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Fri May 06, 2016 2:49 pm
I know that this is a long shot, but you never know. John BIRD married ann HEAD on 14 Nov 1802 at All Saints, Edmonton, Middlesex.
According to the baptisms of two of their children, William (b 1812) and Mary Ann (b 1814), John Bird was a soldier. That is all I know. I have no information as to rank (though almost certainly not an officer) or regiment.
He was certainly dead by 1824, as his wife Ann remarried in that year to one John Roberts. Indeed, he was probably dead by 1818, as in that year another child was baptised under the surname of Roberts, suggesting that the couple were already living together though they had yet to marry.
Any help on tracking down anything on John Bird would be helpful.