William Hobart Bird (c1851-1934) of Hobart Bird and Co
c1851 Born in Daventry the son John Bird and his wife Mary
1871 Living at the Workhouse, Coventry: John Bird (age 57 born Daventry), Master of Workhouse. With his wife Mary (age 59 born Rickmansworth) and their son William Hobart Bird (age 18 born Daventry), an Ironmonger's Apprentice. 
1881 Living at 40 Smithford Road, Coventry: John Bird (age 68 born Daventry), a Collector. With his wife Mary (age 70 born Rickmansworth) and their son William H. Bird (age 28 born Daventry), an Ironmonger. One visitor and a servant. 
1887 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership which has for some time past been carried on by us the undersigned, William Hobart Bird and William Henry Icke, under the style or firm of Bird and Icke, at the city of Coventry, in the trade or business of Ironmongers and General Hardware and Electro-Plate Dealers, was this day dissolved by mutual consent...'
1891 Living at 30 Compton Road, Wolverhampton: William H. Bird (age 38 born Daventry), a Cycle Manufacturer and Employer. With his wife Lawra E (age 32 born Coventry) and their daughter Gladys H. (age 5 born Coventry). Two servants. 
1911 Living at Stoneleigh Terrace, Greens Road, Coventry. William Hobart Bird (age 59 born Daventry), Engineer, Cycle Manufacturer and Employer. With his wife (married three years) Ethel Annie (age 38 born Moseley). Two servants. 
1934 Q1. Died at Cheltenham age 82