There was no father listed on John’s English civil registration birth certificate. John Darrington, 30 May 1850, birth registration no. 241, district of Saint Neots, Huntingdon, England. FamilySearch Wiki Article: Illegitimacy
The Elba, Idaho LDS Ward records listed John’s father as Fred Bird. Elba, Idaho Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Annual Genealogical Report, Form E, 1907-1948, (click to go to the FHL Catalog Record)
Frederick Bird ?
Which Frederick Bird was John’s father?
No Parish Registers for Eynesbury available transcribed online or microfilmed at the FHL No Poor Law records for Huntingdonshire microfilmed at the FHL The Dilemma… The Solution… Census Records
1851 England Census Overview Eynesbury was an agricultural community Charles Darrington was an agricultural laborer Frederick Bird could have been a migrating farm worker
3 Potential Matches in the 1851 Census on Ancestry.com (Click the sound button to learn about each Frederick Bird.)
The likely match… William Woodward household, 1851 England Census, Graffham, Huntingdonshire, page 14, (www.ancestry.com accessed November 8, 2010).
Although there was no direct evidence connecting this Frederick Bird to Ann Darrington, the circumstantial evidence made him a very strong candidate to be John’s biological father. A deeper look into the census records revealed that this Frederick Bird eventually married and had (more) children: Ann Keech Arthur Benjamin Bird George Frederick Bird Edwin Bird Frederick Bird of Graffham…