Lois Sarah Billings

b. 1855, d. 1925
     Lois Sarah Billings was born in 1855 at Maresfield, Sussex, England.1,2
Lois Sarah Billings married Thomas Gladman, son of William Gladman and Emma Marden, on 3 April 1880 at Nutley, Sussex, England.
On 31 March 1901 Lois Sarah Billings and Thomas Gladman lived at Brambletye Mill Cottages, Forest Row, East Grinstead, Sussex, England.3
On 2 April 1911 Lois Sarah Billings and Thomas Gladman lived at Brambletye Mill Cottages, Forest Row, East Grinstead, Sussex, England.1
Lois Sarah Billings died in 1925 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England. "age 69 years."4

Family

Thomas Gladman b. 1856, d. 1932
Marriage*
Lois Sarah Billings married Thomas Gladman, son of William Gladman and Emma Marden, on 3 April 1880 at Nutley, Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN4985 RG78PN219 RD75 SD2 ED7 SN64."
  2. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1855, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 97."
  3. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 905 folio 28 page 1."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1925, East Grinstead, Vol 2b Page 214, age 69 years."

Jeffrey Binder

b. 5 August 1716, d. 1767
FatherThomas Binder b. c 1685
MotherAnne Pack b. 1689
     Jeffrey Binder was born in 1716 at Thurning, Huntingdonshire, England.
Jeffrey Binder was baptized on 5 August 1716 at Thurning, Huntingdonshire, England. He was the son of Thomas Binder and Anne Pack.
Jeffrey Binder married Mary Earnold, daughter of John Earnold and Mary Williamson, on 6 May 1740 at Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, England.
Jeffrey Binder died in 1767 at Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, England.
Jeffrey Binder was buried on 21 June 1767 at Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, England.

Family

Mary Earnold b. 14 Apr 1725
Marriage*
Jeffrey Binder married Mary Earnold, daughter of John Earnold and Mary Williamson, on 6 May 1740 at Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, England
Child

Sarah Binder

b. 3 September 1740, d. 1807
FatherJeffrey Binder b. 5 Aug 1716, d. 1767
MotherMary Earnold b. 14 Apr 1725
     Sarah Binder was born in 1740 at Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, England.
Sarah Binder was baptized on 3 September 1740 at Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, England. She was the daughter of Jeffrey Binder and Mary Earnold.
Sarah Binder married Christopher Middleton, son of William Middleton and Mary Hurlock, on 8 October 1766 at Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, England.
Sarah Binder died in 1807 at Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, England.
Sarah Binder was buried on 24 September 1807 at Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, England.

Family

Christopher Middleton b. 28 Feb 1741, d. 1806
Marriage*
Sarah Binder married Christopher Middleton, son of William Middleton and Mary Hurlock, on 8 October 1766 at Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, England
Children

Thomas Binder

b. circa 1685
     Thomas Binder was born circa 1685 at Brigstock, Northamptonshire, England.
Thomas Binder married Anne Pack on 15 January 1709/10 at Oundle, Northamptonshire, England.

Family

Anne Pack b. 1689
Marriage*
Thomas Binder married Anne Pack on 15 January 1709/10 at Oundle, Northamptonshire, England
Child

Walter George Birch

b. circa 1848
     Walter George Birch was born circa 1848.
Walter George Birch married Louisa Fortescue, daughter of John Fortescue and Anna Maria Tout, on 10 March 1872 at West Ham, London, England.

Family

Louisa Fortescue b. 1852
Marriage*
Walter George Birch married Louisa Fortescue, daughter of John Fortescue and Anna Maria Tout, on 10 March 1872 at West Ham, London, England

William Birch

b. 7 March 1830, d. 12 May 1860
     William Birch was baptized on 7 March 1830 at Lee, Buckinghamshire, England.
William Birch married Susannah Hollibone, daughter of Henry Hollibone and Susanna Wilkins, on 8 April 1858 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England.
William Birch died on 12 May 1860 at Hailsham, Sussex, England, at age 30.

Family

Susannah Hollibone b. 1837, d. 1912
Marriage*
William Birch married Susannah Hollibone, daughter of Henry Hollibone and Susanna Wilkins, on 8 April 1858 at St Mary, Hailsham, Sussex, England
Child

William Hollibone Birch

b. 6 December 1860, d. 4 August 1925
FatherWilliam Birch b. 7 Mar 1830, d. 12 May 1860
MotherSusannah Hollibone b. 1837, d. 1912
Photo courtesy of Peter Simpson 2013:
c1889 William Hollibone Birch and Alice Wilkins opened a butcher shop in Footscray near Melbourne
     William Hollibone Birch was born on 6 December 1860 at Hailsham, Sussex, England. He was the son of William Birch and Susannah Hollibone.
William Hollibone Birch married Alice Wilkins, daughter of James Wilkins and Ellen Wise, on 26 December 1882 at Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia.
William Hollibone Birch witnessed the will of Susannah Hollibone dated 4 October 1910 at Lewes, Sussex, England.
William Hollibone Birch died on 4 August 1925 at Footscray, Victoria, Australia, at age 64.

Family

Alice Wilkins b. 18 Aug 1864, d. 1938
Marriage*
William Hollibone Birch married Alice Wilkins, daughter of James Wilkins and Ellen Wise, on 26 December 1882 at Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia

James Bird

     James Bird married Mary Irwin on 6 July 1799 at Nichol Forest, Cumberland, England.1

Family

Mary Irwin
Marriage*
James Bird married Mary Irwin on 6 July 1799 at Nichol Forest, Cumberland, England.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 90650."

James Bird

b. circa 1846
     James Bird was born circa 1846 at Stapleton, Cumberland, England.1
James Bird married Jane Little, daughter of James Little and Jane Bird, on 27 October 1870 at Kirklinton, Cumberland, England.2
On 2 April 1871 James Bird and Jane Little lived at Whinnybrow, Stapleton, Cumberland, England.1
James Bird was a farmer of 47 acres on 2 April 1871.

Family

Jane Little b. c 1844
Marriage*
James Bird married Jane Little, daughter of James Little and Jane Bird, on 27 October 1870 at Kirklinton, Cumberland, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 5212 folio 9 page 11."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1472355, Reference ID: p105 C-209."

Jane Bird

b. 3 May 1807
FatherJames Bird
MotherMary Irwin
     Jane Bird was baptized on 3 May 1807 at Hayton, Cumberland, England.1,2 She was the daughter of James Bird and Mary Irwin.
In the 1881 census, Jane gives her place of birth as Irthington, Cumberland (but has been Hayton in all others).3
Jane Bird married James Little, son of William Little and Hannah Watson, on 19 July 1838 at Kirklinton, Cumberland, England, both single, parents given as William Little and James Bird.4
On 30 March 1851 Jane Bird and James Little lived at Dubwath, Hethersgill, Cumberland, England.5
On 7 April 1861 Jane Bird and James Little lived at Dubwath, Hethersgill, Cumberland, England, It is close to Kirklinton where James and Jane were married.2
On 2 April 1871 Jane Bird lived at Dulwath, Hethersgill, Cumberland, England.6
Jane Bird was is a widow, farmer of 86 acres on 2 April 1871.6
On 3 April 1881 Jane Bird lived at Dulwath, Hethersgill, Cumberland, England, It is the first property after Prior Rigg, possiblythe one known today as Low Dulwath.3
Jane Bird was is a widow, farmer of 86 acres on 3 April 1881.3
Jane Bird was buried on 28 August 1888 at Kirklinton, Cumberland, England, age 81 years.7

Family 1

Child

Family 2

James Little b. 3 Apr 1796
Marriage*
Jane Bird married James Little, son of William Little and Hannah Watson, on 19 July 1838 at Kirklinton, Cumberland, England, both single, parents given as William Little and James Bird.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 90626."
  2. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 3912 folio 33 page 6."
  3. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 5152 folio 107 page 17."
  4. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 90638."
  5. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 2428 folio 349 page 21."
  6. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 5214 folio 28 page 7."
  7. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1472355, Reference ID: P35 C278."

Thomas Charles Bird

b. 5 March 1833
MotherJane Bird b. 3 May 1807
     Thomas Charles Bird was baptized on 5 March 1833 at Irthington, Cumberland, England.1,2 He was the son of Jane Bird.

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 90632, Reference ID: v 18-2 p 66."
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 2428 folio 349 page 21."

Thomas Birmingham

     Thomas Birmingham married Ellen Hook, daughter of Richard Hook and Alice Ashdown, on 21 September 1861 at United States.

Family

Ellen Hook b. 19 Jan 1842, d. 20 Jan 1919
Marriage*
Thomas Birmingham married Ellen Hook, daughter of Richard Hook and Alice Ashdown, on 21 September 1861 at United States

Clive Irwin Birtles

b. 1894, d. 1973
FatherDavid Edwin Birtles b. 1851, d. 14 Apr 1926
MotherSarah Jane Bartlett b. 14 Mar 1859, d. 10 Jul 1945
     Clive Irwin Birtles was born in 1894 at Victoria, Australia. He was the son of David Edwin Birtles and Sarah Jane Bartlett.
Clive Irwin Birtles married Olive Selina McGann in 1919 at Australia.
Clive Irwin Birtles died in 1973 at Australia.

Family

Olive Selina McGann
Marriage*
Clive Irwin Birtles married Olive Selina McGann in 1919 at Australia
Child

David Edwin Birtles

b. 1851, d. 14 April 1926
David Birtles with wife Sarah Bartlett c1910 and daughter Iris Valinda (born 1907).
     David Edwin Birtles was born in 1851 at Cheshire, England.
David Edwin Birtles married Sarah Jane Bartlett, daughter of Josiah Bartlett and Jane McManus, on 23 March 1876 at Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, date needs to be checked (1880?)
David Edwin Birtles died on 14 April 1926 at Canterbury, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Family

Sarah Jane Bartlett b. 14 Mar 1859, d. 10 Jul 1945
Marriage*
David Edwin Birtles married Sarah Jane Bartlett, daughter of Josiah Bartlett and Jane McManus, on 23 March 1876 at Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, date needs to be checked (1880?) 
Children

Edith Jane Birtles

b. 1879, d. 1971
FatherDavid Edwin Birtles b. 1851, d. 14 Apr 1926
MotherSarah Jane Bartlett b. 14 Mar 1859, d. 10 Jul 1945
     Edith Jane Birtles was born in 1879 at Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter of David Edwin Birtles and Sarah Jane Bartlett.
Edith Jane Birtles married Harold Everitt in 1907 at Victoria, Australia.
Edith Jane Birtles died in 1971 at Australia.

Family

Harold Everitt
Marriage*
Edith Jane Birtles married Harold Everitt in 1907 at Victoria, Australia

Elsie A Birtles

b. 1886, d. 1968
FatherDavid Edwin Birtles b. 1851, d. 14 Apr 1926
MotherSarah Jane Bartlett b. 14 Mar 1859, d. 10 Jul 1945
     Elsie A Birtles was born in 1886 at Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter of David Edwin Birtles and Sarah Jane Bartlett.
Elsie A Birtles married Frederick Townsend in 1915 at Australia.
Elsie A Birtles married (?) Watson circa 1930 at Australia.
Elsie A Birtles died in 1968 at Australia.

Family 1

Frederick Townsend
Marriage*
Elsie A Birtles married Frederick Townsend in 1915 at Australia

Family 2

(?) Watson
Marriage*
Elsie A Birtles married (?) Watson circa 1930 at Australia

Florence A Birtles

b. 1884, d. 1970
FatherDavid Edwin Birtles b. 1851, d. 14 Apr 1926
MotherSarah Jane Bartlett b. 14 Mar 1859, d. 10 Jul 1945
     Florence A Birtles was born in 1884 at Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter of David Edwin Birtles and Sarah Jane Bartlett.
Florence A Birtles married William D Peacock in 1915 at Australia.
Florence A Birtles died in 1970 at Australia.

Family

William D Peacock
Marriage*
Florence A Birtles married William D Peacock in 1915 at Australia

Frances Edwin Birtles

b. 7 November 1881, d. 1 July 1941
FatherDavid Edwin Birtles b. 1851, d. 14 Apr 1926
MotherSarah Jane Bartlett b. 14 Mar 1859, d. 10 Jul 1945
Francis Edwin Birtles
     Frances Edwin Birtles was born on 7 November 1881 at Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. He was the son of David Edwin Birtles and Sarah Jane Bartlett.
Frances Edwin Birtles married Frances C Knight in 1920 at Australia.
Frances Edwin Birtles married Nea McCutcheon in 1935 at Australia.
BIRTLES, FRANCIS EDWIN (1881-1941), overlander, was born on 7 November 1881 at Fitzroy, Victoria, son of David Birtles, a bootmaker from Macclesfield, England, and his wife Sarah Jane, née Bartlett. He was educated at South Wandin State School, and at 15 joined the merchant navy as an apprentice. In 1899 he jumped ship at Cape Town, South Africa, and tried to enlist with Australian militia, but was attached to the Field Intelligence Department as part of a troop of irregular mounted infantry until May 1902. He returned briefly to Australia, then joined the constabulary in the Transvaal as a mounted police officer. His experiences there equipped him with bushcraft skills in a semi-arid environment and he undertook several cycling and photographic excursions; his police service ended when he contracted blackwater fever.
Birtles disembarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, and on 26 December 1905 left to cycle to Melbourne, an achievement which attracted widespread attention. After brief employment as a lithographic artist, in 1907-08 he cycled to Sydney and then, via Brisbane, Normanton, Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide back to Sydney, where he was thereafter based. In 1909 he published the story of his feat, Lonely Lands, which he illustrated with his own photographs. That year he set a new cycling record for the Fremantle to Sydney continental crossing, then in 1910-11 rode around Australia. In 1911 he was accompanied from Sydney to Darwin by R. Primmer, cameraman for the Gaumont Co.: Across Australia was released next year. Birtles had continued on to Broome and Perth, then lowered his record by riding from Fremantle to Sydney in thirty-one days. By 1912 he had cycled around Australia twice and had crossed the continent seven times.
Birtles next turned to the motor car and in 1912 completed the first west-to-east crossing of the continent with Syd Ferguson and a terrier, Rex, in a single-cylinder Brush car. In 1914 with Frank Hurley as cameraman he made Into Australia's Unknown (1915); next year he retraced their route and was responsible for the film Across Australia in the Track of Burke and Wills; in 1919 he made Through Australian Wilds, following by car the track of Sir Ross Smith. On his many other trips, with companions such as his brother Clive, he shot much film footage.
On 27 November 1920 at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, he married Frances Knight; they soon separated and she divorced him in 1922. In 1921 he and his companion Roy Fry had been extensively injured when his car caught fire near Elsey station while he was employed by the Prime Minister's Department on a survey mission for the proposed north-south railway to Alice Springs; he later finished the survey by air. In 1926 he set motoring records from Melbourne to Darwin and Darwin to Sydney (seven days) in a Bean car named 'The Sundowner'. By mid-1927 he had completed more than seventy transcontinental crossings. Impecunious, he depended on manufacturers to sponsor his expeditions and wrote about many of his journeys for newspapers and periodicals.
In July 1928 Birtles became the first person to drive from London to Melbourne, a nine-month part-solo journey completed in 'The Sundowner' which he donated in 1929 to a proposed national museum in Canberra. With M. H. Ellis he undertook an unsuccessful search for L. H. B. Lasseter. In the Depression he spent several years gold-prospecting in arid areas and discovered a payable gold-mine in 1934. On 11 February 1935 at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, he married Nea McCutcheon. That year he published Battle Fronts of Outback (Sydney).
Survived by his second wife, Birtles died at Croydon of coronary vascular disease on 1 July 1941 and was buried in the Anglican section of Waverley cemetery.
Select Bibliography
M. H. Ellis, The Long Lead (Lond, 1927); T. R. Nicholson, The Trailblazers (Lond, 1958), and Five Roads to Danger (Lond, 1960); I. Bertrand, ‘Francis Birtles — cyclist, explorer, Kodaker’, Cinema Papers, Jan 1974; private information. More on the resources

This is written by Terry G. Birtles; 'Birtles, Francis Edwin (1881 - 1941)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 7, Melbourne University Press, 1979, pp 297-298
http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070303b.htm.
Frances Edwin Birtles died on 1 July 1941 at Croydon, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, at age 59. Died of coronary vascular disease.

Family 1

Frances C Knight b. 1897, d. 1966
Marriage*
Frances Edwin Birtles married Frances C Knight in 1920 at Australia

Family 2

Nea McCutcheon b. 1895
Marriage*
Frances Edwin Birtles married Nea McCutcheon in 1935 at Australia

Francis H Birtles

b. 1877, d. 1881
FatherDavid Edwin Birtles b. 1851, d. 14 Apr 1926
MotherSarah Jane Bartlett b. 14 Mar 1859, d. 10 Jul 1945
     Francis H Birtles was born in 1877 at Victoria, Australia. He was the son of David Edwin Birtles and Sarah Jane Bartlett.
Francis H Birtles died in 1881 at Victoria, Australia.

Ida Victoria Birtles

b. 1890, d. 1929
FatherDavid Edwin Birtles b. 1851, d. 14 Apr 1926
MotherSarah Jane Bartlett b. 14 Mar 1859, d. 10 Jul 1945
     Ida Victoria Birtles was born in 1890 at Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter of David Edwin Birtles and Sarah Jane Bartlett.
Ida Victoria Birtles married John Orton in 1911 at Victoria, Australia.
Ida Victoria Birtles died in 1929 at Australia.

Family

John Orton
Marriage*
Ida Victoria Birtles married John Orton in 1911 at Victoria, Australia