Bird, Joseph William (1873 - 1950)
At the age of 10 he - along with his parents and 4 siblings - emigrated to Australia; leaving Plymouth on 15 March 1883 and arriving in Townsville on May 12 that year. The travel was assisted (partly sponsored by the government) and aboard the British India steamship Merkara.
In Australia (probably Townsville) he married Rosealene MACALISTER. Together they had two children :
- Frederick BIRD
- William Arthur BIRD
Joseph passed away on 23 October 1950, and was buried in Ayr Cemetery (as was his father).