Bird, Thomas William (1884-1958)


Thomas was born abt1884 at Killington, Westmorland, to parents Joseph, a farmer, and Sarah Agnes. His mother, Sarah Agnes, widowed at the time of the 1891 census, was a grocer and postmistress.

He married Maude Marie Fairhead (1882-1967) in the summer of 1909 in the Loddon Registration District, Norfolk. Census returns identify two children

  • Sylvia Agnes (1910-1986) – married Charles Alfred Delaney
  • Brian Rigg (1913-1992) – a physician; moved to USA in 1947

The family emigrated to Canada in 1911 where Thomas continued as a minister.

Thomas died in 1958 at leamington, Ontario, Canada.


  • Hartley
  • 1905 Lowestoft
  • 1908 Sudbury
  • 1909 Briston
  • 1912 ceased


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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