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  • 1. Who was John Darrington’s father?
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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)
  • 4. Frederick Bird
    ?
  • 5. Which Frederick Bird was John’s father?
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 1851 England Census Overview
    Eynesbury was an agricultural community
    Charles Darrington was an agricultural laborer
    Frederick Bird could have been a migrating farm worker
  • 8. 3 Potential Matches in the 1851 Census on Ancestry.com
    (Click the sound button to learn about each Frederick Bird.)
  • 9. The likely match…
    William Woodward household, 1851 England Census, Graffham, Huntingdonshire, page 14, (www.ancestry.com accessed November 8, 2010).
  • 10. 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…