T310 – Elizabeth Bird Diary of Family Events 1775 -1837

1775 23rd Mar brother Henry went to America
  13th Feb sister Dolly married to Wm Symons of Martin Gate Plymouth afterwards Chaddlewood
  5th Dec grandmother Bird died
  8th Dec Dolly a son – William
1780 7th June riots in London – Newgate and other prisons burned down
1781 1st Aug – Wed Dolly a daughter Elizabeth Maria (Mrs Saltare)
1782 11th Feb – Mon I was married at Ridgeway Church to William Hayward Winstone of Albany Court, present, father, Wm Symons and cousin Maria Biggs
  24th Nov – Sun Henrietta Winstone born
1785 3rd Jan brother Henry came
  31st Jan Dolly a daughter Doroty ( Mrs Strode)
  8th Feb Mrs Henry Bird a daughter Maria at Hotwells
  17th Mar brother Henry went to Monmouthshire with his family
1789 16th Sept Henrietta Coinstone died
1793   Bird family moved to the Priory Plymton
1794 13th Sept – Sun Mrs Henry Bird a daughter Fanny
  11th June left Oldbury Court
  1st July slept first time in new house 1 Bedford Street Bath
  29th Sept Sally, George, Samuel and Frances christened by Revd. Williams
1800 4th Apr brother Henry died of dystentry 4 days after leaving Spithead to join expedition to Egypt
  22nd Sept heard of the above event
  18th Oct left Goytre with George and Fanny
  28th Oct William Symonds died
1801 12th Oct grand illumination for peace
  19th Oct Mrs Saltare a son Henry
1803 8th Apr Mrs Samuel Bird died
    Maria Bird married Cpt Witherington
  8th July our family left Bath for Quedgley near Gloucester
1804 1st Aug – Wed Mrs Witherington a daughter Maria (Mrs Towgood)
1805 29th Jan aunt Biggs died (mothers sister Miss Biggs)
  9th Sept my dear mother moved from Stonehouse to Chaddlewood
  8th Oct spoke to me fort he last time. Took to her bed
  10th Oct my dear mother died
  21st Oct Lord Nelson victory and death
1807 1st July left Goytre with Fanny and Louisa Bird
1808 25th Feb Maria Witherington died. Buried in Goytre churchyard
  27th May Left Goytre with Louisa
1809   Betsy Bird died. Buried at Goytre
  1st Dec Harriet died at Hotwells. Buried in the Chapel yard Clifton
1810 30th Sept Sally Birch died. Buried in Plympton church yard
1811 22nd June brought Georgina to Quesdgley
1812 20th Nov my nephew Henry came with wife, children Fanny and nurse
1814 29th Oct my dear sister Dolly a daughter (Mrs Symons) – Mrs Salter a daughter – Henrietta
1815 18th June battle of Waterloo
1816 7th Dec Henry, a son Henry. Mrs Salter twins, one died. Charles Bird married to Miss Ann Crook
1817 13th June Henry put on full pay in the 87th
1818 24th Mar left Bath with Fanny and Louisa for Exmouth
  18th May the dear blessed Louisa breathed her last. Buried in Littleham church yard near Exmouth
  20th Oct my dear husband Wm Hayward Winstone died
  27th Oct funeral at Quedgley
  2nd Nov left Quedgley for lodgings in St James’s Bath
  31st Dec this concludes a year of much sorrow and strange happenings
1819   Salter family left Ridgeway
  18th May Mr Salter died
  31st Dec this year thanks to Almighty God has been far more happy than the last. My dear child (Fanny Bird) in perfect heath and I have a more comfortable home
1820 25th Mar took no. 18 Park Street Bath. Rent £73 10s. Taxes £35 11 5d
  31st Dec this year thanks be to God has passed more free from trouble than any preceeding one in my remembrance. A greatful heart and contented mind are my thankful offerings
1821 28th May dreadful storm of thunder and lightenings so dark that candles were needed for an hour at mid-day
1822 9th Mar uncle Biggs died
  26th May cousin Ann Gwyn died. Mrs Henry Bird a daughter
  12th Sept Dorothy Symons married Mr George Strode of Newnham Park
  31st Dec blessed to be God. This year has passed in health and comfort
  20th Jul went to Glasgow with Fanny
  1st Aug went to Edinburgh
  24th Aug went to Worcester bought a teaset to Royal Strode?
1823 15th Jul rain every day till August 27th 40 days of rain
  2nd Sept left Bath. Met my dearest child Fanny at Gloster, went on to North Wales. Rev Wm Walters died. Mrs Strode a daughter Georgina.
    George Saltare married Miss Fanny Culsac. Henry and George left for Ceylon. Mrs Henry Bird and family left Goytre
1824 4th Feb Fanny Bird married to Rev Walter Marriott. God grant that this may be a happy day. 15 at breakfast
  5th Mar my dear child and Mr Marriott left for Babbicombe
1825 23rd Mar left 18 Park St for number 31
  12th Sept Mrs Strode a daughter Florence
  22nd Oct Walter Marriott went to take duty at Holt
  2nd Dec Fanny drank tea at Wm Wilberforce’s
1826 6th Jan my beloved child went to Holt
  1st Aug Mrs Wm Holt died nee Caroline Marriott
  17th Nov my dear child and little Wm Walters arrived from Goytre
1827 22nd Nov – Thurs my dear child returned to Bath at 4pm after an accident in the carriage on Bradford Hill on the way to Holt. Walter came with her
  12th Apr Mrs Harvey Marriott a daughter ( Caroline)
  30th Apr my dear child came down to breakfast. God be praised for her amendment
  9th May Fanny went to Walcot church to the christening of Mr Harvey Marriotts child
  11th May Walter and Fanny returned to Holt
  25th May Mr Peter Marriott a daughter (Ellen?)
  14th Sept Fanny and Walter came
  10th Oct my beloved child a daughter at 4pm
  7th Nov went to Walcot church to the christening of Louisa Jane
  27th Fanny, Walter and baby went to Holt. Maria Witherington married Mr Towgood of Dartford
1828 19th Feb Ann Hayward married to Mr Harvey. Elizabeth and her brother Frederick sailed for India in May
  3rd Oct Mrs Peter Marriott a daughter (Annie)
  16th Sept Fanny, Walter and baby left Bath for Goytre
  14th Nov All returned from Goytre
  20th Nov Maria Towgood a son (William)
  1st Dec Mrs Harvey Marriott a daughter Sophia
  6th Ann Niblet a daughter (Anne)
  26th George Bird married to a daughter (Charlotte) of Col. Hook at Colombo Ceylon
1829 3rd Aug my dear child and family came to Bath
  5th my nephew Henry Bird died
  24th my dear Fanny a daughter 5.30 am
  22nd May child christened at Walcot church Albina Caroline
  29th all went to Holt
  19th Aug heared of the death of my nephew Henry Bird
  31st Walter and family went to Goytre
1830 22nd Apr Mr Peter Marriott a daughter (Fanny Adelaide)
  8th July Mr Henry Bird’s 4 children with Lucy, Fanny and Louisa came from Holt and dined with me
  29th Dec Mrs Henry Bird married Mr Richard Mais
1831 1st Jan I began the new year in bodily pain but blesses be God in mental comfort hearing this day heard of the welfare of those most dear to me
  5th Apr Mr Basil Marriott married Miss Charlotte Bough. Walter and Fanny went to the wedding
  8th July all left Bath for Goytre
  5th Aug returned from Goytre
  20th Oct – Thurs my beloved child a son early this morning
  29th dreadful riots in Bristol and some in Bath
  20th Nov dear baby christened Walter Henry
  1st Dec the dear family came from Holt
  16th Sept my dear child returned home
1832 16th Aug all the children with whooping cough
  21st Louisa in the measles
  30th Oct Mrs Harvey Marriott a son (Herbert)
  1st July Georgina Dix a daughter (Charlotte Georgina)
1833 23rd Mar my dear child removed from Holt to Trowbridge
  9th Aug my dear child with Louisa and Henry Bird went to Goytre
  28th Sept Mrs Peter Marriott a daughter (Agnes)
1834 16th Feb my dear child a daughter
  31st Mar Mrs Briggs died
  10th my dear Fanny, Louisa and baby came
  26th Lucy Bird married to Rev Thomas Davies (of Trevethin)
  1st Aug Mrs Harry Nisbet and children returned to India
  30th Sept Henry Bird sailed for Ceylon a Lt. In the rifle corps
1835 22nd Apr little Walter was lost in the street of Bath for over an hour
  30th Fanny and family left Bath for Goytre
  6th June all passed through Bath on the way home. Left Louisa with me
  16th my dear Fanny came with little Bess
  9th Sept dear little Walter broke his arm
  24th Nov The arm broken again
  31st Dec blessed be God the year has passed without any material cause of affliction and in no more pain than might be expected from my advanced time of life.
1836 17th May my dear family from Trowbridge dined with me on their way to Clifton
  30th Prior Park in Bristol burnt down
  28th June my dear Fanny andfamily returned from Clifton.
    Nothing particular recorded after this date
1837 18th Apr Elizabeth Hayward Winstone died. Buried in the Winstone vault under Stapleton church where her only daughter Henrietta has been buried


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