- Anita McConnell
Bird, John (1709–1776), maker of scientific instruments, was born in December 1709 in Bishop Auckland, co. Durham, and baptized at St Andrew's Church there on the 27th, the son of John Bird (b. 1687) and his wife, Dorothy, née Nelson. She died at or soon after his birth and was buried in the same church on the day of his baptism. A commonly cited account of ...