. William Bird 1859 #22135 - 1860 #3950 lived 15 weeks
3. Alice Bird 1861 #4791 - 1879 #7610 aged 18
4. Elizabeth Pound Bird 1863 #10526 - 1881 #4213 lived 18 years
5. Walter Bird 1865 #4214 - 1865 #3864 lived 5 weeks
6. Alfred Blackston Bird 1866 #21091 - 1868 #989 lived 15 months
7. Arthur George Bird 1868 #23064
8. Frank Bird 1870 #22802 - 1875 #6555 lived 4 years
9. Agnes Loriel Bird 1874 #15422
3. Alice Ellen Bird 1861 #4791 - 1879 #7610 aged 18, wed 1879 #931 to William Oates. William Oates wed 1888 #6551 to Emily Godden
1 Child 1. Frank Oates 1879 #15651 - 1879 #10349 lived 3 months
7. Arthur George Bird 1868 #23064 wed 1894 #4647 to Mary Helen Pryce 1871 #11925 and lived at Eaglehawk
2 children 1. Mary Helen Wlina Bird 1895 #20272
2. Chas Reynolds Bird 1901 #18689


Frederick Bird

Frederick Augustus Bird 1845 - 1908 #8558 aged 63, son of Rebecca Pangbourne and Thomas Bird died at Benalla, and Sarah Ann Christmas 1842 - 1880 #7417 aged 38, daughter of Fanny Rogers and Thomas Christmas died at Benalla, came c1871
Frederick Augustus Bird wed 1887 #7194 to Ann Vallender 1865 #15402
6 Children
of Sarah
1. Frederick James Bird 1872 #11514
2. Augusta Christmas Bird 1874 #15740
3. Percy Thomas Bird 1876 #19909
4. Walter Langbourne Bird 1878 #12449
5. Violet Nellie Bird 1880 #13504
6. Herbert Cyril Bird 1882 #20972
Child of Ann 7. Alice Bird 1888 #17790


Joseph Bird

Joseph Bird born in Cumberland, aged 31 came Mar 1866 on the Aurifera and wed 1869 #398 to Janet Fleming. They lived at Kyneton, then Tylden
8 Children 1. Samuel Alexander Bird 1869 #9419 lived 6 years
2. Ruth Bird 1871 #12848
3. William Bird 1873 #13303
4. Joseph Bird 1875 #20014
5. John Bird 1879 #5972
6. Janet Bird 1881 #20136
7. Alexander Bird 1883 #27058
8. Jane Bird 1886 #14477
4. Joseph Bird 1875 #20014 wed 1899 #6557 to Annie Florence Jane Beeson 1878 #15521 and lived at Pine Grove,4 Children


Samuel Bird

Samuel Thompson Bird and Emma Brown came c1851 and had two children born in Adelaide before they decided to travel to Victoria, then were at Fenton's Creek in 1883
12 children 1. Eliza Matilda Bird 1852-03-08 at Noarlunga
2. John Thompson Bird 1854-03-08 at Noarlunga
3. William Henry Bird 1856 #13893 lived 3 years
4. Anne Bird 1858 #3826
5. Samuel Charles Bird 1860 #10124
6. Emma Susanna Bird 1862 #20424
7. Amelia Catherine Bird 1864 #22384
8. Thomas James Bird 1866 #15268
9. Twin Alfred Isaac Bird 1868 #20310 lived 14 years
10. Twin Albert George Bird 1868 #20311 lived 40 weeks
11. Arthur Walter Bird 1870 #26973
12. Lilias Rebecca Bird 1873 #13484
1. Eliza Matilda Bird 1852-03-08 at Noarlunga, wed 1871 #2049 to John Owen Goullet from Pembrokeshire, 6 children
2. John Thompson Bird 1854-03-08 at Noarlunga, wed 1877 #67 to Mary Jane Drury lived at Wychetella
9 children 1. Minnie Amelia Bird 1877 #19447
2. Ellen Jane Bird 1879 #13002
3. Lena Elizabeth Bird 1881 #20581
4. Eliza May Bird 1883 #27450
5. Ethel Mary Bird 1886 #7277
6. Henry William Bird 1888 #16784
7. Lillias Emily Bird 1890 #28876
8. Charles John Bird 1893 #8721
9. Clifford Thompson Bird 1896 #32107
4. Anne Bird 1858 #3826 wed 1884 #4672 to John Chalmers and the first 3 children died in their first month
5. Samuel Charles Bird 1860 #10124 wed 1886 #2453 to Catherine Simpson
1st child 1. Charles William Bird 1887 #7981
7. Amelia Catherine Bird 1864 #22384 wed 1886 #2520 to Robert Litchfield Layton and lived at Warragul in 1888, 7 children

George Birkett

George Birkett 1804-1836 aged 31, died in Capetown, son of William Birkett, wed Anna (Hannah) Burrow 1808 - 1856,"2412 aged 48, born in Cumberland dau of Hannah and John Burrows, died in Victoria Australia Anna then wed to John Shaw had another daughter Susan and immigrated to Australia 1853.
4 Children 1. George Birkett 1831 - 1832
2. William Birkett 1833 - 1875
3. George Birkett 22 Jul 1834 - 15 Jul 1875,
4. Susan Shaw c1840 at Capetown
3. George Birkett 23 Jul 1835 - 15 Jul 1875 #10201 aged 39, born at Capetown, wed 1858 #2467 to Jane Charlotte Walker c1842 - 12 Sep 1921 #9550 aged 78, lived at Dunolly
8 Children 1. Jane Charlotte Birkett 1861 #16421 - 1932 #5322 aged 70
2. Ellen Birkett 1863 #20172
3. William Birkett 1865 #21758
4. George Birkett 1868 #8854 - 1943 #19685 aged 75
5. Esther Birkett 1870 #2134 - 1931 #16964 aged 61, wed Rose
6. Ada Martha Birkett 1872 #15738 - 1960 #9488 aged 87, wed Cairns
7. Adaline Alice Birkett 1875 #8534
3. Wm Birkett 1865 #21758 wed 1900,"1155 to Ann Banks 1876 #15628 - 1960 #33195 aged 84, dau of Mary Ann Parkinson and John Banks born in Dunolly and died at Wonthaggi
2 Children 1. Eileen Birkett 1901 - 1983 #08706 aged 81, wed Hamilton
2. Nell Birkett 1913 - 1979 #15198 aged 66, wed Stock
4. Geo Birkett 1868 #8854 - 1943 #19685 aged 75, wed 1891 #3523 to Susan Elizth Richardson 1867 #7280 - 1950 #18465 aged 83, dau of Matilda King and John Hy Richardson, died at Dunolly
5 Children 1. Matilda Jane Birkett 1892 #3385 - 1931 #7483 aged 39, wed Richardson
2. Wm Hy Birkett 1894 #28691 - 1972 #9684 aged 77
3. Esme Birkett 1900 #6248
4. Geo Llewellyn Birkett 1901 #18601 - 1982 #12901 aged 80
5. Harry Birkett 1907 - 1983 #25031 aged 76
5. Esther Birkett 1870 #2134 - 1931 #16964 aged 61, wed 1898 #2321 to Colin Rose 1931 #16964 aged 61, son of Sarah Sheppard 1928 aged 81 dau of Sarah Holley and Wm Sheppard, and Aeneas Charles Rose Colin and Esther both died at Wonthaggi
2 Children 1. Esther Marjorie Rose 1899 #9975 - 1979 #21638 aged 81 wed Tinkler
2. Joyce Vera Rose 1903 - 1946 #21328 aged 43, wed Hosking
6. Ada Martha Birkett 1872 #15738 - 1960 #9488 aged 87, wed 1899 #6654R to Andrew Cairns 1870 #8355 - 1944 #20389 aged 74, son of Agnes Steel and Robert Cairns from Goldboro, died at Dunolly
2 Children 1. Cecile Cameron Cairns 1900 #18432
2. Andrew Alan Cairns 1903 - 1983 #19908 aged 80

Thomas Birkett

Thomas Lonsdale Birkett, was born January 26, 1842 in Kendale, Westmoreland, England, and died April 17, 1902 in Carngham, son of Hannah Lonsdale and Joseph Birkett.
Thomas Lonsdale Birkett wed c1879 to Annetta De Graaff 1857 - 1923 #8553
8 Children 1. Hannah Eliza Birkett 1880 #14278 - 1950 #20021 aged 70, wed 1902 #4132 to John Chalmers
2. Thos Jos Lonsdale Birkett 1881 - 1955 #22326 aged 74
3. Sarah Evangeline Birkett 1883 #15099
4. Jacob Henry Birkett 1884 #23203 - 1962 #5720 aged 77
5. Eliza Mary Ann Birkett 1886 #24768 - 1890 #1079 lived 3 years
6. Emma Jane Birkett 1888 #27836
7. Harry Mclean Birkett 1891 #10697 - 1947 #18764 aged 56
8. Geo Lonsdale Birkett 1896 #26604 - 1969 #4765 aged 72

2. Thomas Jos Lonsdale Birkett 1881 - 1955 #22326 aged 74 wed 1907 #6489 to Martha Williams 1881 - 1962 #16171 aged 81,
6 Children 1. Thomas Joseph Lonsdale Birkett 1907 #6489
2. Emma Joyce Birkett 1908 #25693
3. Jno Ernt Birkett 1911 #18392
4. Thos Clifford Birkett 1913 #20188
5. Edna Mary Birkett 1916 #2030
6. Harry James Birkett 1919 #16249 - 1959 #20171 aged 39
3. Sarah Evangeline Birkett 1883 #15099 - 1958 #26286 aged 72, wed 1911 #3842 to Redmond John Curley 1887 - 1937 #12421 aged 50, son of Ann Frances Obrien and Patrick, died at Carngham, 4 Children
4. Jacob Henry Birkett 1884 #23203 - 1962 #5720 wed 1906 #5978 to Mary Eleanor Currie 1888 - 1942 #29016 aged 54, daughter of Mary Ann Gillies and William Currie, died at Ballarat
4 children 1. Jennet Eleanor Birkett 1908 #6874
2. Ivy Evangeline Birkett 1911 #6847
3. Elsie Marie Birkett 1913 #26120
4. Wm Hy Thos Birkett 1916 #7252
6. Emma Jane Birkett 1888 #27836 wed 1908 #9602 to William Knight born 1880 in Canico, and lived at Smythesdale.
He could be Henry William Knight born 1880 #4356 at Prahan to Janet McColl and Henry Knight, only one named William and born 1880
2 Children 1. Fredk Wm Thos Knight 1909 #14459
2. Doris Elizth Knight 1910 #30654
7. Harry Mclean Birkett 1891 #10697 - 1947 #18764 aged 56, wed 1912 #8393 to Margt Walton Innes 1889 - 1970 #4878 aged 81, last 3 children names omitted
9 Children 1. May Baskett Innes Birkett 1911 #6174 lived 2 days
2. Harry Birkett 1912 #17344
3. Thos Lonsdale Gordon Birkett 1914 #27989 - 1982 #10896 aged 68
4. Edna May Birkett 1915 #27168
5. Margt Hazel Jane Birkett 31 Dec 1917 (1918 #305)
6. Jno Innes Birkett 16 Mar 1920 #403
8. George/Gordon Lonsdale Birkett 1896 #26604 - 1969 #4765 aged 72 wed c1924 to Elsie Annie Emily Round 1899 - 1965 #13593 aged 66,
Daughter 1. Annetta Christina Lonsdale Birkett died 1928 #8350 aged 3 years

William Birt

William Birt wed 1858 #791 to Maria Frances Godsall and lived in Geelong, Moorabool
Maria Godsall aged 18 came Apr 1857 on the David Mcivor

From on Monday, 22 November, 2010

Hello there! I am the grand daughter of Jennie & Robert Birt, daughter of Joyce Isabel Birt and George Gould Bell. Charles Lamprell
5. Ann Jane (Jennie) Lamprell 1873 #25888 - 1948 wed 1907 to Robert Birt 1870 #4154 - 1933 son of Maris Frances Godsell and William Birt
I have been trying to come up with information on Maris Frances Godsell. Is that spelling correct? Could Maris be Maria or Marie? Also, the last name could it be Goodsell, Goodsall? And, are there any siblings for Robert? Could you point me in the right direction for me to search for this information...Iím new at taking an interest in what my brother has been doing for over thirty years.
I have found William being born in Swansea, Wales, 1836 and dying in Morrison , Victoria , 1879. He was on board the ď British Empire Ē in 1849, at the age of 13; but I canít come up with anything for Maris. Robert was born in Morrison , Victoria . I did come across something about Maris dying in St. Kilda in the early 1920ís; but I canít find where I saw it. I did check the cemetery in St. Kilda. My grandparents and my sister are there; but not Robertís mother.
I would like to thank you for all your hard work. I never could figure out where everyone fit while growing up; but seeing the Henry Edward Hartley children I can now remember Tom Hartley (9th child) from Creswick coming to visit my mum now and again. And, Lillian Hartley (4th child) being married to John Fetherston, I remember a second cousin of my mumís, Jeff Fetherston, living around the same area as the Lamprell sisters, my great aunts, Ruth Alderman, (10th child) and Maude Witt (13th child).
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Sincerely, Margaret Ann Mugridge, nee Bell
Oscoda, Michigan USA


Maria Frances Godsell and William Birt
8 Children 1. William Henry Birt 1858 - 1865 #9555 lived 7 years
2. Ann Rosina Birt 1862 #24247
3. Isabella Frances Birt 1864 #23778 - 1866 #2614 lived 1 year
4. Walter Birt 1868 #11057
5. Robert Birt 1870 #4154
6. Laura Emily Birt 1874 #4218
7. William Henry Birt 1877 #10381
8. George Birt 1879 #24646
5. Robert Birt 1870 #4154 - 1933 wed 1907 to Ann Jane (Jennie) Lamprell 1873 #25888 - 1948
6. Laura Emily Birt 1874 #4218 wed 1896 to Richard Watters

James Bissland

James Bissland 1826 - 1906 #5254 aged 80, son of Christina McLaren and John Bissland, and Catherine Drummond 1827 - 1875 #13216 aged 48, daughter of Ann Bain and James Drummond of Perthshire, came 1855 from Dunedin New Zealand and lived at St Arnaud
James Bissland from Dunedin New Zealand wed 1889 #5887 to Emma Amelia Dorman 1869 #23042 and lived at St Arnaud
7 Children
of Cath
1. Christina Bissland 1852 - 1932 #12095 aged 80
2. Mary Elizabeth Bissland born in Dunedin
3. Wilhelmina Bissland 1855 - 1862 #1344 aged 7, born at Sea
4. John Bissland 1857 #1315
5. James Drummond Bissland 1859 #506
6. George Christie Bissland 1861 #5813 - 1937 #8892 aged 76
7. Anna Bissland 1862 - 1918 #10364 aged 66 died at Ouyen
4 children
of Emma
8. Wm Richd Bissland 17 Mar 1890 #17600
9. Leslie James Bissland 16 Mar 1894 #15760
10. Ethel Elizabeth Bissland 1899 #22255 lived 2 years
11. Charles Henry Arnold Bissland 1905 #13811 - The Argus, 8 Nov 1916 reported "News has been received at StArnaud that Sergeant J. Bissland, a native of that place, has been killed in action. He was 22 years of age."
2. Mary Elizabeth Bissland born in Dunedin wed 1887 #1141 to Peter Wilson and lived at Richmond
3 children 1. Alice Baxter Wilson 1888 #5551
2. Harold Wm Geo Wilson 1890 #16592
3. Leonard Thos Wilson 1892 #16945
4. John Bissland 1857 #1315 wed 1882 #1268 to Fanny Bentley born in NSW
2 children 1. Henry Bissland 1882 #18992 lived 5 months
2. Ann Bissland 1883 #19606
2. Ann Bissland 1883 #19606 wed 1902 #5728 to Wm Brereton (Burton) Wilson and lived at Essendon
4 children 1. Jno Burton Wilson 1902 #18112
2. Jas Chas Harold Wilson 1904 #17826
3. Robt Frank Wilson 1906 #26470
4. Cath Maud Wilson 1913 #12044
5. James Drummond Bissland 1859 #506 wed 1885 #1831 to Johanna Robinson 1861 - 1924 #435 aged 63, only known surviving child of Johanna Sheehan and Richard Robinson, and lived at St Arnaud, no children found
6. George Christie Bissland 1861 #5813 - 1937 #8892 aged 76, wed 1881 #3065 to Maria Jane Lebusque 1861 - 1946 #6475 aged 85, daughter of Ann McKinley and Thomas LeBusque, and lived in Melbourne
9 children 1. George Christie Bissland 1881 #3065
2. James Drummond Bissland 1882 #2501 - 1943 #17623 aged 61
3. Christina Bissland 1884 #11016 lived 8 months
4. George Alexander Bissland 1885 #27210
5. George Alexander Bissland 1888 #6814
6. Margt Ann Bissland 1889 #14342 - 1958 #13120 aged 69
7. William Bissland 1893 #22131 - 1967 #9656 aged 73
8. Twin Thomas Roy Bissland 1897 #27868 - 1945 #9710 aged 47
9. Twin Cath Muriel Bissland 1897 #27869 - 1969 #3039 aged 71
2. James Drummond Bissland 1882 #2501 - 1943 #17623 aged 61, wed 1910 #4070 to Ada Allan 1885 - 1954 #1551 aged 69, and lived at Melbourne
8. Twin Thomas Roy Bissland 1897 #27868 - 1945 #9710 aged 47, wed 1920 #3317 to Cora Ellery Everett




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