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Robert Bird (abt. 1561 - abt. 1622)

Robert Bird
Born about in Towcester, Northamptonshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married about 14 Apr 1584 in Englandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 61 in Towcester, Northamptonshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Aug 2009
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Robert Bird was born in Northamptonshire, England.

This Robert Byrd was not married to Amy Hill. That marriage took place in Hertfordshire when he was only 16 years old.[1]

Birth 1551 - 1560 Towcester,Northamptonshire,England[citation needed]
Marriage 14 APR 1584 Towcester, Northamptonshire, England[citation needed]
Burial 22 JUL 1622' Towcester, Northamptonshire, England
Burialles A' 1622 'Robert Byrde, joyner, one of the feoffies, buryed 22 July [2]
  • BIRD, 'Robert of Toceter joiner , signed on 18th July 1622 probate 1 Oct 1622'
In his will he asks to be buried in the churchyard at Towcester.
He bequeathed:
to his wife, Amye Bird, all the household goods that were in his possession at the time that his daughter Perris was married to George Tight .
to his daughter 'Lord', wife of Thomas Lord of Towcester 40 shillings
The remainder to his daughter, Perris whose seven children were now fatherless. She was appointed as executrix.[3]


daughter Dorithee Byrde married Thomas Lorde in February 1610/11[4]
His son in law, George Tight, also a joiner, died a week before Robert made his death bed will. George was buried on 11 July 1522, [5]


  1. England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973. $
  2. Northamptonshire Records Office, Towcester Parish Register 1561-1714 image 135 viewed on
  3. Mary Taylor, transcription of Will of Robert Bird of Towcester, 1522, Northamptonshire Records office online @ [1]
  4. Northamptonshire Records Office, Towcester Parish Register 1561-1714 image 123 viewed on
  5. Northamptonshire Records Office, Towcester Parish Register 1561-1714 image 135 viewed on

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A Robert Bird married an Amy Hill 12 Oct 1567 in Saint Stephens, Saint Albans, Hertford, England. Amy Hill should not be attached to this profile. Source:
This is by far the best of 3 profiles of the same person. However, since Bird’s will indicated he was survived by only two daughters, it would be more sensible to attribute other Bird children born in this parish to a second Robert Bird who married Amy Hill instead of assigning both marriages and all children to a single Robert Bird. Perhaps the profile manager can make an extract of the parish register and post it on this page, or at least furnish baptismal dates for all of the children attached to this profile.
posted by Charles Clark
Bird-4 and Bird-4644 appear to represent the same person because: both born in towcaster in 1561 both died aug 18 1622
posted on Bird-4644 (merged) by Thom John
Where do all these children come from?

His will mentions 2 children. Perris (Persis) Tight and the wife of Thomas Lord (who can be shown to be Dorothy.) She was baptised at Towcester, ' Dorotee the daughter of Robert Burt"

posted by Helen (Coleman) Ford
The first wife listed (Alice Collect) cannot be his wife. She appears to actually be the first (or second?) wife of his father.
posted by Kenneth Kinman
What is the source for the birthdate and parentage of this individual?
posted by Hunter Winn
Marriage occured before birth, first child born too soon. Please research dates.
posted by Mindy Silva
Can't be father of Olive Bird Creel Crow, as he would have been three years old at her birth
Wow - just to state - overstate the PM's have a rash of Amy's. I would suggest an antibiotic. Mags
posted by Mags Gaulden
Husband of Amy (Marsead) Bird — married October 2, 1567 in Towcester, Northampton, Englandmap

Husband of Amy (Hill) Bird — married October 2, 1577 in Towcester, Northampton, England

posted by [Living Pictet]
Can someone give me the source for Robert's marriage to Amy Hill (Hiller). Unfortunately I have a different marriage date without a source. I have her in as Hiller, so I'd like to confirm and/or correct my data.

Thanks Lynda

posted by Lynda (Jacobs) Cook

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