I am searching for information on my direct ancestor William B Baird. The only info i have is birth 1832 in Chatham, Kent, England. He maried Charlotte A Sutherland born 1825 Spriddlestone, Devon, England.
Great Grandparents were Commander Charles Bradford Baird and Lady Baird from Chatham,Kent England
One of their sons was John Burrows Baird who married Maraea Lee Daughter of Sarah Timu Lee and Jackie John Lee of Stewart Island Sarah Timu came down from Taurangua with him Maraea is spell different ways Mareah Maria and Maraeaso not sure of the correct spelling Sahah timu and John Lee had eight children John 1825 m MaryAnn Bates d 1860 Sarah 1827 d1849 James 1832 m Ann Ldiard d 1853 no issue Thomas 1834 d 1849 Elizabeth 1838 m Thomas Jackson 1 daughter Irene died 27-6-1855 MaryAnn 1840 14-6-1856 m Robert Hart 4 children John Robert Sarah Elizabeth . Maraea 1842 d 1922 Otautau 13 children Mary( Beatrice) Matilda,Emma, Lucretia,Charles,Edith,Frances, Kenneth,Gordon, Ernest,Vincent,Arthur, Ada,
John Burrows Baird died in Otautau 23rd October 1915 son of Commander Charles Bradford and Lady Baird from Chatham, Kent England
One of their sons Kenneth James Baird Married Elizabeth Ann Fraser 1902daughter of Engo and Andrew Fraser The rest of the
family were Ingo Baird no issue Andrew Lee married Phoebe Agnes born 1 January died 2nd Febuary 2005 not sure howmany familyIvy Elizabeth Married Guarn Mc Anergney she was born 11th November - 12th September 2004 had 2 children Norma and Kenneth
There family are James Kenneth Baird Married Jane (Jean) Campbell More James was born 1902 died 1973
Their daughter is Elizabeth Isobel Baird Married Robert Peter Sharp(who died in 1964)re married to George Mason Iggo
Six children Lorraine Valerie Sharp Lynette Carol Sharp (twins) Graham Waveren Sharp Pauline Jean Sharp Colin James Sharp and Margaret Raywn Sharp Lynette Pauline and Colin all deceased.
Lorraine m R.Owen Richardson 4 children Nathan,Shelley, Melanie,Kurt . Nathan m Catheryn Grocott 3 children Brooklyn Judy,Blake Charles, Keanu Nathan Shelley has Murdoch Rangitaria Richardson and Melanie partner Duncan Mundell -4 children Leighton Richardson Mundell,Hadleigh Richardson Mundell Ohara Richardson Mundell Anae Taniko Richardson Mundell. Kurt m Cherie Matheson they have 2 children Jade Ella Margaret , Ethan Flint Richardson
Graham m Stephanie Cooper they had 3 boys McCallum , Kelly , Clayton, McCallum partner Pip, Kelly Partner Deanna Campbell 1 we girl Clayton 1 boy Lane
Pauline m James Dennison 3 children Lacara, Jason, Melessa Lacara & Micheal partner no issue Jason and Christy 2 girls Ruby-Rose, Poppy-Lou
Colin no Issue
Margaret m Paul Radburnd 1 girl 2 boys Rachel. Chrispian, Damian
Rachel had 1 boy Zen Chrispian m Karin twins Caylin and Bayley
Hi Kenneth, I am also descended from John Baird and Maria (Maraea) Lee. In the 1990s I received the birth certificate of John Baird. In the absence of a marriage certificate for this couple, the only certificate available is John's death certificate, which I can tell you are taking as fact. The death certificate was signed by John's son-in-law William Winder, and it is not factual.
John's name was actually John James Baird, son of Charles Bradford Baird, who was a bootmaker, and his wife Ann Burrows.
I know that John used the name Burrows quite often when signing his children's birth registrations. There was a Commander in the family, but that was John's Uncle's wife's fathers. John's grandfather was James Baird, and he was a soldier, born in Scotland, who was living at Fort Pitt, Chatham. I would be quite happy to send you a copy of John's birth certificate if you would like to have it. During the past year I have been putting my research onto Wikitree, and have added a biography.
I am descended from John's daughter Emma.
please get in touch if you would like me to send you a copy of John's birth certificate. Pamela Rose.
I've just spotted this one - I am descended from Charlotte's sister Helen (aka Ellen), and I am intrigued by the fact that you say you have tracked Charlotte's parents and grandparents. I have managed her parents, but am now stumped. If you have anything any further back, I would love to know. (Charlotte's daughter Augusta was witness to Helen's marriage in 1862)