| 1883 - 1939|
||6 May 1883
||Fairlight, Cadington Road, Surbiton 
||Living at Chestham House with Eliza 
||56 Brunswick Place 
||Poultry farmer 
||42 Golders Green Crescent, Golders Green 
||6 Willifield Way, Golders Green, Hendon 
||Hotel Proprietor 
||4 Feb 1939
||Washington Hotel, St Pauls Road, Portsmouth South 
|Cause: Carsonova of liver & primary growth on stomach |
||15 Mar 1939
||£2, 803 9s 10d administration to Marjorie Bird & Anthony Bird
||Informant : G.C.O'Connor (present at death) - 48 Henley Road, Southsea  |
||The Bird Tree
||10 May 2013 |
||Henry Ross Bird, b. 18 Jan 1854, Chessington, Surrey , d. 27 Mar 1926, Kenmore, 36 Upper Avenue, Eastbourne |
||Louisa Maria Pim Wareham, b. 25 Jun 1858, 12 Macelsfield Street, St Anne Soho, Westminster , d. 30 Jun 1931, Kenmore, 36 Upper Avenue, Eastbourne |
||9 Oct 1879
||St Paul's Church, Hook, Surrey
||Marjorie Benson, b. 14 Apr 1884, St George's Terrace, Kensington, Middlesex , d. 9 Oct 1961, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle |
||27 Jun 1911
||St Patrick's Church, Hove, Sussex 
| ||1. Derek Gordon Ross Bird, b. 12 Jun 1913, Horton Hall, Beeding, Steyning West , d. 14 Jan 1989, Royal Star & Garter Home, Kingston, Surrey |
| ||2. Anthony Cole Bird, b. 26 Apr 1917, 42 Golders Green Crescent, Golders Green, Hendon , d. 28 Oct 1974, Basingstoke, Hampshire |
| ||3. Living|
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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)|
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 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’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 ?|
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, my grandfather, was born on 6th May 1883 at 'Fairlight', Cadogan Road, Kingston, Surrey. He liked to be referred to as “The Major”.