From Chief Secretary’s 1818. Petition of Robert Bird Jr, Bantry, County Cork, to Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquis Wellesley, Lord Lieutenant, Dublin Castle, requesting appointment to post of chief constable of police: emphasises family loyalty and indicates his father John Bird previously held post of chief constable, also states he ‘had been a Volunteer in the Attack made on the White Boys near Macroom’.
The Birds were a long standing Bantry family
John Sandys Bird, Fisher St., Kinsale, from Bantry, listed 1854. Supported Sir George Colthurst 1863 Kinsale election against Fitzgibbon
Dr. Robert George Bird (late RN) MD, 1889, from Bantry brother of William Symms Bird, Beach House, murdered by Timothy Cadogan 1900 also a land agent like brother listed England 1916.
William Symms Bird, 1875, Beach House, Bantry, James Gilhooly MP alleged he was sitting in Skibbereen Quarter Sessions 1887 outside his district. Attending funeral of Mrs Thomas Dillon, Bantry 1892. Land agent popular locally, Timothy Cadogan convicted of his murder over Warner’s store in 1900. Attending Cork Grand Jury 3 times 1898-1894.
William Henry Bird, 1875, Dowadaniel, Innishannon, Resident, £40, listed at 43 New Bridge Hill, Bath, 1916
From Chief Secretary’s papers 1818-1822 digitalised fullysearchble.