John BIRD (15451615)

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John BIRD (1545–1615) & Colleen CROSSART (1550–1621)

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John BIRD (1545–1615) & Colleen CROSSART (1550–1621)

10th great-grandparents of Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012)

 

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LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Volume XII, Issue 4, Winter © 2017-18, ISSN 1941-3521

Updated July 30, 2022

 

John BIRD (1545–1615) & Colleen CROSSART (1550–1621) were the 5th grandparents of  Ironmaster William BIRD (1706-1761) Esquire and the 10th great-grandparents of Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012).

John BIRD (1545-1615) was born in 1545 and died in November 13, 1615 in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. John was buried on November 15, 1615 in the Church of Saint John the Evangelist cemetery, Dublin, Ireland. [i]

John married Colleen CROSSART (1550–1621) on September 3, 1570, in the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Dublin, Ireland. Colleen was born in 1550 and died on January 29, 1621 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. [ii]

The Bird & Crossart families were recorded as long-time members of the Church of Saint John the Evangelist. The church was a former Church of Ireland church located on the west side of Fishamble Street in the center of old Dublin, Ireland.  Some of its parish records survive. 

According to Sir John Gilbert the church was built in 1168 by a native Irishman called Giolla Michell.   The church was then attached to the Church of the Most Holy Trinity (Christ Church), which was run by the Augustinian Order. Fishamble Street, in those times reached only as far as the Music Hall, the rest, where the church was located, was called Bothestret. In the church there was a chapel to St. Mary and one to St. John, which was used by the Guild of Tailors.

An Arland Ussher (died 1557), nephew of the Mayor of Dublin, rebuilt the church. The new church consisted of a chancel, nave and two aisles. There were vaults underneath the church and a belfry contained three bells. 

The church was re-built in 1681. Its walls were only 24 feet high. There were 42 pews, which were shared among several families. The names Bird, Bladen, Hutchinson, Forster, Crumpe, Crossart, Thompson, Grimes, Reeves, Stacey and Shipley, among others, are recorded. [iii]

 

John & Colleen had four known children:

 

i  Andrew BIRD (1572–1642) born 1572 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland died November 6, 1642 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Burried November 7, 1642 in the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Dublin, Ireland[iv] 

ii  Margarette BIRD (1574–?) born in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland and Baptised in the in the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Dublin, Ireland  [iv] 

iii  Mary BIRD (1579–?) born in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland and Baptised in the in the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Dublin, Ireland  [iv] 

iv  Colleen BIRD (1681-?)  born in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland and Baptised in the in the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Dublin, Ireland  [iv] 

 

 Sources:

 

[i]  Ireland, Burial Index, 1600-1927; Author, Ancestry.com; Publisher, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Publisher date, 2012; Publisher location, Provo, UT, USA; Ancestry.com Address http://www.Ancestry.com 

[ii]  Title: Irish Genealogy.ie: Publisher Irish Genealogy.ie: Publisher location internet. 

[iii] Sources: Gilbert, John (1854). A History of the City of Dublin. Oxford: Oxford University Press. George Newenham Wright (1825) An Historical Guide to Ancient and Modern Dublin; 2nd ed. Samuel Carlyle Hughes The Church of S. John the Evangelist, Dublin, Dublin, 1889. Reprinted by Kessinger Publishing, 2009.  

[iv]   Irish Genealogy.ie: Publisher Irish.ie: Publisher location, internet: Web address, Churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/f37f4c0355573…Ireland Select Birth and Baptisms 1620-1911 [database on-line] Provo, UT.: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 2011. Original Data: Ireland Births and Baptisms 1620-1911. Index Salt Lake City Utah: Family Search, FHL Film Number: 824047.

 

 

 

 

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